There are just not a lot of reception venues in South Florida that are truly Southern. Ballrooms and beaches doesn’t always fit with burlap and lace or cowboy boots. A barn where you can hang chandeliers from the ceiling and line up mason jars on the bar, a place where solid wood planks make gorgeous tables, a string of old fashioned lights sweep from beam to beam… these places just don’t exist in South Florida, until now!
Lucky Old Sun Ranch is a Jupiter wedding venue and outdoor event space, located just 4 miles west of i95 and Florida’s turnpike. Our property is the ultimate blank canvas for any wedding or event! Whether you are a Southern bride planning a shabby chic wedding, or a Florida native looking for a tropical outdoor venue for your cocktail party, we have the perfect space to bring your vision to life.
Our Jupiter outdoor venue sits on over 14 acres of tropical land, with a sparkling 7 acre lake, and rows of gorgeous palm trees! The newly remodeled barn has a sprawling cedar front porch with twinkling bistro lights, wrap around bar with seating, getting ready room or staging space, and plenty of stalls for fun details such as photo booths. Just across the lawn is the pole barn which is the perfect spot for a dance floor, dinner buffet, or live band, all underneath our one-of-a-kind wagon wheel chandelier!
Because this is our home, we are limiting the number of weddings and events we host each year. We want each host and guest to be excited about sharing their celebration with us and having our home property as part of their memory forever. We have an amazing network of vendor recommendations for everything you need to make your event or wedding come together seamlessly.
Hello there! I am Sara Kauss. My husband, Zak, and I purchased this amazing piece of property almost four years ago. Being an international photographer for the past 10+ years, I’ve seen real Southern Weddings in Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas, and I saw a huge need for a truly southern wedding venue here in Florida.
When Zak came home one day back in July of 2012, and said, “I put a contract on a 14+ acre piece of property,” we didn’t quite know what to think! It has always been a dream of mine to live on a farm, have a horse and raise Golden Retrievers. After many months of negotiations and paperwork, we ended up being the proud owners of this neat ranch in Jupiter Farms, Florida, calling it Lucky Old Sun Ranch after the sweet melody written in 1949 by Haven Gillespie.
Time flies! It’s been four years already now since we purchased this palm-tree-saturated property! We’ve put a ton of hard work into clearing trees, remodeling the barn, and of course enjoying amazing sunsets with a glass of wine. We have an ever growing family of wildlife, featuring our adorable mascots, Mallory Square and Sunshine the Golden Retrievers. You may also catch a glimpse of our barn cats, wood ducks, bass, squirrels, or bunny rabbits.
We are so proud to have hosted a number of beautiful weddings, special events, concerts, bonfires, and Paella nights here at the ranch, each just as fun and unique as the last. Zak and I cannot wait to meet you and hear all about your vision for an outdoor Southern celebration!
“There’s more to a wedding day on our ranch than your amazing cowboy boots and burlap! A wedding day is about celebrating your future together, surrounded by friends and family. Lucky Old Sun Ranch creates the perfect backdrop under star lit memories and hanging bistro light glow; an atmosphere of unique details between the palms,” says our event extraordinaire, Katie Arbogast.
Katie joined our Lucky Old Sun Ranch team in 2015 as venue manager after assisting as wedding coordinator on property. Katie’s attention to the little things, from meeting with the couple for the first time to orchestrating moving parts the day of the event, and all things vendor related is phenomenal. You will be excited the moment you meet her to chat about your vision for our property and she will share with you design concepts that will help you turn our beautiful palm tree lined blank canvas into the day of your dreams.
After filling out our “Contact Us” form, Katie will coordinate a site visit and discuss additional details about your wedding or event.
Katie Arbogast Events is also available to hold your hand through the entire wedding planing process from the creative, wedding and event planning side of things.