Spanish Hills Country Club
Spanish Hills is gorgeous. The grounds are beautiful for a wedding. We chose to do our alter under the trees facing the pool, and had the wedding party and myself walk down the stairs to create a more dramatic entrance. We hung chandeliers in the trees and hung fabric on the pool gate, it looked incredible! The food was outstanding. We did the dual plate for everyone. We had 200 guests. The food service is exceptional. They even created a custom cocktail for us. The only negative was the planner we worked with. Bryane was not on time, and unorganized. She always forgot what we had talked about in a previous meeting, and we would have to explain to her again. My mom ended up having to facilitate the rehearsal because she could not. On the wedding day she tried last minute to change our food plans, and while my mom was lined up to walk down the aisle, bombarded her and told her we had to change the salad. Talk about last minute and ruining a moment?! She continued to tell our DJ that we needed to change things around for the reception DURING the wedding ceremony. We did not appreciate our plans being altered day of, when everything had been confirmed weeks out.
Other than our day planner, everything was perfect!
I am soooooo blessed that my husband and I found this wonderful venue! We were just about to settle on a venue when I said, "let's check out ONE more venue".......As soon as we walked into the Spanish Hills Country Club the search was all over! We had found our dream venue, a place where we could both see ourselves getting married! Our venue coordinator was Tania! She is a dream come true as a wedding coordinator! I loved working with her. She was professional, funny, incredibly sweet and always quick to respond with an answer! My theme for my wedding was "old Hollywood Glamour" and this venue was the ultimate accessory in making it come to life! The staff is beyond up to par!!! They are polite, courteous and extremely professional. The FOOD, ooooooh my gosh the food!! My guests are still coming up to me 5 months after the wedding talking about how I had the greatest food of any wedding they've been to! I had a great idea of wanting to have mini grilled cheese sandwichs and fries as a "midnight snack". Tania told me that the venue hadn't made them as a snack before but was sure it would be no problem. Sure enough come the wedding night, the venue put together the cutest display of mini grilled cheese and fries in mini square plastic glasses with ketchup in the bottom. It looked very artsy, and very classy! My guests were raving about that! I seriously cannot sing enough praises about this venue and about Tania! She made this whole experience so fun and exciting! I wish I could get married and do it all over again! I do not have a single complaint about this place, everything was done to perfection!!!
Thank you soooooo much Spanish Hills and thank you so much to the best even coordinator Tania!!!
Spanish Hills Country Club was an amazing venue for our Reception!! The staff was very courteous and always had a smile on their face. We booked this venue at least 10 months before our wedding date. Working with Bridget Partida Donlon the director of catering at the club was a wonderful experience. She was attentive, professional, sensitive to our needs, and was always willing to work with us. She was very helpful when we needed suggestions and explained why a certain format would work for us or not be beneficial to us.
Our family and friends who attended our celebration had nothing but wonderful accolades to say about the venue.
The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and the room was beautiful when we walked in.
It was exactly what we had hoped for!!
I could NOT have asked for a better wedding venue experience! Spanish Hills is gorgeous--the perfect blend of the garden, outdoor-wedding feel for the ceremony, and the elegant indoor ballroom for the reception. This venue was the best choice for us in terms of budget, beauty, and convenience, AND it was perfect for our guests--everyone loved the food (one of the best meals you will ever eat in your life); easy-to-navigate setup; beautiful location; plentiful, close-by, and complimentary parking; and even the weather (nowhere else in So Cal can you have a wedding in July where the weather is PERFECT--sunny but not blinding, warm with a slight breeze).
Be sure to book with Tania T. as your wedding day-of coordinator. She is so accommodating, answered every question I ever had, always responsive and easy to get a hold of, and flexible. Booking with her was so simple and easy. Not to mention she is always smiling--she genuinely loves what she does. She double-checked every wedding detail (timeline, meals, setup, etc.) and even laid our all our decorations for the guest table, sweets table, etc--we didn't have to worry about any setup, she did it all perfectly. The day of the wedding, everything was ready the MINUTE it was supposed to be. The chef even went out of his way to accommodate our special request for a Persian-style fruit table.
My favorite touch was when they sent a staff member with a platter of appetizers just to follow the groom and myself around during our private photo session while all the other guests were eating appetizers during the cocktail hour--a very nice touch, since we would have had no other chance to eat the amazing appetizers, and because we were starving.
Nowhere else can you find this level of service and personal attention coupled with such an elegant, classy location and such wonderful food for this price! They also don't have any ridiculous hidden fees--they don't charge for cake cutting, etc. Book with them! Our wedding went so smoothly thanks to Tania, and it was a HUGE relief in terms of our...
We've been members for about 20 years, and have attended many beautiful weddings at Spanish Hills....but when it came our turn for our son's wedding, an evening event wasn't going to work out for them....so they selected a Saturday morning, with reception ending at 3:30 p.m. From moment one, we were treated as if we were spending a huge amount of money. We did the diligent search through other vendors and it all came back to Spanish Hills. Our kids' wedding was beautiful...the staff, Tania, Bridget, Jason, Steve, Mike, Patty, were all very professional and yet warm and fuzzy, soothing every bit of anxiety we had. They were flexible, creative and so attentive. Tania worked with us throughout the whole process, including our rehearsal dinner, set up beatifully out on the balcony...it was just spectacular. We were offered names of vendors, to use if we wanted, but we chose many of our own vendors due to the time of day, budget, etc. and I have to say that everyone of them were welcome at Spanish Hills and given every thing that they needed to make their job perfect for our kids' day.
We used Luis Castro as our DJ....an incredible young man who changed from his very professional business casual clothes into a very sleek black suit, perfect for our wedding....our cake vendor was Mai from LivLee Bakery in Thousand Oaks, a very small bakery, with a vision to make our cake come to life! Our videographer was Jordan Sweeney, Recovery Productions, sweetest guy around...Robin Swanson was our photographer and had the photo booth....it all came together beautifully.
We had guests from 6 states, and from Australia, all are raving over the food from the rehearsal dinner, to the cocktail hour following the wedding to the actual wedding and are still asking about the cake! Now that is alot of food and alot of opportunities to not come through but Spanish Hills lived up to their reputation and our event was a huge success.
The ability to create your menu for any event was so much fun. Tania deserves a huge hug for working so closely with us....
When all is said and done, we had added Chivarri chairs, and Satin Table Cloths, brought in our centerpeices, place cards, and votives and the place looked like it was set for a magazine shoot. No one even noticed that it was full on daylight while our party was going on....its just a beautiful venue and we are so happy we chose this for our special couple!
There is no way to express how our small budget wedding looked like a $50,000 affair! Trust me, go there, and start dreaming. If you have selected another place, use SH for their catering, your food will be delicious and your guests will be raving over your choices.
Most of all, if you select Spanish Hills, you will have beautiful grounds for your pictures, the music you select just waves throughout the setting, the cocktail terrace and passed trays and fruit filled water jars will just be the special touch you wanted for your special day.
Tell Tania that Donna sent you there.....she'll take good care of you! All of them will. Thank you Spanish Hills for treating our kids like they were your one and only event! We will never forget how nice it was to show up and know that it was all done to perfection.
Hugs to everyone.
Spanish Hills is AMAZING!!! The grounds are beautiful, the ballroom is elegant, and the food is delicious (they were great about modifying the menu to work around food allergies). Our coordinator, Bridget, and the staff were friendly, accommodating, and a pleasure to work with. They helped make all of our wedding dreams come true.
Spanish Hills Country Club is a perfect place to get married! It is so romantic and intimate. Its not your typical HOTEL wedding. The catering managers are so helpful and cater to your every need. They were very attentive. The venue is BEAUTIFUL! The garden is amazing and the Main Dining Room is spectacular. There are beautiful iron chandeliers! Its a Spanish/Mediterranean inspired venue! There are beautiful fountains and perfect green grass landscapes to take unique pictures. The food is delicious and the presentation of plating was not your typical chicken or steak. It was artistic. The hor devours are DELICIOUS as well! Brides, another thing you MUST pay attention to, is the drive to the venue. What are your guests going to see? It was a beautiful drive! Everything was green and the mountain tops were so beautiful! Its a serene drive. There are tons of strawberry fields. Its perfect! The only negative is not everyone got served cake. So just make sure you voice that concern. Other than that, SHEER PERFECTION!
Our experience with SHCC was a great one. When we decided to use Spanish Hills as our location, Lanette was the coordinator assigned to us. A month and a half before the wedding Lanette left and we began working with Briane. She was a pleasure to work with and and helped ease any concerns we had.
Also, the food was delicious, the service was great, and we have no complaints about this place.
An amazing place! Everything is extremely professional and well run. Bridget was incredible - she kept the stress level low, was very flexible with our scheduling since we were doing everything from out of town, and tailored things to our specific needs and wishes. Even though there are packages, it is very easy to make adjustments, add or exchange things as fit your preferences. The staff was incredibly friendly and easy to work with. And when our cake didn't show up on time, Bridget had a backup plan ready to go. This place made our wedding very special! Best choice if you want a low stress, beautiful wedding.
Spanish Hills was a great venue. The price was good for the quality. When we first went to tour the venue we were working with Halie and she was great! Once we booked, Halie was gone and we then started working with Lanette. After a year and a half (3 weeks before the wedding) Lanette left and we worked with Bridget. We wished we didn't get bumped around so much but Bridget was good and she picked up the missing pieces.
I had a great experience with Spanish Hills Country Club. This venue is beautiful. The food was delicious. I had many compliments on the chicken. Bridget was my coordinator and she was excellent!! I had a big wedding party and Bridget handled it with ease.
We got married here recently and were rather disappointed. Here are the pros:
-beautiful venue. All of our guests commented on how beautiful our ceremony was and everyone loved the venue.
-food. The food is really good and we also got multiple compliments on the food.
-price. You can't really beat the price for the type of location and quality food that you get.
Overall, it is a great venue; however, we were really disappointed with the service. Don't expect any special treatment at all. You are just another $20K to them. They weren't accommodating at all when we tried to view the venue or set up our tasting. We don't live in the area and we had to work around their schedule. No exceptions at any time. At the rehearsal, the wedding coordinator was all over everyone about being on time, etc... Well the day of the wedding, we were ready to go at 5:45 pm and she was nowhere to be found. My husband was trying to find her, because it was complete chaos outside. He assumed she was inside with me, but she wasn't, because my Dad was also trying to find her. 6:00 rolls around and at this point, my Dad is beyond frustrated and actually, I've never seen him that angry in my life. We were told we had to be ready to go at 5:45 on the dot and here it is at 6:00 pm and still, no sign of the wedding coordinator. Eventually, she lines everyone up at 6:15. This is now a half hour later than planned. It might not seem like a long time, but a half an hour is a long time when everyone is anxious and nervous. And it gets worse....
My ring bearer walked down the aisle without the ring bearer pillow even though I had given it to the wedding coordinator the day before the wedding. The head table didn't have champagne for the "toast." How do you forget the head table? We paid for wine during dinner or at least it was included in our package, but wine was only served after my mother had to track the coordinator down to point out no wine was being served. By the time they started pouring wine, we were already finished with our meals. Granted, guests could go to the bar, but we paid for wine service. My mother had to eat her meal cold, because she was busy hunting down the wedding coordinator to remind them about the wine service instead of eating. I've been to some hole in the wall banquet halls that can manage to get the wine served on time with dinner, so it is inexcusable to me that a place that boasts about its "service" can't manage to do the same....
The cappuccino machine was included in our package and I had told a lot of guests about the cappuccino bar after dinner. Apparently, the cappuccino machine wasn't working, but that information was never relayed to us. They probably knew it wasn't working, but never mentioned it. We did receive a refund check in the mail, but still, they seemed to promise a lot that wasn't delivered in the end.
Also, the day of the wedding we decided to purchase some heat lamps for our cocktail hour. One of them wasn't working, but sure enough, we were still charged the full $75 for it. My husband has now followed up with the coordinator multiple times about getting a refund for the broken heat lamp. Normally, we would let it go; however, we were so fed up with everything that we decided to fight for our refund since we technically paid for something that didn't work. During the cocktail hour, my mom tried to find the wedding coordinator to tell her that we needed to switch the heat lamp since it wasn't working, but again, she was nowhere to be found. Funny enough...we haven't gotten a response and it has been over a month. I also left part of my veil there and was told they have it. My mother in law went to go pick it up, but they said they didn't have my veil. Again, I have followed up with the wedding coordinator multiple times and still, no response.
Oh and I almost forgot to mention the wedding crashers. You better not dare step foot on the "member" side, but apparently, the members can roam to the other side as my husband ran into some wedding crashers who were trying to decide whether they should pretend to know the bride or the groom. Our wedding was 150 people and we knew everyone in the room...nice try...but where was our banquet coordinator then? Not to mention while trying to take pictures on the "non-member" side, there was a "member" who decided to stand right in front of us, so our photographer couldn't take pictures...when politely asked to move, he refused, and reminded us that he was a member and we weren't, so he has a right to stand wherever he wants...
All of this might seem like small stuff and our guests probably didn't notice that wine wasn't being served, etc...but it was a big deal to us as we paid for our wedding on our own and it seemed as though they couldn't execute basic service tasks.
Beautiful venue. Very classy. Loved the outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. Perfect venue for our royal purple/gold themed wedding!
Spanish Hills was the perfect venue for our wedding last May. We worked with Hallie and Lanette who were both absolutely amazing and easy to work with. We couldn't have been happier with our venue selection. They were very accomodating and willing to work on everything with us. Such a pleasure- would definitely recommend in a heart beat!
My husband and I just got married there on Nov. 7th 2009 and I could not wait to write a review for them. The site is beautiful (photographs great) and I love their all-inclusive packages, no extra hidden fees! Hallie, our on site coordinator was amazing to work with. She is extremely professional, intelligent and a joy to work with. She went out of her way and was easy to reach. Everyone on site was so professional and amazing. Anything we asked for, they made it happen or work for us. Everyone told us it was the best wedding they went to, and I know a big part of it was because of the site and the staff. It is truly,without a doubt, the best indoor reception site in Ventura County.
We were hesitant to book our reception at Spanish Hills, since it was way over our budget. It was one of the first places we looked at during our search for the perfect place. After looking at MANY places that were in our budget, our minds still went back to Spanish Hills. I am so glad we splurged for SH! Bridget was an awesome coordinator, and let us arrive early to set up (I wanted everything to be just right!). She was very calm and professional throughout our day, keeping our stress levels very low. The staff was extremely hard working and kept each of our guests happy.
Spanish Hills is an amazing location, as soon as you come through the gates the views and buildings take your breath away. Plus we got married during the last weekend in December and were blessed with warm weather in Camarillo. The staff are all incredibly professional and helpful, but the real star is Hallie (the onsite coordinator). She was always there for any questions we had and made the wedding day run smoothly - we literally didn't have to worry about a thing. She even managed to fix a disastorous looking wedding cake and joked that icing may need to be added to her emergency kit!
The cost is also very reasonable and there are no 'hidden extras' like you seem to get at most reception sites. The package included all drinks, a 3 course dinner, cappucino bar and all cocktail hour food. We also got married at the country club and received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was. Again the cost wsa very reasonable (expecially considering that Hallie was the dedicated day-of-coordinator).
I really can't say enough about how wonderful the entire experience was and how fabulous Hallie was...I would whole heartedly recommend Spanish Hills to anyone looking for that special location to get married!
Many weddings are hosted here and this turned me off initially as I wanted my wedding to be "special." When I got over this, however, I learned to appreciate how wonderfully orchestrated the venue is. Everything works out perfectly! Hallie was our event coordinator and she couldn't have been any better. Everyone loved the wedding and reception site, our wedding photographs are beautiful, and I am a thoroughly satisfied customer. Highly recommended.
Wonderful people to work with. You are so well taken care of! Thanks!
My husband and I got married on July 5th 2008 and worked with Hallie Pierce. Hallie was an absolute pleasure to work with at Spanish Hills. I found her to be exceptionally professional and highly organized which made our wedding day run very smooth and timely. I highly recommend her and Spanish Hill to everyone! The site is beautiful and photographs very well. My husband and I had our engagement photos taken here as well. If you do go with Spanish Hills you will be in great hands!
I photographed my first wedding at Spanish Hills Country Club a few weeks back, and I have to say it was a great experience. The grounds were immaculate, and the staff was awesome to work with. I worked directly with catering manager, Hallie Pierce, and it was a great experience. The bride & groom enjoyed their experience there, and so did I. Spanish Hills is a great spot.
CLASSY touches! (synchronized meal service -- wow!)
GORGEOUS grounds and gardens!
FLAWLESS organization and execution!
HELPFUL and THOROUGH coordinators!
IMPRESSED wedding guests!
We loved Spanish Hills and wish we could get married there every year -- they helped create the best day of our lives and we whole heartedly recommend them to any bride and groom who want a picture perfect day!
Beautiful Ceremony and Reception site. One of my favorite places to photograph.
Our Gorgeous Grand Terrace Garden provides a stunning setting for your ceremony followed by a cocktail reception on our Overlook Terrace, where guests will enjoy picturesque views of the valleys & mountains of Santa Rosa. Your party will be brought inside our Grand Dining Room for dinner & dancing. Inside our Grand Dining Room you’ll be delighted by luxurious Spanish Mediterranean design. The view out our floor-to-ceiling bay windows is of our breathtaking, immaculate grounds. The ballroom itself is appointed with crystal teardrop wrought iron chandeliers, two magnificent fireplaces, and a grand piano. Our food and service are second to none with fresh seasonal menus using locally grown ingredients.