Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort

Santa Barbara



Only a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara, The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is tucked away on a scenic and secluded patch of land in San Fernando Valley’s wine country. The ranch is on 10,000 acres of natural beauty and its rustic buildings make Alisal Ranch an enchanting backdrop for any cowgirl-chic wedding. Hold your nuptials on the stunning grounds, sharing your first kiss beneath the shade of towering trees. Many picture-worthy moments can be captured on the Ranch’s sprawling fields, providing the perfect setting for effortlessly beautiful wedding photographs. Enjoy fine cocktails at the relaxing poolside pavilion before the big party begins. Hold an elegant-rustic reception in the main ballroom, which has a unique ambiance that is reminiscent of a vintage country barn. If you’re searching for a slightly different vibe, look to one of Alisal Ranch’s many rooms, ranging from the grand Navajo-styled Cottonwood room to the intimate library for smaller gatherings. Each area of the ranch possesses its own individual charm, catering to the unique tastes of every bride. From horseback riding to cycling, your guests will have a magical experience at the ranch.

Venue Style

Hotel/Resort, Barn/Farm/Ranch, Golf Course, Mountain, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 160 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at noon and can be flexible depending on the rented space. Events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $2,500 for a reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony is $1,500 with reception rental or for a ceremony only wedding. A security deposit is required. An outdoor reception on the Oval Lawn for 300 guests is available only with a full buyout of the venue. A full buyout is a room block of the ranch's all 73 rooms. Please inquire with the venue's wedding coordinator for full buyout pricing details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is estimated at between $12,683 and $22,154 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
All food and beverage handled by venue
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight