Flying Caballos Ranch | Venue Interview

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Fly­ing Cabal­los Ranch is a hid­den trea­sure nes­tled in the heart of San Luis Obispo. This ranch is more than just a ranch; it’s a vaca­tion rental.

It’s an amaz­ing pri­vate prop­erty for peo­ple look­ing for the full week­end get­away expe­ri­ence. It is the per­fect place to host fam­ily mem­bers and extend fes­tiv­i­ties to more than just a day. Strate­gi­cally located just across the road from the air­port out of state guests wouldn’t have to even rent a car upon arrival!

Fly­ing Cabal­los Ranch’s Website

What is your venue’s history?

The Fly­ing Cabal­los Ranch is located in the rolling hills of Edna Val­ley, min­utes from wine coun­try and down­town San Luis Obispo, CA. Once owned by the Madonna fam­ily, our turn of the cen­tury farm­house and 100 acre ranch com­bines old world artistry with mod­ern ameni­ties. We offer cou­ples get­ting mar­ried at the ranch the oppor­tu­nity to cel­e­brate their wed­ding over an entire week­end with overnight accom­mo­da­tions for up to 24 guests in four sep­a­rate homes.

Where did you get your name from?
The name Fly­ing Cabal­los is a col­lab­o­ra­tion of my love of horses and airplanes.

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What ameni­ties come with the venue?

The expan­sive grounds sur­round­ing the farm­house offer breath­tak­ing views of Islay Hill and Edna Val­ley. The back­yard fea­tures two out­door restrooms, a large wood bbq, fire pit, built-in dance floor, hang­ing antique lanterns, and over­head bistro light­ing. Also included are tables and chairs for up to 200 guests, wine bar­rels, out­door lounge fur­ni­ture, trash bins, and ample onsite parking.

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Cer­e­mony Locations?

The Fly­ing Cabal­los Ranch offers sev­eral cer­e­mony and recep­tion sites that can accom­mo­date up to 200 guests. For smaller cer­e­monies, the front of the 1905 farm­house cre­ates a gor­geous and unique back­drop. For cer­e­monies with more than 75 guests, cou­ples can say their vows in the back field over­look­ing the beau­ti­ful Edna Val­ley and Islay Hill.

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Does your venue include a day of Coordinator?

Cou­ples may con­tract ser­vices with our onsite Event Coor­di­na­tor for wed­ding coor­di­na­tion. We require a Day-of Coor­di­na­tor for all events.

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Do you offer your venue for rehearsal dinners?

Yes! Included in the wed­ding week­end pack­age, cou­ples may use the venue & ameni­ties for their rehearsal din­ner & farewell brunch, complimentary.


What rentals are included?

The Fly­ing Cabal­los Ranch fea­tures four unique and his­toric homes that can sleep up to 24 overnight guests dur­ing your wed­ding week­end. The 5-bedroom Farm­house, 2-bedroom Guest­house, Cozy Cot­tage Stu­dio, and Water Tower Hon­ey­moon Suite. Peak Sea­son wed­ding pack­ages include a 3-night stay in all of the homes and Off Sea­son wed­ding pack­ages include a 2-night stay.

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What makes your ranch such a unique place? 

The ranch is com­pletely unique. There is no other place on the Cen­tral Coast that offers peo­ple a com­pletely pri­vate set­ting where fam­ily and friends can not only have an event, but also includes sev­eral pri­vate overnight accommodations.




  1. Lena Emadi


    I am writ­ing to inquire about hav­ing a wed­ding the Fly­ing Cabal­los Ranch. We are look­ing to have about 70 guests with a pic­nic style recep­tion some­time in early Novem­ber 2013 (hope­fully Nov. 10 if it’s avail­able). Could you please send me pric­ing infor­ma­tion for this time of year?

    I see on the web­site that the Farm House only sleeps 12 peo­ple (which is fine).



  2. Hello. Could you please send me more info and wed­ding pack­age prices for this venue?

    Thank you!

  3. I would like more infor­ma­tion on pack­ages offered for wed­ding venues.

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