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
Our rustic countryside venue located on a five-acre site features a restaurant, bar, lawns, gardens, decks, indoor and outdoor stages, an outdoor BBQ and panoramic views of the hills of the Nicasio Valley. Rancho Nicasio is able to offer endless creative possibilities and we are able to customize to fit almost every guest count and every budget!.
The Rancho Room, Lawn and Gardens are included in all of our Wedding Packages:
Rancho Room (seating up to 160) The Rancho Room has beautiful vaulted wooden ceilings, brass trimmed fixtures, a permanent oak dance floor, and a built- in stage equipped with professional lighting and sound. The curtains on the north wall open to a panoramic view of the hills. French doors lead out to the Rancho Room deck, brick patio and lawn area.
Lawn and Gardens (seating up to 250) A picturesque setting with a beautiful deep green lawn, vine-festooned gazebo, a shady grove of pines featuring an outdoor stage, al fresco bar, a large open grill area, patios, decks and more. Memorable views of rolling hills, pastures and farmland.
Western Room (seating up to 50) This smaller and more intimate dining room is a perfect location for meetings, parties or rehearsal dinners. The dining room with its own private sheltered deck adjoins the classic western bar with wagon wheels and a cozy brick fireplace.
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 dinner options 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 97% of couples
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Danika Elrick · Married on 09/28/2019
Beautiful, rustic-chic setting, DELICIOUS food, fabulous staff
We had the most wonderful wedding we could have possibly imagined at Rancho Nicasio and continue to receive compliments from our guests, many of whom have said it was the 'absolute best' wedding they'd ever been to (thanks in large part, no doubt, to our having chosen Rancho Nicasio as our venue).Sent on 10/27/2019
The beautiful, rustic-chic setting with potential for indoor/outdoor festivities, the DELICIOUS food and the fabulous staff are some of the reasons Rancho Nicasio was the perfect venue for us.
Max, the owner, and Julii, the onsite wedding coordinator, were instrumental in executing such a wonderful experience for us and for our guests. They were also responsible for the production of much of the food (I really can't emphasize deliciousness of the food enough -- especially in such large quantities. People RAVED about it)! Julii is an expert (and so fun!) and helped us craft our vision. She accommodated and encouraged us to add special touches to make our wedding as 'us' as we hoped it could be. She and her staff went above and beyond to efficiently execute a last-minute switch-up due to unforeseen weather, which we really appreciated. Julii worked directly with our vendors to ensure everything ran seamlessly.
We recently received our photographs from the wedding and were reminded again of how lucky we were to have been able to have Rancho Nicasio as our venue. The beautiful outdoor ceremony among the trees, the picturesque cocktail hour (complete with fabulous oyster bar!) and the cool inside bar and fabulous dance floor are some the visual highlights. We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives.
Camille Zubizarreta · Married on 07/13/2019
Most beautiful, laid-back, awesome venue ever!
Rancho Nicasio was an absolute dream venue for our wedding! The aesthetic creates an incredible atmosphere of "California rustic" and the team was so awesome, flexible, accommodating, no-nonsense, and on top of things. There is no bureaucracy or jumping through hoops or senseless rules at Rancho Nicasio -- everyone is on the same team and works hard to pull off a seamless event. Staff is friendly, they do all the set-up and clean-up, and the food is so fresh and so good!! The price is extremely reasonable for a California wedding, and we had 250+ guests pulled off without a hitch!Sent on 10/22/2019
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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!Sent on 10/21/2018
Rancho Nicasio Price Rates
Rancho Nicasio also hosts more intimate weddings and events, specializing in smaller personalized wedding packages.
Book a Friday Wedding and enjoy reduced prices!
Please contact Max Brown @ 415/264-6859.
Mention Wedding Wire and your ceremony fee will be waived—a $500 value!