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Franciscan Gardens

San Juan Capistrano, CA View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
78 reviews
$16k - $27k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$16k - $27k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

A charming indoor and outdoor venue offering both a blossoming Spanish-style garden and timeless ballroom in the heart of historic San Juan Capistrano.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Franciscan Gardens is a hidden gem located steps from California’s “Jewel of the Missions” in San Juan Capistrano. The property’s courtyard is tucked way behind elegant wooden doors that open to a blossoming garden with fountains, vine-wrapped pergolas and bistro lights strung throughout. Originally built in 1920, the venue’s indoor ballroom displays the buildings original brick walls and wood flooring while modern and elegant crystal chandeliers adorn the ceilings. Operated by 24 Carrots since 2010, this charming hideaway offers a private, secluded backdrop for weddings, social gatherings and corporate events.

AMENITIES

  • Two onsite get-ready suites, one with a pool table
  • Historic brick walls and iconic chandeliers in ballroom
  • Tables and bentwood chairs for up to 200 guests
  • Circular archway included in rental fee
  • 12:00am end time both indoors and outdoors
  • Unlimited photo opportunities located within walking distance
  • Ample adjacent parking in City operated parking structure (additional fees apply)

CAPACITY INFO

  • 230 Seated Reception
  • 350 Standing Reception

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
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 Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
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
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78 Reviews

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    Ariel Married on 11/21/2021
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    Speechless Venue - It was Amazing!

    We've been signed with them for 4 years since we planned ahead and COVID pushed it even further and every step of the way they nailed it. Melissa and Kayleigh were rock stars and made sure everything was put together for us and everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Thank you for everything!!
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    Katy U. Married on 07/17/2021
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    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.
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    Samantha S. Married on 05/22/2021
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    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!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Oh Lovely Wedding 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. 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 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!

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31815 Camino Capistrano San Juan Capistrano, CA, 92675
949-248-1586

BUSINESS HOURS 9:00am - 6:00pm SITE TOURS Available by Appointment Only EVENTS Space Available for Rent Daily
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