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".
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:
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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.
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.
Meggan · Married on 07/27/2018
From the beggining to the end of our experience with Horsetail Ranch it was all amazing. Kena the owner, was very responsive and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed for our special day. The house and “Cabin” were perfect for our group. Brian the caretaker is on site and helped us in anyway he could and even built us a the wood arch we got married under! I give them 10 stars!! We look forward to going back and staying again with friends. Thank you Kena!
Mark · Married on 12/16/2017
We found HorseTail Ranch when looking for a venue for a small wedding with a few close friends in the vicinity of our favorite wine region, Paso Robles. It fit the bill perfectly - not only was the size well-suited, they were amenable to weddings and even had a lake/pond with a small dock that was the perfect setting for the ceremony, which we held and literally said "I do" just as the sun set over the hills.The dock was a short walk to the main house where we had an outdoor reception and then inside for group dinner. As these things go, the small party expanded a bit but luckily HorseTail Ranch also had an adjoining property which was able to accommodate the additional guests. In total, we had 21 people (not everyone stayed on the property but most did). The house was well-appointed and had a large kitchen that supported everyone. Laundry, parking, etc. was all ample. We rented some golf carts to shuttle people between the main house and the extra place (we had some older people in the party). Kena recommended a wedding planner and she was able to help arrange catering, officiant, equipment rental, and all the other nagging details. We even arranged wedding day activities on the ranch: horseback riding for those who didn't want to go on a wine-tasting tour, which was also a wonderful option since HorseTail Ranch is close to some really wonderful wineries (all were within 15 minutes). We felt as if we had a private place with beautiful scenery from the top of the hill but we weren't totally isolated - on Friday night before the event we had a pizza party as people trickled in - a 25 minute drive to Atascadero did the trick and we ate outside around the fire pit (we also rented heat lamps because it was winter). Kena, the owner, was helpful as we worked through the logistics and the caretaker, Brian, was helpful on our arrival and checked in on us periodically. If ever we need another venue for a group, HorseTail will be at the top of the list!
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!