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Hartley Botanica

Somis , CA
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LOCATION

4465 Balcom Canyon Rd
Somis, CA 93066 US (map)

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805-532-1997

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3-acres of professionally landscaped grounds, designed specifically for weddings and receptions. Waterfalls, hand-paved walkways, bird aviaries, vine-covered archways, and packages... Read more
3-acres of professionally landscaped grounds, designed specifically for weddings and receptions. Waterfalls, hand-paved walkways, bird aviaries, vine-covered archways, and packages including valet parking, catering, coordination, and more! You want an enchanted garden wedding? Look no further! Read less
Wedding Venue

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Farm
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Tropical, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
375
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Outside Alcohol OK
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet

REVIEWS

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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Barbara and RJ were so helpful in helping us make a decision and visualize every detail. They are always available if you have questions or need suggestions and set everything up for you so there are no worries or stresses on the day.
Barbara and RJ were so helpful in helping us make a decision and visualize every detail. They are always available if you Read more...
Barbara and RJ were so helpful in helping us make a decision and visualize every detail. They are always available if you have questions or need suggestions and set everything up for you so there are no worries or stresses on the day. Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
5/7/2016
4.7/5.0
My husband and I were married at Hartley and I would definitely recommend the venue if you are looking for an outdoor wedding! The grounds are completely breathtaking, and there are a lot of different places you can customize for your needs. There's nothing else like it in the LA area.

PROs - the beauty of the venue was what made us say yes right away when we visited - it's absolutely stunning; their catering company, Command Performance, was amazing - everyone raved about our food; it felt like a one-stop shop in many respects, as the food and rentals were all done through them and made it easy on us; the way the venue is set up felt both intimate and large enough to explore at the same time so our guests were never left standing around in the same place.

CONs - I only have a few negatives and overall, they did not impact our day but I thought one was worth mentioning. Make sure you make your DJ aware of the noise restrictions, as our music was shut off in the middle of the grand entrance because their decibel reader was registering the sound as too high. My husband and I did not feel like this restriction was made clear to us, and we did not feel like our music was too loud.

All in all, we are so happy with our decision to get married at Hartley and we would do it all over again if we could! It is a magical place and you and your guests will have a wonderful time.
My husband and I were married at Hartley and I would definitely recommend the venue if you are looking for an outdoor Read more...
My husband and I were married at Hartley and I would definitely recommend the venue if you are looking for an outdoor wedding! The grounds are completely breathtaking, and there are a lot of different places you can customize for your needs. There's nothing else like it in the LA area.

PROs - the beauty of the venue was what made us say yes right away when we visited - it's absolutely stunning; their catering company, Command Performance, was amazing - everyone raved about our food; it felt like a one-stop shop in many respects, as the food and rentals were all done through them and made it easy on us; the way the venue is set up felt both intimate and large enough to explore at the same time so our guests were never left standing around in the same place.

CONs - I only have a few negatives and overall, they did not impact our day but I thought one was worth mentioning. Make sure you make your DJ aware of the noise restrictions, as our music was shut off in the middle of the grand entrance because their decibel reader was registering the sound as too high. My husband and I did not feel like this restriction was made clear to us, and we did not feel like our music was too loud.

All in all, we are so happy with our decision to get married at Hartley and we would do it all over again if we could! It is a magical place and you and your guests will have a wonderful time. Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
9/26/2015
4.6/5.0
This venue truly sells itself with its sheer beauty. There are so many different breathtaking spots that just lend themselves to photo opps, and of course the tree-lined ceremony area is enchanting. We originally found this venue on yelp through the in-house caterer, Command Performance. The food lived up to the hype: it was delicious! The owner Barbara had great communication in the months and days leading up to our big day and made some improvements to the restrooms based on some concerns my parents had.

The only reason I marked off one star off of the quality was for their included day of coordinator, Karen. She did absolutely nothing during the rehearsal the day before, and the only thing she did day of was bustle my dress, period the end. We didn't really need a coordinator, so it wasn't a huge issue, but don't count on this service as being anything if you are looking for a good day-of coordinator.
This venue truly sells itself with its sheer beauty. There are so many different breathtaking spots that just lend Read more...
This venue truly sells itself with its sheer beauty. There are so many different breathtaking spots that just lend themselves to photo opps, and of course the tree-lined ceremony area is enchanting. We originally found this venue on yelp through the in-house caterer, Command Performance. The food lived up to the hype: it was delicious! The owner Barbara had great communication in the months and days leading up to our big day and made some improvements to the restrooms based on some concerns my parents had.

The only reason I marked off one star off of the quality was for their included day of coordinator, Karen. She did absolutely nothing during the rehearsal the day before, and the only thing she did day of was bustle my dress, period the end. We didn't really need a coordinator, so it wasn't a huge issue, but don't count on this service as being anything if you are looking for a good day-of coordinator. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fabulous, stunning, etc! My husband and I got married at Hartley in August 2015. I cannot say enough good things about the atmosphere, Trevor from Command Performance (caterer), Jennifer from Belle of the Ball Designs (preferred florist), Barbara the owner, Michelle who gave us our first tour and got us all set-up, and of course, Karen the day of coordinator. Everything was beautiful, we heard from several people, "best wedding ever", "stunning location", "great food", "beautiful florals", and great vendors. Barbara was there for us anytime we had any questions and would respond so quickly which always put me at ease. Karen is seriously amazing. Before the wedding she would answer any random question I had (which was frequent because I'd ask her a question anytime a thought came into my head!) and she was so thorough with all of our details. The day of I was shocked that she found me half the time because I was all over the place, but she was able to find us and keep us on our timeline, which I so appreciated! It was amazing. Best day of my life, and Hartley is an absolute dream location. Anyone who wants to have an outside wedding, this is the place for you : )
Absolutely fabulous, stunning, etc! My husband and I got married at Hartley in August 2015. I cannot say enough good Read more...
Absolutely fabulous, stunning, etc! My husband and I got married at Hartley in August 2015. I cannot say enough good things about the atmosphere, Trevor from Command Performance (caterer), Jennifer from Belle of the Ball Designs (preferred florist), Barbara the owner, Michelle who gave us our first tour and got us all set-up, and of course, Karen the day of coordinator. Everything was beautiful, we heard from several people, "best wedding ever", "stunning location", "great food", "beautiful florals", and great vendors. Barbara was there for us anytime we had any questions and would respond so quickly which always put me at ease. Karen is seriously amazing. Before the wedding she would answer any random question I had (which was frequent because I'd ask her a question anytime a thought came into my head!) and she was so thorough with all of our details. The day of I was shocked that she found me half the time because I was all over the place, but she was able to find us and keep us on our timeline, which I so appreciated! It was amazing. Best day of my life, and Hartley is an absolute dream location. Anyone who wants to have an outside wedding, this is the place for you : ) Read less
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
"The most beautiful wedding I've ever attended" was a phrase we heard from so many people. Getting married at Hartley Botanica was the best decision we could have made. The venue was magical and romantic. Our guests had an amazing time! Barbara, the owner, was so responsive and kind, and she helped with recommendations and guidance. Karen was also a huge help in pre-wedding coordination and setup. I would highly recommend Hartley to anyone. They are not an inexpensive choice, but the experience speaks for itself. If you have a large guest list and wedding party, I would recommend bringing in an additional coordinator for the reception schedule. We would also recommend springing for the bistro lights and chandelier. They were perfect. My husband and I can't wait to come back to Hartley. Thank you for our best day ever!
"The most beautiful wedding I've ever attended" was a phrase we heard from so many people. Getting married at Hartley Read more...
"The most beautiful wedding I've ever attended" was a phrase we heard from so many people. Getting married at Hartley Botanica was the best decision we could have made. The venue was magical and romantic. Our guests had an amazing time! Barbara, the owner, was so responsive and kind, and she helped with recommendations and guidance. Karen was also a huge help in pre-wedding coordination and setup. I would highly recommend Hartley to anyone. They are not an inexpensive choice, but the experience speaks for itself. If you have a large guest list and wedding party, I would recommend bringing in an additional coordinator for the reception schedule. We would also recommend springing for the bistro lights and chandelier. They were perfect. My husband and I can't wait to come back to Hartley. Thank you for our best day ever! Read less
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Hartley Botanica responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jocelyn! We can't wait for you to come back too! Relive those special memories, and visit your brick. ;) Let me know when you want to have an anniversary picnic, I'll set up a table for two. :) - Barbara
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/19/2015
5.0/5.0
The Hartley is such a beautiful venue!! Especially with the amazing customer service we received! This is a really great outdoor venue to have your wedding! All of the people at Hartley were welcoming and super nice with all our requests. They were very easy to work with and having everything available through the Hartley made the day so much easier. My husband and I really love the outdoors, so this place was the best!
The Hartley is such a beautiful venue!! Especially with the amazing customer service we received! This is a really great Read more...
The Hartley is such a beautiful venue!! Especially with the amazing customer service we received! This is a really great outdoor venue to have your wedding! All of the people at Hartley were welcoming and super nice with all our requests. They were very easy to work with and having everything available through the Hartley made the day so much easier. My husband and I really love the outdoors, so this place was the best! Read less
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Vickie
Wedding:
7/12/2015
5.0/5.0
What can we say about Hartley? From the first day I saw the venue, I knew this was where I wanted to get married and it didn't disappoint. Barbara was fantastic, always available to answer our numerous questions and Karen, our day of coordinator, was incredible. Keeping track of all of us wasn't easy but she did it flawlessly. Our guests are still talking about Hartley and our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives
What can we say about Hartley? From the first day I saw the venue, I knew this was where I wanted to get married and it Read more...
What can we say about Hartley? From the first day I saw the venue, I knew this was where I wanted to get married and it didn't disappoint. Barbara was fantastic, always available to answer our numerous questions and Karen, our day of coordinator, was incredible. Keeping track of all of us wasn't easy but she did it flawlessly. Our guests are still talking about Hartley and our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There simply is no better place to get married in Ventura County. Hartley is beautiful and Barbara and the rest of the staff are all gems.
There simply is no better place to get married in Ventura County. Hartley is beautiful and Barbara and the rest of the Read more...
There simply is no better place to get married in Ventura County. Hartley is beautiful and Barbara and the rest of the staff are all gems. Read less
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
If you want to have the most magical, fantasy, enchanted wedding possible-- go with Hartley! The grounds are stunning, even without any additional decoration and MASSIVE. Your guests can not possibly get bored because there's so many beautiful areas to explore. Barbara is so down to earth and wonderful, she really was lovely to work with and was extremely accommodating, even with last minute changes, and helped us to stay within our budget while somehow getting everything we'd hoped for! There's really nothing like walking towards the love of your life under that sparkling archway of tree branches. Cannot say enough good things about this venue!
If you want to have the most magical, fantasy, enchanted wedding possible-- go with Hartley! The grounds are stunning, Read more...
If you want to have the most magical, fantasy, enchanted wedding possible-- go with Hartley! The grounds are stunning, even without any additional decoration and MASSIVE. Your guests can not possibly get bored because there's so many beautiful areas to explore. Barbara is so down to earth and wonderful, she really was lovely to work with and was extremely accommodating, even with last minute changes, and helped us to stay within our budget while somehow getting everything we'd hoped for! There's really nothing like walking towards the love of your life under that sparkling archway of tree branches. Cannot say enough good things about this venue! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
8/31/2014
3.8/5.0
Wedding Venue of our dreams!!! Best place ever..Not very personable as it it came closer to our Wedding day…Read Contact about Music Levels….As staff became rude to our D.J. Company.
Wedding Venue of our dreams!!! Best place ever..Not very personable as it it came closer to our Wedding day…Read Contact Read more...
Wedding Venue of our dreams!!! Best place ever..Not very personable as it it came closer to our Wedding day…Read Contact about Music Levels….As staff became rude to our D.J. Company. Read less
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Hartley Botanica responded with the following comments:

Hi Richard, I'm sorry you were not happy with the restriction of sounds that are detailed in our contract. In order to even have weddings, we need to adhere to the county's strict rules governing sound. Not doing so results in fines from the county (starting at $1,000) and possible non-renewal of our permit. If your DJ was not behaving, we do mention to him that the decibel reader (which is prominently displayed in the reception area will cut his power automatically. Most DJs appreciate the warning as a cut to their power can effect their equipment. The noise restriction is not usually an issue. If the decibel reader is breached, it's got to be pretty loud in the reception. In this scenario, we typically get complaints from guests that they cannot hold a conversation, or feel like their ears are going to bleed. While I'm sorry you were disappointed, I appreciate your review that might warn people who like incredibly loud or obnoxious noise for their reception. That type of party is better left to the clubs. ;)

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