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After close to two decades of private entertaining, Rancho Bella Vista is finally available for select events on the unforgettable property. The sprawling estate is perched above 123 acres of organic walnut groves and designed for unforgettable memories.

The residence itself has a century-old feel of old Santa Barbara haciendas and an open floor plan with multiple views on either side of the estate. The land features 60' Italian Cypress’ with 6+ acres of hills and greenery, native plants woven into the landscape, lush roses, ancient Oaks and secret gardens. 

It continues to be privately owned and one of the most exclusive and enjoyable properties in the valley – the perfect mix of upscale elegance and California ranch. 

FAQ:

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No

  • What is included in usage of the site? Usage of indoor/outdoor kitchen cabana bar, full service kitchen with ice-maker (which conveniently serves a bar area opening to covered cabana), usage of (2) outdoor fireplaces, access to large hotel-size fountains, (2) outdoor full bathrooms, usage of surrounding grounds (123 acres of walnut groves & olive trees), and usage of open grass area for reception & band (plus plug-ins for electric).

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50 

  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 180. Rancho Bella Vista can accommodate many more but due to the complexity of parking we limit to 180.

  • Is there parking for guest's cars on site?  No. The location of the estate has a 4-mile private road. Transportation will need to be arranged. Guests can be picked up at the bottom of Hwy 246 and Refugio Rd or Mission Santa Ines. 

  • What transportation and access is available? Parking pergola for bus parking and additional circular parking at property for service vehicles.

  • Do you have a preferred transportation reference. Yes, Jump on the School Bus has worked with Rancho Bella Vista on several occasions. Special pricing is offered for the wedding party.

  • What lighting is included with the venue?  Ambient cabana lighting, Monrovian Star lights in oak trees with dimmers, exterior spot-lighting in trees surrounding the property. Additional lighting is required for safety of guests.

  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Engagement parties, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, & Bridal Shower

  • What event services do you offer?  Partial lighting, wifi, bathrooms, 14 throw rugs, cleaning service following the event, and an onsite property manager.

  • What furniture is available for use?  All cabana & patio furniture at upper deck,  (2) high-top tables, (6) chairs & umbrellas at viewing area, oak bench & patio furniture, and wine barrel tables. Management will coordinate with wedding planner as to location or removal.

  • How far are you from:

    • 15 Minutes to Old Mission Santa Ynes

    • 18 Minutes to Downtown Solvang

    • 22 Minutes to Los Olivos

    • 55 Minutes to Santa Barbara

    • 2.5 Hours to Santa Monica