Stepladder Ranch

4450 San Simeon Creek Road, Cambria, CA 93428 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Stepladder Ranch

Stepladder Ranch & Creamery is a private ranch and wedding venue in the heart of the Central Coast just outside of Cambria, California. The ranch is a perfect destination for your weekend wedding retreat, offering exceptional overnight accommodations for you and your guests (up to 24 people) and a scenic backdrop for your celebration. Stepladder offers the luxury of privacy while being in close proximity to Main Street in the enchanting town of Cambria, Hearst Castle and wineries along the Central California Coast.

Facilities and Capacity

Stepladder Ranch is situated on a 750-acre historic ranch with a goat creamery and avocado farm. They even offer tours of their goat farm and cheese facility on the property. Weddings at the ranch include access to two beautiful vacation homes, making it perfect for a weekend wedding retreat. The Big House can accommodate sixteen guests and the Vista House can sleep eight guests. The ceremony site offers ocean views and the Quonset Hut (barn) is the perfect place for indoor receptions and dancing. The venue can accommodate parties up to 100 people due to the rural access of the roads.

Stepladder Ranch Package Pricing: $6500 + $1000 Damage Deposit

Our Package Pricing INCLUDES:

  • TWO nights in the Vista House and the Big House
  • Indoor renovated barn for the reception
  • Outdoor ceremony site with ocean views
  • Space for rehearsal dinner in the barn
  • Portable bathroom rentals (3) for the day of your event
  • Prices do not vary seasonally and our guest count limit is 100

Venue-Specific Important Things to Note

  • We require shuttles to be provided by the couple for all guests not staying in the homes overnight (to beach parking, downtown Cambria or nearby hotels). Most weddings of 50-100 guests require two shuttles (14-passenger vans).
  • All vendors must be insured professionals. You may bring in your own alcohol as long as it is monitored by a bartender.
  • Due to the county-wide sound ordinance, all amplified music must end at 10:00 pm.
  • We require an on-site wedding coordinator for the day of the event.
  • Our setting is rural and has dirt roads and unpaved areas. Stepladder Ranch is a working farm with many animals (cows, goats, pigs and more). Be prepared for a beautiful, rustic, ranch setting!

Email Jill to arrange a site visit. All visits are by appointment only. We have a locked gate entrance and are located 45 minutes from San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. We do not allow dogs on tours, but dogs are allowed in the vacation homes and during events. Find us on Instagram @stepladdercreamery

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8 Reviews for Stepladder Ranch

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Dayna · Married on 05/04/2019

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    A rare gem with breathtaking views!!

    Our only regret was not booking our stay for longer!! What an unforgettable weekend spending it with family and friends in the most memorable place. Our wedding guests were in awe of the surrounding beauty. Stepladder was so worth the trek to get up there and we felt so lucky to even get to experience this rare piece of well manicured property. It is truly a gift that Stepladder has opened up their gates for couples wanting to find a venue that is off the beaten path. Jill the venue coordinator was so fun & easy to work with. She really made the whole experience enjoyable and as stress free as possible. What a treat getting to have her to refer any questions to and she would answer with a smile every time! You must see this venue to get the real idea of what it feels like to be up there in the privacy of nature all around. We loved sharing it with our closest family & friends for our intimate special day. Book for late spring early summer and you get to be apart of the baby goat season during your time there! Get ready to be blown away, Stepladder has the best venue for that adventurous couple in mind.

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    Mary Allegretta-Butler · Married on 04/07/2019

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    Great Experience

    Working on this property was a great experience. Jill met with us and gave us a wonderful site visit of the goats, vacation rentals, along with the ceremony/reception spaces. She even surprised us with a lovely charcuterie to snack on while we discussed our event.
    Throughout the planning process she guided us with helpful information and tips to ensure everything ran smoothly.
    The day of the event, she was available to answer questions and helped when we needed assistance.
    I would highly recommend Stepladder Ranch to anyone looking for a gorgeous and unique setting for their special event.

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Stepladder Ranch Pricing

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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Accommodations
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

Stepladder 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? $ 3,500.00
  • 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? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Farm/Ranch, Inn/B&B
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, November, December

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    Discounted Third Night

    Book our $6500 wedding package (which includes two nights in our rental homes for up to 24 people) and get 33% off the third night for only $750 (usually $1000/night)! That's quite the deal!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Kramer Events
    Kramer Events Wedding DJs

    If you are looking for a ceremony with a view that goes on for days....Stepladder is that place! Create an intimate wedding weekend for your family and friends by using the vacation homes, touring the goat/cheese farm, and soaking in the breathtaking scenery! Kramer Events loves having our team at Stepladder Ranch!

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  • 4450 San Simeon Creek Road Cambria, CA, 93428 See on map
    805-742-4316 (Phone number)
    Email Jill to arrange a site visit. All visits are by appointment.

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