In 2012, L.A. Weekly named the Old Canyon Ranch property “The Best Outdoor Wedding Site” in Los Angeles. … Read More About Hosting Your Wedding at Old Canyon Ranch
Old Canyon Ranch truly is picturesque – visually charming with distinctive scenic qualities. Including a natural cathedral with ancient oak trees creating a canopy of shade flecked with drops of sunlight, Old Canyon Ranch offers rustic beauty for weddings, film productions, special events, wine tasting, leisurely visits and a quaint landscaper’s nursery. Nestled in historic Topanga Canyon in Los Angeles County, midway between Malibu and Woodland Hills, this newly renovated and revitalized nursery is an extraordinary property named “The Best Outdoor Wedding Spot Los Angeles, 2012” by L.A. Weekly. Already the best, Old Canyon Ranch is getting better.
Restored and reopened in January 2014, Old Canyon Ranch features picnic areas and pathways lined with lush, healthy plants and trees. The natural cathedral is something to see – majestic oak trees provide a shelter of shade and an intimacy dreamed of for weddings and special events. Hand-made wooden benches are divided by a middle aisle, gently sloping toward the ceremonial area and creating a natural nave. Surrounding the stage are flat lawns ideal for receptions, picnicking, dining, dancing and entertainment. Coming soon is a Wine Tasting Room, a glass-walled structure with a wrap-around porch offering remarkable views for visitors to appreciate while savoring tastes of award-winning wines. A natural stone patio and fireplace extending from the porch serve as a beautiful centerpiece for events.
Beauty is something Old Canyon Ranch is known for – especially for weddings. With the natural cathedral in an ancient California Live Oak grove, the setting is complete with roughly fashioned hand-made benches and old tree stumps sanded for seating. Winding stone rock walls and steps lead privately into this relaxing escape. Behind the ceremony stage, a scenic stream with small cascading waterfalls adds ambiance. As stated by L.A. Weekly, “… it’s a perfect bucolic backdrop for couples tired of overdone city weddings.” In 2012, Melrose Place star Grant Show and actor Katherine LaNasa exchanged vows on the wooden stage of Old Canyon Ranch.
For leisurely activity, do not overlook the extensive on-site landscaper’s nursery. The Old Canyon Ranch nursery wanders throughout the property, lining meandering paths with lush plants, and providing a cozy, secluded feel. As sunset approaches, lanterns and twinkle lights begin to glow in the surrounding trees. The charming nursery specializes in organic plants, seeds and soil. It offers a broad selection of quality plants, most notably drought-tolerant, native and ornamental plants that are both beautiful and environmentally sound. It provides trees (both regular and fruit-bearing), organic seedlings, organic seeds, soil and supplies. Additionally the nursery offers decorative pots and potted plants to accentuate the area, adding ambiance and a personal touch for celebrations at the ranch. Consider the broad selection of plants and trees to add grace and charm to any home or business.
Just about 25 miles from Hollywood, Old Canyon Ranch has been described as “rustic chic.” Its oak trees, meandering pathways and grassy areas provide excellent backdrops for film production whether for movies, television, commercials or videos. Its 2.5 acres offer a multitude of amenities and options for any event, whether for that dream wedding, a film shoot, or leisurely relaxation. For the landscape enthusiast, the property’s original nursery offers a variety of plants and outdoor decorations, specializing in organic plants, seeds and soil. Visitors are welcome to experience the Old West feel of Old Canyon Ranch, and linger for a leisurely picnic. Business hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information please call 310-455-0800.
HOLIDAY HOURS FOR SUSTAINABLY GROWN CHRISTMAS TREES (Through December 23rd) : Tuesday 10:00-5:00, Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-8:00pm.