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The Ranch offers a collection of indoor and outdoor facilities that no other resort can match — programs and experiences designed specifically to help you rekindle romances, rethink companies, reconnect with friends and family and of course, revive spirits.

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Weddings at Carmel Valley Ranch



Imagine your ceremony… Are you nestled among a vineyard, oak grove and lavender field on our Vineyard Lawn?  Embraced by flowers, a river and a charming 1879 farmhouse on our River Lawn?  Bathed in the serene warmth of Carmel Valley on our Valley Lawn?  We offer three unique and bucolic ceremony settings that will feel true to you on your special day.

And since your ceremony is only the beginning—of a new life and a remarkable evening—we offer a variety of settings for you to continue your celebration late into the night. Our Clubhouse, adjacent to the Valley Lawn , offers sweeping views of the valley, vaulted ceilings and an experience that defies the traditional. Our Redwood Room, perched high above the Vineyard Lawn in our Lodge, offers more traditional elegance, views of the valley and the forest and a private outdoor terrace. The neighboring Oak Room offers intimacy, a private outdoor courtyard with a fountain and our Adventure Kitchen (which you may choose to hide), where our chefs are available to prepare your fresh-from-the-garden meals in front of you and your guests.

Of course your ceremony and reception are the highlights of any wedding weekend, but at The Ranch, the quality time before and after can be just as memorable. From relaxation at Spa Aiyana, to personalized photography and cooking classes, to mountain-top yoga, to nostalgia inspired by our nightly s’mores, there are many ways to bring your family and friends together for a full weekend.

But most importantly, as you paint the picture of your perfect wedding weekend, let your imagination play with you—with a 500-acre canvas, your options (and memories) are endless.


To request more information or reserve a space for an unforgettable ceremony at our romantic Carmel wedding location, please contact us at or 831-626-2545.