Private Events at Rancho Cielo

Looking for a unique venue for your next event? Rancho Cielo, a 100-acre ranch nestled in the Salinas foothills and surrounded by peaceful meadows and spectacular views, provides a relaxed setting for your next business meeting, retreat, special occasion, luncheon or dinner, team building, or social event.

Host an event and support our community

Do good, and feel good – all event proceeds go back into running the Rancho Cielo program. Rancho Cielo offers on-site catered events for small to midsize gatherings as well as the opportunity to rent our facilities for larger parties and events.

Onsite Catered Events

Our Drummond Culinary Academy students would love to cook for you! We often host events such as company retreats and meetings, birthday celebrations, holiday parties, retirement parties and rehearsal dinners. Fridays are not available due to our Friday evening student dining experience.

  • Lunch or Dinner
  • October through May
  • Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday
  • Guest count: 15-75 people   
  • Plated Meals are available for 60 guests and under.
  • Buffet Meals are available for guest counts over 60.
  • We are a beer and wine only venue – no hard alcohol.
  • Pricing is dependent upon guest count, date, and number of guests.


  • Dining room can seat up to 60 guests indoors. 
  • Outdoor patio can seat between 30-40 guests
  • Outdoor courtyard can seat 20-30 guests.

Fine Print

All events must pay a $500 deposit and have day-of liability insurance in place. Please note: At this time, our students are not yet equipped to do off-site catering.

Facility Event Rentals

Rancho Cielo has a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to accommodate parties of up to 200 guests for business, recreational or social events. Facility rentals include our gymnasium, Ted Taylor Ag Vocational Center, central lawn and BBQ area, and Sally Hughes Church Amphitheater. Clients are welcome to bring in their own outside catering for the food and beverages; student catering for large events is not available at this time. Learn more about Facility Rentals.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more? Complete our event inquiry form or contact us.