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Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa

Santa Fe , NM
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LOCATION

1297 Bishops Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM US 87501 (map)

PHONE

800-419-0492

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ABOUT US

Discover the magnificent charm of The Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, a landmark-favorite Santa Fe wedding location with a rich 150-year-old history of hospitality. Nestled in a... Read more
Discover the magnificent charm of The Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, a landmark-favorite Santa Fe wedding location with a rich 150-year-old history of hospitality. Nestled in a tranquil valley at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this secluded resort surrounds you and your guests with 450 acres of rolling hills and towering cottonwood trees. Choose from a host of enchanting locations - including our quaint flagstone chapel terrace, little Tesuque wedding gazebo, and Mesa Vista with sweeping views of the mountains beyond. Offering just the right touch of Santa Fe style and upscale elegance, this prestigious New Mexico wedding venue provides a variety of function-space options.

Bishop Lamy's Chapel, built in the mid-1800s and registered as a natural historic landmark, this quaint chapel features vibrant hand-painted glass windows and northern New Mexico adobe design. This chapel is ideal for smaller ceremonies up to 20 people.

Little Tesuque Gazebo, canopied by oak, cottonwood, and juniper trees, featuring a beautifully handcrafted river rock fireplace

Mesa Vista, featuring sweeping panoramic views, offering a unique backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and receptions

Poolside Lawns, surrounded by apricot, pear, and apple trees, perfect for tented ceremonies and receptions

Tesuque Pavilion Ballroom and Tesuque Terrace, for larger receptions, featuring hand-carved doorway, a grandiose flagstone fireplace, and magnificent high ceilings. The adjoining Terrace features an outdoor kiva fireplace, delightful fountain, and fish pond.

El Charro Lounge and Thunderbird Ballroom, a nostalgic setting featuring a colorfully hand-painted bar, copper-hooded fireplace, and tin chandeliers

Impeccable Service At This Beloved Santa Fe, New Mexico Wedding Location The key to flawless events lies in attention to details. Our professional staff will assist you in planning every last detail of your New Mexico wedding celebration - from menu selection and seating plans to photographers, decorations, and audiovisual needs. Whether you're planning an intimate ceremony for twenty in Bishop Lamy's Chapel or a grand sunset reception for 350 on the Mesa Vista overlook, your special day will be celebrated with our distinct, elegant style. As the perfect complement to our enchanting New Mexico banquet rooms and venue options, our thoughtful services include: Expert event planners
Creative catering and menu design
Audiovisual equipment and support
Knowledgeable concierge Discover a secluded natural retreat, just minutes from downtown Santa Fe’s historic plaza – yet miles from the ordinary Santa Fe hotel experience. Nestled in the shadows of the Sangre de Cristos, The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa offers the perfect balance of soothing luxury and exhilarating recreation in a time-honored setting. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
91
Number of suites
12
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anye
Wedding:
6/30/2013
4.8/5.0
For those of you considering having a wedding here, I highly recommend it; the event director Kristina is very organized and capable and she helped keep the stress levels from having a destination wedding at a manageable level. The gazebo is a beautiful location for a ceremony and there are several rooms and outdoor spaces appropriate for a reception. Our ceremony went off without a hitch. We were going to have our reception outdoors but it started raining on the reception so they moved us inside, they put up a wall in the Tesuque Ballroom to section off a smaller room with a pretty fireplace for the reception, it was very pretty even at the last minute. The move could have been a little smoother, but I'll cut them some slack. We took a little longer with the photography than we were supposed to so we weren't right there to take charge of decisions.

Really my advice would be to hire a coordinator, even if you think you don't need one, otherwise the banquet captains will be coming to you for instructions. Even though they will have a timeline for events, they seem to want confirmation on everything rather than just bringing stuff out. Since most people don't want to be dealing with this at their reception (I didn't!) a coordinator really is a must. I'm not dinging them for this though as they do tell you that they do not coordinate for you so it's not a surprise, though I figured they'd just plow through the timeline we gave them rather than asking me at each step what we wanted to do. But as I said I think in our case a lot of it was our fault for being late back from photography and also just confusion from the rain.

As far as value goes, it really depends on your budget and priorities. It is not a cheap venue overall, but it's one of the prettiest around and that's worth something to me. The food is definitely not cheap but it is good, even at the cheapest price tier we used. Extras like A/V support, lighting may get you so plan for it.
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Bishop's Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you Anye! We loved hosting you - Congratulations once again!
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happybride
Wedding:
10/16/2010
2.8/5.0
Bishop's Lodge is absolutely beautiful. My wedding itself was gorgeous with the changing leaves and flowers spread over the entire grounds and the weather was perfect for an outdoor wedding. The wedding itself was great. The wedding coordinator was helpful especially toward the end. My only thing was I wished she'd been more detailed about exactly what she would do and what I was expected to do. More direction at the rehearsal maybe. She was great in all other aspects. I loved her. Their food was spectacular both prior to and at the wedding. THe rooms themselves are very nice but I don't recommend their bottom of the line rooms.

HOWEVER, if you get a room block for you and your guests, beware. Not one thing they told me was done correctly. We went to see rooms and were supposed to sign a contract and no one had any idea about it. The person in charge of the room blocks was NEVER available and multiple others were poor at best at returning phone calls. After we were told our block was ready and told guests they could call, no one could find our room block, we didn't get our link for the block for like a month, guests had to tell me our block was full and needed more rooms when we were supposed to get an email telling us this. My MOH was double charged and instead of taking the charge off was argued with about it and told she had to send them her CC statement for them to remove it. Then couldn't get a call back. At our free couples massage, I wasn't able to get the last spa appointment of the day because we were 'with a group BLOCk' (which still makes no sense to me) and instead of telling me this to begin with was just lied to. They were supposed to book us the entire sunset lodge so we could be a little rowdy and they didn't. THen when I spoke to the manager with all this stuff, I got no discount except an offer for him to buy us dinner - which I then had to go insist that I get as no one knew about it. The communication in the lodge is atrocious. None of it was horrible but after many mistakes I don't think it was worth having my wedding there. If it's only your wedding I recommend it, but if your guests are staying there - I recommend finding somewhere else. It's really too bad because this place has such awesome potential.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! I organized everything through them from a distance, through emails and phone calls. It was so easy; I don’t know why people complain that wedding planning is difficult. The wedding and reception were beautiful. My wedding was supposed to be outside at the gazebo, but due to rain it had to be moved inside at the last minute. The transition was super easy, and everything was just as beautiful. It was the wedding of my dreams.
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