(Closed) Struggling to find the perfect barn in CA (North, South OR Central)!

posted 6 years ago in Santa Barbara/Ventura, California
Post # 3
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I was going to suggest the Camarillo Ranch House.  I have a friend getting married there this summer and she doesn’t have a huge buget (probably 10-20K range for about 150ish guest i think).  We looked into it when we got married, but they didn’t have a date available for us.  I got married at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Simi Valley.  This is a beautiful location and you could land a helipcopter there for sure (they have a pad!  we joked about it when we toured the grounds).  They don’t really have an old rustic barn but they do have a beautiful stable you can use for reception depending on the # of guests.  AT this location you would have to bring in EVERYTHING (yes, including bathrooms for guests…we got the VERY fancy trailer bathrooms and I think I peed in there just fine).   Good luck!

Post # 4
3 posts

We are getting married at the Arroyo Hondo Nature Preserve in Gaviota (30 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara). You do have to bring everything in but they are flexible with time and all the venue costs are reinvested in the Land Trust education programs for kids. Also check out Milk and Honey Ranch in Santa Barbara/Goleta, and Heartstone Ranch in Carpinteria. Happy Hunting!


Post # 5
411 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I got married at Camarillo Ranch and I think it meets all of your criteria!  We were able to do everything for about 13k. The only thing I’m not sure about is the helipad but it might be worth asking about. I loved CR and have lots of helpful thoughts, feel free to PM me if you’re interested! Good luck 🙂

Post # 6
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@calismama:  Hi! I found your reply to this thread. I am also getting married at Arroyo Hondo Preserve in Gaviota September 2013! YAY! Maybe we can share ideas with each other? for example, my fiance wants to have the ceremony in one of the meadows up above. It is going to be hard to transport guests that cannot walk, as well as transporting chairs. One we have the ceremony, we will need to bring the chairs back down to the barn area for the reception, unless we rent 2 sets of chairs for our guests. What is/was the format and layout plan for your wedding? It’s a little bit stressful to think about.  Any suggestions are most appreciated. Thanks so much!

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