Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center

The Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Bakersfield. Unique amongst hotels in Bakersfield, we are a full-service Bakersfield convention center hotel that is connected to the Rabobank Arena, Theatre & Convention Center complex. Featuring ten meeting rooms and 9,136 sq ft of total meeting space, our Bakersfield, CA hotel is ideal for meetings, training, and conferences. Enjoy our hotel’s high-tech guest rooms and suites featuring 32″ HD TVs, high-speed wireless Internet access, luxurious bedding package and luxurious amenities. Concierge level rooms and suites offer an added level of sophistication unrivaled by other Bakersfield hotels. After work, guests can enjoy the endless options for shopping, dining, or simply enjoy an evening at our hotel’s restaurant – The Nines, featuring fresh, American cuisine in a contemporary, upscale setting. Stay in the heart of it all at the luxuriously appointed Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center.

Hodel’s Country Dining

Hodel’s Country Dining is a locally owned and operated restaurant celebrating over 40 years of Bakersfield’s best buffet.Hodel’s has an excellent variety of homemade salads and hot entrees prepared fresh daily. Whether you’re in a hurry or in need of rest and relaxation, Hodel’s charming atmosphere is sure to remind you of days gone by. Come on in for breakfast and have a fresh omelet made right before your eyes or delight yourself with one of Hodel’s famous cinnamon rolls. Come for lunch or dinner and enjoy our daily specials. We welcome you as our guest to see why Hodel’s Country Dining has been a Bakersfield tradition for over 40 years.

The Woods Pavilion

The Woods Pavilion is an outdoor facility with a large shaded patio area providing a comfortable venue with a woodsy ambiance for your event. Whether you are planning a small reception, birthday party, afternoon tea, business meeting, family gathering, or wedding, The Woods Pavilion will fulfill your needs. Anything ranging from finger foods to a catered meal can be accommodated.

Orangeburg Country Club

The bond of marriage is a sacred commitment. Your wedding is an occasion that will produce a lifetime of memories. It’s an event where you leave nothing to chance.

The Orangeburg Country Club offers a complete wedding experience from bridal luncheons and rehearsal dinners to outdoor ceremonies and receptions tailored to your vision.

Picture a greenside ceremony with gorgeous views as the sun sets behind tall pine trees in the background. Imagine your family and closest friends in a grand ballroom dancing and dining on a menu of your favorite dishes.  Realize the ideal wedding day you’ve always envisioned at Orangeburg Country Club.

Our private events coordinator will alleviate the stress of planning your wedding by artistically guiding you through the process from start to finish.

Conveniently located between Columbia and Charleston, the OCC has an extravagant grand ballroom and formal dining rooms at your disposal to handle a guest list of any size. You can even host an indoor-outdoor affair with seamless access to our Southern-style sundeck patio that features scenic views of the Edisto River and our top-rated golf course.

Our cuisine is prepared by a talented, experienced culinary staff with menu options that can be customized to your exact specifications. We can prepare anything you can imagine from traditional fare to fresh seafood or extravagant desserts. The OCC offers a variety of presentation options including banquet, plated dinners, buffets and hors d’oeuvres, among others.

You can have peace of mind knowing that our meticulous attention to detail will ensure your wedding goes exactly as you dreamed it.

  • Grand Ballroom and three banquet halls
  • Superb event menu options
  • On-site event planning professional
  • Staging & audio/visual equipment
  • Indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception options

This brochure will outline everything you need to know about having your wedding at OCC. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage and we look forward to helping you exchange “I dos”.

Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Front Hotel and Wedding Venue

We are pleased you are considering the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel for your upcoming wedding. It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your guests to Ventura’s only beachfront hotel. The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel is available for wedding ceremonies and private dining events, including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, brunches and other social galas. Located in the heart of Ventura, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel is situated directly on the beach next to world class surfing, within walking distance of Historic Downtown Ventura and AMTRAK. Our amenities include 258 ocean view guest rooms, including 18 luxurious suites, a heated oceanfront pool, full-service restaurant, oceanfront bar and more than 19,000 square feet of well appointed meeting space, including our penthouse ballroom with panoramic views of the Channel Islands and surrounding city. Wedding Couple on the Ventura Beach just outside the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Join us for year-round sunshine, extraordinary cuisine, miles of uncrowded beaches and a staff ready to pamper. The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach IS “The Place to Wed.”

Wedding ceremonies on the beach with waves softly crashing in the background. Let your photographer whisk you away for pictures by the Historic Ventura Pier, while guests enjoy cocktails on the Lanai patio. Then catch the sunset overlooking the ocean from the penthouse Ballroom Room. A Beach Wedding just down the steps from the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach The culinary experts will create custom menus for your special day, while our catering team attends to all your wedding details. Sit back, relax & enjoy your destination wedding at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel.

A look at holding a wedding here at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach written by Here Comes the Guide (

“Living is easy in Ventura, California, a laid-back coastal town midway between the hectic L.A. scene and pricey Santa Barbara resorts. Ventura’s uncrowded beaches are picturesque even when the morning fog swirls above the breakers; on its many sunny days, beachcombers can spy the Channel Islands—a necklace of atolls—etched on the horizon.

As the only beachfront hotel in Ventura, the Crowne Plaza provides everything you need for a beach wedding ceremony right on the powdery sand. Their event team will arrange white or natural wood chairs beside the aisle, and set a ceremonial arch in front of the surf so that you can exchange vows just steps from the shore—a microphone and speaker are included, too. Afterwards, your photographer captures shots of the two of you walking off into a glorious sunset, while friends and family begin the party on one of two outdoor terraces that face the sea. Then for your reception, everyone moves indoors to the most spectacular ballroom in the county.

Twelve stories up, the circular Top of the Harbor Ballroom looks out on a captivating panorama through floor-to-ceiling glass: the Ventura hills in one direction and the sinuous shoreline in the other. At twilight, wisps of mist play along the crashing waves; as night descends, the city lights and the illuminated Ventura pier view with a star-filled indigo sky in a contest of sparkle. The ballroom’s contemporary styling, like the rest of the hotel, is both relaxed and confident and suits the soothing surroundings. Abstract splashes of color in the carpeting add a festive touch.

Cost-conscious hosts will be pleased with the complimentary amenities—like wine with dinner, cake cutting and a two-night oceanview bridal suite—that make the Crowne’s catering packages a very good value. If you want to pamper your guests, think about adding hand-rolled cigars, an espresso cart or a decadent chocolate fountain—or save these treats for your rehearsal dinner or after-party.

The executive chef of their on-site restaurant, C-Street, also handles the event catering, and that’s a plus for bridal couples. His California-inspired cuisine showcases fresh, local ingredients complemented by an outstanding wine list. We were delighted with the meal we sampled, and bet your guests will be, too. (And yes, the chef is happy to customize your menu!)

At evening’s end, overnight guests retire to their oceanview accommodations, which include the Crowne’s “Seven Layers of Comfort” bed. As the newlyweds, you get to sleep in and then enjoy room service delivery of your complimentary breakfast. Eventually, though, you’ll want to venture forth and explore the area’s attractions. The hotel is walking distance to downtown, and you can also take an easy stroll along the promenade and watch the surfers ply the waves. Other diversions include renting a kayak (adventurous), visiting the hotel’s art gallery (cultured) or simply lounging by the oceanfront swimming pool (sublime!).

Every step along the way, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach will contribute to a scenic and low-stress wedding weekend.”