Rancho Nicasio is a historic roadhouse wedding venue located in Nicasio, California. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Marin County, this five-acre event site is surrounded by a beautifully manicured lawn and exudes 19th-Century charm and tranquil beauty. Since 1941, the impressive, picturesque and quaint Rancho Nicasio has welcomed thousands of couples on their wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
Ceremonies are held on a stunning brick patio surrounded by flowering rose bushes, and guests can enjoy cocktail hour under the pines while taking in the view of soft rolling hills of the valley. Another cocktail hour spot is the legendary Rancho Bar, with rich wood paneling, a boot-worn wooden floor and a wood-burning stove. Receptions are held in the Ranch Room, decorated with local landscapes by acclaimed artist Carol Satriani, rustic sconces, wagon-wheel chandelier lifts and an original 19th-century brick fireplace. French doors lead to an open-air deck where guests can enjoy the cool evening air and twinkling lights. The Western Room boasts a rustic frontier motif in an intimate setting, with antique tools, vintage charm and a redwood deck.
Rancho Nicasio offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their professional event team will customize a package that meets your needs and budget for an exceptional and memorable wedding event. Event services offered include the following:
Rancho Nicasio offers buffet and plated dish meal options with traditional entrée options. Plated dinners include wild salmon, portabella mushrooms, lemon pepper ribbon pasta and grilled tri tip.
Rancho Nicasio is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
Rancho Nicasio was built in 1941 on the site of a historic hotel, and once again became the meeting place for the townspeople. Today, Nicasio has retained its rural atmosphere and tranquil beauty as a frontier town.
Rancho Nicasio is located in the geographical center of Marin County. This venue is located within a 25-minute drive of many San Francisco and Bay Area attractions.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Alex · Married on 07/07/2018
I can’t recommend Rancho Nicasio and the good people there enough. A special thanks to Julii and Max. Our wedding was early July and we had the ceremony and dinner outside, then dancing inside.
Julii was fantastic at coordinating everything and taking care of ALL the details. We had one brief meeting with her to give a general feel for what we were looking for and then just trusted her judgement to figure everything out, and she nailed it! For example, we had no idea what the menu was going to be until it was served, since she just “got whatever looked good at the local farmer’s market,” and it got rave reviews from our guests. Kind of last minute, I came to Julii asking what we could do with all the kids. No problem, she found some babysitters, set them up in the bridal cottage, and all the kids and parents had a blast.
The venue has an elegant, rural, casual atmosphere, yet the staff working behind the scenes are highly regimented and professional. The surrounding scenery is beautifully pastoral, so much so that we had to tear our photographer away from shooting. The outdoor area was very convenient and conducive to mingling and eating after the ceremony, then the indoor space was perfect for a packed raucous dance floor.
If you do decide to have your wedding here, I would recommend trusting their judgement and letting them make recommendations for you. They’re good at it and it makes it less stressful for you. Obviously you don’t get to compare and review a lot of wedding venues, but we had high expectations and Rancho far exceeded them!
Tara · Married on 10/06/2018
Relaxed and Rustic
Julii was amazing! I highly recommend Rancho Nicasio for an outdoor wedding. They take care of the linens/chairs, food, bar, setup and break down. They even have a ton of decorations we could use so we didn't need to buy all new things. The food was delicious and our guests had a blast!
Irina · Married on 09/15/2018
The Perfect Wedding
Our wedding at Rancho Nicasio was absolutely perfect; from the beautiful backdrop of the rolling hills to the delicious food (guests raved about it!) we couldn't have asked for a more perfect place. The staff, especially Julli and Max were great for helping with all of the details. They are well-organized and know what they are doing. The cost was reasonable and Julli has a ton of great ideas for decorations without breaking the budget. We can't wait to come back for dinner on our anniversary!
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