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Say ‘I Do’ in Oxnard! The Seaside Town of Oxnard Creates an Unforgettable Destination Wedding in a Variety of Settings

May 10, 2019

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Oxnard, CA – Looking to tie the knot in a unique setting?  Oxnard, located along the Central Coast of California, can make that special day one to remember whether it’s a dream ocean-side wedding on the sand or perhaps something more exotic such as a ceremony atop a vintage paddlewheel boat.  Whatever one chooses, Oxnard boasts distinctive backdrops to make for a picture-perfect day.

Here are some sites to consider:

Channel Islands Boating Center

Located in the picturesque Channel Islands Harbor, the Channel Islands Boating Center is tucked away allowing for guests to watch the striking sailboats glide across the water while enjoying the outdoor patio, which can accommodate a smaller wedding, up to 100 guests.

Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club

For a private and waterside setting, the Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club offers a combined seating of inside and pool deck area for over 200 guests.  Located in picturesque Channel Islands Harbor, guest will find full-service catering and amenities for that special day.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort

For a dreamy destination wedding, Embassy Suites makes for a stunning coastal getaway, without having to leave the hotel grounds.  Wedding vows can be exchanged on the Presidential Lawn overlooking the gorgeous Mandalay State Beach and Channel Islands National Park, or in the lush Garden Courtyard.  Receptions are held on the sunset patio, poolside or in one of the resort’s beautifully appointed ballrooms.  With its oceanfront location, spacious suites and amenities on property, guests are encouraged to stay a night or two and enjoy this four-diamond resort.

Heritage Square

Surrounded by history in a charming setting, historic Heritage Square offers three wedding venues from which to choose.  Couples can opt for a traditional ceremony in the beautifully restored Chapel complete with original stained-glass windows, or for larger parties of over 200, couples can walk down the aisle in Heritage Square’s Main Plaza, adorned with blooming gardens and stunning Victorian houses dating back to the 1800s. For more of an intimate setting, the Rose Garden in the East Courtyard is ideal for smaller gatherings.  And, following the fairy tale ceremony, guests can meet up at La Dolce Vita Ristorante and Lounge located in the McGrath House.

Mandalay State Beach/Oxnard State Beach Park

Exchanging vows right on the sand can be a magical experience.  Oxnard Beach Park, located adjacent to Embassy Suites by Hilton 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.  The majestic Channel Islands National Park can be seen offshore adding to the beauty of this beach setting.   After the ceremony, guests can return through the dunes for a beautiful reception in the park.

River Ridge Golf Club

The River Ridge Golf Club makes for another scenic site for weddings.  With the stunning Topa Topa Mountains serving as the backdrop, visitors can say “I Do” under a white gazebo and reconvene inside a beautifully restored banquet room with space for 170 guests.

Magnavino Wine Cellars

For an elegant setting, couples might opt to have their ceremony at Magnavino Wine Cellars, which can be themed and staged to one’s preference.   The space can accommodate up to 160 guests and special pricing can be secured for the winery’s award-winning wine to accompany the event.

Scarlette Belle

A nautical-inspired wedding is a fun and unique way to tie the knot.  The Scarlette Bell is a vintage paddlewheel riverboat located in Channel Islands Harbor that can accommodate up to 150 people, providing striking views on the water.  Couples can choose to exchange vows on the lush lawn at Marine Emporium Landing overlooking the picturesque marina, followed by dinner and a reception aboard the Scarlette Belle.

Wedgewood Weddings Pacific View Tower Club

For a spectacular view of Ventura County, Wedgewood Weddings Pacific View Tower Club is located on the 22nd floor of the tallest building in Ventura County.  The private club provides guests with a classy venue while they are awestruck by the 360-degree view of the Topa Topa Mountains to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south and west.  The venue can accommodate up to 250 people.

Other off-site locations

The Oxnard Performing Arts Center can accommodate up to 500 guests in their banquet rooms.  Guests can also utilize the spacious patio areas and a list of caterers can be obtained upon request.  The world-class Mullin Automotive Museum, home to some of the finest French automobiles from Bugatti to Voisin, also makes for a unique setting for receptions, dinners and special events.  The Museum’s upstairs banquet room can accommodate up to 250 people.  Oxnard College Performing Arts Center is equipped with a Conference Center which can accommodate up to 100 people.  On site catering is available through the College’s culinary school.  Casa Lopez serves as an alternative banquet and reception site with full-service catering available for groups up to 500 people.

In addition to Embassy Suites, Oxnard’s other full-service hotels also offer wedding opportunities.  The Courtyard by Marriott is equipped with 10,000 square feet of event space with outdoor patios and access to professional catering services.  The Hilton Garden Inn provide wedding receptions in the hotel’s Adagio Bella Banquet Hall, a fully inclusive venue that handles every detail from catering to setup in a 3,680 square foot hall, accommodating up to 250 guests.  The Hilton Garden Inn also has a larger 6,000 square-foot banquet room, ideal for dinner and dancing with a modern look, open floor plan and windows full of natural light.  Adjacent Homewood Suites offers spacious suites for additional lodging for guests.   Couples can also tie the knot in a picture-perfect gazebo at the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge.  The hotel’s ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests and the hotel suites are complete with a living area and kitchen, making for a comfortable stay.

For more information, visit www.visitoxnard.com.

About Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau

Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau (OCVB) is a non-profit organization designed to increase visitor expenditures through transient occupancy tax, and tourism revenue opportunities through the promotion of Oxnard as a premier travel destination. Oxnard is an easy drive up the coast from Los Angeles or from the northern portions of California. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy Oxnard’s uncrowded beaches, explore the many diverse attractions and outdoor adventures that are unique to the area. A wide variety of hotel accommodations are available ranging from mid-priced rooms to oceanfront and seaside settings. For more information, call the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau at 805-385-7545 or visit the website at www.visitoxnard.com.

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