By Morgan Votaw
Luxurious, rejuvenating and stunning, Rancho Valencia is an oasis of romance tucked among and atop the hills of Rancho Santa Fe, California. Full of Mediterranean-inspired charm and Southern California character, this lush property is the perfect location for the most important day of your life, all the special days leading up to it, or a relaxing honeymoon getaway.
Whether an indoor or outdoor celebration strikes your fancy, Rancho Valencia can accommodate large and intimate guest lists alike in impressive fashion. For a smaller event like a rehearsal dinner, the wine cave is a spectacular and beautiful option. If an airy, indoor-outdoor vibe is what you desire, the Sunrise Room and Sunrise Patio are perfectly suited for charming events. Of course, if you want to take advantage of the ideal San Diego climate, then the Croquet or Upper Lawns will impress! And who can forget a classic, ballroom affair? Rancho Valencia’s unique ballroom is full of thoughtful, luxurious details and offers an accompanying deck for additional space. No matter your guest list or ambiance preference, Rancho Valencia can exceed all expectations!
Not only does Rancho Valencia offer exquisite onsite celebration locations, the service and staff at this luxury resort are unmatched. Having received impressive accolades like #1 resort in the United States by U.S. News & World Report and a Forbes 5-Star ranking, their attentive staff is well-equipped to meet your every need. In fact, Rancho Valencia boasts an impressive staff to guest ratio of six to one. And you can tell! The perfectly manicured property, spotless and stunning rooms, and every other part of the resort speaks to the meticulous attention to detail provided by this incredible team of Rancho employees. You can be confident that an event at Rancho Valencia will be taken care of in the best possible way.
As a perfect compliment to their stunning property, the culinary options at Rancho Valencia are incredibly delicious and beautifully presented. With a large focus on farm-to-table cuisine, the chefs at Rancho Valencia visit a nearby farm, Chino Farms, daily to provide their guests with a fresh, delectable menu. Whether enjoying the The Pony Room, Veladora or having your event catered elsewhere onsite, your guests will be amazed with their flawless dining experience!
If a spa or tennis day is just what you need to de-stress before the wedding, Rancho Valencia can deliver in a huge way. Their 1.5 acre spa offers a variety of treatments, work out classes, lounge spots, and a serene pool area. If tennis is on your list, you’ll be impressed with Rancho’s award-winning tennis facility. In fact, Rancho Valencia was ranked #1 Tennis Resort in 2008 by Tennis Magazine.
After a day of wedding prep, relaxation or a healthy dose of both, you’ll be thrilled to retreat to your elegant suite. Unwind with a dip in your outdoor hot tub, enjoy drinks on the private patio, relax in the deep soaking tub, or sink into your luxurious bed — it’s all yours to enjoy!
No matter the event size, design style or reason for celebrating, you’ll be swept away by Rancho Valencia’s charm and overcome with the beauty, relaxing environment, luxurious accommodations and savory cuisine. After just one stay, you’ll be dreaming of your next trip to the ranch.
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