About Calamigos Ranch Weddings

Nestled in the heart of Malibu Wine Country in the Santa Monica Mountains, Calamigos Ranch is a premier destination desginated for events such as company picnics, conferences, and private getaways. A 130-acre oasis of oaks, evergreens, and bubbling water features situated just outside Los Angeles, it’s the perfect destination for your otherworldly wedding.

The ranch has been a rich part of Malibu’s history since 1937. Before the small town was known worldwide as a getaway for wellness, relaxation, and events, Grant and Helen Walter Gerson saw its potential. They envisioned a beautiful property where people could experience nature and leisure together close to everything Malibu has to offer.

And they made that vision happen. Their success allowed their son Glen and his wife Mon-Li to continue their dream, building and restoring the acres of wine country into what it is today: a special events location in Southern California like none other.

Bridal Party Shots at Calamigos Ranch

Calamigos Ranch Malibu affords wedding parties the use of a bridal suite for two hours prior to the wedding. You and your bridesmaids can relax, prepare for the day, and make memories together. It’s also the perfect time for some bridal party photography among the natural wonders of the ranch.

We are honored when you trust Lin and Jirsa Wedding Photography to capture all of the moments of your monumental day, big and small. Click here to learn why it’s beneficial to choose one company like Lin and Jirsa to meet all of your photography and videography needs.

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Couple’s Session at Calamigos Ranch

There are many spots for whimsical photos that capture the uniqueness of your relationship, from the bridges to the waterfalls to the canopies of trees. But there isn’t a more iconic spot than at the ranch’s colorful ferris wheel, a feature you won’t find at any other outdoor wedding venue in the Los Angeles area.


Wedding Ceremony at Calamigos Ranch

Calamigos Ranch offers four ethereal venues for your wedding ceremony and celebration. The Garden Patio, pictured below, is a lovely spot where you can wed under a rustic arch, with up to 280 of your loved ones looking on. If you choose the Ranch House for your reception, you can have your ceremony in the a beautiful meadow. Or near the Cottage Pavillion, you can have your ceremony under a grand, old California oak tree. Or at the Oaks, you can say your vows on a deck with a semicircular waterfall in the background.

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Wedding Reception at Calamigos Ranch

You can also hold your reception in a number of locations: the rustic Dining Room, the Ranch House, or outdoors on the Pavillion or next to the pond. Each unique site celebrates the natural beauty to be found at Calamigos Ranch.

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Engagement Sessions at Calamigos Ranch

At Lin and Jirsa, we also love to shoot engagement photos at this location. There are plenty of spots that are perfect for late-afternoon, sunset, or evening photos. And again, you can’t beat that ferris wheel.


Q-How many guests can I invite to my Calamigos Ranch wedding?

A-The largest venue on site is the Cottage Pavillion, which allows for up to 500 seated guests at a reception.

Q-Can I choose my own caterer?

A-Calamigos Ranch asks you to choose their superb on-site caterer, who will plan a menu that includes farm-fresh ingredients grown on the property and other locally sourced foods.

Q-Can we stay the night at the venue?

A-Yes! The venue has a couple of intimate accommodations that you can rent for your wedding night and never have to leave the property on your wedding day.

Calamigos Ranch is located at 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265.

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