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Gardener Ranch

Carmel Valley, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
28 reviews
$22k - $30k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

About

$22k - $30k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Gardener Ranch is a rustic wedding venue located in Carmel Valley, California. Situated on the pristine banks of the Carmel River, the venue is covered with magnificent oak trees and lush fields. The property offers a rustic charm in a beautiful natural setting, with spacious lawns and indoor spaces perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Facilities and Capacity
Spread over 24 acres of land, Gardener Ranch can accommodate up to 350 guests. It has five stunning outdoor sites with views of the Carmel Valley River, towering oak trees, and sprawling, lush grass. The Main House, a private estate with a patio and a swimming pool, is perfect for large gatherings. The River House offers beautiful views of the Carmel River. In the corner of Gardener Ranch is River Cottage, a quaint space perfect for use as the bridal suite. Then there is a guest house under sycamore and oak trees, offering magnificent views of the mountainsides. Gardener Ranch accommodates couples for any length of time they desire.

Services Offered
Gardener Ranch provides a variety of settings and services for bridal showers, elopements, receptions, ceremonies, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. In addition, they have available wedding event items such as altar/arches, tables and chairs, other furniture, and a dance floor. The venue offers the following wedding services:

  • Bridal suite
  • Accommodations
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Set up
  • Liability insurance
  • Clean up

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$565

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

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?

$24,654

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$6,705

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

28 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Rochelle S. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Great Wedding Venue!

    Gardener Ranch is a beautiful outdoor venue with endless amenities. We had over 200 guests at our wedding and everyone was RAVING about the grounds, staff, and beautiful scenery onsite. I would definitely want to host an event there in the future - perhaps, a family reunion or work retreat!
  • Lauren
    Lauren V. Married on 09/05/2020
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    Wedding Venue of our Dreams

    From the moment we walked onto the grounds of Gardener Ranch, through two reschedules, and finally our wedding this February - the team at Gardener Ranch was incredible! Initially arriving at the venue felt surreal. The idea of all of our favorite people staying on property with us in the cutest houses with pools and bbqs and a bridal salon felt like it would be too good to be true. On our wedding day, our dream seriously became reality. Heather and her team spent the whole weekend setting up special details and making accommodations for us that made the weekend more perfect than I could have asked for. Everything was easy, comfortable, and made my experience as the bride so relaxed and purely enjoyable! I can not speak highly enough of this talented team led by Heather. All of the details, the friendly staff, the clean and luxurious spaces, the vibrant colors of nature all around - everything was perfect. We are so lucky to be a Gardener Ranch couple!!!
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    Meagan M. Married on 06/13/2020
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    A magical weekend

    Gardener Ranch was the first and only venue my husband and I looked at for our wedding. We stepped onto the property and immediately knew this was where we wanted to get married. Not only is the property stunning and can be used in a variety of ways, but the 5 houses on property gave us a three night party we always imagined. The houses are perfect for housing wedding party members, family, and friends. It’s like having 5 small hotels on property!

    With COVID, we were forced to postpone. Heather at Gardener held our hand through the whole process. She is so professional, supportive, and responsive. She would call or text anytime we had a question and made us feel so at ease when we were anxious about the state of the world and our wedding.

    Our weekend was absolutely perfect, our guests were blown away by the property, and our photos were absolutely perfect.

Awards

  • 28
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Katie & Doug
    93 photos · 09/16/2017
  • Lauren & David
    12 photos · 11/05/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Inés Zrinski Photography Inés Zrinski Photography Wedding Photographers

Gardener Ranch has everything you need for your event! From the onsite lodging to the perfect Bride and Groom getting ready locations to the poolside cocktail area, this venue has a myriad of options for you. Oh and don't forget to plan to have your ceremony by the creek surrounded by trees! I wholeheartedly recommend Gardener Ranch and am always excited when my couples choose it for their venue!

Bacchanalia Bacchanalia Wedding Caterers

Gardner Ranch has been a Carmel Valley institution since forever. It's wonderful having it restored and well cared for again. The property is a stunning, secluded oasis. As if once you walk through their gates your time exists apart from the rest of the world. I love that type of escape.

Live Free Photography Live Free Photography Wedding Photographers

Exceptional venue! Totally unique atmosphere! The vibes are welcoming, bohemian, and classic. We would recommend this place to any bride looking for the perfect location.

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Map

114 W. Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
831-298-7360
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Gardener Ranch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Gardener Ranch?

Gardener Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

The space offered by Gardener Ranch for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Gardener Ranch for wedding events?

Gardener Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Gardener Ranch offer?

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

What services does Gardener Ranch offer for wedding events?

Gardener Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Gardener Ranch have available for wedding events?

Gardener Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

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

Gardener Ranch is recommended by 96% 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, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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