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Why follow wedding trends when you can create your own?

At Carmel Valley Ranch, we believe every wedding should be unique, personalized just for the wedding couple. That’s why when we’re asked about what’s trending right now, we turn right around and ask, “What trends would you like to set?”

On our 500 acres of opportunity,with the possibilities are truly endless. Instead of a typical cheese-and-charcuterie display during your cocktail hour, why not have Charlie,our cheese maker, greet guests with goat cheese made right here in our Creamery? Want to provide a fun takeaway at each table setting? Custom-blended Big Sur Salts could be just the ticket. And don’t settle for just any wine when you can serve Swing Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, made from grapes grown in our own vineyard—quite possibly the very vineyard in which you just said your vows.

The memorable moments aren’t limited to the ceremony and reception, however; when you’re in the heart of Carmel Valley, you’re free to take advantage of all this majestic region has to offer. Our Wedding Activities Guide will help you bring your guests together for fun and excitement, both on site and around the valley. Get the energy going with the friendly competitions of Wedding Wars, or go low-key and gather around the resort pool and infinity hot tub that overlook the gorgeous landscape. There are activities with our resident artisans,archery, falconry, even hatchet throwing (yes, really). And, of course, championship golf, the healing Spa Aiyana, and more.

Ultimately, the best trend of all doesn’t involve trends at all; it’s the idea that your wedding doesn’t need to conform to anyone’s expectations other than yours. You choose the experience you desire, the elements that matter most. We’ll take it from there.