Ojai Deer Lodge is a rustic wedding venue located in Ojai, California. This lodge is the ideal setting for the outdoorsy couple. Tucked away in the Ojai Valley, this venue features an "off the beaten path" vibe for a truly one-of-a-kind wedding experience. They welcome their clients to experience all that their circa 1932 lodge has to offer!
Facilities and Capacity
Ojai Deer Lodge can accommodate up to 180 guests. With a woodsy interior and ample lighting, clients and their guests will experience a down-to-earth, cozy atmosphere in their lodge. An outdoor space is available for receptions as well, featuring tall wooded trees surrounding the premises and lovely canopy string lights. This venue also has a stage, ideal for hosting a live band, DJ or speeches!
They offer several packages featuring catering menus to accommodate any client. Their services include:
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Suzanne · Married on 10/21/2017
Thank you Ojai Deer Lodge for an awesome team dinner!! Exceptional service great food and drink!! My all time favorite is your fried chicken and mash accompanied by a Moscow Mule!!!!! So much fun
Debby · Married on 09/17/2016
I can't praise this venue high enough. We booked the entire place for a Friday night prior to a Saturday wedding, inviting all of our out of town guests (everyone!). Everyone loved the atmosphere, food, friendliness, and authenticity of the venue. The stage was perfect for an after dinner storytelling about the couple. Sophie and team were so sweet!
rachel · Married on 07/16/2016
When I decided to plan my wedding in Ojai I quickly realized that I would need to plan multiple events since all of my guests were coming in from out of town. I scoured the small town for a venue where we could host our "welcome dinner", but it took me a while to find a place with a fun vibe, great menu, and outdoor space that fit our budget. A close family friend of mine had recently moved from Ojai and said his favorite place to go on a Friday night was the Deer Lodge and as soon as I walked in and sat down with Sophia, I knew it checked all of those boxes.
Sophia, the owner, was AMAZING to work with! She tailored the menu to fit exactly what we wanted (many dietary restrictions), worked within our budget (even with an open bar), and went above and beyond to make the night seamless. She set up the sound system so that our bridal party could give their speeches, let us play our own music, and made a beautiful welcome sign for our guests. The space itself is intimate and already well decorated so we didn't have to do much in terms of decor. We wanted this night to be a party, and it definitely was!
Not only did we host our welcome dinner there, but we also decided to host our "after party" there! Because there is a 10 pm sound ordinance in Ojai, we shuttled all of our guests back to the Deer Lodge to continue the party. Each of our guests received a wristband as they got on the shuttle and were able to enjoy an open bar and an amazing DJ for the rest of the night.
Sophia and the entire Deer Lodge team are so accommodating and kind- I would recommend doing an event there any day. Our wedding weekend would not have been as perfect if it wasn't for this awesome establishment.
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