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Santa Margarita Ranch Reviews
4.5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 10/20/2017 by Emily V
Our wedding was a dream at the Santa Margarita Ranch. From start to finish, the staff was incredibly responsive and helpful, with Ana providing most day to day oversight and Destini coordinating the contracts and logistics. We were able to visi...
t multiple times before our wedding to help plan out how we wanted to use the space and fell more in love with the ranch each time. It was a one of a kind venue that our friends and family are still talking about! For our size of about 160 guests, it was perfect!
Reviewed On 10/13/2016 by Elisa R
We had the incredible luck of finding this venue while searching for barn locations along the central coast. What a beautiful site... Our first tour through the venue and we knew we had to have our wedding here. All their staff was incredibly h...
elpful and very flexible, especially since we were planning everything from out of town. We couldn't be more happy with how our day turned out. We had incredible weather, and from the ceremony under the tree, the cocktail hour in the garden, and the reception in the barn, everything was stunning. Our photos from that day reflect just how beautiful the scenery here is. It was also very helpful that the venue provided and set up all the seating, tables, and chairs, and we loved the bridal cottage where we could get ready. Highly recommend!!!
Reviewed On 7/29/2016 by Lauren W
Santa Margarita Ranch was an amazing venue for our wedding! Our guests couldn't get over how beautiful it was and I loved how we didn't have to add much decoration because the ceremony site and barn were both already great. Destini & Ana were s...
uper helpful in answering my questions before and after booking with them. Great venue!
Reviewed On 10/29/2015 by Liz K
We loved this venue! It made for a truly perfect wedding we have gorgeous pictures! Destini, was wonderful to work with. We loved having the steam engine train as well, so fun and different for a wedding. Our guests loved the venue as well. Wou...
ldn’t have had our wedding anywhere else!!
Reviewed On 10/28/2015 by Rachel R
An incredibly gorgeous venue! I love the barn and the ceremony site. Also, the people working there are very nice and easy to work with. I had lots of questions and they were great at getting back to me really fast. This was the most perfect pl...
ace to get married!
Reviewed On 1/28/2015 by Nikki S
After having a horrible time finding a venue within our price range in Central California, we came upon the Santa Margarita Ranch. After telling Destini (the ranch manager-also a dream) that the ranch was way out of our budget (listed around $1...
0,000), she told me that they offer off-season pricing and that their leniency in the vendors and catering that we use allows for us to make a lot of wiggle room to make it work. I am SO THANKFUL for her persistence. We brought in and set up everything ourselves (except the rented tent heaters).
The ranch and the staff are beyond perfect. We were married January 10th, 2015 and were blessed with nearly 70 degree weather (praise God!). I do recommend the forced-air "tent" heaters in the barn if the night time looks a little chilly just because there are a few openings and the barn isnt completely closed off from outside. We used 4 from Got You Covr'd Rentals for 140 people and it was more than enough. Everyone was comfortable throughout the night, and when the dancing started, it even got too warm for a few people.
The ranch provides and sets up all tables and chairs (up to about 300 I believe), and the twinkle lights in the garden area and barn are always up. The venue is so rustic, unique and beautiful that you do not need much decorating.
We were married under the Oak tree and did petals down the aisle and hung some lace ribbon down off the twinkle lights at the entrance to the aisle. A wine-barrel gift table (the ranch provides up to five of these) and a sign or two and that was that. It was STUNNING. Our friends and family are still mesmerized by the venue.
We hung up long white sheer curtains at the barn entrance, some lace embroidery hoops between and decorated the essentials (tables, dessert and coffee tables, bar, guest book, etc.) and thats all it needed.
When I toured the ranch, another wedding (very extravagent with crystals and chandeliers etc) was being set up-and that's the beauty of this venue. It is a blank canvas. You can have a more boho/rustic feel like mine, or a froofroo Disney princess wedding like theirs. You will fall nothing short of amazing with your wedding at Santa Margarita Ranch!
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Reviewed On 8/09/2014 by Jamie W
Santa Margarita Ranch is beautiful. The oak tree made for a lovely ceremony backdrop and the barn was absolutely stunning for our reception. I loved everything about the ranch...plenty of room to dance, celebrate and enjoy our special day.
Reviewed On 8/07/2014 by Courtney S
My husband and I were married here in July and everything was fantastic. Destini was very helpful in answering all of my questions and helping me every step of the way. The staff was very organized and the grounds were beautiful. They have a be...
autiful grass area for the ceremony and cocktail hour and the huge barn for the reception. There are tiny lights string both inside and outside, and many great locations to take photos.
Reviewed On 9/19/2013 by natalie b
Destini, the manager of the property, is a dream. I now consider her a friend. The place could use a little sprucing and more facilities (closer bathrooms, a groom's room), but if you figure out your work-arounds, your photos will be epic and y...
our friends and family will talk about the venue for a long time.
Reviewed On 10/21/2012 by Lindsay D
I had my wedding here in August of 2012. I loved it, and am glad it was my venue. The guests all raved about how perfect and beautiful of a place it was. The minute I went for a tour I hesitantly fell in love. It seems a little pricey for what ...
you get. Yes it is beautiful, but there are some dirty things around, or unsightly views in a few spots that you think they would clean up for the price you are paying. However if you have a wedding on a Friday or Sunday you can save a couple grand and that will help. One plus is that they have all the tables and chairs you could need, however we did have to move 80 chairs in between the ceremony on reception ourselves, again you would think they would provide that service for the money you are paying. My biggest complaints are that sometimes the staff was difficult to get a hold of or somewhat flaky, some of the security gaurds onsite the day of were downright rude, I know they were trying to do a job, but they could have been more professional about it. Overall I give it a 3 because it was the wedding of my dreams and stunning, but I believe there are things they should improve if they are going to charge the price they charge.
Reviewed On 8/09/2012 by Lauren C
The ranch is amazing and has so many great places to use for a wedding. We had our ceremony in the barn and the reception on the lawn. We had many of our guests rave that is was one of the most beautiful wedding venues they have seen. It is a b...
it pricey and there can sometimes be an issue with having the gate open for vendors. Otherwise...we are so happy we used it for our wedding!
Reviewed On 6/16/2012 by Marissa D
The venue is gorgeous but having a wedding there is tricky. The venue coordinators are impossible to get a hold of, there is a constant turn over of employees, I think I had 3 or 4 different managers call within the year of planning.
Reviewed On 6/13/2012 by Jessica O
The Santa Margarita Ranch was a beautiful place to have our wedding. It fit Travis and I perfectly with the rustic setting and the historical history. Only one complaint, is they are sometimes difficult to get into contact with. Responses take ...
a while, which was stressful close to the wedding. But!! the staff was amazing, and it looked beautiful!
Reviewed On 6/24/2011 by Stephanie H
Still receiving comments on how amazing our venue was...so amazing and easy to deal with. So unique and one of the few places that provided nice tables and chairs!