Weddings in Ventura

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Congratulations on your engagement!

Thank you for choosing Ventura as a possible destination for one of the most memorable days of your life. We are happy to provide information on popular wedding venues and packages in Ventura. For more information on planning group events and room blocks in Ventura, please contact Cheryl Bagby.

Hotel Wedding Packages

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach

It would be a pleasure to welcome you to Ventura’s only hotel on the beach. The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach is available for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and post-wedding brunches. The hotel is within walking distance of historic downtown Ventura. Enjoy year-round sunshine, moderate temperatures, extraordinary cuisine, miles of uncrowded beaches, and a staff ready to pamper you on your special day.


258 ocean-view guest rooms including 18 luxurious suites
Heated oceanfront pool
Full-service restaurant
Oceanfront bar
Penthouse ballroom with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding city and hillside

Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort

Four Points offers everything to ensure all planning details are stress-free. The hotel can reduce that stress by assisting with décor, providing reputable vendors, and aid with floral design coordination for your reception. During your dream wedding, Four Points’ mission is to create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for you and your guests.


Free bottled water
Free high speed Internet access
Beach cruiser bike rentals for a spin
For the groomsmen, there are two amazing golf courses near by (Olivas and Buenaventura)
Call to book a tour! (Specifics:contact Sales / James)

Ventura Beach Marriott

Another stylish hotel within the city of Ventura that provides easy access to Ventura and San Buenaventura State beaches along with the scenic Channel Islands. During your stay, you can check out the harbor which has amazing rental activities to enjoy including: kayaking, boating, and biking.


285 guest rooms including: Concierge and suites
18 event rooms equal to 16,276 sqft of total event space
850 max capacity
Smoke-free policy

Wyndham Garden Ventura Pierpont Inn

The charming and quaint atmosphere with picturesque ocean views are the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding. Pierpont Inn is located just steps from the Ventura State Beach and a stone’s throw from historic downtown. Their amazing culinary team can prepare delicious gourmet meals from the menus provided or their executive chef can customize a menu just for you.


Can accommodate a reception for up to 220 guests
77 hotel rooms
Outdoor pool
Lounge with ocean views

Additional Venues

The Old San Buenaventura Mission


Founded in 1749, the San Buenaventura Mission displays Spanish architecture and exhibits the history of Ventura. It is suggested to plan six months in advance due to popularity and for preparation for the bride and groom. A company that the mission refers to for delicious catering needs is Plated Events. They will be able to provide cuisine services for your wedding accommodating up to 300 guests for the meal seating.


Bell Tower Conference seating up to 500 guests
Parish Center Auditorium seating up to 200 guests

The Olivas Adobe

The Olivas Adobe is a wonderful site to rent out for your special day. Being just minutes away from the beach and ocean, the adobe can be an ideal place for a wedding. The rose garden is one of the popular areas of the adobe to host a beautiful ceremony. You can enjoy being able to be apart of the historic location near the Ventura Harbor.


450 guest capacity
Outside vendors welcome
Very flexible

Poinsettia Pavilion


Up on the hillsides of Ventura, the Poinsettia Pavilion offers two magnificent ballrooms that allow 100 guests comfortable with round table seating. They also have a stage that can be used as the bride wishes, whether for live music, as a dance floor, or for a featured banquet table. This venue is rustic and its vintage candelabras, chandeliers, mirrors and decor will charm your guests. Since its a nonprofit, its prices tend to remain affordable.


Ventura and Santa Paula Rooms
Includes 6 to 7 hour reservation, excluding setup and cleanup
50% of estimated event expenses is required for a reservation
With round table seating, 100 guests can seat comfortably

San Buenaventura City Hall


Ventura’s majestic and historic City Hall built in 1913 is the perfect intimate setting for your big day.  The public indoor and outdoor spaces – atrium and patio have a beautiful view of the ocean.  The foyer with it’s marble staircase is an ideal backdrop for your wedding ceremony.  Kitchen facilities are available and an extra perk is the plenty of free parking on site. City hall rentals and permits should be coordinated through the city’s Special Event Coordinator, Diane Roemer.


Site capacity ranges from 50 – 200
Private room for Bridal Party
Limited Table and chairs available for a nominal fee
On site staff and security day of event
Non-refundable application fee of $25 is required to reserve your date

Serra Cross at Grant Park


It is impossible to not be dazzled by this site’s spectacular views of Ventura’s beaches and coastline. The history of Serra Cross dates back to 1782 and it has long since become a romantic spot for lovebirds from Ventura and tourists alike. The natural beauty and romance of this site makes it very popular for wedding ceremonies and a unique spot for receptions. It is especially recommended for brides that are eager to customize details for their special day since the conservancy does not offer wedding packages.


Non-refundable donation to the Serra Cross Conservancy required to reserve your date
Site capacity is 300 seated or 500 standing
Electrical outlets are available
Portable bathrooms required

Ventura Botanical Gardens

ventura botanical garden wedding

A small treasure to the local Venturans, the world-class botanical garden showcases and preserves native plants and cultural enhancement for the coastal community. Sitting directly behind City Hall, spectacular views of the city of Ventura will commemorate your special day. The spectacular California coastline will be the most iconic background to the wedding of your dreams.


Nonrefundable donation to reserve your special day
To learn more about renting out the breathtaking location please visit their website

Ventura County Museum


Linda Jordan Photography

The Ventura County Museum offers personalized design within their halls and offers an event team to assist you with wedding planning. Your special day is important to the museum and emphasizes a stress free arrangement. There is no need to worry about catering either, Main Course California will be happy to customize a menu for your wedding reception.


4 banquet halls with a maximum capacity
Offers wide variety of wedding themes
Consists of both inside and outside event areas
Up to 200 seated guests and 250 theatre seating

Ventura Harbor Village


Ventura Harbor Village brings an oceanic atmosphere to your wedding and features beautiful waterfront, coastal,  hillside and Channel Island views for spectacular photography backdrops. You can reserve a beach site for your ceremony through Ventura Harbor Marketing and check restaurants for potential reception venues at the harbor. You may also reserve a beach site for a tented reception (you provide the tent) if that suits your wedding plans during specific seasons and locations. Ventura Harbor works closely with Wedgewood Banquet Center if you are looking for a package for your ceremony and reception. In addition,  if you enjoy being outside and would like to be on a boat, Ventura Harbor Village has rental options for a pre-wedding adventure. Visit Event Rentals page for a Wedding Application

Meet with the marketing team to schedule and reserve a beach site for your wedding.
Visit under Event Rentals for a Wedding Application
Optional sites include Surfer’s Knoll Beach, South Beach, or Harbor Cove Beach
Choose from preferred Harbor restaurants for your reception
Costs include: $25 non-refundable permit application fee; $400 site fee ($125 for ceremony with fewer than 35 guests); $250 fully refundable deposit, separate from the site fee.

Additional Information


Information relating to city film, photo or beach ceremony permits can be found on the City of Ventura’s website. Further questions may be directed to the city’s Special Event Coordinator, Diane Roemer. For  information pertaining to weddings on the State Beach, please contact Associate Park & Recreation Specialist Kate Wilson. For information pertaining to weddings at Ventura Harbor, please contact Susan Bogue.

We hope you find your destined wedding venue and contact us if need be. For more information to help you plan this unforgettable occasion, please contact Cheryl Bagby.

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