“Not only did they ensure our wedding was absolutely perfect, they also made sure our guests were happy, entertained, and well cared for throughout the entire trip.”
– Sarah, Colorado (The Bride)
“Our wedding was unforgettable. I heard some guests say it was the best trip they’ve ever been on….”
– Chris, California (The Groom)
“The wedding was a dream come true for the kids.”
– Sally, Arizona (Mother of the Groom)
“Great service, great people and our wedding was PERFECT!”
– Emma, Canada (The Bride)
Today, planning a wedding can take years for some, and yet, your “I do’s” take only a brief moment. Most married couples will tell you that their “big day” somehow passed in the blink of an eye. Those married here, however, have made so much more of it by sharing countless experiences with their loved ones.
Our team will coordinate with both you and your guests to ensure everyone’s needs are met, from arrival to departure, and every moment in between. Of course, an ‘adventure wedding’ does mean a little extra travel for your guests, but we assure you, they’ll thank you for it.
Whether your vision is barefoot on the beach, old world charm meets opulence, or somewhere in between, our expert planners will work with you to customize your big day down to the tiniest detail.
Our portfolio of stunning venues, accommodating event and catering facilities, and five pristine beaches offer a myriad of options for customizing the perfect setting for your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception.
The Inn at Rancho Santana is available for private event bookings and accommodations as well — perfect for those looking for a more intimate venue, yet centrally located just steps from the Clubhouse at Playa Santana.
Adjoining the Clubhouse and restaurant La Finca y el Mar, the two-story Inn at Rancho Santana features 17 unique guestrooms and suites and offers additional event spaces, including The Gallery at Rancho Santana, El Cafe, and an open-air lounge and outdoor courtyard. See Luxury Travel Magazine for coverage of the Inn’s opening. And, of course, “the ranch” has several other types of accommodations as well.
Our world class architecture, hand painted tile, locally curated art, and custom wood work will make you feel worlds away. Yet, thanks to our WiFi and satellite capabilities, you can still be as connected as you want to be with your world back home.
And while “the ranch” is actually quite sophisticated, we’re more of a “shorts and sandals” kind of place than “suits and stilettos,” which anyone can appreciate when it comes time to pack.
Presentation is everything, and the experienced staff of renowned restaurant La Finca y el Mar can help plan and cater each facet of your celebration. Our chefs will work with you to design menus that suit your style, tastes, and venue choices, and our catering staff will execute each service with the utmost care and attention to detail.
With an organic garden on site and some of the most delicious seafood but a stone’s throw away, you can personalize your event menus using a selection of the finest, freshest ingredients available. Our various dining venues can provide catering services just about anywhere you like within the ranch.
With five unique beaches along two miles of pristine pacific shoreline, there’s no shortage of amenities and activities for you and your guests to enjoy throughout your stay. And since you’ll have friends and family in tow, leave the details to us and fill your wedding days with memorable moments — take a group surf lesson with your bridal party on Playa Los Perros, share a toast with your new in-laws over a sunset picnic on Playa Escondida, or explore the Pacific Coast strolling the sands of Playa Santana on horseback.
And while we know you and your guests will love our beaches, we’ve got a lot more to offer than the soothing sounds of the sea and the feel of sand between your toes. Invite your guests to take a class at our yoga and fitness platform, explore nearly 12 miles of trails with our on-site nature guide, indulge in a relaxing massage or treat your new mother-in-law or bridal party to a spa treatment at the Pura Spa.
For surf or fishing enthusiasts, we can arrange private surf or fishing boat charters. And for the golfers in the group, there’s a world-class course just a short drive up the road.
And as the day winds down, your family and friends can gather together for a beach bonfire and night caps…on a different beach each night if you like. Or finish off your magical day with a fireworks show, sure to dazzle guests of all ages.
So rather than just sharing in a toast, share in experiences of a lifetime with your family and friends.
We recommend contacting Erik Wetz well in advance for information on availability. Though Rancho Santana is an extraordinary getaway venue, it is also a private residential community and, as such, we practice discretion in booking events.