The Mt. Woodson Castle Wedding Venue

The front lawn of the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue, with the stone castle.

Mt. Woodson Castle is a stunning wedding venue in Southern California that looks like it came right out of a fairytale! It’s rustic but modern, whimsical and elegant, and absolutely everything a couple could want when they choose a venue for their once in a lifetime celebration. In this guide, we’ll talk all about the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue, to help you decide if it’s right for you!

What you’ll find in this Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue guide: 

How Many Guests Can You Have at the Mt. Woodson Castle Wedding Venue?

Having an estimate of how many guests you want to invite to your wedding before you start the search for your perfect venue can be helpful in narrowing down your options! You’ll need to find a venue that’s the right size for you, and can accommodate your loved ones.

Most couples will have no problem hosting their day at Mt. Woodson Castle, because the venue has a capacity of up to 400 guests! 

A sign in front of the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue that says "welcome to our beginning."
A chair in the corner of a room in the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue.

Location of the Mt. Woodson Castle Wedding Venue

This venue is in Ramona, California, which means it’s conveniently located in San Diego County, close to the city of Escondido. The gorgeous estate sits on 12 acres of landscaped scenery, providing a private, peaceful location for your wedding!

The address: 16302 N Woodson Dr, Ramona, CA 92065

There are several wineries and vineyards that you and some loved ones can check out if you stay in the area, and lots of hiking trails for those who want to explore outdoors! Visit the Ramona Grasslands Preserve for easy nature walks, or, if you want a challenge, the famous Potato Chip Rock trail takes you to sweeping views of the city, and the ocean in the distance.

A stone archway on the outside of the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue.

Weather & Seasons at Mt. Woodson Castle

Its location in sunny Southern California means there’s no bad time for a wedding at Mt. Woodson Castle! When you choose a date for your wedding, the first thing to think about is the season you want to tie the knot in.

Though summers are popular for weddings, daytime temperatures are often really hot! It can get into the 90s, so for outdoor celebrations, this can be a little too toasty. Spring and fall tend to be more comfortable, with milder temperatures that are still warm and sunny. Mornings and evenings do get chilly, so you and your guests will want some layers to put on, especially if you host your reception outdoors! Even winters are pretty mild in Ramona, although it does get cold overnight.

Once you’ve narrowed down a season or timeframe, and are ready to get specific with your wedding date, consider booking the venue for a weekday! Saturday weddings are the most popular, but getting married during the week can make it easier to find a date that works, and you can also get a better rate.

Ceremonies at Mt. Woodson Castle

There are a few different options for your ceremony, so you can decide which venue space works best for your day!

A bride is twirling in her dress on the patio of the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue.

Front Lawn

The Front Lawn has seating for up to 250 people, and you can tie the knot in front of the gorgeous stone building. The cobblestone aisle, palm trees, and the greenery all around make for a magical backdrop!

Inside the Castle

For couples who want an indoor ceremony, you can exchange vows in the castle, surrounded by beautiful stone walls and big windows. This option is best for smaller weddings, with a capacity of up to 100.

Lower Patio & Oak Trees

The Lower Patio can host up to 300 guests, and it features a stone patio, with oak trees behind it! If you have less than 200 people, you can also tie the knot in the trees, surrounded by the greenery.

A couple is holding hands during their ceremony at the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue.

Receptions at Mt. Woodson Castle

There are three options for your reception as well!

Upper Front Lawn

The Upper Lawn is in front of the castle, and chairs can be set up for up to 350 people – but you can utilize the lower patio as well for more room!

Round tables set up on the lawn for a reception at the Mt. Woodson Castle wedding venue.

Castle Great Room

For indoor receptions, you can seat up to 80 people in the Castle Great Room, and 30 more on the attached patio or in other rooms in the castle.

Lower Patio

The Lower Patio has stone floors, and can be used for receptions with up to 350 people!

More Amenities at the Mt. Woodson Castle Wedding Venue

Along with the gorgeous ceremony and reception spaces to choose from, Mt. Woodson Castle also has everything you need for a great day! Here are some amenities that you can expect when you book the venue.

Getting Ready Rooms

There are dressing rooms for both of you, so you can relax with your wedding party and get ready for the day! 

Day-Of Coordinator

A day-of coordinator is so important, and the venue’s experienced coordinator will work with you to handle all the details, including timeline, rehearsal dinner, and making sure everything runs smoothly.

And More!

The Mt. Woodson wedding venue truly has everything you need for a perfect day! Here are some more amenities that the venue provides:

  • Children’s playroom
  • Free parking on site
  • Appetizers, buffet & beverage station
  • Setup, service, and take down
  • Complimentary décor options
  • Tables and white folding chairs
  • Linens, napkins, and plates
  • White China, silverware, and glassware

Mt. Woodson Castle Photo Inspiration 

To see more of this venue, and get some inspiration for your day, check out this Pinterest board. And if you want more resources, tips, venues, and wedding inspo, follow us!

Mt. Woodson Wedding Venue Cost

Budget is a big factor in choosing a venue, so be sure to reach out for detailed pricing information! Costs can vary depending on date, number of guests, and more, but the Mt. Woodson wedding venue averages $15,000 – $20,000 for a wedding with 100 guests.

Book the Mt. Woodson Wedding Venue

Once you’ve decided that Mt. Woodson might be the place where you want to celebrate and dance the night away with the people you love, the next step is to send them an inquiry! Fill out the contact form on their website to learn more about availability, pricing, and everything you need for your day.

Mt. Woodson Wedding Photographer

Once you find your venue, you’ll need a photographer who can capture all the beauty that Mt. Woodson has to offer, and the incredible experience that you have on the day you marry your best friend. To work with a photographer who knows this venue well, contact us to get started!

We can’t wait to get to know you, and to give you photos that you’ll treasure forever. But first, click here to get to know us!

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