Sunday, August 17, 2008

San Ysidro Ranch Wedding - Santa Barbara

Want to get married in the same spot Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier exchanged their vows? How about honeymoon in the same cottage used by John and Jackie Kennedy for their honeymoon?

Then you want to consider San Ysidro Ranch in the Montecito foothills, just south of Santa Barbara.

Situated on over 500 acres, San Ysidro overlooks the Channel Islands and offers superb views of the Pacific Ocean. It also boasts 41 individually decorated private cottages and suites, many with fireplaces, hot tubs on private outdoor patios, and antique furnishings.

For a real honeymoon treat, choose the Kennedy Cottage, which was used by John and Jackie Kennedy for their honeymoon in 1953. The Kennedy Cottage comes with twin master suites, each with a king bed, fireplace and private bath. But, the real plus (other than honeymooning in the same room as Jack and Jackie) is the ocean-view deck with hot tub and outdoor rain shower. Of course, if you're on a tight budget you may want to skip the Kennedy Cottage, which rents for $2995 per night. A ranch room begins at $650 per night, while a Junior Suite begins at $895 per night.

San Ysidro's event venues can accommodate from 10 to 50 guests.

You can email them for wedding information at

They're located at 900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara.

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