Since July 2013 catered events at Mission San Buenaventura are exclusive to PLATED EVENTS, an affordable culinary excellence for your special event at the Mission featuring Chef Jason Collis.
Two contracts are required: the Facility Use Agreement form from the Mission and one from the caterer. Plated Events is the exclusive Mission San Buenaventura caterer.
Please initiate your inquiry with Plated Events.
Mission San Buenaventura offers several venues for receptions and meetings. Most notable is the historic Mission Church reserved for Catholic sacred liturgies: Holy Mass, Marriages, Baptisms, Quinceaneras, and Funerals. The Chuch is also availalbe for concerts and tours by group or individuals (see the Visitor page). The Mission Church is generally open to the public from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
O'Brien Hall is a favorite for wedding receptions with spectacular views of the Bell Tower and the surrounding area from a "bird's eye view". O'Brien Hall is also avaialbe for conference meeting space. O'Brien Hall accommodates 300 guests for meal seating and 600 guests for conference seating. O'Brien Hall is equipped with built-in media support (projector with 5500 lumens and a screen 16'w x 13'h), P.A. System, Light Board, commercial kitchen, and private restrooms...an all accessible facility.
A more intimate venue is the Parish Center Auditorium that can accommodate 125 guests for meal seating and up to 200 guests for a conference meeting with P.A. System.
On occassion the Missions Garden and the Bonaventure Room are available for a private event or a smaller meeting venue respectively. The garden can host a non-seated event for 125 persons and the Bonaventure Room will accommodate 40 guests for a meal seating and 60 persons for a conference meeting.
Photography on the Mission Grounds is reserved to those who participate in sacramental liturgies at the Mission or tour guests only. Commercial photography at any level is solely contracted with the Pastor.
Links to the Marriage Guidelines/Normas para el Matrimonio and Baptismal Guilelines/Normas para el Bautismo are found on the bottom right side of the front page of the website.