Malibu, California 90265
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Why We Like This Place
Although Calamigos bills itself as a country ranch set amongst 130 acres of rolling hills, verdant meadows, lakes, ancient oaks, and its own vineyard, most of its event facilities are far from rustic.
There are four different ceremony options, each with its own reception site. The Redwood Room—the most historic venue on the property—opens to a peaceful and private area to exchange vows. Shaded by trees, guests are seated on either side of a stone aisle, facing a redwood arbor adorned with flowers where the couple says "I do". Afterwards, everyone moves into the Redwood Room itself, a delightful, sun-filled space thanks to light streaming in through "walls" of French doors. One of the room's remarkable features is its romantic "waterfall," a curtain of water that descends like a light rain just outside the glass doors.
The Oak Room is popular for intimate ceremonies. Rows of chairs are arranged in front of a wood arbor with a rock waterfall directly behind it, framed by a backdrop of eucalyptus, pine, and oak trees. Couples who get married here usually have their reception in the nearby dining room. Like the Redwood Room, it has French doors that maximize light and views of the outdoors. Crisp white table linens contrast nicely with the warm pine ceiling beams and doorframes, while ferns and ficus trees provide indoor greenery. Buffets are often served on the adjoining deck, which is partially shaded by oak branches.
A third option is the Pavilion at North Point, a secluded little meadow ringed by trees and natural landscaping. Couples tie the knot on an earthen terrace beneath a majestic spreading oak, or next to a clear pond at the base of a river rock waterfall. Dining and dancing takes place under an elegant white tent draped with sheer fabric and enhanced by twinkle lights.
Lastly, the Birchwood Room is a charming venue for more intimate gatherings. Ceremonies unfold on a grassy field bordered by roses, plum trees, and a large cascading waterfall. The reception can be held on the private, multilevel deck just steps away. Surrounded by nature—including a couple of streams—this spot is beautiful and calm. Sunset and evening events are lovely here, especially when the thousands of twinkle lights lacing the trees add their sparkle.
And if you've come to the ranch for one of their legendary western-style celebrations (yes, they host Barn Mitzvahs!), check out The Barn. It's the real thing: The floor is covered with sawdust, and bales of hay are scattered about.
The newest addition to the ranch is the Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club. This inviting getaway lets you extend your stay with 70 luxurious guest rooms that bring you closer to nature: Each one has its own terrace—some offer a mountain view and others are designed as enclosed interior spaces that are open to the sky and stars.
Calamigos Ranch has some truly unique event facilities, and the staff are topnotch professionals when it comes to helping you plan your wedding. They'll work with you to create a celebration that reflects your personal vision, and coordinate everything down to the last detail.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 500
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 800
- Max. Seated Indoors: 500
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 500
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 600
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 600
- Max. Seated: 600
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, the ranch holds up to 500 seated guests; outdoors up to 800 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoor areas accommodate 50–500 seated or 150–600 standing guests. The smallest site has a 50-guest minimum.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site accommodates 35–600 guests for conferences.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
For weddings, a $1,500 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your date and is applied to the final bill; the balance is payable 3 days prior to the event. A variety of wedding packages (including customized ones) are available, with prices ranging $135–143/person.
For day conferences, all-inclusive packages range $75–105/person.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, or BYO, buyout required
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes; groom’s CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: large lot, free valet
Accommodations: 70 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQs
View: Santa Monica Mountains
Other: ceremony coordination & rehearsal
Venue ViewsForest/Wooded Area
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, BWC corkage $10/bottle
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK until 11pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Other: no rice, confetti or sparklers