This article originally appeared in a publication that featured local wedding planner expert and author Kerry Lee Dickey of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events talking about her top tips for weddings at Alisal River Terrace. Here is a summary of her “do’s” and “don’ts” to help better-prepare for extra seamless weddings at Alisal River Terrace when you say ” I do”:
While most folks right now are in the throws of lazy, hot summer days, delicious BBQ, and sipping a lemonade in the shade of a Sycamore by a lazy river, savvy event planners are busy at work thinking ahead to the holiday season and special dinners and parties they need to plan for their company or clients. They know that prime event days during the holidays get sold out earlier in the year, and when an event is routinely held at the same traditional location annually, it can make it even more challenging to find an alternative date the closer December comes. Continue reading Thinking Ahead: Holiday Private Parties At the Ranch
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has had their decadent weddings featured in many national publications and highly-regarded wedding blogs. It has also been the chosen destination wedding spot of many a celebrity over the years. While there are many locations in Santa Barbara’s wine country that offer gorgeous backdrops for exchanging nuptials, Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort offers something unique: a variety of location types, exclusivity (more on this in a moment) and the legendary service of a major resort and culinary skills of a world-renowned Executive Chef. In some cases, Alisal Guest Ranch also offers guests the opportunity to stay at the same location – just steps from the wedding taking place. Convenience can be such a necessary comfort. Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Wedding at the Ranch vs. Alisal River Terrace?
One of the biggest mistakes clients make when booking a wedding or private event venue is to fall in love with the venue so deeply they are not paying attention to the site fee, according to local wedding and event planner Kerry Lee Dickey of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events. “What ends up happening later on in the planning process is that suddenly the event client realizes that due to the amount they spent on the site fee (which is often just the rental fee alone and does not include many other necessary items), they don’t have the proper budget for other essentials for the event,” Dickey says. Items such as proper amount of heaters, in some remote locations, portable VIP restrooms, proper shading on hot days and much more, get neglected because there aren’t enough funds left after spending so much of the budget on the site fee. Continue reading Alisal River Terrace Offers Exceptional Value for the Wine Country Private Event
The nationally-renowned Carats and Cake wedding blog recently featured a wedding held at Alisal River Terrace, one of our most popular event sites. With a charming, intimate lake for the ceremony, Caitlin and Tyler chose to host their nuptials here and then enjoyed a lovely reception at a family private home immediately following. The BLOG for their wedding on Carats and Cake can be seen here. Continue reading National Wedding BLOG features Alisal River Terrace Wedding
The following is an excerpt from wedding planner Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events‘ official “Real Weddings” BLOG. Continue reading Caitlin & Tyler Get Married at Alisal River Terrace
The Santa Ynez Valley has many beautiful locations for holiday celebrations for small or large company parties as well as annual family gatherings. Alisal River Terrace is one of Santa Barbara wine country’s crown jewels. Here are our top reasons to choose this stunning location Continue reading Sumptuous Holiday Celebrations at Alisal River Terrace
It was such a pleasure hosting Amy and Jeff’s wedding day at Alisal River Terrace! These two had smiles that were beaming ear-to-ear and cast sunshine on everyone at their wedding (including our team)!
Their ceremony was held down at the terrace’s intimate lake with wine country Continue reading Amy and Jeff’s Alisal River Terrace Nuptials
Think hiring a DJ for your wedding or special event is as simple as just finding someone who can play music for you? Think again. There is so much more to Continue reading Wedding Planning Tips by Scott Topper | How to Avoid Mistakes in Hiring a DJ
On Thursday, May 8th, Santa Barbara wine country welcomed a crown jewel into its collection of gorgeous wedding and private event locations. Alisal River Terrace (Alisal River Grill) was christened into “special event-dom” with a VIP guest list ranging from national and local media to wedding and event professionals from all over California , who were Continue reading One of Wine Country’s Finest Event Venues Gets Christened at the Ranch