Welcome to Rancho del Cielo a new event venue in Carbrook.

Firstly your are probably thinking what’s with the name? Rancho del Cielo literally translated from it’s Mexican background means Ranch in the Sky. The reasoning behind the name stems from the owner, Mr Geoffrey Thomas, who had a close and long term personal relationship with the Reagan's, of USA presidential fame, and whom had a Rancho del Cielo also in Arizona. A close friendship formed between the two and hence the affection is shown by Geoff Thomas dedicating his own style of Ranch in Ronald Reagan’s memory.

Mr Geoffrey Thomas has been the sole owner of Maleny Manor, Queensland’s most awarded wedding venue, since 1995. Simon & Marlene Murray joined Maleny Manor in 1998 and since then have continued the tradition of holding beautiful weddings, which has achieved numerous industry awards in recognition of our outstanding achievements within this niche market.

With Rancho del Cielo being such a wonderful property and it not always occupied by Geoff.
Simon and Marlene suggested we start utilizing it as a Boutique Wedding and as a Prestigious Accommodation, Event and Corporate Venue.

The rest as they say is history, which delights us in presenting to you our information pack which contains everything you need to know about holding an event here with us.

To enable Rancho del Cielo to become a venue capable of holding weddings and events from April 2012, we will be undergoing some renovation works in the next six months, primarily being the commercial kitchen fit out. Everything else required to ensure you have a most enjoyable stay is already in place.

We are very happy to take you through the venue, arranged by prior appointment, and at that time we can answer any questions you might have.

Depending on your plans while staying at Rancho del Cielo we can offer you many exciting dining choices. Dining at Rancho is a breeze with many areas to relax and enjoy a chef designed menu.

At some stage during your stay you may wish to fire up the barbecue and enjoy a casual meal with selected cuts, salads and breads chosen by our Executive Chef, Helmut Reichart.

At other times you may be more than content to let someone else takeover the worry and let our team of professionals come in to take care of all requirements from setting up the dining facilities, preparing and presenting the food, providing exceptional wait staff and taking care of all the aftermath.

Informal meals can be held in the games room, TV lounge, by the pool, on the viewing platform, in the temperature controlled wine cellar (just perfect with cheese) next to the wood fireplaces and even picnics out on the lush manicured lawns under the shade of our fruit trees.

Our main formal dining area is under the main pavilion flanked by two fireplaces.
The exquisite 16 seat main timber dining table can do justice to any style of dining but is at it’s best when laden with beautiful crockery, silverware and a floral masterpiece by Bloomworks.

For that 6 star formal dining occasion Rancho del Cielo Executive Chef Helmut has designed your menu selections with 3 items in mind. The delightful open space full view kitchen, the guests often broad culinary background and finally, creating a truly memorable dining experience, through colour, taste, smell and originality.

Rancho del Cielo is a fully licensed venue and our temperature controlled wine cellar is the starting point to choosing wines for your dining pleasure. Once decided they are prepared in our bar and served accordingly. You will also find a full range of beers, spirits and non alcoholic beverages available.

Special Dietary requests are welcomed. All we ask for is adequate notice so that we can prepare the desired selections to the best of our ability. Specially designed dietary menu selections for you to choose from are within our menu pages.

Coupled with beautiful food, the wine cellar, our 6 star service and attention to detail creates an exquisite dining ambience experience. Our mantra is to provide friendly, professional, unobtrusive service within these remarkable surroundings.

We sincerely hope you enjoy reading all we have to offer in the following packages and menus and please feel free to make contact to discuss your personal requirements.

Yours sincerely,
Simon and Marlene Murray and all our dedicated staff