20 California Ranch Venues for your Western-Chic Wedding

Our California venue experts agree: giddy-up, cowpokes, Western-chic weddings are IN. With a long history of livestock farming and agriculture, California has a rich ranch tradition and plenty of venues with authentic Western cred... along with some of the best wedding professionals in the country to put the chic in "rustic-chic." From all-inclusive dude ranches to sustainable farm retreats to DIY-friendly barns, your romantic California ranch wedding venue awaits.



NORTHERN CALIFORNIA



Stemple Creek Ranch

Tomales, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Coastal Views

Farm-to-Table

Barn Receptions

Fab Features: serene woodsy oasis just 5 miles from the Pacific Coast • exchange vows on the hilltop stand flanked by Eucalyptus or beneath towering redwoods • cocktails on the outdoor deck overlooking the West Marin hills followed by country-chic receptions inside the large barn

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Cowell Ranch Hay Barn and Organic Farm

Santa Cruz, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Monterey Bay Views

Historic Barn

Non-Profit

Fab Features: • the spacious 1860s-era restored Hay Barn boasts stunning natural wood siding, plenty of natural light and a flexible, open floor plan • breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay from the organic farm's Ocean View Field • this gorgeous property is managed by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology with worthy goals that you'll feel good about contributing to

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Long Branch Saloon and Farms

Half Moon Bay, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Unique

Vintage Saloon

Authentic Western

Fab Features: expansive site dotted with charming Old Western buildings and authentic artifacts • romantic ceremonies in a picturesque country chapel or lush meadow • original barn restored as a vintage saloon highlighted by a carefully carved wooden bar

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Radonich Ranch

Los Gatos, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Mountain Setting

Private Estate

Backyard Vibes

Fab Features: century-old fruit packaging ranch nestled in the lush Santa Cruz Mountains • picturesque ceremonies in front of a sparkling pond or shaded by a grove of weeping willows • dine and dance in the rustic barn or outside the ranch house on a tree-lined lawn

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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River Highlands Ranch

Smartsville, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Rustic Retreat

Picturesque

Honeymoon Cottage

Fab Features: expansive white barn at the of heart of 400 picturesque acres • a vineyard, natural gardens, sprawling lawns and shady trees offer a dreamy setting for al fresco events • a sweet cottage and private pond are perfect for a honeymoon getaway

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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The Ammon Ranch

Salyer, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Weekend Weddings

Woodsy

Family-Owned

Fab Features: 200-acre ranch nestled in the secluded Six Rivers National Forest, family-owned and operated since 1911 • say "I do" beside the serene pond or beneath the boughs of an ancient walnut tree • rentals include 3 nights' overnight lodgings in the Ranch House and Cottage (with additional lodging available)

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Bar 717 Ranch

Hyampom, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Expansive Ranch

Overnight Accommodations

No Curfew

Fab Features: 450-acre working ranch surrounded by miles of hiking trails, sprawling forests, and sparkling swimming holes • ceremonies in the dramatic hillside Amphitheater or a verdant meadow, with al fresco receptions set among hand-built picnic tables, wooden pavilions, and lovely lawns • overnight accommodations for up to 30 guests indoors (plus camp-style outdoor lodging for up to 200!)

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Reinstein Ranch

Livermore, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Panoramic Views

Weekend Weddings

Unique Lodging

Fab Features: historic ranch that offers retreat-style weekend weddings • celebrations with a stunning backdrop of rolling hills, and receptions beneath glowing bistro lights al fresco or in the rustic, airy barn • cozy accommodations in the charming historic farmhouse, a vintage bunkhouse, cabin, and a glamping village

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Holly Farm

Carmel, California

Venue Superpowers:

Relaxed Retreat

Tropical Vibes

Comprehensive Packages

Fab Features: chic tropical hideaway • whimsical redwood bungalow comes with “island wild” décor and a wraparound redwood deck • a koi pond, sparkling waterfall, and majestic oak tree make a lovely backdrop for your celebration and photos

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Lost Marbles Ranch

Sierra Valley, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Expansive Valley

Camping Welcome

Rustic Barn

Fab Features: 20 acre ranch in the heart of the Sierra Valley, with panoramic views of the surrounding landscape • rustic celebrations in barn illuminated by café lights and salon chandeliers • camping available for up to 125 guests for no extra charge

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Lassen Meadows Ranch

Chester, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Private Retreat

Lakefront Lawns

Camping Welcome

Fab Features: 160-acre private getaway in the Northern Sierras with a lake, meadows and stunning mountain views • picturesque events move from sprawling green lawns to a barn and outdoor kitchen pavilion • a cozy cabin for the newlyweds and plenty of space for guest camping beneath the stars

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA



Smoke Tree Ranch

Palm Springs, California

Venue Superpowers:

Secluded Getaway

Poolside Celebrations

Desert Beauty

Fab Features: exclusive 375-acre gated western-style resort • variety of indoor/outdoor event spaces that make the most of the serene setting • the extensive grounds boast an Olympic-size pool, world-class tennis courts, a three-hole golf course, bowling green, and miles of trails for birding, hiking, jogging, and horseback riding

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Almond Springs Ranch

San Miguel, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Farm Retreat

Family-Owned

Late Night

Fab Features: 5th-generation family-run farm just northeast of Paso Robles Wine Country • gorgeous al fresco celebrations surrounded by rolling hills • cozy accommodations in the charming on-site cabins

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Hartley Farms

San Miguel, California

Venue Superpowers:

Backyard Vibes

On-Site Camping

DIY or Inclusive Options

Fab Features: romantic working farm, orchard, and gardens • ceremonies set under a 200-year-old oak and shady sycamores • al fresco receptions on a sweeping lawn, with a permanent dance floor and bandstand

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$
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Spreafico Farms

San Luis Obispo, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Hilltop Ceremonies

Honeymoon Cottage

Vintage Barn

Fab Features: stunning hilltop ceremony site with 360-degree views of the surrounding vineyards and rolling foothills • historic barn with smooth concrete floors, a rustic bar, and glowing market lights • cozy overnight lodging for the couple in a sweet cottage

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Farms

Moorpark, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Woodsy Ceremonies

All-Inclusive

Pretty Dining Pergolas

Fab Features: charming 120-acre farm in the scenic countryside around Moorpark • al fresco events in the midst of a 50-year-old walnut grove • family-style dining on the patio beneath a wooden pergola strung with fairy lights

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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Galway Downs by Wedgewood Weddings

Temecula, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Equestrian Vibes

Glam Carriage House

Customized All-Inclusive Packages

Fab Features: lavish equestrian estate in Temecula Wine Country • 242 gorgeous acres of century-old oak trees, graceful willows, flowing creeks, and soft green meadows • historic Carriage House blends the romance of the Old West with a chic, distinctly modern edge

Catering: In-house
Price: $$
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King Gillette Ranch

Calabasas, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Garden Courtyards

Panoramic Views

Mediterranean Vibes

Fab Features: a scenic ranch nestled in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains and sitting on 588 acres • say ‘I do’ in the distinguished courtyard surrounded by a tranquil pond, bridges, and rolling lawns • celebrate in the elegant event space with expansive mountain views as your backdro​​p

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Paddock Riding Club

Los Angeles, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Central LA Location

Manicured Landscaping

Equestrian Club

Fab Features: dreamy private getaway tucked in the heart of Los Angeles, with views of the Griffith Park Mountains • the front lawn's sparkling Koi pond and water feature are a charming ceremony backdrop • draped warm bistro lights add a soft glow to al fresco receptions on the lawn

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$
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California Ranch Company (CRC Ranch)

Temecula, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Luxe Lodging

Authentic Horse Farm

Park-Like Grounds

Fab Features: romantic 70-acre wine country ranch with a 150-year legacy as a working horse & cattle ranch and California's premiere horse training and competition facility • say "I do" in the greenery- and tree-lined Wedding Park then dine and dance in the airy, light-flooded barn • the Ranch House, plush Bunk House, and cozy Cottage are fabulous for wedding party prep and overnight lodgings

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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