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Leo Carrillo Ranch Weddings & Special Events

Carlsbad , CA

LOCATION

6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92009 US

PHONE

858-638-0672

WEBSITE

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Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
We chose Leo Carrillo Ranch, even though we never got to see it until the day before our wedding! WE LOVED IT! We planned a destination wedding from the East Coast, and I found Leo Carrillo Ranch based on blog photos from other weddings. Finding an outdoor venue was important for us. We held our ceremony and reception in the same location- the upper patio at the ranch. We only had 21 guests, so it worked out and felt very intimate. It’s hard to plan a small wedding because there are so few samples online, and most spaces feel overwhelming, but the upper patio was perfect. It was super affordable. We held a morning wedding, 10:30 am start time. We loved all of the peacocks around (though beware, you should YouTube what sounds they make). We didn’t mind the squawking sounds, it didn’t bother us and added to the character. We live in a city and much preferred the peacocks instead of the sounds of sirens or traffic that we would hear at a wedding in a hotel or on a rooftop. It was fun to take photos with the peacocks!

Working with the ranch was so easy, even over the phone! They were flexible with rehearsal times, and handled difficult situations well. During the reception, my Grandmother fainted and fell, and they had the fire department and ambulance on site very quickly!
We loved the Leo Carrillo Ranch team, and we had so much more flexibility with this site. Many other places have too many restrictions (no candles, no bands, etc). We had a live band (no amplification) at our ceremony and it was beautiful! We love the ranch. It is so unique!
We chose Leo Carrillo Ranch, even though we never got to see it until the day before our wedding! WE LOVED IT! We planned Read more...
We chose Leo Carrillo Ranch, even though we never got to see it until the day before our wedding! WE LOVED IT! We planned a destination wedding from the East Coast, and I found Leo Carrillo Ranch based on blog photos from other weddings. Finding an outdoor venue was important for us. We held our ceremony and reception in the same location- the upper patio at the ranch. We only had 21 guests, so it worked out and felt very intimate. It’s hard to plan a small wedding because there are so few samples online, and most spaces feel overwhelming, but the upper patio was perfect. It was super affordable. We held a morning wedding, 10:30 am start time. We loved all of the peacocks around (though beware, you should YouTube what sounds they make). We didn’t mind the squawking sounds, it didn’t bother us and added to the character. We live in a city and much preferred the peacocks instead of the sounds of sirens or traffic that we would hear at a wedding in a hotel or on a rooftop. It was fun to take photos with the peacocks!

Working with the ranch was so easy, even over the phone! They were flexible with rehearsal times, and handled difficult situations well. During the reception, my Grandmother fainted and fell, and they had the fire department and ambulance on site very quickly!
We loved the Leo Carrillo Ranch team, and we had so much more flexibility with this site. Many other places have too many restrictions (no candles, no bands, etc). We had a live band (no amplification) at our ceremony and it was beautiful! We love the ranch. It is so unique! Read less
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Britni
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch this summer! It is absolutely beautiful...and very unique...hardly any decorations needed!! The staff were very helpful and on top of things! The rental price is a great value and they allow you to bring in all of your own vendors! I highly recommend Leo Carrillo Ranch to any brides looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding venue at a great value!
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch this summer! It is absolutely beautiful...and very Read more...
We feel so lucky to have had our wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch this summer! It is absolutely beautiful...and very unique...hardly any decorations needed!! The staff were very helpful and on top of things! The rental price is a great value and they allow you to bring in all of your own vendors! I highly recommend Leo Carrillo Ranch to any brides looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding venue at a great value! Read less
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Tamara H
Wedding:
5/11/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for an outdoor non-beach wedding in San Diego, Leo Carrillo Ranch is a hidden gem. My husband I have lived in the area all our lives and had no idea it was even there!

The rustic Mexican style of the ranch is amazing and perfectly suites a fun, slightly more casual wedding. There are peacocks EVERYWHERE, which was a ton of fun for all of our guests (you wouldn't believe the number of peacock photos we've been sent...) We had a slightly Mexican themed ranch wedding and it worked wonderfully.

The ranch has a ton of character with really great original buildings on site. The venue is all outdoors though, so good weather is a necessity! Not too hard in San Diego...

Definitely worth checking out for your upcoming wedding!
If you are looking for an outdoor non-beach wedding in San Diego, Leo Carrillo Ranch is a hidden gem. My husband I have Read more...
If you are looking for an outdoor non-beach wedding in San Diego, Leo Carrillo Ranch is a hidden gem. My husband I have lived in the area all our lives and had no idea it was even there!

The rustic Mexican style of the ranch is amazing and perfectly suites a fun, slightly more casual wedding. There are peacocks EVERYWHERE, which was a ton of fun for all of our guests (you wouldn't believe the number of peacock photos we've been sent...) We had a slightly Mexican themed ranch wedding and it worked wonderfully.

The ranch has a ton of character with really great original buildings on site. The venue is all outdoors though, so good weather is a necessity! Not too hard in San Diego...

Definitely worth checking out for your upcoming wedding! Read less
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missmeganne
Wedding:
10/3/2010
4.0/5.0
We loved our location at Leo Carrillo Ranch. It was a gorgeous location that had plenty of space for our 150 guests. The only drawback was that we had to bring in our own rentals and caterer. Fortunately, we had wonderful service through our caterer who provided everything. It was a magical and perfect day and Leo Carrillo Ranch!
We loved our location at Leo Carrillo Ranch. It was a gorgeous location that had plenty of space for our 150 guests. The Read more...
We loved our location at Leo Carrillo Ranch. It was a gorgeous location that had plenty of space for our 150 guests. The only drawback was that we had to bring in our own rentals and caterer. Fortunately, we had wonderful service through our caterer who provided everything. It was a magical and perfect day and Leo Carrillo Ranch! Read less
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Francine
Wedding:
8/18/2007
4.7/5.0
Positives:

AMBIANCE!!! This place has so much character! It is absolutely beautiful and stunning. Has a historic and special feeling to it. There are random peacocks wandering around and it is kept up impeccably by the city.

Lots of parking, easy to find from the highway, surrounded by nice area

Price (if a day of wedding)

High involvement of staff that you work with

Never hard to get a hold of, responds immediately, will move stuff around for you, work with you to a certain extent. We liked Charles better than Mick


Negatives:

Have to end the event at 10:00pm (I was worried about this, but when 10 came around I was exhausted)

No kitchen to use

Certain regulations because it is a historical building (ie: couldn’t have misters because might damage the building)

Since it IS at a park, you have to go through the hassle and expense of renting EVERYTHING!! Tables, chairs, utensils, etc.

Short (200ft walk) to the site from the parking lot, through dirt road. Noone seemed to mind, older people or anyone who needed could go down on a golf cart.


***This place is spread out! It is not contained to one room. This had positive and negative features to it. In the planning it seemed more like a negative. But, in the end it really made for a much richer environment, I LOVED this!!


DEF. RECOMMEND: If it has the vibe you are going for
Positives:

AMBIANCE!!! This place has so much character! It is absolutely beautiful and stunning. Has a historic Read more...
Positives:

AMBIANCE!!! This place has so much character! It is absolutely beautiful and stunning. Has a historic and special feeling to it. There are random peacocks wandering around and it is kept up impeccably by the city.

Lots of parking, easy to find from the highway, surrounded by nice area

Price (if a day of wedding)

High involvement of staff that you work with

Never hard to get a hold of, responds immediately, will move stuff around for you, work with you to a certain extent. We liked Charles better than Mick


Negatives:

Have to end the event at 10:00pm (I was worried about this, but when 10 came around I was exhausted)

No kitchen to use

Certain regulations because it is a historical building (ie: couldn’t have misters because might damage the building)

Since it IS at a park, you have to go through the hassle and expense of renting EVERYTHING!! Tables, chairs, utensils, etc.

Short (200ft walk) to the site from the parking lot, through dirt road. Noone seemed to mind, older people or anyone who needed could go down on a golf cart.


***This place is spread out! It is not contained to one room. This had positive and negative features to it. In the planning it seemed more like a negative. But, in the end it really made for a much richer environment, I LOVED this!!


DEF. RECOMMEND: If it has the vibe you are going for Read less
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