Weddings

Carmel Valley’s Premier Wedding Destination

Carmel Valley’s Premier Wedding Destination

Holman Ranch is elegant and sophisticated, yet charming and cozy. Imagine wine tasting in stunning vineyards, exchanging vows among the rolling hills, and enjoying 400 acres all to yourselves. That’s what a wedding weekend at Holman Ranch is like.

The focal point of the property is its recently restored 1928 Carmel Stone Hacienda. This magical estate sits atop a grassy hill and offers breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains.

But there’s so much more. With a breadth of options, picturesque Holman Ranch has enough space and options to keep you occupied for days.

We only hold one wedding at a time, ensuring an exclusive, intimate getaway for you and your guests.

Contact us for more information or to arrange a site visit.

At Holman Ranch, we have an assortment of wedding spaces and packages, which can accommodate up to 500 guests or as few as 2 guests.

Check out our Event Spaces page to learn more about the various areas on property and how they’re often used.

What past brides, family members, and others have to say…

No Decor Needed!

“Holman is even more beautiful than the pictures and everyone is SO nice and helpful. We barely needed or used additional decor because the grounds were gorgeous exactly the way that they are.”

– Laura

Bride
Incredible Venue

“We had our wedding here and it was magical. All of our guests couldn't believe how incredible the venue was, and neither could we. It was perfect in every way.”

– Lindsay

Bride
Wonderful Team

"The team at Holman is wonderful - very responsive, helped with anything we needed. Holman Ranch itself is so beautiful. So many of our guests told us it was the most beautiful wedding they've ever been to.”

– Gillian

Bride
Magical

“Holman Ranch is a truly magical place to get married and the team is top notch. Almost all of my guests said that it was the best venue that they had ever been to, and I absolutely agree. I am so happy that we were lucky enough to get married in this perfect place.”

– Katie

Bride
Felt like a movie!

“Everyone kept telling us our wedding felt like a movie because of the gorgeous scenery! Guests also loved the wine. I'd highly recommend Holman Ranch for your wedding. All our guests keep telling us ours was the best wedding they've ever been to!”

– Michaela

Bride
Breathtaking

"I was just blown away at how organized everyone was at this venue. They were there to help with a smile every step of the way. If you are a bride looking for a venue I highly recommend this location. It is breathtaking, and the staff at are a joy to work with.”

– AnnaMarie Rubio

Wedding Planner
Professional Staff

“Magic! Fabulous grounds, professional staff that worked like ninjas...you never saw them but everything was in place at the right time. My daughters wonderful wedding went flawlessly.”

– Susan Longini

Mother of the Bride

Features of Holman Ranch

Sweeping Views

Not only is Holman Ranch one of the most historic estates in Carmel Valley, it’s also one of the most picturesque. And unlike most properties in the area, which sit at sea level, Holman Ranch’s spacious property ranges starts at 500 feet and extends to over 2000 feet in elevation. This breadth of land allows for some truly memorable views and, in turn, some truly serene moments.

Exclusive Access

Holman Ranch is a 400 acre private estate. We only hold one event at a time. And guest rooms are only available to event hosts. This means that  each host has exclusive access to our extensive property and all guest rooms during their time with us.

Rolling Vineyards

We have 18 acres of beautiful, sloping vineyards. And our state of the art wine cave allows for an incredible wine tasting experience and/or venue for cocktail hours and seated dinners. If you don’t love wine, the photo opportunities that the vines and winery create are sure to satisfy. Plus, unlike many wineries, you can serve whatever alcohol you prefer at your wedding. At Holman Ranch, we want our guests to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Horses and Wildlife

At Holman Ranch, we care for more than 40 horses in our beautiful stables. As you drive up Holman Road to the guest rooms and Hacienda, you’ll instantly notice numerous four-legged friends resting in their corrals and trotting in their arenas. On top of that, you’ll more than likely spot deer grazing, turkeys gobbling, or some of our other animal friends simply enjoying the peaceful serenity that is Holman Ranch.

Spacious Courtyards

Holman Ranch has an extensive selection of areas for events of all shapes and sizes. With our Main Plaza, Rose Patio, Ceremony Lawn, Stone Terrace, Wine Cave, Carriage House, and Upper Vineyard, we have the perfect space for any party. Because we understand how properly filling a space can make a major difference in the mood of an event. We’ve held truly joyous weddings for groups as small as 2 and as large as 500.

Endless Photo Opportunities

There’s a reason why Holman Ranch was one of the first destinations to be established in Carmel Valley. And there’s a reason why people have been coming back year after year for weddings and special occasions. The sheer beauty of the property is breathtaking. There are countless different spots to catch the perfect shot. With primordial-looking oak trees, rolling vineyards, beautiful Carmel Stone, and much more, we promise you’ll leave with photos that will bring a smile to your face over and over again.

Awesome Prep Areas

On wedding day, couples usually have to be on location several hours early. The lengthy downtime in-between pictures, prep, and other pre-ceremony rituals is often the most overlooked aspect of wedding planning. Members of the wedding party are sometimes left standing around with nothing to do and nowhere to go. At Holman Ranch, we have the perfect places to relax and hang out while you get ready.

Game Room

Our Game Room is the perfect place to hang out with friends. Complete with bar, kitchen, pool table, dartboard, flat-screen TVs, and plenty of comfortable places to sit, this room has everything you need for a good time.

Glam Room

Our Glam Room is the perfect place to get ready for your big day. It offers the perfect mix of comfort and privacy. And we’re planning to make it even better! Various upgrades will be complete for 2019 weddings.

Gorgeous Guest Rooms

We have 14 beautiful guest rooms, reserved exclusively for those who have booked the ranch. While there are countless wonderful hotels in Carmel for wedding guests to stay at, the bride and groom have the option to stay on property with their close friends and family. All of our rooms are outfitted with high-speed internet and flat-screen TVs.  Ten are in the outer courtyard and three are attached to our Historic Carmel Stone Hacienda. Finally, our full-scale, luxury Bridal Suite comes complete with bedroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, wine cellar, and wrap-around deck.

Browse our Event Kit for More Detailed Wedding Information.

Awards & Recognition

Contact us Today to Receive More Information!

If you’re interested in having your wedding at Holman Ranch, the next step is to speak with one of our Event Specialists! Fill out the following form and we’ll be in touch with you as soon as possible. Leave as much information as you can, so we can assist you to our best ability.

All site visits are by appointment only.

Holman Ranch is a private estate. In order to ensure complete privacy for our guests, all site visits are prescheduled and done in the company of a staffmember. If you’re interested in touring the property, one of our specialists will be glad to assist you with that!