Come spring, Camarillo is in full bloom. As the temperatures climb into the mid 70’s by day, the sun shines over green hillsides, grapes emerge on the vines and berries burst brightly in the fields. Wildflowers grace every open space and farm stands overflow with spring produce. Gentle sea breezes further invigorate the senses, and love is most certainly in the air.
The season is ripe with potential for a picture-perfect California wedding, be it intimate gatherings with your nearest and dearest or grand soirees that bring your full squad of friends and family together for a day to remember. You and your guests can take advantage of an array of pre- and post-ceremony possibilities, from pampering and beauty treatments to epic island adventures and shopping sprees. Wedding parties can bond over leisurely spa days, competitive rounds of golf and local beer and wine tasting excursions.
Happily Ever After Starts Here
Spring calls for outdoor weddings, as does our Mediterranean climate with an average of 300 sunny days a year. Take your pick from more than a dozen diverse wedding venues, including ranches, wineries, estates, historic landmarks and golf courses. You can go classic or quirky, low-key or over-the-top.
Channel magical Secret Garden vibes at Hartley Botanica in nearby Somis. The working nursery offers garden settings for weddings ceremonies and receptions with a refined rural atmosphere. Nestled on the outer edge of Camarillo and dotted with pepper trees, Maravilla Gardens is another charming bucolic setting. The two-acre nursery features authentic rustic accents including a windmill and barn. The gardens at historic McCormick Home Ranch also present endless, character-rich matrimonial possibilities in spring. A private country club, the Saticoy Club serves up a truly elegant atmosphere with turnkey professional wedding services—and the hillside setting delivers sweeping ocean and island views.
Find Inspiration From Newlyweds
There’s no need to reinvent the wheel when others have so successfully paved the way down the aisle. Take inspiration from couples who have said “I do” in Camarillo and whose stunning photo collections are featured in wedding blogs.
Maya and Nick’s wedding at Spanish Hills Country Club shows off the indoor and outdoor potential of the popular Camarillo venue. Peruse the blog to see the Spanish-style architectural accents, lush grounds and dreamy Southern California light at golden hour.
Style Me Pretty showcased the majesty of Maravilla Gardens through the lens of Michelle and Daniel’s ceremony. Between the spring roses, airy drapes of fabric and sophisticated table settings, the potential of Maravilla Gardens shines through.
Locally Grown Bounty
Given Camarillo is a thriving agricultural destination, integrating locally grown flowers into your décor is a natural choice. Let your creativity shine as you mix bold and pastel hued roses, gerbera daisies, orchids, dahlias and peonies to fill your bouquets, hair accents and boutonnieres. Go for the dramatic with flower-filled archways for the altars and table centerpieces, further enhanced by locally harvested fragrant herbs and greenery. When it comes to your food and libations, menus can make use of just-picked spring fruits and vegetables like blueberries, strawberries, fava beans and peas. Create a signature cocktail inspired by your love story and using seasonal local ingredients—down to our locally made aloe spirit from Chareau Distillery. Your caterer and planner can help you perfectly pair the dinner menu with local wines and craft brews, too.
Curate an Experience for Your Guests
The options are endless to build out a full destination wedding experience for your wedding party and guests. Get ready for the big day with facials, massages and other wellness experiences. Host a welcome reception at brewery such as Institutional Ale or Cantara Cellars/Flat Fish Brewing Co., the latter of which offers both local beer and wine tasting opportunities. Hold your rehearsal dinner at a special spot like Slate Bistro and Craft Bar or Lure Fish House.Organize a day trip to the Channel Islands, considered the Galapagos of North America, and treat your guests to a kayaking adventure in and around sea caves. Or blow off steam and work out any jitters by going skydiving. Pre- and post-wedding, your guests can make the most of area beaches, hiking trails, shopping, and agritourism. And with Los Angeles to the south and Santa Barbara and the iconic Pacific Coast Highway to the north, visitors from out of state can hit the road to explore more of the Golden State once the festivities have wrapped up.