Weddings, Receptions, &
In addition to being a beautiful garden wedding and reception
setting for San Luis Obispo County locals, the Kaleidoscope
Inn & Gardens is a great location for a Destination Wedding.
Located in the California Central Coast, we are midway between
San Francisco and LA, and only 2 hours west of the Fresno/Bakersfield
A recent Jeopardy episode revealed what all Nipomoites already
know....the question was 'What town boasts the best weather
in the US?' and the answer was "Nipomo, CA". Just
the right weather for a garden wedding through the month of
October! See historical temperature and precipitation averages
at this link.
The Kaleidoscope Inn and Gardens was renovated to recreate
the elegance and charm of the Victorian era. The acre of lush,
flower-filled gardens provides a unique, gracious, unforgettably
elegant setting that you and your guests will remember forever! See additional Wedding Photos on our Facebook Page.
Garden Weddings &
Receptions. Our site can easily accommodate up to
300 guests. Our weather is perfect for Spring, Summer and Fall
garden weddings. We do not recommend Winter weddings (i.e.,
Jan, Feb, March), but will schedule a winter wedding if that
is your chosen timeframe. To ensure that your wedding receives
all of the special attention that it merits, we hold only one
wedding per day.
- In 2007, BeachCalifornia.com
featured a February wedding at the Kaleidoscope Inn on their
- In 2010, The Knot listed the Kaleidoscope Inn as a "Best Of" Ceremony/Reception sites
Book early for 2015 Holiday/Special Event Dates
Feb 13 & 14................... Valentine's + President's Day Weekend
April 3 & 4 .................... Easter Weekend
May 28 thru 31 ............. Memorial Day Weekend
July 2 thru 5 .................. July 4th Weekend
Sept 3 thru 6 .................. Labor Day Weekend
October 8 thru 11 .......... Columbus Day Weekend
Nov. 5 & 6 .................... Last Weekend before Daylight Savings Time Ends!
November 11 thru 14 ............... Veteran's Day Weekend
Nov. 20 thru 28 ............ Thanksgiving Week
Dec 24 thru Jan 2 ........ That Magic Week of Christmas thru New Year!
& Reception Packages
A total of 9 hours use of the site: one hour rehearsal one
or two days before the event, two hours preparation/decorating
prior to the event, five hours for your wedding & reception,
and one hour clean up time. Included are use of the Bride's
Dressing Room; use of the gardens, patios, and porches; buffet,
cake, gift, and guest book tables. Dining tables, chairs, linen
tablecloths and napkins are provided. Coordination of the rehearsal
and ceremony are included. We would be happy to provide referrals
for caterers, photographers, bands, DJs, etc. Call
any questions or to schedule an appointment to see the gardens. See additional Wedding Photos on our Facebook Page.
Standard Ceremony &
Click here for
a full listing of services provided with the Standard Package.
Standard Package pricing is among the most economical on the entire Central Coast. Price depends on the number at
your wedding. Example pricing for various size weddings: $2520
for up to 65 people, $2800 for up to 100 people, $3200 for up
to 150 people, $4200 for up to 200 people, $5200 for up to 250
Premium Ceremony & Reception Package
Premium Package includes sumptuous Food and Drink Service,
fabulous Personal Flowers & Floral Decor for your
bouquets & banquet tables, Music and Master of Ceremony
Service via high quality professional DJ and the ultimate
wedding centerpiece - your beautiful Wedding Cake! The
Kaleidoscope Inn Premium
Package includes it all. Plus you can customize your
package with just about any upgrades you can imagine. We want
to give you the wedding that YOU envision!!
or Elopement Packages
(Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)
If you want to have a fabulous wedding but without
the months of planning, large party, and higher cost of the large
ceremony and full reception, the Kaleidoscope has some EASY
& Cost Effective options available for you. Whether
you are local and on a budget or are coming to the beautiful Central
Coast for a destination wedding or elopement, we have a number
of mid-week packages from which you can choose!
- Includes 2 hours use of site: 1 hour preparation, 1 hour
for ceremony and post ceremony photos. Also includes your
minister and ceremony music. Bride & Groom only for
$650. Couple + up to 8 guests for $850. Couple + up to 18
guests for $1000.
- Includes 3 hours use of site: 1 hour preparation, 2 hours
for ceremony and cake and punch reception. Includes all elements
of Bronze Package + reception music, small cake & punch.
Bride & Groom only for $1050. Couple + up to 8 guests
for $1150. Couple + up to 18 guests for $1300.
Gold Package -
Includes 3 hours use of site: 1 hour preparation, 2 hours
for ceremony and cake and punch reception. Includes all elements
of Silver Package + 1 nights lodging for the Bride and
Groom in our Honeymoon Suite (i.e., the Carriage House).
Bride & Groom only for $1200. Couple + up to 8 guests
for $1300. Couple + up to 18 guests for $1500.
Reservations. When you are ready
to reserve a date for your wedding, a $700 retainer holds
your date for you ($1800 for the Premium Package). Call
or e-mail us
to schedule an appointment to see the gardens, to reserve
your wedding date, or for more information.
planning doesn't have to be difficult and stressful.
We have worked extensively with most of the Wedding Service
Providers in the area (including Wedding Coordinators and
Consultants). When seasoned professionals work together as
a cohesive team, your beautiful garden wedding will come together
seemingly effortlessly. You
will then feel the freedom to let go and truly enjoy your
"once in a lifetime" storybook Wedding & Reception
- with us here at the Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens! Call
Kevin at 805-929-5444
with any questions or to schedule an appointment to see the
gardens. See additional Wedding Photos on our Facebook Page.
Brides are Saying About Us
"When we decided to have our wedding at the Kaleidoscope
Inn & Gardens, we had no idea how much of a help you would
be. Your manner was very calming and you were very supportive
of what I wanted. You were accomodating before, during, and
after our wedding to make sure everything ran smoothly. We recommend
a wedding at the Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens for couples
who want the BEST!" - Bride & Groom from SLO
"Thank you again for all that you did to help us plan
this day and to make it so special. I will definitely be recommending
the Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens as the place in San
Luis County to hold an outdoor wedding." - Mother of a
Bride from Paso
"...thank you for making our daughter's wedding day successful
and beautiful. Because of your organizational skills and helpful
assistance, the day turned out perfect. We chose the Kaleidoscope
not only because of its beauty and the reasonable cost, but
also for your enthusiasm at hosting the event." - Mother
of a Bride from Nipomo
the Kaleidoscope Inn made all of my wedding dreams
.Thank you Carolayne & Kevin for making our
wedding day and following morning a treasured life experience."
- Bride & Groom from Santa Maria
your calm demeanor, insight and enthusiasm for
our success really paid off! We have nothing but praise for
all your efforts. We wholeheartedly recommend your services
to anyone who wants to have a successful and memorable event."
- Bride & Groom from San Jose
"We want to thank you for all your assistance at our daughters
pre-wedding arrangements and also for your loving care and assistance
at her wedding. I certainly will recommend you for future garden
weddings." - Mother of a Bride from Fresno