Spanish Oaks Ranch
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!
The venue itself is beautiful and scenic. However, Jamie, who is the point of contact for the place is not nice, has an attitude and is abrasive. She has extremely poor customer service skills and is racist. She does not want to do business with anyone that is not caucasion nor is a native English speaker.
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!
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.
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!
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!