The North Lawn is ideal for larger groups. This site is surrounded by lush landscaping, lemon orchards, the sun-baked foothills typical of Southern California, and some ranch buildings built in the 1920s. Tall fir trees provide dramatic backdrops for photos, and shade for afternoon events. Guests are welcome to stroll through the adjacent Specialty Citrus Orchard or championship Bocce Ball courts.
The Citrus Pavilion is filled with country-style charm. Guest stroll down the entry drive bordered by tall, stately fir trees which ends in a lush lawn area. Views include the foothills and orchards, and historic points of interest, including one of the original Sunkist lemon packing houses that helped make this area famous for citrus at the turn of the century. With a permanent roof structure and picnic tables that seat 144, this elegant ranch site will create lasting memories while saving table and chair rental expenses.
The Ranch Lobby/Fireside Hall, with its century-old history of hosting festivities, is our most popular bridal site. The Ranch Lobby was built in the 1920's as the central hub of the main Limoneira Ranch. Farm workers and ranchers would relax in "the clubhouse" and even had three bowling alleys built on the floor below! Today, the Ranch Lobby retains its original luster with wooden floors, 20' high oak-beam ceilings, and an incredible, floor-to-ceiling walk-around river stone fireplace. The site use includes two overhanging porticos, front lawn, front parking area and use of separate parking lot.
The Side Courtyard is located a short walk from the Ranch Lobby. It is a beautifully manicured side garden that is ideal for intimate weddings. Brides enter through a wisteria-draped portico, walking past seating for up to 125 guests.
The Santa Clara Cross is a truly dramatic site, perched high atop a hilltop bluff overlooking the Santa Clara River Valley. Guests are transported through the low-lying green orchards, and then ascend the hillside bluff with its native California plants such as sage and prickly pear. The Cross is the only permanent structure on the bluff. Panoramic views extend all the way to the Pacific Ocean in Ventura. Standing underneath the Cross with the valley at your feet captures both the beauty and solemnity of the occasion. Restrictions apply.
The Visitor Center is a beautiful historic building that has been around since the turn of the century. Once home to Limoneira's general store for residents and workers that lived here on the ranch, this building has since been restored and is now used to tell both our company history and exciting future plans. With its original iridescent wooden floors, spacious room, high ceiling, and historical charm, this building is ideal for large groups and can accommodate tables and seating for up to 175 guests. The history of Limoneira can be seen throughout this building with old, original crate labels, historical photographs, and authentic agricultural tools and memorabilia decorating the walls and adding allure to the venue. Also adorning the walls are informative displays that tell of our sustainable efforts including our water management, integrated pest management, green waste recycling facility and solar fields. The building is also equipped with a bathroom.
The Visitor Center Patio is located right outside the main area. Translucent covers provide shade and keep the patio cool during those warmer days. Views of authentic ranch buildings give this site its captivating appeal. Picnic tables or banquet tables in this area can accommodate up to 65 guests.
The Visitor Center Bar has a rustic, authentic turn-of-the-century look and feel to it. This cozy yet spacious room is located right in front of patio and is steps away from the visitor center's main room. Recently renovated, the bar keeps its charm with its original wooden design and makes a great addition to any event held in the visitor center.
To book your event please call us at (805) 525-5541