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Ojai Mansion

Ojai , CA
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Ojai, CA 93023 US (map)

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805-797-4549

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ABOUT US

"Fun and formal" is the motto of the owner, Kristina Knapic who bought and refurbished the sprawling Acacia Mansion in 2004. Nestled in the center of the Ojai Valley on what used to be... Read more
"Fun and formal" is the motto of the owner, Kristina Knapic who bought and refurbished the sprawling Acacia Mansion in 2004. Nestled in the center of the Ojai Valley on what used to be hundreds of acres of orange groves is now a walled Estate close to Downtown Ojai. During the town’s earliest days, many came to learn the teachings of Krishnamurti of the Krotona Institute and one wealthy follower, a widow named Madeleine Baird, built her dream home. Madeleine brought many artisans from Europe to create a jaw dropping two-story entryway with alabaster floors and stained glass windows. Many of the ceilings are hand painted and the sweeping iron staircase is a beautiful backdrop for photos. The Acacia offers overnight accomodations for up to 14 people, there is a two night minimum stay. The Mansion is a wonderful place for your wedding party to stay and a great place to hold your rehearsal dinner. Go to our website to check out our availibility calendar The Acac.. Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
3.4/5.0
Just had my wedding here last month. The mansion is amazing. My guests had a great time and it was beautiful. The owner includes coordinating services with the site fee so she was there when the rentals were dropped off and picked up. She mentioned she would be our DJ, which knowing what I know now I would have gotten an actual DJ because the music player was in a different room so she was unable to announce what was going on and she couldn't see when to stop/start certain songs. The mandatory cleaning fee does not include emptying the trashcans throughout the mansion, which I thought was weird. But whatever.

The reason I rated it the way I did was the down payment. When we booked it HER receipt mentioned there was a $1000 damage deposit that would not be charged unless there were damages. About 2 weeks BEFORE the wedding she charged our credit card with no warning! Only reason I knew was the automatic confirmation email I got. When I asked her about it she said she had to start charging because she'd gotten burned in the past. Whatever, we had the funds. It was 2 weeks before. I had other things to think about. A week or so after the wedding I contacted her to inquire when we would be credited. She advised 15-30 days after the wedding. Her paperwork did indicate that time frame. Ok, fine. I'll wait. At this time I'd read on another site issues with the deposit so I was getting nervous. After several emails, phone calls and waiting we did get the full refund back 45 days after the event. If I were to do it again I would have walked the grounds with her confirming no damage and taken pictures, for sure. Would I recommend this venue? Maybe. But not without a big disclaimer.
Just had my wedding here last month. The mansion is amazing. My guests had a great time and it was beautiful. The owner Read more...
Just had my wedding here last month. The mansion is amazing. My guests had a great time and it was beautiful. The owner includes coordinating services with the site fee so she was there when the rentals were dropped off and picked up. She mentioned she would be our DJ, which knowing what I know now I would have gotten an actual DJ because the music player was in a different room so she was unable to announce what was going on and she couldn't see when to stop/start certain songs. The mandatory cleaning fee does not include emptying the trashcans throughout the mansion, which I thought was weird. But whatever.

The reason I rated it the way I did was the down payment. When we booked it HER receipt mentioned there was a $1000 damage deposit that would not be charged unless there were damages. About 2 weeks BEFORE the wedding she charged our credit card with no warning! Only reason I knew was the automatic confirmation email I got. When I asked her about it she said she had to start charging because she'd gotten burned in the past. Whatever, we had the funds. It was 2 weeks before. I had other things to think about. A week or so after the wedding I contacted her to inquire when we would be credited. She advised 15-30 days after the wedding. Her paperwork did indicate that time frame. Ok, fine. I'll wait. At this time I'd read on another site issues with the deposit so I was getting nervous. After several emails, phone calls and waiting we did get the full refund back 45 days after the event. If I were to do it again I would have walked the grounds with her confirming no damage and taken pictures, for sure. Would I recommend this venue? Maybe. But not without a big disclaimer. Read less
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AngelaC2011
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.3/5.0
A beautiful backdrop to a perfect day. Kristina the owner/proprieter of the mansion also provides her services as your wedding coordinator with the cost of renting the venue. She was very helpful and accommodating.
A beautiful backdrop to a perfect day. Kristina the owner/proprieter of the mansion also provides her services as your Read more...
A beautiful backdrop to a perfect day. Kristina the owner/proprieter of the mansion also provides her services as your wedding coordinator with the cost of renting the venue. She was very helpful and accommodating. Read less
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Megan and Peter
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
This amazingly beautiful mansion is a dream stay for anyone looking for a romantic getaway. My wife and I stayed here on the first night of our honeymoon and it was an experience we will never forget. Kristina has worked hard to preserve this beautiful home and turn it into a lovely sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Not only is the property quaint enough to feel private and secluded for a couple or individual just wanting to vacation, but it's also a perfect venue for a small wedding. So many options! Wanna sleep in inside your beautiful room decorated with period furniture? Or have breakfast out on your private balcony? Or go for a horseback ride and picnic? Or take a short drive to natural hot springs? You can do all these things when you're lucky enough to stay at the Acacia Mansion.
This amazingly beautiful mansion is a dream stay for anyone looking for a romantic getaway. My wife and I stayed here on Read more...
This amazingly beautiful mansion is a dream stay for anyone looking for a romantic getaway. My wife and I stayed here on the first night of our honeymoon and it was an experience we will never forget. Kristina has worked hard to preserve this beautiful home and turn it into a lovely sanctuary for rest and relaxation. Not only is the property quaint enough to feel private and secluded for a couple or individual just wanting to vacation, but it's also a perfect venue for a small wedding. So many options! Wanna sleep in inside your beautiful room decorated with period furniture? Or have breakfast out on your private balcony? Or go for a horseback ride and picnic? Or take a short drive to natural hot springs? You can do all these things when you're lucky enough to stay at the Acacia Mansion. Read less
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