Seal Beach Wedding Venue
3901 Lampson Avenue
Seal Beach, California 90740
The Old Ranch Country Club enjoys a reputation for being a place that’s easy to get to and easy to work with. With its rambling, comfortable clubhouse, it’s also a place where guests feel right at home. Situated at the northern edge of Orange County, Old Ranch is within a short drive to three airports and several major freeways, making it convenient for local or out-of-state travelers en route to your celebration. And once they arrive, they’ll be able to stay at the congenial Ayres Suites Hotel located just across the street. The club offers all-inclusive packages, a wide range of menu selections featuring the best of traditional and California cuisine, and special items to make the kids happy. With its dedicated event staff, including multiple on-site wedding coordinators, the club will ensure that your event is joyous and trouble free.
Although Old Ranch has been a members-only venue since its inception in 1967, their banquet facilities are available to nonmembers for special events. As you enter, you’re greeted by a huge mural of blue skies, trees and rolling hills—a tableau that mimics the club’s pastoral surroundings. Framed by a stone arch, it provides a dramatic backdrop for photos, as well as a conversation piece for guests socializing here before heading into the spacious reception salon.
Once you’re in the salon, prepare to be delighted by what you see. A wall of floor-to-ceiling Nana windows open like an accordion to an outdoor terrace with an expansive view of the golf course and lake, complete with a fountain that’s lit up at night. This modern 6,000-square-foot banquet space is large enough to accommodate both a wedding and reception. However, it’s also divisible into four sections that can be used individually or in combination, depending on the size of your event. Coffered ceilings edged with dark wood beams; potted ficus trees at the corners; and an abstract patterned carpet give the room a contemporary ambiance. In the evening, craftsman-style ceiling lamps cast a soft glow. With its casual-yet-refined sensibility, the club atmosphere invites guests to relax with a glass of chilled Chardonnay as they drink in the landscape. Speaking of the landscape, there are a number of photogenic spots overlooking the fairways for some before- or after-ceremony pictures.
Perhaps the club’s most popular area is its gorgeous bridal courtyard, designed especially for outdoor ceremonies. Ringed by flowers, palm trees and other greenery, it has a lush, almost tropical feel. The bride walks down a stone pathway to exchange vows with her groom beneath a lovely Romanesque gazebo. As friends and family look on from their lawn seating, they have a breathtaking view of the lake and golf course in the background.
Old Ranch is not only conveniently located for your special event, it’s also only a short drive to the beach for some fun in the California sun. The beach we’re referring to is Seal Beach, a haven for those in search of a laid-back, small town atmosphere. Replete with suntanned surfers, a treelined Main Street and a colorful past, the town is packed with seaside delights and history. Between this appealing country club and its friendly coastal neighbor, you’ll find all the elements you need for a wonderful weekend wedding.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, the club holds up to 300 seated guests. The Bridal Courtyard seats up to 450.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Salon holds up to 400 seated or 500 standing guests. This room can be split into four smaller rooms, each holding 90 seated or 120 standing.
A $4,000 booking fee is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 10 business days prior to the event. All-inclusive wedding packages range $70–165/person. Tax and service charge are extra. An additional ceremony setup fee includes a rehearsal with the wedding coordinator, 1-hour ceremony time and use of a bridal room.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: large lighted lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms, hotel across the street and local hotels will shuttle
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes, with lighted fountain
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: golf course, lake, fountain, distant mountains
Other: on-site event coordination
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine with corkage fee
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round: Monday–Thursday, 6am–11:30pm; Friday–Sunday, 6am–midnight; extra hours may be available.