Wedding Details

Rancho Los Cerritos’ intimate inner courtyard and ample backyard are the perfect duet for your ceremony and reception.  Now reserving wedding dates for 2015!

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 125 guests: $5,500 donation ($2,500 Charitable contribution), $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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