A tropical wedding venue in Somis, California, Hartley Botanica is a picture straight out of a fairytale. Walk amongst gorgeous archways rich in vegetation and understand the beauty of the natural world. This is the perfect location for a couple whose roots grow as deep as the grand trees at Hartley Botanica and are looking for a unique outdoor garden setting.
Facilities and Capacity
This lovely botanical garden offers two event spaces, all outdoor, some areas covered and some uncovered. With a range of 25 - 375 guest capacity, you choose anywhere from an intimate ceremony to a Gatsby-esque grand reception.
Very little transformation is needed to make this event space an exquisite wedding venue, what with the lovingly groomed landscape across the three acres of land. However, Hartley Botanica also offers:
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35 Reviews for Hartley Botanica
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Tayler · Getting married on 11/19/2021
The most dreamy wedding venue!
I'm the owner of Tayler Ashley Photography and I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding here. The grounds are INSANELY beautiful and you feel like you are in a fairytale! The staff was wonderful and the whole day was absolutely magical. I LOVE this spot!Sent on 05/02/2020
Katie · Married on 09/30/2018
Hartley Botanica is a MAGICAL place to get married!
We could not be happier with our choice to be married at Hartley Botanica. It was magical - a total fairytale, and we're STILL hearing from our guests about how stunning the venue was.
One of my favorite things about Hartley Botanica is how expansive the venue is. Each aspect of your special day happens in a different area of the grounds, giving you and your guests the feeling of being transported to separate, enchanting places for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. The grounds are absolutely stunning and very well taken care of. The lush greenery, gorgeous flowers and chirping birds made you feel like you're in a tropical, botanical garden far outside of Somis, CA.
Hartley is also a great option because of it's included planning and flexibility with vendors. PROS: you don't have to decide on a caterer because it's decided for you (Command Performance - their food is amazing). You have an onsite bridal suite and groomsmen quarters to get ready in if you choose. You're able to bring in your own alcohol (HUGE cost savings) as well as your own vendors for entertainment, decor, etc. Parking, valet, cake cutting and many other costly line items are included in their fee, making it feel more like one-stop shopping as opposed to getting nickel & dimed.
Barbarba, Hartley's owner, is extremely responsive and accommodating - she truly enjoys having couples get married and create lifelong memories on her property.
We are very impressed and beyond happy about how our wedding turned out - we couldn't have asked for a better venue!Sent on 10/23/2018
Austinae · Married on 08/25/2018
Ahh, where do I even start! Hartley Botanica is the most gorgeous, magical, and fairytale venue I have ever encountered! This place is truly a gem! We saw pictures and thought it was beautiful, but seriously I think the photos on the site do not do it justice, because seeing it in person will really blow you away! We immediately fell in love with this place the moment we stepped foot on the grounds & starting walking under the archway--an absolute dream. I seriously found any excuse that I could to go and visit before & after the wedding.Sent on 09/18/2018
When I got engaged, I started pinning my "dream wedding" on Pinterest the & aesthetics & elements that I gravitated towards. I actually didn't have a vision, setting, or theme in mind just yet. What I realized as I started to pin was that I fell in love and gravitated towards the fairytale, romantic, elegant, whimsical, garden look & feel. What's even funnier is that (before I had even ever heard of Hartley let alone booked the venue), I actually pinned a ceremony picture of Hartley because I thought it looked gorgeous. Months later (after we had already booked the venue), I realized that I had already pinned the venue of our dreams! Needless to say, Hartley was basically our dream wedding venue before WE even knew it!
Everything about this place is impeccable, as this place was specifically made for weddings. There is so much greenery & space that you really feel like this place is your own on your special day. The ceremony setting, cocktail area, reception venue, and all the cute & exquisite nooks and crannies really are incredible--they really thought this one through down to ever last detail.
Barbara, Karen, & Bel were all such sweethearts and very easy to work with! They made the planning process & experience very seamless, and we didn't experience any hiccups whatsoever working with them.
If you want the fairytale, garden wedding of your dreams, this is it!
Not only is Hartley Botanica a beautiful venue to hold your event, they are also equip with a fabulous team to assist in the success of your day. Wendi and Barbara are amazing to work with and the Command Performance Catering team not only provides you with some of the best food around but they also have a great team onsite to ensure your guests are well taken care of.