SEPTEMBER 1st 2017
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HOW CALIFORNIAN OF US Our ceremony and reception will both be held at an avocado ranch in Simi Valley, California. All laughing, crying, dancing, dining and hands, will be held entirely outdoors under the California Sun and stars. Attire is California Formal. Ladies, much of the area is set in grass, so we don't recommend shoes with thin heels.

FOR TRAVELERS NEAR & FAR Whether you're coming from across town or across the country, we put some info together to make figuring things out a little easier. And by the way, it'll be Labor Day weekend, so we encourage travelers to make the most of it! There's so much to do and see in Los Angeles, it'd be a shame if the only sight you saw were Kyle embarrassing Alexis on the dance floor. Get some street tacos, walk the Santa Monica Pier, gawk at the oddities of Venice Beach, marvel at the Getty, or dare we say it, go to Disneyland. Heck, Vegas is only a 3-hour drive...

LAX The largest and busiest airport in Los Angeles, located 47 miles from our venue. Regardless of where you're flying from you should be able to find a flight to LAX.

BOB HOPE A smaller airport located 30 miles from our venue, away from some of the congestion of the Greater Los Angeles Area.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE INN This resort style hotel is Located 14 miles from our venue. The grounds are lovely, and we'll be staying here Thursday through Sunday afternoon, and we encourage anyone to hang out for the long weekend and join us poolside. We will also have shuttle service available here, to and from our venue.

BEST WESTERN PLUS THOUSAND OAKS Located 11 miles from our venue, this is a great option near our resort that runs a little more affordable than Westlake Village. We've secured a block rate here, at booking use the group code SMITH17. We will also have shuttle service available here, to and from our venue.

BEST WESTERN POSADA ROYALE HOTEL & SUITES Newly renovated and located only a half mile from our venue. We've also secured a block rate here. At booking, use Group code 1P3PA4G6.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Located only 3 miles from our venue, this is a great economy option close to the event.

We'll have shuttle service to and from our venue with pickups at Westlake Village Inn, and Best Western Plus Thousand Oaks. We'll update this section with pickup schedules closer to the big day, and that information will also be available at those hotels.

If you are driving to the venue, there will be complimentary valet parking only. It should go without saying, but if you're planning on drinking, we beg you not to be driving. Alternatively, Uber and Lyft should also not be hard to come by in the area.

GIFTS Gifts are of course not expected, but are always greatly appreciated. Many of you will be traveling from far and wide to join us on our special day, and your presence is truly already a gift to us in itself.

We've been lucky enough to have lived together for several years already, and we honestly have all the pots, pans, and miniature waffle makers we could ever need. Seriously, we think we have two of those already. For this reason, we've chosen not to create a traditional Gift Registry.

Should you like to share a gift with us of any monetary value, it will be put toward the purpose of our honeymoon and as a foundation for our many years ahead! If you find it easier to share this type of gift with us online, we created an secure registry fund at for this purpose.

All that said, if you insist we need that third waffle maker, we appreciate that just the same!