Tucked away in rural Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, The Secret Garden is a little-known and beautiful private venue with indoor spaces and dream-like gardens that delivers magical weddings and events. With hidden corners as well as wide open spaces, it’s ideal for both small, intimate gatherings as larger affairs with the full complement of friends and family.


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Every dream wedding is realized in the details. Luckily, you’ll find no shortage of delicate touches to wow your guests at The Secret Garden. From the thoughtful organic catering by partners Eco Caters, which has designed a special catering
package exclusively for the venue, down to the flower-strewn gazebo and every last carefully placed votive.

Perfect Destination For Your Guests

Many of us have relatives right around the country (globe, even) so finding the perfect wedding destination can be a challenge. By choosing The Secret Garden, which is located in one of the most desirable parts of San Diego, with the beach
just a short drive away, gives your guests the perfect excuse to treat themselves to a mini vacation.

The venue’s expert event team will coordinate everything to the minute so that you can glide effortlessly from ceremony to cocktails in the garden and then evening reception.

At a Glance

  • Indoor spaces and gardens (covered available)
  • Capacity for 100-300 guests
  • Beach ceremony option available
  • First class event coordination and staging
  • Eco Caters full service catering
  • Wedding packages
  • Bridal suite
  • Six hours of wedding photography included
  • In-house florist
  • Located in historic Rancho Santa Fe
  • Easy access to train, airport and transport links
  • Perfect for weddings
  • Disabled access
  • DJ entertainment
  • Staging engineer

Creative, organic wedding catering

Your wedding dinner is the first meal of your new life together, a celebration of two families becoming one. Eco Caters is the exclusive full service caterer for this venue, so whatever your taste and style, when it comes to your wedding
catering, you’ll know that every bite will be memorable, every guest delighted. Just ask us about our The Secret Garden wedding menu.

Not sure what to budget for catering? Find out how much it costs to cater the average wedding.

Historic Rancho Santa Fe

Your wedding at The Secret Garden will be the destination event of the year. San Diego has over 70 mile of glorious coastline and Rancho Santa Fe is just five miles from the nearest beach. You and your guests are spoilt for choice when
it comes to activities with anything from action-packed surf lessons to romantic sunset hot air balloon trips. Visit famous La Jolla Cove or take in the old age glamor of Coronado Island. Closer to home you have Del Mar Racetrack where
the turf meets the surf.

Notable Rancho Santa Fe residents include Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (who planted 1000’s of Valencia orange trees at the couple’s Rancho Zorro property), Bing Crosby, Howard Hughes, Sean White and Bill Gates, all of whom fell
in love with this countryside retreat. A wedding at this exclusive Rancho Santa Fe’s venue is the epitome of laid back glamour that will enchant any guest.

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