Post # 1
I have looked at San Ysidro Ranch…. GORGEOUS! A tad out of my range though for 100 guests and a 40k budget (not including clothing or honeymoon). I would have wanted to use their Stone restaurant for the reception…. pricey! Now I’m interested in Condor Ridge Ranch… anyone here been married there or been there for a wedding? I have seen some phenomonal pics of Rancho Dos Pueblos but my Google search alludes to it being for sale… is this true? I don’t want to visit a place and fall in love when it’s for sale! My wedding isn’t until June 22,2013. Any other ideas of places that I should be looking at in SB region or Malibu area? I am considering Stone Manor in Malibu but can’t find anything else that would possibly fit with the garden or rustic feel I want (most places appear Mediterranean in Malibu). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
Post # 3
Rincon Beach Club, SB Yacht Club, Heartstone Ranch, Ravenscroft
Post # 4
@luckychrm06: I am totally in the same boat with SYR!! I’m SOOOOO sad that I can’t have my wedding there! We are getting married next July. I’ve been trying to find places that compare, but nothing yet. Here are some that I’ve found though- I’m not sure if they will be too far away for you if you really wanna stay in the SB area, but check them out:
Post # 5
Hello, I think we’re interested in the same type of venue. I’m looking to have my wedding at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse (figueroamountainfarmhouse.com) on August 31, 2013, a beyond amazing venue in Los Olivos…but because of our guest count, we are required to rent it for a month. If it’s something you might consider (or anyone on here for that matter), we are looking for other couples that are looking to wed in the month of August in the Santa Barbara wine country area to share the costs. If you are interested in doing your wedding anytime between August 5 – August 25, then we can help you get an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime venue (including lodging and everything the property has to offer for the week/weekend) below the standard rate because we are already having to rent it for that whole month…please let me know if you or anyone you know is interested, we may be able to help make each other’s dream wedding come true!…thanks so much!!
Post # 6
@ikibu: Hi, FYI:
Santa Barbara County has been engaged in a process aimed at eliminating illegal weddings and events at unpermitted agriculturally zoned locations. This effort has specifically included the address referred as ‘Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse’. The county has issued numerous zoning and building violations against ‘the Farmhouse’ and is now changing the county zoning ordinance to eliminate the former loophole used by the farmhouse owner involving residential rentals. These new rules are set to take place and be enforced long before your planned August wedding.
The new requirement by Farmhouse management for a minimum 1 month rental is apparantly their latest attempt to sidestep the new rule and ignore the outrage and anger of neighbors. You may want to reconsider your attempt to solicit additional brides for multiple weddings/events to be held during your 1 month occupancy. Neighbors plan to require enforcement of the new rules and will seek injunctions if necessary to stop all unpermitted commercial use of this property. You may find yourself in the middle of a nasty confrontation— very bad juju for one’s wedding day!