Camarillo Wedding Venue
8620 Santa Rosa Road
Camarillo, California 93012
The popular adage, “Do what you love, love what you do” must have been on the minds of Tony and Jo Maravilla when they turned their passion for gardening into a cottage business on their country estate. Tony, a professional landscaper, developed their acreage specifically with weddings in mind. The result is a serene and thoughtfully designed outdoor venue that’s fresh, lush and offers enchanting views.
Just four miles from the freeway, yet seemingly remote, this scenic garden setting is a charming place to while away the time—or attend a wedding! A lofty pole barn greets each arriving guest, and as they follow a floral-scented path to the event areas, the scenery quickly moves from quaint to dramatic. The landscaped terrain is poised along a gentle bluff overlooking the pastoral Santa Rosa Valley. Partitioned with green hedgerows and stone-seat walls, these elegant outdoor rooms include event-friendly touches as well as breathtaking vistas.
At the entrance to “the foyer,” called Fountain Green, new arrivals are greeted by a pair of doves cooing from an aviary nestled in foliage. The Green features a burbling fountain and a miniature putting green—complete with golf clubs and balls to serve as a pre-ceremony ice-breaker! Meanwhile, ushers leisurely escort guests “next door” to Dove Courtyard to await the start of the ceremony. This spacious grassy plaza is defined by trim shrubbery on one side and fragrant roses on the other. The main focus, however, is an elevated demilune stage in creamy stone that curves outwards toward the bluff’s edge. At the center stands an iron scrollwork archway, abloom with your florist’s enhancements. You and your groom will make a romantic tableau as you pledge your love in front of a spectacular mountain panorama, a symbolic and majestic embodiment of timelessness and strength.
While your bridal party retreats to the rustic barn (a fun backdrop for vintage-style photos), your guests stroll down the meandering path to Fountain Terrace, where they partake of refreshments, enjoying the sights and sounds of nature—butterflies waltzing from flower to flower, the chirping of birds, the rustling of wind in the trees—and the bubbling of a stunning fountain in the center.
Before long, guests are led to the neighboring reception site, where elegant double doors are opened to reveal yet another beautiful outdoor room, Mountainview Terrace. This sweeping lawn looks so soft and feathery, your friends and family will be tempted to kick off their shoes and walk barefoot in it! In the middle, a gorgeous built-in dance floor of terracotta-hued textured concrete is bordered by a fancy grapevine motif—a lovely framework for your first dance. In the summer the edge of the Terrace looks out over golden fields of corn, whose silky stalk heads waving in the breeze recall the sun-kissed countryside of a Van Gogh painting. As dusk turns to sunset, the mountainscape seems close enough to touch and the evening sky becomes a dazzling star-studded quilt.
It takes but a brief visit for you to discover that Maravilla Gardens is marvelous indeed!
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site accommodates up to 300 guests.
Meeting Capacity: Meetings do not take place at this facility
A $3,000 deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 60 days prior to the event. Rental fees start at $4,950 plus $5/guest for Saturday events. Flexible wedding packages start at $69/person. Tax, a 15% service charge, and security deposit are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Telephone: office phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: garden, mountains, grounds, meadow, valley
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: BYO, licensed server
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK outdoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
April–October, 10am–10pm, one event per day.