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 SitePhotography by: Allyson Magda Photography

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57 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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    Dixie · Married on 04/28/2018

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    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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    Caili · Married on 05/11/2017

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    We had a small midweek elopement at the ranch, and it was a wonderful location! The communication with Destini and Ana was excellent and we were very happy with everything.

    Sent on 05/18/2017
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    Annie · Married on 02/18/2017

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    Loved this venue! The barn was perfect for a February wedding. Ana and Destini were very accomodating and helpful throughout the whole process. Our pictures are amazing and I would book with the Santa Margarita Ranch 100 times over if I could!

    Sent on 03/06/2017

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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? $ 5,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • 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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 700
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • 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

Real Weddings

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6 Endorsements

  • David Pascolla Photography
    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
    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
    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

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  • 9000 Yerba Buena Santa Margarita, 93453 See on map
    8055403214 (Phone number)
    By appointment only.

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