19 total reviews
the place is just incredible. every one of our guests said "how did you find this place? it's amazing!" definitely a place to remember.
Absolutely gorgeous, secluded, one of a kind venue. I was looking at various wedding venues and even had my heart set on a "LA wedding" but after seeing all the amazing photo ops this venue has to offer I knew it would be one of a kind. Its a little pricey but if you can afford it, definitely check it out!
I had my wedding here, and it was awesome. I wanted a venue with a lush outdoor reception, and this venue provided just that (it has an indoor option too for those who prefer indoors). In the beginning I called and emailed Kara a lot, and she promptly answered all my questions. Later Julie took over, though overall I didn't really have questions for her because I had a coordinator who took care of pretty much everything for me. I'm very happy with the vendors recommended on Rancho Las Lomas's website, and their website itself gave me some good ideas for wedding planning (some cool blogs of other brides at Rancho Las Lomas online as well). There are so many great spots to take photographs, which is great because photography is very important to me. I had a lot of compliments from my guests, two of them telling me that it's one of the best weddings they've been to. A few of them even said that it made them want to own a ranch with random exotic animals as well. It can get pretty pricey because all the detail costs add up (lights, tables, etc.), but in my and my husband's opinion it's worth it and you get what you pay for. I highly recommend Rancho Las Lomas for any future brides looking for a beautiful place to marry.
I'll just share my dad's initial comment "If we could give Rancho Las Lomas 10 stars, we'd give them 11!"
This venue is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to have a wedding. It is a little gem in Orange County - the second I walked on the premises, I knew this was where we were going to have our wedding!
Julie and Kara are very responsive and easy to work with - they were always very flexible to accommodate our requests. Mike and Joe on the bartending side are equally awesome! It is an expensive venue - the site fee alone may turn people away, but I can say it was well worth it. The people I work with (primarily 50 years of age or more and male) were stunned, talking about the wedding for 10 days straight!
Yes, you do have to use 24 Carrots, and yet it is also pricey, but it is the BEST wedding food I have ever had, and we even did a buffet! Our guests were raving about the food!
The foliage and flowers and everything about the landscaping was already so gorgeous, my florist was able to spend more of the budget on design aspects then flowers to decorate each area.
My husband and I would not change a thing about our wedding day, thank you to the staff at Rancho Las Lomas for making our dream wedding a reality!
This venue is spectacular. Every person that attended our wedding said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. They loved everything - the trees, the Spanish-style decor, the animals, the private nature of the venue. We had a November wedding and with most of the reception outside. The heaters were enough to keep people warm. The only drawback to the venue is the cost - don't just figure in the cost of the venue, also consider the cost of hiring a wedding coordinator (which you will need for this venue), valet, lighting (thousands extra), all the spaces that need to be decorated by the florist, and the cost of catering when 24 Carrots is the only vendor you can use (no competition for your business). We negotiated with 24 Carrots before we booked the venue, and that seemed to be a good approach. But the wedding was still a lot more expensive than we expected it to be, and a lot of that is because we started to say "we've come this far with a high-caliber venue, we can't be cheap on the X, Y, Z". It seemed to help us to plan our wedding in the off season, all vendors, including RLL were more willing to negotiate in the off season.
We had our wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County. This is an absolute beautiful location that includes a botanical garden and small zoo. Don't let the Zoo portion of it throw you off... We wanted to incorporate our hispanic/Latin culture into our festivities so this was the perfect location to bring that element to our event. This was an Hacienda that now is used for private events. it has both indoor and outdoor locations, and the best part of it is that when you rent it, you have full access to the whole property for just your event. Guests can wander through the premises to visit the llamas, zebras, and even a white tiger. it is surrounded by trees, an old barn, a pool with a fountain in the middle, and some other eclectic touches like a red,London phone booth. It is amazing for pictures. The most complimnets we got the night of our wedding was on the venue. Most people asked, "How did you find this place?" And that is because it is tucked away within a canyon about 8 miles inland from the main freeway. The venue makes you feel you are in a far away place. This was a definite find for us. Best of all, you can get a great deal if you plan your wedding during the week as opposed to a weekend. One of the few places that will also allow an outside vendor to cater your event if it is held M-F. This is a must see, very quaint, eclectice, old world, modern-charm type a location.
Rancho las Lomas is beautiful. I had my wedding there a month ago, and I had a ton of people say how amazed they were with the venue. You've probably heard all the good stuff. I'll give you the stuff that was a little disappointing.
It's a zoo, so sometimes it smells like animals. Especially if it's hot out. The bathrooms are a little older so they kinda smell like poor plumbing. RLL is adjacent to El Toro Road, and a very short distance from the world-renowned biker-bar Cook's Corner. There is a lot of street noise. Loud motorcycles, big trucks, annoying rice rockets, etc. Be prepared to be interrupted by that. The venue is split into two main levels. If you have your ceremony at one location, and your cocktail hour or reception at the other location, elderly and disabled guests will have a very hard time getting from one to the other. There are no elevators, lots of stairs, and the only stair-free route is quite a long walk. There are no golf carts, so you have to hike all over to take photos. You have to use their caterer, 24 Carrots, who make great food, but charge you an arm and a leg for it. The little cottage on site that they let couples spend the night in doesn't have curtains. So you have to wait till the entire crew is done loading out the reception tables before you can really enjoy your wedding night. Unless you like an audience, then you'll be just fine. :)
This venue is amazing!!! I got married in late July and the place looked amazing--the greenery was beautiful and it provided lots of shade to keep all of my guests cool. The venue really is unlike anything I have ever seen for a wedding--they have a zoo on property! It was amazing!!! I would recommend it to anyone!
Gorgeous place. Incredible presentation. Everyone seemed to admire the location. The animals kept people very interested during the photography shoot. Not too crazy that they use only exclusive vendors.
Rancho was AMAZING! My day was beautiful, the ceremony was incredible, the reception area was breath taking. It was everything and more that I could have wanted.
I love this venue!!! I looked for months and months for the right wedding venue. When I arrived at Rancho Las Lomas for the first time, I just knew this is where I wanted to get married. It's beauty and personality were beyond compare. And the day I got married at Rancho, I thought to myself, "I'm getting married in paradise!"
Great Location, Romantic & Beautiful! It's like being in another country or a destination wedding. Guest Loved it!!!
My high school class held our prom at this venue, and 10 years later when I started planning my wedding, I knew this would be my reception site. I loved the privacy and uniqueness of Rancho, and I knew the guests would enjoy it as well. There are tigers and parrots and zebras, and plenty of places to take beautiful pictures. It's definitely pricey, but worth it! I worked with Kara, and she was very responsive and easy to work with.
The venue is so beautiful that it needs little else to make it a special day!
I already knew how beautiful this location is as soon as I stepped on property for the first time, over a year before the wedding. What I love about this venue is that it is a private property. There are no hotel guests or strangers anywhere on site. The day of the wedding, the venue was breathtaking. My guests were floored!
What a setting! This is a place none of my guests will forget.
This place is magical. My fiance and I looked at many different locations but none of them really took our breath away. However, when we came here we knew right away that we had to find a way to get married here. The qualities we really liked about this place were: there is only one wedding per day, meaning you get the place to yourself; there is so much natural beauty so you don't need a lot of flowers; there is a small zoo on the property, so the kids in the party can be entertained (maybe even the grown-ups); and for me, the ceremony area was perfect. There were some small things that we were not overly happy with. The person who you deal with when setting up your wedding was not a very nice person. Now, I understand that wedding locations deal with lots of brides and grooms, but with the price of this place I would have hoped for someone who at least pretended like we were having a special day. The other thing that kind of rubbed me the wrong way was that a few months after we signed the contract, the location decided to charge everyone for a generator and they forced us to do the same. My feeling is that we should have been exempt from this because we already signed a contract but, it was not worth the argument. I just felt like it was a little tricky because they didn't even tell me, I just found the extra charge on the catering bill (they make you use a specific caterer). This is the only reason I did not give them the full star rating.
I absolutely loved Rancho Las Lomas. They were very accommodating with what I wanted and helped us out with everything. The location was breath taking and I couldn't have asked for a better reception. The flowers all looked gorgeous and all of the lights were beautiful. I didn't get married on a Saturday because it was too price and I had to use their preferred caterer so I did a Thursday. It was perfect!!
We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding at Rancho Las Lomas on June 12, 2010. After a venue catastrophe with our original venue just 4 months before our wedding, I contacted Rancho Las Lomas and Nili (their sales manager) took control of the situation right away! Luckily, our wedding date had become available and within a few days we had booked with Rancho Las Lomas and all the details were covered! 24 Carrots catering was FANTASTIC. They handled the food, bar, linens, everything - and did it perfectly. I never heard "sorry, we can't do that" or "I don't know what you want me to do" when we had questions, requests or concerns in the weeks before the wedding. They went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our wedding. Even down to our event captain, Heather, folding our napkins herself to insure that they were a perfect fit for our menu cards.
Rancho Las Lomas and 24 Carrots lived up to every expectation I had....even surpassing most of them! We got so many comments about how professional the catering staff was at the wedding, how beautifully presented and yummy the appetizers, late night snacks, and entrees were (no cold food at a wedding of 180 people!), how quick the staff responded to the guests, and just generally how fabulous our wedding was! I would without a doubt recommend Rancho Las Lomas and 24 Carrots to any couple who wants their wedding to be a fun, classy, gorgeous, relaxing and amazing experience. I'm not a perfectionist in my everyday life, but for my wedding I morphed into one. With Rancho Las Lomas and 24 Carrots at the wheel, we were relaxed and able to enjoy our day! It was still a blur, as I hear most wedding days are, but all of our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they'd ever attended. I would, without hesitation, recommend Rancho Las Lomas to anyone considering using them for their wedding!
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