Step inside San Ysidro Ranch’s storybook world
Words by JENNY MURRAY
It’s famously one of the most romantic hideaways in one of the most idyllic places on earth. In 1940, at a secret midnight ceremony, Katharine Hepburn witnessed Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier marry at Montecito’s San Ysidro Ranch. A little more than a decade later, Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy honeymooned in one of the storybook cottages.
Celebrating its 130th anniversary in 2023, San Ysidro Ranch remains a lauded venue for intimate weddings and celebrations. The 550-acre property at the base of the Santa Barbara foothills continues to elevate its magical appeal with additional vine-covered guest cottages—each with a four-poster bed and a private hot tub—as well as a luxury salon and spa and Michelin-prized dining beneath ancient oaks. From $2,495/night. 900 San Ysidro Ln., Montecito, 805-565-1700; sanysidroranch.com.
This story originally appeared in the Weddings Winter 2022 issue of C Magazine.
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