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Spanish Oaks Ranch

Santa Margarita , CA
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19990 Via Spanish Oaks
Santa Margarita, CA US 93453 (map)
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When was your venue built?
2007
When was your venue last renovated?
2007
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm / Barn
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
4
Number of suites
1
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5700
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.2/5.0
Beautiful place very nice and helpful
Beautiful place very nice and helpful
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Spanish Oaks Ranch was the ideal venue for our elegant, vintage wedding. Jamie (owner and my coordinator) was a pleasure to work with and from the beginning was super responsive and just so incredibly helpful. The venue is gorgeous, and we made a point to utilize the entire property for our reception. Our guest traveled from all over the country to be at our wedding, and they all left feeling as though they spent the evening in one of the most beautiful settings in the Central Coast. We had a semi-destination wedding and planned our Central Coast event from the Bay Area. Jamie had no problem keeping in constant contact and making sure that I was feeling comfortable with the event planning process even though I was far away. When I dropped off all of the details that I had collected and put together for the wedding I was nervous that my vision may not be executed how I had envisioned, but Jamie made sure everything looked incredible and it actually turned out better than I could've imagined. My husband and I thank Jamie and her team at Spanish Oaks for helping us put on a wedding of our dreams. I recommend Spanish Oaks to any bride -- local or destination.
Spanish Oaks Ranch was the ideal venue for our elegant, vintage wedding. Jamie (owner and my coordinator) was a pleasure Read more...
Spanish Oaks Ranch was the ideal venue for our elegant, vintage wedding. Jamie (owner and my coordinator) was a pleasure to work with and from the beginning was super responsive and just so incredibly helpful. The venue is gorgeous, and we made a point to utilize the entire property for our reception. Our guest traveled from all over the country to be at our wedding, and they all left feeling as though they spent the evening in one of the most beautiful settings in the Central Coast. We had a semi-destination wedding and planned our Central Coast event from the Bay Area. Jamie had no problem keeping in constant contact and making sure that I was feeling comfortable with the event planning process even though I was far away. When I dropped off all of the details that I had collected and put together for the wedding I was nervous that my vision may not be executed how I had envisioned, but Jamie made sure everything looked incredible and it actually turned out better than I could've imagined. My husband and I thank Jamie and her team at Spanish Oaks for helping us put on a wedding of our dreams. I recommend Spanish Oaks to any bride -- local or destination. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic venue....our guests were just in awe of the location. Jamie, the event/venue coordinator, was the best! She was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. We couldn't have done it without her! The rental house that we stayed in on the property was beautiful as well and oh so convenient. We are so happy that we chose this location for our daughter's wedding.
What a fantastic venue....our guests were just in awe of the location. Jamie, the event/venue coordinator, was the best! Read more...
What a fantastic venue....our guests were just in awe of the location. Jamie, the event/venue coordinator, was the best! She was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and professional. We couldn't have done it without her! The rental house that we stayed in on the property was beautiful as well and oh so convenient. We are so happy that we chose this location for our daughter's wedding. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Spanish Oaks Ranch is the perfect wedding venue! Jamie, the venue coordinator, was very responsive to all of my emails filled with lots of questions. She was very accommodating to let me visit the venue a couple of times with my vendors to make sure we had all of the details covered.

The venue is located on a sprawling property with gorgeous oak trees perfect for getting married under. The banquet hall is large enough for dinner or tables can be placed outside on the beautiful back patio and lawn. The venue also has a large bridal suite and grooms room perfect for getting ready.
Tables and chairs are included in the rental price and Jamie contracts rentals at a very competitive price. We rented all of the glasses, dishes and serving ware from Jamie, she even has a bar you can rent!

This is a great venue for a DIY bride who is looking for freedom to not have to choose the vendors that a venue dictates. I was able to bring in all of my own vendors and had access to the venue Friday afternoon to get everything set up, although the venue is not available to hold the rehearsal dinner.

Many of my guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, it was the perfect place for a fall wedding. I couldn't have wished for a better to venue to get married at, everything was wonderful!
Spanish Oaks Ranch is the perfect wedding venue! Jamie, the venue coordinator, was very responsive to all of my emails Read more...
Spanish Oaks Ranch is the perfect wedding venue! Jamie, the venue coordinator, was very responsive to all of my emails filled with lots of questions. She was very accommodating to let me visit the venue a couple of times with my vendors to make sure we had all of the details covered.

The venue is located on a sprawling property with gorgeous oak trees perfect for getting married under. The banquet hall is large enough for dinner or tables can be placed outside on the beautiful back patio and lawn. The venue also has a large bridal suite and grooms room perfect for getting ready.
Tables and chairs are included in the rental price and Jamie contracts rentals at a very competitive price. We rented all of the glasses, dishes and serving ware from Jamie, she even has a bar you can rent!

This is a great venue for a DIY bride who is looking for freedom to not have to choose the vendors that a venue dictates. I was able to bring in all of my own vendors and had access to the venue Friday afternoon to get everything set up, although the venue is not available to hold the rehearsal dinner.

Many of my guests commented on how beautiful the venue was, it was the perfect place for a fall wedding. I couldn't have wished for a better to venue to get married at, everything was wonderful! Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful place to have your wedding and reception! Everything about it was perfect! My daughter always wanted to get married under the old oak tree at her grandparents house, but since her grandparents passed away this was the perfect substitute! The grounds and the building are so beautiful and so clean and so many beautiful places for pictures to be taken! Jamie was just wonderful and always got back to me within a short time! Even when she was on vacation so would respond to me my email. This venue was everything our daughter had ever dreamed of and her and her new husbands wedding day was perfect. Jamie is so flexible and let our daughter have everything extra that she wanted. We are just so glad that we found Spanish Oaks Ranch and Jamie!!! We will forever be grateful!
What a wonderful place to have your wedding and reception! Everything about it was perfect! My daughter always wanted to Read more...
What a wonderful place to have your wedding and reception! Everything about it was perfect! My daughter always wanted to get married under the old oak tree at her grandparents house, but since her grandparents passed away this was the perfect substitute! The grounds and the building are so beautiful and so clean and so many beautiful places for pictures to be taken! Jamie was just wonderful and always got back to me within a short time! Even when she was on vacation so would respond to me my email. This venue was everything our daughter had ever dreamed of and her and her new husbands wedding day was perfect. Jamie is so flexible and let our daughter have everything extra that she wanted. We are just so glad that we found Spanish Oaks Ranch and Jamie!!! We will forever be grateful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.7/5.0
The location is beautiful. However, after reading some of the other reviews in this site and hearing some additional experiences from friends that match mine, I felt obligated to leave a review to give future brides considering this location a fair warning.

Location great, very nice to be able to bring your own food and beverages, it fits a good number of people but feels good at a range of sizes and logistically it features many pluses. Major draw back is Jamie, the venue contact, and having to work with her. She seems nice at first but once you sign your contract you get a very different person. She tries to nickel and dime you to use all of her services (flowers, DJ, rentals) and becomes very difficult if you don't. My perception and reason for not using her services was a lack of class and quality, but I didn't use them so I may have been wrong.

Jamie is high-strung, quick to panic and jump to accusations, and overall the last kind of personality you want to depend upon on your big day. Her communication lacked and was unprofessional, she cut us off from access to the venue for two of the three weeks leading up to my wedding date, and she showed up an hour and 45 minutes late to my scheduled walk through with all of my vendors, just to name a couple of the specific programs. It is really a shame as the venue is terrific in so many other ways but she was the greatest source of stress in my wedding planning experience.
The location is beautiful. However, after reading some of the other reviews in this site and hearing some additional Read more...
The location is beautiful. However, after reading some of the other reviews in this site and hearing some additional experiences from friends that match mine, I felt obligated to leave a review to give future brides considering this location a fair warning.

Location great, very nice to be able to bring your own food and beverages, it fits a good number of people but feels good at a range of sizes and logistically it features many pluses. Major draw back is Jamie, the venue contact, and having to work with her. She seems nice at first but once you sign your contract you get a very different person. She tries to nickel and dime you to use all of her services (flowers, DJ, rentals) and becomes very difficult if you don't. My perception and reason for not using her services was a lack of class and quality, but I didn't use them so I may have been wrong.

Jamie is high-strung, quick to panic and jump to accusations, and overall the last kind of personality you want to depend upon on your big day. Her communication lacked and was unprofessional, she cut us off from access to the venue for two of the three weeks leading up to my wedding date, and she showed up an hour and 45 minutes late to my scheduled walk through with all of my vendors, just to name a couple of the specific programs. It is really a shame as the venue is terrific in so many other ways but she was the greatest source of stress in my wedding planning experience. Read less
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Spanish Oaks Ranch responded with the following comments:

In Rebuttal to the FALSE accusations that are being made toward me I feel it is time to tell my side of the story!!
Claim #1--Nickel & diming her. The venue comes with 20 round tables, 20 banquet tables, and 300 white chairs. Yes we do offer these services, flowers, Rental's, , at a reduced price. She chose not to use my services, In NO way did I FORCE her to use my services. I was not upset with her at all. Claim #2-- High strung-panic-- In response to this matter. Amanda said that I showed up and hour in a 45 minutes late. What actually happened was we had set up an appointment for 3:00 for ALL her vendor's to come at that time, and I actually showed up at 2:45 to open up the venue and get things ready for her and her vendor's, and when I drove up there were people mulling around the ground's and inside my venue, (which my venue was locked) I walked in the back door that was already opened. ALL her vendor's and Her were already in there Yes I was very upset and was wondering how they even got in. I asked that questions and Amanda said" I came through a window and let everyone in". She BROKE into my venue and had been there an hour and 45 minutes before our schedule appointment without my knowledge. I do not feel that I over reacted on this matter. It was a very terrible feeling having people in my venue without my knowledge. We are a gated ranch and people have to call to get in, accept during their events. I feel that what she is accusing me of is completely not what happened. We at Spanish Oaks Ranch fulfilled everything on her contract and more!!
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Private User
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Spanish Oaks Ranch is an amazing venue on the Central Coast for a larger size wedding. The grounds, patio, and indoor space are immaculate and well taken care of. Jamie, the owner and on-site coordinator, was so wonderful to work with. She's so easy going and flexible and now even offers a wide range of rentals that can help you save on rental costs. I did not have any communication or responsiveness issues like a previous bride complained of.

The venue is completely BYO so you are in charge of finding and arranging all your vendors from food to florist to rentals. For someone like me, this was perfect and really allowed me to plan my day with no restrictions. From talking with other brides this is can also be a huge cost savings! Jamie has tons of great suggestions on ways to use the venue and vendors that she has worked with in the past. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and I can't recommend Spanish Oaks Ranch enough. Our family and friends kept raving on how beautiful the venue was! Thank you Jamie!!
Spanish Oaks Ranch is an amazing venue on the Central Coast for a larger size wedding. The grounds, patio, and indoor Read more...
Spanish Oaks Ranch is an amazing venue on the Central Coast for a larger size wedding. The grounds, patio, and indoor space are immaculate and well taken care of. Jamie, the owner and on-site coordinator, was so wonderful to work with. She's so easy going and flexible and now even offers a wide range of rentals that can help you save on rental costs. I did not have any communication or responsiveness issues like a previous bride complained of.

The venue is completely BYO so you are in charge of finding and arranging all your vendors from food to florist to rentals. For someone like me, this was perfect and really allowed me to plan my day with no restrictions. From talking with other brides this is can also be a huge cost savings! Jamie has tons of great suggestions on ways to use the venue and vendors that she has worked with in the past. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and I can't recommend Spanish Oaks Ranch enough. Our family and friends kept raving on how beautiful the venue was! Thank you Jamie!! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We were lucky enough to have our wedding here recently and we were so happy with our choice! It is one of the most beautiful places I have seen on the central coast!

Jamie, who runs the venue, was so easy to work with! I think we went out there 5 or 6 times to take various family members/vendors out to see the place and she was always more than accommodating! She is so sweet and so flexible with whatever we wanted to do!

I would definitely recommend Spanish Oaks Ranch to anyone who wants a gorgeous country setting for their wedding!
We were lucky enough to have our wedding here recently and we were so happy with our choice! It is one of the most Read more...
We were lucky enough to have our wedding here recently and we were so happy with our choice! It is one of the most beautiful places I have seen on the central coast!

Jamie, who runs the venue, was so easy to work with! I think we went out there 5 or 6 times to take various family members/vendors out to see the place and she was always more than accommodating! She is so sweet and so flexible with whatever we wanted to do!

I would definitely recommend Spanish Oaks Ranch to anyone who wants a gorgeous country setting for their wedding! Read less
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jess
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Jamie was great to work with and her family's property is amazing! We had 175 people and hosted everyone outside in September and danced under the stars. It was a perfect. I wanted to get married closer to the pond but ended up opting for under the oak tree, I am so glad we did. The oak tree and mountains made for a great backdrop in all of the pictures. I loved that the facility offers amenities such as easily accessible restrooms, kitchen area with refrigerators, and bridal suite.
Jamie was great to work with and her family's property is amazing! We had 175 people and hosted everyone outside in Read more...
Jamie was great to work with and her family's property is amazing! We had 175 people and hosted everyone outside in September and danced under the stars. It was a perfect. I wanted to get married closer to the pond but ended up opting for under the oak tree, I am so glad we did. The oak tree and mountains made for a great backdrop in all of the pictures. I loved that the facility offers amenities such as easily accessible restrooms, kitchen area with refrigerators, and bridal suite. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
4/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Hidden away just off the freeway at Santa Margarita is this beautiful Venue that my husband and I were so lucky to have held our wedding at. It was built just for weddings, including a bridal suite, a great balcony area and separate room for the men, plenty of restrooms, a beautiful ballroom like inside complete with chandelliers and heated floors! and a caterers kitchen. That's just the inside! The grounds are amazing, gorgeous lake (pond) to the back of the house, majestic oak trees, a patio with gazebo, area for BBQ pit, little stream beds with bridges, and statues galore! The parking area is large and fenced in. Jamie, our lovely venue coordinator was warm and friendly and instantly became a part of the wedding. They are flexible, proffessional, and like a big family! They have a bed and breakfast just up the hill from the venue with her amazing parents Mr. & Mrs. Hendrix. It is by far the most amazing deal in this area not only on cost, but also for everything you get for your money. I could not have imagined a better place, especially since our first venue cancelled on us. I recommend this venue for any event, its beautiful!
Hidden away just off the freeway at Santa Margarita is this beautiful Venue that my husband and I were so lucky to have Read more...
Hidden away just off the freeway at Santa Margarita is this beautiful Venue that my husband and I were so lucky to have held our wedding at. It was built just for weddings, including a bridal suite, a great balcony area and separate room for the men, plenty of restrooms, a beautiful ballroom like inside complete with chandelliers and heated floors! and a caterers kitchen. That's just the inside! The grounds are amazing, gorgeous lake (pond) to the back of the house, majestic oak trees, a patio with gazebo, area for BBQ pit, little stream beds with bridges, and statues galore! The parking area is large and fenced in. Jamie, our lovely venue coordinator was warm and friendly and instantly became a part of the wedding. They are flexible, proffessional, and like a big family! They have a bed and breakfast just up the hill from the venue with her amazing parents Mr. & Mrs. Hendrix. It is by far the most amazing deal in this area not only on cost, but also for everything you get for your money. I could not have imagined a better place, especially since our first venue cancelled on us. I recommend this venue for any event, its beautiful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.2/5.0
Pros: This is a breathtaking venue. It has so many options for a ceremony: lake, grass, barn, patio, and oak trees. I love that it had a built in professional kitchen, parking, grooms den, and bridal suite. I saved a lot of money, because they provided chairs and tables. They are by far the most flexible venue that we came across.

Cons: It is PERFECT for DIY brides who can create their ideal setting. It's not great for brides that really need a sense of control or quick answers. As with other reviews, communication could be improved. You just have to be on top of what you need or want and not be afraid to ask for it. Its up to you to remember payments, ask about options, time, ect. Our caterer (Epic Wedding) and florist (Bloom n Grow) pretty much did everything for us, so it worked out great. There was a thing about insurance the afternoon of our wedding, which I found quite stressful and unprofessional, but overall a great venue.
Pros: This is a breathtaking venue. It has so many options for a ceremony: lake, grass, barn, patio, and oak trees. I love Read more...
Pros: This is a breathtaking venue. It has so many options for a ceremony: lake, grass, barn, patio, and oak trees. I love that it had a built in professional kitchen, parking, grooms den, and bridal suite. I saved a lot of money, because they provided chairs and tables. They are by far the most flexible venue that we came across.

Cons: It is PERFECT for DIY brides who can create their ideal setting. It's not great for brides that really need a sense of control or quick answers. As with other reviews, communication could be improved. You just have to be on top of what you need or want and not be afraid to ask for it. Its up to you to remember payments, ask about options, time, ect. Our caterer (Epic Wedding) and florist (Bloom n Grow) pretty much did everything for us, so it worked out great. There was a thing about insurance the afternoon of our wedding, which I found quite stressful and unprofessional, but overall a great venue. Read less
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Kim + Matt
Wedding:
10/23/2010
3.8/5.0
Spanish Oaks Ranch is a gorgeous venue along the Central Coast, in Santa Margarita. After looking at a half dozen sites in California, we selected SOR for our wedding. We fell in love with the oak tree ceremony site; a gorgeous spot with rolling hills and a lake in the distance. There is also an indoor space, which was perfect for our reception as it was too chilly in October to hold the event all outdoors.

Loved that they let us select all of our vendors and bring in our own alcohol and rentals; in fact, that was one of the selling points of the space.

To be honest, the only downfall with the space is communication. They're not super responsive and you need to follow-up often to make sure that your requests are being attended to. But, when we did have an issue on site the night of our wedding (a toilet apparently needed attention--something you never anticipate!), the staff was there to manage it.

If you're looking for a private, somewhat rural and bucolic spot in the area and don't want to be confined by the limitations of wineries, take a look at Spanish Oaks Ranch. It's beautiful!
Spanish Oaks Ranch is a gorgeous venue along the Central Coast, in Santa Margarita. After looking at a half dozen sites in Read more...
Spanish Oaks Ranch is a gorgeous venue along the Central Coast, in Santa Margarita. After looking at a half dozen sites in California, we selected SOR for our wedding. We fell in love with the oak tree ceremony site; a gorgeous spot with rolling hills and a lake in the distance. There is also an indoor space, which was perfect for our reception as it was too chilly in October to hold the event all outdoors.

Loved that they let us select all of our vendors and bring in our own alcohol and rentals; in fact, that was one of the selling points of the space.

To be honest, the only downfall with the space is communication. They're not super responsive and you need to follow-up often to make sure that your requests are being attended to. But, when we did have an issue on site the night of our wedding (a toilet apparently needed attention--something you never anticipate!), the staff was there to manage it.

If you're looking for a private, somewhat rural and bucolic spot in the area and don't want to be confined by the limitations of wineries, take a look at Spanish Oaks Ranch. It's beautiful! Read less
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ashandevan
Wedding:
8/21/2010
3.8/5.0
Absolute the best on the Central Coast of California. Many different places at the Ranch to have your ceremony and reception. Indoor/Outdoor options. We are very pleased with this place, our only issue we had was that it was hard to communicate with the coordinator. But when it came time to the wedding day they were fast and orderly to set up and help with whatever needed. Love Love Love this place. After it all, it was all worth it!
Absolute the best on the Central Coast of California. Many different places at the Ranch to have your ceremony and Read more...
Absolute the best on the Central Coast of California. Many different places at the Ranch to have your ceremony and reception. Indoor/Outdoor options. We are very pleased with this place, our only issue we had was that it was hard to communicate with the coordinator. But when it came time to the wedding day they were fast and orderly to set up and help with whatever needed. Love Love Love this place. After it all, it was all worth it! Read less
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