There’s something so romantic about fall in Camarillo. The leaves are turning color and gently floating to the ground. The orchards are ripe with bright fruit and pumpkins are ripe for the picking in surrounding fields. But still the sun is shining and the evening breeze is cool and refreshing.
Countless brides and grooms have come to Camarillo for an unforgettable fall destination wedding. If you’re planning to say “I do” during harvest time in Camarillo, here are some seasonal and swoon-worthy ideas to inspire you. Because falling in love should be celebrated!
Special places to tie the knot
Embrace the magic of the season by holding your wedding at one of Camarillo’s truly unique ranches, wineries, or farms. The beauty of these venues is that they can be dressed up or down to your liking. Whether you want to decorate with delicate china and chandeliers or keep it simple with wine barrels and farm-fresh fruit, there’s a perfect spot waiting for you.
Camarillo Ranch, the former home of town namesake Adolfo Camarillo, mixes the Victorian glamour of the estate with the rustic charm of the big red barn and surrounding gardens. The majestic oaks along the driveway make for unforgettable “first look” photos.
If you love wine tasting and pumpkin patches, Casi Cielo Vineyards is the place for you and your other half! Owned by a husband-and-wife team, this peaceful venue is surrounded by rolling vineyards, shady cypress trees, and, yes, a pumpkin patch. Wedding guests will feel like they’ve been transported to a private manor in the Mediterranean!
Another option is Gerry Ranch, a sprawling berry and citrus farm, ideal for a fall wedding. Wedding tip: If you get married here, have your photographer capture a few blissfully wedded couples photos on the ranch tractor and strolling through the grounds with the stunning Camarillo hills in the background.
Fall flavors you’ll love almost as much as each other
Camarillo is well known for its fresh, farm-to-table produce, so make sure to take advantage of this when selecting a caterer for your fall affair! Some creative culinary ideas include charcuterie stations (let’s face it, one board just isn’t enough), crowd-pleasing comfort food, or a full-blown, multi-course meal.
Make Camarillo’s bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables one of the stars of your wedding day. (They won’t upstage the newlyweds, of course).
Soup served two different ways: Ventura County vendor DJ’s California Catering knows how to prepare cozy comfort food for any style of wedding.
And your special day wouldn’t be complete without drinks and dessert! Consider snazzing up your menu with a signature fall cocktail or seasonal favorites like apple pie and pumpkin spice anything. Camarillo Cupcake and Command Performance Catering are two vendors that specialize in cooking up sweet treats.
Fabulous fall flowers and foliage
Capture the colors and blooms of the season and destination in your decor! Some flora and fauna that really “pop” include richly colored garden roses, dahlias, and orchids. Consider whimsically textured plants like amaranthus, pampas grass, and succulents. All really go with the Camarillo landscape! Include produce like apples and local gourds of all shapes and sizes into your centerpieces for some earthy flair. Here are some gorgeous examples from real weddings at Camarillo’s Spanish Hills Country Club and Maravilla Gardens.
Photo credit: Katie Jackson Photography
Photo credit: Jes Workman Photography
Ready for your dream fall wedding in Camarillo? Start planning!