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May 28, 2008updated Feb 08, 2013

San Ysidro Ranch Is The Classic California Choice For Intimate, Elegant Weddings

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Santa Barbara, CA – San Ysidro Ranch, a Rosewood Resort, lives up to its reputation for romance with various wedding offerings, all designed to cater to the couple in love.

WHAT: Two packages plus two additional options for the most discriminating couple’s ideal wedding.

WHY: Listen to the legends: Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier wed in the garden in 1940, and John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned here in 1953. Restored to its original perfection after a $150 million renovation completed last year, the Ranch remains a classic hideaway for celebrating romance.

The Kennedy Cottage Wedding Package

Perfect for:
Experienced couples who need not worry over every detail; let the Ranch take care of everything Picture it: Exchange vows on your enclosed, expansive deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean, then celebrate with your 40 closest family and friends Of note: Soak up the romantic history while inside the same walls where John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned in 1953

Package includes:
– Accommodation in the Kennedy Cottage: Two master bedrooms, oversized bathrooms, three masonry fireplaces, expansive deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a large hot tub
– – Accommodations in 3 one-bedroom cottage and 1 junior suite for the wedding party
– – Custom wedding arch or chuppah
– – Bouquet and boutonniere, designed by local florist S.R. Hogue
– – Choice of 2 hot and 2 cold hors d’oeuvres passed for 30 minutes
– – Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label champagne toast – Valet parking for off-property guests
– – Custom two-tiered wedding cake, created by the Ranch’s pastry chef
– – Includes wedding ceremony site and coordination fees
– – Two nights Sunday-Thursday: $16,500; weekend three night package: $25,000

The Cottage Wedding Package

Perfect for:
Couples seeking a quiet elopement Picture it: Just the two of you, perhaps your pup as a witness, in a romantic cottage to begin life as a married couple Of note: Lose all of the stress but none of the romance and beauty of a big wedding

Package includes:
– Two or three nights in a Cottage or Junior suite: Large private deck with sunken hot tub and outdoor rain shower
– – Guaranteed upgrade to the largest and most romantic Cottage or one-bedroom suites, midweek, based on availability
– – Special wedding amenity upon arrival
– – Bouquet and boutonniere from local florist Nico Designs
– – Custom two-tiered wedding cake created by the Ranch’s pastry chef (to serve up to 15 guests)
– – Wedding ceremony site and coordination fee included
– – From $4,000 for two nights Sunday through Thursday; from $6,500 for weekend three night

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Colman Cottage Wedding*

Perfect for:
Couples with a party of up to 50 seeking a more formal, seated reception Picture it: After exchanging vows on the stone-paved patio, move just inside the French doors for lunch or dinner in the elegant Colman Cottage Of note: It’s the Ranch’s largest wedding venue, while still capturing the intimacy with residential décor and a fireplace

Garden Wedding & Stonehouse Reception*

Perfect for:
Laid back couples who will enjoy a sunlit morning ceremony followed by a brunch or luncheon event in the Ranch’s historic Stonehouse Restaurant Picture it: Exchange vows among the colorful, fragrant flowers of the Ranch’s Old English garden Of note: Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty: the garden is the spot where Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged midnight vows in 1940

*Room and food & beverage minimums and site fees apply

WHERE: San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort, 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, California 93108, (805) 565-1700, (800) 368-6788 toll free,,

A Ty Warner Property:
San Ysidro Ranch, A Rosewood Resort is part of Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts, LLC, founded by entrepreneur Ty Warner for the purpose of acquiring one-of-a-kind luxury properties throughout the world. TWH&R’s portfolio includes: Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico; Four Seasons Hotel New York; Four Seasons Biltmore and Coral Casino Beach & Cabana Club, both in Santa Barbara, California; and San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts: Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos, Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, please call 888-ROSEWOOD, or visit

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