Planning a dream wedding involves choosing the perfect location that captures you and your partner's personality. If you're seeking a picturesque setting with breathtaking views, charming and unique venues, and a warm climate almost year round, look no further than Ventura County, California. Located along the stunning coast in California, Ventura County offers an idyllic backdrop for couples who dream of an unforgettable wedding day. Wondering why Ventura County is such a hidden gem? There is so much to explore in Ventura and it's neighboring cities like Ojai and Camarillo. Ventura County has several beautiful ranch and nature filled wedding venues to consider.

Gerry Ranch Wedding Ventura County

Gerry Ranch in Camarillo, Photograph by Holly Castillo

Natural Beauty at Its Best:

Ventura County boasts an unparalleled natural beauty, making it an ideal choice for couples seeking a romantic and visually striking wedding location. From the sun-kissed beaches of Ventura and Oxnard to the rolling hills and ranches of Camarillo and Simi Valley, there are endless possibilities for capturing stunning wedding photos that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Diverse Venues to Suit Every Style:

Whether you envision a wedding surrounded by avocado trees at Gerry Ranch, an intimate garden ceremony at Hartley Botanica, or a beachfront celebration at Mandalay Beach Resort, Ventura County offers an array of venues to match your unique style and preferences. Explore the historic Spanish-style architecture of downtown Ventura, book an elegant event space in Camarillo such as Spanish Hills Golf Course, or opt for an upscale wedding at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley where celebrities exchange vows. Whatever your vision, Ventura County has the perfect venue to bring it to life.

Ojai Labyrinth Wedding Venue

Ojai Labyrinth, Ojai

Camarillo  Wedding Venue

Hindu Ceremony at McCormick Ranch, Camarillo

The Vineyards Simi Valley  Wedding Venue

The Vineyards, Simi Valley

Pleasant Weather Year-Round:

One of the many advantages of getting married in Ventura County is the pleasant year-round weather. With a Mediterranean climate characterized by mild winters and warm summers, you can plan your wedding with confidence, knowing that your special day will likely be blessed with sunshine and comfortable temperatures. This makes outdoor ceremonies and receptions a popular choice, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty of the region while creating memories with your loved ones. As a wedding photographer I've photographed at several venues in the Fall and Winter months while still having beautiful pleasant weather for outdoor receptions. Venues such as The Walnut Grove in Moorpark offer heat lamps for the evening making even November/ December weddings completely doable outdoors!

Abundance of Accommodation Options:

Ventura County offers a wide range of accommodation options for you and your guests, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay. From luxury resorts and boutique hotels like the Westlake Village Inn to charming bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals, there's something to suit every taste and budget. Many venues also offer on-site accommodation, allowing you and your guests to relax and celebrate without worrying about transportation. Rancho de las Palmas offers and AirBNB on site to stay before and after your wedding with your family and friends!

Local Attractions and Activities:

Make your wedding an unforgettable experience for your guests by taking advantage of the many local attractions and activities in Ventura County. From exploring the stunning Channel Islands National Park to wine tasting in the region's award-winning vineyards, hiking in the Los Padres National Forest, or strolling along the charming streets and small eclectic shops of Ojai, your guests will have plenty to see and do during their visit!

The Walnut Grove Moorpark  Wedding Venue

November Reception at The Walnut Grove in Moorpark, CA

Ventura County, California, offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, diverse venues, pleasant weather, and an array of local attractions that make it an exceptional wedding destination. Whether you're a local couple or planning a destination wedding, this picturesque region has everything you need to create a truly memorable celebration. From stunning vistas overlooking the ocean, to rustic charming venues and a welcoming community, Ventura County is ready to make your dream wedding come true. Start planning today and get ready to say "I do" in this enchanting coastal paradise!

Contact Holly Castillo Photography today for venue and other vendor recommendations.

Rancho de las Palmas  Wedding Venue Moorpark

Rancho de Las Palmas in Moorpark, CA