Special deals for Thursday and off-season weddings also promoted by Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, Calif.
Holman Ranch, an historic resort property in Carmel Valley, Calif. that was built in 1928 and has been fully restored, is promoting itself as “the ultimate alternative to the same-old wedding venue. The property has introduced three new wedding packages to demonstrate how it wants to help newlyweds find inventive and economical alternatives for their big events. New options announced by Director of Hospitality Hunter Lowder include:
• Thank Goodness It’s Thursday … The Best-Kept Wedding Day Secret. “We love our weekday weddings, and lately they are the talk of the town for wedding dates,” Holman Ranch says. The property cites better availability and flexibility, discounted rates from nearby hotels, and providing an excuse for family and friends to have an extended weekend vacation as part of the appeal of considering a Thursday date.
• Elope to Holman Ranch …Just for the Two of You. Holman Ranch has created “all-inclusive elopement packages for those who do not want to deal with all of the details and expense of a large wedding, but still want the magic, memories and traditions of your own small, intimate, private and special day.” Elements of a customized Elopement Package, which are available for from 2 to 20 guests, can include a wedding officiate, bridal bouqet and groom’s boutonniere, bottle of Holman Ranch Estate Wine and a traditional round wedding cake, and photography for both the ceremony and for bridal portraits. The price of the Elopement Package starts at $1,000 for a one-hour ceremony, and is available Sunday through Thursday only in season, but seven days a week from November 15 through April 15.
• Get Married During the Off-Season and Save. Noting that the Carmel Valley offers more than 300 days of sunshine on average per year, Holman Ranch is also promoting Winter Specials for December through March for those who want to “celebrate [their] wedding weekend in tranquility and benefit from off-season pricing” that represents 15 percent reductions. Should bad weather occur, the property says it will help “secure a cost-effective tenting option.”