March 26, 2019
Wedding Venues Guide: Best Places to Get Married in Oxnard
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 unique like a ceremony atop a vintage paddlewheel boat, Oxnard, California, 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 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 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.
Outdoor wedding venues
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.
If you’re dreaming of a destination wedding, Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort makes for a stunning coastal getaway, and you never have to leave the hotel grounds. Get married on the Presidential Lawn, which overlooks gorgeous 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.
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 La Dolce Vita Ristorante and Lounge, or in 1901 Speakeasy.
Photo Credit: Corrie Lynn Photo
Oxnard Beach Park, located adjacent to Embassy Suites at Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort, 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.
Photo Credit: Veronica Slavin
Get married outside with the stunning Topa Topa 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
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.
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 is 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.
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.
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.
Unique wedding venues
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Give your guests a first-class experience in a world-class atmosphere. The Mullin Automotive Museum is a world class automotive and art deco museum featuring some of the most beautiful cars in the world. The museum building features a main showroom, theater and mezzanine, all of which can be prepared in style for your special day.
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.
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 newly renovated rooms with a flat screen, refrigerator and microwave. It’s pet friendly, too!
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 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!
Enjoy a heated pool and hot breakfast at Homewood Suites, where 128 spacious suites with full kitchens await your wedding guests.
Provide your guests with a budget-friendly overnight alternative while in town for your big day. With friendly service, inviting amenities, modern rooms, complimentary breakfast, and free high-speed internet and parking, guests will find value in the streamlined accommodations found at Vagabond Inn.
Getting to the event
Guests can arrive in Oxnard via three airports: Los Angeles Airport (LAX), Burbank Airport (BUR) or Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).
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Oxnard offers a variety of romantic, picture-perfect 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 Visit Oxnard who can help you coordinate your perfect wedding day.