Rancho del Cielo

P.O. Box 6704
Malibu, Ca 90265
(310) 589-9398
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Average Base Cost: $29,000

Average base cost for a Ranch del Cielo wedding is calculated by figuring a 125person guest list on a Saturday night using their “Dream Package” option and an average catering cost of $100/pp for food and beverage (since you can bring in your own)Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

 

 

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

There are several wedding packages available at Rancho del Cielo, listed below:

For smaller weddings…

Cielo Wedding:

Sunday to Friday (7 hours maximum, completed by sunset) the fee for up to 40 guests is $9,000, Saturdays are $10,000 and include the following:

  • A free two-hour consultation to help plan your Wedding Day
  • A ceremony location with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, including bridal changing room
  • A non-denominational officiant to perform your ceremony
  • A customized wedding ceremony
  • In-house DJ. Choose from an in-house playlist or bring your own on computer or iPod for the DJ to play.
  • A petite Wedding Cake and cupcakes (your choice of flavors)
  • Licensed bartender (does not include alcohol)
  • Seating for up to 40.
  • Wrought Iron Arch or Wrought Iron Chuppah

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Celeste Wedding:

Sunday to Friday (9 hours maximum) the fee for up to 80 guests is $12,000, Saturdays are $14,000 and include the following:

  • A free two-hour consultation to help plan your Wedding Day
  • A ceremony location with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, including bridal changing room
  • A non-denominational officiant to perform your ceremony
  •  A customized wedding ceremony
  • In-house DJ. Choose from an in-house playlist or bring your own on computer or iPod for the DJ to play.
  • A petite Wedding Cake and cupcakes (your choice of flavors)
  • Staff and licensed bartender (does not include alcohol)
  • Seating for up to 80.
  • Wrought Iron Arch or Wrought Iron Chuppah

For larger weddings…

Dream Wedding:

The site fee for a Dream Wedding package for up to 200 people is $7,000 for a weekday, $8,000 for Fridays, $8,500 and Sundays (except for the Sunday for a holiday weekend which is $10,000), and $9,000 for Saturdays and includes the following:

  • Use of the five garden areas surrounding the house
  • Four permanent bathrooms for your guests’ use
  • Changing room for the bride and her attendants
  • An amplification system for ceremony (includes microphone)
  • A choice of wrought-iron arches or a chuppah for your ceremony (a Mundap is also available)
  • Four speakers for reception music
  • Metal barriers to screen kitchen area
  • 15 natural white lawn umbrellas and the use of white lawn furniture
  • A 2-hour ceremony rehearsal in the week prior to your date (as long as it does not conflict with another event)
  • Clean-up, trash disposal and on-site grounds and parking supervision

 

Dream “Package” Wedding:

The site fee for a dream “package” wedding for up to 200 people is $8,000 for a weekday, $9,000 for Fridays and Sundays (except for the Sunday for a holiday weekend which is $10,000), and $10,000 for Saturdays and includes ALL OF THE DREAM WEDDING ELEMENTS ABOVE AS WELL AS THE FOLLOWING:

  • All lighting including your choice of “romantic lanterns” or “carnival lights” for the main lawn
  • A dance floor (up to 20’ x 20’)
  • Two lounge-style couches for the outdoor fireplace

 

Extras: 

The below costs will also be required from the venue:

  • An insurance policy needs to be obtained (which covers the bride and groom, and homeowners)
  • Parking Lot rental ($500 at a local church) or Cielo & Celeste’s valet parking on-site (approx.$600)
  • Shuttles contracted to transport your guests to the venue from the parking lot must be from their required shuttle carrier.
  • A wedding coordinator must be hired for the last month prior to your wedding

Note: There is also an additional $1,000 fee for a site representative for the Dream weddings only.

 

Food/Beverage: You can choose from their list of preferred caterers or bring in your own caterer for food and beverage. You can choose to buy your own alcohol and just have a caterer provide bartenders, however all alcohol MUST be served by a bonded, licensed caterer or bartending service.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Maximum seated indoors is 40; Outdoors is 200

Bridal Suite: Yes

 

 

Parking: You can choose to rent the nearby church lot or opt for on-site valet.

Food Service Type: Your choice

 

How Will Grandma Get There? Rancho del Cielo is 45 minutes from Los Angeles and LAX. Guests will most likely want to stay in Malibu, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey, Venice, or Beverly Hills.

Party On! Depending on the package you choose events can go until 11pm. However, all amplified sound must be turned off by 10 p.m. in accordance with The City of Malibu.

The Report:

Rancho del Cielo is a working olive ranch in the hills above Paradise Cove with views of the Channel Islands — Santa Catalina, San Clemente, and Santa Barbara. Not to be confused with Ronald Reagan’s vacation home northwest of Santa Barbara (also called Rancho del Cielo) this ranch in the sky is located in Malibu.

 

Woman Getting Married Says:

If you’re a Los Angeles bride looking for a wedding venue, I think the question you should be asking yourself is “Why WOULDN’T I want to get married at an outside wedding venue with a gorgeous view?” We’re one of the few cities in the country that have such idyllic weather (even if we are in a drought), and if you have a lot of out-of- town guests one thing is for sure, they’ll want to be near the beach! If you’re at the point where an ocean-view wedding venue makes sense, then I think Rancho del Cielo (as well as the Adamson House) should definitely be on your list of places to look at. I think Rancho del Cielo does a bit of a better job of offering modern conveniences (like enough permanent restrooms for guests to use on the property instead of the portable ones that would have to be used at Adamson) while still offering the same vendor flexibility (like being able to buy your own alcohol). Those are HUGE pluses that shouldn’t be overlooked, especially when considering the venue rental fee at both places. While this one is hefty, your costs will most likely even out with places that have required food and beverage caterers. Another thing to point out is that this is another venue, like Adamson, where being nestled in the hills means that while you’ll get an amazing ocean view, the drive up the hills takes getting used to. I think hiring their preferred shuttle service is the way to go, just for the convenience of your guests.

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Our Rating

7 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

8 Layout

10 Location

10 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

2 Comments

  • Hi Jill!

    That’s great to hear. And yes! Please send us your rates, and I’ll remove Tender Greens from the list. Thanks for writing in!

  • Jill Greene says:

    Thank you for this very helpful website. You have steered a couple of clients to us in the last 18 months. We will be raising our rates in the next month. Would you like me to send you the new rate sheet? Also, sadly Tender Greens no longer caters. Best, Jill

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