Photo ABOVE taken by: Acqua Photo
The Condor's Nest Ranch has been doing Weddings for over 10 years! 
We are now booking 2018 & 2019!

To WATCH a Video of the Ranch
 ~  a walk-thru tour!  ~
please click here:   https://mediazilla.com/jork8otw4    

please FIRST! - review our wedding pricing to make sure we're a good fit, 
(see tab above LEFT)
 Please Bob at: 949-290-6088for a scheduled tour!! or
 e-mail Lisa at: thecondorsnest@gmail.com

If you would like to book a date, or need more information, clarification, after looking over the website and pricing details, 
please call Bob at:  949-290-6088

We are Super Proud to have been selected by "Here Comes the Guide" for 2017as one of their TOP 10 Outdoor Wedding Venues in San Diego (we were listed 1st!); as well as their Top 10 Wedding Venues in San Diego!  

photo below taken by: la vida creations

(see Wedding Pricing page! -tabs shown at top of each page)
photo above taken by:  
Leah Vis of VisPhotography
Photo Shoot dates are available most weekdays for:
Fashion Shoots
Catalog Shoots
*please see photo shoots "tab" for rates
*and please inquire for availability!

photo above courtesy of: beki dawn photography
photos above courtesy of our CNR bride Stephanie & Vis Photography
We are an "OLD CALIFORNIA" Vintage style Ranch
We are a private estate available for select weekends, offering private use of our 20 acre ranch for your Outdoor WEDDING!  There won't be multiple events going on at once, it's peaceful, unique and very private!
EACH and every wedding is special!
... we ONLY schedule 1 WEDDING per weekend
and each couple has the option to add on additional nights to make it even more fun!
    *please see the "wedding packages" page for all of our pricing! ...we ONLY do wedding packages - and for the most part ALL-INCLUSIVE! ...which include everything listed for the price listed!  
To see the HOUSE and the grounds...
watch a VIRTUAL TOUR of the Condor's Nest Ranch -- please click on this link:
 Carly & Cody -- above photo courtesy of: True Photography

here is what IS included!  
(no need to rent a thing!!  --and you or your family shouldn't have to "work" or do anything but enjoy yourselves at the Wedding!)
OK, besides a one of a kind VENUE, {many say "MAGICAL"   (and truly, it is a very special place)... you've got to "experience it" in person to understand!}...... Dinner, the Shuttle Service, the Open Bar Service (yes! the booze is included! - champagne, mixed drinks, wine, beer, soda, etc -AND the glasses too -FREE to your guests!) for 5 HOURS, no kidding!... -bartenders of course; the "Day of" Coordination; On Site Manager;  the DJ/ master of ceremonies (the music of your choice) and one sound system including getting "mic'd up for the Wedding ceremony" for 5 hours; dinner mismatched china plates; silver flatwaretables (choice of round or long), chairs or wood benches! (white wood folding and gold chiavari); dance floor; set-up; take-down; clean-up; coffee/tea service; dessert serving (you bring what you desire for dessert and we'll set it up/out & serve it); the wedding liability insurance, not to mention all kinds of extras available to use! {*please see the Wedding Packages page for Pricing and a list of just some of the extras available to use at no extra charge... like our huge "prop room"} -and the packages EVEN include LODGING for up 15 in beds! (ok, we're ok with 20 max - but 15 have beds!) --this way your family and/or friends are able to spend time together without stress or rushing... you can add on extra nights and stay for up 5 nights if you wish!  Make it a family reunion, vacation and wedding all in one!  It's clear you will need the basics we provide and include for your wedding and unlike any other wedding venue, we don't feel that every single item is an extra add-on!  You WILL need everything we include so rather than start low and end up HIGH, we just give you the bottom line.  
Weddings ARE expensive, true.  There are no do-overs, no practice days -we do it right the first time.   Our prices are non-negotiable.   We've put a dynamic and incredible team together to make each and every single couple HAPPY.    
We include the venue  "day of wedding coordinator" for your wedding day so each Wedding has a timeline and agenda so the day will flow well and be individually tailored to fit your specifications!  {*if you feel that it's necessary, you are welcome to add on extra time with our coordinator, or hire outside additional decorating help - we welcome it --each Wedding is so unique and personalized regardless!}
We want to make your day stress free! -and yes, we have figured out how -- it IS possible to have a stress-free beautiful Wedding where everyone has an amazing time!!  
Many of our families/couples make the ranch their home when they check in --they bring up groceries so they can relax, eat, cook, bird watch, watch movies, sleep in, make wedding favors, put together the flowers for each table, spend time with all of the animals.... collect and cook the fresh farm eggs, go swimming, play croquet, play horseshoes, ....you really don't have to {and probably won't want to} leave the property!!! 
photo in greenhouse below: courtesy of Chris Wodjak Photography
*ranch house* - photo courtesy of Zelo Photo
We also do PHOTOSHOOTS for:
fashion catalogs & lookbooks
by appointment only
*please see our "photoshoots" page for our fees*
{note: engagement photoshoots for our own couples that are confirmed to get married at the Ranch there is no charge! }
photo below courtesy of work of heart photography
{note: photo shoots are typically done on Weekdays only, and in many cases a refundable security deposit may be required} 
*photo(left) of adorable cowgirl
 courtesy of: Work of Heart Photography
 on link below, then press play for a short VIDEO! 
(from FortyOneTwenty)
photo above courtesy of Zelo Photography,
 and Caitlin and Chris our CNR bride & groom Dr.'s. 
  {above photo by: Jennifer Dery
LIVING ROOM below - with Pam & Kyle.... photo by:  Rhea Ashlynn Photography {below}
more about the ranch itself! .... 
This is a historical Ranch, originally known as "The Condor's Nest" and it is a place like no other. It is located in Pala, CA,  (North San Diego County),  up top a long winding road -approx. 3.5 miles off of highway 76.  We are elevated approx. 1,800 feet above sea level, so the ocean breezes make it cooler than nearby Temecula and surrounding areas.  It is private and secluded. You will drive up the long palm lined and stone wall driveway to see the ANIMALS! ...we've got horses,  llamas, an alpaca, a donkey, chickens, turkeys, pot bellied pigs, goats, a cow, a long-horn steer, a pack of large dogs, the old Red Barn (an old working barn), the horse arena, the gorgeous grounds, (we've got 20 acres), the windmill, the tractors, the 1951 American La France Fire Truck, an Old Slaughterhouse, {now a pool house kitchen}, the Cottage (which used to be an old bunk house), and a giant adobe ranch style house, built by the famous Weir Brothers, & designed by Frank Lloyd Wright's Senior Apprentice, Fritz Liebhardt, which was made to be in the shape of a cross. 
Behind huge iron private gates, this all Glass and Adobe brick Old California Ranch house, 6,000 square feet, is furnished in cowboy and Indian ranch style.  Pala is a small unincorporated area in North San Diego County and is close to Fallbrook and Temecula.  The ranch offers all the amenities of home, but in a sprawling, private and peaceful 20 acre "Rustic Elegance" ranch/estate setting. There are 5 bedrooms in the Ranch house (allowing sleeping for 10 in beds for the main house) if lodging is requested, also in addition, there is a cottage which allows sleeping for 5 and includes a kitchen and two bathrooms.  Come for the weekend or stay for a week --it's a great family getaway and you feel like you are in another world.  We have all of the "wedding stuff" onsite for your Wedding Ceremony and Reception.  We have plenty of space, gorgeous views, and the whole place is yours!  We've got chairs, tables, linens, even heirloom silver flatware and china (of course all mismatched) and a bar and dancefloor.  In addition a beautiful extra large pool with lush trees all around and on a clear day the ocean is visible ... you will see a sparkle off across the horizon.  Or you could have a backdrop Barn Wedding!    We think spending time with those special people near and dear to you is something many weddings miss out on with their small windows of time --and especially those loved ones you don't get to see very often... spend some time over breakfast in the big ranch house having nice long talks.... not just the 5 minutes of quick conversation at the wedding reception and then that's it!  Your family & friends are what it's all about - and those memories will last a lifetime.   So many beautiful spots to make your day unique.  The beauty of it is you don't have to rush out because the next Wedding is on their way in! We make it all about you and book ONLY 1 Wedding or Event per weekend!!!! It's about making it special for you and spending time with your family!  You may even want to book extra nights and stay for up to a week!   As long as it's available you are free to add on as many extra nights as you wish and make it a destination wedding and vacation all in one!  Our favorite compliment is hearing from the bride and groom afterwards that their guests said "it was the best wedding they've ever been to"!    
photo courtesy of: Rhea Ashlynn Photo
photo below courtesy of Jennifer Dery Photography! 
A commercial stove and large kitchen is perfect for making a big breakfast.  All of our personal guests never want to leave and we think you won't want to either!
Here, you'll get the best of everything.  Each of our rooms is decorated with comfort in mind.
A variety of room sizes and features are available including king or queen-size beds, bathrooms, private entrances and patios for each room, connecting rooms, even a separate cottage/guest house is available.  It is all one level, except for the step down formal living room. 
During your stay, you can collect fresh eggs, go swimming, play croquet or yard games ~ there is a ton of space outdoors to do whatever it is you fancy... and off the property there are several Indian casino's - some 5 minutes away, some 15 minutes away; you can go wine tasting in nearby Temecula, visit old town Temecula, go Antique shopping, hot air ballooning, go golfing at one of the many nearby courses, take a day trip to go to the Del Mar racetrack, Wild Animal parks, go to nearby Julian for their famous pies, go to the Palomar Observatory, along with all the many things to do in San Diego in general... the list is endless.   
For your guests without a bed reserved at the ranch, they can stay at the Pala Casino, which is just a few miles away!  {...and that's the shuttle pickup and drop off spot, ~your guests can park at the casino and catch a ride on our private shuttle service~completely unrelated to the casino}. 
The shuttle just adds to the fun and adventure of your Wedding!  ...and once the Wedding and Reception are over,  the shuttle takes your guests back to the Casino! ... to their car, or to continue having fun after the wedding well into the night with an all night cafe located in the Casino, Dancing, Gambling, Lodging, etc.!  It's a beautiful and upscale casino.  It also has the largest (and yummiest) buffet in all of Southern California, along with 9 other restaurants and a full spa.
   Large Groups, Weddings, Receptions, Parties and RATES for WEDDING PACKAGES  - *please see the Wedding Packages Page! for pricing!!!*  & yes, we ONLY do wedding packages !  (you can get to it by clicking on the link at the top of this page on the LEFT !!!)       
LEFT:  Nishi getting ready in the Master Bathroom! (photo courtesy of Apertura Photo)
A separate Guest House "the cottage"(shown below!, courtesy of Apertura Photo) which allows sleeping for 5, two full size beds and one twin bed, two bathrooms, small kitchen, private bedroom and living area is available.
All stays require a $5,000 fully refundable* security deposit, due at time of booking -and cashed, which is returned after your departure, upon inspection of the house for damages/missing items.  Rental rates and security deposit can be paid by cash, personal check, money order, cashiers check, **paypal (**extra fees may apply).   {*we have a "no cancellation policy", therefore your security deposit is forfeited if you cancel for any reason} 
photo below in front of the yellow cottage:  courtesy of Leigh Miller Photography
and Katie and Preston, our CNR bride & groom
inside ranch house
photo above
 courtesy of NE Photography
please click below for a little snip and view of the Ranch!  (a couple minutes of video!) 

Tours are by appointment only! 
*gates are normally closed -and we are not open to the public without a scheduled call/planned tour!* 

TOURS for potential WEDDING Couples are available on most Weekends (until mid. March through mid Nov. = wedding season) ...then we may need you to come on a weekday, e.g.: Thursday afternoon or Friday am.  
PLEASE call BOB 949-290-6088 
If you have questions or would like to check date availability, please e-mail us at thecondorsnest@gmail.com requesting your dates! 

We apologize that we have a very limited schedule for tours, however this IS EXACTLY what sets us apart from all of the other venues!  The total privacy we offer, without loads of strangers walking around on the biggest day of your life!  
We put it all together for you - we've got great vendors and contacts!!!!
left: Photo courtesy of Alice Hu --  The inside of the Barn! great for rehearsal dinners!
Styled by: Amanda Heer (inventor of the "Brooch Bouquet")
more photos!  lots and lots!  please  scroll up and click on the other pages listed at the TOP LEFT --see "wedding photos" !!!
photo above: courtesy of Zelo Photo
We have a page on FACEBOOK!   Please click on this link to see all kinds of extra photos, comments, etc!
 photoshoots, the latest info/visits, etc. ~ it's under "The Condor's Nest Ranch"
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photo below courtesy of:  True Photography

photo above courtesy of:  rhea ashlynn photography -- THANK YOU also Pam & Kyle!