Book Your Event
The Ventura Botanical Gardens is the perfect location for your very special wedding, reunion, corporate or other memorable event. With spectacular coastal views, we offer two breathtaking event locations—Summit Plateau and Summit Ridge.
You can rent the location for several hours or all day. Included in the rental is the use of the parking lot and an array of recommendations for vendors, from photographers to catering. We are open year-round, Monday through Sunday from 7am to 9pm.
Our most dramatic location, Summit Plateau has astonishing views of the spectacular California coastline, the Channel Islands and lush agricultural greenery. This outdoor venue provides a striking setting for weddings and other large events. Click here for photos of the site.
Summit Ridge—available in Fall 2018
For more intimate events, Summit Ridge lies under the languid reach of our dramatic California pepper trees, offering a serene setting with stunning garden and ocean views.
Accommodates 150 to 300
Garden Entry Parking/Lot
For informal gatherings like plant sales, health/fitness fairs or other community activities, this venue at the entrance, is the perfect location with easy access and parking. If you are a film company or performer with parking needs for large vehicles, this venue offers four parking spaces for larger vehicles and 100 spaces for standard vehicles. (Subject to change)
While not a part of the Ventura Botanical Gardens, Serra Cross also offers a beautiful wedding venue. If you would like to rent space there, click here.
Other Garden locations are available at an hourly rate of $150 to $300 per hour.
Rental Pricing and Duration
The basic event rental timing is noon until 9pm the day prior to the event; 7am until 9pm the day of the event; and 7am until noon on the day after the event. Additional time can be arranged. Minimal rental period is 2 hours.
Rental cost (individual, for-profit, not-for-profit organization):
$3000 for a basic event
$150 - $300 per hour for other types of rentals and locations.
Extended hours: A maximum of 2 additional hours may be rented on the day of an event at a rate of $300 per hour. Additional days may be rented to allow for set-up and take- down and can be rented in their entirety. Daily rental period remains the same (7am to 9pm). If any part of the event set-up is left at the site overnight, the renter is responsible for hiring overnight security. The cost of overnight security is not included in the rental fee. Event rental cost includes use of the Summit Plateau or Summit Ridge and Garden Entry parking/lot venue and a site monitor to lock and unlock the park gate on rental days.
Renter must provide restroom facilities, electricity, water, and trash disposal for the event. There is minimal onsite parking and renters must provide off-site parking and shuttle service or valet for the event. Overnight security must be provided for rentals lasting more than one day.