Wedding Review for Dublin Ranch Golf Course5900 Signal Hill Drive Dublin, CA 94568-7795 (925) 556-7040
Yelp review for Dublin Ranch Our Review
Character: Not much Lighting: Good Portrait locations: Great (The fountain, golf course (allowed in certain areas), the entrance area, small bridge) Food: "Just Ok" (guest plate)
Our Review: Dublin Ranch Golf Course offers an amazing number of portrait possibilities with great views over Dublin and Pleasanton. For weddings, they typically have outdoor seating looking west down the golf course, which can be a bit bright for guests in the mid to late afternoon sun. Once the sun is down however, the sunset is really something special -- and a gorgeous backdrop while guests are enjoying the cocktails outside.
We liked how they allowed the wedding party use of the golf carts (not sure if there was a charge), which allowed us some really fun shots and a quick trip down to the fountain, which is a great place for pictures. The biggest benefit though was it totally de-stressed the bride having a go around in these carts before the wedding. The reception room has two large big screen televisions that in theory should connect to a laptop, though it will not connect to our Macbook Pro. We bring out own LCD and projection screen and they work well near the bar area.
Contact Dan Johanson-Weddings for photography and cinematic video services for Dublin Ranch or any other wedding venue in Dublin, Pleasanton or Livermore.
Lighting notes: East Bay in the summer means there probably won't be clouds. Prepare for harsh light and hot day during the summer. The reception hall is functional and great for dancing pictures because of the ceiling is low and reflective, allowing the flash to bounce up and not always directly at people.
Body: Nikon D3, D200
Lenses: Nikon 12-24 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 16 2.8 fisheye, 85 1.4 Flash: Nikon SB900 - bouncing nicely off the low, white ceilings Pro-line projector & 60" portable projection screen