Moorpark Wedding Venue
3370 Sunset Valley Road
Moorpark, California 93021
Video by For The Love Studios
Video by Marianne + Joe Sanada.
It takes practically no time at all for Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Farms to rejuvenate the flagging spirit of anyone beleaguered by city stresses. The road into the 120-acre spread follows along a creek, past a majestic stand of eucalyptus and row upon row of walnut trees. In springtime, you’re treated to a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills covered with the green felt of new grass, and apricot trees exploding in a cloud of white blossoms; in summer and autumn, oranges, avocados and harvest vegetables grow on nearby fields and hillsides. By the time you’ve reached the wedding site, the fragrant air and pervasive calm have already begun to smooth your rough edges.
The main celebration area is a clearing in the midst of a 50-year-old walnut grove, where a brick path in a feathery green meadow makes a fetching wedding aisle. Couples say their vows while above them tree branches intertwine forming a dense leafy canopy.
Not far from the grove, a brick patio sweeps around a huge polished dance floor at the foot of a cut-stone stage. Fashioned in three side-by-side half-moon sections, the stage inspires imaginative flourishes: Put your DJ in one section, lounge furniture in another and the wedding cake or the sweetheart table in the center for maximum effect. The steps leading up to center stage are inset with path lights, while along the back of the stage a low stone wall culminates in a flagstone fireplace. A wooden pergola overhead looks enchanting strung with fairy lights, floral garlands or strings of crystals to catch the sun or moonlight. Meanwhile, guests dine at tables set on the patio. At night, the starry sky is echoed by a galaxy of twinkling lights in the tree branches.
Originally founded in 1935, historic Tierra Rejada is still a working farm that gives visitors a glimpse into the simple life and traditions of bygone days. Yet the bucolic setting can also be dressed to impress. With the fine cuisine and event styling of Command Performance Catering, weddings at this beautiful locale can run the gamut from chic soirée to family-friendly barbecue. Exciting presentations, such as elaborate food station receptions or theme weddings, are a Command Performance specialty. And the superb chefs love to customize menus, so don’t hesitate to ask!
Whether you choose to have a formal affair in the Walnut Grove or something much more relaxed, you’re bound to be smitten by this wedding venue’s country charm.
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Walnut Grove and the Lawn each hold approximately 300 seated guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Outdoor meetings can be held in the areas above; no indoor meeting facilities are available.
For weddings, a $1,500 nonrefundable security deposit is payable when reservations are confirmed; the facility balance is due 14 days prior to the event along with a $200 security/cleanup deposit that will be refunded after the event, less any expenses. The catering balance is due 3 days before the event.
For 2013, the rental fee for the Walnut Grove starts at $3,750 for up to 250 persons. Additional guests are billed at $10 each. There is an additional $5 per person charge to all events booked for Saturday. Catering packages range $59–85/person. Tax, alcohol and a 15% service charge are additional. There is a 125-person minimum for Saturday events and a 75-person minimum for Friday and Sunday events. For groups that are less than the minimums, call for special pricing.
For business functions, meetings and other special events, fees vary depending on guest count and day of the week; call for more details.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided by Command Performance Catering
Kitchen Facilities: no
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Cleanup: caterer and renter
View: fields, walnut orchards, 100-foot eucalyptus trees, creek, mountains
Alcohol: BYO or CBA
Music: amplified OK with volume limits
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required
April–mid-October, daily, 10am–10pm.
Alternate Info: Walnut Grove Tierra Rejada Ranch