Weddings

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate

San Diego, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   95 reviews
$22k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$22k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate is an elegant wedding venue that is situated in San Diego, California. The talented team is passionate about ensuring that each wedding held at the sophisticated locale is phenomenal. Bright spaces and greenery across the grounds provide a classic template for a couple’s vision. Bringing together exceptional customer service, expertly prepared cuisine, and care for the details, the professionals craft events sure to become cherished memories.

Facilities and Capacity

A mix of indoor and outdoor spaces for events at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate gives couples options for how to host their celebration. A ceremony can begin in one of the gardens before couples and their loved ones move to the Mountain View Terrace Room. From this exquisite space, it is possible to take in the vistas of the mountains soaring in the background. The many architectural elements featured throughout this room help make it an elevated gathering space. Crown molding along the walls and lofty ceilings creates a stately ambience while the neutral palette fits a variety of wedding themes. Above, understated chandeliers in a gold hue provide a sense of luxury. Outside, the Garden Gazebo and Aberdeen Lawn offer areas suited for vow exchanges as well as dancing and dining al fresco. Up to 500 people can be accommodated on Aberdeen Lawn while 200 can celebrate at the Garden Gazebo. The lush plant life and natural tones with manicured walkways provide countless photo opportunities. Dressing rooms are also available for either half of the wedding party for your convenience.

Services Offered

The experienced team at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate offers multiple services to assist you in planning your milestone moment. Their culinary experts take care of the cuisine while the bartenders craft and serve up beverages to complement the fare. The team is also able to cater to engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners. Audiovisual equipment, tables, and chairs are also provided to help you set the space for your occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
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?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

95 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Breanne J. Married on 12/18/2021
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    Perfect venue!

    Me and my husband got married here on December 18th and we could not have asked for a better venue and staff. Nicole was lovely to work with, always responds immediately and was so great about answering all my questions. The staff was so helpful and kind, I highly recommend booking here! We loved every second of it.
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    Allison H. Married on 11/06/2021
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    A dream come true!

    We just got married on November 6, 2021 at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate and I couldn't imagine having our big day anywhere else!

    We first toured CMRE in August 2020 as the first venue we toured! We knew right away it was the place for us! We locked it in only a couple of weeks later. From August 2020 through November 2021, Nicole was the most amazing person to work with. She answered all of my questions and was so communicative.

    All areas of this venue are breathtaking. We were able to have our ceremony at the gazebo, our cocktail hour at the Estate Bar and our reception in the beautiful, open ballroom! The bridal suite was the most beautiful place to start my day, and my husband and his groomsmen had a great time in the groom's room. Both getting-ready rooms were so picturesque and look amazing in our photos!

    And the food- WOW! I had the mushroom ravioli and it was to die for. We also had steak and salmon on our menu and all the guests raved about it.

    CMRE felt intimate yet held our nearly 150 person wedding perfectly. It was romantic, stunning and the perfect place to start forever.

    Thank you to Nicole and the entire CMRE team for making our day so memorable and special!

Awards

  • 95
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Ariana & Gene
    68 photos · 06/01/2019
  • Andrea & Andrew
    54 photos · 11/10/2018
  • Amy & Xuandao
    13 photos · 08/05/2018
  • Lena & Ryan
    73 photos · 12/10/2017
  • David & Jessica
    19 photos · 05/01/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

17 Endorsements
Spotlight Studios Spotlight Studios Wedding Photographers

At Spotlight Studios, every artist can't help but be in love with the classy, antique backdrop of Caramel Mountain Ranch Country Club. It is so easy for our photographers to create beautiful images here. We appreciate the staff and absolutely recommend this place for beautiful weddings and events.

The Dapper Dames The Dapper Dames Wedding Dresses

Lovely and Legendary. Beautiful for two or a large corporate event which I have been on. It's a special place for any occasion but a wedding would be so beautiful there.

DJ Guy DJ Guy Wedding DJs

Elegance and beautiful views combined with outstanding professional staff and 5-star dishes make Carmel Mountain Ranch CC the best choice for a wedding in North San Diego.

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Map

14050 Carmel Ridge Road San Diego, CA, 92128
8582172903
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Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate?

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast

What are the most important characteristics of Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate for wedding events?

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate offer?

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate offer for wedding events?

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate have available for wedding events?

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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