Wedding Details

Rancho Los Cerritos’ intimate inner courtyard and ample backyard are the perfect duet for your ceremony and reception.  All dates in June 2013 are now full – please contact us regarding limited dates remaining for July-September.

Private use of the historic site can be arranged by making a donation to Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation; aproximately half of the site-use costs can be  deductible with the consultation of your tax advisor.. Donation schedules are as follows:

Events with Ceremony  & Reception for Site Only:

  • Up to 100 guests: $4,500 donation ($2,000 Charitable deduction), $1,000 refundable cleaning/damage deposit, $1 million general insurance
  • Up to 150 guests: $6,500 donation ($3,000 Charitable contribution), $1,000 refundable cleaning/damage deposit, $1 million general insurance   
  • Up to 200 guests: $8,500 donation ($4,000 Charitable deduction), $1,000 refundable cleaning/damage deposit, $1 million general insurance
  •                                                                      You may have events to include up to 400 guests in the backyard — call for pricing of such event. You will have additional costs for Rancho preferred professional Wedding Coordinator, Rancho preferred catering &amp & rentals or other services applicable to the event which will be vetted during the planning stages of your event.   (Security & renting of additional restroom facilities may be mandated based on size and activities of each event.)

EvEvents without food or beverages (ceremony/event only) -

  • Up to 100 guests: $2,700 donation, $1,000 refundable cleaning/damage deposit, $1 million general insurance
  • Up to 200 guests: $5,300 donation, $1,000 refundable cleaning/damage deposit, $1 million general insurance

Availability

  • Wednesday – Sunday: 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm. Morning events may also be allowed; please contact the Rancho for details.
  • Monday & Tuesday: Can be scheduled between 9:00am – 11:00pm (in a five-hour event block)

Included in your donation:

  • Private use of the venue
  • Reasonable Set-up and break-down time on day following event
  • One-hour rehearsal, to be pre-arranged
  • Photography in the outdoor areas during scheduled event time
  • Rancho site-liaison present throughout your event for facility related needs
  • Foundation staff to serve as planning liaison with professional special event coordinator and contractee.
  • Reduced rate for an engagement portrait session
  • A portion of your donation is tax-deductible

All private use of the site requires:

  • Couple must commit to use of pre-approved professional event planner for no less than 1 month prior to event, pre-approved caterer & vendors.
  • Site-use fee & donation to be paid per schedule with signed contract
  • $500 non-refundable reservation deposit, payable when you book the site (to be applied to final balance due)
  • $1,000 refundable cleaning/damage deposit
  • $1 – 2 million general insurance, holding harmless the City of Long Beach, Rancho Los Cerritos and Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation
  • Contractee hire a professional, licensed and insured event coordinator
  • Contractee agree to secure event services through Rancho Pre-approved vendors.  Exceptions will require approval by the site-use committee of the board of directors.

To Reserve a date:

  • Please contact the Rancho to make sure your date is available
  • A date is reserved once we have approved your application and received a$500 nonrefundable reservation deposit (to be applied to final balance due)

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