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:
Venue-Specific Important Things to Note
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 for tours, but dogs are allowed in the vacation homes and during events if desired.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Dayna · Married on 05/04/2019
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.Sent on 06/13/2019
Whitney · Married on 05/12/2018
Beautiful, rustic, within budget
My now husband and I loved to go out to the central coast and camp and vacation when we were dating. When we got engaged we knew we would love to show our friends and family this magical area. When looking for a venue I wanted two things that I thought were really important:Sent on 11/06/2018
1) A venue with a vacation rental so all of our close friends and family could stay together for the weekend (extra points for a jacuzzi)
2) natural outdoor beauty.
The Stepladder Ranch had both of those things and so much more. The ranch itself is nestled up in the hills of Cambria. Its rolling hills look out on the Pacific Ocean. The ceremony site is what your dreams are made of and it also features a rustic Quonset hut for the reception. There are two guests houses, one main house WITH A JACUZZI and a smaller house nearby. Both houses are clean, cozy, warm and inviting. They’re literally the perfect place to gather. Big kitchens, sweeping views, and big cozy gathering couches and tables. Did I mention the jacuzzi?? Imagine jumping into the jacuzzi after the best night of your life and looking up into a blanket of stars. Pure joy.
Besides the location and amenities, which are all amazing, Michele, who runs the rental with her husband, is a pure joy to work with. She’s responsive, kind, and very knowledgeable about the area. She also won’t talk your ear off about stuff that doesn’t matter. You’ve got enough stuff to deal with around your wedding, the last thing you need is some weird vacation owner who wants to talk to you about politics.
I literally can’t say enough good things about this choice as a venue. You will need to bring a lot of your own stuff or hire a vendor that will. They provided tables, but other than that we had to rent a lot of our own stuff. Not sure if that’s still the case, but it was as of May 2018. However, it was SO worth it. We had the best day of our lives and got to include all of our family in friends in such an intimate way that you just can’t get if you show up at the venue the morning of.
Cory · Married on 08/12/2017
Amazing wedding venue!
We had our wedding here a little over a year ago, and it was a dream venue for us. We both went to college on the central coast and wanted to get married in the area we grew to be so fond of. We wanted a more remote, earthy, farm or ranch style wedding. Stepladder Ranch was by far the most beautiful and unique venue that we looked at. The views from the ceremony site and onsite house we stayed in were remarkable. It was so special and convenient to be able to stay onsite with our immediate family for 3 nights and really enjoy the ranch and all it has to offer. We were one of the first weddings that used the Quonset hut for our reception which was so quaint and perfect. Michelle was so helpful, always responding immediately to any calls, questions, or requests. She generously drove us around the ranch to get the perfect sunset pics during our wedding. We would recommend this venue to anyone, the price is so reasonable for what you get!Sent on 11/11/2018
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
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!
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!