The Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery is the rustic chic venue of your wine country wedding dreams #Sponsors#california#interfaith#LGBTQ#midweek wedding#outdoor#wedding venues Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Jul 26 2013) Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Photo by Charlie Statsky. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, California, our sponsor, the historic Holman Ranch Vinyards and Winery, provides the magical rustic-chic setting for your offbeat wine country wedding. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views, and serene environment, this private estate's old-world charm will make your guests feel like they've wandered into a turn-of-the-century swashbuckling romance novel — but with less bodice ripping and more wedding vows (unless you're doing a bodice ripping ceremony which would be AWESOME). Wanna hear some awesome name-drop-y history? The estate served as an exclusive hideaway for many Hollywood celebrities including Charlie Chaplin! Now do you wanna hear how Holman Ranch is going to rock your wine country wedding? Even on a smaller budget? Of course you do… Photo by Charlie Statsky. Since Holman Ranch was established back when California was still part of Mexico, this gorgeous venue has a lof of classic Spanish-style influences, like the hacienda nestled in a stand of mature oaks, nicknamed "Casa Escondida" or "Hidden House." Along with the hacienda, this venue is chock full of awesomeness: overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, and horse stables! Any horse-lovers in the house? Even on your wedding day, you can get your fresh hay fix and some warm fuzzy horse muzzles — on Holman Ranch it's just a private-walk-with-your-new-partner away! But let's look past the beautiful views and grounds for a moment, and talk about Holman Ranch's inner beauty… these guys are extremely accepting of ALL offbeat couples. Just look at their sweet invitation to all same-sex couples looking to book a wedding at their venue! Holman Ranch welcomes all cultures and customs — from traditional religious ceremonies, to unity sandwiches. Or, as they put it, "At Holman Ranch it is all about culture, family, traditions, cuisine, and community." Speaking of cuisine… Imagine dining with all your loved ones in THIS setting. I would never want that dinner to end! With that view, those grounds, and all the fantastic photo locations, you may be thinking to yourself "Holman Ranch can't possible be in my budget." To that I say: Oh ye of little faith. Holman Ranch doesn't just love same-sex couples and multi-cultural events; they've got love for your economical budget as well. They have packages starting at $1000, and special deals for weekday weddings. Photo by Scott Campbell. If you and your bridesmaids are wearing cowboy boots… If you and your partner want incredible locations to shoot your wedding portraits… If you want nothing but to dine under the stars with your favorite people on earth… And if you want the rustic chic wedding venue that'll make you feel like you need to start start ripping your bodice with joy… then you need to book Holman Ranch! Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS 30 vintage-style wedding dresses to turn your day into a drool-fest NEXT Melissa & Scott's atypical Southern Rock 'Em Sock 'Em celebration Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] Yes! I love photographing weddings at lovely venues like this. So sweet and earthy. Reply This is just gorgeous. I love the Vineyards theme, it's rustic but very beautiful. I could imagine to get married there, although I might not be able to afford it ;-). It must be so nice in the evening with little tea lights and lanterns as a decoration. Love it. Wondering if you would be able to let Chinese lanterns fly in the evening? That would look so beautiful. Reply what a gorgeous wedding! Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.