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Rustic Ranch Romance at the Historic Old Adobe at Alisal Ranch | Cassity & Matt

Blog, Real Weddings / 11.08.20160 comments

img_6513There are plenty of private ranches on which to celebrate nuptials on the Central Coast.  But when one requires elite privacy as well as an extraordinary experience for all their guests in a historical setting with world-class service from a seasoned hospitality venue, there is no other choice than Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.

Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara’s wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley, Alisal Ranch has been excelling in hospitality and making memories for guests since the 1940s, when the first generations of today’s loyal clientele first started arriving.  Most likely many did not know at that time that their descendants would continue to make Alisal a family tradition for many generations to come. 

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Country Ranch Wedding At The Historic Old Adobe at Alisal Guest Ranch

Real Weddings / 04.30.20160 comments

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Photo Credit: Lover of Weddings

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort boasts some incredible backdrops for weddings and receptions.  From the popular Alisal River Terrace (no overnight accommodations are needed to book this beautiful space) to the main ranch property Creekside, Oval Lawn, Sycamore Room, lakeside, or the incredible Historic Adobe.

The Historic Adobe is another 20 minute ride via hay truck from the main ranch and the scenery on the drive is spectacular.  While there are many more complications involved with events at the Historic Old Adobe, it can be one of the most distinct wedding experiences ever, in a truly unique setting.

While many of my couples choose to have their wedding ceremonies

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Alisal Guest Ranch Wedding at the Historic Old Adobe

Blog, Real Weddings / 04.26.20150 comments

alisal adobe3Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has been hosting memorable weddings for generations. In fact, it has been the locale of celebrity nuptials starting with Clark Gable and Lady Sylvia many years ago.  Besides offering picture-perfect backdrops for the nature and woodland-inspired wedding, the main ranch offers exclusivity for wedding couples, their families and guests, with a ranch buy-out (or in some cases, a “partial” buy-out).  Alisal is not a typical hotel and because it focuses on a dedicated daily “program” for guests that is part of the Alisal legendary guest experience, all weddings require a “buy-out” of some kind, so Alisal can deliver the experience and service for which it is known.  There are several options for Alisal Guest Ranch weddings and receptions and one of our absolute favorites is

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Wine Country Wedding at the Mission and Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort

Blog, Real Weddings / 09.19.20140 comments

alisal lauren and brian landscape and invitationLauren and Brian chose the Santa Ynez Mission to exchange vows for their wedding ceremony.  For their reception, they chose a location that had been a family vacation tradition with Lauren’s family for years: Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort.  The Sycamore Room, which is adjacent creekside to lush trees and the main entrance of the ranch, offers tranquility with soft , plentiful lawn space, all with the sound of a soft creek running nearby for cocktail hour.  Inside, for dinner, guests enjoyed a cozy roaring fire in the river rock fireplace and sounds of

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Planning on Proposing? Consider An Engagement/ProposalMoon

Blog, Event Planning Advice / 12.02.20132 comments

Photo by Keith Dunlop | Frame 37

Photo by Keith Dunlop | Frame 37

If you are considering proposing this holiday season (now through February 14),  we are here to help you do it right.  Santa Barbara and its own wine country, the Santa Ynez Valley are filled with picture-perfect backdrops – and experiences- to not only make your proposal “look” gorgeous, but to celebrate your beloved saying “yes” in the days following with a romantic getaway celebration we affectionately call a “ProposalMoon“.

Here’s how it works:

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Top Little-Known Facts about Rustically Elegant Weddings at Alisal Guest Ranch

Blog, Event Industry Businesses & Professionals, Event Planning Advice / 10.07.20130 comments

central-coast-wedding-photographer-keith-dunlop-frame-37-taylor-314If you are reading this, then you may have some interest in rustic elegance or woodland-themed weddings.  You are the type of bride who loves nature and all the gorgeous backdrops it provides and feel that there is little to add, except  perhaps a few glamorous touches like a crystal chandelier hanging from an ancient oak tree or other simply elegant touches that just enhance nature with your own personal touches.

Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s own wine country is the legendary and historic Alisal Guest Ranch.  Clark Gable married Lady Sylvia in the library and this is only the beginning of the romantic factor at Alisal Guest Ranch. Throughout the years, celebrities  have vacationed here, held their weddings,  and families have built their annual vacations around this venue’s rich traditions for generations.  When a wedding is booked at the ranch, it is truly an “experience” for the bride, groom, their families and all their guests.

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Santa Barbara Private Estate Wedding | Heartstone Ranch with Mira & Steven

Blog, Real Weddings / 07.02.20123 comments

When my phone rang and the sweet voice on the other end said, “Hi Kerry Lee, this is Mira I was a bridesmaid in one of your client’s weddings last year and I would love to talk to you about being my wedding coordinator for my own wedding at Heartstone Ranch,”  I was elated and didn’t have to think twice.

This incredibly talented young woman, also working on her Master’s Degree while planning her wedding,  hailed from the South.  Her exotic gorgeousness is a blend of her Eastern Indian heritage and intelligent, kind, gentle ways.  When I met her fiance, I could see why he was so smitten and dedicated to her. And Steven was pretty special too.

Mira and Steven chose Heartstone Ranch because of her love of horses.  And this love shone throughout all the touches she did:  from her

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