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El Adobe de Capistrano

$11k - $12k For 100 Guests
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$1,500 starting price
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$1,500 starting price
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El Adobe de Capistrano is a banquet hall situated in San Juan Capistrano, California. This historical landmark welcomes couples and their guests for vintage garden weddings. The building, once a court and jailhouse, consists of wine cellars and enchanting dining spaces. Guests may find this venue just ten minutes from Dana Point Harbor.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can invite 450 of their beloved friends and family to their wedding at El Adobe de Capistrano. The Palenque Room is the most popular space for wedding receptions and welcomes up to 250 seated guests. The room features an antique wooden bar and floor-to-ceiling windows. However, the highlight of this space is the ceiling that slides open to reveal the sky above. The establishment's garden welcomes up to 200 to its private and enchanting location, while the chapel offers an indoor option for up to 300 attendees.

Classic adobe architecture in the Portola Room includes stained-glass windows and a wooden vaulted ceiling. This intimate is used for smaller receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, or rehearsal dinners of up to 46 guests. Similarly, the Las Flores Room, which overlooks the garden, can seat up to 60 guests. Furthermore, their original jail cell is complete with iron bars and couples can enjoy an intimate dinner for eight.

Services Offered

Couples will find plenty of services to make them feel comfortable in this historic venue. El Adobe de Capistrano takes care of couples with all-inclusive packages. These packages include event items to use on their big day, such as chairs, dance floor, lighting, and tables. They also provide complete setup and cleanup services, so couples won't have to lift a finger. The individual services offered by this venue include:

  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Liability insurance
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking
  • Private suites
  • Wireless Internet

Cuisine

El Adobe de Capistrano's offers full bar services and indulgences, such as premium liquor, a signature drink, specialty wine, and more. These expert chefs create mouthwatering items and menus for every wedding party. After coming in for a tasting and choosing the perfect dishes for their celebration, couples can choose to have their cuisine served in the following catering styles:

  • Buffets
  • Chef stations
  • Cocktail receptions
  • Desserts
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cakes
  • Plated
  • Served

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating

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    Elle Married on 03/18/2023
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    A Family Tradition

    My husband and I came across this venue on WeddingWire and realized it was the same place. His parents got married. We decided to go with them to stay in the family tradition, but we got so much more value out of this venue then we ever expected. The event coordinators are absolutely on top of it. The food people can鈥檛 stop talking about and the actually venue is gorgeous and barely needs to be decorated. It was an absolute dream come true.
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    Lyndi R. Married on 10/23/2022
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    The Perfect Wedding Venue

    My husband and I had our wedding here in October 2022 and it couldn't have been more perfect! We also came back for Valentine's Day a few months later and they made us feel at home with a free bottle of champagne and a hand written card to celebrate.

    Sianna was our special events manager. She went ABOVE AND BEYOND. She was accommodating, responsive and kind and made our wedding so special. Our wedding was about 110 people and the venue was perfect. Everyone raved about the food and margaritas oh and the churros! I would definitely recommend renting the bridal suite as well, they have a separate room attached to it for the guys to get ready too so it was perfect. I couldn't have imagined a better day. Thank you to the entire El Adobe staff for a night we'll never forget.
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    Tiffany M. Married on 12/12/2021
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    The Absolute Best Wedding Venue

    Whether you have a big wedding or intimate wedding this place is just perfect! The best service and incredible support from the staff. The general manager is a wonderful woman & I truly cannot have imagined my wedding anywhere else. It was a magical night & the venue was spectacular! Also their FOOD is to die for! Some of my favorite Mexican food which is what we had at the reception. You cannot go wrong with this venue. All around amazing time, amazing experience & amazing people!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
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Amazing Mexican food! Can't wait to be back here. Perfect for an outdoor reception on those beautiful, warm summer nights.

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I love you, Stacey Strasbaugh!

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El Adobe is such a great venue for a wedding. The atmosphere is so fun and relaxed. The staff has done a million weddings and they know what to do and when to do it. If you want a fun wedding, in a truly unique venue, this is the place! Stacey and her team will take great care of you. Always a wonderful time at El Adobe!

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31891 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
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El Adobe de Capistrano frequently asked questions

El Adobe de Capistrano includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
El Adobe de Capistrano includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at El Adobe de Capistrano includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by El Adobe de Capistrano for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables
El Adobe de Capistrano is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in value, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in average response time.

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