Book Your Event

The Ventura Botanical Gardens is the perfect location for your very special wedding, reunion, corporate or other memorable events. With spectacular coastal views, we offer Summit Plateau.

We are open year-round and most holidays, Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm.


Summit Plateau

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.
Accommodates 350


Serra Cross

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 $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):

$3,000 for a basic event
$300 per hour, minimum of 2 hours, 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 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.