Imagine an enchanted locale where nature provides a swoon-worthy setting for any nuptial or cowgirl-chic wedding. The elegant yet rustic setting at Alisal sets the stage for a celebration you will never forget. Nestled in the scenic Santa Ynez Valley wine country in a spectacular setting, The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is a truly romantic setting for Northern California weddings and events. The Alisal, a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch, is California’s premier guest ranch. Only a 30-minute drive from Santa Barbara, the majestic surroundings of the Ranch are a secluded jewel surrounded by Sycamore and Oak trees featuring a range of settings for a rustic-chic yet elegant wedding. 

The venue offers a wide selection of both indoor and outdoor settings for your special event or meeting. Please see below for descriptions of the one-of-a-kind spaces that make Alisal so memorable.


Striking panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains set the scene for a beautiful wedding reception, company event, bar or bat mitzvah, or any social event at the Alisal River Terrace. Accommodates up to 250 guests.

The Rodeo Arena is a great spot to host an authentic western barbecue following your group’s private rodeo event.

For a more elegant affair, the Poolside Pavilion or Creekside Garden provide an enchanting setting.


The elegant Sycamore Room can seat 200 and is fashioned with high-beamed ceilings, majestic stone hearth and wood mantle, and expansive windows that allow for plenty of natural light, making it a popular choice.

The 1,200-square-foot Cottonwood Room is appointed with hardwood floors, Navajo-style painted ceiling, living room-style seating (or tables and chairs, if requested), a wood-burning fireplace, a private bar, and an abundance of natural light.

The 750-square-foot Adobe Room is ideal for smaller gatherings and includes many touches of the old West, including a timber mantle, fireplace, and aged, hewn-wood furnishings.

For smaller events, the intimate Library features a fireplace with a large stone hearth and wood mantle, living-room-style seating, and a private bar.

At the Alisal River Terrace, stunning views over the River Golf Course and the Santa Ynez Mountains beyond provide a gorgeous backdrop to this amazing space. A high-beamed ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, and a beautiful stone fireplace create a warm and inviting setting for groups of up to 80 guests.

Each area of the Ranch possesses its own individual charm, catering to the unique tastes of every bride. From horseback riding, golfing, bass fishing to cycling, your guests will have a magical and memorable experience at the Ranch. No matter which space suits your wedding daydreams, the Alisal Guest Ranch will amaze your guests and provide you with an event of a lifetime!

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