Camarillo, California 93012
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- The Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase will take place at this venue on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 1pm–5pm.
2018 Winter Wedding Discount!:
Camarillo Ranch is offering special discounted rates for winter weddings taking place in January and February 2018. Inquire now for best available dates! [email protected] or 805/389-8182.
Valid for new bookings only, and cannot be combined with any other offer.
Why We Like This Place
In the pastoral community of Camarillo, a historic mansion with peaceful, park-like grounds offers a rare setting for all kinds of events—especially weddings. The product of a romantic gesture, this turn-of-the-century Queen Anne-style estate was built in 1892 by Adolfo Camarillo for his wife Isabella. The splendid heritage structure and its remaining 4.5 acres were restored by the city in 2001, and today visitors tour the ranch’s original stables, stroll through the beautiful gardens, and explore a living museum expertly reconstructed inside the mansion. Your own friends and family can enjoy the same diversions when they attend special gatherings here.
If you come to wed at the ranch, you have a choice of two lovely ceremony sites. One is the East Garden, a manicured lawn surrounded by trees and luxuriant foliage where you’ll exchange vows in front of a bronze-roofed gazebo. The other is the West Garden on the opposite side of the mansion, which features its own fountain and a lush border of trees.
Follow the ceremony with a cocktail hour in one of the gardens while you snap a few photos as newlyweds. A grand staircase in the foyer is a wonderful place to stage group photos, and an alcove opposite features stained glass and scrollwork. You’ll also appreciate the Bride’s Room, a feminine and floral salon where you can put the finishing touches to your finery.
Outdoor receptions are hosted on the expansive Front Lawn, beneath the scattered shade of magnificent mature trees. One specimen, a fabulous Moreton Bay fig tree, displays an intricate root system—symbolic of a knot well tied! The Front Lawn holds 600 or more guests, and takes on many different moods or themes—from a posh garden soirée to a festive hoedown—depending on how you have it decorated.
If you prefer to bring the party inside, then you’ll love the ranch’s Red Barn. Originally constructed in 1905, a recent renovation has preserved the look of the classic American structure, complete with a brick-red façade trimmed in white and a whimsical weathervane on top. And although the barn’s ambiance is rustic, it’s been outfitted with 21st century amenities. A catering kitchen, lighting and AV capabilities coordinated through an exclusive vendor, and modern, tiled restrooms mean your guests won’t have to rough it. The neutral décor and soaring wooden rafters beg for your own embellishments—tulle swags, antique chandeliers or icicle lights, for example. Spacious enough to hold 250 for a reception and still allow for dancing on the sealed concrete floor, the barn also boasts two sets of double doors and windows that can be opened to the country breeze.
Camarillo Ranch is run by a nonprofit foundation, committed to preserving the ranch’s historical traditions. Whether you envision a nostalgic Victorian-inspired fête or a casual barbecue, this facility provides a flexible, scenic venue for a landmark celebration.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 250
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 1000
- Max. Seated Indoors: 250
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 1000
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 600
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 1000
- Max. Seated: 250
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Front Lawn accommodates 1,000 seated guests and the East Garden up to 300; other outdoor sites are available. Indoors, the Red Barn can hold 250.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Front Lawn holds 1,000 seated or standing guests; Indoors, the Red Barn accommodates 250 seated or 600 standing guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
50% of the rental fee and a signed contract are required to reserve your date. The remaining site rental balance and a $1,000 refundable damage deposit are due 90 days prior to the scheduled event. Wedding packages range $5,500–7,000 and cover an all-day, 16-hour time block (9am–1am) that includes use of the Red Barn and lawns, a Bridal Suite, and escorted access to the Ranch House for wedding photography. A 10% discount for active-duty military is available. For details on corporate, nonprofit and other special event package rates, contact the venue.
Note that Camarillo Ranch is a location-only venue. Clients are responsible for equipment, setup/cleanup and contracting/coordinating all vendors; a professional day-of event coordinator and security are required. Catering, bartending, equipment rentals, lighting, décor, audiovisual, and event coordination are contracted through the ranch’s preferred vendors unless a buyout option is requested. The Ranch can provide vendor recommendations for additional categories.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: prep only
Tables & Chairs: CBA, extra fee or through vendors
Linens, Silver, etc.: through vendors
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: no
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA through exclusive vendor, extra fee
Parking: 30-car lot on site; more CBA
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: renter or caterer
View: mountains, garden, fountain, landscaped grounds
Other: picnic area
Venue ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Community Center/Civic Bldg