A mountain-top private ranch retreat and wedding venue right outside of San Diego, CA. Sacred Mountain Julian is a rustic-chic outdoor venue with 360-degree views and 61 acres of lush, unspoiled nature. We welcome you to celebrate your day among our 4 tranquil, secluded and absolutely stunning event spaces. Located in the quaint, historical town of Julian in Southern California, you will be just a short drive from San Diego. All wedding packages include complimentary decor exclusively for our couples with endless amenities. Sacred Mountain is the perfect destination wedding location with 4 homes combined to provide sleeping arrangements for 30 guests. Dogs and kids welcome! Contact us for more information on our One Day and Destination packages.
Facilities and Capacity
Sacred Mountain Julian consists of two ranches, Sacred Mountain Retreat and Sacred Mountain Private Ranch. Both ranches offer a charming setting, featuring mountain views, magnificent sunsets, hiking trails and even horseback riding. Sacred Mountain Private Ranch can accommodate up to 150 guests and contains ceremony and reception sites: Sunset Plateau, Meadow, Courtyard and an indoor Lounge. Our complimentary decor and string lights create a romantic touch for you and your guests under the Julian night sky, famous for it's stargazing.
As you enjoy the tranquil ambiance of the event spaces, an on-site Event Manager will work with you and your Coordinator to execute your wedding needs. The packages include setup and breakdown of the event, as well as chairs, tables, linens, dance floor, fireplaces and decor for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Contact us for a list of Look Book items available with all packages.
Sacred Mountain Julian offers four buildings that together can accommodate 30 overnight guests between the Main Cottage, Carriage House, Old Rustic Barn and Meadow House. With beautiful lighting and linens, as well as fully stocked bathroom and kitchens, these rooms and amenities will be perfect for you and your guests.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Kimberly · Married on 01/05/2019
Most beautiful venue ever!
Sacred Mountain Julian was above and beyond anything we could have imagined! This mountain venue offered breathtaking views while still having the feel of seclusion and intimacy. Nothing can compare to the natural beauty of this venue! We received the best customer service and were always greeted with smiles every time we visited before our wedding, whether we had a planned meeting or not. The staff does everything they can to make you feel welcome and create the wedding of your dreams. We got married in January and ended up with a touch of rain on our wedding day and had to get tents set up, and the venue handled everything without a hitch! They allowed us to be stress free on our wedding day and made sure all of our guests were warm and comfortable. I would highly recommend this venue!Sent on 02/11/2019
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Brittney · Married on 11/17/2018
Perfect Wedding Weekend
There are not enough words to thank Marti and her team at Sacred Mountain.Sent on 01/09/2019
The town of Julian holds a special place in our hearts and Sacred Mountain was the first venue we toured. The moment we arrived, we fell in love with the mountain.
We booked approximately 14 months out from our wedding date and the entire process was smooth. Our emails were always answered promptly and phone calls always answered professionally. They were also so kind to let us make a second trip for another walk through. Not once did Marti or her team make us feel like we were a burden. They were always welcoming and happy to help.
Ashley was our Event Manager and she was so sweet and easy to work with. She went through all of the final details and checklists with us and answered last minute questions. Thank you, Ashley, for all your help and for calming my nerves the week before the wedding.
The Friday of our wedding weekend, we were in direct contact with Marti who told us how excited she was to see us. We are not the only couple who has had a wedding at Sacred Mountain but we truly felt the love and excitement from Marti and her team. We felt like we had known them forever!
Marti takes a lot of pride in keeping Sacred Mountain exactly that- sacred. The grounds are naturally breathtaking on their own but Marti has added her own touches to make it that much more special. From the twinkling fairy lights in the bushes to the garden swing, no detail is overlooked. Sacred Mountain is magical.
We had thirty of our closest family members stay on site with us and they all fell in love with Sacred Mountain. We are not morning people but the magic of the mountain had us up at 6am on both mornings feeling relaxed and refreshed. The cabins are beautiful, well taken care of and stocked with almost any amenity you would need.
Daniel is another Sacred Mountain team member who helped us during our wedding weekend. We had a question about the heater, he was happy to answer. We forgot to request tables and heaters for our reception dinner, he so kindly and quickly had a gorgeous setup for us for dinner. Daniel was always so friendly and accommodating and we can’t thank him enough for all of his help.
We also had Kerry on site with us who was amazing. She played a huge role in helping our wedding day run smoothly. Kerry was also the one to drive us around the venue and got us where we needed to be. I know she did so much more behind the scenes and we are so grateful for her. Thank you for everything, Kerry!
We got married on November 17th, 2018 and still can’t get over how perfect the weekend was. If Sacred Mountain is on your list of venues, do not hesitate to book with them. We are honored to have had our wedding at the mountain and cannot recommend them enough. Thank you Marti, Ashley, Daniel, Kerry and team for making our wedding weekend perfect and for making us feel like family. We are forever grateful for all of you.
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Carrie · Married on 11/09/2018
Exceeded all expectations
Wow where do I begin? From the moment we stepped foot on this property me and my husband instantly knew this is where we would get married! The property was breathtaking! Everywhere you looked was so beautiful! Amazing views everywhere! The greenery and open fields I mean really there are no words! We saw the venue once and pretty much immediately booked! The entire wedding process was so stress free I mean these people and the workers and staff know exactly what they are doing! When our wedding approached everything was perfect! Annie was so sweet and kind and such a help. The workers never got in our way and were so prompt with any issues or concerns that arised! We checked in the day before and the house was so beautiful with flowers in each of the rooms and the fire places lit! I still get goosebumps thinking about our day and our experience there. This place is stunning the photos are unreal! Speechless is the best way to describe this! For me my wedding day was the coldest day of the week and the windiest and arriving at the property took away all my anxiety and stress because nothing mattered it was that gorgeous! When you have scenery like that and views like that then no amount of bad weather can take away from it! Thank you to all the SM staff and Marti for making my day so magical! :)Sent on 11/17/2018
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Sacred Mountain Retreat was an AMAZING venue to plan a once-in-a-lifetime wedding. My couple was able to spend a few extra days with their closest friends and family on the property's (3) lodgings - which really made this wedding special. Each home on the property has been tastefully renovated in a modern rustic / shabby chic / farmhouse style that would make even Joanna Gaines envious. You simply cannot beat the majestic views of the Julian valley - and the mountain quiet... it's a sense of peace most city-folk DREAM of. Aside from the natural beauty of the venue, Marti (owner) and her staff (especially Melanie and Megan) are so sweet and helpful. They truly do care about each and every guest, and go over and above to make things right. As a planner, these are the types of venues I search high and wide for. I know the staff will welcome my client as family and with this gorgeous venue - I HIGHLY recommend it. PS - the venue rental also includes a good majority of your rentals (tables, chairs, etc), which is a HUGE plus. =))