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Sacred Mountain Julian is a romantic outdoor venue with 360 degree views on 61 acres of lush, unspoiled nature. Located in the charming and bustling town of Julian, California, just outside of San Diego. Sacred Mountain has three unique, outdoor event spaces for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Create your wedding vision by choosing your own vendors with our approval or by selecting from our suggested list of professionals we hand select based on performance and referrals from past couples.


Sacred Mountain is ideal for your destination wedding with four well appointed residences that can accommodate up to 32 overnight guests. Our wedding packages include extensive complimentary decor, set-up and breakdown of all venue spaces, on-site parking, private dressing rooms, round & rectangular tables, cross-back chairs, table linens, arches, in-home amenities and much more. Our welcoming staff offer a one of a kind experience for you and your loved ones with parking lot attendants and shuttle service on property for you and your guests. Sacred Mountain is a four season property equipped to make you and your guests comfortable year round. We are also an environmentally conscious, family oriented, and pet friendly retreat and venue. Contact us today to learn more about our services, package information and how we can help you create the wedding of your dreams.

  • Woman-owned

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
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

3

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Inn/B&B

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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96% Recommended by couples

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36 Reviews
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Jasmine C. Sent on 12/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Venue

I stumbled upon Sacred Mountain after hours and hours of looking online for the perfect wedding venue for my now husband and I. Sacred Mountain was the first one we toured, and after experiencing how beautiful it was, firsthand, we could not leave our tour without booking it. We got married there on August 28th, 2022, and it was the best day of our lives. The staff was so sweet, attentive, and accommodating to our every need. The views, oh man, the views! The meadow was the most beautiful backdrop to our "I do" ceremony. Our guests, to this day, will not stop talking about how beautiful everything was. If you are considering Sacred Mountain as your venue, I urge you to book a tour and see it for yourself. We are so grateful to have found such a beautiful venue for our big day!
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Michelle B. Sent on 12/15/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely incredible

If you’re browsing vendors and can’t decide which one to pick, look no further!! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the staff is even better! They truly just want you to have the absolute best day and they really do deliver.
We mainly worked with Ashley and she was such a great person to work with, she is so sweet and so responsive to any questions I had throughout planning.
We then had Michelle on day of and she was on top of her game! She is incredible
They also have a great list of preferred vendors, we hired most our vendors from it and it was truly incredible.
Thank you Sacred Mountain!
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Brandon V. Sent on 01/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Magic

Sacred is an apt name. My wife and I were married at Sacred Mountain on August 20th, 2022. We went with the full mountain package and had the run of the property for the weekend, using it for both our rehearsal dinner as well as the ceremony/reception. Weddings go by so fast and the weekend experience allowed us to celebrate with friends and family and enjoy our big day just a little bit longer. As a couple who didn’t want to have a traditional religious ceremony, but still found it very important to find a location that felt special and spiritual in its own way. Sacred Mountain delivered in spades. The ceremony site on the plateau was magical and felt truly special amongst the many venues we toured. Add to that the incredible accommodations on-site and a multitude of beautiful spaces to gather for all parts of the reception and this place really rounded out to be the full package. Marti and her staff were all wonderful and worked to make sure every detail was perfect for us on the day. From decor to refreshments, they thought of everything. We ended up having rain in the forecast and had to move last minute to tent our dinner on the patio of the Meadow House. The staff helped us every step of the way with the unexpected change and we ended up enjoying the beauty of the tented setup even more. The weather cleared just in time for our ceremony, with the sun peaking out as the bride made her way down the aisle. The beauty of this place cannot be overstated and we will surely return to celebrate future anniversaries now that we know it’s possible to stay on-site as a rental. Julian gave us everything we could have asked for in terms of a unique mini-destination wedding venue and we could not have been happier with the Sacred Mountain experience and everything this wonderful little mountain town had to offer.
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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. =))

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