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Expert Tips on the Do’s & Don’ts for Maximizing Your Alisal River Terrace Event

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Alisal River Terrace. Photo by: Kacie Jean Photography

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”:


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What is the Difference Between a Wedding at the Ranch vs. Alisal River Terrace?

imageAlisal 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?

Alisal River Terrace Offers Exceptional Value for the Wine Country Private Event

by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography
by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography

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 Art of Doing “Nothing”: 4 Benefits Found at Alisal

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While technology helps us and can bring critical information for progress, health and innovation at lightning speed, it also has another side.  Reports all over the media show how society is attached to their mobile devices and technology more than ever. And more than ever there appears to be a growing correlation between this technological attachment and stress, disease and ironically “detachment” from core values, which are what sustain us as a species to not just survive, but thrive.

Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has provided an environment that allows guests to unplug and thrive for generations.  While this was not its original intent, the gift is that what started off as a natural way of life at Alisal, has evolved into Continue reading The Art of Doing “Nothing”: 4 Benefits Found at Alisal

Caitlin & Tyler Get Married at Alisal River Terrace

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Photo Credit: Melanie Duerkopp

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

Amy and Jeff’s Alisal River Terrace Nuptials

ART Amy and Jeff at Alisal Main EntranceIt 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

“The Stuff Alisal Wedding Dreams Are Made Of” : Allyson & Darren’s Wedding

This blog post originally appeared on Wedding Planner Kerry Lee Dickey of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events’ Website and is re-printed here with permission:

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Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has been hosting memorable https://i0.wp.com/www.sbwinecountryevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/alisal-adobe4.jpgweddings for generations. In fact, it has been Continue reading “The Stuff Alisal Wedding Dreams Are Made Of” : Allyson & Darren’s Wedding

Jessica and Vince’s Alisal Wedding Story

jessica vince7Alisal guests may know Alisal bartender Vince and his fiancée, jessica vince3Jessica, who recently tied the knot at the ranch.   While the rain came down just moments before the bride was to walk down the aisle, that didn’t dampen the spirits of the guests or the bride and groom, who quickly shifted to a cozy and romantic fireside wedding ceremony in the Sycamore Room with legendary local pianist Bill Powell providing some lovely ambiance as well as ceremony music. Continue reading Jessica and Vince’s Alisal Wedding Story

Allyson & Darren’s Alisal Wedding Story

imageWhen a bride and groom book Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort for their wedding, it is nothing short of an “experience”.  Because the ranch generally requires an entire property “buy-out”, the legendary hospitality for which Alisal is known achieves new heights , as wedding guests themselves are the recipients of Continue reading Allyson & Darren’s Alisal Wedding Story

Lindsey and Jonathan’s Family Country Wedding at the Old Adobe

Photo by Lover of Weddings
Photo by Lover of Weddings

Lindsey and her family have always been a special part of the Alisal Guest Ranch family.  You see, she has been coming to the ranch with her family since she was 8 years old.  Lindsey and Jonathan’s love story started with Continue reading Lindsey and Jonathan’s Family Country Wedding at the Old Adobe