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California Center for the Arts, Escondido is a unique wedding venue which is located in Escondido, California. This modern venue offers dramatic architecture, a peaceful ambiance, and a variety of beautiful spaces for weddings and events. With exceptional services and professional staff, this venue is sure to give you everything you need to have your dream wedding experience.

Facilities and Capacity

Located on 12 acres of beautiful land, California Center for the Arts, Escondido has a variety of event spaces. These include two enchanting courtyards, the Great Green, a 1,500-seat concert hall, 400-seat Center Theater, a distinctive museum space, as well as several glamorous ballroom areas.

The Lyric Court can be set up with chairs for dozens of guests to gather together and share in the magical moment as the happy couple are joined in matrimony. When adorned with floral designs and bright colors, it becomes a truly magical space that is fitting of your special occasion.

The California Club offers an indoor space for the wedding party to join together for a magical experience. No matter what you envision for your wedding, this venue can provide. Whether you would like a large or small event, this venue is great for both, with a maximum capacity of 600 people. This refined setting offers a sheltered and sophisticated area for an intimate celebration.

The Museum Sculpture Courtyard offers a 5,000-square-foot space which is ideal for hosting an outdoor ceremony. Surrounded by sculptures and artistic pieces, you can enjoy an alternative ceremony here. Additionally, everyone can come together for an outdoor reception or cocktail hour.

Regardless which one of their diverse, multifaceted, and alluring spaces you decide to host your wedding at, you are sure to be enthralled by the elegance, charm, and vivacity on display.

Services Offered

California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s dedicated wedding professionals will assist you with all of the event planning and other services you need to have a stress-free experience. They offer dining and banquet services which aim to ensure that you and your guests are provided with palate-pleasing food. Whether you need cuisine for several hundred people or you simply require hors d’oeuvres and appetizers for a small number of guests, they can oblige. Some of the many available services and amenities include:

  • Accommodations
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • Bridal suite
  • Lighting/sound
  • Cleanup
  • Setup
  • Get-ready rooms

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Kim Married on 12/21/2014
5 out of 5 rating
We are SO happy that we chose this venue for our wedding! The staff was so incredibly friendly and treated us like family! Coby was our wedding coordinator and she was SUCH a sweetheart throughout the whole process. She kept me on track with wedding details, while also offering advice and pointers on things for the wedding! She was so helpful and understanding throughout the entire wedding process! I can't even imagine how I would have gotten through the event without her! She was a complete star!

We also loved Rafael, who helped us with our Signature drinks, was just such an amazing guy! He was so friendly, helpful and creative! He treated us like family and, for us, we felt like he really was family! I mean I can't say enough about Rafael. I didn't get to spend a lot of time with him, but despite that, the impression that he left upon me and my (now!) husband was unforgettable!

There was also Ron, who was our "Captain". He helped us the day before and the day of the wedding, making sure that everything was getting set up correctly. When we had no idea what to do (in terms of hanging decorations) or when we felt that we lacked something or if we just had a general question/problem, he was there RIGHT AWAY to solve our problems! And he did it with style. Everything he chose/suggested was BEAUTIFUL! I couldn't believe it. We definitely wouldn't have had such an easy time decorating if it weren't with him.

Overall, we are SO happy to have found this venue. The venue is gorgeous, the food was delicious, the drinks were heavenly and the staff is undeniably the best staff ever. They are all about customer service and making sure that you are happy!
Hannah Married on 04/06/2013
5 out of 5 rating
We chose CCA because we had a large wedding and not a lot of places were able to accommodate our guests but it was no problem for CCA! They provide professional planning and catering services and have a lot of local recommendations for the cake, DJs, tuxedos, you name it! They are very flexible and provide great food great service! All of my guests and even my experienced DJ said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. And FYI they offer a great military discount! Please give them a call and just meet with them if you are considering. Best bang for your buck in San Diego county!
Lisa Married on 09/10/2011
4.1 out of 5 rating
Overall the venue was nice. The ONLY reason that I did not give the CCAE 5 out of 5 stars is because I don't feel like the assigned coordinator did all that well. She was not very responsive to my emails and the details of the wedding. However....on the other hand - - - the banquet staff and staff that was there to help during the actual event was AMAZING!!! Rafael, Jose & Shane went above & beyond the call of duty for this wedding!
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