The Barn at UVX Rustic Ranch


History of The Barn at UVX Rustic Ranch

United Verde Extension hails back to the mining communities of Jerome, Clarkdale, and Clemenceau, Arizona. Therefore, UVX Road was used as a means to travel through the Verde Valley. With the closure of the mines and the great depression under full swing, the ranch lands of the Verde Valley fell on hard times. In the year 1935, the dairy farm would eventually become the UVX Rustic Ranch Venue.

In June of 1935, the Mongini Brothers purchased the land from 3 Italian families. One owning land, another possessing equipment, and the last maintaining livestock. They purchased the land and the dairy farm which, at the time, had only 5 cows. Emil Mongini would later record what a wonder it was that the three families were able to run a successful dairy, with only 5 cows. After the purchase of the dairy and ranch, it was discovered that under the rustic barn was a hidden passageway that lead to a copper still. That still produced enough Moonshine to keep the dairy open and the proprietors above ground, supporting all 3 families.

Once the Mongini’s took over the dairy, they developed a successful business that spanned over 22 years. They delivered milk all over the Verde Valley until 1953. At that time they moved out of the rustic barn and moved into the new barn. On December 13, 1967, a historic snowfall of 3 feet hit the Verde Valley and put so much weight on the roof of the old barn that the roof and much of the barn collapsed. In 1969, federal regulations forced the closure of the dairy.

From that point, the Mongini family began running cattle on the ranch. Today, the ranch has stayed in the family for two generations, and continues to run cattle, running between 60 to 100 head of cattle each year.

In 2005, after undergoing extensive renovations, The Barn at UVX Rustic Ranch has brought life to the old dairy, and is now a gorgeous venue in Cottonwood, Arizona. This venue contains rich, green fields and amazing 360 degree views. Combined with it’s rustic elegance and country charm, the barn’s chapel is a dream come true. This venue will warm your heart and fulfill all of your requirements for the absolute perfect event.

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Our price is $6,800 with a $1,000 non - refundable deposit that is applied to your total balance. All other vendors carry their own fee.
We do have a preferred vendor list where you would choose your vendors from. We strongly encourage you to use vendors from our list. You must use a caterer & bartender from our preferred vendor list.
Yes, we do require a day coordinator. We have amazing coordinators on our preferred vendor list!
Currently our availability is very limited for 2022, we are booking into 2023.
The venue rental fee includes tables and chairs inside the venue, accommodating up to 200 people, front and back patio with tables and chairs, a ceremony location (chairs not included), bride & groom's quarters and restrooms.



2 Reviews for The Barn at UVX Rustic Ranch

  • Chantal B
    Chantal B wrote a review August 14, 2021
    The Best Place for Our Wedding! Gorgeous!

    We had our best possible wedding at The Barn. Sheila is kind and really wonderful to work with. Not only is the barn stunning (barely needed decoratio...ns) and the grounds beautiful and green with many different areas, but it is a family run place and you can tell. Every touch was special and we were able to borrow an arch and for hole games. The list of vendors was greatly appreciated (they rocked) and our day was magical. We just wish it didn’t go by so quickly! Thank you UVX Rustic Ranch!

    Date of wedding: 05-22-2021

  • Holly R
    Holly R wrote a review August 10, 2021
    Beautiful. Amazing .perfect venue

    We got married at the Barn October 2019. We had the most beautiful wedding and amazing service! Shelia was so easy to work with and made us feel so im...portant and special. She was very easy to communicate with and worked to make our wedding planning go very smoothly. Very accommodating we and our guests absolutely loved it!

    Date of wedding: 10-26-2019

    Response from The Barn at UVX Rustic Ranch

    Responded 11 Aug 2021

    Thank you for the kind review and for entrusting in 'The Barn'. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

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