|Entrance to Taft Barn in Atascadero, © B. Radisavljevic|
Taft Barn in Atascadero is a popular place to get married. However, it opens its doors to other events besides weddings. I have been there a couple of times to meet candidates for public office. It's large enough to hold 200 people, but you might not guess that from looking at the outside.
|Bridge to Taft Barn in Atascadero, © B. Radisavljevic|
To get to the barn, which is on the Taft Ranch, you take Santa Clara Road east from El Camino Real until it ends. At the end is this bridge which you cross to get to the ranch itself. You will find parking in dirt lots around the barn.
Once you enter the barn, it is immense. The normal decor can be changed for weddings and other events, as these photos show you. At the informal events I've been to there, the decor has been western in theme. You almost expect to see horses inside. There are many interesting items on the walls and freestanding that bring to mind the Old West. This stagecoach is just one example.
You might want to consider this as a venue for your next important event. I'm surprised that I've lived in the North County for over twenty years and I've only known about Taft Barn for the last three of them.