Posted May 11, 2023 | By Visit Oxnard

Wedding Venue Guide: Best Places to Get Married in Oxnard

Wedding Venues Guide: Best Places to Get Married in Oxnard

Oxnard Wedding Venues

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 has a variety of wedding venues fit for any couple. Use our Oxnard wedding guide to help you plan your big day.

Best Time of Year to Get Married in Oxnard

Although Oxnard's weather is fairly temperate year-round (which means wedding season is technically year-round!), here are a few weather stats to think about to help you consider the best time of year for indoor/outdoor venues (Weatherspark).

Rainfall: The wettest months are in the winter, with peak rainfall happening in February, and the rainless period of the year typically lasts from April 29 to October 12.

Sunlight: The longest day of the year is June 21, with more than 14 hours of sunlight, and the shortest day of the year is December 21, with fewer than 10 hours of sunlight. The latest sunset is at 8:12pm on June 29; the earliest sunset is 4:46pm on December 4.

Temperature: Oxnard has an annual average temperature of 69 degrees. The warm season lasts from July 5 to October 18, with an average daily high temperature above 72 degrees. The cool season lasts from December 2 to April 11, with an average daily high temperature below 66 degrees.

Wedding venues in Oxnard

Whether you want a romantic candlelit wine room wedding, or you picture a bohemian barefoot bridal party on the beach, Oxnard has a variety of venues from which to choose.

Wedding Venues In Oxnard

Outdoor wedding venues

Channel Islands Boating Center

Channel Islands Boating Wedding Venue

Watch beautiful boats sail by while hosting your guests. The outdoor patio at Channel Islands Boating Center can be arranged to accommodate up to 100 guests for a small wedding reception.

Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach

If you're dreaming of a destination wedding, Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach makes for a stunning coastal getaway, and you never have to leave the hotel grounds. Get married with sugary-soft sand under your feet or on the Presidential Lawn with the stunning background of Mandalay State Beach and the Channel Islands National Park across the Santa Barbara Channel. Gather inside for a stunning reception and encourage guests to stay on-property at this four-diamond all-suite beachfront resort that offers beautiful guest rooms and a lush outdoor landscape.

Heritage Square

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, the Rose Garden in the East Courtyard is the perfect place for a small gathering. After your fairy tale ceremony, celebrate with your guests at The 1901, or in The 1901 Speakeasy.

Photo by Corrie Lynn Photography

Mandalay State Beach and Oxnard Beach Park

Oxnard Beach Park (olol’koy Beach Park), located adjacent to Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach, is known for its rolling lawns and rows of towering palms which lead the way toward the dunes of Mandalay State Beach. Tie the knot on the sand with beautiful views of the Channel Islands National Park, and then return through the dunes for a beautiful reception in the park or in a grand ballroom at the resort.

River Ridge Golf Club

Get married outside with the stunning TopaTopa Mountain range as your backdrop at River Ridge Golf Club. Say your vows under a white gazebo and take your guests inside a beautifully remodeled banquet room with space for up to 170 guests.

Indoor wedding venues

Courtyard by Marriott

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.

At the end of the night, guests can stay in one of the 166 newly renovated, spacious and contemporary rooms.

Hilton Garden Inn – Adagio Bella Banquet Hall

Oxnard Hotel Wedding Venue

Invite your family and friends to celebrate your love at the Adagio Bella Banquet Hall at Hilton Garden Inn, a fully inclusive venue that handles every detail from catering to setup in a 3,680 sq. ft. hall which can accommodate up to 250 guests. Or, go larger in a 6,000 sq. ft. banquet room, which offers an 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's over, guests can skip the Lyft fare and ride the elevator upstairs to one of the hotel's 166 beautiful rooms. Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, gym, heated pool and free Wi-Fi.

Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center

Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center

For extra-large parties, the Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center is a popular wedding venue. Get married on-stage in the PACC's auditorium, and then move into one of the banquet rooms which can accommodate up to 500 people and offer beautiful outdoor patio spaces so your guests can catch their breath between hours of dancing.

Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge

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 an incredible reception to celebrate with all your family and friends.

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.

Marez Events Center

Celebrate your love in unparalleled style at the Marez Events Center in Downtown Oxnard! Our venue offers a breathtaking backdrop for your special day, with upscale interior design that adds a touch of sophistication to every moment. Whether an intimate gathering or a grand affair, the Marez Events Center can accommodate up to 304 guests. Prepare for your walk down the aisle with their dedicated bridal/dressing room, complete with full-length mirrors, LED vanity lighting, and Bluetooth audio to set the perfect mood.

After saying "I do," unwind in a timeless bar and lounge, boasting sleek style and views of Downtown Oxnard. With a blend of elegance and comfort, the Marez Events Center promises to make your wedding day truly unforgettable.

Unique wedding venues

Carnegie Art Museum

Carnegie Art Museum Oxnard

Hold your reception in a graceful Greco-Roman architectural masterpiece. This beautiful museum built in 1906 is an Oxnard landmark filled with galleries of fine artwork ranging from contemporary realism and impressionism to abstraction and finish-fetish.

Island Packers Catamaran

Exchange rings as you glide over the waves of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oxnard in a 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.

Magnavino Cellars

Magnavino Cellars Oxnard

Magnavino Cellars is the perfect venue for an elegant wedding, with space that accommodates up to 160 guests. Magnavino offers rentals of everything from staging to place-settings for a stunning set-up. Secure special event pricing for award-winning wine to fit your event.

Oxnard College Performing Arts Building & Conference Center

Say “I Do” on-stage in a state-of-the-art 397-seat venue and dance the night away in a conference center equipped with theatrical automated lighting with room for up to 150 guests.

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club

PCYC offers an "out of the box" party venue that accommodates over 200 guests for dining and dancing. Open year-round, the facilities offer a picturesque waterside setting in Channel Islands Harbor.

Scarlett Belle Paddlewheel Riverboat

Boat Wedding Venue Oxnard

Get married aboard a vintage paddlewheel riverboat, and then enjoy dinner as the boat cruises around the Channel Islands Harbor. Or, say your vows on the beautiful lawn at Marine Emporium Landing overlooking the stunning marina, and then host your dinner and reception on the riverboat afterward. Event specialists are available to help you coordinate your perfect day. Looking for a photographer? Preferred vendor Veronica Slavin has a beautiful collection of wedding photos aboard the Scarlett Belle.

Tower Club Wedgewood Wedding Venue Oxnard

Get married on the 22nd floor of the tallest building in Ventura County. Pacific View Tower Club is a venue so classy, you’ll be awe-struck by the 360-degree views of the Topa Topa Mountains to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west.


If you're looking for additional hotels that offer rooms for guests, here are additional options:

Best Western Oxnard Inn

Just blocks away from downtown, Best Western Oxnard Inn offers 100 newly renovated rooms with a flat screen, refrigerator and microwave. It's pet friendly, too!

Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor

Take in the beautiful views of the marina from your room at The Hampton Inn Channel Islands Harbor. This Oxnard favorite is within walking distance of waterfront restaurants, beaches and activities for everyone – kayaking, sailing, bike riding, tennis and fishing!

Homewood Suites

Enjoy a heated pool and hot breakfast at Homewood Suites, where 128 spacious suites with full kitchens await your wedding guests.

Getting to the WEDDING

Guests can arrive in Oxnard via three airports: Los Angeles 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.

The Roadrunner Shuttle, Smart Shuttle 805, and Ventura County Airporter can deliver guests from the airport to their hotel or wedding venue.

Get a personalized OXNARD WEDDING VENUE quote

Oxnard offers a variety of romantic, picture-perfect wedding destinations 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 Visit Oxnard who can help you coordinate your perfect wedding day.

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