WHY JESSICA LIKES IT AS A PLANNER
Outside of the backyard glamping and van camping vibe this place has, we love how accommodating the staff was and how easy it was to set up a site tour. When we were there, Kat had a ton of great ideas on how to best use the space but also encourages you to come up with your own ideas! We also love that Caravan Outpost offers some fun and unique rentals onsite. Take a look at the built-in bar below! This venue would be perfect for a guest count of 100 but still easily feel like a very intimate celebration! Ojai has a ton to offer as well, so if your guests come up for the entire weekend they have lots they can check out, such as Tipple & Ramble, shopping at Novella Fox, and a ton of hiking options. This is such a great Ojai wedding venue for an intimate affair. We love the jungle vibes too.
WHY WE LIKE IT AS PHOTOGRAPHERS
The first thing we check out when entering a wedding venue is how the environment affects the light. Caravan Outpost is a photographer’s dream in this regard! Tall palm trees provide plenty of open shade for photos throughout the day, and the gravel ground reflects lots of clean light. No complaints here! The second aspect we consider is the diversity of backgrounds for photos. At Caravan Outpost, there are so many beautiful spots. Within steps of one another, there’s luscious palm fronds, vintage Airstreams, and the Topa Topa Mountains in the distance. This will equip couples with amazing options for photos, all within an arm’s reach of their guests, minimizing time spent separated from the party (as well as the bar). With options for ambient lighting as the sun goes down, there’s not a bad spot for photos in the entire place! The relaxed, jungle vibes make for a great wedding location in Ojai.
A few notes from Jessica –
STYLE & DECOR
We love that as soon as you step foot on the property, you immediately forget where you are in the world. You’re quickly transported to what feels like a tropical getaway. This translates to LESS IS MORE! You wouldn’t need to bring in a ton of decor to make this space feel complete, as Caravan Outpost did the job for you. This space also feels extremely intimate and personal–it’s as if you’re in someone’s lush backyard celebrating! All in all, if you’re into van camping and eclectic vibes then this would be the perfect Ojai wedding destination for you. Our recommendation: add pops of color with some floral arrangements, but keep it tropical and green.
We get a ton of clients wanting their guests to be able to stay onsite for their wedding day. Caravan Outpost in Ojai has accommodations on-site, which you can see HERE. The total breakdown being 10 Airstreams and 1 tiny house. All of the Airstreams have a well-crafted aesthetic that feels less like camping and more like glamping. The tiny house would be perfect for the “getting ready” space! This also makes for a fun opportunity for select friends and family to stay onsite with you, making it a fun and long weekend with those special people in your life. P.S. Read how to pick a wedding venue in Ventura County here.