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Reception
$6,000 starting price

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Quality catering
Unique aesthetic style
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About

On WeddingWire since 2015

McGrath Ranch & Garden is a romantic wedding venue located in Ventura, California. This picturesque ranch is a peaceful getaway for couples seeking a location filled with natural beauty. McGrath Ranch & Garden is home to a charming 110-year-old barn, setting an idyllic tone for your dream wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

This rustic event space presents guests with a stunning outdoor venue to celebrate their nuptials, with a total guest capacity of 175 people. McGrath Ranch & Garden creates a magical atmosphere for special occasions, with an organic orchard of lemons and avocados that provides an exquisite background for your wedding. Couples can enjoy independent use of these scenic grounds for the duration of their event, ensuring their genuine satisfaction. McGrath Ranch & Garden also makes ease-of-access for guests a priority, with a central location and ample parking spaces available for events. This team of professionals curates an enchanting experience for clients, ensuring that your big day is one to remember.

Services Offered

McGrath Ranch & Garden services a variety of wedding events including engagement parties, bridal showers, ceremonies, and receptions. This dedicated aims to develop a personal connection with you, gaining an authentic understanding of your dream vision. McGrath Ranch & Garden understands the importance of your comfort, allowing guests to avail of get-ready suites before the festivities. In addition, an array of event items are available including altars and arches, a dance floor, decor, and lighting equipment. McGrath Ranch & Garden also has an exclusive list of preferred vendors available to ensure the seamless execution of your special day.

History

This timeless ranch was constructed in 1908 and has been passed down through four generations of the McGrath family. Through the years, the McGrath family have worked on the farm intensively, planting luscious fir trees and magnolia plants to set an intimate scene. McGrath Ranch & Garden has been preserved and cared for by the McGrath family, who experience genuine joy when hosting the special occasions of clients at the ranch.













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?

$6,000

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
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
November
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Cody S. Sent on 10/21/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Whimsical Garden Dream

McGraths was a dream come true.

This is one of the more affordable venues in the area with the most spectacular garden. The team went out of their way to accommodate all of our COVID changes and helped to make our day a dream come true. We were excited to have a whimsical Garden reception here, but due to covid had to move our ceremony here instead. It ended up just perfect! Our first look in the garden made for amazing photos. The lights shining through the trees and the beautiful nature sounds were spectacular. The sparkler walk was so magical on their front drive.

We couldn't have asked for a better venue! Thank you McGrath and team! 💜
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Lauren Sent on 04/16/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue at an amazing price point!

The property at McGrath Ranch and Gardens is stunning offering a beautifully landscaped yard with lots of shade, various areas for setting up your event and a guest house that is offered prior to the event to store items which also functions as a nice space for the bride and bridal party to utilize prior to the wedding. The venue also currently offers a lot of perks such as the ability to bring in your own alcohol, café string lighting strung throughout the venue, additional props that can be rented at a very reasonable price point. Although the venue has a recommended vendor you are welcome to bring in your own vendors as well. On a side note their recommended vendor DJ’s California Catering is AMAZING and wonderful to work with, providing pretty much everything you need catering/ tables/linens/bartenders etc.

We had been planning a wedding at this venue for summer 2020 and the event manager Nick has been so easy to work with and helpful throughout the planning process. We ultimately decided to postpone our summer wedding due to COVID-19. It was a very difficult decision and Nick and McGrath Ranch and Gardens were so understanding and kind during this very stressful time offering us multiple options if we decide to move forward or cancel. I feel so very fortunate to have worked with such a great venue and cannot say enough good things about this venue. If you are looking for a beautiful venue with kind people and plenty of additional perks I highly recommend McGrath Ranch and Gardens!
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Lindsey D. Sent on 02/20/2019
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McGrath Ranch

This venue is to die for! Nick is extremely helpful & you will not be disappointed with this beautiful choice. The tall trees, the blooming flowers all around, it is the perfect place to impress your guests. My fiancé & I immediately fell in love with this venue & I know you will too!
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