Above photo, Carley and Nick’s wedding at Hartley Botanica: SUN-DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

A comprehensive guide to romantic places to tie the knot—your way.

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Saddle Peak Lodge
With four private indoor spaces and two seasonally available outdoor areas, this rustic mountain lodge once hosted Hollywood luminaries Errol Flynn and Clark Gable.
10-200 guests
419 Cold Canyon Road Calabasas
(818) 222-3888, ext. 14

Calabasas Country Club
In the evening, after golfers have gone home, wedding parties often take over on the expansive clubhouse patio, landscaped with islands of roses and magnolia trees. The property’s waterfalls, bridges and oaks add to the ambiance.
300 guests
4515 Park Entrada, Calabasas
(818) 222-8111

Calabasas Civic Center
The center’s Founders Hall was designed with old-world elegance. There are two popular wedding sites:  the shaded courtyard plaza and the outdoor amphitheater which can accommodate 150 people.
150 guests
100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas
(818) 224-1777

Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
If you’re looking for a spot to hold a big wedding, the center’s banquet room can accommodate 300 people and its gymnasium can hold 800.
10-800 guests
27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas
(818) 880-2993

Braemar Country Club
Host a private, elegant wedding in the clubhouse or outdoors on the brick terrace. They also offer personalized planning services.
20-400 guests
4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana
(818) 345-6520

Orcutt Ranch
With its manicured gardens and towering oaks (including one that’s reported to be more than 700 years old), this historic ranch makes a picturesque wedding spot. A cozy guest house with two separate dressing rooms is available to the bridal party.
175 guests
23600 Roscoe Blvd., West Hills
(818) 346-7449

Malibu/Topanga/Pacific Palisades

The Adamson House
Unique and historic oceanfront property with expansive lawns and courtyards is ideal for picturesque beach weddings.
151-200 guests
23200 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 457-8144, ext. 2

Rancho Del Cielo
Tucked into the hills above Paradise Cove, this scenic ranch house feels sky-high. Say “I Do” under oak trees, olive groves and gardens with outdoor fireplaces.
200 guests
(310) 589-9398

Malibu West Beach Club

Malibu West Beach Club
Bride and groom can tie the knot under a flower-covered arch overlooking the waves, then stroll down to the beach for wedding photos.
150 guests
30756 Pacific Coast Highway Malibu
(310) 457-0195

The Sunset Restaurant
The beachfront bungalow promises a romantic ceremony, tasty fare and impressive service for those looking to get married with their toes in the sand.
200 guests
6800 Westward Beach Road Malibu
(310) 589-2027

Malibu Seaside Wedding Elopements
Saying “I Do” is a private, intimate affair on this sandstone bluff overlooking Zuma beach. After the ceremony, escape to the secluded honeymoon Airstream for a romantic evening that includes dinner under the stars.
10 guests
(310) 908-1605

Duke’s Malibu
Aloha abounds at this beachfront restaurant. Host a wedding reception in the Ocean room where you’ll enjoy expansive ocean views and an extensive menu selection.
250 guests
21150 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu
(310) 317-6204

Le’ Sangreal
A picturesque estate tucked into the Malibu Wine Trail offers indoor and outdoor ceremony sites and reception spaces that include a fire pit, pool, outdoor bathtub and onsite parking as well as a bridal villa.
150 guests
(310) 435-1100

Casa Oceana Malibu
You’ll find 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean views at this serene, private home perfect for entertaining.
140 guests
6355 Tantalus Drive, Malibu
(310) 924-4350

Gladstones Malibu
Oceanfront restaurant has several exclusive event rooms with direct beach access and coastal views.
50-500 guests
17300 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades
(310) 566-9740

Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate
Exchange vows in the clouds at this elegant 37-acre vineyard venue that offers 360 degree views from its unique helipad ceremony site.
250 guests
340 Kanan Road, Malibu
(877) 676-7660

Malibu Solstice Vineyards
This estate overlooks the coast and offers a lush outdoor garden setting above Solstice Canyon.
30-200 guests
2700 Mar Vista Ridge Drive, Malibu
(310) 457-4827

Saddlerock Ranch
The sprawling property features vineyards, manicured lawns, ancient oaks, rose gardens and ribbons of white fences.
500 guests
32111 Mulholland Highway Malibu
(818) 889-0008

The 1909
Say “I Do”under a canopy of majestic oak trees followed by a woodsy creekside reception in the meadow.
120 guests
1909 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga
(424) 272-1909

The Mountain Mermaid
Since its construction in 1930 this charming site has been a country club, gambling house, night club, American Legion hall and Jewish boys’ school. Now it’s a unique horticultural retreat that offers garden ceremonies followed by receptions by the pool or in the great hall.
100-145 guests
20421 Callon Drive, Topanga
(310) 455-3181

Inn of the Seventh Ray
There’s conjecture that this site might once have been a sacred meeting place for Chumash Indians. It’s now a New Age-y restaurant that doubles as a romantic wedding spot, complete with “grand old sycamores, waterfalls and a flowing creek.”
40-250 guests
128 Old Topanga Canyon Road Topanga
(310) 709-3571

Bel Air Bay Club
Exchange vows in a lush, romantic garden with an ocean view at this elegant private estate.
75+ guests
16801 Pacific Coast Highway Pacific Palisades
(310) 230-4700

Westlake/Agoura/ Oak Park

Westlake Yacht Club

Westlake Yacht Club
Get married on the club’s expanded deck overlooking glistening waters. The serene, relaxing setting offers beautiful sunset views.
200 guests
32123 W. Lindero Canyon Road Westlake Village
(818) 889-4820

North Ranch Country Club
Panoramic mountain views are a highlight at this private golf club, which promises to give wedding parties “the country club experience.”
20-330 guests
4761 Valley Spring Drive Westlake Village
(805) 496-1995

Hyatt Regency Westlake

Hyatt Regency Westlake
Hold a gala ceremony in one of the hotel’s two elegant ballrooms or keep things intimate in the garden gazebo with views of cascading waterfalls and manicured grounds. On-site planners can help with all the details.
450 guests
880 S. Westlake Blvd.
Westlake Village
(805) 557-1234

Triunfo Creek Vineyards
The site specializes in “handcrafted weddings” set amid gently rolling, vine-covered hills with eucalyptus, oak and sycamore trees all around.
300 guests
2714 Triunfo Canyon Road Agoura Hills
(818) 914-5186

O’Reilly Hall
This banquet facility offers rooms of various sizes with views of the church’s park-like grounds. They also offer catering and wedding planning services.
300 guests
St. Maximilian Kolbe
Catholic Church
5801 Kanan Road
Westlake Village
(818) 991-3915, ext. 136

Westlake Village Inn
This boutique resort offers four al fresco wedding ceremony sites plus reception venues that include bi-level ballrooms, fireplaces and lakeside settings. On-site planners can help coordinate everything from custom-designed wedding cakes to music ensembles.
200 guests
31943 Agoura Road
Westlake Village
(818) 889-1460

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel

Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel
The hotel’s on-site wedding specialist can help plan everything from the bridal shower to the farewell brunch.
150-250 guests
30100 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills
(818) 707-1220

The Lodge at Malibou Lake
This long-popular venue, shaded by sycamores and oaks and located within a private residential community, has been transformed into “a new beauty with an old soul,” according to event staff. Choose between lawn overlooking the lake or in the ballroom.
180-280 guests
29033 Lake Vista Drive
Agoura Hills
(818) 370-6175

Brookview Ranch

Brookview Ranch
The 23-acre site features landscaped hills, mountain views, a running creek and pepper and oak trees. Whether you want a “whimsical, classic, rustic or glamorous” wedding, they can accommodate it.
75-300 guests
2972 Triunfo Canyon Road Agoura Hills
(818) 575-6333

Oak Park Community Center and Gardens
The center’s pavilion area has a gazebo, manicured lawns and a mountain backdrop; its banquet room has a high, wood-beamed ceiling with tons of natural light.
150 guests
1000 Kanan Road, Oak Park
(818) 865-9304

Oak Park Community Center and Gardens

Paramount Ranch
Lights, camera . . . weddings. The ranch, a classic movie location, is also a popular spot for rustic, Old West-style ceremonies. Call the National Park Service for info.
500+ guests
2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills
(805) 370-2308

Peter Strauss Ranch
The ranch, named for the Emmy-winning actor who once lived there, has a small amphitheater, lawn area and oak woodlands. Contact the National Park Service for permits and reservations.
360 guests
30000 Mulholland Highway Agoura Hills
(805) 370-2308

Thousand Oaks/ Newbury Park

The Gardens at Los Robles Greens  
The Garden, which is connected to Los Robles Greens Golf Course but has its own entrance and pathway, has three wedding sites: a garden, ballroom and terrace overlooking the golf course.
350 guests
299 S. Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-6421

McCrea Ranch

McCrea Ranch
Farm windmills, tractors and white rail fencing set the scene for a rustic wedding at this historic ranch.
40-100 guests
4500 N. Moorpark Road Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-2163

Sherwood Country Club
Find wedded bliss at this meticulously maintained club with elegant indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites.
200-300 guests
320 W. Stafford Road
Thousand Oaks
(805) 496-3036

Sunset Hills Country Club
Plan a one-of-a-kind wedding on the outdoor lawn before retiring to the ballroom for an elegant reception with on-site catering and personalized event specialists.
250 guests
4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks
(805) 495-6484

Palm Garden Hotel

Palm Garden Hotel
Casual meets contemporary at this venue, where you’ll exchange vows under the garden gazebo before dancing the night away in one of the hotel’s four indoor reception areas.
40-250 guests
495 N. Ventu Park Road Thousand Oaks
(805) 716-4335

Chumash Indian Museum
Historic venue and living history center provides a tranquil outdoor setting.
40-100 guests
3290 Lang Ranch Parkway Thousand Oaks
(805) 492-8076

TOI Banquet Center
Exchange vows in the garden courtyard gazebo and choose between three banquet rooms for the fully-catered reception. Out-of-towners won’t have to travel far for a place to sleep; the hotel offers discounted rooms for guests.
150-200 guests
Thousand Oaks Inn
75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks
(805) 413-1288

Mastro’s Steakhouse
Choose between four private dining rooms to host a tasty wedding reception dinner. Also available for catering services.
12-180 guests
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks
(805) 418-1811

Stagecoach Inn Museum
Get hitched in another era at this historical museum which hosts rustic outdoor weddings with the inn as a backdrop.
200 guests
51 S. Ventu Park Road
Newbury Park
(805) 498-9441

Stagecoach Inn Museum


Gerry Ranch
Picturesque rustic setting at a working lemon, avocado and blueberry farm.
200 guests
9015 Rosita Road, Camarillo
(805) 377-5568

Camarillo Ranch

Camarillo Ranch
Rustic charm and Victorian elegance intertwine at this historic mansion, built as a romantic gesture by Adolfo Camarillo for his wife, Isabella.
250-1,000 guests
201 Camarillo Ranch Road Camarillo
(805) 389-8182

Maravilla Gardens
Outdoor wedding venue in a romantic garden nursery setting.
75-300 guests
8620 Santa Rosa Road Camarillo
(805) 491-1400

McCormick Home Ranch
Historic, rustic-chic ranch built in 1918 provides a lovely garden gathering spot.
250 guests
2034 E. Fifth St., Camarillo
(805) 482-1549

Spanish Hills Country Club
Elegant atmosphere evokes Spanish Mediterranean luxury with an outdoor terrace, grand dining room and ballroom complete with fireplaces and a grand piano.
264 guests
999 Crestview Ave., Camarillo
(805) 388-5000

Sterling Hills Golf Club
Exchange vows under the gazebo on a rolling manicured lawn with a picturesque mountain backdrop before cocktails on the patio and then a traditionally elegant reception in the Spanish-style clubhouse.
225 guests
901 Sterling Hills Drive Camarillo
(805) 285-7833


Pacific View Tower Club
Choose from three elegant options for your ceremony: the outdoor garden, the Tower Club or on the beach. Then, enjoy 360 degree views from the indoor reception in the penthouse banquet room.
250 guests
300 E. Esplanade Drive
(805) 202-4389

River Ridge Golf Club
Peaceful setting overlooking the Topa Topa Mountains and the golf course with a banquet room reception.
170 guests
2401 W. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard
(805) 981-8724

Scarlett Belle Riverboat Weddings
All aboard this paddlewheel riverboat in the Channel Islands Harbor for a memorable wedding.
150 guests
3600 Cabezone Circle, Oxnard
(805) 204-0977

Embassy Suites Mandalay Bay Resort
Whether you hold your ceremony on the beachfront lawn or in the gardens, you’re promised an unforgettable experience with onsite catering, white linens, cake-cutting services and votive candles.
120-320 guests
2101 Mandalay Beach Road Oxnard
(805) 984-2500

Four Points by Sheraton, Ventura Harbor Resort
Hotel setting offers a 6,400 square-foot ballroom, outdoor gazebo and a variety of catering menus.
20-400 guests
1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura
(805) 658-1212

Museum of Ventura County
Located in the heart of historic downtown Ventura, the museum has a pavilion building and a garden plaza with palms, a water fountain and beautiful mosaics.
200 guests
100 E. Main St., Ventura
(805) 653-0323

Poinsettia Pavilion
Panoramic views with spacious reception rooms. Also offers a variety of catering services.
20-300 guests
3451 Foothill Road, Ventura
(805) 648-1143


Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch

Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch
This enchanting ranch-style venue holds ceremonies in the grove under towering walnut trees. Eucalyptus trees shade the reception area, which is tranquil, private and situated next to a creek.
250 guests
3370 Sunset Valley Road Moorpark
(805) 558-8279

Cafe Firenze
Host your reception in the wine room or on the patio to enjoy chef Fabio Viviani’s Italian cuisine.
75 guests
563 W. Los Angeles Ave. Moorpark
(805) 532-0048

Eden Gardens
Babbling brooks, sparkling fountains, lush lawns, meandering pathways: it’s a scene from a storybook. Choose from three ceremony and reception sites and work with onsite catering coordinator to design your menu.
300 guests
3900 Brennan Road, Moorpark
(805) 208-3098

Rancho de las Palmas
Private estate has tropical gardens, a lagoon and a large pavilion with covered arches and beautifully lit bridges that make for a magical day.
75 guests minimum
3566 Sunset Valley Road Moorpark
(805) 529-6699

Moorpark Country Club
Hold the ceremony under the gazebo on the lawn followed by a ballroom reception and the result will be an elegant, romantic wedding.
300-500 guests
11800 Championship Drive Moorpark
(805) 532-2834, ext. 133 or 139

Simi Valley

Wood Ranch Golf Club
Hold your ceremony at the garden gazebo next to the serene lake and waterfall or opt to exchange vows on the lawn overlooking the 18th hole. Then, celebrate with a reception in the grand ballroom or lakeview room.
300 guests
301 Wood Ranch Parkway
Simi Valley
(805) 527-9663

The Vineyards

The Vineyards
Time your wedding vows to the sunset or celebrate next to a waterfall, then dance under the stars—all within the comfort of The Vineyards’ unique settings.
50-300 guests
2525 Stow St., Simi Valley
(805) 583-2525

Brandeis-Bardin campus, American Jewish University
With rolling hills and the Santa Susana Mountains in view, this campus has several unique sites for indoor and outdoor ceremonies.
200-300 guests
1101 Peppertree Lane
Simi Valley
(805) 582-4450

Posada Royale Hotel
This venue is great if you’re planning on lots of out-of-town guests, as there are overnight accommodations for up to 360. Choose between indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites.
50-250 guests
1775 Madera Road
Simi Valley
(805) 584-6300


Quail Ranch

Quail Ranch
Secluded Spanish Revival estate and avocado ranch has a rustic elegance complete with fire pits, ancient oaks and romantic terraces against a pastoral backdrop.
300 guests
136 Tierra Rejada Road
Simi Valley
(805) 328-4928

Hummingbird Nest Ranch
This hidden retreat blends elegance and whimsy in its modern romantic outdoor setting with a villa as the backdrop.
500-plus guests
2940 Kuehner Drive
Simi Valley
(805) 579-8000, ext. 4157

Strathearn Historical Park
This rustic, historic site has spacious grounds, a barn reception area and a vintage wedding chapel.
190-200 guests
137 Strathearn Place
Simi Valley
(805) 526-6453

Somis/Fillmore/Santa Paula/Piru

Hartley Botanica
With two unique garden settings, this outdoor wedding paradise has aviaries and lush floral landscapes.
25-375 guests
4465 Balcom Canyon Road Somis
(805) 532-1997, ext. 3

Saticoy Country Club

Saticoy Country Club
Tucked into the hillside with panoramic views, this versatile space promises breathtaking sunset views, old world charm and modern elegance.
25-300 guests
4450 N. Clubhouse Drive, Somis
(805) 485-4956, ext. 19

Bella Vista Groves
Tucked among the citrus and avocado groves, this historical country venue enchants guests on its 34 acres of rustic beauty.
250 guests
3117 W. Telegraph Road Fillmore
(805) 377-5499

Limoneira Ranch
Charming outdoor venue surrounded by citrus groves in Heritage Valley can accommodate gatherings large or small.
75-3,000 guests
1141 Cummings Road
Santa Paula
(805) 525-5736

The Glen Tavern Inn
Vintage glamour abounds at this historic Tudor-Craftsman style hotel that offers Italian-meets-Californian catering services.
200 guests
134 N. Mill St., Santa Paula
(805) 933-5550

Newhall Mansion
Opulent Victorian estate “where antique meets chic” offers private event space for a beautiful outdoor ceremony and expansive courtyard reception under the stars before the bridal party retires to the onsite overnight accommodations.
300 guests
829 Park St., Piru
(805) 398-5042

Rancho Camulos Museum
Transport wedding guests to rural, romantic old California at this idyllic National Historic Landmark and working ranch where you can say your vows on the expansive outdoor lawns and gardens or in the adobe, chapel or schoolhouse for a unique setting.
400 guests
5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru
(805) 521-1501


Acacia Mansion
Italian-style villa evokes a Prohibition-era feel and includes overnight accommodations for 12 on a sprawling and luxurious historic property.
150 guests
205 South Lomita Ave., Ojai
(805) 797-4549

At the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, it is. Our breathtaking mountainside setting and peacefulness of the Valley beautifully stages that perfect dream celebration.

Ojai Valley Inn
Peaceful mountainside setting offers multiples outdoor ceremony sites like the Hacienda Courtyard and Artist Cottage Lawn, followed by a reception in one of the two expansive onsite ballrooms or on the orchard lawn.
60-400 guests
905 Country Club Road, Ojai
(805) 640-2070

The Ranch House
Colorful garden with meandering streams and award-winning menu makes for a romantic outdoor wedding with a variety of settings to choose from for the big day.
180 guests
102 Besant Road, Ojai
(805) 646-2360

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