Silverado Wedding Venue
19191 Lawrence Canyon
Silverado, California 92676
Nestled among the rolling hills of South Orange County, the 32-acre Rancho Las Lomas is a testimony to the charms of early California. Surrounded by orange groves and flowering shrubs, the hacienda-style buildings of the ranch sit under the cooling shade of towering oak and sycamore trees, and are connected by terracotta walkways and bridges. Guests can take enchanted strolls through the grounds—redolent of orange blossoms and lush with botanical garden-quality flora—and peek into the large ornamental birdcages that house a collection of rare tropical birds and exotic animals.
On a plateau at the top of a gentle slope is the Grand Salon, a spacious light-filled room with a big stone fireplace as its stunning centerpiece. The combination of white stucco walls, beamed ceiling, terracotta floor and wood-framed windows makes the Salon ideal for all types of gatherings. And with the adjoining patio, adorned with a sparkling blue-tile reflecting pool, you can easily have an indoor/outdoor reception.
Smaller affairs are often held in Rick’s Cafe, a four-level Casablanca-style villa built into the hillside just beyond the Grand Salon patio. An oak bar, a rough-hewn beamed ceiling, stone fireplace, and an eclectic mix of Victorian antiques in its many inviting conversation nooks, create an intimate atmosphere for parties.
The venue’s newest space is La Terraza, an open-air cobblestone terrace bordered by California Oaks and native cactus. Large enough for hosting weddings, concerts, gala fundraisers, and corporate retreats, it’s the perfect place for dining under the stars. It’s also a charming spot for saying “I do”: Here, the bride begins her grand entrance at the top of a hill, descending a wide, rustic wood staircase until she reaches her guests seated below. When glowing candles are placed on the stairs, the scene is positively romantic.
Wedding ceremonies also take place in the Teatro, an open-air theater with a marble stage, stone patio and bubbling fountains. The cozy Casa Bonita next door, which has full-length mirrors plus a makeup area and parlor with fireplace, is one of the loveliest bride’s dressing rooms we’ve seen.
Everything at Rancho Las Lomas has been carefully conceived and realized, from its blossoming foliage to the abundance of hand-painted tile. If you’re looking for a simply sensational setting, this is it.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Teatro/Chapel seats 400 guests; La Terraza seats 375.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Outdoor areas accommodate up to 500 guests. Indoors, the facility holds up to 220 seated or 300–500 standing for a cocktail reception.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Grand Salon holds 300 guests seated theater-style.
The nonrefundable rental fee ranges $3,500–8,500. The fee includes use of both indoor and outdoor facilities for a specific time frame. All-inclusive wedding packages start at $175/person.
Off-season and weekday rates range $3,500–6,000; call for more information
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided for up to 200 guests
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided, additional fee
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided, additional fee
Parking: valet required
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: 100-year-old sequoias, rose gardens, Cleveland National Forest
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: allowed in designated areas
Music: amplified OK with restrictions; indoors until midnight, outdoors curfew 10pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: may be required
Other: no rice or confetti
Year-round, daily, 9am–midnight.
Alternate Info: Rancho Los Lomas