I recently had the pleasure of touring around the newest Santa Ynez Wedding Venue, Leiff Estates. And let me be the first to tell you it is to die for! This expansive venue provides the perfect canvas to create the wedding you’ve been dreaming of! While there I met with coordinator Shayna Leeds, who provided me with some awesome insight as to just how special the place is.
Tell me about your venue
“Lieff Ranch is a beautiful and expansive sixty-acre estate, located in Santa Ynez, California. The ranch caters to many different uses including corporate events, retreats and weddings. In addition to the natural beauty of the grounds, the property boasts a 4,500 square foot ranch house and three modernized cottages. The Lieff Ranch can accommodate 300 event guests, 22 overnight guests and provides on-site parking. In addition to the numerous sprawling outdoor spaces, there is a refurbished and repurposed barn and a stunning mountaintop deck overlooking the breathtaking Santa Ynez valley. The property also features a large picturesque swimming pool, Jacuzzi tub, outdoor lounge area, and a tennis court—all of which are available for events. The Lieff Ranch is a highly customizable event space that is sure to provide discerning clients an unforgettable experience.”
What is your favorite thing about your venue/working in the wedding industry?
“What I love most about Lieff Ranch is the honeymoon cottage. With ample space for a bridal party to get ready, a private backyard, and a vineyard view from the bedroom, this cute, modern bungalow is truly a picturesque gem.”
“As a bride going through the process of planning her own wedding, I understand the emotion, anxiety and stress that accompanies making your dreams come true. It is my mission to make the dreams of every couple come true on their magical night. I take pride in offering the highest level of service to couples so they can focus on enjoying their special day.”
What qualities do you find unique about your venue?
“There are so many wonderful qualities that make Lieff Estates an incredibly unique event space. The overnight accommodations are unmatched in their colonial and luxurious feel – even boasting the town’s historic schoolhouse, now transformed into incredible overnight lodging. In conjunction with our sister property, Auberge Los Olivos, Lieff Estates offers overnight accommodations for up to 57 guests. I also find the versatility of the spaces to be a unique characteristic of the property. Boasting seven event spaces, there is sure to be the perfect space for even the most discerning couples. As an added bonus, Lieff Ranch is transforming into an active vineyard where couples can have custom wine made from our harvest.
What do couples tend to love most about your venue?
“Couples considering Lieff Ranch are drawn to the enormity, natural beauty and history of the property. Couples visiting in the Spring are blown away by the vibrant colors, sweet scents and gushing greenery surrounding them. Grooms, fall in love with the grange, a versatile space complete with TVs, a half basketball court, and billiards table. Couples also love the courtyard spaces, available for VIP dinners, brunches, and cocktail hours. While there are too many unique features to count, all couples fall in love with the expansive views of the Santa Inez valley offered from the top of “Cabarnet Pinnacle.”