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Saddlerock Ranch

Malibu , CA
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31727 Mulholland Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265 US (map)

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818-889-0008

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Saddlerock Ranch's Garden Setting is one of the most beautiful outdoor locations in all of Southern California. Rolling hills lined with vineyards, acres of manicured lawns, ancient... Read more
Saddlerock Ranch's Garden Setting is one of the most beautiful outdoor locations in all of Southern California. Rolling hills lined with vineyards, acres of manicured lawns, ancient oaks, rose gardens and ribbons of white fences create the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. From an intimate gathering to a grand celebration with all of your family and friends, picture your event encircled by the spectacular natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and sweeping green lawns. Let us help you create your own enchanting moment at Saddlerock Ranch.

Saddlerock’s Chateau le Dome is located on a hilltop in the middle of the ranch’s vineyards. The Chateau is an octagonal stone house set on a manicured lawn that is large enough for a ceremony and reception. From this elevated vantage, you have panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards, valleys and pastures. As the bride prepares inside the house, guests take their seats for a ceremony on one side of the lawn. In keeping with the natural setting, vows are exchanged beneath a fallen oak tree arch, entwined with grape vines. Afterwards, as family and friends dine in the serenity of their secluded perch, they will feel like they are on top of the world. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/31/2014
3.9/5.0
We had our wedding at the main house/ garden on August 31, 2014. It was seriously magical. The twinkle lights that come with that setting really sets the mood. We always had an easy time asking questions and getting answers pretty quickly. They have a few interesting rules, like having to use their own security and valet, but it was easy to work with them. Overall, I thought the venue was perfect.

However, they should have been more communicative about an uber promotion that was going on during our wedding. Literally during our ceremony we had helicopters landing that caused interruptions during our ceremony due to the noise and distraction. I wish they could have timed that partnership a bit better.
We had our wedding at the main house/ garden on August 31, 2014. It was seriously magical. The twinkle lights that come Read more...
We had our wedding at the main house/ garden on August 31, 2014. It was seriously magical. The twinkle lights that come with that setting really sets the mood. We always had an easy time asking questions and getting answers pretty quickly. They have a few interesting rules, like having to use their own security and valet, but it was easy to work with them. Overall, I thought the venue was perfect.

However, they should have been more communicative about an uber promotion that was going on during our wedding. Literally during our ceremony we had helicopters landing that caused interruptions during our ceremony due to the noise and distraction. I wish they could have timed that partnership a bit better. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
The office staff was easy to work with and answered all questions. Be prepared you need to bring everything.
The office staff was easy to work with and answered all questions. Be prepared you need to bring everything.
The office staff was easy to work with and answered all questions. Be prepared you need to bring everything. Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.2/5.0
We were in the Chateau le Dome setting which is an amazing view and setting but can only hold 100 guests which is hard for some. If you can get your guest list to 100 though it is so worth it. All of our guests were blown away. You don't even need a lot of decor because the setting takes care of it. I would suggest going with their suggested event rentals and caterer for this site especially because it is small and hard to drive to but their preferred vendors (command performance and a rental company) take care of everything for you so there was no stress related to the venue.
We were in the Chateau le Dome setting which is an amazing view and setting but can only hold 100 guests which is hard for Read more...
We were in the Chateau le Dome setting which is an amazing view and setting but can only hold 100 guests which is hard for some. If you can get your guest list to 100 though it is so worth it. All of our guests were blown away. You don't even need a lot of decor because the setting takes care of it. I would suggest going with their suggested event rentals and caterer for this site especially because it is small and hard to drive to but their preferred vendors (command performance and a rental company) take care of everything for you so there was no stress related to the venue. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.6/5.0
This venue is gorgeous! We had our wedding at the Chateau Le Dome located on top of the hill with a 360 view of endless hills, vines and blooming roses all around, the whole scenery was breathtaking. This also happens to be the smallest and least expensive location of the ranch. It seats a max of 100 guests and is $5,000.00 for the location alone. You've got to haul in everything from generators (close to no electricity) to hand soap and towels (at least guest bathrooms come with toilet paper). This location is a whole lot of work and you will probably go way over budget, but it is so totally worth it! Be prepared to have your guests compliment you endlessly on how your wedding will be the most beautiful one they've ever attended :)

We met with Kim to tour the ranch sometime in November when nothing was really in bloom, she was great at showing us all the different locations, photo op spots and introducing all their animals. She was very quick to return emails and was a great help when choosing our date of preference. This place books up fast, i recommend you do it as early as possible. You will see in their contract that it is a requirement that you hire a security guard and valet, both charge by the hour.

Some things to keep in mind in order to make the process a lot easier is to choose your wedding planner and vendors wisely. We found that having a great wedding planner makes all the difference when dealing with 10+ vendors. Make sure they are responsive and professional as this place requires a lot of work and planning.
This venue is gorgeous! We had our wedding at the Chateau Le Dome located on top of the hill with a 360 view of endless Read more...
This venue is gorgeous! We had our wedding at the Chateau Le Dome located on top of the hill with a 360 view of endless hills, vines and blooming roses all around, the whole scenery was breathtaking. This also happens to be the smallest and least expensive location of the ranch. It seats a max of 100 guests and is $5,000.00 for the location alone. You've got to haul in everything from generators (close to no electricity) to hand soap and towels (at least guest bathrooms come with toilet paper). This location is a whole lot of work and you will probably go way over budget, but it is so totally worth it! Be prepared to have your guests compliment you endlessly on how your wedding will be the most beautiful one they've ever attended :)

We met with Kim to tour the ranch sometime in November when nothing was really in bloom, she was great at showing us all the different locations, photo op spots and introducing all their animals. She was very quick to return emails and was a great help when choosing our date of preference. This place books up fast, i recommend you do it as early as possible. You will see in their contract that it is a requirement that you hire a security guard and valet, both charge by the hour.

Some things to keep in mind in order to make the process a lot easier is to choose your wedding planner and vendors wisely. We found that having a great wedding planner makes all the difference when dealing with 10+ vendors. Make sure they are responsive and professional as this place requires a lot of work and planning. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose the chateau le dome site and it was beautiful and stunning: just the perfect setting for our wedding and a dream location. Our guests couldn't believe it was in the Los Angeles area and kept asking us how we found the place. Kim was amazing to work with the entire process. Everything from our booking, wine order (which was at the site the morning of), and the extra barrels we rented went off perfectly. And although you have to use their wines (if you plan on serving wine or champagne) you get not only a free tasting at their site to try out which ones to serve but you get a discount and can choose very economical wines that taste great. The rental is for 24 hours which was a huge plus for us and very rare in LA and you can bring your own hard alcohol and vendors. I recommend booking a few key vendors that have experience with their site such as a caterer/rental, day-of coordinator, and florist. Since it is a private estate, the cost gets a little higher than just renting the land as you have to use their appointed valet and security companies, which ended-up being reasonably priced for the service; however, we had several issues with one of the chateau day-guards (Sandman Security) that we are addressing separately to both Saddlerock Ranch and the Security company directly. You will not go wrong booking Saddlerock Ranch. It's gorgeous, dramatic, and there are even animals like zebras, camels, bison, and horses on the property. Bring carrots to feed them for cool shots!
We chose the chateau le dome site and it was beautiful and stunning: just the perfect setting for our wedding and a dream Read more...
We chose the chateau le dome site and it was beautiful and stunning: just the perfect setting for our wedding and a dream location. Our guests couldn't believe it was in the Los Angeles area and kept asking us how we found the place. Kim was amazing to work with the entire process. Everything from our booking, wine order (which was at the site the morning of), and the extra barrels we rented went off perfectly. And although you have to use their wines (if you plan on serving wine or champagne) you get not only a free tasting at their site to try out which ones to serve but you get a discount and can choose very economical wines that taste great. The rental is for 24 hours which was a huge plus for us and very rare in LA and you can bring your own hard alcohol and vendors. I recommend booking a few key vendors that have experience with their site such as a caterer/rental, day-of coordinator, and florist. Since it is a private estate, the cost gets a little higher than just renting the land as you have to use their appointed valet and security companies, which ended-up being reasonably priced for the service; however, we had several issues with one of the chateau day-guards (Sandman Security) that we are addressing separately to both Saddlerock Ranch and the Security company directly. You will not go wrong booking Saddlerock Ranch. It's gorgeous, dramatic, and there are even animals like zebras, camels, bison, and horses on the property. Bring carrots to feed them for cool shots! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Saddlerock Ranch, Chateau Le Dome, was THE perfect place for our wedding of 90 people. The stone walkway (my aisle) down the long ceremony lawn was picturesque, to say the least. Absolutely stunning views, charming locale, with its adorable dome-house in the background. Kim helped me with everything from the tour the first day to finding absolutely every vendor and piece of advice I needed.
Is it an expensive venue? Somewhat. For the fairytale we were able to create there, not so much. Almost all of our vendors were from their list and they were fabulous. The Ranch's security, valet, and staff was professional, pleasant, and really helpful.

Seriously, this place is stunning and you feel miles away from Los Angeles. All you hear are birds and wind and all you see is hills, sky, and their beautiful vineyard. Perfect wedding venue.
Saddlerock Ranch, Chateau Le Dome, was THE perfect place for our wedding of 90 people. The stone walkway (my aisle) down Read more...
Saddlerock Ranch, Chateau Le Dome, was THE perfect place for our wedding of 90 people. The stone walkway (my aisle) down the long ceremony lawn was picturesque, to say the least. Absolutely stunning views, charming locale, with its adorable dome-house in the background. Kim helped me with everything from the tour the first day to finding absolutely every vendor and piece of advice I needed.
Is it an expensive venue? Somewhat. For the fairytale we were able to create there, not so much. Almost all of our vendors were from their list and they were fabulous. The Ranch's security, valet, and staff was professional, pleasant, and really helpful.

Seriously, this place is stunning and you feel miles away from Los Angeles. All you hear are birds and wind and all you see is hills, sky, and their beautiful vineyard. Perfect wedding venue. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue was pure perfection! I honestly couldn't have imagined this special day any better then it was. The photographs are unbelievable and look like a movie set set in Italy. I am so happy with this venue, I can't recommend it any more to any bride that wants an unbelievable day.
This venue was pure perfection! I honestly couldn't have imagined this special day any better then it was. The photographs Read more...
This venue was pure perfection! I honestly couldn't have imagined this special day any better then it was. The photographs are unbelievable and look like a movie set set in Italy. I am so happy with this venue, I can't recommend it any more to any bride that wants an unbelievable day. Read less
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CHEVONNE
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.8/5.0
Our venue, Chateau Le Dome, was simply breathtaking. Our guests are still talking about how magical the setting was for our amazing wedding day.
Our venue, Chateau Le Dome, was simply breathtaking. Our guests are still talking about how magical the setting was for Read more...
Our venue, Chateau Le Dome, was simply breathtaking. Our guests are still talking about how magical the setting was for our amazing wedding day. Read less
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Rechelda
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy we had our wedding reception at Saddlerock Ranch. We initially wanted to do a destination wedding, and this was the closest thing as the site is absolutely gorgeous. We got married in August, and everything was lush and in full bloom. I love this site in that you can use your own vendors, and create your wedding exactly how you want it! Kim is amazing, and is more than helpful in making your day perfect. Love Love Love this venue!!!
My husband and I are so happy we had our wedding reception at Saddlerock Ranch. We initially wanted to do a destination Read more...
My husband and I are so happy we had our wedding reception at Saddlerock Ranch. We initially wanted to do a destination wedding, and this was the closest thing as the site is absolutely gorgeous. We got married in August, and everything was lush and in full bloom. I love this site in that you can use your own vendors, and create your wedding exactly how you want it! Kim is amazing, and is more than helpful in making your day perfect. Love Love Love this venue!!! Read less
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Dena
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.6/5.0
I first saw Saddlerock Ranch while perusing SoCal wedding venues online - I was living in Chicago at the time and couldn't see venues in person for several months after I got engaged. I completely fell in love with the first photos I saw of Saddlerock, and it was the first place I visited when I was able to come back to LA.

From the moment I stepped foot on the property, I knew it was the perfect place for my wedding. It is an absolute fairytale - there are actual zebras, camels and horses on property! Driving through the property, you can see the grapes for the vineyard hanging on the vines, and there is a breathtaking view around every corner. It is absolutely one of the most stunning locations I have ever seen.

Our wedding was on the Chateau le Dome, which sits at the top of a hill and overlooks all the hills of Malibu. The venue is small and can only accommodate 100 people (although, they really suggest no more than 90), but we liked this, because it allowed us to keep our guest count to a manageable number. There is also no curfew (you have the site until 8am the day after your wedding) and no sound restriction, which is awesome, especially after finding out that almost every other venue I looked at closed at 11 or midnight and had a sound restriction.

One of my favorite things about the venue is that you bring in all of your own vendors - Saddlerock only provides the space. I wanted to make my wedding very personalized to my husband and I, and we literally got to pick out everything - tables, chairs, food, music, lights, etc. If you aren't super into planning every detail of your wedding, however (for example, there was a point where we were counting how many actual forks and spoons we needed) this could be a downside. The other downside to Saddlerock is that there are some costs that arise that you may not have originally considered. For example, we learned after booking Saddlerock that we'd have to have security and valet, which totaled about $1500.
I first saw Saddlerock Ranch while perusing SoCal wedding venues online - I was living in Chicago at the time and couldn't Read more...
I first saw Saddlerock Ranch while perusing SoCal wedding venues online - I was living in Chicago at the time and couldn't see venues in person for several months after I got engaged. I completely fell in love with the first photos I saw of Saddlerock, and it was the first place I visited when I was able to come back to LA.

From the moment I stepped foot on the property, I knew it was the perfect place for my wedding. It is an absolute fairytale - there are actual zebras, camels and horses on property! Driving through the property, you can see the grapes for the vineyard hanging on the vines, and there is a breathtaking view around every corner. It is absolutely one of the most stunning locations I have ever seen.

Our wedding was on the Chateau le Dome, which sits at the top of a hill and overlooks all the hills of Malibu. The venue is small and can only accommodate 100 people (although, they really suggest no more than 90), but we liked this, because it allowed us to keep our guest count to a manageable number. There is also no curfew (you have the site until 8am the day after your wedding) and no sound restriction, which is awesome, especially after finding out that almost every other venue I looked at closed at 11 or midnight and had a sound restriction.

One of my favorite things about the venue is that you bring in all of your own vendors - Saddlerock only provides the space. I wanted to make my wedding very personalized to my husband and I, and we literally got to pick out everything - tables, chairs, food, music, lights, etc. If you aren't super into planning every detail of your wedding, however (for example, there was a point where we were counting how many actual forks and spoons we needed) this could be a downside. The other downside to Saddlerock is that there are some costs that arise that you may not have originally considered. For example, we learned after booking Saddlerock that we'd have to have security and valet, which totaled about $1500. Read less
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