Beltane Ranch 11775 Sonoma Highway • Glen Ellen • CA 95442

Beltane Ranch

11775 Sonoma Highway
Glen Ellen, CA 95442

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Why You'll Love This Place

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The charming home at the heart of Beltane Ranch dates back to 1892, when pioneering black entrepreneur Mary Ellen Pleasant came to Sonoma’s fabled Valley of the Moon and built it as a way to escape—and celebrate—the great business success she had enjoyed in San Francisco.

It’s easy to see what drew her to this spot. A narrow drive flanked by ancient oaks, vineyards, grassy fields, and beautiful hand-built stone walls leads up to Beltane, which nestles beneath the trees atop a gentle slope. The house Mary Ellen created is a two-story, five-room, wooden confection, graced with delicate lathed railings and Victorian-style wood trim, as well as grand verandas outfitted with wicker furnishings. The front of the residence is bordered by a flower garden enclosed by a classic white picket fence.

Next to the house are two lawns used for ceremonies. The larger one, which has views of the vineyard, is edged with flowerbeds, low stone walls, and towering oaks. A stage for the DJ in one corner is festooned with strings of lights that cast a festive glow at night. The smaller lawn right behind the house is more intimate, and a garden area near the trellised entrance to the main house often hosts small receptions. There’s also a rustic horse barn that makes a delightful setting for rehearsal dinners and other small gatherings.

A still-working ranch that raises cattle, grows olives and grapes, and produces its own wine, Beltane evokes Old Sonoma from the days before the county became an upscale destination. Its vibrant gardens have evolved over the years and seem part of the landscape. Bridal party members often enjoy breakfast fruit harvested from raspberry bushes planted decades ago by the owner’s grand aunt. Another attraction is the stand-alone cottage, a cozy hideaway featuring a hardwood floor, antique rugs, a firebox, sitting area, private bath, and a small garden and deck overlooking the main lawn.

Beltane is proud of its seasoned staff, many of whom have been at the property for at least 20 years. Not surprisingly, the ranch has earned a reputation for great service. Quite a few newlyweds return for their anniversaries, and the ranch has even welcomed the children of couples who’ve been married here!

One of Beltane’s most appreciated services is their in-house catering. Their chef will custom-design a menu for up to 50 guests that showcases their sustainable estate-grown organic produce, olive oil, and wine pairings…and they can take care of your rehearsal dinner and brunch, too!

Owned by the same family since the 1930s and surrounded by 1,000 acres of open-space preserve, its 100 acres are the ideal place to hold a true Sonoma County country wedding. Everything here—the venue and its surroundings—blends seamlessly to create a perfect pastoral stage.


Prices: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • 2-DAY WEEKEND WEDDING PACKAGE (up to 200 guests, available May–October)
    Starts at $20,000
    The package price varies depending on the guest count and includes exclusive use of the inn, lawns, and surrounding garden areas; 2-night accommodations in the Cottage; tables + chairs for the ceremony and reception; site manager; parking; and MUCH MORE.
    Note: Additional wedding packages that include a welcome reception, farewell brunch, estate wine experiences, option for glamping tent & tipi, and multi-site opportunities are available.

    INTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGE (available weekdays April–October and daily November–March)
    12–15 guests: $2,500–5,000 | 16–50 guests: $4,200–8,000
    The package includes exclusive use of the Bed & Breakfast, lawn, and gardens for an evening event (4pm–10pm); 1-night overnight accommodations for up to 15 guests, and MUCH MORE.
    Pricing varies depending on the day of the week and time of year.

    ELOPEMENT PACKAGE (2–6 people including the wedding couple)
    The package includes a choice of beautiful settings for your ceremony and photos; a romantic postnuptial dinner for two; mini wedding cake; officiant; and MORE.

    For complete details on all of Beltane Ranch's packages, click here.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $105/person and up
  • In-house catering is available for up to 50 guests.

    Catering for events of 51–200 guests is provided by outside caterers (choose from list).


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 60 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 60 200
Reception Seated 60 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 60.

CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Beltane Ranch can accommodate 14 guests indoors, up to 200 outdoors, and up to 60 guests in the rustic barn.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list

If your event is 50 guests or fewer, you may use the in-house catering service.



Purchase of 1 case of Beltane Ranch wine per 20 guests is required; non-Beltane Ranch wines, beer and other alcohol may also be brought in.

Beltane Ranch Vineyards & Winery is certified 100% sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Outdoor events are held from May through October. Intimate weddings and barn events available year-round. Events may be held from 4pm–10pm.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Unique
  • Winery / Vineyard
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Bed and Breakfast

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Valley
  • Vineyard

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house or select from list
Kitchen Facilities: prep only
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: not wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 6 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: garden arbors, lawn and trees
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: caterers only
Cleanup: provided
View: mountains, vineyards, forest, garden


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: Beltane Ranch wine purchase required; OK to BYO other beverages and alcohol
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK outdoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: extra liability required


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