Why You'll Love This Place
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The historic township of Santa Paula in Heritage Valley presents a refreshing contrast to the urban bustle just an hour away. Visitors warm to its slower pace and small-town charms, which include vintage homes, antique airplanes and a train depot that dates to 1887. Acres upon acres of fruit groves in this “Citrus Capital of the World” are hugged by oak-studded hillsides and rugged mountain peaks. A center of silent film production in the 1920s, the picturesque region still attracts Hollywood filmmakers…and lately, engaged couples who’ve discovered an authentic venue for staging their own wedding masterpiece.
Limoneira Ranch perfectly embodies the valley’s rich legacy. Founded in 1893, the 7,300-acre spread remains the county’s largest producer of oranges, avocados, and, of course, lemons. Limoneira may have one foot in the past, but the other is firmly set in a very green future—innovations like their solar orchard demonstrate their commitment to a sustainable natural lifestyle.
Entering the property between rows of fir trees, you inhale the pleasing aroma of ripening fruit and sweet lemon blossoms. To your right stands the handsome Craftsman-style Ranch Lobby building; on your left, the original Sunkist lemon packinghouse—an architectural award-winner—conveys a timeless allure. Between their two striking facades, Limoneira’s event team creates a festive setting with an open-sided tent, market lights, floral displays, tables and lounge seating, food stations, and whatever else it takes to realize your reception vision. The many balmy months make outside entertaining inviting throughout much of the year, and guests often enjoy their cocktails on the adjacent garden breezeways and nearby flower-dappled lawns.
Limoneira’s lush grounds offer several appealing spots, but for an all-in-one wedding locale, the North Lawn can’t be beat. Set against the backdrop of fragrant lemon groves traced by mountain silhouettes, the Lawn’s approach holds 12 bocce ball courts (a terrific ice-breaker activity for cocktail hours or rehearsal dinners). Crowning the scene, steps lead to a broad landing, a dramatic place to exchange vows. Just above, a grassy expanse provides plenty of room for a lavish reception, including dancing under an explosion of stars.
With so much to arrange, couples can count on the ranch’s experienced event coordinator, Jason Collis of Plated Events. They’re lucky: Not only is Jason a chef extraordinaire, he’s also passionate about helping them make the most of the ranch’s many attributes.
Steeped in nostalgia, this green wedding venue brings together Nature’s splendor and heartwarming family celebrations. After over 100 years, Limoneira is still keeping it real.
Ranch Wedding Discounts:
Mention Here Comes The Guide when you book your wedding at Limoneira and receive the following discounts:
- a 5% discount off of the service charge, AND
- $500 off of the site rental fee on a Friday or Sunday event.
- Use of the Bridal Cottage
- PLUS, you'll also receive a free Lemonade Stand prop rental with your booking of any Limoneira Ranch site.
Contact Plated Events for more info—and be sure to ask about your Here Comes The Guide discounts! [email protected], 805/525-5736
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Space reserved
- $55/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 1000.|
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION MEETING CAPACITY: Outdoors, the site can accommodate 75–1,000 seated or up to 3,000 standing guests on the North Lawn or in the Front Office Courtyard.
- Wedding Receptions
- Special Events, Parties
- Business Functions/Meetings
- Rehearsal Dinners
$ • $$
Year-round, daily, until midnight.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- All-inclusive Wedding Packages
- Historic/Landmark Building
- Late Night
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest/Wooded Area
- Fountain/Water Feature
- Garden Patio/Courtyard
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: through caterer
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: fountain, garden, creek, landscaped grounds, waterfall; panorama of mountains, ocean, and valley
Other: picnic area, day-of vendor coordination
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
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Alternate Info: Limonera Ranch, Limoniera Ranch