Rent the Rancho

We are experiencing a high volume of event interest. All inquiries will be answered in the order received, usually within 1-2 business days. Thank you for your understanding.

Rancho Los Cerritos is available for rental for use in photography, filming, and private events.

Filming & Photography Sessions

Prom season is here! Prom photos are considered special event photography and will require a reservation with our events team and an hourly fee (see special event photography below). Contact our events team to learn more and to schedule your prom photo session:

Special Event Photography

You can use portions of the Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Adobe & surrounding gardens for professional photography sessions such as family photos, birthdays, graduations, dances, reunions, engagements & weddings.

  • Hourly rate per session of $150 per hour.
  • Extra time can be added while onsite
  • RLC Staff Liaison will grant access to requested secure areas & must accompany your party at all times.
Please contact Mallory Rydell at for more information and available dates.

Commercial Photography and Filming

Depending on staff availability and our programming calendar, we offer portions of the site for commercial photography and film projects. Insurance is required and fees are set based on the complexity of your shoot. Please contact Mallory Rydell at for more information and available dates.

Photography for Personal Use

  • We welcome personal photography while onsite. Please note that tripods are not allowed and flash is not permitted inside the adobe home.
  • If you are posting your photos to social media, please geotag Rancho Los Cerritos and use the hashtags #rancholoscerritos and #LBClovesRLC. We love sharing our visitors’ photos!
  • Enthusiasts are encouraged to call Rancho Los Cerritos to make an appointment to take pictures if they are interested in using special equipment or taking more time to shoot a particular part of the site.
  • For photography shoots requiring access inside the Historic Adobe House, or Special Event Photography (including wedding pictures), please see the section below.

Corporate Events, Meetings & Luncheons

Due to Covid-19, we are currently evaluating private events on a case by case basis. Please contact Mallory Rydell at to discuss your event.

Rancho Los Cerritos provides breathtaking views and intimately connects your guests to California history. We regularly host organizations for team-building meetings and training sessions, as well as luncheons for garden clubs and book clubs, and site rentals for baby showers and birthday parties. We can accommodate groups of all sizes, and in most cases, a tour of our house and/or gardens can be arranged as part of your experience.

We are a mostly outdoor venue with a variety of garden spaces to host you.


Backyard –

  • Our largest event space
  • Features 150-year-old Moreton Bay Fig Tree
  • Large manicured grass lawn
  • Maximum capacity of 350 guests
  • Not available 1pm-5pm Weds-Sun


Inner Courtyard –

  • Intimate Garden with Reflecting Pond
  • Elevated Brick Patio/Porch
  • Surrounded by Historic Adobe Ranch House
  • Maximum Capacity of 150 guests
  • Not available 1pm-5pm Weds-Sun


Sunporch –

  • Indoor Patio with Brick Flooring
  • Inside Historic Adobe Ranch House
  • Views of Inner Courtyard
  • Maximum Capacity of 40 guests
  • Not available 1pm-5pm Weds-Sun


Private Garden –

  • Smallest Garden Space with hedges for privacy
  • Manicured grass lawn
  • Maximum capacity of 100 guests
  • Available any day/time / Not on public tour routes


For private events under 100 guests, we charge by the hour depending on the day of the week and timeframe.

For events with over 100 guests, please allow us to create a customized quote.

Please email or call 562) 206-2055 for more information or to make a reservation.

Begin your love story at Rancho Los Cerritos!

RLC provides a one-of-a kind historic setting for your wedding, renewal of vows, or commitment ceremony. These sprawling, private grounds offer all the charm and intimacy of a destination wedding, located in your own Southern California backyard!


Take a look at our Wedding Pricing & Policies on our “Weddings at Rancho Los Cerritos” page here: