Diamond L Venue is a beautiful Agritourism event venue that is part of a bona-fide agricultural 3,000 acre working cattle ranch that has been in existence close to 80 years. Nearly 6 generations of LeFils’ have resided and worked in the agricultural industry in Volusia County. They’ve raised cattle, horses, timber, sod production, just to name a few. Cattle, horses, turkeys, deer and tractors are abundantly visible on the property, which adds to the genuine rustic atmosphere.
Diamond L Venue is owned and operated by Greg and Susie LeFils and was built as a secondary source of revenue to support the family’s cattle operation, the Diamond L Cattle Company. The Diamond L Venue barn was primarily built to store equipment 330 plus days per year to support and maintain the ranch. Tractors, livestock trailers, and all farm equipment last longer when protected from the elements. Inside the barn the LeFils Corporation and Diamond L Cattle Company hold periodic meetings. The accounting and planning for all ranch operations is also done weekly inside the climate-controlled space.
Happily married nearly 40 years, DeLand High School sweethearts, Greg and Susie are the proud parents of three children and 7 grandchildren. Each of their children attended Volusia County Schools and now work and reside in Volusia County as contributing adults to our community.
All the events we offer to host here at the Diamond L Venue qualify as Agritourism activities, as described in the Florida Statutes. Possible event ideas may be ceremonies such as Eagle Scout pinning, hosting FFA and 4H membership activities, fundraisers or banquets, and of course marrying the love of your life in a beautiful, rustic authentic cattle ranch setting.
Whatever your Agritourism event, Greg and Susie welcome you to discover their extended home, the Diamond L Venue!
As you may have guessed the primary business for Diamond L Cattle Ranch is raising cattle. With more than 200 head of cattle, our ranch is one of approximately ten of its size in Volusia County. Functioning as a cow/calf operation, the cattle here are raised primarily for beef production.
The ranch has approximately 15 horses on property. The horses are raised and used for the purpose of herding and working cows on the ranch.
Harvesting timber is an ancillary source of revenue for Diamond L Cattle Ranch. The pine forests are planted, left to grow, and then thinned when the time is right. The trees are sold to local sawmills to make mulch and paper products. In 1993 the ranch was recognized as the Florida Tree Farmers of the Year. The wood inside the Diamond L Venue was harvested from trees grown on the ranch.
Sod has been an additional source of revenue for the ranch. Areas of the property are designated for the production of sod which is sold to local landscapers.
Over the years Diamond L Cattle Ranch has hosted numerous Future Farmers of America training classes on the ranch as well as other Educational programs.
WARNING: The event location is located on a working farm and the event falls under the Florida’s Agritourism Laws, Florida Equine Laws, or any other applicable Florida Farm Laws. The barn may be leased for events under Florida's Agritourism for Weddings and Barn Style Events.
WARNING: Under Florida law, an agritourism operator is not liable for injury or death of, or damage or loss to, a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury, death, damage, or loss results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury, death, damage, or loss. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity. Florida Statute 570.96
WARNING: Under Florida law, an equine sponsor or equine professional is not liable for any injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. FL SS Chapter 93-169, Section 773.01