Camarillo Wedding Venue
5205 Upland Road
Camarillo, California 93012
How would you like to host your wedding reception in a contemporary venue that’s warmed by rustic touches, loaded with the latest amenities and large enough to accommodate the gala you envision? What if it overlooked an outdoor plaza in a secluded park-like setting—yet was only five minutes from a major freeway? And just for fun, we’ll throw in high-quality catering and a reasonable price tag. Interested? We thought so.
Say hello to Serra Center, an attractive and welcoming 14,000-square-foot venue in the peaceful foothills of Camarillo. The center conveys a clean, modern aesthetic enhanced by Mission-era details. Pale peach and apricot-hued buildings are trimmed with turquoise and Catalina-blue tiles. Towering palm trees and large terracotta planters lining the curb pay a nod to California’s heritage. Around the grounds, mini-courtyards offer pleasant respites where olive saplings hold lush promise and flowering herbs flavor the air with their piquant aroma. A favorite spot for photos is a circle of lawn edged by palms, roses and Early California-style wooden benches.
Arriving guests pass a garden of native foliage before ascending a broad staircase to the center’s main entrance. A bright and airy lobby, with a sand-colored travertine tile floor and intricate wrought-iron chandeliers, is an elegant place to showcase your gift table. Handsome, dark oak double doors open into the spacious event hall with its lofty ceiling. Along two sides, tall windows are inset with corner squares of ruby stained glass for Deco-inspired flair. From on high, clerestory windows bathe your daytime reception in natural light—but should you wish to darken the room for your video montage, window shades and a huge viewing screen descend at the flip of a switch. (The center’s state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities really are quite impressive.) A stage and generous dance floor provide additional event elements to work with.
The hall can be divided into two sections, and there are several annexes should you need another room to entertain children or serve a buffet. The adjoining professional kitchen means food can be prepared, fresh and hot, right on site. Adjacent to the hall, a serene plaza and lawn lend themselves to an al fresco cocktail hour.
Serra Center’s handpicked caterer, Command Performance, is known for their delectable cuisine, ethnic menus and creative styling. As customization specialists, they’ll assist with staging, finding a ceremony site and personalizing your menu. They’re an integral part of what makes the versatile Serra Center a “made to order” event location.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Call to inquire about ceremonies.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Center accommodates 500 seated or 600 standing guests indoors and 600 standing outdoors for cocktail receptions.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 600 guests indoors.
A deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 90 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $2,900–5,000 depending on the number of guests and the area rented. Meals range $25–45/person. Tax, alcohol and a 15% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided by Command Performance
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: no
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: garden, park, fountain, landscaped grounds
Other: AV equipment, on-site representative included
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Other: Security guards required when alcohol is present
Year-round, daily until midnight.
Alternate Info: Padre Serra Parish