5 reasons to choose Camarillo for your big day
The competition for wedding venues is fierce these days, so we’re here to let you in on a little secret. Camarillo has become quite the hidden gem for discerning brides and grooms in search of classic Southern Californian ambiance and easy access to major and regional airports. Our agricultural paradise is home to an abundance of charming venues, endless photogenic backdrops and talented wedding professionals. Add compelling entertainment offerings for your guests and catering infused with distinctive, delicious local flavors, and you’ve got a recipe for a flawless wedding day that will live long in the memory books of everyone in attendance. Curious to learn more? Following are five reasons Camarillo could very well be the perfect location for your dream wedding.
It’s all about the atmosphere and Camarillo has that in spades. Let’s start with the weather, which is perfectly mild and moderate all year long. April through November, the highs average in the 70’s with lows hovering around 60 in the summer months. Think warm sunshine, clear blue skies and lush green fields with the mountains and the sea all nearby.
2. Location, Location, Location
Location is a big factor when considering getting guests to your big day. Camarillo is less than an hour’s drive to Burbank Airport and LAX is just 55 miles away. Camarillo is the southern gateway to the Central Coast, with Santa Barbara Airport an easy 50-mile drive from the north. If your guests fly private, they can come directly into our very own Camarillo Airport. Camarillo is also conveniently located along Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner route, with train service stretching from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. Metrolink is another car-free transportation option for guests coming from Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Enjoy the convenience of our Old Town District being within walking distance of the train station. This guarantees your guests can enjoy the sights and get a taste of local cuisine once they arrive.
3. Venue Variety
Perhaps the most crucial factor influencing your wedding choice is the venue itself. Outdoor venues are our specialty between the many farms, ranches, gardens, vineyards and country clubs. For something less expected but truly memorable, consider Hangar Events, where you will find a collection of hangars filled with World War II era aircraft as your backdrop. Camarillo Barrel Works is another unique setting with a raw industrial space surrounded by working wine and beer making facilities. Bookish types might enjoy the classic literary atmosphere of the Camarillo Public Library. The mission-style Serra Center is popular for its indoor spaces, while Bella Capri Inn & Suites can cover everything from reception and ceremony venue to lodging needs. From outdoor celebrations to country clubs and everything in between, peruse our most popular regional wedding venues here.
4. Local Flavor
It’s easy to infuse authentic local flavors into your “I do” day here in Camarillo. At our core, we are an agricultural community known for our fresh produce and organic, regenerative farms. If you don’t opt to host your wedding on a farm, you can still bring the farm to your big day. Local caterers can source ingredients from local farmers for a scrumptious field-to-fork feast that will fill your guests up with wholesome, delicious fare—fueling them to bust a move on the dance floor! You can also curate a craft beer, wine and cocktail menu with local roots, sourcing from local wineries, breweries and distilleries.
5. Happy Guests
Your guests will delight in the variety of experiences at their fingertips when they come to town for your wedding. If you plan to organize group activities, rehearsal dinners or post wedding brunches, the options range from pampering spa treatments and golf games to Channel Islands National Park excursions, brewery treks and farm tours. Retail therapy is always a stone’s throw away between the Camarillo Premium Outlets and Old Town’s boutique shopping. For those making a bigger vacation of it, after your wedding they can hit the Pacific Coast Highway for a bucket-list worthy drive up to Santa Barbara, Big Sur and San Francisco. Or, if they have kids in tow, a SoCal theme park extravaganza featuring Universal Studios Hollywood, Disneyland and Legoland makes for the ultimate family treat.