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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Kay C. · Married on 04/21/2019
This place is MAGICAL and we couldn't have been happier!
To start - I live in Los Angeles and my husband and I were looking for wedding venues in the LA area. I was looking for an intimate, outdoor venue with beautiful scenery and lots of greenery around. It was also super important to us that we were able to choose our own vendors. But we quickly found out that many venues that had the vibes we wanted included package deals that we had to go with and they were much pricier than our budget. As we started to expand our search outside the LA area, we ended up finding Sacred Mountain. Granted it was a bit farther than I had originally wanted, it was SO WORTH it and we honestly couldn't be happier. Sacred Mountain is breathtaking with the greenery everywhere. I fell in love with the Sunset Plateau, which is where we held our ceremony. But it was also amazing that we had a different vibe for the cocktail hour just a walk down from the plateau and for the reception. Our guests raved about how everything flowed so well from each part of our wedding and how beautiful everything was. Finally, the SMJ team was so great. They were on top of everything, accommodating, and friendly. Our wedding dreams came true, so thank you, Sacred Mountain. :)Sent on 06/09/2019
Kaitlin · Married on 06/07/2019
The perfect setting and so easy
Sacred mountain made everything so easy! From easy communication with employees, to the most beautiful setting I could ask for. Highly recommend!!Sent on 06/26/2019
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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
Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:
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. =))