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Leo Carrillo Ranch Weddings & Special Events

Carlsbad , CA
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LOCATION

6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln
Carlsbad, CA 92009 US (map)

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858-638-0672

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Historic, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Lauren
Wedding:
6/24/2016
5.0/5.0
A wonderful venue. I had been eyeing it for years and our wedding day was just as amazing as I had envisioned it to be.
A wonderful venue. I had been eyeing it for years and our wedding day was just as amazing as I had envisioned it to be.
A wonderful venue. I had been eyeing it for years and our wedding day was just as amazing as I had envisioned it to be. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If you are lucky enough to have your wedding on Leo Carrillo Ranch, it will be a day you'll never forget. The grounds and landscaping provided incredible photographic opportunities. Our guests were blown away with the beauty of the location, charming peacocks, and unique, rustic settings.

The staff that manages the venue is top notch. Can't say enough wonderful things. We are forever grateful for and cherish this spot!
If you are lucky enough to have your wedding on Leo Carrillo Ranch, it will be a day you'll never forget. The grounds and Read more...
If you are lucky enough to have your wedding on Leo Carrillo Ranch, it will be a day you'll never forget. The grounds and landscaping provided incredible photographic opportunities. Our guests were blown away with the beauty of the location, charming peacocks, and unique, rustic settings.

The staff that manages the venue is top notch. Can't say enough wonderful things. We are forever grateful for and cherish this spot! Read less
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Private User
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.9/5.0
Love this venue. I'm getting married here next year and the staff has been amazing so far. Unbeatable pricing. Will update after the wedding as well!
Love this venue. I'm getting married here next year and the staff has been amazing so far. Unbeatable pricing. Will update Read more...
Love this venue. I'm getting married here next year and the staff has been amazing so far. Unbeatable pricing. Will update after the wedding as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
I am so so happy with my wedding at the Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch. Know that you do not have an option when it comes to the catering or wedding coordinator you use. Personal Touch Dining is the company that runs the special events here, but I have ZERO complaints about them. They were incredibly professional, their food was delicious, and they were flexible with details of mine that changed last minute. I was in contact with one woman from signing the papers to the wedding day, and there were 2 wedding coordinators at the venue the day of. They made sure everything went perfectly and I was happy. They even facetimed my family in another country from my phone during the ceremony! I couldn't be happier. Everything that I say "Oh well" about, was all things that *I forgot or *I didn't think of. Personal Touch was amazing. They replied to emails very quickly. The park itself is absolutely gorgeous. You truly can't get a bad photo there. The weather was perfect and even if it had been hot, the trees create shadows on the reception area making it extremely comfortable. One thing is that the cake and bar were quite far from the dance floor, so once we did the cake cutting, it was very difficult to get everyone back to the dance floor, and the DJ was difficult to be understood or heard from the bar. But, seriously, if you are considering having your wedding at Leo Carrillo, DO IT. You wont regret it.
I am so so happy with my wedding at the Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch. Know that you do not have an option when it comes to Read more...
I am so so happy with my wedding at the Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch. Know that you do not have an option when it comes to the catering or wedding coordinator you use. Personal Touch Dining is the company that runs the special events here, but I have ZERO complaints about them. They were incredibly professional, their food was delicious, and they were flexible with details of mine that changed last minute. I was in contact with one woman from signing the papers to the wedding day, and there were 2 wedding coordinators at the venue the day of. They made sure everything went perfectly and I was happy. They even facetimed my family in another country from my phone during the ceremony! I couldn't be happier. Everything that I say "Oh well" about, was all things that *I forgot or *I didn't think of. Personal Touch was amazing. They replied to emails very quickly. The park itself is absolutely gorgeous. You truly can't get a bad photo there. The weather was perfect and even if it had been hot, the trees create shadows on the reception area making it extremely comfortable. One thing is that the cake and bar were quite far from the dance floor, so once we did the cake cutting, it was very difficult to get everyone back to the dance floor, and the DJ was difficult to be understood or heard from the bar. But, seriously, if you are considering having your wedding at Leo Carrillo, DO IT. You wont regret it. 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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Sonya
Wedding:
9/12/2015
4.4/5.0
We were planning our destination wedding and fell in love with the photos of Leo Carrillo Ranch! It's owned by the City of Carlsbad, and the pricing was very reasonable. It's an all-outdoor venue with charming historic features and a flock of peacocks on the property to boot!
We originally booked through their events manager, but in the year before our wedding, the city of Carlsbad contracted with an outside vendor to handle all their weddings/ events going forward. Thw new company offers catering, coordination, and rentals, and if you book Leo Carrillo Ranch for your event, you will be required to use them. We had already booked these 3 vendors, and our original contract was honored. However, it was a confusing transition in regards to who we worked with and how to get information at times. A few things slipped through the cracks, like receiving layouts for our reception. But since it's required to book them for these services going forward, you won't have the same problems we encountered.
Aside from that, Leo Carrillo is a beautiful place to get married and have your celebration. Many of our guests said it were amazed at the beauty of the property. We had flowers, but unlike a hotel banquet hall, the natural beauty of the property brings so much of its own decor!
We used the upper patio for our ceremony, centering to the beautiful old Wash House. Then guests walked down the staircase to the lawn and Cabaña for cocktail hour. The lower patio was where we held our dinner reception and dancing. There are string lights already strung, and some ambient property lighting, so other than some DJ lights, we didn't need to spring for extra lighting.
If you have guests with limited mobility, contact the staff for transporting them back up to the parking lot via a golf cart. But the property is very multi-terrain, so it's a good idea to let your guests know to be careful.
We were planning our destination wedding and fell in love with the photos of Leo Carrillo Ranch! It's owned by the City of Read more...
We were planning our destination wedding and fell in love with the photos of Leo Carrillo Ranch! It's owned by the City of Carlsbad, and the pricing was very reasonable. It's an all-outdoor venue with charming historic features and a flock of peacocks on the property to boot!
We originally booked through their events manager, but in the year before our wedding, the city of Carlsbad contracted with an outside vendor to handle all their weddings/ events going forward. Thw new company offers catering, coordination, and rentals, and if you book Leo Carrillo Ranch for your event, you will be required to use them. We had already booked these 3 vendors, and our original contract was honored. However, it was a confusing transition in regards to who we worked with and how to get information at times. A few things slipped through the cracks, like receiving layouts for our reception. But since it's required to book them for these services going forward, you won't have the same problems we encountered.
Aside from that, Leo Carrillo is a beautiful place to get married and have your celebration. Many of our guests said it were amazed at the beauty of the property. We had flowers, but unlike a hotel banquet hall, the natural beauty of the property brings so much of its own decor!
We used the upper patio for our ceremony, centering to the beautiful old Wash House. Then guests walked down the staircase to the lawn and Cabaña for cocktail hour. The lower patio was where we held our dinner reception and dancing. There are string lights already strung, and some ambient property lighting, so other than some DJ lights, we didn't need to spring for extra lighting.
If you have guests with limited mobility, contact the staff for transporting them back up to the parking lot via a golf cart. But the property is very multi-terrain, so it's a good idea to let your guests know to be careful. 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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