Santa Margarita Ranch

9000 Yerba Buena, Santa Margarita, CA 93453 Map · Phone number
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About Santa Margarita Ranch

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.

Services Offered
Their standard wedding package includes on-site restrooms, professional staff and a professional on-site venue representative. Services offered:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Ceremony
  • Elopements
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Security
  • Parking staff
  • Ample parking


Cuisine
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.

History
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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Estrada Garden Ceremony Site
Estrada Garden Ceremony Site
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Santa Margarita Ranch
Estrada Garden Ceremony SitePhotography by: Ken Kienow Photography
Estrada Garden Ceremony SitePhotography by: Ken Kienow Photography
Estrada Garden Ceremony SitePhotography by: Allyson Magda Photography
Estrada Garden Ceremony SitePhotography by: Allyson Magda Photography
The barn.Photography by: Allyson Magda Photography.
The barn.Photography by: Allyson Magda Photography.
A.Blake Photography
A.Blake Photography
Stone-walled barn interior for receptionsPhotography by: Sarah Kathleen Photography
Stone-walled barn interior for receptionsPhotography by: Sarah Kathleen Photography
Dance floor in the AsistenciaPhotography by: Chadwick & Jenika
Dance floor in the AsistenciaPhotography by: Chadwick & Jenika
Steam Engine passing through the Ranch. Photography by: Allyson Magda Photography.
Steam Engine passing through the Ranch. Photography by: Allyson Magda Photography.
Groomsmen by the Steam TrainPhotography by: Barbara Alessandra Photography
Groomsmen by the Steam TrainPhotography by: Barbara Alessandra Photography
Photography by: Allyson Magda Photography
Photography by: Allyson Magda Photography
The "man cave" (a repurposed vintage school bus) at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch A.Blake...
The "man cave" (a repurposed vintage school bus) at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch A.Blake...
Historic Bridal CottagePhotography by: Ken Kienow Photography
Historic Bridal CottagePhotography by: Ken Kienow Photography
Barn interior
Barn interior
Barn Elegance
Barn Elegance
Estrada Garden Ceremony Site
Estrada Garden Ceremony Site
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Santa Margarita Ranch
Estrada Garden Ceremony SitePhotography by: Ken Kienow Photography
Estrada Garden Ceremony SitePhotography by: Ken Kienow Photography

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59 Reviews for Santa Margarita Ranch

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.5

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  • Johanna

    Johanna Traxel · Married on 01/25/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Stunning!!

    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

    Adrianne · Married on 11/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
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    Dixie · Married on 04/28/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

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Santa Margarita Ranch FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 5500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500.00
  • 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
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Farm/Ranch
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    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
    December

3 Real Weddings

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements

  • David Pascolla Photography Wedding Photographers

    One of my favorite Ranch settings on the Central Coast. Endless photographic opportunities, amazing light, stunning backdrops and an all around top notch site.

  • Kramer Events Wedding DJs

    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!

  • Allyson Magda Photography Wedding Photographers

    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

Map

  • 9000 Yerba Buena Santa Margarita, CA, 93453 See on map
    8055403214 (Phone number)
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Santa Margarita Ranch frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Santa Margarita Ranch?

Santa Margarita Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Santa Margarita Ranch in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Santa Margarita Ranch for wedding events is known for:

  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Santa Margarita Ranch for wedding events?

Santa Margarita Ranch offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Santa Margarita Ranch offer?

Santa Margarita Ranch offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Santa Margarita Ranch offer for wedding events?

Santa Margarita Ranch offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Santa Margarita Ranch have available for wedding events?

Santa Margarita Ranch offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Santa Margarita Ranch and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Santa Margarita Ranch is recommended by 95% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in value, 4.5 in average response time and 4.5 in flexibility.