The historic Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has been serving generations of families. What few don’t realize is that it’s not a typical resort: it is almost like a time-share where families have certain dates they traditionally come and stay every year, their favorite dining table and other unique aspects that don’t allow someone outside their regular clientele to typically just pick up and stay at the ranch on a whim for a quick overnight like a regular hotel. But when you’ve had the opportunity to stay at the ranch, you’ll understand why. And staying any shorter than 2 nights isn’t worth doing, truly.Read More >>
East Coast couple Amy and Dan ended up booking me a year after our first conversation. In fact, I thought perhaps they had chosen another planner or perhaps chosen to get married outside the Santa Barbara area because I hadn’t heard from them for so long. Turns out, they were just carefully making sure that those closest to them would be able to make the long trip out first before securing my services.
When we first spoke and they described their ideal wedding elopement to me, they said it would be for them and 8 of their closest family and friends. They wanted something warm, cozy and romantic that would be an incredibly elegant destination Santa Barbara wedding experience and one that provided some of the best cuisine and wine in the country. For me, the choice was clear: San Ysidro Guest Ranch. Not just because of my love affair with the property and staff , nor because my vintagely romantic heart loves that Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh said “I do” at midnight in these very same gardens, but because this gorgeous and sensational Santa Barbara wedding location met every single one of their criteria. And more than anything: I just saw Amy and Dan there.
San Ysidro Guest Ranch Event and Catering Manager Sarah Zwisler and her team providedRead More >>