THE PERFECT BACKDROP

The only Relais & Chateaux resort in Southern California, the stunning, airy, and wildly romantic Rancho Valencia Resort provides the perfect natural canvas on which to create your perfect celebration. Whether an intimate event for 10 or a grand celebration for 400, the lush, floral Rancho Valencia property creates an extraordinarily stunning setting for an unforgettable celebration, any time of year. Intimate courtyards privately tucked away, trickling fountains, pristine lawns, dramatic views, and award-winning cuisine set the stage for the perfect celebration. With Rancho Valencia’s dedicated wedding and event specialists tending to every detail, every need is anticipated and every luxury arranged — from the planning and reception to an ultimate sendoff. And after the celebration, guests easily retire to the comfort and relaxation of our luxury casitas.

Stunning, Intimate, Captivating

A Rancho Valencia Wedding

THE CROQUET LAWN

Surrounded by beds of hibiscus and bougainvillea, and shaded by towering palms and California live oaks, the 10,000 square-foot croquet lawn has played host to events from simply elegant to stunningly lavish for up to 500 guests. The lawn may be tented, or events can take place in an open-air setting under the stars.

Wedding setup outdoors

THE VALENCIA LAWN

Situated in one of the most beautiful gardens at Rancho Valencia, this expanse of gently-rolling lawn, surrounded by our Mediterranean casitas and beautiful coral trees, makes for a magical event site for up to 500 guests.

THE SUNRISE ROOM

Named for the morning sunlight that floods the space, this room is the epitome of Rancho Valencia style. The open-beamed ceiling and turqouise fireplace create a warm and cozy setting for luncheons and dinners. The Sunrise Room can accommodate up to 40 guests for meals and, with the addition of the adjacent Sunrise Terrace, up to 200 guests.

THE SUNRISE PATIO

This private courtyard is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. The bleached-wood trellis adorned with climbing white roses is picture-perfect for exchanging vows. Flowerbeds overflowing with more white roses, bougainvillea and hibiscus, a bubbling fountain, and saltillo tiles underfoot create a magical setting in which to gather family and friends for ceremonies of up to 150 guests.

THE ROSE GARDEN

A very intimate ceremony site accommodating up to 50 guests for a private ceremony, reception, or photoshoot.

THE TERRACE BALLROOM & PATIO

The Terrace Ballroom offers intimacy and versatility, with French doors that open onto a covered terrace framed by a series of arches and surrounded by vibrant bougainvillea. This 2,000-square-foot space can accommodate up to 200 when joined with the Terrace Patio, and features expansive lighting options and versatile seating arrangements, as well as a foyer for greeting guests.

dining area by the hacienda pool at night

THE HACIENDA

This private, 5,000 square foot, three-bedroom villa is perfect for intimate weddings up to 200 guests, with a lush backyard garden filled with beautiful flowers and an inviting pool area.

Patio Plateform

CASA VALENCIA

Perfect for families, groups, and inspired events, Casa Valencia delivers space, luxury, and privacy with access to all resort amenities.

dinner party in the rancho valencia wine cellar

THE WINE CAVE

The opulent and intimate Wine Cave is the perfect setting for your bridemaids’ luncheon, rehearsal dinner, or wedding shower. Accommodating up to 18 seated guests, it is the perfect setting for an intimate and elevated pre- or post- wedding soirée.

Spa Garden

THE SPA HOUSE

Perfect for families, friends, and small groups, Spa House delivers space, luxury, and privacy with access to all resort amenities.