ventura county wedding venues

Planning your wedding can be such a stressful time, but it is also fun and exciting and will help ensure that your wedding is one of the best days of your life. But where do you start? You know you want to have your wedding in Santa Barbara, probably because it’s a gorgeous city, with near-perfect weather all year long. It’s perfectly situated just a couple of hours from Los Angeles. There are multiple hotels, and bed & breakfasts to choose from. And the architecture throughout the city is uniquely Spanish, a look that isn’t as predominant in most other California cities.

Camarillo

Camarillo, a charming city in Ventura County, offers a variety of stunning Camarillo wedding venues. From elegant ballrooms to rustic ranches and picturesque gardens, Camarillo has something to suit every couple’s style. With its convenient location and beautiful weather, Camarillo is an ideal destination for your dream wedding. Whether you envision a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Camarillo wedding venues provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.


camarillo ranch house

Camarillo ranch

201 Camarillo Ranch Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012 | Type of Venue: Outdoor

Historic Stepping onto the grounds of Camarillo Ranch is like traveling back in time. This historic 1892 Queen Anne Victorian estate offers a charming and elegant setting for your wedding day. The sprawling green lawns, majestic trees, and well-manicured gardens provide endless opportunities for stunning photographs. The venue’s white gazebo serves as a romantic focal point, perfect for exchanging vows or capturing intimate moments as newlyweds.

Unique Features:

  • The historic 1892 Queen Anne Victorian house
  • Beautifully maintained gardens and lawns
  • Rustic barn for reception
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 1000
  • Phone: (805) 389-8182
Bride on a swing at maravilla gardens

maravilla gardens

450 Camino Aguajito, Camarillo, CA 93012 | Type of Venue: Outdoor, Garden

Maravilla Gardens is a hidden gem among Ventura wedding venues. This enchanting garden setting features vibrant flowers, tranquil waterfalls, and quaint bridges, creating a magical atmosphere for your special day. The venue’s gazebo, surrounded by lush greenery, provides a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony. As the sun sets, the garden transforms with twinkling lights, adding a touch of romance to your reception.

Unique Features:

  • Kaleidoscopic flowers and lush greenery
  • Serene waterfalls and charming bridges
  • Intimate gazebo for ceremonies
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (805) 216-6726
Reception space with white linens and brown chairs at Casi Cielo Vineyards in Camarillo

Casi Cielo Vineyards

1735 Pancho Rd Camarillo, CA 93012 | Type of Venue: Outdoor

Tucked away in the hills of Camarillo, Casi Cielo is a beautiful little Ventura wedding venue, complete with it’s own vineyard. This peaceful venue features a spacious outdoor area for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. You and your guests will will have the convenience of having everything all within the grounds. The venue also offers a beautiful stairway for an impactful grand entrance, as well as a beautiful photo op.

Unique Features:

  • Facility use is for 10 hours including an hour for the rehearsal
  • Outdoor ceremony and reception sites, with views of the nearby mountains, and vineyard
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 150
  • Phone: (805) 300-0561
Wedding reception with a wooden sweetheart table and field behind at gerry ranch in camarillo

Gerry Ranch

9015 Rosita Rd. Camarillo, CA 93012 | Type of Venue: Outdoor

Gerry Ranch is situated in Santa Rosa Valley on 38 Acres of picturesque farmland. This spacious, outdoor venue offers separate areas for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. A private bridal suite is available in the original ranch house and includes a private patio and garden. There’s ample guest parking, market lighting over the dining space, and a sparkler grand exit is not only allowed but provided.

Unique Features:

  • Facility use is for 11 hours including an hour for the rehearsal
  • Outdoor ceremony and reception sites, with orchard views.
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (805) 377-5568
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Commemorative Air Force – CAF SoCal Events

455 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010 | Type of Venue: Unique, Indoor

For couples seeking a one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Ventura County, the Commemorative Air Force – CAF SoCal Events offers an unforgettable experience. This aviation museum features a collection of vintage aircraft, providing a fascinating backdrop for weddings. The venue’s hangar can be transformed into a stunning reception space, with the aircraft adding a unique and memorable touch to the décor. As a photographer, I love capturing the contrast between the elegant wedding details and the industrial aviation setting.

Unique Features:

  • Vintage aircraft collection, providing a fascinating and unique backdrop for weddings
  • Large hangar space that can be transformed into a stunning reception area
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 500
  • Phone: (805) 482-0064
Indoor wedding reception at spanish hills in Camarillo with white linens and tall floral displays

spanish hills club

999 Crestview Ave, Camarillo, CA 93010 | Type of Venue: Ballroom, Outdoor

Spanish Hills Club is a sophisticated wedding venue in Camarillo, offering both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. The venue’s elegant ballroom features high ceilings, modern chandeliers, and large windows that flood the space with natural light, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. The outdoor ceremony site overlooks the beautifully manicured golf course, providing a picturesque backdrop for exchanging vows.

Unique Features:

  • Elegant ballroom with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and large windows, creating a sophisticated ambiance
  • Outdoor ceremony site overlooking the manicured golf course, offering a scenic backdrop
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (805) 388-5000
wedding ceremony at sterling hills golf club

Sterling Hills Golf Club

901 Sterling Hills Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010 | Type of Venue: Outdoor, Ballroom

Sterling Hills Golf Club is a stunning Ventura County wedding venue that combines the beauty of nature with elegant indoor spaces. The venue’s outdoor ceremony site features a beautiful gazebo surrounded by the lush golf course, creating a romantic setting for exchanging vows. The grand ballroom, with its high ceilings and expansive windows, offers a luxurious space for receptions. As a photographer, I appreciate the variety of scenic backdrops the venue provides, from the rolling hills of the golf course to the elegant interior spaces.

Unique Features:

  • Beautiful outdoor ceremony site with a gazebo surrounded by the lush golf course
  • Grand ballroom with high ceilings and expansive windows, offering a luxurious space for receptions
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 250
  • Phone: (805) 987-3441
Ventura Camarillo Wedding Venue Cantara Cellars

cantara cellars

126 Wood Rd Suite 104, Camarillo, CA 93010 | Type of Venue: Winery, Indoor

Cantara Cellars is a charming winery wedding venue located in the heart of Ventura County. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the venue’s rustic charm and intimate atmosphere. The tasting room, with its exposed brick walls and wooden barrels, provides a cozy and romantic setting for smaller weddings. The venue also offers a beautiful outdoor patio area, perfect for ceremonies and cocktail hours surrounded by the picturesque winery grounds.

Unique Features:

  • Rustic tasting room with exposed brick walls and wooden barrels, creating an intimate and romantic atmosphere
  • Outdoor patio area surrounded by the picturesque winery grounds, ideal for ceremonies and cocktail hours
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 100
  • Phone: (805) 484-9600
white barn in the evening at a wedding reception

rancho baila sol

1651 Poindexter Ave, Camarillo, CA 93012 | Type of Venue: Indoor, Barn

Nestled in the heart of Camarillo, Rancho Baila Sol is a hidden gem among Ventura wedding venues. This charming venue features a rustic barn with high ceilings and exposed wood beams, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for weddings. The barn’s interior is adorned with string lights and chandeliers, adding a touch of romance to the space. The venue also offers a beautiful outdoor area with a gazebo, perfect for ceremonies and cocktail hours.

Unique Features:

  • The rustic barn with high ceilings and exposed wood beams, offering a cozy and inviting ambiance
  • Outdoor gazebo surrounded by nature, ideal for ceremonies and cocktail hours
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (805) 419-5556

Oxnard & Ventura

Oxnard and Ventura, two coastal cities in Ventura County, boast an array of breathtaking Oxnard and Ventura wedding venues. From beachfront resorts to historic landmarks and lush gardens, these cities offer a diverse selection of venues for your wedding celebration. With stunning ocean views and a laid-back coastal atmosphere, Oxnard and Ventura wedding venues create an unforgettable setting for you and your guests. Whether you desire a sophisticated ballroom or a romantic outdoor ceremony, Oxnard and Ventura have the perfect venue for your special day.


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Zachari Dunes Mandalay Beach Resort

2101 Mandalay Beach Rd, Oxnard, CA 93035 | Type of Venue: Beach, Hotel

Zachari Dunes Mandalay Beach Resort is a breathtaking wedding venue situated along the pristine shores of Oxnard. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the resort’s stunning beachfront location, which offers an array of picturesque backdrops for ceremonies and portraits. The resort’s elegant ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the ocean views, flooding the space with natural light and creating a sense of seamless indoor-outdoor flow. The beachfront lawn area is perfect for outdoor ceremonies, allowing couples to exchange vows with the sound of the waves and the feel of the sand beneath their feet.

Unique Features:

  • Direct access to the pristine Mandalay Beach, offering stunning beachfront ceremony options
  • Elegant ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing ocean views, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (805) 984-2500
wedding on the beach at crowne plaza ventura

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

450 E Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001 | Type of Venue: Beach, Hotel

The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach is a modern and sophisticated wedding venue that combines the best of coastal charm and contemporary elegance. As a photographer, I love the hotel’s prime location on the beachfront, which provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and photos. The hotel’s Top of the Harbor event space, located on the penthouse level, offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Ventura Pier, creating a truly memorable setting for receptions. The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach is an ideal choice for couples seeking a stylish and convenient wedding venue in the heart of Ventura County.

Unique Features:

  • Prime beachfront location with direct access to the sand, perfect for outdoor ceremonies and photos
  • Top of the Harbor event space on the penthouse level, offering panoramic ocean and pier views
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 250
  • Phone: (805) 648-2100
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Pierpont Inn

550 Sanjon Rd, Ventura, CA 93001 | Type of Venue: Historic, Hotel

The Pierpont Inn is a historic wedding venue that has been a cherished part of the Ventura community for over a century. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the inn’s timeless charm and the way it seamlessly blends vintage elegance with modern amenities. The lush Wisteria Garden, with its romantic gazebo and blooming flowers, creates an enchanting setting for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The Pavilion, a 1930s-era banquet space, features original hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings, and large windows that flood the room with warm, natural light. The Pierpont Inn offers a unique and nostalgic backdrop for couples seeking a wedding venue rich in history and character.

Unique Features:

  • Historic 1930s-era Pavilion with original hardwood floors, exposed beam ceilings, and large windows
  • Romantic Wisteria Garden with a gazebo and blooming flowers, perfect for outdoor ceremonies and receptions
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (805) 643-6144

Santa Paula & Fillmore

Santa Paula and Fillmore, are picturesque towns in Ventura County, is home to several charming Santa Paula and Fillmore wedding venues. From rustic farms to elegant estates and intimate gardens, these areas offer a variety of venues to suit your wedding style. With their small-town charm and beautiful natural surroundings, Santa Paula and Fillmore wedding venues provide a romantic and serene setting for your special day. Whether you dream of a country-chic celebration or a sophisticated affair, both Santa Paula and Fillmore have the perfect venue to make your wedding vision a reality.


Outdoor wedding ceremony with brown wood chairs and pink and white flowers along the aisle and a large white floral arch backdrop

Tuscan Rose Ranch

13515 W Telegraph Rd, Santa Paula, CA 93060 | Type of Venue: Outdoor, Garden

Tuscan Rose Ranch is an immaculately manicured garden Ventura County wedding venues, offering an Italian villa outdoor feel with it’s olive trees, lavender, and white rose lined path. This venue offers two private getting ready suites, a picturesque framed gazebo backdrop for your ceremony as well as a cement aisle to make your journey to “I do” that much easier. Tuscan Rose Ranch also offers all inclusive amenities to help alleviate any extra wedding day stress.

Unique Features:

  • 3 acres of lush white roses, lavender fields, and olive trees for stunning photo ops
  • Private getting ready spaces, and separate areas for ceremony, cocktail, and reception
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 250
  • Phone: (805)603-9446
outdoor wedding reception tables in a courtyard at a Victorian Mansion photographed by Ventura County wedding photographer

Newhall Mansion

829 Park St, Fillmore, CA 93015 | Type of Venue: Historic, Garden

The Newhall Mansion is a stunning historic wedding venue that transports couples and their guests back in time to an era of grandeur and elegance. Built in 1890, this beautifully restored mansion features intricate Victorian architecture, lush gardens, and a charming carriage house. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the mansion’s ornate details, from the grand staircase to the vintage chandeliers, which create a romantic and timeless backdrop for photos. The expansive lawn area, surrounded by mature trees and colorful flowerbeds, offers a picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The Newhall Mansion is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines old-world charm with modern amenities.

Unique Features:

  • Beautifully restored 1890s Victorian mansion with intricate architectural details and vintage chandeliers
  • Expansive lawn area surrounded by mature trees and colorful flowerbeds, ideal for outdoor ceremonies and receptions
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (805) 509-5183
groom laughing as he holds his bride at the waist while they stand together against a white bride wall of the church they were married in

The Fillmore On Central

337 Central Ave, Fillmore, CA 93015 | Type of Venue: Industrial, Indoor

The Fillmore On Central is a unique and versatile wedding venue located in the heart of historic downtown Fillmore. As a photographer, I love the venue’s industrial chic aesthetic, with its exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, and high ceilings adorned with vintage-style pendant lights. The open floor plan offers ample space for both ceremonies and receptions, allowing couples to customize the layout to suit their vision. The venue’s large windows flood the space with natural light, creating a bright and airy atmosphere that’s perfect for capturing candid moments. The Fillmore On Central is an excellent choice for couples seeking a blank canvas venue that they can transform to reflect their personal style.

Unique Features:

  • Industrial chic aesthetic with exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, and high ceilings
  • Versatile open floor plan, allowing couples to customize the layout for ceremonies and receptions
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (805) 524-0909

Moorpark

Moorpark, a beautiful city in Ventura County, features a range of stunning Moorpark wedding venues. From elegant ballrooms to rustic barns and picturesque gardens, Moorpark offers a diverse selection of venues for your special day. With its convenient location and beautiful weather, Moorpark wedding venues provide the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding. Whether you envision a grand celebration or an intimate gathering, Moorpark has the ideal venue to suit your style and create unforgettable memories.


groom in a blue suit dipping his bride back and she holds his shoulders for wedding photos in garden

Hartley Botanica

621 Cabrillo Ave, Somis, CA 93066 | Type of Venue: Garden, Outdoor

Hartley Botanica is a breathtaking garden wedding venue nestled in the rolling hills of Somis. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the venue’s exquisite landscaping, featuring a diverse array of exotic plants, tranquil water features, and charming garden paths. The Sunken Garden, with its stone walls and intimate atmosphere, provides a romantic setting for exchanging vows, while the Cactus Garden offers a unique and striking backdrop for portraits. The venue’s Pavilion, with its cathedral ceilings and chandeliers, creates an elegant space for receptions, with large windows showcasing the surrounding garden views. Hartley Botanica is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines natural beauty with understated elegance.

Unique Features:

  • Exquisite landscaping with diverse exotic plants, tranquil water features, and charming garden paths
  • The Sunken Garden, a romantic and intimate setting for ceremonies, featuring stone walls and lush foliage
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (805) 338-1012
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Eden Gardens

3900 Brennan Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 | Type of Venue: Garden, Outdoor

Eden Gardens is a serene and enchanting wedding venue located in the heart of Moorpark. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the venue’s lush and meticulously manicured gardens, which provide a picturesque backdrop for ceremonies and portraits. The Garden Terrace, with its romantic gazebo and gentle waterfall, creates a fairy-tale setting for exchanging vows, while the Rose Garden offers a fragrant and colorful space for cocktail hours. The Reception Hall features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the garden views, filling the space with natural light and creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Eden Gardens is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that celebrates the beauty and tranquility of nature.

Unique Features:

  • Meticulously manicured gardens with a romantic gazebo and gentle waterfall, creating a fairy-tale setting
  • The Rose Garden, a fragrant and colorful space for cocktail hours, offering stunning photo opportunities
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 250
  • Phone: (805) 208-3098
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Walnut Grove

3370 Sunset Valley Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 | Type of Venue: Outdoor, Ranch

Walnut Grove is a charming and rustic wedding venue situated on a sprawling 20-acre ranch in Moorpark. As a photographer, I love the venue’s natural beauty, with its towering walnut trees, rolling hills, and stunning sunset views. The outdoor ceremony site, nestled among the walnut groves, provides a serene and intimate setting for exchanging vows, while the expansive lawn area offers ample space for outdoor receptions and lawn games. The venue’s historic 1920s barn, adorned with string lights and rustic decor, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions and dancing. Walnut Grove is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the charm of a rustic ranch with the beauty of the California countryside.

Unique Features:

  • 20-acre ranch with towering walnut trees, lush grass, and stunning sunset views
  • Stone fireplace and stone tiles flooring adds dance space with a romantic touch
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (805) 479-0155
outdoor ceremony space with tall pam trees and string lights over head at Rancho De Las Palmas taken by Ventura wedding photographer

Rancho De Las Palmas

1390 Random Oaks Rd, Moorpark, CA 93021 | Type of Venue: Ranch, Outdoor

Rancho De Las Palmas is a stunning Spanish-style ranch wedding venue nestled in the rolling hills of Moorpark. As a photographer, I’m captivated by the venue’s Old World charm, with its terracotta tile roofs, whitewashed walls, and lush palm trees. The outdoor ceremony site, overlooking the tranquil pond and fountain, creates a romantic and picturesque setting for exchanging vows, while the expansive courtyard offers a beautiful space for outdoor receptions and dancing under the stars. The venue’s indoor banquet room features exposed wooden beams, wrought iron chandeliers, and large windows that flood the space with natural light, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Rancho De Las Palmas is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the elegance of Spanish architecture with the natural beauty of the Ventura County countryside.

Unique Features:

  • Spanish-style architecture with terracotta tile roofs, whitewashed walls, and lush palm trees
  • Outdoor ceremony site overlooking a tranquil pond and fountain, creating a romantic and picturesque setting
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 250
  • Phone: (805) 532-1234

Ojai

Ojai, a scenic valley in Ventura County, is renowned for its stunning Ojai wedding venues. From luxurious resorts to charming inns and picturesque farms, Ojai offers a variety of venues to suit every couple’s taste. With its beautiful mountain views and serene atmosphere, Ojai wedding venues create a romantic and enchanting setting for your special day. Whether you dream of an elegant garden ceremony or a rustic barn reception, Ojai has the perfect venue to make your wedding vision a reality.


night time dance with bride and groom under a large tree with lantern hung as the sun sets over the mountains in the distance at Ojai Valley Inn with Ventura county wedding photographer

Ojai Valley Inn

905 Country Club Rd, Ojai, CA 93023 | Type of Venue: Hotel, Garden

The Ojai Valley Inn is a luxurious and sprawling wedding venue that offers a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern elegance. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the venue’s stunning Spanish-style architecture, with its terracotta tile roofs, whitewashed walls, and intricate ironwork. The venue’s expansive gardens, featuring manicured lawns, fragrant lavender fields, and ancient oak trees, provide a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The Hacienda Ballroom, with its grand fireplace and crystal chandeliers, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions. The Ojai Valley Inn is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the romance of Old World charm with the luxury of a world-class resort.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning Spanish-style architecture with terracotta tile roofs, whitewashed walls, and intricate ironwork
  • Expansive gardens featuring manicured lawns, fragrant lavender fields, and ancient oak trees
  • Price: $$$$
  • Capacity: 500
  • Phone: (855) 697-8780
bride and groom kissing after getting married

Topa Mountain Winery

821 W Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 | Type of Venue: Winery, Outdoor

Topa Mountain Winery is a picturesque and intimate wedding venue nestled in the heart of Ojai Valley. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the venue’s stunning mountain views, with the Topa Topa Mountains providing a majestic backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s rustic tasting room, with its exposed wooden beams and large windows showcasing the vineyard views, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions. The outdoor patio, surrounded by grapevines and twinkling string lights, offers a romantic setting for al fresco dining and dancing under the stars. Topa Mountain Winery is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the Ojai Valley with the charm of a boutique winery.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning mountain views with the Topa Topa Mountains providing a majestic backdrop
  • Rustic tasting room with exposed wooden beams and large windows showcasing the vineyard views
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 150
  • Phone: (805) 640-1190

Lavender Inn

210 E Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023 | Type of Venue: Inn, Garden

The Lavender Inn is a charming and intimate wedding venue located in the heart of Ojai. As a photographer, I’m captivated by the venue’s lush and fragrant gardens, featuring winding paths, colorful flowerbeds, and a tranquil koi pond. The outdoor ceremony site, nestled among the lavender fields, provides a romantic and aromatic setting for exchanging vows, while the inn’s wraparound porch offers a quaint space for cocktail hours and portraits. The inn’s cozy dining room, with its fireplace and vintage decor, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for intimate receptions. The Lavender Inn is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the charm of a quaint bed and breakfast with the natural beauty of Ojai’s famous lavender fields.

Unique Features:

  • Lush and fragrant gardens featuring winding paths, colorful flowerbeds, and a tranquil koi pond
  • Outdoor ceremony site nestled among the lavender fields, providing a romantic and aromatic setting
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 100
  • Phone: (805) 646-6635
bride and groom holding hands at the alter for their outdoor wedding ceremony at the Old Creek Ranch Winery with Ventura County wedding photographer

Old Creek Ranch Winery

10024 Old Creek Rd, Ventura, CA 93001 | Type of Venue: Winery, Outdoor

Old Creek Ranch Winery is a stunning and secluded wedding venue located in the rolling hills of Ventura County. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the venue’s breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, which provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s rustic barn, with its high ceilings and exposed wooden beams, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions, while the expansive lawn area offers ample space for outdoor dining and dancing under the stars. The winery’s tasting room, with its cozy fireplace and vineyard views, provides a charming space for intimate gatherings and photo opportunities. Old Creek Ranch Winery is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the Ventura County countryside with the rustic charm of a working winery.

Unique Features:

  • Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards, providing a picturesque backdrop
  • Rustic barn with high ceilings and exposed wooden beams, creating a warm and inviting reception space
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (805) 649-4132
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Ojai Labyrinth

160 Besant Rd, Ojai, CA 93023 | Type of Venue: Inn, Garden

The Ojai Retreat and Inn is a serene and enchanting wedding venue perched on a hilltop overlooking the Ojai Valley. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the venue’s stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valley, which provide a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s lush gardens, featuring winding paths, meditation spots, and a tranquil labyrinth, create a peaceful and spiritual atmosphere for intimate gatherings and photo opportunities. The inn’s Main House, with its large windows showcasing the valley views and cozy common areas, provides a warm and inviting space for indoor receptions and relaxation. The Ojai Retreat and Inn is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the Ojai Valley with the tranquility and spiritual essence of a hilltop retreat.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Ojai Valley
  • Lush gardens featuring winding paths, meditation spots, and a tranquil labyrinth
  • Price: $$
  • Capacity: 150
  • Phone: (805) 646-253
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Thacher House

1003 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023 | Type of Venue: Historic, Garden

The Thacher House is a historic and elegant wedding venue located in the heart of Ojai. As a photographer, I’m captivated by the venue’s beautifully restored 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, featuring stucco walls, red tile roofs, and intricate ironwork. The venue’s lush gardens, with manicured lawns, colorful bougainvillea, and a charming fountain, provide a romantic and picturesque setting for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The house’s interior, with its hardwood floors, vintage chandeliers, and large windows flooding the space with natural light, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions and gatherings. The Thacher House is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the timeless elegance of a historic estate with the natural beauty of Ojai’s famous gardens.

Unique Features:

  • Beautifully restored 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with intricate details
  • Lush gardens featuring manicured lawns, colorful bougainvillea, and a charming fountain
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (805) 640-0500

Thousand Oaks & Westlake Village

Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, two upscale cities in Ventura County, offer an array of luxurious Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village wedding venues. From elegant country clubs to stunning hotels and picturesque gardens, these cities provide a diverse selection of venues for your special day. With their convenient location and beautiful surroundings, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village wedding venues create a sophisticated and memorable setting for your dream wedding. Whether you envision a grand ballroom celebration or an intimate outdoor ceremony, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village have the perfect venue to exceed your expectations.


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Los Robles Greens

299 S Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 | Type of Venue: Golf Course, Outdoor

Los Robles Greens is a stunning wedding venue that offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and elegant sophistication. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the venue’s lush rolling hills, manicured greens, and tranquil water features, which provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s grand ballroom, with its high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the golf course, creates a luxurious and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions. The outdoor terrace, with its stunning views of the sunset over the hills, offers a romantic setting for cocktail hours and al fresco dining. Los Robles Greens is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of a championship golf course with the elegance of a upscale country club.

Unique Features:

  • Lush rolling hills, manicured greens, and tranquil water features providing a picturesque backdrop
  • Grand ballroom with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the golf course
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (805) 495-6421
outdoor ceremony space at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks

Sherwood Country Club

320 W Stafford Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91361 | Type of Venue: Country Club, Outdoor

Sherwood Country Club is a prestigious and luxurious wedding venue nestled in the heart of Thousand Oaks. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the venue’s stunning architectural features, including the grand stone facade, elegant columns, and sweeping staircases, which provide a regal backdrop for portraits and grand entrances. The venue’s immaculate gardens, with manicured hedges, colorful flowerbeds, and a charming gazebo, offer a romantic setting for outdoor ceremonies and photo opportunities. The club’s grand ballroom, with its ornate chandeliers, rich draperies, and large windows overlooking the golf course, creates a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions. Sherwood Country Club is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the prestige of a world-class country club with the timeless elegance of a classic estate.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning architectural features, including a grand stone facade, elegant columns, and sweeping staircases
  • Immaculate gardens with manicured hedges, colorful flowerbeds, and a charming gazebo
  • Price: $$$$
  • Capacity: 400
  • Phone: (805) 373-5992
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Four Seasons Westlake Village

2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362 | Type of Venue: Hotel, Garden

The Four Seasons Westlake Village is a luxurious and stunning wedding venue that offers a perfect blend of modern elegance and natural beauty. As a photographer, I’m captivated by the venue’s lush and meticulously landscaped gardens, featuring tranquil water features, vibrant flowerbeds, and towering palm trees, which provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s grand ballroom, with its high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, and large windows flooding the space with natural light, creates a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions. The hotel’s luxurious accommodations and world-class amenities ensure that couples and their guests have a truly unforgettable experience. The Four Seasons Westlake Village is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the prestige of a five-star hotel with the natural beauty of the Conejo Valley.

Unique Features:

  • Lush and meticulously landscaped gardens with tranquil water features, vibrant flowerbeds, and towering palm trees
  • Grand ballroom with high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, and large windows flooding the space with natural light
  • Price: $$$$
  • Capacity: 500
  • Phone: (818) 575-3000
the lodge malibuo lake wedding photography

The Lodge at Malibuo Lake

29033 Lake Vista Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 | Type of Venue: Lodge, Outdoor

The Lodge at Malibou Lake is a rustic and charming wedding venue nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the venue’s stunning natural surroundings, featuring a serene lake, majestic oak trees, and rolling hills, which provide a breathtaking backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The lodge’s rustic interior, with its exposed wooden beams, stone fireplaces, and vintage decor, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions and gatherings. The outdoor lakeside deck, with its stunning views of the water and surrounding mountains, offers a romantic setting for cocktail hours and al fresco dining. The Lodge at Malibou Lake is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the great outdoors with the rustic charm of a mountain lodge.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning natural surroundings, featuring a serene lake, majestic oak trees, and rolling hills
  • Rustic lodge interior with exposed wooden beams, stone fireplaces, and vintage decor
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 180
  • Phone: (818) 268-0689
Westlake Village Inn Wedding ceremony venue

Westlake Village Inn

31943 Agoura Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91361 | Type of Venue: Hotel, Garden

The Westlake Village Inn is a picturesque and romantic wedding venue situated on 17 acres of lush gardens and vineyards. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the venue’s stunning European-inspired architecture, featuring charming cobblestone paths, quaint bridges, and a charming lakeside gazebo, which provide a fairy-tale backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s grand ballroom, with its high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the gardens, creates an elegant and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions. The inn’s luxurious accommodations and top-notch amenities ensure that couples and their guests have a truly unforgettable experience. The Westlake Village Inn is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the charm of a European village with the luxury of a world-class resort.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning European-inspired architecture with charming cobblestone paths, quaint bridges, and a lakeside gazebo
  • Grand ballroom with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the lush gardens
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 300
  • Phone: (818) 889-0230

Malibu

Malibu, a stunning coastal city in Ventura County, is home to some of the most breathtaking Malibu wedding venues in Southern California. From luxurious beachfront resorts to picturesque vineyards and rustic ranches, Malibu offers a diverse range of venues to suit every couple’s style. With its spectacular ocean views and laid-back coastal atmosphere, Malibu wedding venues provide an unforgettable setting for your special day. Whether you dream of a sophisticated beach ceremony or a romantic vineyard reception, Malibu has the perfect venue to make your wedding vision a reality.


outdoor wedding ceremony space with pompous grass and white roses

Calamigos Ranch

327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265 | Type of Venue: Ranch, Outdoor

Calamigos Ranch is a stunning and versatile wedding venue nestled in the heart of the Malibu mountains. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the venue’s diverse settings, which include lush gardens, rustic barns, and a serene lake, providing a variety of picturesque backdrops for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s main reception space, the Oak Room, features high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and large windows overlooking the surrounding nature, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor celebrations. The Redwood Room, with its cozy stone fireplace and intimate ambiance, offers a charming setting for smaller gatherings and photo opportunities. Calamigos Ranch is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the Malibu landscape with the rustic elegance of a mountain ranch.

Unique Features:

  • Diverse settings including lush gardens, rustic barns, and a serene lake, providing a variety of picturesque backdrops
  • The Oak Room, a grand reception space with high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and large windows overlooking the surrounding nature
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 500
  • Phone: (818) 889-6280
groom dipping the bride on the beach in malibu with a colorful orange and pink sunset

Malibu West Beach Club

30756 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 | Type of Venue: Beach, Outdoor

Malibu West Beach Club is a breathtaking and exclusive wedding venue situated on the pristine sands of Malibu’s iconic coastline. As a photographer, I’m captivated by the venue’s stunning ocean views, which provide an unforgettable backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s open-air reception space, with its high ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean, creates a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere for indoor celebrations. The beachfront lawn, with its soft sand and gentle sea breeze, offers a romantic setting for cocktail hours and al fresco dining. Malibu West Beach Club is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the California coast with the exclusivity and glamour of a private beach club.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning ocean views, providing an unforgettable backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits
  • Open-air reception space with high ceilings, elegant chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the Pacific Ocean
  • Price: $$$$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (310) 457-9622
bride and groom walking toward the beach

Adamson House

23200 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 | Type of Venue: Historic, Beach

The Adamson House is a historic and elegant wedding venue located on the picturesque Malibu coast. As a photographer, I’m drawn to the venue’s stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, featuring intricate tile work, graceful arches, and lush courtyards, which provide a romantic backdrop for ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s beachfront lawn, with its expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the iconic Malibu Pier, offers a breathtaking setting for outdoor celebrations and photo opportunities. The house’s interior, with its beautifully preserved period details and elegant furnishings, creates a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere for indoor gatherings. The Adamson House is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the timeless beauty of a historic landmark with the natural splendor of the Malibu coast.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with intricate tile work, graceful arches, and lush courtyards
  • Beachfront lawn with expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the iconic Malibu Pier
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (310) 456-8432
bride and groom kissing in vineyard

Cielo Farms

31424 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 Type of Venue: Winery, Outdoor

Cielo Farms is a stunning and secluded wedding venue nestled in the rolling hills of Malibu’s wine country. As a photographer, I’m constantly inspired by the venue’s breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, which provide a picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s rustic barn, with its high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and large windows overlooking the vineyards, creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for indoor receptions. The outdoor lawn, with its lush landscaping and twinkling string lights, offers a romantic setting for cocktail hours and al fresco dining. Cielo Farms is perfect for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the Malibu countryside with the rustic charm of a working winery.

Unique Features:

  • Breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains, providing a picturesque backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits
  • Rustic barn with high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and large windows overlooking the vineyards
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 150
  • Phone: (818) 865-0605
detail shot of the bust of both the bride and groom as they stand together outdoors

Malibu Solstice Vineyards

32720 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 | Type of Venue: Winery, Outdoor

Malibu Solstice Vineyards is a picturesque and elegant wedding venue situated in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. As a photographer, I’m captivated by the venue’s stunning vineyard views, which provide a romantic backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits. The venue’s main reception space, a beautifully restored barn, features high ceilings, rustic chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the surrounding vineyards, creating a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere for indoor celebrations. The outdoor lawn, with its lush landscaping and stunning sunset views, offers a breathtaking setting for cocktail hours and al fresco dining. Malibu Solstice Vineyards is an ideal choice for couples seeking a wedding venue that combines the natural beauty of the Malibu wine country with the timeless elegance of a vintage estate.

Unique Features:

  • Stunning vineyard views, providing a romantic backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and portraits
  • Beautifully restored barn with high ceilings, rustic chandeliers, and large windows overlooking the surrounding vineyards
  • Price: $$$
  • Capacity: 200
  • Phone: (310) 457-9100

Ventura County WEDDING VENUES

There are so many amazing venue options to choose from in Ventura County for your wedding. If one of these venues isn’t what you’re looking for, I’d suggest going a little farther north up to Santa Barbara to check out some of the wedding venues up there.


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