Thomas Ridge Estate is a unique and multifaceted meadery and events venue located in the countryside, offering a picturesque setting for weddings, special events, and agritourism. The meadery tasting area doubles as a venue. We produce high-quality, handcrafted meads, in addition to aritourism events and related services, Standard Ridge offers unique spaces, including a working farm. This allows visitors to experience the rural lifestyle and learn about agriculture, making Thomas Ridge a top destination for eco-tourism.
THE TEAM ✦
Host & Founder
Dayton Ricketts is a multifaceted creative professional with a passion for design, development, and marketing. He has expertise in graphic, interior and web design creating engaging physical and digital experiences. Through his innovative approach to agricultural business and event planning, he has built a strong community around his brand and continues to push the boundaries of what's possible.
Host & Co-Founder
Ruth Brennan, has a unique international multi sector profile of leadership in start up. Ruth Brennan brings 35 years of experience in finance, accounting and management experience in wholesale, retail, manufacturing and health science industries in both private and public sectors. While operating her accounting business she has consulted several startups and growing businesses.
Meet Raph, a warm and friendly demeanor, Raph ensures that every guest feels welcome and comfortable. She is always ready to lend a helping hand and goes above and beyond. Her attention to detail and excellent communication skills make her an invaluable asset to the team. Raph's passion for creating unforgettable experiences shines through in her work, making her a favorite among guests.
Host & Technical Support
Jamie's friendly and approachable nature, combined with a keen eye for detail, ensures that every aspect runs smoothly. Jamie is always on hand to offer guidance and support whenever needed and his technical background is a huge asset for situations that offer additional knowledge and quick thinking in regards to the facilitys function.
Cody is a helpful and hardworking man who lends his expertise to make every event unforgettable. With his friendly and approachable nature. He is always ready to take on any task, big or small, and is committed to delivering exceptional service. Cody's passion for creating memorable experiences is evident in his work, making him an integral part of the team.
Meet our resident guard dog on duty. Griffin is a Seppala Siberian, He will bark upon your arrival for a few minutes, but once you build his trust and get a few licks he will be ready to play. Griffin is responsible for keeping our perimeter secure from wildlife intruders. His pack mentality is a huge asset to the safety of our team while out and about on the acerage.
THE VENUE ♥
The Meadery ♥
Standard Ridge is a family farm & meadery, owned and operated since 1961. To help sustain our farm, we rent out our meadery for private tastings and agritourism events. Book a space for your private event today! Our private acerage is versatile & armed with décor for your perfect wedding, birthday, business meeting or celebration! 💍
THE TOWN ♛
Lumby is a small community of 1,731 people, located near the edge of the Monashee Mountains, It's mainly a logging, manufacturing & agriculture community. The village is home to a network of trails along the creek beds, known collectively as the Salmon Trail. Annually, the "Lumby Days" family fair takes place in June, attracting many people from around the valley.
THE CLIMATE ☼
Lumby has a humid continental climate with hot summers days and cool nights. Spring and fall are the driest seasons, and summer and winter are the wettest seasons. Lumby is at a transition point between the semi-arid dry belt to the west and the interior rainforest to the east. Thus, both wet and dry vegetation are common in Lumby.