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Willow Creek Ranch is an idyllic wedding venue located in Valley Center, North San Diego County, California. This gorgeous property has been welcoming couples and their families to celebrate their most precious moments since 2006. As a family-owned and operated venue, hosting unique events that reflect a couple’s love story and life journey is this team’s specialty. From intimate elopements to stylish receptions, Willow Creek Ranch can fit the ambiance of any occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue can accommodate up to 150 guests for weddings and other events, so couples can share their special day with all those they know and love. The grounds feature a wedding pergola, a built-in bar, an expansive lawn, a pond, a bridge, a lavender field, large oak trees, olive trees, and other shade trees, offering gorgeous backdrops for photos throughout the day. The ceremony area is completely shaded amongst magnificent woodland, so guests can enjoy the couple’s “I do” moment in peace and comfort. Receptions are held al fresco, surrounded by picturesque views and the beauty of nature. Every wedding package includes exclusive access to the property’s luxurious dressing suite on the morning of an event, allowing the nearlyweds and their loved ones to prepare for the festivities in style!

Services Offered

Every couple who hosts their special day at Willow Creek Ranch will be offered a comprehensive venue tour to get to know the property and envision their big day unfolding there. The team is always happy to suggest design ideas and local vendors who can make any wedding vision a reality. Ceremony-only, reception-only, and complete wedding packages are available, giving couples the flexibility to host their day their way. The team sets up tables, chairs, and linens in every celebration space for a convenient and easy décor process. Couples can also avail of professional day-of coordination to ensure that everything from the ceremony procession to the last dance at the reception unfolds beautifully at Willow Creek Ranch.

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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
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Bartender(s)

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December
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4.8 out of 5 rating
27 Reviews
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples

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Willow Creek Ranch is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The venue is described as a hidden gem with a magical and enchanting atmosphere, complete with beautiful scenery and twinkling lights. Bethany, the coordinator and owner, is praised for her exceptional communication, organization, and attention to detail. The venue's inclusive packages and floral arrangements are also appreciated. Overall, customers have had amazing experiences at Willow Creek Ranch and highly recommend it as a wedding venue.

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Willow Creek Ranch is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. The venue is described as a hidden gem with a magical and enchanting atmosphere, complete with beautiful scenery and twinkling lights. Bethany, the coordinator and owner, is praised for her exceptional communication, organization, and attention to detail. The venue's inclusive packages and floral arrangements are also appreciated. Overall, customers have had amazing experiences at Willow Creek Ranch and highly recommend it as a wedding venue.

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Shaun A. Sent on 10/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue. Excellent Service. Dream Wedding

Working with Bethany and Willow Creek Events was nothing short of Amazing! We were able to experience our dream wedding with her team and the venue. Bethany was very friendly and very organized. She remembered every single detail of our vision for the wedding. She found ways to save us money by either lending us decorations or by understanding our needs and accommodating without hesitation.

The venue itself is something taken straight out of a fairytale. From the bridal suite, to the ceremony area, to the reception area, it was set up to perfection.

Bethany’s coordination of our wedding was exemplary. She was very calm and was quietly working in the background ensuring everything was set up perfectly. She worked very well with my vendors, all 10 of them. I did not have to worry about a thing! When picking up the remaining decorations the next day, everything was packed up nicely for an easy haul away.

If Willow Creek Ranch matches the vision of your wedding, or you want a team to expertly coordinate the wedding of your dreams in a beautiful venue, the team at Willow Creek Ranch is your answer! Thanks you Bethany! -shaun & eileen
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Amanda Sent on 12/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

My dream wedding!!

Willow creek is a hidden gem that we were lucky enough to find. The venue is a magical forest decorated with little twinkle lights. It’s cozy and enchanting. The perfect place to spend the best day of your life with your person. We had the pleasure of getting Julie as our coordinator. She is an incredible person, also amazing at her job. She somehow took our small budget and gave us big results with tons of recommendations. Bethany is also super talented. The venue did our floral and we were so pleased. I would 1000% recommend
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Maria J. Sent on 01/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding experience!

My husband and I had our wedding at Willow Creek Ranch, and we were totally impressed with our experience here and working with Bethany. There are simply not enough amazing things we could say about working with Bethany. Bethany had great communication and since the beginning she had quick responses to our questions which made planning our wedding very efficient. She has a lot of experience in the wedding industry and would ask us questions about things we didn't even consider. She was EXTREMELY accommodating - my husband and I are both healthcare workers who occasionally work Saturdays with changing schedules throughout the week - this never was an issue when it came to planning our wedding. The location is extremely beautiful from the daytime to sunset and even to night time with all the lights and chandeliers. There are honestly SO many locations to take beautiful photos in and this was a big factor as we wanted a variety of places for backdrop - there's a lavender field, a bridge overlooking a small pond area, and a place with a sing - this is not including the picturesque house covered in vines and the ceremony site. Additionally, all the decor in the photos below were included (even the furniture, florals, and table settings). We chose the package that included florals and Bethany (who is also a florist) went ABOVE and BEYOND with the floral arrangements and bouquets, literally making my Pinterest autumn wedding dreams come true. The day of the wedding went as smoothly as weddings can possibly go and despite it being the craziest day, it was also one of the best days of our lives. We really owe it all to Bethany and cannot rave enough about her and her team. We've heard from many of our friends who got married about something they didn't like about their wedding planning process, but honestly, working with Bethany was completely smooth, stress-free, and an efficient yet detailed process. If you are thinking about having a wedding at Willow Creek Ranch, I 1000% would recommend it. (All photos in this review are from our wonderful wedding photographer Carmelisse Photography)!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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This is a wonderful venue in a beautiful area of north San Diego County. Sue Williams is such a pleasure to work with, understands the needs of her clients, and provides wedding services that meet and exceed their expectations. You will find her prices surprisingly affordable, and she works very well with your budget. I highly recommend you schedule an appointment with her and see what she can offer you.

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Willow Creek Ranch frequently asked questions

Willow Creek Ranch includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
The bar service starting price at Willow Creek Ranch includes:
  • Bartender(s)
Willow Creek Ranch is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in quality of service and 4.8 in professionalism.

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