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
Alisal guests may know Alisal bartender Vince and his fiancée, Jessica, 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
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
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
Things are hopping around here at Alisal Guest Ranch as we prepare for a very exciting event this Thursday, May 8th! We are christening our latest wedding & special event venue: Alisal River Terrace (Alisal River Grill) with a private, VIP showcase to media and event professionals. A custom-designed signature cocktail will greet guests as well as Continue reading Alisal River Terrace Hosts Swanky Private Launch Party
How did you two meet? We met through our church group in 2008. We were friends for 3 years prior to dating. Continue reading Real Alisal Wedding Couples | An Interview with Jackie and Brian
Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is one of Santa Barbara’s premiere wedding locations. Redefining “rustically elegant”, Alisal leads ranch and wine country weddings with nature’s perfect backdrop, relaxed refinement, while providing legendary hospitality, service, delectable cuisine and allowing their wedding couples to add their own personal touches of glam and flavor.
Introducing Tenley and Pete.