Bit of Hope Ranch is located on 50 acres in south Gastonia, NC. For over a decade, this Christian based Ranch is home to rescued horses and animals that provide equine assisted therapies to hurting children and families during the week. On the weekends, the Ranch opens its gates to the public for weddings, celebration parties and portraits. The proceeds go to fund the Ranch's mission and programs. Take a look at the creative spaces that can be used for your special day.
Where Rustic Meets Elegance
Ceremony & Reception Options
Indoor & Outdoor Spaces
Capacity for 200+ guests
Tables, Chairs Included
Private, climate controlled Bridal Suite
On Site Parking
Use of the Farm for Portraits
Select Decor & Furniture (seasonal)
The Ranch provides 4 spaces for your wedding along with a Bridal Suite, a Groomsmen dressing room and a kitchenette for food storage. The bridal party has access to their personal bathroom while guests can be comfortable in the custom designed restroom facilities. The rocked grilling station and a bonfire pit can warm up your guests. Overhead string lights make it a beautiful gathering place after dark. A playground, petting area and a Kangaroo Jumper can also be booked for entertainment purposes.
TWO COVERED ARENA SPACES
The 2 covered arenas give plenty of space for ceremonies, reception and celebrating! The LARGE ARENA is 120'x60' and features a large pallet wall, 2 large entrances, sand footing, string lights, ceiling fans and electrical outlets. The view overlooks 2 large grassy areas and has the red barn as a backdrop. The SMALL ARENA is 90'x60' and features sand footing, 1 large entrance, string lights, electrical outlets, ceiling fans and overlooks pastures and the pond. In the summer, the breezy air flow is appreciated. Side walls and additional fans and heaters can be rented.
BARN BANQUET HALL
The main red barn encloses the ceremony space with natural wooden horse stalls on either side of the 90'x40' aisle way. Sunlight spills through the side windows and offers amazing afternoon lighting effects. The Bridal Suite is directly behind the space, making it easily accessible to the bride. The kitchenette is also located in this space making it easy for caterers to set up. This space features a stone dust footing, string lights and electrical. Because of the enclosed space, this area is recommended for cooler weather. Fans and heaters can be rented.
WATERFRONT CEREMONY SPACES
The Ranch offers a natural ceremony area over looking the dock and pond and is a beautiful backdrop for weddings. An arbor is framed by a rustic gazebo under an old oak tree. There is a short, but hilly walk to get to this location.