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:
Hills Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center Affordable Dream Weddings
All-inclusive wedding packages
Camarillo, CA (866) 966-3009
Wedgewood at the Tower Club
All inclusive wedding packages
We exceed your expectations
without exceeding your budget!
Oxnard, CA (866) 966-3009
The perfect venue for the special events of your life.
Westlake Village, CA (818) 991-3915 ext. 136
North Ranch Country Club
Where elegance and romance meet perfection.
Westlake Village, CA (805) 496-1995, Ext. 232
Sherwood Country Club
Surprisingly affordable wedding packages
in a setting you'll never forget.
Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 496-3036
Spanish Hills Country Club
More than you could ever dream ...
everything you could ever imagine!
Camarillo, CA (805) 388-5000
Adagio Bella Gardens
All-inclusive wedding packages.
Let us make your dreams come true!
Oxnard/Camarillo, CA (805) 983-8600
Best Western Posada Royale
Elegant and affordable weddings.
The perfect place for life's celebrations.
Simi Valley, CA (805) 584-6300
Upscale casual setting. Fine Italian cuisine.
Banquet/private outdoor patio
Moorpark, CA (805) 532-0048
Affordable indoor and outdoor
events. Located in the heart of
historic downtown Ventura
Ventura, CA (805) 652-0141 Toll Free (800) 727-1027
Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach
Beach weddings Penthouse Ballroom
Unparalleled panoramic views.
Ventura, CA (805) 652-5108
Courtyard By Marriott Oxnard/Ventura
Allow us to create the perfect reception
for your once-in-a-lifetime event
Oxnard, CA (805) 278-5068
Ventura County's Newest Tropical Wedding Venue
Your perfect wedding in paradise!
Moorpark, CA (805) 208-3098
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
Las Posas Country Club
Affordable elegance for your dream
wedding. Let us make your special
occasion a beautiful memory.
Camarillo, CA (805) 388-2901
Affordable indoor and outdoor events.
The perfect place to say "I Do."
Capacity 160 indoors, 200 outdoors
Carpinteria, CA (805) 450-1985
The Gardens at Los Robles Greens
Affordable Elegance Beautiful Setting
Delicious Foods Attentive Staff
Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 495-6421, Ext. 229
Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort by Embassy Suites
Romantic Oceanfront Weddings
Oxnard, CA (805) 984-2500, Ext. 542
Whether you envision a rustic, classic or
country wedding, McCormick Ranch will
reflect your personality in style.
Camarillo, CA (805) 482-1549
Moorpark Country Club
Affordable dream weddings; beautiful
garden setting; exquisite cuisine
Moorpark, CA (805) 532-2834, Ext. 133
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.
Ventura, CA (805) 275-1121
See your dreams come true at Oceanview.
Port Hueneme, CA (805) 986-4818
Rancho De Las Palmas
Breathtaking tropical oasis with
flowing fountains and sparkling lake
Moorpark, CA (805) 529-6699
Residence Inn By Marriott At River Ridge
Affordable wedding packages
in a country club setting
Oxnard, CA (805) 278-2200, Ext. 5589
Rincon Beach Club
Romantic picturesque garden courtyard.
Exquisite ambiance for any occasion
Carpinteria, CA (805) 566-9933
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
In a class by itself ...
in a setting not soon forgotten
Santa Barbara, CA (805) 962-5339, Ext. 180
Saticoy Country Club
Affordable Dream Weddings in a Beautiful Setting
Meals start at $28.00/person
Ventura, CA (805) 485-4956, Ext. 19
TOI Banquet Center
All-inclusive wedding packages. We promise you
a wedding to remember for all the right reasons.
Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 413-1288
Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center
All-inclusive wedding packages
We exceed your expectations
without exceeding your budget.
Ventura, CA (866) 966-3009
Westlake Yacht Club
Picturesque lakefront setting.
Romantic sunset ceremonies and receptions
Westlake Village, CA (818) 889-4820
Mira Del Sol
Affordable weddings in an intimate and
relaxed setting. Indoor and outdoor events.
Moorpark, CA (805) 529-1730
River Ridge Golf Club
All-inclusive wedding packages
Affordable elegance for your
Oxnard, CA (805) 981-8724
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Tips and advice for finding the best Ventura and
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 youre 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 youve decided the setting you would prefer, the estimated number of guests and your budget, youre 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 youd like it set up. Plan to arrange the receiving line where guests enter the room. Decide also whether youll 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 wont be any congestion.
There should always be one table designated for the wedding party and one table for the parents Seating arrangements at the brides table are as follows: bridal couple in the center, maid of honor at the grooms left, best man at the brides 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 caterers staff finishes serving while the newlyweds visit with guests.
The last reception ritual , before the bridal couple leave, is the brides tossing of her bouquet and the grooms 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.
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