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About

Oak Hills Ranch

We Love all our Clients.

We love doing weddings and events and we enjoy watching you make memories here.

We believe that with a big budget or a small budget you can have an extraordinary day to remember at Oak Hills.

Our history

Oak Hills Ranch was originally known locally as the "Clagg Ranch", owned by Reford and Marcia Clagg. Reford first built the original pole barn before building the main house in the late 1970s.   The guest house was added in the 1980’s.  The ranch was an operating cattle ranch for decades and the barn was used to house horses and cattle.  We have spent the past few years lovingly restoring both of the houses, and are now in the process of restoring the beautiful 3,750 square foot barn.  Our mission is to honor the history, look and feel of this beautiful 200 acre ranch.

Oak Hills Ranch is now an event venue scheduled to open in Spring of 2024.  Although the Ranch is a new location, our event team is made up of seasoned professionals with vast experience and many awards.  We are here to make your vision an extraordinary reality.

Outdoor Wedding Altar

Moments at Oak Hills

Frequently Asked Questions

Convenient Location

We are located 45 minutes from Bakersfield

1 hour from Northeast LA Region.

2 Hours from the inland empire.

We are easily accessed off the 202 onto Old Town Rd..

The Ranch feels private and remote with over 90 acres of sprawling hills and oak trees.

However, it is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from historic Old Town Tehachapi and very close to lodging, restaurants and several Tehachapi wineries.

Parking

We have a full-sized parking lot for 250 guests located at the entrance to the Ranch on Old Town Road.

Security is provided for parking lot during event hours.

Overnight parking is available.

We do not typically see vandalism or vagrancy in the area, but we cannot be responsible for theft or damage in parking lot.

We offer shuttle service from the parking lot to the Ranch, as well as shuttle pickup and drop off from downtown hotels.

 

One Event Scheduled Per Day

Our venue is dedicated to your special event, we will never schedule a second event on the same day.

Weekday events are available during the afternoon and early evening.

Lodging

There are many hotels available within a few miles of the venue.

We offer aFriday evening ceremony rehearsal on property, and this can also include a rehearsal dinner to take place

in the main house, on the1,500 square foot deck and in the beautiful courtyard.

We offer a private chef who can come to the main house to cook on-property for your rehearsal dinner.
For Saturday events only, we offer the option to reserve overnight lodging for the wedding party onFriday night

for up to 12 guests in the main house and guest house.

 

Restaurants

There are excellent restaurants and wineries Tehachapi, all are about 10 minutes from Oak Hills Ranch.

Customized Packages

We offer a venue-only package and an all-inclusive package.  We are available to customize your event.

Depending on the size of your event, we have several options for your ceremony to take place on the ranch,

including the formal ceremony space, on the deck, in the courtyard or inside the 3,750 square foot barn.

Caterers

We have an exclusive list of caterers for you to select from.

We offer many food options including fine-dining (buffet and plated service),

or a casual outdoor full-service barbeque for your special event.

Tables and Chairs

All events include tables and chairs for 250 guests.

We have farmhouse table and 8-person round table options.

Table numbers and seating chart

Tables are set up for 8 guests per table, we do not offer smaller or larger round tables.

You will be responsible for your table numbers and table assignments.

Personal Decorations

You are responsible for your personal decoration items.  Staff will not touch or move your personal items. (Table decorations, dress and personal items, gifts etc.)

Rental items from the rental company are placed and removed by rental company.

Staff will place venue items such as center pieces, florals, place settings tables and chairs and linens.

Linen's Dishes etc.

If you choose our inclusive package, Linens, napkins, chargers, plates, glassware, centerpieces, florals are included.

How does the bar work?

You bring your beverages to be served and our bar service will serve what you bring.

You also have the option the option of having beverages ordered and delivered.

Last call at 9:00 PM

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What about the Weather?

All events are scheduled Rain or Shine.

We provide indoor spaces for both your ceremony and reception in the event of inclement weather.

Pets and Children

We love all pets and children.

We suggest having pets and children for your ceremony and then sending them home so you can have your fabulous party.

If you have more than 5 children, we require a dedicated child attendant.

Golf Carts

We have a shuttle available from the parking lot and from local downtown hotels to assist guests.

Golf Cart available for guest transport on-property as needed.

We have a handicapped accessible ramp providing access to and from the ceremony area and barn.

Bridal party and vendors are required to park in the parking lot and shuttle onto the property once they have unloaded.  

No vehicle parking allowed on property during events.

Glitter

No

Fireworks

No

Sparklers

Yes

Candles

Yes

 

Must be enclosed in votives please.

Hammer & Nails

No

Adhesives

No

We find that zip ties work best.

Delivery & Pickup Times

10 AM Thursday -Sunday

Please schedule your rentals and other items for delivery and pickup at this time. Staff will be available to unlock gates and doors at this time.

Generally, your vendors are available at this time.

Standard Times provided below.

Rehearsal Time

6-7PM

Rehearsal Dinner

7-8PM

Bridal Suites Open

10AM

6AM for full-service packages and Friday overnight stays.

Bridal suites cleaned and cleared of Personal items.

We offer storage areas for these items during the ceremony.

2:30PM

Ceremony Time- 3PM

Party Start Time- 5PM

Catering Service- 5:30PM

(Caterer required to be setup and on site by 4PM)

Last Call- 9:30PM

Party End Time- 10PM

(Music must end at 10:00 PM)

Cleanup- Must be completed by 11PM

All personal Items removed.

Full-service package includes cleanup service.

If you do not purchase full-service package, then you are responsible for clearing all tables and stacking chairs.

Customized Weddings

We include everything you need for your most excellent day.  We are here to make your event special.

You can customize your day and make it your own with:

Personal Decor items

Floral design

Table design, linen colors, charger plates

Arch and floral selections

Signage and plaques

Tours

One-hour Tours offered on

Saturdays 10-2

Thursdays 4-7

Alternate times available on request and subject to availability

RSVP required

Tour will include visiting all spaces and options available on site.

Design Appointments

First Sunday of Each Month

10AM-4PM

2-hour individual appointments for booked couples.

What do we do at Design Appointments?

Design appointments are to allow you time to design your special day.

We will select tables, chairs, linens and table decorations.  We will

Develop your event timeline and music selections.

We can discuss and design your personalized event decor.

Barn Renovation

We are currently completing our restoration of the original pole barn.

The barn will be available for events and receptions beginning in Spring 2024.

It will include two large outdoor patio spaces along with the interior of 3,750 interior, with finished faux wood flooring,

custom lighting, sound system and dance floor.

The barn is an open pole barn, but can be fully enclosed for wind, heat or inclement weather. 

We offer heaters and swamp coolers in the barn.

 

We may offer smaller events in the Fall of 2023.  Please watch this site for updates!

How do I hold my date?

A deposit and signed contract hold your date.

All payments and contracts are completed online.

We do not do informal holds.

Contact

Contact us

For inquiries or to start planning your celebration, please get in touch.

One-hour Tours offered on

Saturdays 10-2

Thursdays 4-7

Reservations Required

Choose event date and package prior to scheduling tour.

We want to make sure your date is available.