Hi. I actually have not had my wedding at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach, but attended a wedding reception there. I would look else where. You might wanna try Mandalay Embassey Suites or Spanish Hills Country Club. The ambiance is much more impressive.
I've actually already booked my reception at the Crowne Plaza's Top o' the Harbor. And I can tell you the ambiance was perfect. We fell in love with it. We were there to book a room overlooking "Our Pier" for the wedding night and they just happened to be setting up for a reception in the Top o' the Harbor ballroom. It was beautiful! I would love to know if you're still having yours there.