FAQs

 

Q. How large is your outdoor patio space?

A. The outdoor patio is 18'x80', the perfect size for greeting guests, serving cocktails or staging bridal photos

Q. Does Bakers Ranch have air-conditioning?

A. Yes. At Bakers Ranch we have the best of both worlds with beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. Our Tudor-style Ranch House is completely air-conditioned and includes a bridal suite, catering room, DJ Deck and “Groom’s Cave” complete with a pool table, TV and lounging area.

Q. How many guests does Bakers Ranch seat?

A.  Bakers Ranch can seat up to 200 guests for sit down dinner with dance floor.

Q. Do you require a deposit?

A. Yes. To reserve a specific date a 50% deposit is required, with full payment due at least one month prior to the scheduled event.

Q. Do I have to use a vendor from your Approved/Preferred Vendors List?

A. Yes and No. Officiants, Wedding Planners, Musicians, Photographers, Rental/ Staging Companies and similar providers may be obtained at your discretion and should be approved by Bakers Ranch prior to your event date. Caterers and Bakers should be chosen from the Approved Vendors (unless written permission was given by Bakers Ranch). Our Approved/Preferred Vendors are licensed, insured and have passed a rigorous client services evaluation.  All vendors for the wedding have to be approved by Bakers Ranch no later than 30 days prior to the wedding date.

Q. I don’t have a photographer in mind. Can you help me locate one familiar with your venue?

A. Yes. Please visit our Vendors page for a list of photographers we’ve worked with in the past. Each has a vast portfolio and you are sure to find one that fits your individual style.

Q. Are animals allowed at Bakers Ranch?

A. Service animals with a valid certificate may accompany guests at Bakers Ranch.

Q. What is your policy on smoking at Bakers Ranch?

A. Bakers Ranch is a Smoke-Free Facility. Smoking will be permitted outside in designated smoking only.

Q. Is Bakers Ranch convenient to attractions that may be of interest to my out-of-town guests?

A. Yes. Bakers Ranch is just a short drive from Ellenton Outlet Mall, Anna Maria Island, St. Pete Beach, Downtown St. Pete, 3 airports (Tampa, Sarasota, and St. Petersburg), Busch Gardens, Ringling Museum, Beaches and More!

Q: Does the Bakers Ranch allow Candles with an open flame?

A: Yes, as long as they are contained inside the glass, lantern or hurricane lamp.

Q. Can you recommend any local hotels for my visiting guests?

A. Yes. We have several nearby. You may want to check out:

Hampton Inn Ellenton-Bradenton
Address: 5810 20th Ct. E. Ellenton, FL 34222
Phone: (888)-978-6518
Approximately 6.1 miles from Bakers Ranch
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-ellenton-bradenton-SRQELHX/index.html

Sleep Inn and Suites Riverfront
Address: 5605 18th St. E. Ellenton, FL 34222
Phone: (941)-721- 4933
Approximately 6.2 miles from Bakers Ranch
http://www.sleepinn.com/hotel-ellenton-florida-FL576

Hampton Inn and Suites Bradenton Downtown Historic District
Address: 309 10th ST. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941)-746-9400
Approximately 12.3 miles from Bakers Ranch
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-bradenton-downtown-historic-district-SRQDTHX/index.html

Courtyard Bradenton-Sarasota Riverfront
Address: 100 Riverfront Dr. West Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941)-747-3727
Approximately 11.6 miles from Bakers Ranch
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/srqbd-courtyard-bradenton-sarasota-riverfront/

Courtyard Sarasota- University Park
Address: 8305 Tourist Center Dr. Sarasota, FL 34201
Phone: (941)-360-2626
Approximately 18.5 miles away from Bakers Ranch
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/srqbt-courtyard-sarasota-university-park-lakewood-ranch-area/

Hampton Inn and Suites Sarasota-Bradenton Airport
Address: 975 University Parkway Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone: (941)-355-8140
Approximately 23.9 miles from Bakers Ranch
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-sarasota-bradenton-airport-SRQATHX/index.html

Q. Can you recommend any local restaurants able to host our rehearsal dinner?

A. Yes. We have several within driving distance of Bakers Ranch. You might like to try:

Blu Mangrove Grill
Address: 102 Riviera Dunes Way Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: (941)-479-7827
Approximately 10.3 miles from Bakers Ranch
http://www.blumangrovegrill.com/

Pier 22
Address: 1200 1st Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone: (941)-748-8087
Approximately 12.3 miles from Bakers Ranch
http://pier22dining.com/

River House Reef and Grill
Address: 995 Riverside Dr. Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone: (941)-729-0616
Approximately 11.2 miles away from Bakers Ranch
http://www.riverhousereefandgrill.com/

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