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San Ysidro Ranch

Santa Barbara , CA
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900 San Ysidro Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 US (map)

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805-565-1700

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
San Ysidro Ranch is a beautiful place to get married. I don't regret getting married there at all and it's as gorgeous as they say. I'll share, however, that my parents and I were disappointed by the lack of transparency and weird slip ups that kept occurring while planning my wedding. First of all, the prices we were quoted at the beginning of the experience were nowhere near what it ended up costing. I was getting married on a weekday so we were quoted their non-weekend prices which are significantly cheaper. However they failed to tell us that because it was a holiday period, the price would actually be even more expensive than a normal weekend. So what was originally going to cost us $10,000 was now $25,000. On top of that, they hit us with a multi-thousand dollar charge to remove all of their Xmas decorations from the site. Another example was when we started talking to rental companies about renting chairs (SYR had chairs but they were unattractive and we were told earlier that we could provide our own without issue). Once we arranged that chair rental, we were notified that we would need to pay several thousands of dollars more for 1) the labor cost of moving their chairs and 2) an offsite storage unit for those chairs because they didn't have room. It was really ridiculous that none of these things were brought to our attention earlier. Final example (though I have more, sadly) - my parents instructed the venue to please not open wine or champagne bottles until they were needed, since you're charged by how many OPEN BOTTLES there are, and a lot of places intentionally open multiple bottles of the same wine and serve from all of them to make more $. They did not honor our request, and at the end of the night there were at least 15 opened bottles that were completely full. My parents insisted that we take these home since we paid! We ended up having a beautiful wedding, but it cost SOOOO much more than we had intended because of these types of incidents :(
San Ysidro Ranch is a beautiful place to get married. I don't regret getting married there at all and it's as gorgeous as Read more...
San Ysidro Ranch is a beautiful place to get married. I don't regret getting married there at all and it's as gorgeous as they say. I'll share, however, that my parents and I were disappointed by the lack of transparency and weird slip ups that kept occurring while planning my wedding. First of all, the prices we were quoted at the beginning of the experience were nowhere near what it ended up costing. I was getting married on a weekday so we were quoted their non-weekend prices which are significantly cheaper. However they failed to tell us that because it was a holiday period, the price would actually be even more expensive than a normal weekend. So what was originally going to cost us $10,000 was now $25,000. On top of that, they hit us with a multi-thousand dollar charge to remove all of their Xmas decorations from the site. Another example was when we started talking to rental companies about renting chairs (SYR had chairs but they were unattractive and we were told earlier that we could provide our own without issue). Once we arranged that chair rental, we were notified that we would need to pay several thousands of dollars more for 1) the labor cost of moving their chairs and 2) an offsite storage unit for those chairs because they didn't have room. It was really ridiculous that none of these things were brought to our attention earlier. Final example (though I have more, sadly) - my parents instructed the venue to please not open wine or champagne bottles until they were needed, since you're charged by how many OPEN BOTTLES there are, and a lot of places intentionally open multiple bottles of the same wine and serve from all of them to make more $. They did not honor our request, and at the end of the night there were at least 15 opened bottles that were completely full. My parents insisted that we take these home since we paid! We ended up having a beautiful wedding, but it cost SOOOO much more than we had intended because of these types of incidents :( Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better venue than San Ysidro for our small reception dinner. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The food was incredible and the ambiance beautifully elegant and casual all at the same time. Loved every minute of our dinner reception.
We could not have asked for a better venue than San Ysidro for our small reception dinner. It was absolutely perfect in Read more...
We could not have asked for a better venue than San Ysidro for our small reception dinner. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The food was incredible and the ambiance beautifully elegant and casual all at the same time. Loved every minute of our dinner reception. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our dream wedding venue. Everything ran so smoothly; from the coordinators to the servers, the entire staff gave excellent service throughout the wedding. Obviously the gorgeous venue doesn't hurt the atmosphere either! Wish we could go back and do it again!
Our dream wedding venue. Everything ran so smoothly; from the coordinators to the servers, the entire staff gave excellent Read more...
Our dream wedding venue. Everything ran so smoothly; from the coordinators to the servers, the entire staff gave excellent service throughout the wedding. Obviously the gorgeous venue doesn't hurt the atmosphere either! Wish we could go back and do it again! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
4/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We love SYR to begin with, little did we know Maxine and her team would help create the most spectacular wedding event for us. Maxine always made herslef available and had a close eye on the details we had requested. The ranch staff was superb, kind, professional, and ensured that whatever we and/or our guests needed was but a minute away. We thank you all for creating the most memorable day, our wedding day, flawless and for ensuring the grounds were so prestine (as ususal)! THE place to get married if you want an intimate, detailed and amazing day. As one of our guests stated "This is heaven on earth."
We love SYR to begin with, little did we know Maxine and her team would help create the most spectacular wedding event for Read more...
We love SYR to begin with, little did we know Maxine and her team would help create the most spectacular wedding event for us. Maxine always made herslef available and had a close eye on the details we had requested. The ranch staff was superb, kind, professional, and ensured that whatever we and/or our guests needed was but a minute away. We thank you all for creating the most memorable day, our wedding day, flawless and for ensuring the grounds were so prestine (as ususal)! THE place to get married if you want an intimate, detailed and amazing day. As one of our guests stated "This is heaven on earth." Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.8/5.0
Maxine and Sarah were such an amazing help! They were there every step of the way and always available to answer questions and show us rooms or let us view the property. It need not be said that the service is superb and the venue is stunning! Everything was perfect and they were very accommodating and welcoming. We cannot wait to go back to visit!

The only downside is that they don't negotiate on what they offer. I was a little disappointed that after paying to rent 3 different spaces on the property that they would not give us a break on a 4th space that we wanted to add on, even though they could not offer it to anyone else, and it went unused. I think that it worked out in the end but was a little bit of a bummer considering we were spending so much money.
Maxine and Sarah were such an amazing help! They were there every step of the way and always available to answer questions Read more...
Maxine and Sarah were such an amazing help! They were there every step of the way and always available to answer questions and show us rooms or let us view the property. It need not be said that the service is superb and the venue is stunning! Everything was perfect and they were very accommodating and welcoming. We cannot wait to go back to visit!

The only downside is that they don't negotiate on what they offer. I was a little disappointed that after paying to rent 3 different spaces on the property that they would not give us a break on a 4th space that we wanted to add on, even though they could not offer it to anyone else, and it went unused. I think that it worked out in the end but was a little bit of a bummer considering we were spending so much money. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most beautiful places in the United States bar none. Hosting a wedding or any event here is a fantastic experience.
San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most beautiful places in the United States bar none. Hosting a wedding or any event here is Read more...
San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most beautiful places in the United States bar none. Hosting a wedding or any event here is a fantastic experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
There are not enough stars in the sky to rate this extraordinary place! San Ysidro Ranch is a dream come true. Maxine and her team are absolutely incredible. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, the pastry chef created the wedding cake of our dreams, and every step of the planning process here was an absolute delight. SYR allowed us to have an intimate and deeply personal event that was uniquely "us." Although they do not require that you use their vendors, they also provided a list of referrals that was spot on.
There are not enough stars in the sky to rate this extraordinary place! San Ysidro Ranch is a dream come true. Maxine and Read more...
There are not enough stars in the sky to rate this extraordinary place! San Ysidro Ranch is a dream come true. Maxine and her team are absolutely incredible. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, the pastry chef created the wedding cake of our dreams, and every step of the planning process here was an absolute delight. SYR allowed us to have an intimate and deeply personal event that was uniquely "us." Although they do not require that you use their vendors, they also provided a list of referrals that was spot on. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.0/5.0
San Ysidro is an amazing venue. The grounds are beautiful, the food is delicious but unfortunately, I was very upset with the wedding coordinators. I went through 3 of them (not by choice) while planning my wedding and none of them were on the same page. They did not understand a word I was saying and nothing was communicated with their staff. It was one disaster after another. Thank god my personal wedding coordinator was on top of everything and the wait staff was phenominal! We even had the server drawing and playing with the children of the wedding party to keep them entertained! If this day was left solely up to the San Ysidro coordinators our day would have been ruined! Otherwise, everything was beautiful, the dinner was perfect and the bartenders/cocktail servers were fantastic! They even saved some appetizers for my husband and I while we took photos *without asking* so we could have a bite to eat before dinner :) I highly recommend the venue as long as you get a personal wedding coordinator! If not, stop in for a bite to eat! Worth the money and the drive! Its great just to walk the grounds, relax and enjoy your day. We'll definitely be back to stay a weekend.
San Ysidro is an amazing venue. The grounds are beautiful, the food is delicious but unfortunately, I was very upset with Read more...
San Ysidro is an amazing venue. The grounds are beautiful, the food is delicious but unfortunately, I was very upset with the wedding coordinators. I went through 3 of them (not by choice) while planning my wedding and none of them were on the same page. They did not understand a word I was saying and nothing was communicated with their staff. It was one disaster after another. Thank god my personal wedding coordinator was on top of everything and the wait staff was phenominal! We even had the server drawing and playing with the children of the wedding party to keep them entertained! If this day was left solely up to the San Ysidro coordinators our day would have been ruined! Otherwise, everything was beautiful, the dinner was perfect and the bartenders/cocktail servers were fantastic! They even saved some appetizers for my husband and I while we took photos *without asking* so we could have a bite to eat before dinner :) I highly recommend the venue as long as you get a personal wedding coordinator! If not, stop in for a bite to eat! Worth the money and the drive! Its great just to walk the grounds, relax and enjoy your day. We'll definitely be back to stay a weekend. Read less
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Wei
Wedding:
12/9/2012
4.9/5.0
I really like the environment of the ranch. And the best thing of holding a wedding over there is that they only accommodate one wedding per day!!!
I really like the environment of the ranch. And the best thing of holding a wedding over there is that they only Read more...
I really like the environment of the ranch. And the best thing of holding a wedding over there is that they only accommodate one wedding per day!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! Words cannot describe how perfect SYR is for a intimate private wedding.

We had our dinner in the wine room at San Ysidro Ranch and our family was stunned when they walked in. One of them said this is something you would see only on the Bachelor.

Location and decor- Breathtaking and really needs minimal extras to make it stunning. We only added votives and flowers to our table and otherwise it was the simple beauty of SYR.

Event Staff- Working with Dodie to book our event and finalize our contract was so effortless and took all the stress out of the wedding dinner. I am a very OCD type person and I was put at ease knowing they would do a spectacular job. I finalized the day of details with Maxine and she was so sweet and easy to work with. She made sure no detail was overlooked and made sure everything stayed on schedule the day of our wedding.

Food- my brother described it as "I have never had anything so heavenly in my mouth." Everyone loved their meals and the staff accommodated all of the dietary needs of our group. The food was so spectacular there are not even words to describe how great it was. The sea bass was melt in your mouth delicious.

Wait Staff- Jamie and Velanya were our servers and were BEYOND AWESOME. They accommodated our groups dietary needs and kept everything running smoothly. I catered weddings for 15 years and I would say they are the best of the best. Thank you for making our event perfect.
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! Words cannot describe how perfect SYR is for a intimate private wedding.

We had our Read more...
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!! Words cannot describe how perfect SYR is for a intimate private wedding.

We had our dinner in the wine room at San Ysidro Ranch and our family was stunned when they walked in. One of them said this is something you would see only on the Bachelor.

Location and decor- Breathtaking and really needs minimal extras to make it stunning. We only added votives and flowers to our table and otherwise it was the simple beauty of SYR.

Event Staff- Working with Dodie to book our event and finalize our contract was so effortless and took all the stress out of the wedding dinner. I am a very OCD type person and I was put at ease knowing they would do a spectacular job. I finalized the day of details with Maxine and she was so sweet and easy to work with. She made sure no detail was overlooked and made sure everything stayed on schedule the day of our wedding.

Food- my brother described it as "I have never had anything so heavenly in my mouth." Everyone loved their meals and the staff accommodated all of the dietary needs of our group. The food was so spectacular there are not even words to describe how great it was. The sea bass was melt in your mouth delicious.

Wait Staff- Jamie and Velanya were our servers and were BEYOND AWESOME. They accommodated our groups dietary needs and kept everything running smoothly. I catered weddings for 15 years and I would say they are the best of the best. Thank you for making our event perfect. Read less
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