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BANQUET & RECEPTION SITES

Finding the perfect ceremony or reception location depends on many factors such as the setting you desire (indoor, outdoor, garden, banquet hall, ballroom), the number of guests and your budget. Be sure to visit the reception site and make sure your wedding location is large enough to accommodate the number of guests. Find top quality Ventura and Santa Barbara wedding reception locations listed below:

BANQUET & RECEPTION SPOTLIGHT

Wood Ranch Golf Club

Wood Ranch Golf Club Elegant and affordable weddings
in a beautiful and romantic setting
Capacity 250

Simi Valley, CA • (805) 527-9663, Ext. 207

Sterling Hills Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center

Sterling Hills Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center Affordable Dream Weddings
All-inclusive wedding packages
Capacity 225

Camarillo, CA • (866) 966-3009

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara Wedding facility with private chapel,
banquet hall and courtyard garden
Capacity 285

Santa Barbara, CA • (805) 965-4583

O'Reilly Hall

O'Reilly Hall The perfect venue for the special events of your life.
Capacity 300

Westlake Village, CA • (818) 309-3152

Sherwood Country Club

Sherwood Country Club Surprisingly affordable wedding packages
in a setting you'll never forget.
Capacity 500

Thousand Oaks, CA • (805) 496-3036

Spanish Hills Country Club

Spanish Hills Country Club More than you could ever dream ...
everything you could ever imagine!
Capacity 288

Camarillo, CA • (805) 388-5000

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Bella Vista Groves

Bella Vista Groves A spectacular outdoor setting.
Enchanting, romantic and distinctive,
unlike anywhere else on the West Coast!
Capacity 200

Santa Paula/Fillmore, CA • (805) 377-5499

Best Western Posada Royale

Best Western Posada Royale Elegant and affordable weddings.
The perfect place for life's celebrations.
Capacity 200

Simi Valley, CA • (805) 584-6300

Boccaccio's On The Lake

Boccaccio's On The Lake At The Landing in Westlake Village
Elegant lakeside setting • Fine cuisine
Capacity 100

Westlake Village, CA • (818) 889-8300

Camarillo Ranch

Camarillo Ranch Where elegance and rustic chic meet perfection!
Historic Victorian Mansion, Red Barn, West Garden and
East Garden for the wedding of your dreams!
Capacity: Front Lawn 600 * Red Barn 250

Camarillo, CA • (805) 389-8182

Café Firenze

Café Firenze Upscale casual setting. Fine Italian cuisine.
Banquet/private outdoor patio
Capacity 100

Moorpark, CA • (805) 532-0048

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Beach weddings • Penthouse Ballroom
Unparalleled panoramic views.
Capacity 500

Ventura, CA • (805) 652-5108

Courtyard By Marriott Oxnard/Ventura

Courtyard By Marriott Oxnard/Ventura Allow us to create the perfect reception
for your once-in-a-lifetime event
Capacity 350

Oxnard, CA • (805) 278-5068

Tropical Paradise

Tropical Paradise Breathtaking Private Venue
Colorful Gardens & Lush Grounds
Capacity 400

Camarillo, CA • (805) 377-2240

Eden Gardens

Eden Gardens Ventura County's Newest Tropical Wedding Venue
Your perfect wedding in paradise!
Capacity 300

Moorpark, CA • (805) 208-3098

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach

Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Beautiful oceanfront and courtyard weddings.
Receptions in our Grand Ballroom.
Capacity 500

Oxnard, CA • (805) 984-2500

Gerry Ranch

Gerry Ranch New! Breathtaking private venue.
Outdoor elegance with majestic views.
Capacity 200

Camarillo, CA • (805) 377-5568

Hartley Botanica

Hartley Botanica A spectacular garden oasis
Capacity 375

Somis, CA • (805) 532-1997

Biedermann Hall

Biedermann Hall At Sacred Heart Church
Budget friendly and affordable event space.
The perfect reception hall for your wedding or special event.
Full kitchen • Stage • Full bar • Capacity 280

Ventura, CA • (805) 797-4474

Hidden Oaks Clubhouse

Hidden Oaks Clubhouse Budget Friendly. Affordable Dream Weddings
Both indoor and outdoor spaces available with clubhouse,
expansive lawn and waterfall. Use your choice of vendors.
Capacity: 100 outdoors, 80 indoors

Santa Barbara, CA • (805) 967-5574

Hyatt Santa Barbara

Hyatt Santa Barbara Scenic beauty, Old World charm
and exquisite surroundings
Capacity 250

Santa Barbara, CA • (805) 879-1320

Las Posas Country Club

Las Posas Country Club Affordable elegance for your dream
wedding. Let us make your special
occasion a beautiful memory.
Capacity 300

Camarillo, CA • (805) 388-2901

Clocktower Inn

Clocktower Inn Affordable indoor & outdoor events.
Located in the heart of historic
Downtown Ventura
Capacity 220

Ventura, CA • (805) 652-0141

Lions Park

Lions Park Affordable indoor and outdoor events.
The perfect place to say "I Do."
Capacity 160 indoors, 200 outdoors

Carpinteria, CA • (805) 450-1985

Los Robles Greens Banquet Center

Los Robles Greens Banquet Center Affordable Elegance • Beautiful Setting
Delicious Foods • Attentive Staff
Capacity 300

Thousand Oaks, CA • (805) 495-6421, Ext. 229

McCormick Ranch

McCormick Ranch Whether you envision a rustic, classic or
country wedding, McCormick Ranch will
reflect your personality in style.
Capacity 250

Camarillo, CA • (805) 482-1549

Mira Del Sol

Mira Del Sol Affordable weddings in an intimate and
relaxed setting. Indoor and outdoor events.
Capacity 125

Moorpark, CA • (805) 529-1730

Moorpark Country Club

Moorpark Country Club Affordable dream weddings; beautiful
garden setting; exquisite cuisine
Capacity 300

Moorpark, CA • (805) 532-2834, Ext. 133

Oceanview Pavilion

Oceanview Pavilion See your dreams come true at Oceanview.
Capacity 450

Port Hueneme, CA • (805) 986-4818

Palm Garden Hotel

Palm Garden Hotel Affordable dream weddings; beautiful
garden setting; delicious food
Capacity 300

Thousand Oaks, CA • (805) 716-4200

Pierpont Inn

Pierpont Inn From romantic rose garden ceremonies
to breathtaking ocean view receptions,
The Pierpont Inn orchestrates it all!
Capacity 250

Ventura, CA • (805) 653-6144, Ext. 144

Camarillo Library

Camarillo Library Elegant and Affordable • Perfect for
weddings and every special occasion
Capacity 150

Camarillo, CA

Rancho De Las Palmas

Rancho De Las Palmas Breathtaking tropical oasis with
flowing fountains and sparkling lake
Capacity 232

Moorpark, CA • (805) 529-6699

Marriott Ventura Beach

Marriott Ventura Beach Dream weddings don't just happen. They're planned.
Bring us your vision and let us help you create the
experience of a lifetime.
Capacity 400

Ventura, CA • (805) 275-1121

Residence Inn By Marriott At River Ridge

Residence Inn By Marriott At River Ridge Affordable wedding packages
in a country club setting
Capacity 360

Oxnard, CA • (805) 278-2200, Ext. 5589

Rincon Beach Club

Rincon Beach Club Romantic picturesque garden courtyard.
Exquisite ambiance for any occasion
Capacity 300

Carpinteria, CA • (805) 566-9933

River Ridge Golf Club

River Ridge Golf Club All-inclusive wedding packages
Affordable elegance for your
dream wedding!
Capacity 150

Oxnard, CA • (805) 981-8724

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens In a class by itself ...
in a setting not soon forgotten
Capacity 2,500

Santa Barbara, CA • (805) 962-5339, Ext. 180

Saticoy Country Club

Saticoy Country Club Affordable Dream Weddings in a Beautiful Setting
Meals start at $28.00/person
Capacity 260

Ventura, CA • (805) 485-4956, Ext. 19

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden Unforgettable weddings and receptions.
We vow to make it perfect!
Capacity 225

Moorpark • (805) 552-9523

Serra Center

Serra Center Ventura County's Newest Banquet Facility
A beautiful new mission-style
event space • Exceptional cuisine
Capacity 400

Camarillo, CA • (805) 482-6417

TOI Banquet Center

TOI Banquet Center All-inclusive wedding packages. We promise you
a wedding to remember for all the right reasons.
Capacity 150

Thousand Oaks, CA • (805) 413-1288

Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center

Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center All-inclusive wedding packages
We exceed your expectations
without exceeding your budget.
Capacity 300

Ventura, CA • (866) 966-3009

Maravilla Gardens

Maravilla Gardens Rustic chic! An elegant country setting with lush
gardens, barn and beautiful landscaped grounds.
Capacity 350

Camarillo, CA • (805) 491-1400

Calabasas Country Club

Calabasas Country Club Love is all you need.
We'll take care of the rest.
Capacity 250

Calabasas, CA • (818) 222-8111

Ventura County Fairgrounds

Ventura County Fairgrounds New and Very Affordable Venue!
Indoor and outdoor settings.
Capacity 800

Ventura, CA • (805) 648-3376, Ext. 112

North Ranch Center

North Ranch Center New and very affordable venue!
The perfect place for life's celebrations.
Capacity 150

Westlake Village, CA • (805) 373-3725

The Vineyards

The Vineyards All Inclusive Wedding Packages.
We create beautiful weddings ...
and endless memories.
Capacity 400

Simi Valley, CA • (805) 583-2525

Bodee's at Quail Run Ranch

Bodee's at Quail Run Ranch Private, picturesque park-like setting, lush
colorful landscaping, waterscaped garden
Capacity 120 outdoors; 55 indoors

Ojai, CA • (805) 794-9089

Tower Club

Tower Club All-inclusive wedding packages
Elegant and romantic setting; Exquisite cuisine
Spectacular 360° city and ocean views
Capacity 200

Oxnard, CA • (805) 983-7777, Ext. 223

 

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Tips and advice for finding the best Ventura and Santa Barbara
wedding reception locations:

When shopping for a wedding location, be sure to visit the wedding site and try to envision the type of wedding you desire (indoor, outdoor, garden, banquet hall, ballroom). Important factors to consider when finding ceremony or reception locations is the number of guests the site or location can accommodate. Your wedding can really be staged anywhere, and the wedding location you select will depend on the setting you desire. Once you've decided on the setting, you're ready to begin interviewing reception sites and locations. Properly planned, your wedding reception becomes one of the most joyous parties you and your groom will ever have.

The wedding reception is the first time you formally receive your relatives and friends as a married couple. Properly planned, it becomes one of the most joyous parties you and your groom will ever host.

Your wedding reception can be as simple and demure as cake and punch in the church parlor or encompass a glorious five-course dinner and dance.

Selecting the banquet or reception location really depends on how many people you are inviting. Your reception can be staged nearly anywhere. The church may have a suitable room, or you may want to rent a banquet hall or meeting room at a nearby hotel, restaurant or club. If you’re being married in a season and locale noted for good reliable weather, there may be a lovely garden or private estate available. Also check out some of the restored historical mansions; they make delightful fairytale backdrops for a wedding reception feast.

However you decide, know that the services of a professional banquet facility or caterer can greatly enhance and expedite the planning of your reception.

Once you’ve decided the setting you would prefer, the estimated number of guests and your budget, you’re ready to being interviewing reception sites and locations and well as caterers. Reserve your reception room well in advance and promptly pay any necessary deposit. If the guest list is small, consider a sit-down meal. Larger parties are better served buffet style.

Visit the reception site and map out how you’d like it set up. Plan to arrange the receiving line where guests enter the room. Decide also whether you’ll have a formal or semi-formal receiving line. Consider grouping furniture to stimulate conversation without obstructing traffic flow.

If you will be offering liquor to your reception guests, station the bar well away from the buffet or food service area so that there won’t be any congestion.

There should always be one table designated for the wedding party and one table for the parents Seating arrangements at the bride’s table are as follows: bridal couple in the center, maid of honor at the groom’s left, best man at the bride’s right. Seat the other attendants alternating men and women, as space provides.

At a sit down dinner reception, the order of service should be bride, groom, maid of honor, other attendants, parents, and guests. Once all have been served, the best man presents the traditional toast to the bridal couple.

Cake cutting comes after dinner. The bridal couple cut the first slice and share it. Then the caterer’s staff finishes serving while the newlyweds visit with guests.

The last reception ritual , before the bridal couple leave, is the bride’s tossing of her bouquet and the groom’s flinging of the garter.

Finally, you and your groom will leave the reception for your honeymoon, no doubt followed by rice raining down upon you and your car or limousine, bringing with it wishes for fertility, prosperity and happiness.

 

Among other cities, Wedding Celebrations features Southern California wedding sites and locations in Calabasas, Malibu, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Conejo Valley, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, San Fernando Valley, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Santa Paula, Somis, Moorpark, Camarillo, Ventura, Channel Islands, Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Ojai, Oak View, Summerland, Fillmore, Piru, Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Solvang, Goleta, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Central Coast, San Fernando Valley, or anywhere in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles County or Southern California.

 

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