Leo Carillo Ranch

Carlsbad Wedding Venues


A ranch wedding is not for everyone. But, if you think it might be for you, you need to check out Leo Carillo Ranch.

Hollywood actor, Leo Carillo, built the ranch in 1929, in the southeast of Carlsbad. It’s open to the general public, and offer free guided tours for those interested in the historic property.

With room for up to 300 guests, Leo Carillo Ranch quickly became a popular option for couples in San Diego. You can find several great spots for portraits on the property’s grounds. From bridges, to courtyards full of flowers, there is no need to go off property for photography. I always enjoy going around with the couples, utilizing everything the property has to offer. My favorite spot are the blue rustic barn doors. They make for a great background, and it’s usually one of my clients favorite as well. 

Bride and groom have options for the ceremony site. The Hacienda Courtyard is the most popular, due to the beautiful Willow tree in the background. Personal Touch Dinning is responsible for catering and event coordination. They have an amazing team, and offer buffet style or plated dinner as an option for the couples. Like all venues managed by Personal Touch Dinning, they offer a complete package that allow brides and grooms to have a relaxed wedding day.

Leo Carillo Ranch offers a suite for the bride get ready, therefore there is no need to get a hotel room for that. Parking is not an issue, due to the large property the Ranch is located on.

Aside from weddings, Leo Carillo Ranch specializes in corporate events, retreats, social events, private parties and much more.

With its rustic country charm, Leo Carillo Ranch might be just the place for your event.

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