Plan Your Event

Book Your Event

The Ventura Botanical Gardens may be the perfect location for your wedding, reunion, corporate, or other memorable events. The Gardens provide a striking backdrop with various spectacular views of the California coastline and the Channel Islands. Historic downtown Ventura, hotels and restaurants are within walking distance, so your out-of-town guests can stay close to your event.

Choose from a variety of breathtaking event locations, including Summit Plateau, Rotary Plaza, and the newly established Welcome Center. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a more significant celebration, Ventura Botanical Gardens will set the stage for an event you won’t soon forget!


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 250

The Welcome Center

Situated at the entrance of the Gardens, the Welcome Center offers a perfect setting with open space and spectacular views of the ocean and the hillsides.

Accommodates 150

Rotary Plaza

Rotary Plaza is perfect for small intimate gathering. The site offers an immaculate panoramic 180-degree view overlooking the Ventura’s coastline.

Accommodates 65

Other Garden locations are available at an hourly rate of $300 per hour.

Rental Duration and Pricing

Event Duration and Timing

The basic event rental is noon until 9:00 pm the day prior to the event, 7:00 am until 9:00 pm the day of the event, and 7:00 am until noon on the day after the event. Additional time can be arranged.

An additional hour is available for set up and an extra hour after the event for break down-clean up for hourly rental sites.

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. The daily rental period remains the same (7 am to 9 pm). 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 the 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.

Rental Cost

$3000 for Summit Plateau
$1500 for Welcome Center
$600 per hour for Rotary Plaza
$300 per hour for other types of rentals and locations

Fees for residents and non-residents are identical. Fees are the same year-round.

Contact & More Information

For questions, contact:

805-232-3113 ext. 5


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