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Camarillo Ranch

Camarillo , CA

LOCATION

201 Camarillo Ranch Road
Camarillo, CA US 93012 (map)

PHONE

805-389-8182

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Camarillo Ranch is a truly unique venue for your wedding day. The 4.5 acre event space consists of four venues including: the Front Lawn with its historic trees; a spacious Red Barn that... Read more
Camarillo Ranch is a truly unique venue for your wedding day. The 4.5 acre event space consists of four venues including: the Front Lawn with its historic trees; a spacious Red Barn that is ideal for a rustic wedding reception; the East Garden, which features a wedding gazebo; and the West Garden with a large mission-style fountain and rose covered arch. A bridal changing room is also available inside the 1892 Queen Anne Victorian style Ranch House.

The Camarillo Ranch’s lovely gardens feature mature trees, water fountains and extensive planting. Numerous thematic gardens range from a butterfly garden to a formal Victorian garden. These provide the perfect backdrop for photography, along with outdoor ceremonies and receptions for events ranging from 50-1,500 guests. The renovated 1905 Red Barn is the perfect indoor venue for a reception, featuring a catering kitchen, restrooms, and state-of-the-are audio visual system.

After visiting the Camarillo Ranch you will agree that it is one of the most picturesque settings in all of Southern California for your once in a lifetime celebration! Contact our Events Assistant, Jasmine, for more information and to set up a tour of the venue. She can be reached at (805)389-8182 or at events@camarilloranch.org. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1892
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
1500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1892
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue, very helpful staff.
Beautiful venue, very helpful staff.
Beautiful venue, very helpful staff. Read less
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Jody
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We never could have imagined a venue this beautiful for our budget. Our family and friends raved about how beautiful the whole evening was. Our non-professional pictures already look amazing and we know our professional ones will too. There are so many places to shoot from at the Ranch, that there's no bad shot. The layout provided space for all of our activities. Bringing in our own caterer and alcohol was a huge bonus for us, and using the vendors they guided us to made this the place to be in Camarillo on June 21. Don't waste your time at a golf course, head on out to the Ranch and get the best bang for your buck in So Cal.
We never could have imagined a venue this beautiful for our budget. Our family and friends raved about how beautiful the Read more...
We never could have imagined a venue this beautiful for our budget. Our family and friends raved about how beautiful the whole evening was. Our non-professional pictures already look amazing and we know our professional ones will too. There are so many places to shoot from at the Ranch, that there's no bad shot. The layout provided space for all of our activities. Bringing in our own caterer and alcohol was a huge bonus for us, and using the vendors they guided us to made this the place to be in Camarillo on June 21. Don't waste your time at a golf course, head on out to the Ranch and get the best bang for your buck in So Cal. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue! Friendly staff and decently priced for what you get. The barn was amazing the gazebo for the ceremony was also amazing. Good weather over the summer and there was a nice breeze keeping everyone cool. After seeing our wedding photos and video we were so glad that we chose the Camarillo Ranch as our venue. It's an absolutely gorgeous place to take pictures. Lots of space to do whatever you need there. The house is phenomenal as well.
Beautiful venue! Friendly staff and decently priced for what you get. The barn was amazing the gazebo for the ceremony was Read more...
Beautiful venue! Friendly staff and decently priced for what you get. The barn was amazing the gazebo for the ceremony was also amazing. Good weather over the summer and there was a nice breeze keeping everyone cool. After seeing our wedding photos and video we were so glad that we chose the Camarillo Ranch as our venue. It's an absolutely gorgeous place to take pictures. Lots of space to do whatever you need there. The house is phenomenal as well. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Could not have asked for a more perfect venue for what we wanted. The staff was so easy to work with. Thank you!
Could not have asked for a more perfect venue for what we wanted. The staff was so easy to work with. Thank you!
Could not have asked for a more perfect venue for what we wanted. The staff was so easy to work with. Thank you! Read less
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Brianna
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Gloria and all CR employees are wonderful! The property is perfect for an outdoor garden wedding! You can bring in your own catering which was a huge plus for us! My favorite part was getting to throw my bouquet from the second floor balcony! So beautiful!
Gloria and all CR employees are wonderful! The property is perfect for an outdoor garden wedding! You can bring in your Read more...
Gloria and all CR employees are wonderful! The property is perfect for an outdoor garden wedding! You can bring in your own catering which was a huge plus for us! My favorite part was getting to throw my bouquet from the second floor balcony! So beautiful! Read less
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Megan and Peter
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Wow! What a wonderful venue! We were lucky enough to use the barn at the ranch for our rehearsal dinner and it was absolutely perfect. The barn overlooks the grounds of the ranch and inside it is beautiful and spacious, (rustic but modern). We had enough room for the large group and even a dance floor. It was such a fun environment. Everyone talks about what a wonderful time they had at our rehearsal dinner. Thank you Camarillo Ranch! -Megan and Peter
Wow! What a wonderful venue! We were lucky enough to use the barn at the ranch for our rehearsal dinner and it was Read more...
Wow! What a wonderful venue! We were lucky enough to use the barn at the ranch for our rehearsal dinner and it was absolutely perfect. The barn overlooks the grounds of the ranch and inside it is beautiful and spacious, (rustic but modern). We had enough room for the large group and even a dance floor. It was such a fun environment. Everyone talks about what a wonderful time they had at our rehearsal dinner. Thank you Camarillo Ranch! -Megan and Peter Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
5/2/2014
4.8/5.0
Camarillo ranch was amazing! We absolutely loved our venue and our guests were in awe! They were stunned at the beauty and all it had to offer!!
I only wish that you were given more time to set up for the money you pay. But overall amazing place and wonderful staff!
We used DJ's catering which is one of the vendors they recommend and DJ's rocked!! Seriously top notch caterer. One of the most communicative, nicest, caterers. They know the venue inside and out. Plus, the food was amazing!! We had a buffet and truly the food was also one of the highlights people talked about. I couldn't be happier!!
Consider camarillo ranch for a unique gorgeous venue and then use DJ's catering! My wedding day was the best!
Camarillo ranch was amazing! We absolutely loved our venue and our guests were in awe! They were stunned at the beauty and Read more...
Camarillo ranch was amazing! We absolutely loved our venue and our guests were in awe! They were stunned at the beauty and all it had to offer!!
I only wish that you were given more time to set up for the money you pay. But overall amazing place and wonderful staff!
We used DJ's catering which is one of the vendors they recommend and DJ's rocked!! Seriously top notch caterer. One of the most communicative, nicest, caterers. They know the venue inside and out. Plus, the food was amazing!! We had a buffet and truly the food was also one of the highlights people talked about. I couldn't be happier!!
Consider camarillo ranch for a unique gorgeous venue and then use DJ's catering! My wedding day was the best! Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.6/5.0
This venue is absolutely gorgeous! We had our ceremony in the East Garden under the gazebo, moved to the Mansion for cocktail hour and then to the barn for dinner and dancing. The nice thing about the ranch is you can decorate it in so many ways to match exactly what you want. The only downside is because it is city property they have strict regulations by the fire department and you can no longer use sparklers, which we were pretty bummed about. Also, the ranch is open to the public so while we were setting up, people were taking tours which was a little weird. But they were nice enough to block off the bridal room so no one would bother us.
This venue is absolutely gorgeous! We had our ceremony in the East Garden under the gazebo, moved to the Mansion for Read more...
This venue is absolutely gorgeous! We had our ceremony in the East Garden under the gazebo, moved to the Mansion for cocktail hour and then to the barn for dinner and dancing. The nice thing about the ranch is you can decorate it in so many ways to match exactly what you want. The only downside is because it is city property they have strict regulations by the fire department and you can no longer use sparklers, which we were pretty bummed about. Also, the ranch is open to the public so while we were setting up, people were taking tours which was a little weird. But they were nice enough to block off the bridal room so no one would bother us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Overall it was a BEAUTIFUL site to host our wedding and had everything we wanted. The employees were great and the day went just as we hoped. I took off a star for responsiveness because I had about a week that I had tried to contact through email to let them know I was having issues with the city getting insurance and heard nothing back. I then received an email threatening to cancel our reservation which was a little off-putting but it was resolved quickly after that. They are also VERY particular about clean up after and you HAVE to have everything back exactly how it was. I had no idea our wine barrels had been moved and we got charge $25 per barrel (there were 8 of them) for not being put back in the right spot :/ But we got so many compliments from guests that it was the best wedding they had been to and it was the most beautiful location!
Overall it was a BEAUTIFUL site to host our wedding and had everything we wanted. The employees were great and the day Read more...
Overall it was a BEAUTIFUL site to host our wedding and had everything we wanted. The employees were great and the day went just as we hoped. I took off a star for responsiveness because I had about a week that I had tried to contact through email to let them know I was having issues with the city getting insurance and heard nothing back. I then received an email threatening to cancel our reservation which was a little off-putting but it was resolved quickly after that. They are also VERY particular about clean up after and you HAVE to have everything back exactly how it was. I had no idea our wine barrels had been moved and we got charge $25 per barrel (there were 8 of them) for not being put back in the right spot :/ But we got so many compliments from guests that it was the best wedding they had been to and it was the most beautiful location! Read less
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Camarillo Ranch responded with the following comments:

We appreciate your review of our venue and strive to continue to improve our customer service based on this very important feedback. In response to being "very particular" about cleanup, we wish to point out that the Camarillo Ranch is a historic site and also a location-only venue, which means clients are responsible for all setup, breakdown, cleanup, and contracting of vendors. This offers clients great flexibility in many aspects of planning their special day; however, in exchange we rely on clients to ensure the property is restored to it's original condition for future clients to enjoy. Thank you again, and we are glad to hear that you and your guests had a lovely time!

Sincerely,
Camarillo Ranch Staff
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Laura
Wedding:
5/12/2013
4.6/5.0
The Camarillo Ranch was perfect! I loved the barn and the victorian house! They were great! It came out just as I had imagined, and they were very professional to deal with. So grateful we found this place!
The Camarillo Ranch was perfect! I loved the barn and the victorian house! They were great! It came out just as I had Read more...
The Camarillo Ranch was perfect! I loved the barn and the victorian house! They were great! It came out just as I had imagined, and they were very professional to deal with. So grateful we found this place! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
12/18/2010
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding here in December and it was absolutely lovely. It was POURING rain the whole day, so we moved the ceremony into the barn. We had the reception in the barn too. Everything was so cozy and intimate. We LOVED it! The Camarillo Ranch House and foundation were easy to work with. They have no preferred vendors; so we loved being able to completely customize our wedding. When you pay for the Camarillo Ranch House you are simply paying for the site. We rented tables and chairs through the Ranch House - which is an added cost. In the barn they have a projector, two plasma TVs and a surround sound system available - for an added cost. We used the plasmas for a slideshow we had made and it was a big hit.

The only negative is some of the docents were giving the wedding party a hard time when we were getting ready for the wedding - they were rude and pushy. You also have to have one security guard per 50 guests if you will be serving alcohol and you need to take out a $1million event liability policy - more added costs.
We had our wedding here in December and it was absolutely lovely. It was POURING rain the whole day, so we moved the Read more...
We had our wedding here in December and it was absolutely lovely. It was POURING rain the whole day, so we moved the ceremony into the barn. We had the reception in the barn too. Everything was so cozy and intimate. We LOVED it! The Camarillo Ranch House and foundation were easy to work with. They have no preferred vendors; so we loved being able to completely customize our wedding. When you pay for the Camarillo Ranch House you are simply paying for the site. We rented tables and chairs through the Ranch House - which is an added cost. In the barn they have a projector, two plasma TVs and a surround sound system available - for an added cost. We used the plasmas for a slideshow we had made and it was a big hit.

The only negative is some of the docents were giving the wedding party a hard time when we were getting ready for the wedding - they were rude and pushy. You also have to have one security guard per 50 guests if you will be serving alcohol and you need to take out a $1million event liability policy - more added costs. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/13/2014
4.1/5.0
My wedding at Camarillo Ranch was everything I had pictured-gorgeous grounds and lovely barn reception. I always knew I wanted a barn reception and when I found Camarillo Ranch I knew it would be the one, not only because it's gorgeous but because it is venue only which made it affordable.

Being that it is a venue only location you have to contract EVERYTHING else, which can be a pain. But knowing what I was getting into I was totally up to the challenge. I signed my contract before having to use preferred vendors and I'm glad I did. I also signed before they made some pretty big price increases (wouldn't be able to afford now!) and policy changes.

-No rice, birdseed, confetti, loose hay, flower petals or other similar items may be
used in any area of the Camarillo Ranch. This is super lame as flower girls can't throw petals down the aisle...and all their literature has pictures of petals covering the aisle for the ceremony. Probably should get new pictures following policy. (This is not new, was in my older contract too but worth noting)
-Rehearsal must be scheduled Monday-Thursday. Unless you and your entire wedding party live in the area it's pretty hard to do. (This is also not new)
-Professional day of planner needs to be hired.
-Use of preferred vendors or pay a $500 buy out option.

Good changes include:
-Grounds from 8am-12pm. I guess this is the reason for the price increase as I only had an 8 hour block.

Overall, I'm glad I was able to get married there before the price increases and policy changes. But the venue is simply gorgeous, my guests loved the Victorian house and of course the big red barn reception!
My wedding at Camarillo Ranch was everything I had pictured-gorgeous grounds and lovely barn reception. I always knew I Read more...
My wedding at Camarillo Ranch was everything I had pictured-gorgeous grounds and lovely barn reception. I always knew I wanted a barn reception and when I found Camarillo Ranch I knew it would be the one, not only because it's gorgeous but because it is venue only which made it affordable.

Being that it is a venue only location you have to contract EVERYTHING else, which can be a pain. But knowing what I was getting into I was totally up to the challenge. I signed my contract before having to use preferred vendors and I'm glad I did. I also signed before they made some pretty big price increases (wouldn't be able to afford now!) and policy changes.

-No rice, birdseed, confetti, loose hay, flower petals or other similar items may be
used in any area of the Camarillo Ranch. This is super lame as flower girls can't throw petals down the aisle...and all their literature has pictures of petals covering the aisle for the ceremony. Probably should get new pictures following policy. (This is not new, was in my older contract too but worth noting)
-Rehearsal must be scheduled Monday-Thursday. Unless you and your entire wedding party live in the area it's pretty hard to do. (This is also not new)
-Professional day of planner needs to be hired.
-Use of preferred vendors or pay a $500 buy out option.

Good changes include:
-Grounds from 8am-12pm. I guess this is the reason for the price increase as I only had an 8 hour block.

Overall, I'm glad I was able to get married there before the price increases and policy changes. But the venue is simply gorgeous, my guests loved the Victorian house and of course the big red barn reception! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Absolutely loved having my wedding at this venue, it was BEAUTIFUL! Only complaint is that the on site staff was not readily available the day of to let me and my husband into the mansion to take photos together, which was part of our package. We missed out on some great pictures. Also, if a wedding is scheduled the day before yours, you cannot get in for a rehearsal unless you do it days in advance, so that was unfortunate as well. Overall, AMAZING place to get married though!
Absolutely loved having my wedding at this venue, it was BEAUTIFUL! Only complaint is that the on site staff was not Read more...
Absolutely loved having my wedding at this venue, it was BEAUTIFUL! Only complaint is that the on site staff was not readily available the day of to let me and my husband into the mansion to take photos together, which was part of our package. We missed out on some great pictures. Also, if a wedding is scheduled the day before yours, you cannot get in for a rehearsal unless you do it days in advance, so that was unfortunate as well. Overall, AMAZING place to get married though! Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
10/30/2011
3.7/5.0
I loved the setting at Camarillo Ranch which is what convinced us to have our wedding there. It's absolutely gorgeous and provided the ambiance for the type of wedding we wanted. The grounds are really well cared for--something that similar venues we looked at were lacking in. One of the main reasons we chose this venue is because you can bring in whatever you want as far as catering and decor. However that might deter some brides as it's all up to you.

It's pretty expensive to rent the Camarillo Ranch and I didn't like that you don't get anything included for your money. You have to rent the tables and chairs if you wish to use theirs, which I think is pretty ridiculous when we paid 4k to rent the site for the day--it should be included for that much money. Also, they kind of nickel and dime you as far as having to hire security services and pay for insurance, we also paid extra to have an employee hang twinkle lights in the barn.

Camarillo Ranch is a beautiful venue and I absolutely loved having our wedding there, although I do feel that they should do more when you're spending that much money.
I loved the setting at Camarillo Ranch which is what convinced us to have our wedding there. It's absolutely gorgeous and Read more...
I loved the setting at Camarillo Ranch which is what convinced us to have our wedding there. It's absolutely gorgeous and provided the ambiance for the type of wedding we wanted. The grounds are really well cared for--something that similar venues we looked at were lacking in. One of the main reasons we chose this venue is because you can bring in whatever you want as far as catering and decor. However that might deter some brides as it's all up to you.

It's pretty expensive to rent the Camarillo Ranch and I didn't like that you don't get anything included for your money. You have to rent the tables and chairs if you wish to use theirs, which I think is pretty ridiculous when we paid 4k to rent the site for the day--it should be included for that much money. Also, they kind of nickel and dime you as far as having to hire security services and pay for insurance, we also paid extra to have an employee hang twinkle lights in the barn.

Camarillo Ranch is a beautiful venue and I absolutely loved having our wedding there, although I do feel that they should do more when you're spending that much money. Read less
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kekittin
Wedding:
10/4/2008
3.5/5.0
The Camarillo House is beautiful and we will have great pictures because of it. However, we had been told when we booked it that we would be able to have our rentals delivered the day before and picked up on the monday after. They ended up booking events the days before and after and so we had to have delivery the day of (which made things extremely hectic on our wedding day) and picked up at midnight that night, which cost a fortune.

Other than that, the Ranch House was great, easy to work with and highly recommended.
The Camarillo House is beautiful and we will have great pictures because of it. However, we had been told when we booked Read more...
The Camarillo House is beautiful and we will have great pictures because of it. However, we had been told when we booked it that we would be able to have our rentals delivered the day before and picked up on the monday after. They ended up booking events the days before and after and so we had to have delivery the day of (which made things extremely hectic on our wedding day) and picked up at midnight that night, which cost a fortune.

Other than that, the Ranch House was great, easy to work with and highly recommended. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/1/2014
2.8/5.0
The venue is beautiful and just what we were looking for for our wedding. That being said, we did not feel they were particularly professional. The week of our wedding we found out that the guy that was supposed to do our lighting was not licensed to work there, and they had not told us this even though they had known for months we were using him. We also created a back-up rain plan with them that they originally supported, and then 4 days before the wedding they told us it would not work. Fortunately they addressed the issues, but it added a lot of unnecessary stress to the wedding week.
I would recommend this venue because of it's beauty, but I would caution whoever is considering it that you can probably find equally beautiful locations for less money and less headache.
The venue is beautiful and just what we were looking for for our wedding. That being said, we did not feel they were Read more...
The venue is beautiful and just what we were looking for for our wedding. That being said, we did not feel they were particularly professional. The week of our wedding we found out that the guy that was supposed to do our lighting was not licensed to work there, and they had not told us this even though they had known for months we were using him. We also created a back-up rain plan with them that they originally supported, and then 4 days before the wedding they told us it would not work. Fortunately they addressed the issues, but it added a lot of unnecessary stress to the wedding week.
I would recommend this venue because of it's beauty, but I would caution whoever is considering it that you can probably find equally beautiful locations for less money and less headache. Read less
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Kakes08
Wedding:
1/7/2012
2.8/5.0
This was such a beautiful location! I loved the barn and the grounds as the backdrop to my wedding. It was too bad that the administration was sub-par. It cost 5,000 to rent this location for the day. We expected great service with such a large sum of money. But they were unhelpful and provided little to no assistance for the event. They did not even provide trash bags for the event!!! The bathrooms were very dirty in the barn when we arrived!!! Carlos cleaned them as soon as we informed him. I was planning on getting ready in the brides dressing room in the House....but the house was locked up when i arrived! Carlos helped us get in and got the heat turned on. His son spent some time letting me tour the house to find the best spot to do the first look which was very helpful.

Carlos, The groundsman and his son, were the ones who were helpful. They were attentive the day of to our needs. He strung the lights in the barn for about $300.

So other than Carlos and his son...i was "underwhelmed" by the services provided. We had to provide our own trashbags?!?!? Is this normal for a wedding venue. I mean come on!
This was such a beautiful location! I loved the barn and the grounds as the backdrop to my wedding. It was too bad that Read more...
This was such a beautiful location! I loved the barn and the grounds as the backdrop to my wedding. It was too bad that the administration was sub-par. It cost 5,000 to rent this location for the day. We expected great service with such a large sum of money. But they were unhelpful and provided little to no assistance for the event. They did not even provide trash bags for the event!!! The bathrooms were very dirty in the barn when we arrived!!! Carlos cleaned them as soon as we informed him. I was planning on getting ready in the brides dressing room in the House....but the house was locked up when i arrived! Carlos helped us get in and got the heat turned on. His son spent some time letting me tour the house to find the best spot to do the first look which was very helpful.

Carlos, The groundsman and his son, were the ones who were helpful. They were attentive the day of to our needs. He strung the lights in the barn for about $300.

So other than Carlos and his son...i was "underwhelmed" by the services provided. We had to provide our own trashbags?!?!? Is this normal for a wedding venue. I mean come on! Read less
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Shauna
Wedding:
8/6/2011
1.6/5.0
First of all let me say that the Camarillo Ranch is a beautiful venue. Yes the location is right next to the freeway, but during the ceremony and reception I never noticed it. The house is classic and wonderful for pictures. I love this venue and I'm glad this is where we got married.
The staff on the other hand need to learn a thing or two about how to run a business. My situation is a little different, I'm stationed overseas and had to do all of my coordination through email. At first the ladies I had to work with were very attentive and answered all of my questions. After we booked the venue I emailed once in a while to make a payment. One email that stuck out was the events manager asking me what my wedding date was (this was after we had booked and payed a deposit). The funny thing was that I had attached several emails that had our wedding date, but this lady still had to ask me. I also thought this was weird because shouldn't they have a system that has everyone's name? Just a thought.
Additionally, the day of the wedding I get a call from my coordinator saying that there was another wedding still at the venue. Mind you this was 4:00pm, the time we had rented the venue. I arrived around 4:50pm only to find out the previous bride and groom were still on the grounds. I was never informed about the other wedding.
And finally a few weeks before we headed to the states I sent an email to the event manager to set up a tour of the house for us. She responded saying that would be fine. The day we arrived I told her who we were and that we there for a tour. The tour was only about 10 minutes and the whole time she was talking to us like we were still planning our wedding. Overall I was just really amazed at how unprofessional it all seemed. Purhaps the Camarrillo Ranch house should look into a new staff.
Like I said, the venue itself is stunning. If you can work with people like I've described then the house is worth it.
First of all let me say that the Camarillo Ranch is a beautiful venue. Yes the location is right next to the freeway, but Read more...
First of all let me say that the Camarillo Ranch is a beautiful venue. Yes the location is right next to the freeway, but during the ceremony and reception I never noticed it. The house is classic and wonderful for pictures. I love this venue and I'm glad this is where we got married.
The staff on the other hand need to learn a thing or two about how to run a business. My situation is a little different, I'm stationed overseas and had to do all of my coordination through email. At first the ladies I had to work with were very attentive and answered all of my questions. After we booked the venue I emailed once in a while to make a payment. One email that stuck out was the events manager asking me what my wedding date was (this was after we had booked and payed a deposit). The funny thing was that I had attached several emails that had our wedding date, but this lady still had to ask me. I also thought this was weird because shouldn't they have a system that has everyone's name? Just a thought.
Additionally, the day of the wedding I get a call from my coordinator saying that there was another wedding still at the venue. Mind you this was 4:00pm, the time we had rented the venue. I arrived around 4:50pm only to find out the previous bride and groom were still on the grounds. I was never informed about the other wedding.
And finally a few weeks before we headed to the states I sent an email to the event manager to set up a tour of the house for us. She responded saying that would be fine. The day we arrived I told her who we were and that we there for a tour. The tour was only about 10 minutes and the whole time she was talking to us like we were still planning our wedding. Overall I was just really amazed at how unprofessional it all seemed. Purhaps the Camarrillo Ranch house should look into a new staff.
Like I said, the venue itself is stunning. If you can work with people like I've described then the house is worth it. Read less
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