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Rancho Nicasio

Nicasio , CA
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LOCATION

1 Old Rancheria Road
Nicasio, CA 94946 US (map)

PHONE

415-264-6859

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ABOUT US

Tucked away among the rolling hills of Marin County is the quaint Rancho Nicasio. Unspoiled by time, Nicasio means “the hidden one” and exudes 19th century charm and tranquil beauty.... Read more
Tucked away among the rolling hills of Marin County is the quaint Rancho Nicasio. Unspoiled by time, Nicasio means “the hidden one” and exudes 19th century charm and tranquil beauty. Since 1941, Rancho Nicasio has welcomed thousands of brides on their most special day. The five-acre site offers a beautifully manicured lawn as the picturesque backdrop for your unforgettable wedding. You will be escorted down the aisle on the stunning brick patio, surrounded by flowering rose bushes and all the people you love. After a magical ceremony, guests can take in the view of the soft rolling hills of the valley while enjoying a cocktail under the pines. Or they’ll gather in the legendary Rancho Bar, with rich wood paneling, a boot-worn wooden floor and a wood-burning stove. Your memorable reception begins in the Rancho Room, decorated with local landscapes by acclaimed artist Carol Satriani. Step through the French doors onto the deck to enjoy the cool evening air and the stars twinkling above. Dance the night away as rustic sconces and a wagon-wheel chandelier lights up the dance floor and the original 19th-century brick fireplace casts a romantic ambiance into the room. The Western Room boasts a rustic frontier motif -- perfect for cocktails or a small reception in its warm atmosphere. With antique tools, artwork and plenty of vintage charm, the Western Room and it’s redwood deck will impress your guests with its timeless beauty. Your wedding will be the toast of the town at Rancho Nicasio!

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s)
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

4.6
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4.7/5.0
4.5/5.0
4.6/5.0
4.6/5.0
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Private User
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
This was actually easy wedding planning and I had so much fun at the wedding.
Here’s the stuff I think best recommend the venue (i.e., what I wish I knew when I
was shopping venues):
1. The food, the food, the food. It is HARD to do bulk food well but Julii was
undaunted. A couple weeks before the wedding she called to say she was worried
the local tomato salad was redundant with our tomato/basil crustini appetizer
and asked if she could replace the appetizer with homemade ricotta crustini. I
continue to get complements months later.
2. Almost everything included. There is so much to think of when planning and the
fact that plates/flatware/tableclothes/food/booze/ceremony set up/A PLANNER
all come wrapped up in one was a God-send. Compared to other friends, my
planning was a breeze. Also, contrary to what I thought going into this and based
on conversations with other friends, I think it’s easier to control costs if everything
is included - I certainly ended up without all the “surprise” charges people get.
3. The venue. To me, this place captures the natural beauty of Northern California
- rolling hills, the dramatic drive through tall tall trees. Decorating was easy. The
indoor/outdoor aspect was great as well. Also - I had not predicted how cool
it would be to have “dance space” and “bar space.” People really enjoyed that
aspect after dinner was over.
4. The people. Julii (the planner/chef) is a can-do magician - as creative as can be
and perfectly practical. Max (the owner) is upfront (no extra fee for cake cutting,
higher thread-count tablecloths or whatever weddings will charge you for) and
very easy to work with. And I think his attitude trickles down to all the staff.
Could not recommend highly enough!
This was actually easy wedding planning and I had so much fun at the wedding.
Here’s the stuff I think best recommend Read more...
This was actually easy wedding planning and I had so much fun at the wedding.
Here’s the stuff I think best recommend the venue (i.e., what I wish I knew when I
was shopping venues):
1. The food, the food, the food. It is HARD to do bulk food well but Julii was
undaunted. A couple weeks before the wedding she called to say she was worried
the local tomato salad was redundant with our tomato/basil crustini appetizer
and asked if she could replace the appetizer with homemade ricotta crustini. I
continue to get complements months later.
2. Almost everything included. There is so much to think of when planning and the
fact that plates/flatware/tableclothes/food/booze/ceremony set up/A PLANNER
all come wrapped up in one was a God-send. Compared to other friends, my
planning was a breeze. Also, contrary to what I thought going into this and based
on conversations with other friends, I think it’s easier to control costs if everything
is included - I certainly ended up without all the “surprise” charges people get.
3. The venue. To me, this place captures the natural beauty of Northern California
- rolling hills, the dramatic drive through tall tall trees. Decorating was easy. The
indoor/outdoor aspect was great as well. Also - I had not predicted how cool
it would be to have “dance space” and “bar space.” People really enjoyed that
aspect after dinner was over.
4. The people. Julii (the planner/chef) is a can-do magician - as creative as can be
and perfectly practical. Max (the owner) is upfront (no extra fee for cake cutting,
higher thread-count tablecloths or whatever weddings will charge you for) and
very easy to work with. And I think his attitude trickles down to all the staff.
Could not recommend highly enough! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband grew up playing Little League on the baseball diamond outside of Rancho Nicasio, so when we were searching for a wedding venue, it seemed like the perfect place. We couldn’t have been more right. From the moment we toured the property (we had both been to the bar many, many times, but had never been to a wedding there and I had never even seen the backyard area), Max and Julii took excellent care of us. We became part of the Rancho family. At our reception, Max grilled the food in their outdoor kitchen, chatting up our guests while he was doing so, and it was incredible -- we are still hearing about how good everything was! And the on-site wedding coordinator, Julii, never failed to answer our endless questions and went out of her way to make sure our day was smooth and perfect. We couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out, and the venue is absolutely beautiful. At capacity, Rancho can hold several hundred people, but it still feels intimate and family-oriented, the way a small-town wedding should.
My husband grew up playing Little League on the baseball diamond outside of Rancho Nicasio, so when we were searching for Read more...
My husband grew up playing Little League on the baseball diamond outside of Rancho Nicasio, so when we were searching for a wedding venue, it seemed like the perfect place. We couldn’t have been more right. From the moment we toured the property (we had both been to the bar many, many times, but had never been to a wedding there and I had never even seen the backyard area), Max and Julii took excellent care of us. We became part of the Rancho family. At our reception, Max grilled the food in their outdoor kitchen, chatting up our guests while he was doing so, and it was incredible -- we are still hearing about how good everything was! And the on-site wedding coordinator, Julii, never failed to answer our endless questions and went out of her way to make sure our day was smooth and perfect. We couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out, and the venue is absolutely beautiful. At capacity, Rancho can hold several hundred people, but it still feels intimate and family-oriented, the way a small-town wedding should. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved where we got married - Rancho Nicasio was unique, beautiful, fun, and the local, organic food was delicious. I wouldn't say this is the place for the overly neurotic bride and mother of the bride though - I would recommend for couple who are interested in a more laid back, natural experience but want good food and a lot of fun. We are going back for our one year anniversary to eat the BBQed oysters we heard about but never got to taste!
We loved where we got married - Rancho Nicasio was unique, beautiful, fun, and the local, organic food was delicious. I Read more...
We loved where we got married - Rancho Nicasio was unique, beautiful, fun, and the local, organic food was delicious. I wouldn't say this is the place for the overly neurotic bride and mother of the bride though - I would recommend for couple who are interested in a more laid back, natural experience but want good food and a lot of fun. We are going back for our one year anniversary to eat the BBQed oysters we heard about but never got to taste! Read less
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Lucy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
In searching for a wedding venue I must have visited 20+ places, and booked Rancho the day I had my first meeting with Julii and Max at Rancho Nicasio. The venue is absolutely stunning. They are a full service venue including food, waiters and tables and chairs. Not to mention that Julii is the one who arranges all the details for the wedding, and is essentially a wedding planner that comes with having your wedding at Rancho Nicasio. She was even there the day of the wedding to make sure all of my requests were fulfilled. The food was amazing, we designed a custom menu that fit our Fall themed wedding. They have a cute house in the back of the property where we all got ready the morning leading up to the wedding. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Rancho Nicasio for your wedding, you will have no regrets ;)
In searching for a wedding venue I must have visited 20+ places, and booked Rancho the day I had my first meeting with Read more...
In searching for a wedding venue I must have visited 20+ places, and booked Rancho the day I had my first meeting with Julii and Max at Rancho Nicasio. The venue is absolutely stunning. They are a full service venue including food, waiters and tables and chairs. Not to mention that Julii is the one who arranges all the details for the wedding, and is essentially a wedding planner that comes with having your wedding at Rancho Nicasio. She was even there the day of the wedding to make sure all of my requests were fulfilled. The food was amazing, we designed a custom menu that fit our Fall themed wedding. They have a cute house in the back of the property where we all got ready the morning leading up to the wedding. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Rancho Nicasio for your wedding, you will have no regrets ;) Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I live in San Francisco. When wedding planning, we looked
at several venues in the city, wine country, and farther north.
When we visited Rancho Nicasio, we knew we found a gem. The venue
is charming, the surrounding land is gorgeous, Max and Julii are very
welcoming, and we liked that so many services (food, drinks, catering) were
included in the package. The price felt like a good deal compared to other
places we looked at.
Rancho Nicasio has a comfortable, laid back vibe. It has just the right
amount of Northern California vibes (wagon wheel chandelier, moose on
the wall), while still feeling sophisticated, not campy. Incredibly scenic, too!
Rolling hills, tall grasses, and an adorable old wooden church surround the
venue.
Julii helps you plan the menu (food was excellent!) and figure out all of the
details, but she’s not a wedding planner per se. As I saw in another review,
go with the flow and it’ll be a wonderful time.
Overall, I’m a very happy bride. The day and night were so incredible and special!
My husband and I live in San Francisco. When wedding planning, we looked
at several venues in the city, wine country, Read more...
My husband and I live in San Francisco. When wedding planning, we looked
at several venues in the city, wine country, and farther north.
When we visited Rancho Nicasio, we knew we found a gem. The venue
is charming, the surrounding land is gorgeous, Max and Julii are very
welcoming, and we liked that so many services (food, drinks, catering) were
included in the package. The price felt like a good deal compared to other
places we looked at.
Rancho Nicasio has a comfortable, laid back vibe. It has just the right
amount of Northern California vibes (wagon wheel chandelier, moose on
the wall), while still feeling sophisticated, not campy. Incredibly scenic, too!
Rolling hills, tall grasses, and an adorable old wooden church surround the
venue.
Julii helps you plan the menu (food was excellent!) and figure out all of the
details, but she’s not a wedding planner per se. As I saw in another review,
go with the flow and it’ll be a wonderful time.
Overall, I’m a very happy bride. The day and night were so incredible and special! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
Rancho Nicasio was an amazing, beautiful venue for our wedding; and the
staff, to a person, were wonderful to work with. Rancho Nicasio offers a
great combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. We had our ceremony in
the large backyard of the restaurant. The Chuppah was framed by beautiful
mature Redwood trees, and the reception and dinner (seating 150) fit
comfortably on the expansive grass lawn. Our aesthetic was casual, natural
and elegant, and this venue was all of that. After dinner we shifted inside for
dancing in a room made magical by a hundred small candles; and later to a
side deck, again festively lit for the cake cutting.
The wedding managers at Rancho are amazing. Julii Ashby is the caterer/
event consultant/day of leader...and an all around anchor to the wedding
experience at Rancho. I loved working with her! She is professional, easy
going and just quirky enough to make the process fun. Our food was
fabulous, our guests could not say enough about how yummy it was! Max
also was a pleasure to work with. He is the guy in charge of scheduling
the venue and grilling on the wedding day (we had grille oysters and flank
steak). The staff did a great job on the day of our wedding with set up and
service. Somehow (invisible to me) they moved us seamlessly from one
phase of the evening to the next. I didn’t think for a moment about logistics.
My husband and I highly recommend Rancho Nicasio as a place to
celebrate a wedding! In fact, invite your friends to stay in the area for the
weekend (we did) and extend the fun in beautiful Marin. We wouldn’t change
a thing about our wedding at Rancho Nicasio, even if we could!
Rancho Nicasio was an amazing, beautiful venue for our wedding; and the
staff, to a person, were wonderful to work Read more...
Rancho Nicasio was an amazing, beautiful venue for our wedding; and the
staff, to a person, were wonderful to work with. Rancho Nicasio offers a
great combination of indoor and outdoor spaces. We had our ceremony in
the large backyard of the restaurant. The Chuppah was framed by beautiful
mature Redwood trees, and the reception and dinner (seating 150) fit
comfortably on the expansive grass lawn. Our aesthetic was casual, natural
and elegant, and this venue was all of that. After dinner we shifted inside for
dancing in a room made magical by a hundred small candles; and later to a
side deck, again festively lit for the cake cutting.
The wedding managers at Rancho are amazing. Julii Ashby is the caterer/
event consultant/day of leader...and an all around anchor to the wedding
experience at Rancho. I loved working with her! She is professional, easy
going and just quirky enough to make the process fun. Our food was
fabulous, our guests could not say enough about how yummy it was! Max
also was a pleasure to work with. He is the guy in charge of scheduling
the venue and grilling on the wedding day (we had grille oysters and flank
steak). The staff did a great job on the day of our wedding with set up and
service. Somehow (invisible to me) they moved us seamlessly from one
phase of the evening to the next. I didn’t think for a moment about logistics.
My husband and I highly recommend Rancho Nicasio as a place to
celebrate a wedding! In fact, invite your friends to stay in the area for the
weekend (we did) and extend the fun in beautiful Marin. We wouldn’t change
a thing about our wedding at Rancho Nicasio, even if we could! Read less
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raven
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.7/5.0
My husband and I could not have been more pleased with our wedding at

Rancho Nicasio. Julii, their wedding coordinator is passionate, seasoned, and

down-to-earth. We ended up ordering our flowers online and she and her team

did the arrangements which came about beautifully. The guests raved about

the food - which was EXCELLENT!!! We live in Brooklyn, NY so had to plan the

wedding over the phone and via e-mails and that went very smoothly. We opted

to rent the cottage on the property, which was the perfect home base for the

bridal party. Thank you Rancho and Julii for an unforgettable, gorgeous day.
My husband and I could not have been more pleased with our wedding at

Rancho Nicasio. Julii, their wedding Read more...
My husband and I could not have been more pleased with our wedding at

Rancho Nicasio. Julii, their wedding coordinator is passionate, seasoned, and

down-to-earth. We ended up ordering our flowers online and she and her team

did the arrangements which came about beautifully. The guests raved about

the food - which was EXCELLENT!!! We live in Brooklyn, NY so had to plan the

wedding over the phone and via e-mails and that went very smoothly. We opted

to rent the cottage on the property, which was the perfect home base for the

bridal party. Thank you Rancho and Julii for an unforgettable, gorgeous day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
This is the place to go if you don't want to fuss with multiple vendors. One price for just about everything (you just have to find your own cake, photographer, flowers, dj). All the people, food, drinks, linens, etc. are taken care of by a very friendly staff (nobody is uptight about anything). They work with you to come up with a menu that suits your event. The food was FANTASTIC, and everyone commented on how much fun they had here.
Not recommended for a bridezilla. You'll be annoyed with the woman who runs the show who can be a little flighty. She is, however, on her game when the day comes.
The only downside can be the fog/wind at random times in Marin, and occasional bees. Just the price you pay for beauty.
This is the place to go if you don't want to fuss with multiple vendors. One price for just about everything (you just Read more...
This is the place to go if you don't want to fuss with multiple vendors. One price for just about everything (you just have to find your own cake, photographer, flowers, dj). All the people, food, drinks, linens, etc. are taken care of by a very friendly staff (nobody is uptight about anything). They work with you to come up with a menu that suits your event. The food was FANTASTIC, and everyone commented on how much fun they had here.
Not recommended for a bridezilla. You'll be annoyed with the woman who runs the show who can be a little flighty. She is, however, on her game when the day comes.
The only downside can be the fog/wind at random times in Marin, and occasional bees. Just the price you pay for beauty. Read less
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