Franciscan Gardens

31815 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Franciscan Gardens

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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

Other Services

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.

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74 Reviews for Franciscan Gardens

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    raquel · Married on 06/28/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    First I wanted to get married on a beach until I came to this venue. It was perfect, and magical. The space was perfect and there is not much more you have to do to make it a beautiful wedding. I wanted to keep it simple and it still turned out incredibly beautiful. The backdrop for pictures when you’re standing at the alter is breath taking! The hanging lanterns are a perfect touch! You can’t beat beautiful fountains as a decoration. But I can’t tell you how many people came up to me after to tell me how amazing the food was! I was beyond pleased with everything! Sarah also is so fun to work with. She caters to you and makes sure that every one is happy. She’s professional and easy to work with! I would do it a million times over at this venue if I could!

    Sent on 07/21/2018
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    Kristin · Married on 05/18/2018

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    My husband and I had our wedding at Franciscan Gardens last month and it was everything that we dreamed of for our big day! Melissa and Haley are SO organized, sweet, and knowledgeable. They truly made the entire process from the initial planning to the little details of our day fun and stress free. It was really nice to have a venue that gave you a vendor suggestion list to choose from if you wanted. All of our vendors except one were from that list which made it easy because they were super familiar with the venue. I loved every single second of our wedding and HIGHLY recommend Franciscan Gardens as a venue. You will not be disappointed!

    Sent on 06/08/2018

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Franciscan Gardens Pricing

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Franciscan Gardens FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 8000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 6000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/Sound
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Farm/Ranch
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Loft
  • 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
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    March
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February

Professional Network & Endorsements

12 Endorsements

  • Oh Lovely Wedding Wedding Photographers

    Such an adorable Orange County venue! Always a pleasure documenting beautiful events here! Great staff, great location!

  • Lucero Photography, Inc. Wedding Photographers

    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.

  • Click Chicks Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

Map

  • 31815 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675 See on map
    949-245-6615 (Phone number)
    949-248-1587 (Fax Number)
    SITE TOURS Available by Appointment Only Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10am - 4pm Sundays: 10am - 2pm EVENTS Space Available for Rent Everyday 10am - Midnight
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