“Best. Venue. Ever. Planning a wedding from New York, I had no idea what to expect. OVE was our first stop out of 28 on our wedding venue search. From the moment we pulled up, I had a feeling we hit the jackpot. As soon as we got out of the car, lydia greeted us with open arms and treated us like family. She showed us around and I absolutely fell in love!!! The venue is so beautiful, amazing and unique. I couldn’t be happier with our decision to choose OVE. Lydia was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire wedding process- she answered our questions super quickly, provided so many suggestions idea and was overall an amazing partner. I had such a relief on the day of knowing she’d be there to help bring our vision to life and everything turned out absolutely Amazing. My guests were AMAZED at this venue- they found so many awesome places to take photos and really enjoyed all that it had to offer. The upkeep on the property is amazing- everything was green, beautiful and blooming. I am so thankful for this venue! I can’t wait to come visit on my anniversary. It was truly a dream!!!”-Randi hoenig
"Thanks to you and your entire staff for executing one of the most important days in the life of our family, the wedding of our oldest son, Austin, to Ashley at your gorgeous estate. The venue was simply magical on Sunday, May 27 and the weather cooperated, too. With so many moving parts, so many venues within the venue, so much beautiful food and decor, it was quite simply amazing how it all came together to make Ashley’s and Austin’s dreams come true. We cannot thank you enough for your kindness, generosity of spirit, professionalism in every respect and how comfortable you made all of us feel.
In addition, a guest who strolled the property was asked by one of you what she thought you could improve on or do better. She couldn’t think of a thing! How humble and forward-thinking of you all to want to be the best in your class. You certainly are already in our minds!" -Kimberly Gilbert
"Hi Lydia, just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your staff for making our wedding so wonderful! The venue was absolutely spectacular! All of our guests, especially those from the East Coast, were incredibly impressed. Also your staff were friendly and efficient. Really everything went flawlessly, a rarity from what I hear of other weddings.
Once again, thank you! -Eric and Veronica
"Hi Lydia!! We are just getting settled back home from our mini-moon, and are finally getting back to reality. we wanted to write you to express our sincere gratitude for EVERYTHING you and your family have done for us both on Friday & Saturday, and the last 9 months. Eric and I have been reflecting a lot on the weekend, and words cannot express how priceless your home and work has been to us, our families, and everyone that was involved and attended our wedding Saturday. The value you bring to couples like ourselves, as well as the amazing business you've grown, is so incredibly special. You truly help provide a beautiful place where lives can be brought together, and the day was magical all because of you.
you rock, and we CANNOT thank you enough!" -ALICIA AND ERIC
"My fiance (at the time, now hubby) and I had a weekend of ~30 appointments to view sites in the Sonoma / Napa area - and the minute we stepped on Olympia's Valley Estate we fell in love. It's secluded, stunning natural scenery, and all sorts of details for the indoor / outdoor spaces (string lights, variety of flowers, cute antique furniture, etc.). On top of that, Lydia and her family were a dream to work with - prompt, incredibly responsive, helpful, accommodating, friendly, etc. -- and you really do feel great about working with a family-run business! Our wedding guests couldn't stop gushing about the venue on the big day, and neither could our photographer + videographer. All in all, a huge success."- olga
"we can not thank you enough for all of your help with our big day in May! having our wedding at Ove was a dream come true! everything EXCEEDED our expectations! we are truly thankful to have worked with you and your team! thanks for taking so much pride in what you do! our guests were blown away with the venue and we have you to thank! so great to meet you! -krista and anthony
"Olympia's Valley is amazing! We had our wedding here in June, 2016 and it was honestly better than we could have even expected! Lydia is incredible and clearly takes pride in OVE. It is both well run and SO BEAUTIFUL! All day, my husband and I just kept looking around and thinking, wow, how did we get so lucky? We live in SF and have been to our share of weddings around the Bay Area, this is the best of the best. Honestly! If you're engaged, book it, seriously! My friends and family are still commenting that it was the best wedding ever, and maybe I'm biased, but I can't help but agree! With Olympia's Valley, you have a wonderful and natural space run by kind people. We can't get over how great our day was! Thank you Lydia!!" -KELLY
"Truly idillic wedding location. We just had our dream wedding there in October and words can't do justice to how beautiful this location is. I booked it just by seeing it on Instagram and in photographer's portfolios. Lydia and Lindsay were so kind and helpful and made it easy to plan something from miles and miles away, suggested vendors and even helped on the day of when the day of coordinator came 2h late. Cannot think of a more picture perfect place and kinder folks!" -Roxana
"Olympia's Valley Estate is spectacular! If you're looking for a wedding venue that has it all, this is your one stop shop! My husband and I had our wedding here on September 12, 2015 and it was absolutely perfect! Olympia's Valley Estate treated us, and our 190 guests to an amazing day. The venue's naturally beautiful grounds, and gorgeous historical buildings create a one of a kind experience. Olympia's Valley Estate provides couples with; a ceremony site next to a pond encompassed by romantic weeping willows, a bridal suite within the timeless Victorian home, a rustic cottage for groomsmen, a cocktail hour area, a barn for dinner and dancing, and many other perks included I can't even begin to list. This venue is a steal. The beautiful grounds provide ample opportunity for breathtaking photographs - Our pictures are absolutely beautiful!
But, one of the greatest aspects of having our special day here would be their AWESOME PROPERTY MANAGERS! Lydia and Lindsay are 100% dedicated to making sure your big day goes as planned. They were EXTREMELY HELPFUL and always answered my numerous questions I asked via e-mail right away. I took all of their advice and our day had NO HICCUPS! Listen to them, they know what works best! I'm so glad I took their advice on vendors as well as how to make our wedding day flow better. They genuinely care about their clients, and go out of their way to accommodate your vision for your wedding day. Lydia was 7 months pregnant and was on her feet managing our wedding from start to finish! You cannot find any other property/venue managers as GENUINELY DEDICATED to their clients as Lydia and Lindsay. I wouldn't change a single thing about our wedding. All thanks to the the gals at OVE!" -francesca
"Choosing a venue for our wedding was one of our biggest challenges. We looked at over 15 venues before we stumbled upon OVE. The minute we saw the grounds, we fell in love and instantly booked our wedding date right there and then. Lydia and Lindsay were super easy to work with and they were always responsive with any questions we had during the planning process. Our guests still rave about OVE! There are so many things about the property that are breath taking, from the vintage details inside the estate house that the bridal party gets to use the day of for photos and getting ready to the beautiful weeping willows as the backdrop for the ceremony to the gorgeous barn. Our wedding day was truly memorable and we have Lydia, Lindsay and the whole OVE team to thank for that!!" -Nancy
"I am so happy I got married at Olympia's Valley Estate. It was a dream setting for my May wedding. I live in SF and my family lives on the Peninsula in San Mateo so it was worth the long trip up to this stunning property. Our guests really enjoyed the beautiful scenery and everyone raved about the setting. The barn was such a romantic, intimate atmosphere and it was a relief to not worry about our day-of weather because we had shelter from any potential rain or cool weather for the reception. Lydia and Lindsay were wonderful- very professional and responsive. Thank you for a wonderful wedding!" -Hilary
" Olympia's Valley Estate was the one and only venue we visited before deciding it had to be the setting for our May wedding. We immediately fell in love with the beautiful property, complete with areas perfect for getting ready, a garden ceremony, cocktails in a pasture, and dinner and dancing in the barn. My fiance and I love the outdoors, the aesthetic of West Marin/Sonoma Counties, and supporting local businesses, which made this venue even more appealing to us.
Our photographers commented about how the natural environment sparked their creativity as artists.
Our guests greeted us with, "How did you find this place? It's stunning!"
Our families marveled about how comfortable yet classy the barn felt. It was almost difficult to decorate because the barn already twinkled with lights, chandeliers, a balcony, and stage perfect for a band or dessert table.
Most of all, Lydia and Lindsay are so wonderful to work with. They are sweet and friendly and incredible business owners who meticulously make sure the property feels like your home for the day.
Having our wedding at OVE was the best decision ever (besides marrying my husband!)" -Jenny
"We had our wedding at the farm August 23rd 2014 and it was the most perfect day we have had in our lives so far.
Lindsay and Lydia went above and beyond to make us happy and the farm looked beautiful on the day of the wedding. They were always professional but always warm and supportive with all of my questions and patient with my mom(Brides you know how they can get). They worked along side all of our vendors, some of which had never been to the farm, and they walked away with new contacts and relationships which I think is amazing. To see two sisters running a business at such a young age is so cool and we were more than happy to support them."
"If you're looking for a wonderful venue with an incredible barn, lovely victorian home and beautiful grounds, this is your spot. My wife and I were married there in September 2014 and it really is a dream venue. Lydia was super accommodating, responsive, and helped with anything we needed. Whether you're a Bay Area Local or doing a destination wedding in Sonoma county, OVE is your spot. Our photographers freaked because of how awesome it is to take photos. Seriously, if you're getting married in the bay area, check them out."
"I am a wedding photographer, retrospectimages.com , and I had the pleasure of doing an editorial photo shoot at Olympia's Valley Estate. This venue ranks among my favorites- it is the perfect mix of elegance and rustic charm. The grounds are expansive with such a diversity of architectural and natural features. The white estate house, the barn, the persimmon trees, and the pond complete with rowboat are my favorite features of this property- it is just magical. The site managers are fantastic in customer service. Such a stunning setting for a wedding with a variety of locations all within one site."
"Where dreams come true ♥ OVE's stunning beauty is by far the most amazing place for a wedding! I couldn't have imagined saying "I do" anywhere else in this world!"
"My daughter had the most amazing wedding here. Words can't even begin to describe it. Staff is fabulous!!!"
"All of my dreams came true on my wedding day at Olympia's! Absolute perfection. From the old farm house to the willow trees at the ceremony site, to the lights strung in the barn.. It is truly magical, I could not have imagined my big day anywhere else. Thank you for opening your home and farm up so that so many people can experience true wonder on their wedding day"
After a good night sleep, waking up to the colorful sunrise and feeling joy, we wanted to thank you for the wonderful farm tours and delicious dinner.
The beautiful barn, elegant table set up and decorations, clean air after the rain, the warmth of fellowship and the smiles on everyone’s faces was the ultimate ending for a successful conference. Thank you for all the work, time and effort you put into the tours and dinner. The details to each and every part of the tour and evening were perfect. It was fabulous, in the most positive way of saying over the top. Words cannot express the gratitude for an outstanding event. To start the evening with the famous oysters smothered in butter and garlic stills leaves our mouth watering. The apples were a delight to taste and see, the fruit of the earth. Sweet to see the baskets of apples at the road side. I am the president of Slow Food Great Valley, we have had many dinners, nothing compares to the dinner you put on. Truly the best there could be with the finale of home grown dessert topped with our home grown local dairy products. It was exquisite in every way. Your farms are located in a lovely place with the rolling hills of Sonoma County. Really great to be on the farms, after sitting for two days. Very impressive! The lodge with the most artistic mural and door entrance, brought nostalgia and history to life with all the antique artifacts and all the different collections. What matters the most in life is the relationship of family and friends. Thank you for creating the opportunity for fellowship and sharing the bounty the earth gives us.
Working together for the viability and success of each organic dairy family and farm in the West, the milk display with each company … said collaboration.
We left the conference with smiles, came home to a good night sleep and woke up with joy!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Please share our gratitude with all those that were a part of the tours and dinner especially all the family members, friends and children."