Calamigos Ranch is an expansive muntainside wedding venue in Malibu in Malibu, California. This modern nature-inspired venue offers couples a quiet retreat to celebrate the most important day of their life. Four spacious indoor and outdoor event spaces coupled with an exceptional staff make the Calamigos Ranch a premier destination for weddings in Malibu. The Ranch was established long before Malibu became a popular destination wedding and vacation place. It offers the rich history and natural scenery of California in affordable packages for every wedding style. If you’re looking for a modern and elegant venue space, choose none other than Calamigos Ranch.
Facilities and Capacity
Calamigos Ranch resides at the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. The rugged skyline helps many couples fall in love with the venue even before they see the ceremony venues. Calamigos Ranch offers four unique locations for weddings, three with indoor reception houses and one with an open air pavillion. At Calamigos Ranch there is a stone terrace surrounded by waterfalls, lakeside cabins, retreats deep in the woods and over 250 acres of pure natural bliss. Each reception room offers an outdoor ceremony space for easy transitioning from your ceremony to cocktail hour. All indoor locations offer rustic decor, some with stone fireplaces while others feature French doors, iron chandeliers, or gentle cafe lighting. The Calamigos Ranch can accommodate up to 500 guests.
Calamigos Ranch offers everything a couple needs to create their dream wedding deep in the Snta Monica Mountain countryside. The event staff will handle all aspects of planning and organizing your big day. These experienced and highly professional wedding planners understand what it takes to provide a fantastic wedding experience. They provide tables, chairs, colored linens, glassware, silverware and chin. Your ceremony setup incldes an aisle runner and garden chairs, as well as nearby dressing areas for the wedding party. Calamigos Ranch staff will setup both your ceremony and reception sites. Guests will receive a plated meal, buffet stations, passed hors d’oeuvre service and premium open bar. Every detail of your big day is carefully planned and coordinated for a once in a lifetime day.
Recommended by 88% of couples
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Andrew · Married on 06/30/2018
We had our wedding at Calamigos a week ago and are still having a hard time believing how well it all came together, in large part thanks to the service of the Calamigos staff. Everyone from the servers and bus people to the front office staff provided top notch service (special shout outs to Cindy on the wedding side and Kristi on the hotel side, simply amazing).
We were married at the North Point Pavilion, which was a gorgeous venue. We had great prep rooms prior to the ceremony which certainly was a huge benefit to my wife. The lighting in the afternoon was phenomenal, and there were a large variety of places we took amazing pictures, including in little forests, in front of the Ferris wheel and in the grape vines.
For the reception, we did a cocktail hour, during which we took family photos while our guests started the party, with passed apps. The staff for food service was great, and everyone really seemed to enjoy their meals (we did the mid-priced option with a steak, chicken and veggie options - I had the steak which was cooked well, but the veggie one was truly awesome, some sort of risotto thing that my wife got that was surprisingly rich and satisfying).
We used a day-of coordinator (Annette of Simply Natural Events, who was great and had an easy going but organized staff). We all used Jenny Smith for photos, Wave Form Entertainment for DJ, Press Films for videography and Exotic Green Gardens for our florist - would recommend th
Natalie · Married on 03/24/2018
We had our wedding at the Malibu Cafe. It is beautiful. We picked it because it was already nice there without having to add too many decorations. The staff was very helpful the day of. Everyone thought the food was great! Only drawback is this is a public restaurant and can get crowded, so something to keep in mind if you can’t rent out the whole restaurant.
Poppy · Married on 01/07/2018
We got married in the Birchwood Room (their smallest spot) and I cannot begin to describe how beautiful this venue is. Our guests are still gushing about it! From the moment we arrived at Calamigos, we knew this was the place for us. You get the gorgeous outdoor vibe without actually having to work out how to lug a bunch of wedding items into the wilderness. We didn't have any flowers (not even a bouquet) because it really didn't need it. There's a damn waterfall as a background for the ceremony - who can top that? Our contact Nicole was amazingly responsive and helpful (and if you happen to need help on your person's day off all the other staff are more than happy to help). You might initially feel a little sticker-shock but, as a previous reviewer mentioned, basically everything is included, so it ends up being pretty reasonable. They even do discounts for Jan/Feb weddings and in SoCal that's still totally fine (especially since they have heat lamps). The benefit of most everything being included was that everything runs like a well oiled machine - the food was amazing (not to mention hot and on time) and the drinks flowed freely. At the end of the night my new husband and I stayed at the hotel on the property, which was not only luxurious but greatly simplified the end of the evening for us. It is a little bit out of the way - roughly an hours drive for most of our guests - but Uber and Lyft were pretty reasonable and remarkably fast at getting there for everyone. Do yourself a favor and check out the venue if you can - you'll fall in love the moment you get there.
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.