Santa Margarita Ranch is a ranch-style wedding venue located in Santa Margarita, California. One of California's longest running cattle ranches, couples and guests may relish in gorgeous settings that include quaint, historic buildings, oak-studded meadows, lush gardens and railways. Guests can even tour the ranch aboard the Pacific Coast Railroad, their private steam train.
Facilities and Capacity
Santa Margarita Ranch can host up to 700 guests. This venue features the charming and historic Asistencia barn that features twinkle lights for dinner and dancing. They also offer the beautiful outdoor Estrada Garden and their quaint bridal cottage. This space holds an ancient oak tree, manicured gardens surrounded by evergreen olive trees and beautiful roses.
Their standard wedding package includes on-site restrooms, professional staff and a professional on-site venue representative. Services offered:
This venue invites clients to choose any licensed caterer and to host their own bar with no added corkage fees, allowing couples full control over beverage and food budgets.
Once a bank stop along the El Camino Real Stage Coach Trail, the bridal cottage holds a bit of history at the venue. In addition, the venue features a vintage converted school bus where grooms may hang out. The charming barn houses stone walls that date back to the 1770s.
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59 Reviews for Santa Margarita Ranch
Recommended by 93% of couples
11 User photos
Johanna Traxel · Married on 01/25/2020
This location makes for a spectacular wedding venue!! Our wedding turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! The management is very professional, communicative, friendly and organized. Thanks again for having us!Sent on 04/02/2020
Adrianne · Married on 11/03/2019
Perfect setting for our Nov wedding
Santa Margarita Ranch will definitely not disappoint, especially for history buffs and for those that love the beauty of simplicity. Santa Margarita Ranch was our one and only vendor choice for our venue, we knew that it was the perfect setting for our wedding and never looked back! There is so much natural beauty on this ranch and so many of our guests talked about how amazing of a venue it was and how it was nothing like they had ever experienced before. We loved being able to utilize so many different areas of the ranch and the staff was so incredible. Oh, and as far as a setting for pictures, it’s simply the best. Do yourself a favor and book with Santa Margarita Ranch and you will be just as fulfilled as we are.Sent on 12/13/2019
Dixie · Married on 04/28/2018
I had my wedding at the ranch on April 28, 2018 and it was absolutely perfect. All my guests were telling me how beautiful the venue is. You honestly don’t even need a lot of decorations because the ranch is already so breathtaking itself. It’s also really nice to have the ceremony and reception in the same place but it’s like having them in difference places because the ceremony is in the garden and the reception is in the barn. The staff on the ranch are really responsive and answered all my questions. I wish I could do it all over again!Sent on 05/06/2018
One of my favorite Ranch settings on the Central Coast. Endless photographic opportunities, amazing light, stunning backdrops and an all around top notch site.
Santa Margarita Ranch is such an awesome venue. From the lawn for the ceremony to the gorgeous barn... And how fun is the train!? Santa Margarita Ranch is a great large venue with so much charm and history. The venue managers are also extremely on top of things, and very easy to work with. Thank you for being an A+ venue on the Central Coast!
Santa Margarita Ranch! One of our favorite venues in the state of California, a true GEM....and we work all over the state on a regular basis. I feel fortunate to have worked at this venue for so many years, since they began doing weddings. The improvements made in the property over the years have not only been beautiful, but help events to run smooth. This truly is a unique venue, you should visit in person! Destini and Allison (on site coordinators) are a joy to work with! Allyson Magda Photography 805.459.2704