Our Love Story

From Palm Trees to Pine Trees

The owner of Deer Creek Valley Ranch, Tim Marasciullo, unexpectedly met the love of his life on a trip to Hawaii in 2006. After a whirlwind romance (he and Christian were engaged just 14 days after meeting), Tim whisked his bride-to-be from the balmy shores of Hawaii to the rugged beauty of the Ranch.

Upon arrival at the Ranch, Tim felt it necessary to re-propose to Christian with an appropriate ring. He took her to the highest point on the Ranch, overlooking the creek and the valley below and asked her again to share with him the rest of his life. Amazingly, the entire proposal was witnessed by a 4 x 4 buck deer, standing no more than 20 feet away. The buck seemed to give his approval as he looked on, posed for photos, then he nodded and casually walked away. As they say: “When you know, YOU KNOW!” Tim and Christian were married six months later.

In their first year together, they traveled through 19 different states and 12 different countries.  What began as a whirlwind romance has remained an illustrious Love Story, the stuff of Hollywood storytelling.  They still, in fact, celebrate their anniversary EVERY SINGLE MONTH!  (No really, go ahead and ask them how many months they’ve been married…)  Because they are so in love… with being in love… they decided to use that inspiration to turn the Ranch into a place for you to share your love with family and friends.  The years that followed have been spent transforming the Ranch into the amazing Venue you see today.  We hope that you connect with their vision, and that you and your guests feel the caring that they have put into every detail of this very special place.