JBL Home Ranch Welcomes You
All Available dates ARE BOOKED FOR THE 2020 SEASON
JBL Home Ranch offers a stunning location to exchange wedding vows and celebrate significant moments. An extraordinary setting at a great value, we’ve been helping to make special occasions as delightful as possible since 2011. We offer picturesque ceremony areas as well as a unique historic barn reception space. We are open seasonally from May 1st-October 25th as we are a working ranch. Contact us to learn more.
History of the JBL Home Ranch
This gorgeous 208 acres in the Briones Valley was originally part of the larger Periera Family ranch, which incorporated hundreds of acres of the surrounding hills. The property was primarily used for raising cattle and as a homestead. The Home Ranch included the hay barn which was built in the early 1920s. A small farm house, garage and shop were added throughout the years. As the ranch changed hands, more land was sold off and separated. Our family was able to purchase the 200 acres surrounding the home ranch in 2007. Sadly, the original farm house was lost in a fire in 2009. In 2011 the interior eight acres that including the buildings on the property were acquired by the Branagh family. Work quickly began in restoring the ranch to its original beauty beginning with the hay barn, followed by the tractor barn, pump house and grounds. It was named the JBL Home ranch for Jack and Lyn Branagh using their initials and incorporating the original name of “The Home Ranch”.
A Little About Us
Your Venue of Choice
At JBL Home Ranch, we know how to create the perfect atmosphere for that special event in your life. No matter what your preferences or special requests might be, we can make them happen. Since opening in 2011, we’ve hosted many celebrations in our unique and casual ranch setting. Rustic or elegant, we can do it. Get in touch to see what we can do for you.
JBL Home Ranch has been involved in some of the most beautiful celebrations in the Briones Valley.
Our family invites you to experience the beautiful JBL Home Ranch nestled in the hills and valleys of Briones, California for your next event. Our remodeled 1920’s historic hay barn is the perfect venue to host a few or many of your family and friends. The majestic oaks, redwoods and tree studded grounds lend for a picturesque setting for any event, wedding, birthday celebration or family gathering.
Rustic, yet elegant and charming for the ranch style occasion complete with beautiful horses in the back drop. Lovely sunsets compliment the surrounding hills in this private ranch just 20 minutes from Orinda, Lafayette and Pleasant hill. Just a short 45 minutes to San Francisco. Enjoy the wooden swings hanging from the trees, resting on the scenic deck or patios, or playing a game of corn hole or bocce ball. When the music begins, kick up your heels on our stone dance floor. Please enjoy the photos of our family ranch in the "gallery" section to see if it could be a choice for your next event.
Our 1920's restored hay barn is the perfect place for a party. Complete with stone dance floor and western decorations inside, your guests will feel as though they have traveled into the "Old West". We can set up for cocktail hour and appetizers inside or on the spacious deck. Our family spent hours recreating the barn with Jeff Paige Construction paying attention to all of the details using kiln dried cedar boards that matched the original wood. The hardware, stalls, tackroom and old fashion bar set the stage for your event.
Browse through past weddings and special events we’ve hosted at our venue to get an idea of what JBL Home Ranch offers in terms of incredible views and decor in the gallery section on the main menu. Contact us to schedule a free tour and meet some of our experienced team to make sure your celebration turns out just the way you envision it.
How We Can Help
Services we Offer
Photo Shoots Venue Rental
What They’re Saying About the JBL Home Ranch
JBL Home Ranch was the perfect venue for our wedding. We searched the entire state of California only to find a pure gem in our backyard. Anne and and JBL Staff were incredible leading up to our wedding and even more so on the day. Our wedding was a fun and relaxing day because of the way they took care of us. Our guests still rave about how much fun they had at the JBL Home Ranch
Chris and Kellie Watters
Our wedding was absolutely amazing! We could not have dreamt of, or asked for a better event. We are so grateful for all the hard work The JBL Home Ranch Team put in to make the evening such a success. So many people were raving to us about the venue too! Thank you again.
Gina and Specer Hinck
It was a pleasure working with you and the JBL staff this past weekend at the Hinck wedding! Thank you for all your help accommodating Douglas and myself. I wanted to reach out and say we would love to continue to work with you at the JBL Home Ranch any time.
More Client Testimonials...
What They’re Saying About the JBL Home Ranch
I loved every single second of the pre wedding festivities and set up. The JBL Home Ranch is gorgeous. I will take any job there. The Monroe wedding came out beautifully, I so enjoyed meeting the JBL Staff and hope to work there again in the future.
Gigi The Wild Bunch Flowers
Meghan and I just wanted to thank you and the JBL Staff for making our wedding day perfect. It wouldn't even be close to the same if it weren't for your help on the day of and the days leading up to our special day. Getting everything set up, the chairs, power cords, wine barrels, heaters, arrangements, food..Everthing! People are still talking about the great bartenders at the end of the evening. Again you all went above and beyond, and it truly showed in the venue and service towards the entire party. Our wedding really was incredible! Thank you again
Eric and Megan Monroe
What a delight it was to work at the JBL Home Ranch. Their staff was so friendly and accommodating. It made our job so easy and fun. We would be happy to cater there anytime.
Simple Elegance Catering
At Your Service
Professional and Beautiful
Dependable service is at the foundation of every great JBL Home Ranch event. Our dedicated and detail-oriented venue staff guarantee the success of your special occasion by providing personalized Wedding Planning services that meet and exceed expectations. JBL Home Ranch elevates any event with a variety of Wedding Planning options to perfectly complement your celebration. We offer the Country Classic Wedding package as well as A la Carte Venue rental.
Eventfully Yours Event Design
Musicians & Entertainment
Kevin Smith at Dorajames
DJ service/Live band procurement/sound equipment (PA)/recording studio services
David Rokeach // DJ-Dro
Adam the Dancing Cowboy
Line Dance Instructor and DJ
Bands acceptable with noise ordinance for 11 pm.
JBL Home Ranch is committed to excellence as a private venue space. Clients can choose from our suggested popular Musicians & Entertainment services, or customize their own. When you celebrate your special occasion with us, we’ll accommodate all of your Musicians & Entertainment needs, with the entire JBL Home Ranch team here to serve you.
An Exquisite Experience
Ruggie von Muijun, Tracy and Amber
The Peasant and the Pear
Dianna Condon Cuisine
Barbara Llewellyn Catering & Event Planning
Tacos by Luis and Sam
Smokin Woods BBQ
Mobile BBQ and Catering
These services are a wonderful way to add a unique element to your special event. Regardless of what your Catering needs are, we guarantee that the JBL Home Ranch team can manage every request to your precise specifications. Our Catering services are ready for your celebration so get the party started and contact them today.
The Wild Bunch Flowers
Karen Passmore with Fresh Petals Florist
JBL Home Ranch is committed to excellence both as a stunning venue space and with the services we provide. Clients can choose from our suggested florist services, or customize their own. When you celebrate your special occasion with us, we’ll accommodate all of your needs, with the entire JBL Home Ranch team here to serve you.
Eventfully Yours Event Designs
Chairs For Affairs Party Rentals
925.471.7110 (Sales Office)
Tent 40 x 60 White tent with curtains
Tables, Chairs, heaters, generator, wine barrels, etc
C & M Party Rentals Walnut Creek
Help you serve: Christine Bermudez
Wandering Well Craft Cocktails
Horse Trailer Travelling Bar
Bubbles and Brew Vintage Bar
510-778-7092 ext. 4701
Black Tie Transportation
These services are a wonderful way to add a unique element to your special event. Regardless of what your Catering needs are, we guarantee that the JBL Home Ranch team can manage every request to your precise specifications. These Rental services are ready for your celebration so get the party started and contact them today.
Want to book JBL Home Ranch for your next special event? Contact us today at