Cottonwood Farms

Aguanga, CA View map Visit website
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Up to 150 guests


Up to 150 guests

Cottonwood Farms is a true working horse ranch with beautiful scenery and a wonderful history. It makes for a beautiful backdrop for a rustic wedding. The ranch boasts sprawling pastures, lush green lawns, beautiful flower gardens, and numerous towering Cottonwood trees, all idyllically set against the magnificent granite boulders of the Jojoba Hills.

Lovingly called “The Ranch,” Cottonwood Farms is rich with a family history of love. Designed and hand-built by father and daughter, The Ranch is the product of a special bond between family. It is a very special place built with love, designed with love, and to be shared with love.

Choose any combination of the below:

The Barn--Our barn is perfect for any indoor or outdoor event. The barn features an open breezeway, hand-built saloon-style bar, open lounge or photobooth room, charming pot-belly stove, hanging market lights, and 30ft x 30ft dance floor. This is a real 7-stall barn that still has a functioning horse tack room. Although the barn no longer houses horses, it now houses the creative space for unique events and one-of-a-kind experiences. Upstairs is a private apartment for the groom's quarters. At night, the barn literally GLOWS with a special, intimate ambiance thanks to its numerous market lights.

The Lawn--Our lawn features a wide-open grass setting surrounded by flower gardens, horse pastures, and rustic white fencing. Numerous Cottonwood, olive, and pepper trees encompass and drape the lawn. A level foundation lends itself to any outdoor ceremony or reception. Vibrant, green tree foliage naturally serves as the perfect backdrop for any photo. Golden hour leads to the most breathtaking views of desert sunsets while dusk gives way to the twinkling of desert stars.

Our Grand Oak Tree--Located central to the ranch is our grand oak tree, estimated to be hundreds of years old. With a wrap-around deck, this location is great for a "cocktail hour" or casual dinner. Pull up a chair and grab a cool beverage, as this is the best place to relax and enjoy the views of the ranch when the sun dips and the shadows grow long. On warm days, this shady place is a great spot to cool down and catch the breeze. At night time, the tree magically comes "alive" with hundreds of market lights attached to its gigantic, sweeping branches.

Our Resort Style Pools--Our ranch boasts TWO resort style pools -- a welcomed desert oasis during the warmer months of the year. With a covered pool lanai, bbq area, 80 foot waterslide, spa, handbuilt outdoor fireplace, and a massive masonry bar, this spot is perfect for any casual day. As you may guess, countless lazy summer days can easily be spent here... just bring your own pool floatie!

Our ranch also features:

Bridal Suite--Our bridal suite is what bride tribe dreams are made of! Featuring two bedrooms, a kitchen, private bathroom, central heat/AC, handbuilt wood-burning fireplace and feminine details, our bridal suite has plenty of room for you and your tribe to relax and get ready. And did we mention it's separate and located far away from the groom's quarters?

Groom's Quarters--Located upstairs above the barn, our John Wayne-inspired groom's quarters is guranteed to get any group of groomsmen excited! Complete with a TV, satellite channels, poker table, kitchen, two bedrooms, private bathroom, central heat/AC, and a handbuilt wood-burning fireplace, our masculine groom's quarters will keep any group of guys easily entertained while the bride tribe is getting ready.


Multiple combinations of locations across venue with no limit:

Choose from several beautiful locations across the ranch for your ceremony, “cocktail hour”, reception, and photos. There is no limit! We offer a rustic barn with open breezeway, an open grass setting with horse pastures and flower gardens, two resort style pools with fireplace, bar, and covered lanai, and our 300-year-old grand oak tree with hundreds of market lights.

Take your time, enjoy your special day over a stress-free weekend:

We offer a very special weekend package for all our couples. Savor and soak up every moment and memory made on your big day! For those looking to spend great quality time with their closest friends, family, and in-laws, you have found exactly what you have been looking for. Take your time setting up, decorating, and getting ready with no rush or stress over an entire weekend. That's right, not just one day-- but an entire weekend!

We are all about flexibility:

Bring in your own insured, professional wedding vendors. We do not require you to pick from a strict list of vendors like other venues. But of course if you are looking for some help, we have an incredibly awesome list of professional vendors to choose from to make your event the magical day you have been dreaming of!

Multiple amenities included with venue:

Our venue includes multiple amenities! Examples of items included are: white benches for your ceremony, 60" round tables and white folding chairs with padded seats for your reception, choice of wedding arbor, gift/welcome table, numerous wine barrel and belly-up bars, market lights, classic car photo op, ice machine access, and 4 private guest restrooms (yes, actual restrooms, not "port-a-potties!").

One-of-a-kind ranch views everywhere you turn:

Our ranch offers the most beautiful desert meets country landscape between Temecula and Joshua Tree. We are a true working horse ranch surrounded by endless Cottonwood Trees, all idyllically set against the magnificent granite boulders of the Jojoba Hills. Whether you are envisioning country, rustic vibes or desert, bohemian vibes, our ranch is perfect for any style. And with endless natural locations for photo ops, where will you find yours?

Family atmosphere that's ready to help you:

We are here for you! We are family-operated and ready to help with any thing that may pop up. Rain in the forecast? Maybe a pandemic? No problem! We work closely with our couples to make sure their big day and planning is smooth and flawless. Flexibility and experience is everything, and that's what we have.

Upgrades and rentals available:

We also offer the following optional upgrades and rentals: handmade wooden farm tables, vintage sweetheart table with matching chairs, propane heaters, and tenting in the case of inclement weather.

Optional all-inclusive packages with your own dream team:

Our all inclusive packages are designed with you in mind! Choose from a team of experienced, passionate vendors that will cultivate your vision of your big day and make it a reality. A one stop shop offering: venue, coordinating, catering, videography , florists, bartending, photography, DJ’s, photo booths, rentals, hair & makeup, officiants and more!

CONTACT US today for further information and to schedule a tour!!

Check us out on Instagram and Facebook for further photos and inspiration! We are @COTTONWOODFARMSCA


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    Jeff G. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Hidden Gem Venue - Highly Recommend!

    Cottonwood Farms is the perfect venue if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing farm wedding. It is hidden away behind some other property and you will amazed when you turn the corner and arrive there. They put a lot of effort into details in the bride's and groom's suites and the whole property is beautiful and well maintained. It is also very affordable and they helped us to get everything ready with only 6 weeks of planning. We had such a good time and it was definitely worth the long drive from LA county.
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    Katrina M. Married on 05/29/2021
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    I could not have asked for a better venue!

    Cottonwood Farms was truly better than we could have ever imagined. Tom and Cheryl were so easy to work with and helped as much as possible. I will definitely recommend this venue to every couple looking. We were allowed to stay at the venue all weekend (fri-sun) in the groom and bridal suites. That was a huge bonus as we got to set almost everything up Friday night.
    I love this venue!


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