Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve (Formerly The Ahmanson Ranch)

A not too well known venue, located right on the border between Los Angeles and Ventura Counties is the scenic Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve.   It is centered around a ranch house, located on the top of a remote hill, between the West San Fernando Valley on the one side and Calabasas on the other. It was formerly known as the Ahmanson Ranch, a name well known in SoCal philanthropy. With its proximity to Los Angeles it was used as a set in many well known movies: from “Gone With the Wind” to “Charge of the Light Brigade.” The setting brings one back to earlier times in Los Angeles with undeveloped mesas, rolling hills, and native oaks, all set in almost 3,000 acres of undeveloped land. The historic restored 1930s ranch house is available for weddings by permit.

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Traditional, elegant, old California is the feeling of the historic Biltmore in Santa Barbara. First opened in 1927, it is one of the most popular high end venues you can find in SoCal. With its Spanish Colonial architecture located on 22 pristine acres, for many it becomes their dream wedding venue. If you are seeking a glamorous venue, with six distinct wedding spaces across from the Pacific Ocean, it is hard to go wrong at the world class Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Rabbi Donald Kunstadt surfingventurarabbi