In between the quaint coastal village of Carmel-by-the-Sea and the Santa Lucia Mountains, Carmel Valley Ranch awaits wedding parties for a true escape before the wedding. The getaway spot is well known for its comfortable accommodations, luxurious spa, and newly renovated golf course; but what keeps guests coming back for more is the wide array of activities the property offers for both large and small groups.
Wonderful for a bridal-party excursion or supplemental bridal shower activity, the "Lavender Essential Oil Distillation Workshop" allows guests to participate in the distillation and blending process used to create the in-suite bath amenities and Spa Aiyana products for just $50/person. Participants will also be sent home with their own pure lavender essential oil harvested from the hillsides of the property. The "Message on a Bottle" winemaking activity gets the entire wedding party together to create their own wine using a blend of three grape varieties. Starting at $100/person plus a $500 set-up fee, bridesmaids and groomsmen can split into teams for a friendly competition to see who can create and market the best wine.
Activities can even be incorporated into a destination-wedding weekend at Carmel Valley Ranch, as the property hosts gorgeous weddings in a variety of unique settings. To explore additional group activities and learn more about the property, please visit carmelvalleyranch.com.