Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Franciscan Gardens is a rooftop venue that hosts weddings and other milestone occasions. The management of this venue invites you to hold your important celebration atop this historic building, replete with rustic charm. You and your guests can look forward to remarkable festivities in this Orange County locale.
Facilities and Capacity
Your wedding party will be welcome through the wooden gates of this secluded retreat, set amid the California countryside. Guests can marvel at the lush gardens in the outdoor courtyard, the elegant architecture of the indoor main space. This venue offers 5,000 square feet of event space for celebrations of up to 230 guests in size. The expansive interior space offers exposed brick walls glittering chandeliers for a stunning backdrop for your special day. Two on-site suites are furnished get-ready rooms for you to relax and prepare for your festivities.
Your site fee for Franciscan Gardens will cover a wide array of needs for your special event. These include a one-hour rehearsal slot, six hours of event time, security, and the use of get-ready rooms, tables, Chiavari chairs, and a rustic arch. Your 24 Carrots venue and catering specialist can customize this package to better meet your requirements. For an additional fee, your celebration can include catering, bar service, lighting, event rentals, and more.
A wide variety of wedding dining options are available in-house through 24 Carrots. Depending on your selections, your wedding party can enjoy cocktail hors d’oeuvres, buffets, plated dinners, chef stations, and dessert tables. Tastings are available prior to your big day to ensure your complete satisfaction. Additionally, bartenders are ready to pour beverages for you and your guests.
In addition to weddings, Franciscan Gardens is available to host other special events. These include milestone celebrations, corporate events, auctions, fundraisers, casino nights, parties, and more. You can call on the experienced staff to assist you with planning your occasion.
77 Reviews for Franciscan Gardens
Recommended by 95% of couples
10 User photos
Katy U. · Married on 07/17/2021
Venue was perfect
Venue was beautiful, good as wonderful. The responsiveness of the team up to the day was great. I couldn’t recommend enough. So happy I did my wedding here.Sent on 07/23/2021
Samantha S. · Married on 05/22/2021
The perfect wedding!
I fell in love with this venue the minute we saw it. It was our dream venue and it was the best night. Melissa and Kayleigh helped us a lot with everything and were so patient with us planning from another state. They made video calls with us and answered SO MANY of my emails with copious questions. Through it all they stayed so pleasant and professional!
The courtyard was beautiful and the guests fell in love as well. We had 115 people and there was more than enough room for us to dance, chat, whatever! The cocktail hour inside was beautiful as well, with the chandeliers and brick accent wall!!
Can't say enough great things about Franciscan Gardens! It will forever hold a special place in our hearts!Sent on 07/24/2021
Anna · Married on 08/24/2018
Delicious Catering and Great Staff
The moment we walked into Franciscan Gardens, I knew this was the place we would be getting married! My now husband was very kind in letting me take the reins in most of the planning, and I wanted to have a garden feeling outdoor wedding. The tall greenery of this venue is breathtaking and once the lantern lights go up, the centerpieces glowing, it was honestly the most perfect setting. Melissa and Haley were both very helpful and instrumental on helping us get everything finalized and making revision after revision to the contract. The final meeting to pick all of the little details went really smoothly, they were there for the taste testing, and made sure to answer all of our questions and concerns along the way. As far as the catering… We still have people telling us this was the best steak they had ever had at a wedding! During the tasting we were suspicious how they could make all of the food taste as delicious as it did for just the two of us for over 100 people but I must say that it was (all bias aside) probably the most delicious menu ever! The catering and bartending staff was perfect and even dedicated one waiter to the bride and groom for the whole evening to keep us boozed up and partying all night without having to stand in line for a drink or a bite. Thank you everyone!!Sent on 11/12/2018
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Such an adorable Orange County venue! Always a pleasure documenting beautiful events here! Great staff, great location!
Franciscan Gardens is a first class wedding venue. I have had the pleasure to work at this location and they do an amazing job. I highly recommend them to anyone that is planning a wedding.
This is such a pretty venue, and so close to some of my favorite photo spots: The San Juan Mission and the Los Rios District of San Juan. Your photos are sure to be great! And, the food will be divine as the property is owned by 24 Carrots Catering. You can't go wrong choosing Franciscan Gardens!