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Price range: $16,300 - $21,000 Price range: $16,300 - $21,000
Couples usually spend $18,650 Couples usually spend $18,650
Bar service
$18 per person
Bar service
$18 per person

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Leo Carrillo Ranch Weddings & Special Events is a unique wedding venue in Carlsbad, California. This ranch venue is located on 27 acres of gorgeous land, making it a great place for ceremonies, receptions, and photo opportunities! With a variety of beautiful backdrops, great services, and professional staff, this location is ideal for hosting your wedding or other events.

The Feel of the Ranch
Leo Carrillo Ranch Weddings & Special Events is a historic property built in 1937 by the actor and conservationist Leo Carrillo. There are gorgeous flowers, plants, and even peacocks that roam the ranch. Our Historic Hacienda can accommodate groups of up to 250 people with 2 ceremony locations: In front of the Hacienda and the Pepper Tree Patio. There are endless of backgrounds for beautiful photos. Our Ranch compliments the most verstile color spectrum. so whether you're looking for something chic and neutral, or colorful and fun, it will look flawless!

Leo Carrillo Ranch Offers a Full Service Package, so you don't have to worry about a thing!

1 Hour Rehearsal & 8 hours of use of Venue On the Day of your Event: 2 Hour Pre-Ceremony Use of Wedding Party Dressing Areas, 2 Hour Vendor Setup, 5 Hour Use of Venue for Ceremony and Reception, and 1 Hour Vendor Cleanup

Complimentary On-Site Parking

Day of Venue Wedding Coordinator

We will Organize and Coordinate your Rehearsal, Ceremony, and Timeline and handle all the day of Details.

Professional Event Staff

Event Manager, Culinary & Wait Staff Included

Appetizers & Choice of Menu

Appetizer Table, Choice of Two Entrée Buffet and Two Side Dishes

Beverage Station with Freshly Brewed Coffee and Iced Water

Complimentary Fine Details....

Round Dining Table, Fruitwood Padded Chairs, White China Dinner Plates, Wicker Chargers, Dessert Plates, Silverware, Water Glasses & Champagne Flutes

Floor Length Linens and Cloth Napkins

Complimentary Cake Cutting, Cake Knife and Server

Champagne & Sparkling Cider for Toast with all Bar Packages

Jenga, Cornhole and so much more!

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

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What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Chair Covers
Photo booth
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Chocolate Fountain

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access
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63 Reviews
Sarah C. Sent on 08/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of our dreams!

Leo Carrillo really went above and beyond to give us the wedding of our dreams! We only toured this venue (we had 3 locations on our minds) and knew the second we saw it that it was the spot for our big day! It is BEYOND beautiful (the roaming peacocks are a pretty cool perk and a crowd pleaser)!

The process was so easy from start to finish. Wedding planning can be EXTREMELY stressful, but Leo Carrillo made it such a relaxing and fun experience! They were on top of communicating, and answering my many questions throughout the planning process. Everyone that we worked with was so sweet and receptive!

Fast forward to our wedding was an absolute DREAM! The setting was gorgeous and our day of coordinator Stephanie was the BEST! Everything went off without a hitch, and Stephanie was to thank for that! We got so many compliments from our guests on the venue, food (Taco Bar Package - many guests said it was the best wedding food they had ever had), and service that Leo Carrillo/ Personal Touch Dining provided!

I would recommend this location to any and all brides who want a relaxing planning process and a magical wedding day!

Thanks again for making it a day we will NEVER forget!
Erika B. Sent on 09/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely In Love With Our Wedding Venue!

We had the most amazing experience having our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch! We looked at 8+ wedding venues around the San Diego area and we fell in love with Leo Carrillo Ranch as soon as we set foot on the property. As the majority of our wedding guests would be visiting from the east coast, our goal was to have a wedding that felt very “southern California” and reflect the beauty of the area - and Leo Carrillo could not have been more perfect! The natural beauty of this venue is truly out of this world. We absolutely loved the look of the historic hacienda and the plants and cacti around the property make it so special! And the peacocks are so unique and fun! Besides how much we loved the venue, working with the Leo Carrillo / Personal Touch Dining staff was absolutely incredible. We originally booked our contract with a staff member that was no longer with the company as we got closer to the wedding date, and we were a bit nervous when there was the transition to the new employees as we had not met them yet. But Samantha and Vicki absolutely blew us away! They were both absolute joys to work with and they were so insanely great at communicating with us throughout the entire process. As I was a very anxious bride, they dealt with my many (MANY!) questions and always responded with such kindness and reassurance. Due to their communication, the wedding planning process felt so much easier. The entire team was so accommodating and even made edits to the food menu when requested and helped recommend how many ingredients we would need for our custom signature cocktail recipe. All of our guests gave such great feedback about the food and drinks!!! We really just felt like we were in such good hands and we were so well taken care of throughout the process. And now for our day-of-coordinator - we met Sam the day before the wedding at our rehearsal and we were absolutely blown away! She was incredibly kind, comforting, and knowledgeable and she really helped put me at ease when I was so nervous. On the day of the wedding, she went above and beyond and we were treated like royalty - she always made sure we had fresh drinks in our hand and she had dinner plates made up for us! She also kept us on track with the schedule and she even did things that we were not expecting at all, like helping with the decor and centerpieces. She was such a dream to work with and I felt so grateful for her the entire day! These pictures don’t do the venue enough justice but just go visit and see for yourself if you are looking for a wedding venue! We couldn’t be happier with our experience working with Leo Carrillo Ranch and Personal Touch Dining - thank you SO much Sam, Samantha, and Vicki, we are forever grateful!
Gabriel B. Sent on 08/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The outdoor wedding venue at Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch in Carlsbad, CA, was absolutely stunning!

Wedding date: Sunday, July 2, 2023 (2 PM-8PM)

Mary and I waited over 10 years to get married and we wanted our wedding day to be very special and unforgettable. Our expectations were exceeded!!!

The outdoor wedding venue at Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch in Carlsbad, CA, was absolutely stunning! The all-in-one venue was unique in that the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were in different locations at the ranch, which made it unique – all outdoor and naturally beautiful with plenty of shade!

This venue was managed by Personal Touch Dining, Inc., of San Diego, CA. EVERYTHING was perfect! The food was amazing and plentiful, the middle-tier bar package we selected did not disappoint, and the wedding cake made by the bakery included in the package was special. Additionally, we selected the DJ and florist from their preferred vendors list and we couldn’t be happier with their services!

We looked at 13 venues in various locations and chose Leo Carrillo Ranch due to the location (destination wedding for many of our Northern California guests), beautiful outdoor setting in a rustic ranch setting that is well maintained (peacocks on the grounds a nice plus), convenient all-in-one package offered by Personal Touch Dining, and surprisingly lower cost than other venues.

All of our 125 guests had a blast including the children under 10 years of age! The venue had a grass area next to the bar with games for our guests to play and socialize... good times.

Special recognition and thanks to the following individuals who made our wedding very special and that I highly recommend for their expertise, professionalism, and superior customer service:
• Samantha Contreras – Personal Touch Dining, Sales Manager & Initial/Primary Contact (San Diego)
• Samantha “Sam” Lopez – Personal Touch Dining, Day-of-Venue Coordinator (San Diego)
• Manny De Leon – Sound Illusion, DJ/Owner (San Diego)
• Michael Asmar – Joie de Vivre Photographie, Owner/Photographer (Santa Clarita/Valencia)
• Lauren Sandoval & Amber Mila de la Roca – Flour Power Cakery, Wedding Coordination Team (El Cajon)
• Rose – Tessfresh and Tessilk Flowers, Wedding Coordinator/Office Manager (San Diego)
• Others – Personal Touch Dining, Recognition to all the individuals who were responsible for the venue setup, tending bar, buffet station, and waiting our tables…I’m sorry I didn’t catch your names, but you were as important as the others on this list

Thank you, all, for making our wedding a perfect day filled with unforgettable moments! We truly appreciate you!!!

Gabe & Mary
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