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

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     

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.

Raise a glass! Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles has been recognized as one of the ten best winery hotels (coming in at #3) in the country by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.  These hotels were nominated by a panel of wine industry experts and voted as the best by USA Today’s 6.6 million daily readers. 

 

If you want to boost attendance at a meeting or conference, try these four letters: N.A.P.A. And while the Northern California wine region has more than enough activities to keep attendees busy when they’re not in meetings—475 wineries, to begin with—the downtown heart of the region is introducing new experiences this fall. Here’s a sampling:

 

San Francisco is seeing marked increases in visitor volume, visitor spending, group business, and hotel occupancy this year compared to 2021. However, visitor volume will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, and global visitation will not reach 2019 levels until 2025. Those projections were shared by the San Francisco Travel Association at its Annual Visitor and Lodging Forecast Forum held on Aug. 24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.