Wedding-BannerLooking for a beautiful site for you outdoor wedding? Rancho Camulos is a unique and gorgeous venue for creating memorable wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The stroll to this tranquil oasis is a step back in time. First, you’ll pass the old winery, made of aged brick and river rock, which once housed the Rancho’s own vintages. Next is a rambling adobe hacienda, trimmed with verandas and rose bushes that make you think of bountiful summer days and happy family gatherings. A vibrant rose garden plays host to hummingbirds and butterflies.

Just beyond the hacienda is your first view of the event grounds, sprawling lawns cradled by orange groves and sagebrush-covered hills. A long white arbor covered in Mission grapevines stretches along one side of the lawn. Most brides use the arbor as a wedding aisle, while the groom awaits her arrival at one of two locations: the steps of a quaint wooden Chapel, whose open double-doors reveal oak prayer benches and antique candelabra that convey a sense of reverence; or beneath the dappled shade of a billowing maple tree, with the afternoon breeze softly whispering through the branches. Both are uniquely inspiring backdrops for your ceremony. Afterwards, while the wedding party takes photos in a blooming flower garden, guests enjoy refreshments by a fishpond, where a miniature waterfall flows into a pond ringed with ferns and lilies. To add more novelty to your cocktail hour, arrange for guests to take a guided tour of the museum buildings and grounds.

Later, as the sweet scent of lavender wafts across the lawn, your friends and family dine and unwind at tables set in the great outdoors. Place a dance floor on the lawn, and couples can dip and sway until the sunset paints the horizon a multitude of colors. A mix of nature and history, this Rancho Camulos landmark will not only expand everyone’s concept of a museum, it will weave a tapestry of rustic charms over your entire celebration.

Call (805) 521-1501 or email us at to learn more and book a wedding tour. Dates fill up quickly.




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(Photography by Lukas & Suzy Vandyke)