• How the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Could be a Spectacular Setting for Your Event

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     
  • How the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Could be a Spectacular Setting for Your Event

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     

    Photo Credit: Marcie Gonzalez

    Photo Credit: Marcie Gonzalez
  • How the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Could be a Spectacular Setting for Your Event

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     

    Photo Credit: LuV Photography by Lucy Vasquez

    Photo Credit: LuV Photography by Lucy Vasquez
  • How the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Could be a Spectacular Setting for Your Event

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     
  • How the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Could be a Spectacular Setting for Your Event

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     

    Photo Credit: Carrie McCluskey Photography

    Photo Credit: Carrie McCluskey Photography

California is officially out of its drought, thanks to a very rainy winter, and among the many wonderful benefits is a spectacular flower season. Nowhere is this more resplendently in view than at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. I recently spent a couple of gorgeous hours touring the 50 acres of the working farm that are devoted to the Tecolote Giant Ranunculus, also known as the Persian Buttercup or Ranunculus Asiatic. The blossoms, in a rainbow of hues, are truly breathtaking, and, if you’re anywhere in the neighborhood, it’s definitely worth checking out. The fields will be open until Mother’s Day, and there are special events over the next few weeks, including concerts, food trucks, and workshops in flowers, succulents and flower arranging; basket weaving; and more.

If you do go, you’ll be struck by what a spectacular setting the fields would make for a special event. There’s been growing interest in hosting corporate groups, team building, weddings and meetings and the like at the Flower Fields, and more and more ways to fulfill the requesters. The Flower Fields are now accepting bookings for up to 220 guests. According to a spokesperson, the most popular options include a sunset wine tasting, yoga classes, lunch or dinner in the fields and floral arranging classes. Booking is available year-round and behind-the-scenes tours of the farm can be arranged during the off-season. 

Several venues are available like The Paul Ecke, Jr. Barn, which is nestled among the flowers and offers views of the Pacific Ocean. The Stage includes hardscape and stonework, moving water and floral accents, with the backdrop of the Flower Fields or the working farm during the off-season. The Gardens offers a water feature, Mediterranean-style pillars, and bench seating, perfect for cocktail hours and intimate events. A recommended vendor list covers caterers, photographers, rental companies, DJ’s, photo booths and nearby hotels.

You can find more information on the weddings and occasions page of The Flower Fields website.

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Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

westdrift Manhattan Beach has 393 guest rooms, 26 acres and 35,000 square feet of indoor-outdoor event space, but it also has the intimate feel of a boutique hotel. In that way it’s true to Marriott’s Autograph Collection—it’s the first of these properties to open in Los Angeles area—which combines the muscle and know-how of Marriott with the appeal of unique design and amenities.