Barnyard-style weddings have become immensely popular over the last few wedding seasons! Now it is easy to envision a gorgeous barn wedding near the rolling hills and farms near our Nashville office in Tennessee–but what about next to the beaches, highways and skyscrapers of Los Angeles?
We were recently tasked with finding such a venue for one of our newest couples, and we think we hit the jackpot! Just about 30 minutes from the city center of downtown Los Angeles, heading north along the scenic Highway 101, is Camarillo Ranch. This historic venue provides a lush, sprawling estate with beautiful scenery and you guessed it: a perfect red barn!
There are 2 focal points of the ranch. The first is the house that sits on the property, an amazing Victorian style home. The home is available for cocktail hour, bridal prep, and pre-wedding photos for the bride and groom. But the grounds surrounding the home are a wonderful bonus! There are 3 different lawn spaces for an outdoor ceremony, from a smaller garden featuring a lovely gazebo to the vast open space of the front lawns that can seat a few hundred guests. The second main point is that big red barn, which can easily be transformed to suit a variety of visions for your reception. Adding soft lighting and vintage touches can create a rustic-chic feel; or keep things on the casual side for real country ho-down! The options at this venue are limitless.
We can’t wait to begin working with our new couple and the super helpful staff of the ranch! The wedding won’t be until 2015, but that gives us plenty of time to keep dreaming about all of the unique and fun things that could be done at Camarillo Ranch!
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