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Rancho San Antonio

Buellton, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
40 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Rancho San Antonio is a large family owned ranch in the Santa Ynez’s picturesque valley on California’s Central Coast. With a history as rich and diverse as the beautiful valley it sits in, Rancho San Antonio was originally part of Rancho San Carlos de Jonata – a 25,000 acre Mexican land grant. These ranchos, which were located along the historical Mission trail became central institutions in California. The owners of these land grants, or “Rancheros”, oversaw all aspects of their vast holdings which were autonomous and self sufficient towns.

In 1867, R.T. Buell purchased 16,000 acres of the original Rancho San Carlos de Jonata. He set about building a vast farming empire which grew wheat and grain, raised over 1200 dairy cows and 3500 head of cattle as well as sheep, hogs and horses. There was a cheese factory, orchards, vineyards, blacksmith shop, post office and general store. Eventually much of this ranch would become the town we now know as Buellton.

In 1905, R.T. Buell passed away leaving the ranch equally divided between his seven sons, and under the stewardship of his eldest son, Linus. Rancho San Antonio sits on that portion of the ranch inherited by Linus Buell, and the house he built still sits proudly on top of the hill. The “Yellow House”, an authentic California Craftsman farmhouse, has seen little change in the last 100 years, and has been largely preserved in its’ authentic condition.

In 1972, the next chapter in the Rancho’s colorful history was written when Brooks Firestone purchased it. Along with his wife Kate, Brooks raised his large family here, including his youngest son “The Bachelor” Andrew Firestone. Under his management, the ranch hosted lavish functions, housed the Santa Ynez Valley Hounds and was also used as a film location. Many famous people passed through the gates of Rancho San Antonio including Ronald Reagan, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney – to name a few.

The ranch has been the site of many commercials and music videos, including the well known “Say, Say, Say” video starring Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. This rustic private ranch is nestled away in the mountains just 3 miles from Los Olivos and Buellton – the remarkable location offers you all the peace and privacy of the country – and yet is only a short drive to hotels, restaurants, wine tasting and world class amenities. While the valley is well known for its distinguished wines, Rancho San Antonio remains true to its history.

Today, many of the same traditions still exist on Rancho San Antonio. Hundreds of Chumash Indian artifacts have been uncovered on this property, horses run free on the ranch, neighbors’ cattle still graze on the land. A few families still call this ranch home and we all feel blessed when we gather with friends and family for a ranch style bar-b-que.

We welcome the opportunity to share this ranch and its wonderful stories and hope that each guest can add a chapter of their own to the history of Rancho San Antonio. Please call to schedule a visit and tour!

Facilities and Capacity
Rancho San Antonio can accommodate up to 200 guests. Featuring 550 acres of its own, this historic and iconic event space is nestled in the mountains, holding true to being one of the original Spanish ranches. This venue encompasses roomy indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful and scenic mountain views. Their rustic, large barn is ideal for indoor ceremonies, featuring updated chandeliers. Rancho San Antonio is a great place to stay while visiting and exploring the beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Services Offered
This private ranch offers you a convenient location, close to Los Olivos and Buellton, where you can experience peace and tranquility. It’s also close to hotels, restaurants and world-class amenities. This venue provides:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Ceremony
  • Reception

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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
Chairs
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Historic Building
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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    Mary L. Married on 04/11/2020
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    Magical Wedding

    My daughter got married at Rancho San Antonio last weekend. It was such a magical and special day thanks to Jeni, Bobbi and Greg at Rancho San Antonio. The venue was gorgeous with all the chandeliers and white lights all over. We chose to have the ceremony in the small barn which was so romantic. We had the reception in the barn and the dancing in the center area between the 2 barns. We were able to decorate how we wanted and Jeni,Bobbi and Greg were quick to help and answer any questions we had. Our guests kept telling us that it was the most gorgeous venue they had ever been to. We ended the night with a beautiful sparkler exit for the bride and groo. Thank you Jeni,Bobbi and Greg for making Lauren and Brian's day a dream come true. You guys are the best !
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    Scott R. Married on 09/01/2018
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    Bobbie and Jeni run an awesome venue!

    My wife wanted a beautiful wedding ceremony and what Rancho San Antonio provides was WAY beyond our expectations. It is truly a unique property with many options for your special day.
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    Andy Married on 07/07/2018
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    From the incredible vibe that both naturally permeates the grounds, to the one that has been created, and nurtured on this amazing working ranch, that doubles up on the weekends as a wedding venue, we found a sanctuary to be married at. RSA had all the “right touches” – from the signs in the trees, to the archway for the ceremony to the chandeliers in the trees and barn – and the grounds which were, despite being a working ranch, flawless. Then there were the cool rental mismatched antique dishes, unique bar, relaxed but nice guest house(s) and a well vetted vendor recommendation list.

    Then the intangible stuff – the staff and the magic. The folks who run RSA are amazing….down to earth, kind, compassionate, cool, genuine, real, helpful, caring – and each have a sparkle in their eye – which is something you simply can’t fake. They LOVE what they do – and they love finding the people who will appreciate it and for whom they can help make their special day stunning. As far as the magic…if you feel it, you do. If you don’t, it won’t mean anything to you if I try to describe it.

    I know I’ll always tear up thinking of my bride walking down the “Once Upon a Time” pathway, to our “altar” and our sign of “Happily Ever After.” I know every time Linda and I look at the truly gorgeous and profoundly apt gift from RSA, we will be reminded of our vows and the magic we created – not just a legal contract, but a mystical bond – which was made even stronger by the connection of the grounds and staff for RSA. I am confident we’ll both always treasure the sunset photos taken on the three-tree ridge and while I know most people will tell you their wedding day was unforgettable (usually for good reasons) ours seems forever etched in our hearts, minds and souls. We owe a thanks to many great vendors, but in the largest part, to Bobbi, Jeni, Greg (and Juan) who made our weekend amazing, our big day STUNNING and our memories ever lasting.

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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Beautiful, rustic, different and FUN venue! Bobbie, the owner, is wonderful and truly cares and takes care of her brides and grooms. She has such unique furniture, chairs and chandeliers to add the perfect touch to your wedding. We are proud to be a part of the beautiful weddings at Rancho San Antonio!

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2051 Jonata Park Road Buellton, CA, 93427
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