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Post Office Box 13036 • Coyote, CA 95013~3036

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Frequently Asked Questions.....

• Is there a dressing room for the bride/groom to get ready in?

   Unfortuantely, we do not have accommodations for the bridal party to get dressed and ready.  In most cases

   you do have the option to bring in an RV or trailer to prepare in. There are several hotels in a 2-3 mile radius    of the ranch.

What time can we come in to start decorating?

   4:00 pm

• Are candles allowed?
   Yes - we recommend they are set into a vase/container or similar so they stay lit throughout the evening.

   Pillar candles work very well too. 

• Are there sound restrictions?
   No, not within reason. (We have to observe neighbors and other weddings)

What about arranging for a band or disc jockey?
   You are welcome to bring in your own entertainment or we can assist you in making arrangements.

   If you are planning on having a live band we will discuss the details with you and whether the band has horn

   instruments.  On occasion that can be an issue as they are quite loud. 

What type of seating does Coyote Ranch provide?
   We have 7 ft rectangle tables set up in long rows of 21 to 28 ft in length, “family style”.

   We use long benches for the seating. You can upgrade to wood chairs for an add'l fee.

Can we replace the benches with chairs?
   Yes, you can. We can order chairs for your ceremony, your reception, or both. When group’s decide to    

   upgrade to chairs then they typically use the benches for the ceremony (for which there is no fee) and use    

   the chairs for the reception seating.   The cost of the chairs depends upon which chairs you choose ranging

   from $2.50 to $5.50.   We can discuss this when the time comes. If chairs are rented on your own they 

   will need to be placed and removed by the wedding party. 

• Can we rearrange the placement of the tables or replace them with round tables?

   Unfortunately we are unable to rearrange the layout of our tables for the reception seating, with a few    

   exceptions. We can work with you to determine the placement of your head table or sweetheart table and in  

   order to do this can tweak the placement of a few existing tables.

• Can we provide our own caterer?
   If this is something you are considering please let us know and we can discuss your options and pricing.

   Outside caterers must be licensed and insured. We do not have any kitchen facilities for outside caterers.

• Can Coyote Ranch do appetizers?

   Yes, please inquire for options and pricing.

• Do you have a refrigerated place for us to place the cake?
   This will vary depending on whether our coolers are full due to events preceding or following your wedding.  

   When possible, we will try and accommodate your cake. However, we do not handle the placing or  

   assembling of wedding cakes. If we are able to accommodate your cake in our coolers, we will not be able to

   do so until any events preceding yours are completed, typically 4:00 pm. This is for the safety of you wedding


• Will Coyote Ranch cut the cake for us?

    Yes. There is a fee of $1.00 per person for cake cutting service.  

    Cake plates, forks, small napkins will need to be supplied by the wedding party.

• Does Coyote Ranch handle the clean-up afterward the reception?
   Yes.  We handle the cleaning of the area, prior to and after the event. However, you will be

   responsible for the breakdown and removal of any of your own decorations or personal items that you

   bring in.

• When do we have to have our decorations picked up by?

    Depending upon our next days events we will let you know when everything needs to be picked up. If we      

    have an event the following day, which is usually the case, then your personal belongings would need to be    

    removed following the reception.
    On the rare occasion we do not have an event the following day, you can come back the next morning at    

    your convenience to retreive your items.  Keep in mind we can not guarantee the safety of your items 

    since we are an outdoor facility and can not lock up the reception area.  Also, if this were the case we 

    we would not have any staff members present to assist the following day.

• How do we schedule a rehearsal ?
   As we get closer to the actual event, we will negotiate with you a time and day when we do not have another  

   event scheduled so that you can have a walk through dress rehearsal. We are not able to plan the date/time

   very far in advance due to the uncertainy of the availability of the event site. . Rehearsals typically must take      place on a Monday-Thursday, for example, and you would have a small window from roughly 4:00-5:00 pm.