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El Adobe de Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
50 reviews
$11k - $12k For 100 Guests

About

$11k - $12k For 100 Guests

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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

50 Reviews

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4.7
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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  • Tiffany
    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!
  • Merceades
    Merceades Married on 04/27/2019
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    You've found your wedding venue, look no further!

    El Adobe was the dream I didn't even know I had! Janette and her entire team took care of everything, linens, catering, flatware, an amazing bar, killer food, and AMAZING staff! If I could go back and do it all over again, there is no doubt in my mind that we would choose El Adobe all over again! Our top 2 most important items for our wedding was the food and the drink...and El Adobe DELIVERED! Our wedding was 3 months ago and guests are still telling me how amazing the food was AND how beautiful and totally us the venue was! In addition to this, the staff was prompt, courteous, and SO MUCH FUN! It was clear that they were having a good time, which made it an AMAZING time for us and our guests. My only complaint is that I can't have their cocktail hour apps every day!
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    Tahna Married on 05/20/2017
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    I loved working with this venue. Herlinda (the events coordinator) was very communicative, organized, helpful, and professional. She even coordinated with the florist directly. The entire process was smooth and the event was pulled off wonderfully. The food is delicious, the venue is gorgeous, and the staff is amazing. I took advantage of the casita behind the venue. It was incredibly useful for getting ready and getting away for a moment during the cocktail hour. I highly recommend El Adobe de Capistrano for any event.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Alanna & Vincents
    85 photos · 10/19/2019

Pricing

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Prince Weddings Prince Weddings Wedding Videographers

Amazing Mexican food! Can't wait to be back here. Perfect for an outdoor reception on those beautiful, warm summer nights.

The Judy Chamberlain Band The Judy Chamberlain Band Wedding Bands

I love you, Stacey Strasbaugh!

Battleson Entertainment Battleson Entertainment Wedding DJs

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
9494931163
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El Adobe de Capistrano frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at El Adobe de Capistrano?

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

At El Adobe de Capistrano, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

El Adobe de Capistrano includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At El Adobe de Capistrano, what does the bar service starting price include?

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

What are the most important characteristics of El Adobe de Capistrano in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by El Adobe de Capistrano for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at El Adobe de Capistrano for wedding events?

El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does El Adobe de Capistrano offer?

El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does El Adobe de Capistrano offer for wedding events?

El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does El Adobe de Capistrano have available for wedding events?

El Adobe de Capistrano offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend El Adobe de Capistrano and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

El Adobe de Capistrano is recommended by 96% 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, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in professionalism.

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