Destination I Do
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Destination Wedding Dude Ranch

Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort
Rustic weddings have been a strong trend the past few years and show no signs of slowing down. If you’re aiming for a rustic destination wedding or a laid-back, country honeymoon, a ranch might be the perfect option. Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is located in California’s Santa Barbara wine country on a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch. The sweeping landscapes and room to roam is capped off by luxurious accommodations and world class service. Alisal is a member of the Dude Ranchers’ Association which represents 100 ranches in North America and requires its members to uphold top quality and service standards.

The staff at Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort is able to work with each and every couple to customize their destination wedding or honeymoon experience. Best of all, the ranch is nearly all-inclusive with most events, meals and activities included in the cost of your stay. If you’re looking for a particular package to make planning easy, below are two packages perfect for honeymooners.

Package Includes
  • Studio accommodation for three days and two nights
  • Sparkling wine and roses on arrival
  • Welcome basket with fresh fruit, cheese and chocolate truffles
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, including wine with dinner
  • A picnic basket for two with wine
  • Unlimited activities: horseback riding on scheduled two hour rides, golf green fees, tennis, fishing pole and bait for fishing at Alisal Lake
  • One hour couples Swedish massage
  • Taxes and service charges

Package Price
$1,895 per couple

All meals are included as is recreation on two 18-hole golf courses, 100-acre lake, tennis and more.

Package Includes
  • Studio accmmodation for four days, three nights
  • Daily horseback rides and a Breakfast Ride to the historic old Adobe
  • Rodeo instruction
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Breakfast, gourmet box lunch and dinner daily
  • Gourmet wine dinner and special lakeside dinner
  • Moonlight hay ride
  • Romantic turn-down gifts
  • Taxes and service charges

Package Price
$2,550.00 per couple
For more information about Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort, visit

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