Frequently Asked Questions
A range of 50 – 500 is a general rule, we have various locations on the property allowing for varying sized groups. Large tents can be utilized (rental costs apply) to ensure a covered area for an especially large group celebration.
Our vintage barn can accommodate 150-200 people for a sit down formal dinner, depending on types of tables used and space left for a DJ, buffet tables, and/or a dance floor inside the barn.
If a cocktail style celebration, with cocktail tables and dance floor - 300+ is easily accommodated.
For further information regarding the capacity of the available event spaces please visit our Events & Celebration Spaces section of our website for full descriptions and capacities of each area of the property.
We are happy to provide resourses and logistical support to you as you plan your event here at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard. Our on-site Events Manager will provide a Preferred Vendor List to you and help you bring together all of the elements and vendors that you need to pull off a wonderful event here. Please note that we do require you to work with one of our approved caterers, and ask that any effent of 50 guests or more have a coordinator or planner involved and on site for the event. All other vendor preferrences are our best recommendations to you. Please do check with our Events Manager prior to signing contracts with vendors as we do reserve the right to not work with vendors that do not meet our standards.
When holding an event at Greengate Ranch & Vineyard, the following amenities are provided and included for you to use in the main event area of our property (Vintage Barn, Courtyard and Grand Lawn). Please note that none of these items can be transported to either of the homes or to the pond area.
- (24) - 60” round tables
- (4) - 8’ banquet tables
- (4) - 6’ banquet tables
- 200 chairs (fruitwood folding w/ ivory pad)
- 14 wine barrels (can be used for cocktail tables or for bars)
- 2 - 6' bar tops
- Bistro string lighting in barn courtyard (permanent installation)
- Signature GGR&V fire pits
- Plenty of electricity
- Ample on-site guest parking (upto 500 vehicles)
- Handicap accessibility
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- On-site prep kitchen for catering - includes commercial sink with hot running water, refridgeration and prep tables
- Permanent restrooms available for guest
- Flat screen HDTV with USB & HDMI compatibility
We strongly suggest that you use one of our approved caterers to ensure the best service and care the day of your wedding. These caterers are highly respected and know our property and are respectful of it. We can also make a recommendation for private chef services or delivery of lunch or dinner from a favorite list of restaurants near by.
We do require that a professional planner be hired for any event held on property with 50 or more guests. Please inquire regarding our preferred list of vendors.
We are subject to the San Luis Obispo County noise ordinance which requires the amplification of music to end at 10 pm. This includes both DJ and live music. This applies to music in any of our on-site venues including both rental homes.
We are a bring your own alcohol venue. You may supply your own beer, wine and liquor. We do require that all alcohol served in the event areas be served by a licensed bartender and/or caterer. We ask that last call occur at least 30 minutes before the scheduled end of the event for safety and liability purposes.
If you are planning on selling alcohol, you are required to have a ABC license for your event. We are happy to help you with direction on obtaining this. You are not required to have a liquor license for a private event with a hosted bar however.
The Carriage house sleeps 6 people in beds and The Ranch House sleeps 12 people in beds. There are couches and cots for smaller children.
We have partnered with Dolphin Bay Resort to offer a special rate to our wedding guests. Please ask our Event Manager for more information.
One of the really beautiful things about the ranch is that it is located exactly 5 minutes from the San Luis Obispo Airport, 10 minutes from the beaches (Avila, Shell & Pismo), 7 minutes to down town San Luis Obispo, and 10 minutes to the charming village of Arroyo Grande. We are also surrounded by numerous wineries right here in Edna Valley.
Guests needing to leave vehicles on property over night are required to have vehicles parked in the designated guest parking area only. Vehicles parked anywhere other than designated parking areas are subject to removal at the owners expense. All vehicles must be retieved by 9 am the following morning or are subject to towing from the property at the owner's expense.
We highly recommend shuttles to the property and from the property if your event involves extensive celebration. Please ask our Events manager for any recommendations and see our Preferred Vendor List for transportation services as well. Uber is also available and works regularly at the ranch.
All items are to be removed from the barn and/or garages by 11PM the night of the event. Exceptions to this include when there are rentals being picked up on a different date than the event date. In this case, items can be stored in our supplies garage for rental pick-up.
Failure to remove decor, equipment or supplies from the event area will result in the security deposit not being returned.