Oz Farm hosts overnight groups of up to thirty people. Recent visitors include groups celebrating family reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, bachelor/bachelorette parties and weddings (up to 125 day guests); corporate or non-profit retreats; and workshops engaging in yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, cooking, art and river studies.
Interested in holding a retreat or workshop at OZ Farm? You can find information about our facilities on our Cabins page. Additional information can be found on our Rates and Forms page. See our Resources for Planners page for suggestions for excellent cooks, party rentals, event planning, and additional accommodations in the area.
Oz Farm offers a very special setting for weddings and receptions. And we're delighted to see more couples holding ceremonies renewing their vows or celebrating the anniversary of their nuptials here.
Wedding parties typically rent Oz Farm for the full Thursday-to-Monday "long weekend", just like any other group: you and your guests may arrive at 2 p.m. on Thursday and stay until 12 p.m. on Monday.
Basic fees for weddings.
The basic fee to rent Oz Farm for a weekend wedding is $5,500 for the Main Camp and $6,500 for the Main Camp with the Domes. These fees are higher than our retreat rental rates because they cover up to 100 day guests, in addition to 20-30 guests staying on the farm.
We strongly recommend you rent a party tent for your event as evenings tend to be cool in the Garcia River Valley. See Resources for Planners.
Check the Cabins page for general information about accommodations and for specifics about cabin sleeping capacities and other details.
Day guest limit and over-limit fees.
The basic fees for wedding groups above cover a maximum of 100 day guests per day at any single event. This limit does not include the relatively small number of your guests who will be staying at Oz, typically no more than 30.
There is an additional $20 per person charge for every person over the 100 limit for each day there's an event with more than 100 day guests. For example, if your event had 130 day guests one day and 125 the next, there would be an additional fee of $1,100.
Payment of fees
All fees must be received by Oz Farm at least two weeks prior to your arrival date.
Because it is hard to estimate exactly the number of people who will actually attend the wedding and associated events, we ask you to pay using your best estimate.If more people come than you expect, we will ask you to pay the difference afterwards; if fewer people come, we will reimburse you.
Outside services; vagaries of weather
Our Resources for Planners page has referrals to local caterers, services and accommodations (for overflow guests or guests requiring less rustic accommodations), but all arrangements of this nature are your responsibility.
Similarly, you assume all responsibility for the possibility of inclement weather--rain, wind, cold weather and the like.
If you plan to bring in special lights or use amplified music, you will need to provide your own generator. Oz Farm is powered completely by the sun and wind and cannot handle electrical loads of this sort. We ask you to leave the premises in the clean condition you found them and take all recycling out with you.
Firearms and other weapons are strictly forbidden anywhere on the property
Oz Farm offers many exceptional places for holding your ceremony and other events--from the ethereal redwood grove near the Community House to the sweeping valley vista atop “Tai Chi Hill”, just to mention a few. We strongly encourage you to visit Oz Farm prior to the wedding and to have caterers, party planners and others involved do the same so you will be able to use the Oz Farm settings to it's fullest potential. If you want to spend the night at Oz for such a planning visit, there are usually cabins available to rent before our official guest season opens.
photo credit: Sarah Peet Photography