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Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price

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Nestled in the heart of the Cibola National Forest, Manzano Mountain Retreat is a delightful outdoor venue perfect for both wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Two Locations to suit every bride's vision!

Our Ranch & Orchard rests on 138 enchanting acres adorned with pine forests, apple orchards, and a serene pond. Our ranch is the perfect canvas for an unforgettable outdoor wedding. Your dream celebration awaits! Ask about our premier packages & access to our 10+ cabins.

Step into a rustic celebration at the secondary 40-acre space with a rustic Airplane Hangar with picturesque views for you and your guests. Featuring a stunning 2-story cabin and an Airplane Hangar. Elevate your wedding experience in this authentically inviting setting!

Choose Manzano Mountain Retreat for an array of venues tailored to your preferences, each promising a distinct ambiance to make your event truly unforgettable.

Ranch and Orchard Spaces

1. Pond Ceremony:

  • Capacity: Accommodating up to 250 guests, our Pond Ceremony location is set against the serene pond's shore, offering a picturesque setting for your wedding. Exchange vows beneath a beautiful pergola, creating a magical and intimate atmosphere.

2. Pond Barn:

  • Capacity: With a spacious setting accommodating 250 guests, our Pond Barn is the epitome of rustic elegance. Completed in December 2023, this venue captures the ranch vibe perfectly. Landscaping and finishings will be finalized in 2024, with photos coming soon to showcase its unique charm.
    Extra perk: The Pond Barn serves as an ideal backup spot in case of inclement weather!

3. Banquet Hall:

  • Capacity: An intimate indoor space with a capacity of 100, plus two outdoor seating areas accommodating 30-50 more guests.
  • Features: Revel in the charm of our Banquet Hall, adorned with wooden tables, wood floors, and a fireplace, creating a cozy rustic ambiance for intimate gatherings.

4. Lower Orchard:

  • Day Packages: Tailor your day with our Lower Orchard, ideal for outdoor ceremonies followed by receptions in town for a diverse experience.

  • Reception at Picnic Area: Extend your stay for a relaxed reception at our picnic area, accommodating up to 250 guests. Enjoy the best of both worlds with the natural beauty of the orchard and the charm of a town reception.

5. Unique Forest Wedding

  • Venue Option: Venture into the forest and select your own space, perfect for micro-weddings and adventurous couples with flexible friends who love to chart their own course.

Airplane Hangar

  • Capacity: Host your event with a touch of uniqueness in our Airplane Hangar, accommodating 125-150 guests. The overhead door can be opened to reveal stunning views, providing a cool and extraordinary atmosphere for your celebration.

Cabins & Accommodations

Discover a range of cabins and suites onsite to accommodate both you and your guests. With the allure of a destination wedding just an hour outside of Albuquerque, why not extend the celebration? Reserve the entire collection of cabins in advance, or let your guests choose their preferred stay. Additionally, we provide RV/Camper spaces, tent spaces, and glamping accommodations for a truly diverse experience.

Services Offered

Contact the team at Manzano Mountain Retreat to spark your wedding plans into action. Our ranch facilitator can help you with your day-of plans, and you can add day-of wedding coordination for even more support to make your day run smoothly. Couples planning extended visits can take advantage of our many outdoor activities, including hiking, games, our farm animals, and more.

Take a 360° Virtual Tour and enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of Manzano Mountain Retreat today!

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Parking

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

Server(s)

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

March
April
November
December
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Reviews of Manzano Mountain Retreat

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4 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
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  • Flexibility
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Kristen T. Sent on 04/30/2024
5 out of 5 rating

It was a dream

Noelle and Janette were so amazing from day one!! The property had us sold the moment that we got there, and Noelle just added to the sweetness. If you’re looking for something laid back but where everyone can have an amazing time, this is your place. We had so many people complement our wedding day and venue. Noelle was so much help from the very start. She made us feel like if we were family. She truly cared about my wedding and all the plans that I had. She made sure that everything was going to be perfect. They are so flexible and easy to work with. Our wedding day was everything we could’ve ever asked for and so much more. We can’t thank Manzano Mountain Retreat enough for making our day so very special.
McKenna
Mckenna Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical wedding.

Review:

We had our wedding at Manzano Mountain Retreat on November 4th, 2023. Noelle, Janette, Annie, Jesse, and the rest of the staff were absolutely incredible. They accommodated all of our last minute adjustments and even plated and served our reception dinner when asked (even though they'd never done it before!). Noelle and the team checked in with my husband and I the perfect amount, they were always right there with answers if we had any questions. They struck the perfect balance of amazing service and letting us enjoy our day with friends and family. It was so wonderful to not have any anxiety about if people would love the food, the venue, or the location, and our guests raved about all 3. Jesse is a fabulous chef and you WILL want them to cater the food for you, I promise.

Having lodging on site was perfect for our out of town family, and the distance from Abq was perfect for accommodating Abq locals while feeling far enough out to be a get-away. We were joined by wild turkeys, deer and their fawns, squirrels, hawks, and all the wildlife Manzano Mountains have to offer. A squirrel ran down the dirt path leading to my ceremony site ahead of me, felt like a little furry escort.

If you're looking for a no-stress and all inclusive wedding venue that feels rustic and cozy, this is the place. They let us bring our pups, and only had a small pet fee for our guests who wanted to bring along their furry kiddos. They have wonderful decorations to use, but we only set out some flameless candles and the beautiful lodge did the rest! There's an outdoor space directly adjacent to the lodge with string lights and a fire pit, it was very natural for our guests to wrap up dinner and wander outside for cornhole, marshmallows, and stargazing.

Our 50-person wedding was the most magical day. It wouldn't have happened or gone so smoothly without the Manzano team. We cannot recommend them highly enough!
Cassandra
Cassandra L. Sent on 01/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Winter in the Pines 💕

We celebrated our wedding here Saturday, Jan 14 and the word that comes to my mind is magical. The cabins and lodges are cozy and unique. The trees, the pond, the everything was just so beautiful and serene. I feel so grateful for the staff as well taking care of all our food (We did a taco bar and everything was DELICIOUS) and helping tremendously with set up and take down. If you are looking for an enchanted woods vibe this place is definitely it!
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Manzano Mountain Retreat frequently asked questions

Manzano Mountain Retreat includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
Manzano Mountain Retreat includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
Manzano Mountain Retreat is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.
Manzano Mountain Retreat currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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