Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Imagine a setting with infinite possibilities. Immerse both yourself and your guests in the beauty of nature, created by this wonderfully unique and magical setting. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is a historic resort of casual elegance featuring luxury accommodations, Spa Ojai, and a championship golf course. Just 35 minutes south of Santa Barbara, nestled on 220 acres of awe inspiring landscape, the historic (and yes, remarkably romantic!) Inn offers a truly unique venue for your perfect wedding. Discover an oasis of scenic beauty that captures the luxury and ambiance you have always dreamed of. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has 308 deluxe guest rooms, including suites, many with fireplaces and private balconies or patios overlooking the golf course and nearby mountains. Their Spa Penthouse, Hacienda Penthouse and 75 other suites offer you and your guests the ultimate in luxury accommodations. Weddings at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa provide an intimate setting with a breathtaking backdrop of the Topa Topa mountains; Spanish Colonial architecture reflecting the charm of Old California; service that makes you feel like royalty; and amenities that pamper your entire guest list.
For you and your wedding party, plan a full day at Spa Ojai, recognized as one of the finest in the world by numerous travel writers and spa publications. Or, explore the possibilities of a private group art session at our Artist’s Cottage. Your groom and his friends will not be left out. The Inn’s golf course has been home to seven PGA Senior Tour events, as well as numerous celebrity and private events. Even guests who are not members of the wedding party will find the trip to Ojai Valley Inn & Spa well worth the short drive. The Town of Ojai sets the perfect backdrop. Take the complimentary trolley, or walk the car-free path into town. Here, guests can explore art galleries and local artisans.
This is a Ceremony and Reception Venue with overnight accommodations available for additional cost.
Pricing: $ –$$
Ceremony site fee:Wedding ceremony site fees are $5,000 for Hacienda Courtyard, Artists Cottage Lawn, Recreation Field & the Herb Garden. The Golf Course is also available for your wedding ceremony.
Reception site fees:
Anacapa Ballroom (4,800 sq. ft/220 guest max) has ceiling height of 14’6″, a beautiful foyer with two
fireplaces and large archways. The foyer offers an open feel with windows, an outdoor terrace, a
fountain, and mountain views.
Sunday-Friday Evening: $20,000 Food & Beverage Minimum
Saturday Evening: $30,000 Food & Beverage Minimum
Saturday-Sunday Afternoon: $15,000 Food & Beverage Minimum
Hacienda Ballroom (6,000 sq. ft./350 guest max) has ceiling height of 17’, a fireplace in the foyer and
a fireplace in the center section of the ballroom to compliment the warm atmosphere. The outdoor
courtyard, the Plaza, offers a private area with an outdoor fireplace and an ideal location for your
Sunday- Friday Evening: $30,000 Food & Beverage Minimum
Saturday Evening: $45,000 Food & Beverage Minimum
Saturday-Sunday Afternoon: $25,000 Food & Beverage Minimum
The Herb Garden & Recreation Field are also available for your meal functions. Site fees for the Herb
Garden are $2,500 for a dinner and $1,500 for your cocktail reception. Site fees for the Recreation
Field start at $5,000. Cocktail Receptions must be followed by a Catering dinner. The Herb Garden
& Recreation Field is available seasonally for events April through October.
Big Red Barn accommodates 200 people and is ideal for your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. The Big Red Barn, located on 800 acre Rancho Dos Rios, is just 2 miles away from the front door of the Inn. Transportation to this unique location is required for your guests. At the Ranch your guests will enjoy the rustic atmosphere, saloon style bar and dining under the stars. The barn is a seasonal venue and only available from April thru October.
Sunday- Friday Evening: $10,000 Food & Beverage Minimum; $3,000 Site Fee
Saturday Evening: $15,000 Food & Beverage Minimum; $3,000 Site Fee
Maravilla Private Dining Room is an ideal venue for 50 guests or less. It has a large outdoor patio
overlooking the golf course and the Ojai Valley. The interior of the room has a fireplace and large
windows sharing the same view as the terrace.
Sunday- Friday Evening: $4,000 Food & Beverage Minimum; $500 Room Fee
Saturday Evening: $5,500 Food & Beverage Minimum; $500 Room Fee
Saturday-Sunday Afternoon: $2,500 Food & Beverage Minimum; $500 Room Fee
Capacity: Their wedding venue options are extensive, with beautiful facilities for up to 450 guests.
Areas: Outdoor options include the Herb Garden Lawn, Artist’s Cottage Lawn, or one of
many courtyards throughout the property. Indoor options are equally impressive- choose from their signature dining room, two ballrooms or even the Big Red Barn.
Restrooms: Onsite and adjacent to all venues
Bridal Dressing Room: Bridal guest room/suite
All wedding ceremonies held at the Inn must be followed by a reception.
The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa requires an approved professional wedding coordinator for all wedding events that are confirmed on the property, please refer to their list for recommended vendors. Other vendors may be contracted with the Inn’s approval and the vendor must be willing to sign a copy of the Vendors Policies and Procedures contract and comply with all provisions within. All photographers will need to wear a name tag provided by the resort while on property to identify such photographer as being legitimately with an event. Name tags will be provided by your Catering Manager.
To confirm your date on a definite basis they require a signed wedding agreement and a twenty–five
percent (25%) deposit, the deposit will represent the total amount of your event which includes the
ceremony site fee, room fee, number of guests/food & beverage minimum (whichever is greater), service fee and sales tax. Once space is held and your contract is issued you will have ten business days to return the signed document to your Catering Manager. The second deposit will be an additional fifty percent (50%) that will be paid one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to your event. The third deposit will be twenty-five percent (25%) that will be paid sixty (60) days prior to your event. The final estimated payment for all charges to your Master Account will be made two (2) weeks prior to your event.
All food and beverage served in public areas and at recreation facilities must be catered by the Inn. The Inn reserves the right to terminate liquor service at a function if it is determined that minors are
drinking, or if guests are intoxicated beyond the legal limit.
The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa requires a minimum three (3) course lunch and dinner. A two-entrée
selection for plated meals can be accommodated. An exact count of each entrée must be provided by 11:00am, three (3) business days prior to your event. If not received at this time, an additional $20
per person will be added for tableside service. If there is a price difference between two entrees, then the highest priced entrée choice will prevail. If a choice of entrée will be offered to your guests tableside during the function then (2) courses prior to the entrée course are required. The highest priced entrée choice will prevail and $20 per person will be added to the menu price. If you are selecting stations for your event there is a minimum of five (5) stations required. Meal selections for children 3 years old to 12 years old can be arranged. Children under 3 years of age will be complimentary.
The Inn must be in receipt of the final minimum guaranteed number of guests expected for each
private function no later than 11:00am, four (4) working days prior to the date of the function.
After that time the Inn will only accept incidental increases to the guarantee. The number charged
would be the guaranteed number or actual number served, whichever is greater. If a guarantee is not
given within this time frame the number of guests that were confirmed on the signed banquet event
order will be entered.
All Banquet Event Orders are required to be signed and returned to your Catering Manager fourteen
(14) days prior to your event start date.
Time Allotments: 10pm for Barn and other outdoor locations, 1am for ballrooms
Catering: Provided by hotel
Parking: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa provides complimentary valet and self parking.
Music: Outdoor venues are subject to a 10:00 PM to 9:00 AM curfew and do not allow amplified music, without prior written approval.
Alcohol Policy:Provided by hotel. In the event you would like to arrange for any specialty wines their wine experts will be happy assist you in selecting the perfect bottle for your wedding or rehearsal dinner. Specialty wines are ordered by the case and must be arranged in advance. Wine tastings can also be arranged. The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa does not allow outside wine to be brought in to the event.
What is Provided:
Wedding ceremony site fees include white wooden garden chairs, a sound system with a wireless microphone, signature Spa Ojai citrus and cucumber water station, guest book table, gift table and a bellman to deliver your gifts to your guestroom, or other designated location.
Receptions include: tables (60”/ 72”), hotel chairs, ivory tablecloths and napkins, white china,
glassware (including wine and champagne glasses), flatware, votive candles, (four per table) band staging and a wood parquet dance floor. Your event will be appropriately staffed with one server per twelve guests for a plated dinner and one server per twenty-five guests for buffets, including an event captain. If available, extra service staff can be provided at an additional fee of $35 per server per hour, for up to 5 hours. Bartenders are based on one per seventy-five guests.
Outdoor events, depending on location, may also require the rental of additional lighting, power, kitchen rental, tent, portable bathrooms, heaters, etc
Insurance: Vendor insurance required for all hired vendors.
Cancellation Policy: Should you cancel any food and beverage function(s) scheduled at the resort within 120 days of your arrival date, you will be charged 100% of the estimated food and beverage revenue that was cancelled.
Guest Room Options:
The Inn offers two options to secure guest rooms for your wedding. For weekend stays they do require a two (2) night minimum stay.
1. Utilize the courtesy block of 10 guest rooms. These guest rooms will be offered at 15% off of
the rate available at time of reservation. They will hold these guest rooms until 60 days prior to
your event, which is the cut-off date. At the time the guest rooms will be released back into their
inventory for regular sale. Based on availability your guests may make a reservation at anytime
following the cut-off date at the best available rates offered at the time of the reservation.
2. For wedding room blocks in excess of 10 rooms a contract is required. Please consult your
The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa offers special rates and accommodations for the Bride and Groom. Please
inquire with your Catering Manager.