Package Perfect | Sand Rock Farm

Welcome to Package Perfect; the series where Simply Elope shares different venues, from romantic bed and breakfasts to lavish hotels; all offering unique and memorable eloping experiences!

On this Package Perfect: Sand Rock Farm


This gorgeous bed and breakfast can be found nestled in picturesque Aptos, California. Just 11 miles south of Santa Barbara (and it’s fabulous beaches), Sand Rock Farm is the perfect combination of “Laid-Back California Vibe” and 19th century antique.

Something old, something new…. Sand Rock Farm was originally a 1000-acre ranch and winery built by August and Eva Lilliencrantz in the 1880’s. At the height of operations in 1907, over 70 acres of vines were planted and 130,000 gallons of wine were shipped. The property remained in the Lilliencrantz family until the 1960’s when it was purchased for use as a private home. Sand Rock Farm Bed and Breakfast was started in 1999 by Kris Sheehan, who lovingly restored the property with authentic antique furnishings and fixtures.

The beautiful grounds and event areas attracted many brides and grooms and under Kris’s ownership, Sand Rock Farm earned an excellent reputation not just for the bed and breakfast, but also as one of the area’s premier wedding and elopement destinations. Today, Derek and Jennifer Hagglof continue the tradition of warm hospitality, offering comfortable, relaxing and romantic accommodations and a variety of gorgeous, natural settings for special occasions such as engagements, elopements, weddings, anniversaries, reunions and retreats.


But Sand Rock Farm is more than just it’s good looks ;). Here are a few more details on this magical place:

Are you pet friendly?
Yes 🙂

What is your peak season(s)?

How far in advance should couples book their elopement?
One year is ideal.

How many ceremony cites are available?

Are there any outdoor ceremony cites available?
Yes, The Redwood Grove, Barrel Room and Meadow.

Are there any indoor ceremony cites available?
Yes, The Barn.

This perfect slice of heaven has everything an intimate ceremony loving couple could want for their dream elopement. If you want to know more about Sand Rock Farm their super friendly staff are there to help plan the elopement of your dreams!

I had the chance to work with Jennifer Hagglof and Eileen Lacey for this article and they were so nice and a real pleasure to work with, so don’t hesitate to say hi! They can’t wait to “e” meet you (inside joke)!

A very special thanks to the staff at Sand Rock Farm, Bellalu Photography, Amazae Special Events, Gabrielles Bridal, Milk Glass Vintage Rentals, Professional Makeup Artistry and Luke Goodman Cinematography!

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