Brenda's Wedding Blog | Fresh Ideas for Creative Weddings

Best Wedding Destinations and Honeymoons - Hot Deals and Specials

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort Launches New Event Venue

Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is pleased to announce the River Grill Restaurant overlooking the Alisal River Golf Course is now available for private events. Alisal’s River Grill located on one of the Central Coast’s most picturesque golf courses is now available for private events of up to 330 guests. For the first time ever, the River Grill invites patrons to enjoy the atmosphere Alisal has to offer for their event without being a guest at Alisal Ranch & Resort. Located just a few blocks from central Solvang, the room boasts a high-beamed ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, beautiful stone fireplace and expansive outdoor patio. With this new addition, River Grill Restaurant is convenient not only for visiting Alisal guests, but also for those wanting an Alisal experience that may not be using the resort facilities. Alisal Executive Chef Pascal Godé has created the menus for the private events. Menus feature many of Alisal’s signature favorites, including Chef Godé’s famous grilled items, extensive salad choices, fine pastries and more.

With its prime location overlooking the serene riverside, framed by the Santa Ynez Mountains, the atmosphere maintains an uninterrupted quiet escape that makes for a unique and private setting. The River Grill comfortably seats 80 guests. Additional patio seating can accommodate up to 200 guests for a sit-down event, and 250 for a stand-up reception.

To book the River Grill for an event, contact Christina Oliver at (805-686-7619) or



The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort offers 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, more than 50 miles of horseback riding trails, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 6,500 square foot spa and fitness center, six tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort has long been considered the premier full-service guest ranch for couples, families, and conferences since it opened in 1946. This secluded hideaway is one of the few places where time seems reluctant to move forward.

 For additional information or travel accommodations, contact the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort at 888.4.ALISAL, via e-mail at or visit the Ranch on the web at