RESORT AND SPA
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Rancho valencia has several wedding venues to offer couples for their day
THE Rose Garden
An intimate setting
Perched above the olive grove and surrounded by large palm trees, the Rose Garden provides an intimate wedding venue for up to 30 guests for a private wedding ceremony. If your guest count is too large for the space, don’t worry! You could still make use of it for gorgeous portraits of your bridal party or of just the two of you!
THE SUNRISE TERRACE
A quaint space
One of my favorite spaces at Rancho Valencia, the Sunrise Terrace features a gorgeous courtyard-style al fresco space that’s adorned with a fountain, fireplace, lush bougainvillea, and hacienda-style arches that make for a perfect ceremony backdrop. The space can fit around 100 guests for a ceremony and closer to 80 max for a seated reception. The only drawback about this space is that if your ceremony is too early in the day, the light is very harsh on the couple from being in full sun. I recommend setting the ceremony time for after the sun is a little hidden by the main building.
Right around the corner from the main Terrace is a spacious patio that would be a great space for cocktail hour. Plus, it has pretty views of the surrounding nature of Rancho Valencia. You can choose to mingle inside the Sunrise Room or remain on the patio.
TERRACE ROOM & PATIO
An indoor reception space
For those of you who prefer hosting indoor receptions or want a space that’s indoor and outdoor, the Terrace Room and Patio will be your go-to spot. Tile wainscoting and handcrafted furnishings bring character to the indoor Terrace Room. This private space can accommodate up to 150 people for a seated reception.
As you exit the Terrace Room through French doors, you’ll step onto the Terrace Patio that’s framed by a series of arches and surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea. Using both the Terrace Room and the Patio, you could host up to 200 guests.
A private villa
Looking for a completely private experience? The Hacienda can be rented starting at $5,000 per evening depending on the season. The couple can stay in separate rooms within the Hacienda the night before the wedding or split up and have just the bride staying at the villa with other friends and family members. Small weddings may take place in this quaint space on a lawn that can hold about 50-60 guests.
The Croquet LAwn
The largest space
By far the largest space at Rancho Valencia, the Croquet Lawn gives couples a blank space for receptions or even ceremonies. Surrounded by pockets of hibiscus, bougainvillea, and palm trees that flank the side of the main building, the 8,400 square foot croquet lawn can hold up to 500 guests for seated dinners. I’ve seen this space decorated so many ways from tented receptions to completely open air set-ups. You can’t go wrong with the Croquet Lawn!