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The Ranch at Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach , CA

LOCATION

31106 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA US 92651 (map)

PHONE

949-499-9534

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

As during the last forty years Aliso Creek remains one of the most cherished locations for secluded weddings in Southern California. With inspiring views of our verdant canyons and golf... Read more
As during the last forty years Aliso Creek remains one of the most cherished locations for secluded weddings in Southern California. With inspiring views of our verdant canyons and golf course, the fresh ocean air and abundant outdoor banquet space makes Aliso Creek a location like none other. As countless have discovered… you have to see it for yourself.

Our wedding packages have been designed to encompass just about everything needed for a brilliant wedding. Whether you choose Love, Honor or Cherish. Each package includes the elements that will make your wedding one that will be remembered for a lifetime.

Our talented culinary and event team will work with you in crafting an event unique to you, a reflection of your desires and dreams.

These packages are just a start – of course we can help you design an event from storyboard to I do. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1960
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Historic Site, Inn / Bed & Breakfast
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Modern, Vintage
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
64
Number of suites
33
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
85
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at Aliso Creek Inn overlooking the golf course. It's the the most beautiful and unique location. I wouldn't even trade this spot for the Montage! When you drive up the hill from PCH you feel yourself leaving the craziness of Orange County and entering a tropical island that's secluded by several mountains, a huge lush golf course and beautiful palm trees. Krystal was our coordinator and she's amazing! She knows the property inside and out and was prompt to answer all our emails and phone calls. She helped us organize our timelines along with decor ideas and gave us do's and don'ts of what works best. The staff at Aliso Creek was also superb. Every time my husband or I couldn't find where we left our champagne glass one of the waiters quickly found it. The whole evening was perfect! It was my fairy tale come true, under the stars. xo
We had our reception at Aliso Creek Inn overlooking the golf course. It's the the most beautiful and unique location. I Read more...
We had our reception at Aliso Creek Inn overlooking the golf course. It's the the most beautiful and unique location. I wouldn't even trade this spot for the Montage! When you drive up the hill from PCH you feel yourself leaving the craziness of Orange County and entering a tropical island that's secluded by several mountains, a huge lush golf course and beautiful palm trees. Krystal was our coordinator and she's amazing! She knows the property inside and out and was prompt to answer all our emails and phone calls. She helped us organize our timelines along with decor ideas and gave us do's and don'ts of what works best. The staff at Aliso Creek was also superb. Every time my husband or I couldn't find where we left our champagne glass one of the waiters quickly found it. The whole evening was perfect! It was my fairy tale come true, under the stars. xo Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Awesome job! Great food, beautiful setting, fantastic staff, and the wedding coordinator (Krystal) was amazing! She knew what she was doing, made everything run smoothly, and always friendly. :)
Awesome job! Great food, beautiful setting, fantastic staff, and the wedding coordinator (Krystal) was amazing! She knew Read more...
Awesome job! Great food, beautiful setting, fantastic staff, and the wedding coordinator (Krystal) was amazing! She knew what she was doing, made everything run smoothly, and always friendly. :) Read less
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tiffany
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at Aliso Creek Inn on 9/10/2011. It was gorgeous!! The food was amazing, everyone told us that is the best food they have had at any wedding :) Working with Krystal was great, she was kind and very helpful with every detail for our wedding! I would highley recommend this to any couple looking for a great venue!
We recently got married at Aliso Creek Inn on 9/10/2011. It was gorgeous!! The food was amazing, everyone told us that is Read more...
We recently got married at Aliso Creek Inn on 9/10/2011. It was gorgeous!! The food was amazing, everyone told us that is the best food they have had at any wedding :) Working with Krystal was great, she was kind and very helpful with every detail for our wedding! I would highley recommend this to any couple looking for a great venue! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The first time my husband and I saw Aliso Creek it took our breath away, literally. We could not have asked for a better geographic location (right across the street from the beach), or a more beautiful back drop against which to get married. The new wedding sales representative at Aliso creek is wonderful. Her name is Krystal, and she went above and beyond for our wedding. Without her there was potential for quite a bit to go wrong, but because of her help and hard work our wedding went off perfectly. She even came in on her day off to make sure our menu tasting went well. Krystal was also great in answering e-mails and phone calls promptly. My husband and I planned our wedding from Pennsylvania, and Krystal helped to make it a very easy process. The ceremony location is absolutely beautiful, and the rain site was a great alternative. Aliso creek is beautiful, has lovely, professional, flexible staff, and I would definitely recommend it as a wedding location for anyone who wants to have the perfect wedding!
The first time my husband and I saw Aliso Creek it took our breath away, literally. We could not have asked for a better Read more...
The first time my husband and I saw Aliso Creek it took our breath away, literally. We could not have asked for a better geographic location (right across the street from the beach), or a more beautiful back drop against which to get married. The new wedding sales representative at Aliso creek is wonderful. Her name is Krystal, and she went above and beyond for our wedding. Without her there was potential for quite a bit to go wrong, but because of her help and hard work our wedding went off perfectly. She even came in on her day off to make sure our menu tasting went well. Krystal was also great in answering e-mails and phone calls promptly. My husband and I planned our wedding from Pennsylvania, and Krystal helped to make it a very easy process. The ceremony location is absolutely beautiful, and the rain site was a great alternative. Aliso creek is beautiful, has lovely, professional, flexible staff, and I would definitely recommend it as a wedding location for anyone who wants to have the perfect wedding! Read less
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Nina Y
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I only had my wedding ceremony at Aliso Creek Golf Course (my reception was too large) and even though it rained, everything was amazing. Nicole was great to work with. She was responsive to all of my questions and made sure everything was taken care of for my rain backup, especially considering we had to go with Plan C. This venue is nestled in Laguna Beach and it's a steal. The scenery is amazing, the outdoor pictures I did manage to shoot get were amazing.
I only had my wedding ceremony at Aliso Creek Golf Course (my reception was too large) and even though it rained, Read more...
I only had my wedding ceremony at Aliso Creek Golf Course (my reception was too large) and even though it rained, everything was amazing. Nicole was great to work with. She was responsive to all of my questions and made sure everything was taken care of for my rain backup, especially considering we had to go with Plan C. This venue is nestled in Laguna Beach and it's a steal. The scenery is amazing, the outdoor pictures I did manage to shoot get were amazing. Read less
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abra
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.6/5.0
We chose Aliso Creek because most of our guests were traveling from out of town and we loved the idea of everyone staying on site for the entire week!!! We had our ceremony outside on the lawn and our reception inside the main ballroom. Everything turned out perfect! All of our guests had an amazing time! Nicole was great for the entire 15 months of my planning process! She was always quick to respond to my emails or frantic phone calls and was always a calming voice on the other line!!! The food was so amazing! We never did a tasting and didnt have very high expectations because we were getting such a great deal on the price, so we were truly blown away by the presentation and the over all quality!! The only problem we had was with the banquet manger towards the end of the night not letting us pay for an additional hour, but I have learned that he is no longer employed at Aliso Creek! Overall, we had an amazing experience and would absolutely choose Aliso Creek again!
We chose Aliso Creek because most of our guests were traveling from out of town and we loved the idea of everyone staying Read more...
We chose Aliso Creek because most of our guests were traveling from out of town and we loved the idea of everyone staying on site for the entire week!!! We had our ceremony outside on the lawn and our reception inside the main ballroom. Everything turned out perfect! All of our guests had an amazing time! Nicole was great for the entire 15 months of my planning process! She was always quick to respond to my emails or frantic phone calls and was always a calming voice on the other line!!! The food was so amazing! We never did a tasting and didnt have very high expectations because we were getting such a great deal on the price, so we were truly blown away by the presentation and the over all quality!! The only problem we had was with the banquet manger towards the end of the night not letting us pay for an additional hour, but I have learned that he is no longer employed at Aliso Creek! Overall, we had an amazing experience and would absolutely choose Aliso Creek again! Read less
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elizabethryan23
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.4/5.0
This is an absolutely beautiful place to get married! We got so many compliments and everything went very smoothly. I am so happy we picked the Aliso Creek Inn!
This is an absolutely beautiful place to get married! We got so many compliments and everything went very smoothly. I am Read more...
This is an absolutely beautiful place to get married! We got so many compliments and everything went very smoothly. I am so happy we picked the Aliso Creek Inn! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/4/2013
4.1/5.0
Aliso Creek Inn was the perfect choice for us. It was beautiful, elegant, picturesque, a great price, and served amazing food. The backdrops are phenomenal if you are having an outdoor wedding, and the inside is very pretty too. The food service manager, Eduardo, and his staff, are beyond outstanding as well. The ONLY thing that prevented me from giving this location a perfect score was the wedding coordinator. She was quick to get frustrated by things she was paid to do, such as answer emails, and she was rude to my wedding party at the rehearsal and while we were getting ready the day of because we were running late. Also, some of the important questions I asked via email went unanswered or her answers didn't match with what she later expected. Overall, she didn't make me or my wedding party feel relaxed or that it was important we were having a good time. It seemed all about staying on exact schedule, no matter if we didn't get the pictures we wanted and so forth. However, she did a good job organizing everything and making sure there were no major problems. Fortunately, she was able to make the actual day a pleasant experience. I would beyond recommend this place if you are on a budget or have all the money in the world; it's beautiful and all other services are outstanding. I am still receiving compliments on our wedding weeks later, with people saying it was the most gorgeous place and the best time they've had at a wedding. :)
Aliso Creek Inn was the perfect choice for us. It was beautiful, elegant, picturesque, a great price, and served amazing Read more...
Aliso Creek Inn was the perfect choice for us. It was beautiful, elegant, picturesque, a great price, and served amazing food. The backdrops are phenomenal if you are having an outdoor wedding, and the inside is very pretty too. The food service manager, Eduardo, and his staff, are beyond outstanding as well. The ONLY thing that prevented me from giving this location a perfect score was the wedding coordinator. She was quick to get frustrated by things she was paid to do, such as answer emails, and she was rude to my wedding party at the rehearsal and while we were getting ready the day of because we were running late. Also, some of the important questions I asked via email went unanswered or her answers didn't match with what she later expected. Overall, she didn't make me or my wedding party feel relaxed or that it was important we were having a good time. It seemed all about staying on exact schedule, no matter if we didn't get the pictures we wanted and so forth. However, she did a good job organizing everything and making sure there were no major problems. Fortunately, she was able to make the actual day a pleasant experience. I would beyond recommend this place if you are on a budget or have all the money in the world; it's beautiful and all other services are outstanding. I am still receiving compliments on our wedding weeks later, with people saying it was the most gorgeous place and the best time they've had at a wedding. :) Read less
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The Ranch at Laguna Beach responded with the following comments:

This is my first negative review and I am truly affected by it. I’m not sure what exactly happen, maybe personalities clashed or I was not being my regular self. I think the first problem may have been that I didn’t define my roll verses a “coordinators” roll the best I could have. I am the Sales and Catering Manager with the Venue. I do assist with some of the planning, but I am mostly the day of person. I know this does not excuse the rudeness and frustration that was perceived. It honestly made me feel better that you accepted my apology for the unpleasant year of planning through the email I sent you. I was also extremely happy to hear that your wedding day was still a wonderful success. It certainly was beautiful!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.0/5.0
Aliso Creek was a beautiful venue. You would never even think of a Canyon venue in this location but it was great. The food was outstanding. The executive chef met with us and was very fleixble with the menu. Was some of the best food we have had at a wedding. Was a great value as well.
Aliso Creek was a beautiful venue. You would never even think of a Canyon venue in this location but it was great. The Read more...
Aliso Creek was a beautiful venue. You would never even think of a Canyon venue in this location but it was great. The food was outstanding. The executive chef met with us and was very fleixble with the menu. Was some of the best food we have had at a wedding. Was a great value as well. Read less
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jasonandpearlhopkins
Wedding:
8/6/2010
3.8/5.0
Aliso Creek Inn is a beautiful place to get married. Although the wedding staff was inflexible and at times very unhelpful in preparing for our event I would not have changed our venue for anything. The canyon is beautiful and the food was AMAZING. I wish the satff would not have been so unkind to our guests and vendors.

I do wish we could have stayed longer into the evening; however, much of that sits in the Laguna Beach Canyon's hands and not the venue. I would NEVER recommend to a bride and groom to stay the night at the Inn. The rooms are outdated and not at the caliber of a Wedding night.
Aliso Creek Inn is a beautiful place to get married. Although the wedding staff was inflexible and at times very unhelpful Read more...
Aliso Creek Inn is a beautiful place to get married. Although the wedding staff was inflexible and at times very unhelpful in preparing for our event I would not have changed our venue for anything. The canyon is beautiful and the food was AMAZING. I wish the satff would not have been so unkind to our guests and vendors.

I do wish we could have stayed longer into the evening; however, much of that sits in the Laguna Beach Canyon's hands and not the venue. I would NEVER recommend to a bride and groom to stay the night at the Inn. The rooms are outdated and not at the caliber of a Wedding night. Read less
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Future Mrs. C.
Wedding:
6/12/2010
2.6/5.0
We recently were married at Aliso Creek Golf course. The setting is amazing. The wedding coordinator Nicole, responded well to any emails or questions I had, but when it came to the day of the wedding, it seemed like she cared less. Several vendors were not impressed by Nicole. As we were being announced to the reception, I wanted to see the cake, and the cake was not even put out. We had to tell the staff to put the cake out. Isnt the cake a main attraction at a wedding? Poor service the day of.
We recently were married at Aliso Creek Golf course. The setting is amazing. The wedding coordinator Nicole, responded Read more...
We recently were married at Aliso Creek Golf course. The setting is amazing. The wedding coordinator Nicole, responded well to any emails or questions I had, but when it came to the day of the wedding, it seemed like she cared less. Several vendors were not impressed by Nicole. As we were being announced to the reception, I wanted to see the cake, and the cake was not even put out. We had to tell the staff to put the cake out. Isnt the cake a main attraction at a wedding? Poor service the day of. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/19/2011
1.0/5.0
We just recently had our wedding there. The wedding location is amazingly beautiful, the wedding coordinator was nice, and it's one of the least expensive places to marry in the O.C. The coordinator answered all of my emails within hours of sending them. My problem is with their catering. The food took 2 extra hours to come out then what was planned. We even had to go back there two or three times to ask them to bring out the food which is absolutely ridiculous. We had done a food tasting months before and the food was amazing. We ended up ordering filet mignon and mahi mahi. Well, that's not what we got at the wedding. The meat was like eating a rubber band and about 95% of my guests complained that their mahi mahi was raw in the center. We also spent a few hundred extra dollars to rent a projector which we also had to remind them twice to bring out and set up for us. You should never had to remind someone to do their jobs! They also threw away our handmade cake toppers that were very expensive and special to us and now we have nothing to show for it. The gift I bought for my husband as our wedding present was stolen from his room. He forgot a jacket and card in the room when we left for pictures and everything was accounted for and returned to us from the hotel staff except his brand new present. The wedding coordinator on the day was not the one we had been working with for months and she seemed extremely stressed out and frustrated with us. We seemed rushed through everything/ pictures only to get back and had to wait for our food for hours. Overall it wasn't super inexpensive when all is said and done and for the money we expected more. The food was a total fail, our cake toppers were thrown out, and things were stolen from rooms we used. We wrote multiple emails to the coordinator and manager with our complaints and there was no response. This place is absolutely unprofessional and I would NEVER recommend having a wedding there...EVER!!
We just recently had our wedding there. The wedding location is amazingly beautiful, the wedding coordinator was nice, and Read more...
We just recently had our wedding there. The wedding location is amazingly beautiful, the wedding coordinator was nice, and it's one of the least expensive places to marry in the O.C. The coordinator answered all of my emails within hours of sending them. My problem is with their catering. The food took 2 extra hours to come out then what was planned. We even had to go back there two or three times to ask them to bring out the food which is absolutely ridiculous. We had done a food tasting months before and the food was amazing. We ended up ordering filet mignon and mahi mahi. Well, that's not what we got at the wedding. The meat was like eating a rubber band and about 95% of my guests complained that their mahi mahi was raw in the center. We also spent a few hundred extra dollars to rent a projector which we also had to remind them twice to bring out and set up for us. You should never had to remind someone to do their jobs! They also threw away our handmade cake toppers that were very expensive and special to us and now we have nothing to show for it. The gift I bought for my husband as our wedding present was stolen from his room. He forgot a jacket and card in the room when we left for pictures and everything was accounted for and returned to us from the hotel staff except his brand new present. The wedding coordinator on the day was not the one we had been working with for months and she seemed extremely stressed out and frustrated with us. We seemed rushed through everything/ pictures only to get back and had to wait for our food for hours. Overall it wasn't super inexpensive when all is said and done and for the money we expected more. The food was a total fail, our cake toppers were thrown out, and things were stolen from rooms we used. We wrote multiple emails to the coordinator and manager with our complaints and there was no response. This place is absolutely unprofessional and I would NEVER recommend having a wedding there...EVER!! Read less
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