Situated in Bakersfield, CA, The Willows at California Living Museum, or The Willows at CALM for short, is a picturesque and pastoral venue that exudes the beauty of nature during weddings and other celebrations of life. Couples looking for a breathtaking backdrop to seamlessly tie their day can find a treasure chest amidst this stellar venue choice. Situated on the serene banks of the Kern River, The Willows provides breathtaking views of the surrounding foothills, sure to captivate both the couple and their guests. This unique venue, within the setting of a zoo, harmoniously blends the enchantment of wedding celebrations with the sounds of resident wildlife. Guests can enjoy exploring captivating exhibits while sipping cocktails in complete privacy. The venue can host up to 250 guests, all ready to partake in the remarkable experience of the wedding day. The Willows team understands the uniqueness of every love story and is committed to creating a personalized experience that reflects the couple's style and vision. They offer three distinct wedding packages: The Wildflower, The Hibiscus, and The Poppy, ranging from all-inclusive to traditional and weekend wedding options. The dedicated event coordinators work closely with couples to curate the perfect atmosphere, ensuring that every detail, from décor to cuisine, tells the story of their love. Additional offerings include event rentals, exclusive access to the zoo, floral arrangements, security, and a dance floor, depending on your chosen package. The venue invites couples seeking a nature-filled experience amid lush greenery and the gentle rustling of leaves to get in touch with them today.