WED / VENUES
Vows in the Va l l e y
Just over the hill, the Santa Ynez Valley offers popular wedding venues suitable to the aesthetic tastes of almost any couple. Harkening back to a bygone era, THE ALISAL GUEST RANCH AND RESORT , 805-686-7700, alisal.com, is tucked away in the hills near Solvang, offering an elegantly rustic backdrop to your nuptials. Between the bucolic ambience of the mountainous backcountry and vistas of the sunsets in the distance, the FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE , 805-729-5537, farmhouserental.com, provides a private location amid the tranquility of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Originally opened in 1886 and recently revamped, MATTEI’S TAVERN , 805-688-3550, matteistavern.com, in downtown Los Olivos is a modern setting where pepper and palm trees dot the grounds surrounded by white wooden fences. Indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions can accommodate up to 250 guests. H A N N A H N E L S O N –
Clockwise from top right: The charming MATTEI’S TAVERN; the
Old Pueblo at THE ALISAL GUEST RANCH AND RESORT ; a
wedding reception at the FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN FARMHOUSE .
the SUNSTONE VILLA .
WINE INSPIRED With Sunstone Villa’s vineyard venue as the backdrop for this event, TOAST
EVENT DESIGN & COORDINATION
worked with Seasons Catering on a classic charcuterie bar and a threetiered cheese “wheel cake” to pair with Sunstone’s wine. Diani Living and Found Vintage Rentals layered pillows, throws, and more for a rustic feel. Says Toast planner Tamara Kesser: “We used the rich colors from the indigo fabrics and the red wine to inspire our table design and floral arrangements.” 805-960-2330. J E N N I F E R B L A I S E K R A M E R TO A S TS A NTA B A RB A RA .C O M
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PHOTOGRAPHS: MATTEI’S TAVERN, MEGAN SOREL; TOAST, LAUREN ROSS
Left to right: An event at
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