Ojai...an optimal destination for Small Meetings, Mid-Week Retreats and Upscale Conferences & Events
For businesses, groups and organizations looking for inspiration and relaxation in a destination that caters to meetings and gatherings from ten to several hundred, Ojai offers unique settings.
With its one-of-a-kind boutique inns, scenic venues, small town charm, and outdoor recreational offerings, Ojai is a welcome alternative to the standard corporate gatherings and hotel fare. It is an idyllic destination for weekday meetings, writers’ retreats, health and wellness gatherings, and team building excursions.
Groups will find lower rates mid-week at meeting venues and facilities offered at the inns and boutique properties, and many offer Ojai packages that include wine tasting, spa outings, ranch tours, jeep tours, fishing, biking, horseback riding and more.
Small and large groups and companies looking for full-service and first-rate amenities and banquet facilities for corporate meetings and conferences, will find that and much more at the five-diamond Ojai Valley Inn & Spa.
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Hotels & Inn Options
Blue Iguana Inn
The old-world artistic Blue Iguana Inn is an ideal setting for retreats. The Inn can accommodate approximately 40 people for those utilizing individual rooms, and more for groups sharing accommodations. Both outdoor and indoor meeting spaces are available, and special packages are offered to groups throughout the year.
The Ojai Retreat
The Ojai Retreat is a haven of beauty and tranquility nestled on a five-acre hilltop. This bed and breakfast features 12 completely renovated guest rooms, most with private garden and patios, all with inspiring views.
Casa Ojai Inn
The all-green certified Casa Ojai Inn is a great option for small meetings, up to 20 people. For larger groups, Casa Ojai partners with Soule Park, located across the road. Soule Park can accommodate golf tournaments, special meetings and events. The banquet room can accommodate up to 100 people, and smaller groups may utilize the dining room or outside patio while enjoying the magnificent views.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is a sprawling five-diamond resort with dining choices offering resort-grown and locally sourced ingredients, a world-class spa, a historic 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and four pools. The resort has two ballrooms and additional indoor and outdoor venues available for weddings, meetings and other events. The Hacienda ballroom (6,000 square feet) and the Anacapa ballroom (4,800 square feet) are the focal points of the Inn's meeting space and banquet facilities, and can accommodate up to 400 for sit-down banquets and 600 for receptions.
For more intimate meeting spaces, The Ojai Valley Inn's Garden Room, Executive Boardroom and Vista Room offer natural light, resort and valley views and richly appointed surroundings perfect for your focused meeting. The Shangri-La Pavilion offers 4,000 square feet of event space with 180-degree breathtaking views of the Ojai Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The Big Red Barn is a fun alternative for meals and receptions in a more rustic setting. On-site courtyards, an herb garden and other intimate spaces are also available for private events.
Su Nido Inn
Su Nido Inn, an artsy, mission-style revival boutique inn with spacious suites, is situated within walking distance to Ojai Village. Su Nido can accommodate up to 200 people for a tented event in its parking lot or for a private reception in the Inn's center courtyard.
The Lavender Inn
The 1874 historic Lavender Inn Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of downtown Ojai and is an impeccable setting for group events from 8 to 125 people in several areas on the property. Its cozy and inviting library is available for meetings up to 12 people, and the veranda can easily seat 16. The spacious lawn can hold approximately 125-150 for a dinner or for a private reception. Various options are offered on-site including a cocktail reception and team-building cooking classes, customized to meet the needs of the group.
The Oaks at Ojai
An award-winning destination spa, The Oaks at Ojai is an ideal spot for small groups looking to focus on healthy weight loss and overall wellness and conscious eating. The Oaks caters to smaller meetings and offers a discount for groups of six or more. Groups can utilize the dining room as a gathering room option. The dining room has two separate spaces for groups, up to 60 people.
Group Dining Options
The Ranch House is a full-service restaurant featuring redwood decks, a tea house, and a fragrant rose garden. The restaurant’s gardens offer a beautiful outdoor venue for group dinners and events up to 140 people.
Azu Restaurant & Tapas Bar is a Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant serving food made with local California ingredients. The restaurant has a private Garden Room that seats up to 50 people and an adjoining outdoor patio that seats up to 20 people.
Suzanne’s Cuisine, one of Ojai’s finest restaurant, offers a menu of Italian, French, and Asian influences. The entire restaurant can accommodate events with up to 150 people. The back patio seats up to 60 guests. The front porch seats up to 24 guests.
The cozy bistro-style Feast Bistro can accommodate approximately 22 people for a sit-down lunch or dinner in their private dining room and up to 30 people on the outdoor patio, weather permitting. The entire restaurant may also be rented out for a private party of 80 (buffet style).
Osteria Monte Grappa, located in the Ojai Arcade, is a wonderful family Italian restaurant that can accommodate approximately 25 people for small gatherings.
Larger groups can gather at Libbey Bowl, an outdoor amphitheatre equipped with 972 fixed seats and a generous lawn area. Libbey Bowl can accommodate approximately 1,300 people depending upon overall event needs and set-up.
Located in a beautiful, historic craftsman building in downtown Ojai, the Ojai Valley Woman’s Club is available for special events, parties and meetings. The 1911 structure features a large room with stage, charming foyer, kitchen and back room. The clubhouse capacity is 300 people standing, or 225 seated throughout.
Pepper Tree Retreat & Education Center is located at the historic home of world renowned philosopher J. Krishnamurti. Eleven acres of quiet, natural beauty in the east end of the Ojai Valley create the perfect setting for group retreats and program events. The Great Room at Pine Cottage is large enough to accommodate groups of up to 100 for presentations, workshops, screenings, concerts, classes, or discussions. There is also a large, well-appointed conference room ideal for board meetings and professional presentations for up to 30 people. Pepper Tree Retreat is a vegetarian Bed & Breakfast.
Nestled in the lovely hills of Ojai, Camp Ramah offers fresh mountain air and natural vistas in a peaceful wooded setting for organizations and groups. Facilities include meeting rooms, banquet rooms, cottages, and an outdoor amphitheater available for conferences and events. Event space capacities range from 25 to 1,000 people.
The Ojai Youth Entertainment Studio (OYES), a small art center in the Ojai Village, contains flexible space that can be used for lectures, seminars, workshop presentations and performances. Groups can utilize either the theatre space which accommodates 84 people or the rehearsal room, accommodating up to 50 people.