October 30, 2017
Planning a destination wedding? How about a wedding along the California coast? Whether you want a dreamy ocean-side wedding with sand between your toes or something a little more exotic like a ceremony atop a vintage paddlewheel boat, Oxnard, California has a variety of wedding venues fit for any couple.
To help you plan your big day, use our Oxnard wedding guide.
The Best Time to Get Married in Oxnard
What's the best time of year to get married in Oxnard? The city has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees. As you would expect, the winter months are a bit cooler and summer months are a bit warmer. The wettest months are in the winter, with peak rainfall happening in February.
Wedding venues in Oxnard
Whether you want a quaint indoor wedding or a luxurious outdoor event, Oxnard has a variety of venues to pick from.
Outdoor wedding venues
If an ocean-side wedding is your plan, Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort is the place to go. Get married on the Presidential Lawn, which overlooks the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean. Gather inside for a meal and encourage guests to stay at the four-diamond beach resort that offers beautiful rooms and a lush outdoor landscape.
Get married outside with the stunning Topa Topa Mountain in the background at River Ridge Golf Club. Say your vows under a white gazebo and take your guests inside the newly remodeled banquet room that can hold up to 170 guests.
Say “I do” in one of Heritage Square’s three beautiful wedding venues. Have a traditional ceremony in the beautifully restored Chapel with original stained glass windows, or for larger parties of over 200, walk down the aisle in Heritage Square’s Main Plaza surrounded by blooming gardens and beautiful Victorian mansions. For those having a more intimate ceremony, Heritage Square’s Rose Garden in their East Courtyard is a perfect place for a small crowd. After your fairy tale ceremony, celebrate with your guests at La Dolce Vita restaurant.
Tie the knot on this gorgeous sandy beach with beautiful views of the Channel Islands. The Beach Park also features grassy rolling lawns and is located near the Embassy Suites Resort.
Indoor wedding venues
Tie the knot in a picture-perfect gazebo and celebrate with up to 400 guests in the River Ridge Ballroom inside the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge. You can transform the 12,000 sq. ft. event space into your own party oasis.
Guests can stay on-site in one of the 252 suites that are complete with a living area and kitchen. During their downtime, guests can take advantage of a heated pool, whirlpool spas and lighted tennis courts.
For large parties, the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center is a popular wedding venue. The banquet room can accommodate up to 500 people and it’s a flexible venue where you can create a dinner buffet, dance floor and party space. You'll have access to caterers and bartenders for the perfect event.
Invite your family and friends to celebrate your love at the Hilton Garden Inn. The 6,000 sq. ft. banquet room offers the ideal setting for dinner and dancing, with a modern look, open floor plan and a bank of windows that let in natural light.
When the party is over, guests can simply go upstairs to one of the 166 rooms. Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, gym, heated pool and free Wi-Fi.
Just minutes from Channel Islands Harbor, Courtyard by Marriott offers 10,000 sq. ft. of event space with outdoor patios that are sure to please every wedding guest. You'll have access to professional catering services and onsite audio and visual equipment.
When the night comes to a close, guests can stay in one of the 166 newly renovated rooms.
Unique wedding venues
Get married aboard the top deck of a vintage paddlewheel riverboat and then enjoy dinner as the boat cruises around the harbor. You can also get married on the beach and then host your dinner and reception on the riverboat. Event specialists are available to help you coordinate your perfect day.
Island Packers Wedding Cruise
Exchange rings as you glide over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oxnard in an Catamaran. Island Packers owns a fleet of boats that ferry visitors to and from Channel Islands National Park, but they're also available for private wedding parties. The boats can seat up to 65 for dinner and have audio and visual equipment on board.
If you're looking for a small ceremony on a sandy beach, Silver Strand Beach is the place for you. Pick a quiet spot along the Pacific to get married as the waves roll in behind you.
Additional guest accommodations
If you're looking for additional hotels that offer rooms for guests, here are additional options:
Just blocks away from downtown, Best Western Oxnard Inn offers 100 rooms with a flat screen, refrigerator and microwave. It's pet friendly too.
Enjoy a heated pool and hot breakfast at Homewood Suites, where 128 cozy rooms await your wedding guests.
Located just three miles from the beach, Channel Islands Inn and Suites offers oversized rooms and a complimentary breakfast for your out-of-town visitors. It's pet-friendly too.
Take in the beautiful views of the Channel Islands Harbor from your room at The Hampton Inn. Within walking distance of waterfront restaurants, beaches and activities for everyone – kayaking, sailing, bike riding, tennis and fishing!
Getting to the event
Guests can arrive in Oxnard via three airports: Los Angles Airport (LAX), Burbank Airport (BUR) or Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).
Guests can also arrive via train or bus. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner makes several stops in downtown Oxnard, as does Greyhound Bus Lines.
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Oxnard offers a peaceful, ocean-side wedding destination that couples and guests will truly enjoy. If you're ready to learn more about Oxnard wedding venues, reach out to a group planner with Discover Oxnard who can help you coordinate your perfect wedding day.