As I drove along a road at the western end of the San Fernando Valley, I never would’ve know there was a ranch at the end of my tour through the canyon. The historic Upper Las Virgenes Ranch provides the perfect venue for an outdoor wedding or special event. Even though there are miles and miles of open space surrounding the ranch, it still feels cosy and intimate in its secluded wonder.
The majestic oak tree in the center of the driveway is the first thing you’ll notice when you approach the ranch. It creates such a romantic setting for a celebration under the stars.
The beautiful oak tree provides greenery and shade in every direction. There’s plenty of room to fit dining tables on the asphalt all around it.
Step inside to the main living room which is the way from the front courtyard to the back lawn. (Go ahead and check “rain plan” off your list of questions about having an event here, because they got that one covered!) There are also rooms available for light food prep, hair and makeup, and vendor storage.
Last, but not least, walk through the living room and into the back lawn which is usually used as the wedding ceremony space. There’s no lack of greenery back here, and the open skies create the most beautiful natural backdrop, barely any decor is needed.
Turn around and you’ll have the ranch as the backdrop for your cocktail hour, lawn games, or whatever you like, there are so many possibilities.
I absolutely loved touring this venue as well as MRCA’s other venue King Gillette Ranch and I hope to have the opportunity to plan an event with them soon!