Sacred Mountain Julian Reviews

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20 Reviews for Sacred Mountain Julian

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4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Kimberly

    Kimberly · Married on 01/05/2019

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    Most beautiful venue ever!

    Sacred Mountain Julian was above and beyond anything we could have imagined! This mountain venue offered breathtaking views while still having the feel of seclusion and intimacy. Nothing can compare to the natural beauty of this venue! We received the best customer service and were always greeted with smiles every time we visited before our wedding, whether we had a planned meeting or not. The staff does everything they can to make you feel welcome and create the wedding of your dreams. We got married in January and ended up with a touch of rain on our wedding day and had to get tents set up, and the venue handled everything without a hitch! They allowed us to be stress free on our wedding day and made sure all of our guests were warm and comfortable. I would highly recommend this venue!

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    Carrie · Married on 11/09/2018

    5.0
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    Exceeded all expectations

    Wow where do I begin? From the moment we stepped foot on this property me and my husband instantly knew this is where we would get married! The property was breathtaking! Everywhere you looked was so beautiful! Amazing views everywhere! The greenery and open fields I mean really there are no words! We saw the venue once and pretty much immediately booked! The entire wedding process was so stress free I mean these people and the workers and staff know exactly what they are doing! When our wedding approached everything was perfect! Annie was so sweet and kind and such a help. The workers never got in our way and were so prompt with any issues or concerns that arised! We checked in the day before and the house was so beautiful with flowers in each of the rooms and the fire places lit! I still get goosebumps thinking about our day and our experience there. This place is stunning the photos are unreal! Speechless is the best way to describe this! For me my wedding day was the coldest day of the week and the windiest and arriving at the property took away all my anxiety and stress because nothing mattered it was that gorgeous! When you have scenery like that and views like that then no amount of bad weather can take away from it! Thank you to all the SM staff and Marti for making my day so magical! :)

    Sent on 01/30/2019

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Carrie we are so happy you enjoyed staying at SM. You were champs with the Julian weather and we are proud to know you felt taken care of. It is our pleasure and we hope to see you back for an anniversary or family getaway.
  • Megan

    Megan · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Rain? What Rain?

    "It never rains in San Diego," the old adage says. So when we were seeing a 100% chance of precipitation on our wedding day, we got a little nervous. However, the amazing team at Sacred Mountain stepped up, helped us regroup, and made sure our wedding was gorgeous, special and DRY, despite what turned out to be a very wet weekend! Both sides of the family are already talking about renting Sacred Mountain out for a "wedding reunion" in 5 years. Cannot recommend it highly enough. 10/10 would get married there again. :)

    Sent on 11/05/2018

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Megan we absolutely loved everyone that came to celebrate your wedding! You all handled the weather like champs and we are so grateful for your appreciation. We would love to have you all back for a reunion!
  • Stephanie

    Stephanie · Married on 08/29/2018

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    Perfect venue for a perfect wedding!

    Sacred Mountain is one of the most unique venues we could have ever imagined. We did a retreat style mid week wedding, renting the facilities from Tuesday through Thursday. This allowed our wedding party and closer family to stay on site with us - a destination wedding even though we don't live far away. Across the three different buildings we had rented everyone had plenty of space in the serene and picturesque mountain landscape.

    The views from the residence is stunning with lots of natural wildlife and native trees and flowers surrounding you. The nights are so dark you can make out every constellation in the sky. The hot tubs and pools are a perfect way to end the day under the stars.

    We had our wedding on their summit plateau which gives views of the rolling foothills. Perfect for our sunset ceremony - even the wild turkeys were enjoying themselves. A gorgeous rustic elegance venue that matched our vision perfectly.

    Sent on 11/05/2018

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    We are so glad you had a wonderful experience Stephanie! We hope to see you back with us for a family reunion or anniversary!
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    Anna · Married on 05/10/2018

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    Had my wedding here in May 2018 and it was the best decision I ever could have made. The property is magical, the staff goes above and beyond, and the amenities are amazing. All you need to do is tour the property to see how special this place is.

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    Sara · Married on 12/04/2017

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    A wonderful place!!! It felt like a fairy tale to get married there :) I highly recommened this place

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    ashley · Married on 11/11/2017

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    Couldn't imagine a better place to have our special day. We also had the family stay on the property while we stayed in the barn and it was so wonderful to have everyone together for the weekend. Some of the most memorable times my family has had together.

    Sent on 02/09/2018
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    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Ashley! You and Shane had such a beautiful spirit and energy! It was such a joy to coordinate with you, Margie and Nicole throughout the planning process! Thank you for choosing Sacred Mountain as your 4 day Destination Wedding!!
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    Lynne · Married on 08/26/2017

    5.0
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    Our wedding was beyond what I could have imagined, in large part due to the beauty & magical feeling of Sacred Mountain Julian. From the moment we entered the courtyard during our initial site visit, I was sold & it just got better and better! Not only was it a beautiful setting for a wedding, but being able to host our family on the property for the weekend took it to another level-many memories & much bonding made. We are so appreciative of Marti for opening her home so others can share in the experience of being at SMJ. Plus, her team is just awesome-shout out to Megan, Melanie & Daniel for taking care of our needs. SMJ will forever have a special place in our hearts. Thank you!!

    Sent on 09/07/2017

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Lynne! We feel so honored to have met such beautiful and creative people! We wish you and Anthony the best and hope to have him playing Flamenco Guitar on our property soon!
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    Maleeka · Married on 08/12/2017

    5.0
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    The word I kept hearing from my guests after the wedding was "magical" and I think it was largely due to the setting -- Sacred Mountain Ranch. I can't thank Marti, Melanie, Megan, and the staff enough for being so accommodating, flexible, generous, and responsive throughout the months leading up to the wedding and on the actual day. They truly made the venue perfect. This is the wedding venue every bride dreams about!

    Sent on 08/31/2017

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Thank you so much Maleeka! Your design of the venue, to this day, has still not been repeated! From your Thai Ceremony in the Meadow and Reception at the Plateau, we were in awe of your creative design!! We wish you and Bridger a lifetime of wedded bliss!
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    Meghan · Married on 06/26/2017

    5.0
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    We had our wedding at Sacred Mountain in June and it was perfect in every way! We had a small, sunset ceremony on the plateau and celebrated with our closet loved ones. Sacred Mountain provided a beautiful, intimate environment and escape from our hectic, city life. The venue is the perfect blend of rustic elegance! We loved that we even got to take photos with Marti's horse! My husband and I look forward to returning to Sacred Mountain to remind ourselves of all the memories we created at this special place. It's a little hidden gem for sure!

    Sent on 08/26/2017

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Meghan! Your intimate ceremony with Chris was so beautiful. We absolutely love your family photos with the horses, especially when our sweet Cosmo has whole tongue sticking out! We look forward to welcoming you back to Sacred Mountain soon!
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    Katelynn · Married on 06/24/2017

    5.0
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    If you are looking for a getaway retreat style event Sacred Mountain is your spot. We were at the Venue from Thursday to Sunday and it was the perfect way to spend time with our people and take full advantage of the venue. Our weekend was fantastic. My husband and I were married at the end of June. We had 125 guests and it was the perfect amount. We were married on the Sunset Plateau then walked a short distance to the reception area that was filled with twinkle lights, natural greenery. We had guests who made the trip from San Diego, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona. The hardest part about the wedding was leaving the retreat! We would absolutely get married here again and again. Marti, Melanie and her team were accommodating, responsive and professional during our 6 months of planning. The weekend of Danny who lives on property was there to help remove items we didn't need and bring items we didn't know we would need. They truly want to serve and make your experience as seamless as possible. Sacred Mountain will always have a special place in our hearts. I look forward to visiting Julian and reminiscing about our magically wonderful wedding day for years to come! You will never regret booking this venue, but you might regret not getting married here! It was worth every penny.

    Here are some of the other vendors we used that had no troubles coming up to Julian or were in the area.
    Photography: Shelly Anderson. Videography: Press Films. Catering: Jeremy's on the Hill. Farm Tables: Stecklair Event Co. Florals: Andy Castano. Hair and Makeup: Jessica Burgio. Bridal Makeup: Priscilla Francine Makeup. Rentals: Platinum Rentals. Bartender: Top Shelf Bartenders. Dessert: The Cravory Cookies and Extraordinary Dessert. Photobooth: Pixster Photo Booth. Day of Coordinating: Orias Event Planning. Rehearsal dinner catering: Jeremy's on the Hill.

    We also rented golf carts through Ramona Golf Carts and chartered a bus from San Diego to the venue through San Diego Party Bus.

    Sent on 10/03/2017
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    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Katelynn! Your wedding with Robbie was an absolute Sacred Mountain Fairy Tale dream come true!! The beauty was endless. We still look back at your photo album in awe and recently shed tears after seeing the video. You encompass love, beauty, and grace! Thank your for celebrating at Sacred Mountain!
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    Kat · Married on 05/20/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Incredible venue and staff. Truly an unforgettable setting! Everyone was so impressed with the beauty of Sacred Mountain. Plus, staying in the wonderful cottages to celebrate the entire weekend with our families made it that much more special. This is THE ONLY venue you want to use in Julian for your special day : )

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    Jessica · Married on 05/06/2017

    5.0
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    A 5 does not do this wonderful Venue Justice. There needs to be a higher option!! Everyone was kind, caring, professional and always responded same day. From the very first email it felt like we were at home. During our event, we were at ease with everything. The houses were stocked 100% with everything you could think of! Would stay at Sacred mountain again and again.

    Sent on 02/08/2018

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Jessica!!! Thank you so much for this review! We truly do our best to be as responsive as possible! You and Jeff were so wonderful to work with! Your mountaintop pictures are to die for!!! We wish you two the best years yet to come!
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    Edith · Married on 03/25/2017

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    Marti was my wedding god-mother, seriously. she was generous, kind, and super duper laid back, making me feel relaxed and happy. Sacred Mountain retreat is indeed a magical, serene, beautiful and scard place, that i feel honored to have discovered. Melaine, was beyond amazing, beyond kind, beyond sweet.....
    You're lucky if u get to have this sacred space as your venue, and even luckier to work and get to know Marti and Melanie.
    Thank you guys for making the wedding of my dreams come true.

    Sent on 05/19/2017

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Edith!!! Your wedding with Scott was such a delight! We loved your cultural and traditional additions to the entire event! You both were so wonderful and easy to work with throughout the entire planning process. Thank you for such a kind review! We would love to see your entire photo album!!!
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    Katelyn · Married on 09/03/2016

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    We had our wedding here last year and it is literally a dream come true! The most spectatular,romantic place ever! We rented it out for the weekend and had our wedding party also join us, it was a weekend event! San Diego has endless wedding venues but none of them can compare to the experience you'll have here! Marti is amazing and very fast to respond and does so much to accomidate all of your needs. It is just a magical place and we will DEFINITELY be back for visits!!!

    Sent on 08/24/2017

    Sacred Mountain Julian's reply:

    Katelyn!! We are still in awe of your pictures going down the canopied driveway! Your wedding was so incredibly beautiful! Thanks for celebrating with Sacred Mountain!
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    Nicole and Alex · Married on 09/02/2018

    4.8
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      4.0
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    Amazing Venue fr a Wedding Weekend

    Sacred Mountain was everything we could have ever asked for in a wedding venue. The views are stunning, the surroundings are idyllic, the houses on-site are comfortable and stocked, and Julian is the cutest little town. When we were looking for a wedding venue, we wanted to find somewhere that our families could be able to spend time together, and Sacred Mountain checked all the boxes. Our families and other guests all raved about Sacred Mountain, and we were so happy we were able to have our wedding there. Be aware that there are a lot of rules and stipulations in the contract, so make sure to read and understand it. However, we found that with a little communication and planning ahead, there were no issues at all and Sacred Mountain was a perfect venue. We definitely recommend it (and recommend staying an extra day if you can).

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    Julie · Married on 08/04/2018

    4.8
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    We rented the whole mountain package so we basically had the wedding for two days. You need to have a sense of what you want so it gets laid out the way you vision. The plateauin the late afternoon was beautiful (pretty warm in August) and made for a perfect backdrop. The multi-level patio/lawn area are perfect for dinner down on the lawn and reception above. They provide quite a few things for your use. Very nice staff to work with. Our wedding was a completely DIY so we were very hands on and they were very accommodating. Because we had the whole mountain we had a small family and close friends bbq the next day at the main house that has a pool. Fun times and great memories!

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    Jasmine · Married on 10/06/2017

    4.6
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      4.0
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      4.0
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    Everything was wonderful. The team was extremely helpful and accommodating. There were a couple of surprise changes to the contract that we had to work through but it was all good. The price for the place was way over budget for us but it ended up being a great value!

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    Amy · Getting married on 02/01/2020

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    STAY AWAY!! As beautiful as this venue is, their staff is NOT worth dealing with throughout your wedding planning process. Their representative misquoted their price (in writing I might add), then when I brought that to their attention, as well as other mistakes she had made very early on, including misquoting their off-season dates, including something in the contract she wasn't able to follow through on, and mixing up the dates I wanted, the owner asked me to not book our wedding with them, claiming that my asking questions about things like what the average weather/temperature is like up there in spring, and the condition of the roads/driving to and from their location for my guests, demonstrated I thought there were too many "issues" to hold my wedding there. Completely dismissive and in my opinion, simply did not want to deal with me - someone very detail-oriented and on top of everything, unlike their staff. I was never disrespectful or unprofessional - indeed I was simply trying to follow up with them on what they initially promised to us, only to be dismissed like a child. I have all the emails to prove how completely incompetent their staff is as well. Like I said, the view is NOT worth dealing with them - STAY AWAY!!

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