The Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Conejo Valley
Welcome to the Conejo Valley, where the sun is always shining and the wedding bells are always ringing. If you’re in the market for the perfect wedding venue, then you’re in luck, because this picturesque region just west of Los Angeles is home to some of the most stunning and unique outdoor wedding venues around. From rustic barns to elegant ballrooms, and everything in between, the Conejo Valley has got you covered. So grab your champagne flute and get ready to explore some of the most beautiful wedding venues this side of the Santa Monica Mountains.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at three of the most popular venues in the area: Los Robles Greens, The Lodge at Malibou Lake, and Eden Gardens.
*This blog is sponsored by Visit Conejo Valley. All opinions are honest based on our experiences and our own. Thank you for the support!
What to Know Before You Find a Venue
When it comes to planning a wedding, choosing the right venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. The venue sets the tone for the entire event, and it’s where you’ll be creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some things you need to know when looking at wedding venues in Conejo Valley:
- Budget: The first thing you need to consider is your budget. Wedding venues can range from very affordable to very expensive, and you need to know how much you can afford before you start looking.
- Capacity: You need to have a good idea of how many guests you’re expecting before you start looking at venues. Make sure that the venue you choose can comfortably accommodate your guest list.
- Availability: Wedding venues can book up quickly, especially during peak wedding season. Make sure you’re flexible with your wedding date or book your venue as early as possible to ensure you get the date you want.
- Amenities: What does the venue offer in terms of amenities? Do they have a dance floor, a bar, or an outdoor space for the ceremony?
- Restrictions: Make sure you’re aware of any restrictions the venue may have, such as noise restrictions or a preferred vendor list.
- Location: The location of the venue is also important. Consider the travel time and convenience for your guests, as well as the scenery and overall atmosphere of the location.
- Reviews and Referrals: Take the time to read reviews from other couples who have used the venue, and don’t hesitate to ask for referrals from friends or family members. We’ve toured all of the venues below and can say, they are all honestly breathtaking venue options with high quality staff dedicated to making your special day perfect!
Top Tips For a Successful Wedding Venue Tour
When you’re planning your wedding, visiting potential venues is a critical step in the process! It’s important to visit each venue in person to get a better sense of what the space looks like, feels like, and what kind of experience it can provide. Here are some things you should do when visiting potential wedding venues:
- Take Notes: Bring a notebook and pen to take notes during your visit. Write down any questions you have, as well as important details, such as pricing, capacity, and amenities.
- Take Pictures: Take pictures of the venue, both inside and out, so you can refer back to them later. This will also help you compare and contrast different venues when making your final decision.
- Ask Questions: Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the venue, including details about their packages, availability, and any restrictions or requirements they may have. You may also want to ask about additional services they offer, such as catering or event planning.
- Visualize Your Wedding: As you walk through the venue, try to visualize your wedding day. Think about where you would set up the ceremony and reception, how you would decorate the space, and how your guests would move throughout the venue.
- Talk to the Staff: Take the time to talk to the staff, including the venue coordinator or sales representative. They can provide valuable insight and answer any questions you have about the venue.
Questions to Ask Your Potential Venue
Outside of what we’ve already gone over, there are some extra questions you’ll want to ask when visiting your potential wedding venue in Conejo Valley for the first time.
- Catering: Does the venue offer in-house catering, and if so, what is the pricing and menu options?
- Alcohol: Does the venue have a liquor license, and what are the options for serving alcohol at the wedding?
- Rentals: Does the venue provide tables, chairs, linens, and other rental items, or do you need to rent them from an outside vendor?
- Decorations: What are the restrictions on decorations, and are there any decor limitations that you need to be aware of?
- Parking: Does the venue have on-site parking, and is it free or paid?
- Staffing: Will there be a coordinator or on-site staff available on the day of the wedding, and what is their role?
Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification or more information if needed, and make sure to get all agreements and details in writing before signing any contracts.
Amazing Wedding Venues in Conejo Valley
Los Robles Greens
Los Robles Greens is a beautiful venue located in Thousand Oaks, California. If you’re looking for a more traditional wedding venue, then Los Robles Greens might be just what you’re looking for. This beautiful golf course and event space offers both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception, with beautiful views of the surrounding hills.
The venue’s garden reception area can hold up to 350 guests, with a dance floor, bar, and buffet area. Los Robles Greens is the perfect venue for couples looking for a romantic, modern outdoor wedding. Although it’s right next to a golf course, you would never know! It’s hidden in its own little oasis on the property.
Features We Loved:
- Artificial Grass: All of the grass is artificial, meaning you won’t have to worry about any patchiness in your photos. Don’t worry, it’s very realistic!
- Bridal Suite: We loved the beautiful on site bridal suite available for the big day. It’s right outside of the ceremony area, making it so easy for getting ready on your wedding day.
- Compartmentalized Event Spaces: The event space at Los Robles Greens is awesome because each part of your day has its own designated area. The night will flow perfectly from the ceremony space, to the cocktail space, right into the reception space seemingly.
- All Inclusive Decor Rentals: All of your tables, chairs, dance floor, and rentals are included in your package so you don’t need to hire additional services.
- Ambient String Lights: The reception area is covered in string lights to add an extra romantic vibe.
The staff at Los Robles Greens is dedicated to making your day perfect. They offer a variety of packages to fit your needs, including full-service catering, bar service, and a full bridal suite. They also have a list of recommended vendors to help make your planning process easier.
The Lodge at Malibou Lake
The Lodge at Malibou Lake is a hidden gem in the Santa Monica Mountains. If you’re looking for a venue that offers both indoor and outdoor options, then The Lodge at Malibou Lake might be just what you’re looking for. This stunning venue boasts beautiful lake views, a spacious outdoor ceremony area, and an elegant indoor reception space. The lodge itself is cozy and romantic, with beautiful wooden beams and a warm atmosphere.
This rustic venue offers a beautiful outdoor ceremony site surrounded by oak trees and a reception area with a large space for a dance floor. The Lodge can accommodate up to 180 guests and provides on-site catering and bar service.
Features We Loved:
- Incredible Views: If you are looking for some amazing views of the Santa Monica Mountains, this venue will absolutely impress! You are nestled in between beautiful peaks and the gorgeous Malibou Lake.
- The Great Lawn: This space for an outdoor ceremony is absolutely massive and super whimsical! There’s also a little walking path and fire pit outside.
- Outdoor/Indoor Space: The Lodge offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremony and dining, with dancing hosted inside the Ballroom.
- Couples Suite: Perfect for getting ready, or any other intimate part of your big day!
- All Inclusive Venue: They have rentals on site, an exclusive caterer, provide all flatware and dish ware, and more! If you are looking for a hassle-free wedding, they take care of it all!
- Ambient String Lights: The ceremony area is covered in string lights to add an extra romantic vibe.
Malibou Lodge is perfect for couples looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding with a rustic feel. The Lodge’s staff is dedicated to making your day perfect, and they offer a variety of packages to fit your needs.
Eden Gardens is a magical venue located in Moorpark, California. This venue offers a gorgeous ceremony site overlooking a koi pond and rose gardens, and a reception area with a stone dance floor, bar, and built in stage. The venue can hold up to 300 guests, making it perfect for large weddings.
When we walked into this venue, our jaws dropped. Not only is it a massive event space, but it’s so stunning no matter where you turn. From white peacocks on display when you walk in, to the fairytale like gardens surrounding the whole space, this venue is bound to make you feel like a princess on your wedding day.
Features We Loved:
- Gorgeous Koi Pond: There is a Koi pond that centers the venue, and it makes for a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. And, yes, they do have some food to feed the fish too!
- Plentiful Fountains & Arches: The venue space is lined with magical garden fountains and lit arches that will certainly add an extra magical vibe to your big day.
- All Inclusive Venue: All packages include access to their bridal suite, groom’s quarters, and wedding coordinator services. They also take care of all rentals, linens, music coordination, food arrangements and catering, set up and clean up. All you need to provide is the cake and any alcohol you want to be served.
- Both Bridal & Groom Suites: Unlike some of the other venues we toured, they did offer two separate rental spaces for brides and grooms to get ready on site.
- Family Owned & Operated: We had a tour with Rachel, who is one of the managers of the property, and she explained how the venue is entirely family owned and operated. This keeps your day much more personalized and intimate.
Ready to Go Tour Some Wedding Venues in Conejo Valley?
No matter what type of wedding venue you’re looking for, the Conejo Valley has got you covered. With stunning natural beauty and a variety of unique and charming venues, this region just west of Los Angeles is the perfect place to say “I do.” For more information on planning your wedding in Conejo Valley, click here!
Los Robles Greens, Malibou Lodge, and Eden Gardens are all beautiful outdoor wedding venues located in the Conejo Valley that you should add to your tour short list. Each venue offers its own unique features and is perfect for couples looking for a beautiful outdoor wedding. We hope this guide helps you choose the perfect venue for your special day!
Looking for more to do while in the Conejo Valley? Check out our favorite hikes in the area here!