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Holman Ranch

Carmel Valley, California View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
124 reviews
Up to 500 guests

About

Up to 500 guests

Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery is a historic wedding venue located in Carmel Valley, California. This private estate's slogan is, “Where the Past is Always Present.” Originally built in 1928, this unique, 392-acre property has been restored and now boasts modern amenities while still maintaining its charm. Couples and their guests will experience 360-degree views of the Santa Lucia Mountains as they say their “I do’s” at Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery.

Facilities and Capacity

  • Couples can accommodate up to 500 guests at this rustic-style venue. They offer multiple diverse event spaces to choose from, which include:
    Rose Patio - a beautiful outdoor space, perfect for cocktail hour or your reception. It features roses that line the walls, private gates and close proximity to the caterer’s kitchen.
  • Ceremony Lawn - boasts a Carmel Stone Veranda where you can exchange your vows as your guests are surrounded by California poppies, lavender, crepe myrtles, succulents and roses. The Santa Lucia Mountains will serve as your backdrop.
  • Main Plaza - ideal for receptions, rehearsal dinners or farewell brunches. It’s an expansive space situated in the heart of the venue with room for lawn games on the side.
  • Carriage House - perfect for music and dancing. This heated space features twinkling rafter lighting and gorgeous hardwood floors.
  • Stone Terrace - where you can host your cocktail hour. There’s a cozy fireplace and comfortable chairs inside the hacienda.
  • Inner Courtyard - a romantic, intimate space that can be used for small ceremonies, first looks, cake cutting and more.


Services Offered
This full-service ranch offers a fun Game Room and spacious Conference Room for you, your spouse and your wedding party to relax and get ready in. Setup and cleanup is included with their rental fee, along with tables and chairs. They offer 10 comfortable guest rooms, soon to be 13 rooms, for your loved ones to spend the night in, as well as plenty of complimentary parking. Additional services include:

  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Lighting and sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wheelchair accessible


History
The focal point of Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery is a 1928 Carmel Stone Hacienda. This private residence was originally a gentleman’s retreat, and hosted celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin. In 1943, when the Holman’s took ownership, they turned the ranch into a vibrant, social scene for the Central Valley. Now it’s owned by the Lowder family who restored it, and turned it into the event venue it is today.

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?

$16,500

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

$14,500

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

No

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?

500

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Winery

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

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Photo booth
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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    Lexa Married on 05/21/2022
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    Exceptional & Unforgettable Wedding Weekend

    We were married at Holman Ranch this past May and had our rehearsal dinner / welcome reception at the Tasting Room. The staff and event team at Holman made us feel like family since day one of planning & went above and beyond every step of the way to make our event a success. The service and attention given to us, not only in the days leading up to the wedding weekend, but since the day we booked the venue exceeded every expectation we had. We booked the venue for a long weekend (Thursday-Sunday) and cannot recommend it enough as a place to relax & spend quality time with all of our loved ones. Our family and friends are still raving about how special, beautiful, and memorable the weekend was! Look no further - this venue is truly a one-of-a-kind place that you can cherish & revisit for years to come.
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    Ahmed N. Married on 07/05/2020
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    A touch of WOW!

    A simple but appropriate WOW will do -- Holman Ranch exceeded our expectations as the venue of our dreams. The staff was incredibly professional, every view at this venue was heavenly, and all we (and our guests) were stunned at how wonderful our day was at Holman Ranch. Thanks to the extraordinary team for sticking with us through two years and two postponements!
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    Kelly Married on 10/19/2019
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    Simply perfect!

    Absolutely stunning venue! The entire Holman staff and coordinators were amazing and super responsive to all questions and emails. Victoria was so great to work with and helped ensure our big day was absolutely perfect. The onsite rooms and facilities were top notch and it was great to be able to stay onsite (bridal party included) the whole weekend. Everything from the getting ready rooms (the bridal suite was GORGEOUS) and the kitchen were well used by our group. We could not have asked for a more convenient or beautiful venue for our wedding!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sri & Shalen
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    58 photos · 10/06/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

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The Booth Bus The Booth Bus Photo Booths

Holman Ranch is gorgeous. There is something very magical about this venue that is unlike any other!

Your Maitre d' Limousine Your Maitre d' Limousine Wedding Limos

Weddings and wine tasting in the Village at one of my personal favorite spots. A winning combination of highest quality with fast and friendly service.

Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals Wedding Dresses

The Holman Ranch is most amazing beautiful place for any wedding, anniversary, any special event. Hunter is great to work with and is attentive to the needs of all of her clients. The Ranch is beautiful and the views of the valley and mountains produce great images for your memories. I recently attended a conference there and it was my first time visiting Holman Ranch and I love the place...say no more! Cathy Montante,Owner, Buyer, Consultant Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals Lincoln bet. 5th. and 6th., Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921 (831)626-1287 www.collezionefortuna.com

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60 Holman Rd Carmel Valley, California, 93924
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