Secluded in the heart of a magnificently landscaped 27-acre canyon, Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park is the perfect location for your outdoor wedding, reception, family reunion, corporate or non- profit fundraiser, or other special event.
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 cabaña 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 from 10–150 guests.
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.