Carmel Valley Ranch

1 Old Ranch Road, Carmel, CA 93923 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Carmel Valley Ranch

Carmel Valley Ranch is a rustic wedding venue in Carmel, California. Dedicated to the idea of play, the venue spans more than 500 acres, offering an 18-hole golf course, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, an organic garden, an apiary, a vineyard, several pools, and plentiful outdoor activities to enjoy the stunning area while staying in their comfortable hotel. The ranch sits among the ridges and rolling hills of the California Oak-studded Santa Lucia mountain range. Carmel Valley Ranch has been in the events industry for more than five years and specializes as an outdoor wedding venue.

Facilities and Capacity
Carmel Valley Ranch can accommodate up to 500 guests in its 12 events spaces. It has four types of wedding venues that include a farm, a hotel, a vineyard, and a restaurant. Couples can choose from a wide range of settings, all with scenic views. Carmel Valley Ranch features two outdoor ceremony sites called The Vineyard Lawn and The Valley Lawn; three indoor reception spaces named The Redwood Room, The Oak Room, and the Clubhouse; and two outdoor reception spaces called The Range and The Organic Garden.

Services Offered
Carmel Valley Ranch provides event spaces and services for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and elopements. The venue's in-house catering team can serve buffet, hors d'oeuvres, plated, stations, and family-style, in addition to bartending services. The venue also offers the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Set up
  • Lighting/sound
  • In-house catering
  • Food/beverage items including china, flatware, glassware, linens, and barware
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet-friendly
  • Wireless internet
  • Clean up
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9 Reviews for Carmel Valley Ranch

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Gavin · Married on 06/24/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Its a long review but the cliff notes
    - The most picturesque venue
    Lush lavender, hills and valleys, Deer and Pheasants roam freely
    - Incredible food and quality for 110 guests
    Best Chef in Monterey/Carmel (2015, 2016)
    - Service above and beyond
    Staff that took it upon themselves to fix external vendor errors (when flowers didn’t turn up they went out and bought them)
    - So many personal touches
    Complementary rooms, champagne, wedding gifts, cards signed from the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Ireland (I’m Irish)
    As best as I will try to do our Experience at CVR justice, no words could ever be enough to compliment how we were looked after. If you choose to have your wedding here its 5 star treatment the whole way. 6 months afterwards, we are still beaming from what was the best day of our lives. Thank you, Thank you, to everyone at Carmel Valley Ranch!

    We got married in June 2016 in what was the most amazing day possible. Take our advice and put this on your list of venues to see.
    From the moment we checked in to CVR the service was incredible and we were made to feel like Royalty. So many little touches just add up to so much. They are not obligated to look after you way they do but its a testament to how they choose to treat you.
    2 examples of the service
    - When we checked into our room, one of our wedding gifts from CVR was a card signed by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. CVR would have picked this fact up from conversations with us and acted on it. Such an amazing thought and gesture to make the time and effort to get this.
    - On our wedding day, flowers had not arrived from a vendor we choose. When CVR found out, they took matters into their own hands and sent someone to go out and purchase flowers for us (at no cost). They truly want the best day for you and will stop at nothing to make sure of it. We can’t wait to go back for our anniversary.
    Gavin and Kim

    Sent on 12/14/2016
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    Alyson · Married on 12/07/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    Our wedding at Carmel Valley Ranch was nearly perfect. Rachel, the catering manager, went above and beyond for us and our guests. Our wedding was just about 100 people, and we got married on the Valley Lawn and had our reception in the Clubhouse. Carmel Valley Ranch has such a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. They have an amazing menu with seasonal food and delicious drinks. Most of our guests stayed on property which added to the closeness of the weekend. Everyone was so helpful and supportive, Rachel even helped me book a few things for our California Coast honeymoon! There are so many little details that I could go on and on about, but overall the experience of getting married there and working with Rachel made our wedding more than we could have hoped for.

    Sent on 01/03/2014

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Carmel Valley Ranch FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables, Transportation
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Dessert, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 75.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 500
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 12
  • Describe your venue: Farm/Ranch, Hotel, Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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? Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • 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 food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, May, June, July, August, September, October, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • Scott Campbell Photo
    Scott Campbell Photo Wedding Photographers

    We love this property, especially since it has been completely redone. The food, staff, and service is impeccable. It is the perfect setting for a special couple!

  • A Sparkling Event
    A Sparkling Event Wedding Planners

    Carmel Valley Ranch is beautiful and has so many great sites. From vineyard backdrops to organic gardens and ballrooms, it has something for everyone. Their guest rooms are very spacious which is perfect for that full bridal party getting ready. They have on site transportation and awesome amenities like their multiple pools to enjoy on your special weekend there. I highly recommend adding any of their salt or honey to your welcome bags.

  • Steve Ezzo Entertainment
    Steve Ezzo Entertainment Wedding DJs

    We have provided the ceremony and reception music for many weddings at Carmel Valley Ranch (with both our band and as DJs) and it is a beautiful location, especially for the golf lover. A ceremony overlooking the golf course is breathtaking. Their food is excellent and their staff is accommodating. We highly recommend this for a wedding venue.--Ann Ezzo, Steve Ezzo Entertainment

Map

  • 1 Old Ranch Road Carmel, 93923 See on map
    831-621-5243 (Phone number)
    8316206490 (Other Phone Number)
    8316262574 (Fax Number)

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