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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.

Facilities and Capacity

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.

Services Offered

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.

  • Asian-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:


What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?


What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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4.3 out of 5 rating
179 Reviews
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    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.4 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.2 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.1 out of 5 rating
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Amanda Getting married on 09/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Shayne is always a great!

I am a local planner and I just wanted to recommend working with Shayne. The past couple weddings Shayne has gone above and beyond. Here responsiveness and customer service are incomparable. After covid it has been hard to get many venues to respond in a timely manner. Shayne has been a life saver.
I am grateful to have players like this on my team during an event.

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Toni R. Married on 01/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical wedding venue!!!

We had our wedding in late February 2022 and are so happy to have found and booked Calamigos Ranch in Malibu!

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.
Christina W. Married on 09/18/2021
5 out of 5 rating


What an experience! We were blown away by the beauty, staff and service at this resort. From the moment we checked in, we knew it would be an unforgettable few days. The rooms were clean and stocked with snacks and wine. The staff was friendly, helpful and kind. The pool, with the amenities every hour, was such a special touch! Breakfast at the Ranch Club was delicious every morning - the best salmon and lox! Every where you turn there was another beautiful area we were excited to experience. We were sad to leave and already talk about going back again one day. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to go here!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

15 Endorsements
Top Tier Treats Top Tier Treats Wedding Cakes

Love this wedding venue! Beautiful, elegant! Well worth the drive! You're guests will be delighted!

Mindy & Co. Events Mindy & Co. Events Wedding Planners

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.

Digishots Photography Digishots Photography Wedding Photographers

Love, Love to shoot wedidngs here. Garden Setting and beautiful growns. Staff is wonderful.

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Albert Postel Art Of Photography
4.7 out of 5 rating , 16 Reviews
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Calamigos Ranch frequently asked questions

Calamigos Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Calamigos Ranch includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Calamigos Ranch includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
The space offered by Calamigos Ranch for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Beach
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Resort
  • Restaurant
  • Waterfront
  • Winery
Calamigos Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Calamigos Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
Calamigos Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
Calamigos Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Runners
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Tables
Calamigos Ranch is recommended by 87% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.3 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in quality of service, 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in professionalism, 4.2 in value and 4.1 in flexibility.
Calamigos Ranch currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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