The Essence of California

Services & Amenities

  • Catering: Command Performance Catering
  • Kitchen Facilities: Not available
  • Tables & Chairs: Provided
  • Linens, Silver, etc: Through caterer
  • Restrooms: Wheelchair accessible
  • Dance Floor: Covered area provided
  • Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: Available
  • Meeting Equipment: BYO
  • Parking: Large lot
  • Accommodations: No guest rooms
  • Horse Drawn Carriages: Permitted
  • Outdoor Night Lighting: Limited
  • Outdoor Cooking Facilities: Through caterer
  • Cleanup: Provided
  • View: 340-degree view of surrounding hills and distant mountains

Ceremony & Reception Capacity

The grounds of this outdoor country garden facility can accommodate 200 seated or standing; there is a 200-guest maximum. The Gazebo Area and Patio Area combined hold up to 200 seated guests.

Fee & Deposits

For weddings, a $2,000 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date; the balance is payable 14 days prior to the event. Rehearsals other than on the wedding day are at an additional cost.


May through September daily. Weddings take place on Saturdays and Sundays, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; business meetings weekdays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Only one event per day is scheduled.


  • Alcohol: BYO
  • Smoking: Allowed
  • Music: Amplified OK until 9pm with volume limits
  • Insurance: Required
  • Other: No rice or birdseed; children must be supervised.

Catering packages

Download 13 page 2009-PDFcomplete menu and price list.-- Download 2 page 2008-PDF menu and price list.

8000 Balcom Canyon Road . Somis, CA 93066 . (805) 529-6534 .
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