Everything about the Rancho Las Lomas seems rooted in history: the gardens that remind owner Jeannie Lawrence of her mother’s roses, the tile murals found during a trip to Portugal, and the zoological collection of wild animals that are reminiscent of her stay at a tiger sanctuary in Nepal. The unique details of this rustic private estate, conveniently located in Silverado, Orange County, California, has provided the ideal outdoor setting for all types of special events.

Featuring a Spanish-styled open-air theater amongst botanical gardens, oak and sycamore trees, and striking fountains, this venue offers a memorable event space for everything from a corporate retreat , business picnic, or social party. Popular organizations that have hosted their events at the site include Porsche, North America; The Classic Ford Society; Mercedes Benz, Forever 21 and Element Skateboards. Rancho Las Lomas was also featured on ABC’s television program Extreme Makeover. While the original design provides an inviting backdrop the venue emphasizes the chance to customize the space for your specific theme and vision. This is a welcome opportunity for any planner interested in exploring their creativity.

The restored Rancho also provides an intimate atmosphere for Weddings. The Teatro is a popular site for an outdoor ceremony, an outdoor theater with marble ceremonial stage. Nestled under centuries-old trees and featuring romantic garden lighting this area can seat up to 400 guests. For indoor receptions The Grand Salon, with its stained glass windows, patios, stone fountain, and expansive French doors, is a favorite. The venue even features cottages often used as dressing areas for the groom and bridal party. Rancho Las Lomas has also been covered in publications such as Instyle Weddings, People, The Knot and part of WE TV’s Platinum Weddings. Lastly, this welcoming estate is a home to a myriad of wildlife including tigers, alpaca, zebras, and tropical birds. These animals live in habitats amongst the gardens, creating an exotic atmosphere for those in attendance. If you’re looking for an eclectic location steeped in history, Rancho Las Lomas may be the perfect space to create your own.

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