5 FAQs about Holman Ranch weddings

At Holman Ranch, we love weddings.

Holman Ranch is one of the most beautiful blank canvases in the world. We believe that when it comes to hosting your wedding at Holman Ranch, the sky’s the limit in terms of what you can create. And with the views atop our rolling hills, you’re sure to see plenty of sky! 

But at Holman Ranch, creativity is what’s in season, no matter which time of year you choose to host your wedding with us. We are always delighted by the inventive, distinctive ideas of our bridal parties. These touches truly make each wedding unique.

Do you need help envisioning the perfect outdoor, indoor, or destination wedding? 

We love helping brides and wedding planners find the perfect space within the Holman Ranch property. Our expertise, combined with your creativity, results in gorgeous, Instagram-worthy photos, priceless memories, and one-of-a-kind wedding experiences. 

Planning a wedding 

When you begin to plan your wedding, choose your planner first. Our no. 1 piece of advice for all brides is to ensure you have a support team in place before you begin. That’s why we suggest working with a planner right off the bat. Whether you’re hiring the services of a professional planner or enlisting friends and family to help you, a wedding is a lot of work. Take the stress (and responsibility) off of your shoulders so you can enjoy the process. 

Next, you’ll want to find a venue as soon as you can. As a premier wedding venue for both local and destination brides, we are asked many questions in the early stages of the planning process. We love sharing all of our tips, tricks, and advice with many of them. 

If you’re thinking of choosing Holman Ranch, there may be some questions in your mind. We would love the opportunity to help you answer those, as well as spark a few fresh ideas to help make the choice to book Holman Ranch easy for you. 

Frequently asked questions about Holman Ranch weddings

Question 1: Do you host many destination wedding parties? 

Yes! Holman Ranch hosts couples and wedding parties from all over the United States. It isn’t uncommon for families to rent our venue, including guest houses, for a week so that they can have a mini family reunion on site. 

Our 14 Guest Rooms are reserved for use exclusively for not only our wedding parties but also people who are wine club members. Our guest rooms allow you to experience the rustic decor and scenery, charming amenities, and luxurious details that invite relaxation at every turn. 

Destination wedding tip: We love seeing how wedding couples incorporate traditions or items from their home states into gift baskets or party favors for guests. Whether it’s Virginia peanuts or prickly pear lollipops from Arizona, the possibilities of giving a nod to your home state are endless. 

Question 2: What types of event spaces do you have available? 

Whether hosting a small, intimate reception or a large party for a few hundred of your closest friends, we’ve got a space for you. In each of our outdoor areas, such as our Rose Patio, Ceremony Lawn, or Stone Terrace, the natural beauty of the property surrounds our guests. Indoor spaces, such as our popular Carriage House, are perfect for dancing the night away under sparkling lights.  

On our event spaces page, you’ll find both indoor and outdoor areas of varying sizes. We can accommodate whatever style of wedding you wish, up to 500 guests. So whether you’re looking for the perfect space to capture that “first look” or time spent with your closest bridesmaids and groomsmen, you can find it here.  

Get inspired by other weddings: Want to see how some of our other brides and grooms have used our spaces? Explore our wedding photo gallery to get a feel for how to best utilize some of our most popular locations for the ceremony, reception, and more. 

Question 3: What is the aesthetic of the property? 

Many visitors describe our property as rustic and charming, with a “view that rivals Tuscany.” If that sounds like the type of location you’re dreaming about for your wedding, you won’t be disappointed. Our hacienda’s history traces back nearly 100 years. 

Upon stepping onto the property, wedding parties feel a sense of elegance and coziness (and that’s before the first decoration goes up). Natural beauty highlights the property so well that many of our brides end up saving money on decor. 

Fun fact: Holman Ranch weddings have been featured multiple times by Martha Stewart Weddings. Read how one couple used natural elements throughout the property to complement their vibrant aesthetic. 

Question 4: How many weddings will you allow at one time? 

One. We don’t allow visitors on our property while weddings are taking place. We only host one event at a time so that our wedding parties and guests feel special and comfortable. We want you to enjoy your stay with us, so we offer our brides and grooms exclusive access to the property during your booking. 

This exclusivity means that your group can experience all that Holman Ranch has to offer. Take your family on a private wine tour or schedule time for yoga in the vines. We want to help you relax and have fun before your big day!

What to do during your stay: If you stay at Holman Ranch for an extended period, you and your guests can take advantage of many of the activities we have on-site, including horseback riding, skeet shooting, and more. 

Question 5: Do you have a list of preferred vendors? 

We have excellent relationships with many vendors who have serviced weddings on our property. We enjoy working with them because they (quite literally) know the lay of the land. That said, we allow our brides to bring in whichever vendors they wish as long as they meet certain requirements. For more information, or to obtain a list of preferred vendors, contact us here

Creativity galore: From beer burros to renovated airstream trailers to shelter dogs incorporated into the event, we’ve seen it all! Our vendors come up with some fantastic ideas.  

Make your moments special with a wedding at Holman Ranch

There’s one word for Holman Ranch weddings: spectacular. Every one of them. And we enjoy the opportunity to work with brides from all over the US. We are experts in the art of capturing priceless moments against the picturesque backdrop of our rolling hills. 

If you’re interested in booking an event with us, contact us today. We would love to work with you. 

Contact us today so that we can help you make lasting memories. Holman Ranch is a private estate in Carmel Valley, CA. All visits are by appointment only. Contact: [email protected] or 831-659-2640 if you have any questions.