Hamilton Oaks Winery Event Venue is partnered with A Stone’s Throw Winery and Swanner House 1923 (Ivalees) to provide you with the wedding you dreamed of.
This Private Historic Designated Site (circa 1923) close to downtown San Juan Capistrano. transports you back in time, to a more elegant and romantic era. As you drive up the 970-foot tunnel of bougainvillea and flowering shrubs, a graceful vintage estate reveals itself nestled between ancient trees. Built in 1881 and designated by the city of Orange as the historical site, this private estate and farm combines natural landcape, old-world and rustic elements to become the perfect outdoorsy backdrop for your wedding. It offers 3 distinct event areas for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception under the market and twinkle lights and surrounded by acres of undeveloped natural landscape, wildflowers and mature trees.
It is a private rustic wedding venue located in San Juan Capistrano, California. With three acres of orange groves and scenic views, the country winery features a beautiful historic touch. It is the ideal setting for ranch and garden wedding celebrations.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host from 50 up to 1,000 people in one event space. This area features an indoor area and uncovered outdoor areas and semi covered outdoor areas. The lush green lawn is the perfect spot for a charming reception inspired by history, nature and vintage elements.
The winery is happy to host your engagement party, bridal shower, elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. They welcome outside vendors and caterers. Depending on your needs, the professional event staff can take care of setup and cleanup.
As a winery, the rustic wedding venue specializes in house and specialty wine. They also provide the following event bartending services:
This venue was established in 2002. It started as Hamilton Oaks Vineyard and Winery Inc., a small boutique winery. In 2012, they opened a second tasting room in the Swanner House, a historic home also known as Roger Y. Williams House. A Stone’s Throw Winery was created when the winery and Giracci Vineyards teamed up in 2016.
A Stone’s Throw Winery is located in Orange County, California. Nearby points of attraction include Doheny State Beach, 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach and Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park. It is 56 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, 22 minutes from Santa Ana and 12 minutes from San Clemente.
5 Reviews for A Stone's Throw Winery
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Lauren P. · Married on 10/10/2020
Totally idyllic OC wedding venue!
A Stone’s Throw Winery in San Juan Capistrano was the perfect outdoor wedding venue and everything we could have ever dreamed of! The atmosphere at AST is absolutely stunning with a beautiful canopy above the reception area and twinkling bistros lights carefully strung over the entire area. It made for the perfect upscale, yet comfortable feel for our wedding of about 140 in October. We loved everything about the venue and working with the staff. The on site sound system for cocktail hour was totally epic and there are so many different areas on site for casual seating during cocktails, a lounge area, tons of space for parking/valet, a separate ceremony space, gorgeous orange orchards for photos, historic buildings that house a bride and grooms quarters and even tons of extra space for photos booths or other vendors. Our out of towner guests loved the orange orchard look - it felt quintessential Orange County and provided a beautiful backdrop for tons of wedding photos. Above all else, the food was killer! We went with the taco bar/Mexican Buffett and we still have guests from our big day raving about the chicken enchiladas! Some guests said it’s the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. I can’t recommend AST enough - the staff was fantastic, everything ran smoothly and it looked absolutely gorgeous!
It’s also in a great location for anyone looking to do first look photos at Mission San Juan Capistrano (up the street!) or host an after party at any of the local SJC bars (also up the street!).
We do it over it again at A Stone’s Throw if we could!Sent on 12/20/2020
Kim D. · Married on 08/08/2020
Exactly what we wanted
Our wedding venue was cancelled and we found a Stones Throw Winery. Beautiful, rustic venue, exactly what we wanted.
Seemed a little understaffed at first but it all came together.
Our wedding was magical. The staff was great. Our only real complaint was that our night went too quickly!Sent on 08/13/2020
A Stone's Throw Winery's reply:Thank you so much for your review. Your wedding was so lovely. We enjoyed have the both of you and your guests. Congratulations and we hope to see you soon!
Yoomi C. · Married on 04/25/2020
A breathtakingly beautiful venue
Two weeks before our postponed wedding (during COVID-19 pandemic), our venue canceled on us. We were devastated. Fortunately, we found A Stone's Throw Winery online and reached out to the venue. It was a perfect venue. The winery is on a three-acre property, which was perfect for an outdoor wedding during the pandemic. The coordinator and staff were so supportive and planned our wedding with us in two weeks. It was a miracle. On the day of our wedding, the entire staff was so accommodating and friendly. Many of our guests complemented on the service and friendliness of the staff. Thank you, Lisa Wagoner and Iva Lee's catering staff for all your help!Sent on 07/30/2020
A Stone's Throw Winery's reply:We were so happy to help you with your wedding and planning at this special time. Thank you for your kind words. Our A Stones Throw Staff with our Ivalees partner is always looking to accommodate our brides and grooms, guests and clients with maximum flexibility for every situation. We are glad we could help.