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Leo Carrillo Ranch Rental Info

Leo Carrillo Ranch at night

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is one of many locations throughout the city that are perfect for outdoor weddings, receptions, family reunions, corporate or non-profit fundraisers, and other special events.

The ranch is currently booked through 2014.  You can request to be added to the waiting list by sending an email with contact information and date requested to carrilloranch@carlsbadca.gov or you can submit a booking request for dates beginning in April 2015 through November 1, 2015. For Rental Policies and Fees, click here.

Below are other great options for sites that host weddings and other events:

Harding Community Center 

The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course

Magee Park and Heritage Hall

Carlsbad Senior Center

 

 

Imagine a unique historic Spanish-rancho setting, surrounded by romantic hand-crafted adobe buildings, red-tiled roofs, antique windmills, a reflecting pool and white sand beach, hidden courtyards, custom flagstone patios, wooden foot bridges, gently flowing creeks, and colorful peacocks. Mature pepper, sycamore, oak, dragon, and citrus trees; along with aloe vera, agave, bougainvillea, and blooming Birds of Paradise compliment the Rancho's spectacular natural landscaping.

Rancho de los Kiotes, a designated National Historic Site, was once a vacation retreat and working rancho belonging to actor Leo Carrillo. Carrillo hosted many famous fiestas for Hollywood notables at his rancho. The park was opened to the public in August 2003. The City of Carlsbad has recently completed Phase II of the park's restoration project; which included a spacious new parking area, paved and natural pathways, modern restrooms, and many other visitor improvements. Rental areas of the park include the reflecting pool and cabaƱa area, as well as the hacienda patio, or a combination of both which includes the use of the hacienda courtyard and the Bride's room. We can accommodate groups ranging in size up to 150 people.

Whether you are planning a wedding and reception, or a Santa Maria-style tri-tip barbecue, our staff is eager to assist you in organizing the ideal event. Please call to schedule a personalized tour of the grounds.

Please note: Leo Carrillo Ranch is a 27-acre historical park with irregular earthen and paved surfaces, including without limitations, stairs and trails. It is recommended that visitors wear appropriate shoes for the uneven terrain within this historic park.

 

  • Full site rental: reflecting pool, cabana and upper patio area
  • Pool cabana area
  • Upper patio

Rental fees vary depending upon rental area, attendance, duration of the overall rental, and service of alcoholic beverages. There are three distinct rental options. Different areas may be combined to host larger events. The base fee schedule is located in the right column of this page; however, each event is unique and an individual consultation and site visit with a member of the Ranch staff is highly recommended and encouraged.

Contact Information

Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park
6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Ln.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
carrilloranch@carlsbadca.gov
760-476-1042

Get directions

Report maintenance issues
parksmaintenance@carlsbadca.gov
760-434-2824

General Information

Park hours
Tuesday- Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed on Mondays and on city holidays.

90 minute guided tours
Saturday 11:00 a.m.,1:00 p.m.
Sunday noon., 2:00 p.m.

Leo Carrillo Ranch is a 27-acre historical park with irregular earthen and paved surfaces, including without limitations, stairs and trails. It is recommended that visitors wear appropriate shoes for the uneven terrain within this historic park.