Quail Hollow Ranch

800 Quail Hollow Road, Felton

Formerly the home of Sunset magazine's publisher Laurence W. Lane, Quail Hollow Ranch offers a secluded, natural environment for your event. The ranch is not only historically significant but also ecologically notable for its rare sandhills environment and diverse habitats. The house provides a comfortable retreat while the spacious lawn offers scenic views of the pond, orchards and wooded hillsides.

Your reservation includes the living room, kitchen and dining room, and two changing rooms. Also included for your exclusive use is a large lawn area with picnic tables, and a shading oak tree. You also get a five hour sound permit (which includes ceremony music) at no cost which can be outdoors until 8:00pm, and anything overlapping is indoors only. 

If you would like to visit Quail Hollow Ranch, you may drop-in daily during regular park hours, dawn until dusk, to view the exterior and peek in the windows however, if the venue is reserved, then you will not be able to walk up to the house or wedding lawn. Individual tours are unavailable; however, we do schedule monthly open houses which allows you to view the inside of the facility. Call or email us for the current open house schedule. 

We appreciate your understanding that as an active horse ranch, the horse boarders are part of the ambience, so we need to require that our wedding groups do not manage their arrival and departures. The horses are also privately owned so please note that access to the arena and stables is not permitted. Do not feed or touch the horses as requested by the owners.


100 indoors and outdoors (April through October), 50 indoors (November through March). Maximum capacities include children and hired helpers.


100 chairs, 15 six foot rectangular banquet tables, and 10 picnic tables. The kitchen is equipped with residential sized appliances for warm-up and serve food service only for your catered or self-catered event.

Reservation Times

Reservation times include all outdoor/indoor set-up and clean-up, and the 5-hour maximum event time, to include ceremonies.
April through October reservations are available with a 10 hour minimum on Saturdays, and a few Sundays between June and August (excluding one Sunday of each month).  A 6 hour minimum with a 3-4 event time frame is available in the winter on Saturdays only, November through March, however all of your time needed at the park must take place within your reserved time frame.

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Thank you for your interest in our facility. For complete information about a facility reservation,

please call (831) 454-7938 or email us at reservations@scparks.com.

Santa Cruz County Department of Parks, Open Space and Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
General Information (Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Phone: (831) 454-7901PRCweb@santacruzcounty.us