A luxurious wedding venue in Creston, California, HorseTail Ranch is a lovely, multifaceted location for a wedding ceremony or reception. Even for those who wouldn’t consider themselves "outdoorsy", this ranch surpasses all expectations with incredible views you wouldn’t find at a country club or hotel. HorseTail Ranch is a truly unique, intimate, magnificent space -- not to mention a stone’s throw from some of California’s finest wineries. See for yourself the beauty and romance that a quaint barn and farm can offer, especially for a couple saying "I do".
HorseTail Ranch consistently receives stellar reviews and was recently honored by Fodor's Travel as being one of the top 15 rustic wedding destinations in the U.S. . We’re an oasis of peace, serenity, and pure pleasure — all rolled into one. Come experience 150 acres of beautiful rolling hills featuring mature trees, gorgeous views and inspiring sunsets. The Main Villa consists of a elegantly modern, lavishly furnished and fully stocked 3,500 square foot, 5-bedroom, 4½ -bath residence. All within close proximity to some of Paso Robles premier wineries, restaurants and coastline. From small retreats to large family reunions, we accommodate parties of all sizes. And we're an ideal setting for weddings, retreats and other events.
Facilities and Capacity
This spacious venue offers three separate spaces to host your wedding event, including indoor, covered outdoor and uncovered outdoor. The HorseTail Ranch can comfortably accommodate anywhere from 20-120 guests. Planing on having a more active group? The best way to see all of the incredible views the HorseTail Ranch has to offer is via horseback.
The HorseTail Ranch offers many services to help you relex on your special day. Their services include:
14 Reviews for HorseTail Ranch
Recommended by 99% of couples
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John Elder · Married on 05/18/2019
The Venue WAS Our Wedding, and HorseTail Ranch Delivered
My fiance and I wanted the venue to be our wedding. We didn't want over-the-top decor, or ornate art and tapestries. We wanted the location to speak for itself. We selected HorseTail ranch for that very reason, and it delivered in every regard. The property is an incredible representation of the central California coast. When you are there, you know exactly where in the world this glorious piece of land rests. The views are stunning, the house itself gorgeous and so well maintained it's hard to imagine everything is not brand new. When it comes to hosting our wedding, the owner was amazing to work with, the onsite staff more helpful than we ever could have hoped for, and (again) the sights, sounds, and ambiance of the entire place is what made our wedding so special. We could not imagine our perfect day being held anywhere else.Sent on 06/03/2019
Jared Jones · Married on 04/20/2019
This was a beautiful venue. The house was beautiful and well decorated. The landscaping was amazing. It was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend this venue for anyone who’s looking for a private venue but still close to amenities.Sent on 05/21/2019
Ben Taborsky · Married on 09/22/2018
From the moment she said yes, we knew that we wanted an intimate, fun, outdoor wedding where we could have our best friends and family relax together for a weekend. We didn’t want to be limited to the standard 4-10 PM window (or midnight if you’re lucky!). That’s how we found Horsetail Ranch and that’s why we drove down to see it. We’d never set out to find the most beautiful wedding venue in California, but when we got to the property it took our breath away. The house, the cabin, the hills, the oaks, the views, the hawks overhead. So classically California, rustic but modern, quiet and peaceful but very alive. We had more venues we had to see that weekend but we looked half-heartedly; we knew the other places didn’t stand a chance.Sent on 11/11/2018
Once we picked a date and signed our contract, the owner Kena helpfully laid out all of the services we’d need to arrange (porta potties, insurance, day-of planner, etc) with recommendations and was really responsive and understanding as she helped with all of our many questions and concerns all the way up to the day of the wedding. Though she has some preferred providers, we weren’t boxed in and were able to choose the vendors we wanted and go DIY where we could. She was also really generous with site visits as our plans got more concrete, and flexible in accommodating our ideas.
Brian, the caretaker who lives on the property with his family, was a real pleasure to work with. He loves the land and the houses and he takes great joy in sharing it with guests. Any time we had an idea or a problem to solve, he knew immediately how to make it work and seemed to genuinely enjoy being involved in putting together a memorable ceremony and reception. We had a barbecue for our guests on the evening before the wedding and I will never forget Brian driving back and forth between the Cabin and his house as he thought of fun new games for us to play with.
The main house is stunning. It has a huge, two-story main room with a well-stocked large kitchen, dining room, and living room. There are also five bedrooms, three with their own bathrooms, so your guests will have plenty of privacy when it’s time to get away from the party. The Cabin is less private but sleeps quite a few and is a really cool space to stash your groomsmen. It has unique views and a great covered area for hanging out. We had our night-before-the-wedding barbecue there because it’s a great space in its own right and also kept the ceremony/reception area at the Villa a surprise.
Our goal was always to have a wedding our guests would remember as relaxing and fun. Horsetail Ranch was the perfect place for that. Our friends and family got to know each other over a long weekend; we played lawn games and barbecued; we stayed up late after the dancing was over, laughing in the hot tub under the stars. The look on our guests’ faces as one after another they told us they’d never been to a more beautiful venue was just a nice bonus.
HorseTail Ranch is a hidden gem on the Central Coast! A luxurious, intimate site with a unique private lake and dock. A must see Wedding venue!