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The Old Rancho

Carlsbad, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
7 reviews
Up to 160 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Up to 160 guests

Built in the 1840's and located in the heart of Carlsbad, California, The Old Rancho is the oldest privately owned Historic property in San Diego’s North County and has retained its country-like setting while only minutes from the freeway, downtown, and the beach.

The Old Ranch Offers an All - Inclusive Package so you don't have to worry about a thing!

8 Hours use of Venue On the Day of your Event: 2 Hour Pre-Ceremony Use of Wedding Party Dressing Areas, 2 Hour Vendor Setup, 5 Hour Use of Venue for Ceremony and Reception and 1 Hour Vendor Cleanup

Complimentary On Site Parking

Day of Venue Wedding Coordinator

We will Organize and Coordinate your Rehearsal, Ceremony, Timeline and handle all the day of Details

Professional Event Staff

Event Manager, Culinary & Wait Staff Included

Appetizers & Choice of Menu

Choice of Appetizers and Two Entrée Buffet

Beverage Station with Freshly Brewed Coffee and Lemonade

Bar Service: You are welcome to provide your own beer, wine, and liquor. The only requirement is that our staff must serve all alcohol.
Note: Please note that shots and neat drinks are NOT permitted.

Complimentary Fine Details....

Table, Chairs, White China Dinner Plates, Dessert Plates, Silverware, Water Glasses & Champagne Flutes

Floor Length Linens and Cloth Napkins

Complimentary Cake Cutting, Cake Knife and Server

Jenga and Cornhole and so much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

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
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$14

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

160

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 99% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Professionalism
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  • Value
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5

16 User photos

  • Havilah
    Havilah S. Married on 11/07/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Kendra the Amazing Wedding Planner!

    My husband and I are planning a wedding reboot, and we had a fantastic experience at our tasting with Kendra! I priced over 100 venues in San Diego, and The Old Rancho with Personal Touch Dining is absolutely the best value. Kendra is professional and kind, and goes out of her way to make sure our planning experience is enjoyable. We loved experiencing the food at their offices and going over details with her. I'm not super great with big picture aesthetics and she offered excellent table setting recommendations that didn't break the bank. I feel completely confident that our wedding reboot will be a fantastic experience with Kendra at the helm! She is very responsive and professional in email and phone communication as well as in person. I'm so grateful I can send her questions whenever they occur to me! I couldn't ask for a better wedding planner. Thank you, Kendra!

    The Old Rancho's reply:

    Havilah,
    It was wonderful working with you!! Thank you so much for your sweet review :) Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!
    Cheers,
    Kendra and TOR Team
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    Alexis G. Married on 04/09/2021
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Beautiful venue!

    The Old Rancho was not oh initial venue of choice but wow, we are SO happy that we ended up there! The grounds are BEAUTIFUL and even more beautiful when dressed up by the Personal Touch Dining team. It was such an intimate space, we had minimal decor and definitely didn’t need it because of all of the blooming flowers and plants. It was the perfect mix of rustic and traditional Rancho and Secret Garden. Loved this venue!

    The Old Rancho's reply:

    Alexis,
    Thank you SO much for such a sweet review and thank you for being patient through the process that COVID presented. Everything came together so beautifully and I think it all happened exactly how it was supposed to :)
    Cheers,
    Kendra and TOR Team

Awards

  • 7
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Pricing

Map

2770 Sunny Creek Road Carlsbad, CA, 92010
8586380672

By Appointment Only
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The Old Rancho frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Old Rancho?

The Old Rancho includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Old Rancho, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Old Rancho includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Old Rancho, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Old Rancho includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The Old Rancho in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Old Rancho for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Old Rancho for wedding events?

The Old Rancho offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Old Rancho offer?

The Old Rancho offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Old Rancho offer for wedding events?

The Old Rancho offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Old Rancho have available for wedding events?

The Old Rancho offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Old Rancho and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Old Rancho is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value, 4.9 in average response time and 4.9 in flexibility.

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