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Calamigos Ranch in Malibu is a luxury wedding venue located in Malibu, California. Situated against the rugged backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains, the ranch provides a relaxing space to celebrate the beginning of your journey together. Since 1937, it has been a favorite wellness retreat for the local community.
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Spanning over 250 acres of hills and woodland, Calamigos Ranch is just a short drive from Malibu’s famous beaches on the scenic Latigo Canyon Road. The venue has four charming event spaces for weddings of up to 500 guests. Celebrate your nuptials among the ranch’s beautiful gardens and long-standing trees. The Birchwood Room features a breathtaking waterfall beside the ceremony space on the lawn, providing a relaxing atmosphere to recite your vows. This space can accommodate 140 guests, making it the ranch’s smallest venue. Alternatively, the Redwood Room is the oldest space on the property, with century-old willow trees and the lodge’s original stone hearth. Couples looking to get close to the water may opt for the Oaks Room. Here, ceremonies are held on a large deck stretching across a tranquil pond, while natural waterfalls are a stunning backdrop. Large weddings can be held at the Pavilion at North Point, where the expansive lawns are ideal for up to 500 guests.
Calamigos Ranch gives couples with everything they need to host their fairytale wedding. Their accomplished events team offers planning services to couples who book the venue. They can assist in all areas of wedding planning, including choosing catering services and providing vendor referrals. The venue includes set-up services with a variety of items for both your ceremony and reception. There are also on-site dressing suites for the engaged couple and their wedding party.
The ranch provides catering packages for all weddings and events held here. Their catering team uses only the freshest locally-sourced ingredients, either from the property itself or the surrounding area. They offer a wide spectrum of catering packages, including hors d’oeuvres, buffet, and stations. There are also several bar packages available, ranging from basic packages to premium service.
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Shayne is always a great!
I am grateful to have players like this on my team during an event.
Salt and Sparrow
The most magical wedding venue!!!
Throughout the property you will find so many little things that will delight you and your guests. The attention to small details set Calamigos Ranch apart from other venues, the lights in the trees, the various nooks and sitting areas, the sound of relaxing water from creeks and fountains you hear almost everywhere, it all adds up to an unforgettable and amazing ambience.
The food that Calamigos Ranch offers for weddings is outstanding, truly high end with ingredients, preparation, presentation and of course taste. My husband and I have been trying sea bass everywhere since we had it as one of our main meals at our wedding and still can’t beat the one we had at Calamigos.
The way they do “room blocks” is a bit odd compared to what we are used to seeing (prebooked/paid vs. min. commit) … but we found the team to be very accommodating, helpful, and flexible when it came time to finalize all of the room arrangements.
We stayed on property a few days before and after the wedding, which gave us the opportunity to relax and really enjoy it as both a resort and wedding venue. The staff and particularly the team at the Ranch restaurant on property made it a very special week for us. Special thank you to Helen as our coordinator, bartenders Chris and Barbara, and restaurant manager Tyler! You all made our wedding unforgettable for us and our guests! The venue's beautiful water features and unique elements such as the carousel and ferris wheel helped us capture some amazing wedding photos. Highly recommend the Oak Room at Calamigos and also highly recommend booking the Estate Suites for your wedding night as the suite is absolutely gorgeous and huge! The venue was the perfect size for our 75 guests but can definitely fit way more if needed.
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Love this wedding venue! Beautiful, elegant! Well worth the drive! You're guests will be delighted!
Calamigos Ranch in Malibu is one of my favorite places to work. They have beautiful surroundings, great service and a very knowledgeable staff. They treat every wedding as if it is their most important wedding. I would recommend this location to and bride and groom who are looking for a wonderful place to host their special day.
Love, Love to shoot wedidngs here. Garden Setting and beautiful growns. Staff is wonderful.
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