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.
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.
92 Reviews for Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate
Recommended by 96% of couples
16 User photos
Sommer K. · Married on 07/03/2021
The most gorgeous venue!
Best venue ever! I knew from the moment we pulled up to the venue for our first tour that this place was special. CMR has everything. Gorgeous outdoor ceremony locations and a stunning ballroom for receptions. My husband and I felt so lucky to have our wedding here. Nicole was so great to work with. Like so many other couples, we had to change our wedding plans due to covid. We went from a 150+ guest wedding to just 30 guests. Initially, we thought we would have to find a new venue, but Nicole worked with us and helped us to make our new wedding plans still happen at CMR. It ended up being the perfect day. The lead server Daniela and the rest of her staff were absolutely amazing. Everyone was so attentive and made sure we were all taken care of. We are so grateful to everyone at CMR for making our wedding the best day of our lives.Sent on 04/10/2021
Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate's reply:Thank you for reviewing us and for your kind words. We are so happy you had a wonderful experience. Cheers!
Korina G. · Married on 03/04/2021
The Venue of Our Dreams
CMRE is hands down the most beautiful wedding venue we could have imagined for our dream wedding. We loved that we had options for areas to choose from for the ceremony and reception. We had originally booked CMRE for the beautiful and open ballroom, but due to COVID restrictions, we had to move outdoors, on the Aberdeen Lawn. But while we initially were apprehensive about having the reception outside, when it came to the day of, we wouldn't have wanted it anywhere else. The bridal suite was beautiful, and the groomsmen actually had a room to get ready and relax in. Like others, we had to cut down our original guest count. But Nicole was very understanding of our dilemma, and worked with us closely to adjust accordingly. She answered hundreds of our questions and emails in a timely manner. The food was amazing, everyone was raving about it. Pro tip - the mushroom ravioli is so delicious! We just want to say thank you to Nicole, and the entire Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate team for making our wedding so memorable and beautiful. We can't thank you all enough!Sent on 04/10/2021
Carmel Mountain Ranch Estate's reply:Thank you for taking the time to review us and for your kind words. We are thrilled to hear you had a memorable time.
Anna · Married on 02/22/2020
Checks all the boxes
We couldn't ask for anything more from CMRE and the entire staff. They were flexible the day-of when we had to shift some plans due to rain (thank goodness that they have so many different indoor and outdoor spaces!). Our guests still talk about how good the food was. The serving team was so prompt. Our guests seemed to finish their meals at about the same time, regardless of which table they were seated at. The whole team was professional and friendly - it felt like they were really celebrating along with us. I would absolutely recommend this venue, especially if you're looking for a place with indoor and outdoor spaces or a venue where you have plenty of space to get ready on-site!Sent on 05/09/2020
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.
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.
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.