The Historical Yolanda Ranch home was built in 1870 by George Cobbs, with Stamp and Gilbert as designers and contractors. The home cost $10,000 to construct which included 2 coats of paint, paperwork shows that in 1960 1 coat of paint for the whole house cost $3,000. Byron Jackson was the original owner of the 160 acres who decided upon grapes and fruit growing, and laid the foundation for the present extensive horticultral enterprise.
Byron Jackson was the inventor of the centrifugal pump, he sold the ranch to George Hecke in 1905 to pursue his pump buisness in San Francisco. Goerge Hecke was Born in England where he studied horticulture. Leila Hecke, daughter of George Hecke married Charles Hardy and together they ran the ranch for many years. Charles Hardy was Yolo Countys Agricultural Commissioner in 1930 -1963.
The Broward Family purchase the Ranch in 1990, where they have been establishing strong roots. The 3rd generation has recently begun to enjoy the surrounding of the beautiful property!
The Yolanda Ranch has many options to suit your needs:
Ceremony and Reception grounds
A shaded garden area with twinkle lights overhead, tons of greenery with The Yolanda Mansion as a backdrop - this area can accomodate a small group to a couple hundred guests.
The property has onsite parking which can accommodate large parties!
Onsite Bridal Quarters are available for day of use. The Bride won't miss a thing, the suite over looks the set up of her special day.
Groomsman Parlor with pool table & card table
Helpful staff to asssit in all areas.
Endless photography opportunities - Barn, open fields, greenery, grand front porch backdrops.
Coming soon: A Big Red Barn for the elegant but rustic weddings or the perfect holiday party.
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The Yolanda Ranch has many options to help customize your day, a garden ceremony under an array of ancient trees, a shady reception next to the beautiful mansion in the fresh open air or just a friendly gathering on the green grass.
And you are always welcome back.........Just imagine after your perfect wedding day is over, you can to return each anniversary to the property to watch the sunset and reflect on the day your life began together. You could hold your childs1st birthday bash on the same property where your forever began, endless options at a perfect location.
The Historical Yolanda Ranch is ideally located between Davis and Woodland. The property is full of amazing history! The Yolanda Ranch originated as the Bryon Jackson Orchard and Vineyard, sold to the Hecke Family that specialized in farming and horticulture, Mr. Hecke was a huge advocate of the University of Davis Agricultural progam.
The Broward Family has owned the Ranch for 25 years, my husband and I were the 1st of many couples to be married on the gorgeous property in 2005. My love for weddings and the desire to share our beautiful grounds with you for one of the most important days of your life inspired the creation of my business Jamee Lynne Events at The Yolanda Ranch.
Close to Woodland
A brief drive from Woodland and Sacramento Airport