Planners Retreat 2020

Wedding Planning

February 4th and the 5th, Winner Circle Events had the pleasure of planning and designing a retreat for event planners up in Santa Ynez, California.  The planners retreat was for event planners to get out of their normal routine, stretch their thinking, deepen their bond with other event planners, and strengthen their communication – all while enjoying the Central California Coast.

On day one, February 4th, event planners from the Southern California area made their way up to the Central California Coast to check-in to the beautiful Roblar Farm Estate, a renovated luxury ranch style house with an infinity pool and hot tub located in Santa Ynez. This gorgeous estate can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests total. Which would be great for the bridal party to stay the weekend of a wedding, for ten special guests for a milestone birthday party, a girls weekend, or a family retreat.  What ever the event, Roblar Farm is the ideal location.

Roblar Farm also has an event venue and working farm.  Have you seen the black barn?  It’s a perfect setting for a wedding, anniversary, or any gathering!  See the photos below.

The evening was celebrated inside the Roblar Farm Black Barn with the amazing K’Syrah Catering providing their excellent food and service.

Appetizers were passed and conversations were flowing, all while enjoying cocktails from the bar provided by K’Syrah Catering. Plus, Roblar Winery provided their delicious wines.







Signature Drinks provided by K’Syrah.  “Orange You Glad to Be A Planner”: Fennel – Blood Orange – Gin.  “Smash Your Goals”: Basil Bourbon Smash. Wine provided by Roblar Winery and Beer provided by K’Syrah Catering.

Gorgeous Farm House Chic table setting for a family style meal.


Gorgeous Farm House Chic table setting for a family style meal.


Community of Over Competition!

This amazing group of event industry professionals celebrated with local vendors from the Santa Ynez area in the Roblar Farm Black Barn.

Karen, Priyan, Holly, Michelle, Leanne, Melody, Jeanette, Hailey, Heather, and Jason.

Photo Booth Fun in the 805 Camera Bus.

Cheers to a Fabulous Evening!

Day two / February 5th

Started off with everyone getting up and ready at the Roblar Farm Estate.  Haha! Which was a little difficult since we all stayed up drinking wine and chatting until the early hours of the morning.  But we all got up and were ready to start our day.

First stop was Forage Florals Shop in Santa Ynez, Ca. for coffee and a continental breakfast.  Not to mention, fun conversation!


Jill and Laura from Forage Florals.


Event Industry Professionals at Forage Florals in Santa Ynez, CA. Day two of Planners Retreat 2020.  

Santa Ynez Inn

After Forage Florals we headed over to the Santa Ynez Inn.


Entry way inside Santa Ynez Inn.


Santa Ynez Inn.


A great space for an event inside the Santa Ynez Inn. Comfortably holds 80 guests.


At the back of the event space, doors open, and open up to a dance floor with lights. Santa Ynez Inn.

The Landsby

After a tour at the beautiful Santa Ynez Inn we all took a quick drive over to the Danish town of Solvang.  Which is about 10 minutes away from Santa Ynez Inn.

Once we all arrived at The Landsby, we met up with Barry who gave us a tour of the hotel.

The Landsby in Solvang, Ca.


Courtyard at The Landsby can be used for Welcome parties, corporate parties, or post event.

Getting ready for an amazing brunch at The Landsby.

Brunch at The Landsby is served. Yum!




























Whispering Rose Ranch

After we all finished our delicious brunch at The Landsby, we headed over to the Whispering Rose Ranch in Solvang, CA.

The owners dog, Monk.


Planners getting their company hats made by The Caps Cart.


The Caps Cart can create custom hats with corporate logos, sayings, etc. Great for parties or events.

All the planners had the opportunity to take photos with one of the horses at the Whispering Rose Ranch.


Planners enjoying the day at the Whispering Rose Ranch before heading back home.

Enjoyed these two days with amazing planners and sad the event is over.  Like any event, can’t wait to plan the next!

Planners Retreat 2020 CREATIVES:
Photography: Ashley Rae Studio @ashleyraestudio
Venue: Roblar Farm @roblarfarm
Creative direction, design, and planning: Winner Circle Events @winnercircleevents
Rentals and linens: Bright Event Rentals @brighteventrentals
Lighting: Spark Creative Events @sparkcreativeevents
Camera Bus: 805 Camera Bus @805camerabus
Paper Goods: Roseville Designs @rosevilledesigns
Catering and bar: K’Syrah Catering and Events @ksyrahcatering
Desserts: The Solvang Bakery @solvangbakery
DJ: Second Song @secondsong_official
Mobile Restrooms: Major Event Trailers @majoreventtrailers
Wine: Roblar Winery @roblarwinery
Florals: Forage Florals @forageflorals

Winner Circle Events (Melody Ponce) @winnercircleevents
Anything But Gray Events (Holly Gray) @anythingbutgrayevents
Michelle Garibay Events (Michelle Garibay) @michellegaribayevents
LVL Weddings (Heather Hoesch) @lvlweddings or @lvlacademy
Rheefined Events (Jason Rhee) @jasonroars
Dulce Muse Designs (Jeanette Stewart) @dulcemusedesigns
Alfred House Productions (PriyanChandraratna) @alfredhouseproductions
Blissfully Styled Events (Karen Sieger) @blissfullystyledca
Detailed Touch Events (Hailey Lillard) @detailedtouchevents
Ashley Rae Studio (Ashley Rae) @ashleyraestudio

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