Riata Ranch

Santa Margarita, CA View map


Riata Ranch in Santa Margarita, California is a wedding and event venue that serves the Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo areas. Located amid an abundance of gently rolling hills and trees, an idyllic view surrounds this property. A family-owned and operated ranch and venue, Riata Ranch shares its beauty with you as well as access to a variety of gathering and ceremony space.

Facilities and Capacity

Located among 1,200 acres, this working ranch includes breathtaking views, grapevines, and the added personality of Corriente cattle and horses. Multiple outdoor space options exist, not one of which will disappoint. If you desire an outdoor covered area for a gathering of up to 200 people, this location provides unique tent tipis and warm ambient lighting. Special details, such as the bistro string lighting and Scandinavian chairs and tables will enhance the already enchanted celebration. On-site accommodations are available at the Riata Ranch house which spans 4,500 square feet and includes a professional chef’s kitchen, vaulted ceilings, as well as a cozy fireplace and seating. There are also generous windows that welcome in natural light. Step outside and enjoy the serene view from the wraparound porch, or the lawn and patio area, for a reception or cocktail hour.

Services Offered

The Riata Ranch can host your ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, elopement or rehearsal dinner. In addition to lodging accommodations, the following services are offered:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Preferred vendors


The Riata Ranch began as a portion of the Santa Margarita Ranch, which was included in Father Junipero Serra’s Mission Trail. With historical roots in the late 1700s, the area that is now Riata Ranch attracted people due to the quality soil, trees, and other natural amenities. Beautiful and mature oak trees continue to make this spot aesthetically appealing for guests and visitors alike.

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Bridal Shower
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Get Ready Rooms
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Tent Accessories

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    Emily Married on 04/03/2021
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    Dreamy location with space for everything you need!

    When searching for a venue for our wedding, my now-husband and I wanted to prioritize our ability to host an entire weekend in one spot. We loved that we could stay onsite at the Riata Ranch House and use the property for our ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, and day-after brunch! It proved to be the PERFECT home base for our wedding weekend in early April.

    We were able to stay multiple nights at the house (which also rents as an Airbnb), had our ceremony out in the field under a beautiful oak tree, and hosted our intimate reception on the house's back patio, with gorgeous views of the sprawling property. Our family and friends marveled at our choice of venue, complimenting the incredible sunset views, rolling hills, and spacious accommodations.

    Riata Ranch was flexible with us, accommodating several site visits, adding nights to our stay, and always responding promptly and helpfully to e-mails during our two-year engagement. It was a magical, wonderful setting for our wedding -- we didn't want to leave and we can't wait to visit again for future anniversaries!

    Riata Ranch's reply:

    This is music to our ears, Emily! It was our absolute privilege to work with you and provide a memorable setting for your wedding weekend. We can't wait to welcome you back!


6180 Pozo Road Santa Margarita, CA, 93453
(562) 725-5353 (8003)
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