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We are now booking 2014* 
{*only 1 date left}
 and  2015
Outdoor Ranch "All-Inclusive" WEDDINGS !
*newly added:  the Intimate Wedding Day Package for up to 65 guests!
(see Wedding Pricing page! -tabs shown at top of each page)

*above - photo taken by la vida (top); kristin rodgers (animals); photo in greenhouse courtesy of: one love photography & CNR couple Jon & Virginia
 
Photo Shoot dates are also available for:
Engagements
Fashion Shoots
Catalog Shoots
*please see photo shoots "tab" for rates*

Photo below: thank you to Leah Vis of Vis Photography

photos above courtesy of our CNR bride Stephanie & Vis Photography, also shown, "Cappy"
            



We are an "OLD CALIFORNIA" --Vintage style Ranch --rare in Southern California ...
 
About your wedding at the Ranch.... 
We are a private estate available for select weekends, offering private use of our 20 acre ranch for your Outdoor WEDDING! --no, there won't be multiple events going on at once!... it's peaceful, unique and very private!
EACH and every wedding is special!
It's all about YOU - so we won't be kicking you out after a couple of hours either -   
  We can include lodging for up to 20, and all of the necessities! 
...and unlike any other typical wedding venue ~in so many many ways..., we ONLY schedule 1 WEDDING per weekend (yours!)
and you are free to add on additional nights if you'd like!    *please see the "wedding packages" page for all of our pricing! ...and we ONLY do wedding packages - mostly ALL-INCLUSIVE!, which include everything listed for the price listed!  
Tristen and Kevin -- photo courtesy of: Garrett Davis Photography
 
"ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING"
here is what IS included!  
(no need to rent a thing!!  --and you or your family shouldn't have to "work" or do anything but enjoy yourselves at the Wedding!)
 
OK, besides a one of a kind VENUE, {many say "MAGICAL"   (and truly, it is a very special place)... you've got to "experience it" in person to understand!}...... Dinner, the Shuttle Service, the Open Bar Service (yes! the booze is included! - champagne, mixed drinks, wine, beer, soda, etc -AND the glasses too) for 5 HOURS, no joke... -bartenders of course; the "Day of" Coordination; Security;  the DJ/ master of ceremonies (the music of your choice) and one sound system including getting "mic'd up for the Wedding ceremony" for 5 hours; dinner mismatched china plates; silver flatware,tables (choice of round or long), chairs or wood benches! (white wood folding and gold chiavari); dance floor; set-up; take-down; clean-up; coffee/tea service; dessert serving (you bring what you desire for dessert and we'll set it up/out & serve it); the wedding liability insurance, not to mention all kinds of extras available to use! {*please see the Wedding Packages page for Pricing and a list of just some of the extras available to use at no extra charge... like our huge "prop room"} -and most of the packages (except the smallest package) EVEN include LODGING for up 15 in beds! (ok, we're ok with 20 max - but 15 have beds!) --this way your family and/or friends are able to spend time together without stress or rushing... you can add on extra nights and stay for up 5 nights if you wish!  Make it a family reunion, vacation and wedding all in one!  It's clear you will need the basics we provide and include for your wedding and unlike any other wedding venue, we don't feel that every single item is an extra add-on!  You WILL need everything we include so rather than start low and end up HIGH, we just give you the bottom line.  

Weddings ARE expensive, bottom line.  There are no do-overs, no practice days -we do it right the first time.   Our prices are non-negotiable.   We've put a dynamic and incredible team together to make each and every single couple HAPPY.    
 
We include the venue  "day of wedding coordinator" for your wedding day so each Wedding has a timeline and agenda so the day will flow well and be individually tailored to fit your specifications!  {*if you feel that it's necessary, you are welcome to add on extra time with our coordinator, or hire outside additional decorating help - we welcome it --each Wedding is so unique and personalized regardless!}
 
We want to make your day stress free! -and yes, we have figured out how -- it IS possible to have a stress-free beautiful Wedding where everyone has an amazing time!!  
 
Many of our families/couples make the ranch their home when they check in --they bring up groceries so they can relax, eat, cook, bird watch, watch movies, sleep in, make wedding favors, put together the flowers for each table, spend time with all of the animals.... collect and cook the fresh farm eggs, go swimming, play croquet, play horseshoes, ....you really don't have to {and probably won't want to} leave the property!!! 
 
 
photo in greenhouse below: courtesy of Chris Wodjak Photography
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*ranch house* - photo courtesy of Zelo Photo
 
We also do PHOTOSHOOTS for:
engagements
fashion catalogs & lookbooks
 bouqoir
family
by appointment only
*please see our "photoshoots" page for our fees*
{note: engagement photoshoots for our own couples that are confirmed to get married at the Ranch there is no charge! }
{note: photo shoots are typically done on Weekdays only, and in many cases a refundable security deposit may be required} 
*photo(left) of adorable cowgirl
 courtesy of: Work of Heart Photography
CLICK
 on link below, then press play for a short VIDEO! 
(from FortyOneTwenty)
photo above courtesy of Zelo Photography,
 and Caitlin and Chris our CNR bride & groom Dr.'s. 
  {above photo by: Jennifer Dery
entry way to ranch house below:
more about the ranch itself! .... 
This is a historical Ranch, originally known as "The Condor's Nest" and it is a place like no other. It is located in Pala, CA,  (North San Diego County),  up top a long winding road -approx. 3 1/2 miles off of highway 76.  We are elevated approx. 1,800 feet above sea level, so the ocean breezes make it cooler than nearby Temecula and surrounding areas.  It is private and secluded. You will drive up the long palm lined and stone wall driveway to see the ANIMALS! ...we've got horses,  llamas, an alpaca, a donkey, chickens, turkeys, pigs, goats, a cow, a pack of large dogs, the old Red Barn (an old working barn), the horse arena, the gorgeous grounds, (we've got 20 acres), the windmill, the tractors, the 1951 American La France Fire Truck, an Old Slaughterhouse, ~now a pool house kitchen, the Yellow Cottage, ~(which used to be an old bunk house), and a giant adobe ranch style house, built by the famous Weir Brothers, & designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's Senior Apprentice, Fritz Liebhardt, which was made to be in the shape of a cross. 
Behind huge iron private gates, this all Glass and Adobe brick Old California Ranch house, 6,000 square feet, is furnished in cowboy and Indian ranch style.  Pala is a small unincorporated area in North San Diego County and is close to Fallbrook and Temecula.  The ranch offers all the amenities of home, but in a sprawling, private and peaceful 20 acre "Rustic Elegance" ranch/estate setting. There are 5 bedrooms in the Ranch house (allowing sleeping for 10 in beds for the main house) if lodging is requested, also in addition, there is a cottage which allows sleeping for 5 and includes a kitchen and two bathrooms.  Come for the weekend or stay for a week --it's a great family getaway and you feel like you are in another world.  We have all of the "wedding stuff" onsite for your Wedding Ceremony and Reception.  We have plenty of space, gorgeous views, and the whole place is yours!  We've got chairs, tables, linens, even heirloom silver flatware and china (of course all mismatched) and a bar and dancefloor.  In addition a beautiful extra large pool with lush trees all around and on a clear day the ocean is visible ... you will see a sparkle off across the horizon.  Or you could have a Barn Wedding!    We think spending time with those special people near and dear to you is something many weddings miss out on with their small windows of time --and especially those loved ones you don't get to see very often... spend some time over breakfast in the big ranch house having nice long talks.... not just the 5 minutes of quick conversation at the wedding reception and then that's it!  Your family & friends are what it's all about - and those memories will last a lifetime.   So many beautiful spots to make your day unique.  The beauty of it is you don't have to rush out because the next Wedding is on their way in! We make it all about you and book ONLY 1 Wedding or Event per weekend!!!! It's about making it special for you and spending time with your family!  You may even want to book extra nights and stay for up to a week!   As long as it's available you are free to add on as many extra nights as you wish and make it a destination wedding and vacation all in one!  Our favorite compliment is hearing from the bride and groom afterwards that their guests said "it was the best wedding they've ever been to"!    
            
photo below courtesy of Jennifer Dery Photography! 
         A commercial stove and large kitchen is perfect for making a big breakfast.  All of our personal guests never want to leave and we think you won't want to either!
 
Here, you'll get the best of everything.  Each of our rooms is decorated with comfort in mind.
A variety of room sizes and features are available including king or queen-size beds, bathrooms, private entrances and patios for each room, connecting rooms, even a separate cottage/guest house is available.  It is all one level, except for the step down formal living room. 
 
During your stay, you can collect fresh eggs, go swimming, play croquet or yard games ~ there is a ton of space outdoors to do whatever it is you fancy... and off the property there are several Indian casino's - some 5 minutes away, some 15 minutes away; you can go wine tasting in nearby Temecula, visit old town Temecula, go Antique shopping, hot air ballooning, go golfing at one of the many nearby courses, take a day trip to go to the Del Mar racetrack, Wild Animal parks, go to nearby Julian for their famous pies, go to the Palomar Observatory, along with all the many things to do in San Diego in general... the list is endless.   
For your guests without a bed reserved at the ranch, they can stay at the Pala Casino, which is just a few miles away!  {...and that's the shuttle pickup and drop off spot, ~your guests can park at the casino for free, whether they stay at the casino or not, and catch a ride on our private shuttle service ~completely unrelated to the casino}. 
The shuttle just adds to the fun and adventure of your Wedding!  ...and once the Wedding and Reception are over,  the shuttle takes your guests back to the Casino! ... to their car, or to continue having fun after the wedding well into the night with an all night cafe located in the Casino, Dancing, Gambling, Lodging, etc.!  It's a beautiful and upscale casino.  It also has the largest (and yummiest) buffet in all of Southern California, along with 9 other restaurants and a full spa.
   Large Groups, Weddings, Receptions, Parties and RATES for WEDDING PACKAGES  - *please see the Wedding Packages Page! for pricing!!!*  & yes, we ONLY do wedding packages !  (you can get to it by clicking on the link at the top of this page on the LEFT !!!)       
                       
LEFT:  Nishi getting ready in the Master Bathroom! (photo courtesy of Apertura Photo)

A separate Guest House "the yellow cottage"(shown below!, courtesy of Apertura Photo) which allows sleeping for 5, two full size beds and one twin bed, two bathrooms, small kitchen, private bedroom and living area is available.
 
All stays require a $5,000 fully refundable* security deposit, due at time of booking -and cashed, which is returned after your departure, upon inspection of the house for damages/missing items.  Rental rates and security deposit can be paid by cash, personal check, money order, cashiers check, **paypal (**extra fees may apply).   {*we have a "no cancellation policy", therefore your security deposit is forfeited if you cancel for any reason} 
photo below in front of the yellow cottage:  courtesy of Leigh Miller Photography
and Katie and Preston, our CNR bride & groom
 
inside ranch house
photo above
 courtesy of NE Photography
 
  Call for availability!  949-290-6088 ~PLEASE leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible!
 
Tours are by appointment only! 
*gates normally closed*
(949) 290-6088 (if no answer, please leave a message and we will retrieve it shortly!)
or send us an e-mail at Lisa@thecondorsnestranch.com requesting your dates! 
 
please note: tours during our "off season" -mid Nov. - mid March, are available on weekends by appointment; however TOURS during our wedding season {mid March to mid November} generally will need to be given on weekdays, typically Thursday afternoons and evenings, we have very LIMITED weekend tours during WEDDING SEASON (due to the privacy given to each couple that has the ranch for the weekend), by appt. only.
                        
    Call Now to  Schedule a TOUR!!
949-290-6088 ...{leave message} for Bob
or e-mail Lisa: lisa@thecondorsnestranch.com (*note if you don't hear back right away, please try again or call... it may have been sent to the junk file by accident!)
  
We put it all together for you - we've got great vendors and contacts!!!!
left: Photo courtesy of Alice Hu --  The inside of the Barn! great for rehearsal dinners!
Styled by: Amanda Heer (inventor of the "Brooch Bouquet")
 
more photos!  lots and lots!  please  scroll up and click on the other pages listed at the TOP LEFT --see "wedding photos" !!!
photo above: courtesy of Zelo Photo

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