Weddings, Receptions, & Special Events

The Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens is a beautiful Wedding and reception setting for San Luis Obispo County locals, but is also 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 areas!

We have some of the best weather right here in Nipomo, perfect for garden weddings from March through October. If you have been looking for an all inclusive garden wedding, look no further! We include all of the basics you need on site for your Wedding day starting at just $650. Please see below for full details.

The Kaleidoscope Inn was renovated to recreate the elegance and charm of the Victorian era. The acre of lush, flower-filled gardens provides unique experience your guests will remember forever!

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Garden Weddings & Receptions. Our site can easily accommodate up to 250 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.

    Ceremony & 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 805-929-5444 with any questions or to schedule an appointment to see the gardens.

    Standard Ceremony & Reception 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 and $4200 for up to 200 people.
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    Premium Ceremony & Reception Package
    This 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 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!!
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    Please note that all prices shown are for 2018, please contact us for up to date pricing for future years.

    Mid-Week Wedding 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!
  • Bronze Package - 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.
  • Silver Package - 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 $500 retainer holds your date for you ($1700 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.

Our site coordinator can be reached directly at (805) 931-4891
Our e-mail address is

Wedding 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 a tour.

What our 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 come true….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


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