Gardener Ranch

Monterey/Carmel Valley



Nestled along the pristine Carmel River banks, Gardener Ranch weaves an elegant, rustic atmosphere idyllic for outdoor weddings. The pale wooden fixtures and magical tree canopy produce a simple fairy-tale getaway, while the dependable sunshine and low humidity ensures a day to remember. The landscape, boasting 24-acres of majestic oaks and grassy meadows, is at once exclusive and genuine—a welcome balance highlighting the sanctity and romance of marriage. The graceful white of wedding dresses are accentuated by the natural greenery and the reception rooms provide an intimate setting for family and friends to celebrate. Moreover, little can surpass the nostalgic summer vibes of dancing the night away under the sparkling patio lights or indulging in festive recreational activities such as croquet and horseshoes. Gardener Ranch is truly an enchanting slice of one of California’s most treasured country escapes and a perfect venue for romance and rejoicing.

Venue Style

Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, Mountain, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

Featured in Wedding Spot is the single day rental fee which starts at $8,000 and only available on Sunday and weekday weddings for a ceremony and reception and includes 8 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. For weekend weddings, the venue requires a multi-day rental (which allows for exclusive venue access from Friday to Sunday rental). The rental fee would include overnight stay on property with an option for a 2 or 3-night minimum overnight stay (for up to 50 guests across 5 different houses on property), ranging from $23,000 to $31,000 depending upon the custom package arranged with the venue. The venue requires a Wedding Coordinator for the day of the event.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Gardener Ranch is estimated at between $14,789 and $19,470 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Poolside patio furniture
Outdoor firepit

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM