Meet Renae:

Lead Venue Manager
Tour Manager

A native to Southern Oregon and rain/snow lover, 2019 marked my first wedding season with the Water Oasis as a Venue and Tour Manager.

I am very familiar with this popular and beautiful 5-acre venue; I’ve been delivering wedding cakes here since they opened in 2012.  I enjoy being part of the growing Willamette Valley weding/event industry for over 20 years as the owner of Custom Cakes NW in Newberg.  My business and home are nearby, and going to “work” at the Water Oasis is more like visitng a neighbor. 

I  met my husband while skiing Mt. Ashland and love skiing the great Northwest, that’s why I was a January bride.  Any thrill that involves speed from driving fast muscle cars, to zip lining, skiing the tree-line, rafting the Rogue or Deschutes rivers, I seek those adventures.  I rock the hardest to 80’s big-hair-bands, eat dark chocolate reeeeallly slow, and my favorite part of any wedding is the cake cutting of course!  

Being a venue manager and cake artist allows me the privilege of witnessing a couples commitment to each other and their future lives.  I sincerely enjoy making your special day all the sweeter, while seeing local business grow, and your personal adventure start.  

Cheers ~ Renae

Meet Ranjita:

Business Manager
Facility Manager

Hi I’m Ranjita – I go by Jita.  I moved to Oregon when I was 10 from California.  I fell in love with Oregon’s beauty and fresh air!  

I enjoy cleaning my house and organizing. I love to interior decoration and spending time with my husband and 2 pups Nico and Coco.  I have my bachelor’s degree in psychology.  FUN fact: I got married at The Water Oasis in 2014. 

I have been working at The Water Oasis since 2016!  I started as a venue manager and tour/communications coordinator, and have diligently worked my way to the role of Business Manager at the end of 2021. 

“Seasoned” in the wedding industry for over 8+ years, I have enjoyed learning and being a part of weddings and events.  This includes where my love for weddings and planning started – in planning and designing my own dream wedding!

I hold Water Oasis very near and dear to my heart.  Ever since me and my husband were married at Water Oasis, I have always wanted to be part of everything and anything there.  Over the years, I have watched Water Oasis grow and become such a wonderful place to hold events and your special day.  I LOVE “LOVE” and watching two people share such a wonderful moment with all their friends and family.  It puts me to tears every time and it reminds what is truly is important in life.   

Water Oasis is truly a magical place and I’m honored to be part of such a wonderful venue!

Meet Lisa:

Lead Venue Manager
Tour Manager

I’m an Oregon Native, and have been with the venue since 2020.  I’m a lead Venue Manager currently. 


Meet Melissa:

Day-Of Venue Manager

I love spending time with my nephews and nieces!  My happy place is working outside, planting flowers, or caring for my animals.

I joined the Water Oasis because I enjoy being around people and also being a part of one of their most important days of their lives.

I grew up helping my dad with his catering business when I was younger, and it was primarily for weddings.  I knew at that point, that I would always enjoy this type of work.  And here I am now!