Green Gables Estate

San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92069 Map · Phone number · Visit website
41 Reviews
4.7 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $17k - $17k
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About Green Gables Estate

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The completely private, secluded, historic venue opens exclusively for your ceremony and reception. The estate is host to one wedding per day.

Circa 1890’s Twinkle Lit Gardens

High on a breezy hilltop, as you walk up the garden path through the historic forest, you’ll step into this enchanting secluded wonderland. In the shade of its giant turn-of-the-century forest, this landmark garden estate is surrounded by ivy covered arbors, rose gardens, trickling fountains, unique statutory, and thousands of twinkle lights throughout.

Venue Timeline

11.5 hours on the private, historic estate

•. 3 hours in the Style Salon

•. 2.5 hours in the Schoolhouse Photo-shoot Parlor & Gentlemen's Speakeasy

•. 5 hours for your celebration

•. 1 hour available after grand exit

Bridal Parlor

When you enter this grand, multi-story parlor, you will be awestruck by the 30 ft. cathedral ceilings, full length mirrors, eclectic blend of furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer natural lighting, perfect for photos. This impressive bridal suite accommodates even the largest bridal parties.

Gentlemen’s Speakeasy

This exclusive Gentlemen's Speakeasy is furnished with comfortable leather seating, handcrafted specialty light fixtures and unique brass decorative elements. A second hidden entry door leads to a dimly-lit room with a sleek wooden bar. This private, clandestine space is specifically designed for your wedding party to enjoy, relax and unwind.

Ceremony Sites

Choose from three outdoor ceremony sites. Each site is shaded for the comfort of you and your guests.

Natural Forest

Say “I do” beneath the trunk of the bent-wood landmark tree with the forest as your backdrop.

Historic House

Start your life together on the steps of this historic house. At your first kiss, the bell will ring in the bell tower.


This open-air, natural setting is the perfect option for the DIY couple. Choose an in-house arch or bring your own unique backdrop or huppah.

Round Ceremony Backdrop

Heart of the Garden Reception

Experience the best of both worlds, under the shaded forest, veiled by billowing drapery, you will be surrounded by designer gardens filled with blooming floral, historic trees, and trickling fountains.

Ceremony & Reception Seating

Guest table options include round or banquet style seating with white full-length linen draped to the floor. Choose from elegant white chivari chairs, fruitwood chivari chairs or other options à la cart. Ceremony seating is set in the shade of the historic gardens.

Custom Color Cloth Napkins

Choose from 38 perfect color cloth napkin choices to complement your design theme and tablescape. Other color fabric upgrades available to rent à la carte.

Elegant Candelabras & Décor

Choose from various candelabras, tall rustic candle holders, lily bowls, cylinder vases, shepherds hooks, glass votive holders, table number stands, artisan-inspired ivory candle cages, or provide your own.

Unique Props & Furniture from the Decor Catalog

For additional pieces, shop from the one-of-a-kind décor catalog full of design items that you may rent à la carte in the historic gardens.

Wedding Planning

Our proven team of wedding professionals will provide a superlative level of coordination and support to assist you through the wedding planning process, rehearsal and your wedding day.

Handcrafted Culinary Experience

Private Executive Chef

Your award-winning Chef celebrates three decades of exceptional culinary expertise. Former sous-chef for the Hotel del Coronado and Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

Culinary Tasting Event

You’re invited to enjoy a culinary celebration where you will handcraft your custom menu and delight in Chef’s savory pairings.

Handcrafted Menu

Craft your menu by pairing two gourmet classic entrées, two accompaniments, and your choice of a flavorful variety of crisp leafy green salads. Served with fresh-baked artisan breads and specialty butters.

For social or cocktail hour, select four classic hors d'oeuvres. Upgrades available.

Dinner Service Styles

Artful Dinner Stations

These fun, free-flowing dinner stations create a mingling environment for interaction between family and friends and are a crowd pleaser for all palettes. Served on European-style china.

Family Style

Gather together to share a delicious meal. This traditional dinner service encourages socializing around the table, connecting your two families into one. Served in elegant family-sized bowls and platters.

Seated Plated Dinner Service*

Each guest shall pre-select the entrée of their choice. Butlers will provide table-side, seated service on white china plates.

Plentiful Classic Buffet

Guests will serve themselves on china plates from a line of chaffing dishes.

*Upgrade per person fee applies

Full Service Catering Personnel

Appropriately-attired catering personnel attend to your event to ensure a high level of service and attention to detail.

Governor’s Bar

You have the freedom to craft the perfect bar menu. This historic bar out of the Governor's mansion offers the option of a full bar. Select beer, wine & spirits of your choice.

Refreshment Bar

This open-air presentation of thirst-quenching refreshments and chilled beverages is sure to be eagerly enjoyed by your guests. Includes a beautifully appointed light and refreshing lemonade, iced water, gourmet coffee and a medley of flavored teas.

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41 Reviews for Green Gables Estate

Recommended by 94% of couples

4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Jasmine J. · Married on 08/09/2020

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    Beautiful Venue and Amazing Staff!

    We did a tour of Twin Oaks and Green Gables (both owned by Trademark Venues). The moment we started the tour, we felt like the staff knew what they were doing. We felt at ease with the process and stunned by the beauty of both venues. We ended up choosing Green Gables for its beautiful ceremony grounds under the big pepper tree. We also felt it was a fair price for what they offered. Definitely recommend!

    Sent on 11/07/2019
  • Kristen

    Kristen L. · Married on 08/16/2019

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    Our Wedding Day - Pure Perfection!

    Jay and I were married at Green Gables Estate San Marcos, CA on August 16, 2019. I don’t even know where to begin – EVERYTHING about this venue, it’s atmosphere, the service, the food and coordination team was literally ON POINT. Green Gables made our dream wedding a reality, and we would recommend them a million times over. It is difficult to find a location that offers it all – from 10.5 private and uninterrupted hours with your friends and family, space to get ready, a beautiful ceremony location, full event set-up, delicious food and a grand reception area that will WOW your guests. It is as if you’ve entered your own little fairytale while on property. It will take your breath away. The Green Gables staff – I don’t even have the words. Hannah Tortosa, our wedding coordinator was beyond amazing. She became a sister to me through the process. She and the rest of the staff bent over backwards to ensure we had the day that we always dreamed of. Every detail was planned and executed with pure precision. Absolutely incredible people and a gorgeous venue to call home on your wedding day!

    Sent on 09/01/2019


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Green Gables Estate Pricing


Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$16,698 - $16,813
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware

Green Gables Estate FAQ

  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail Reception
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Champagne Toast
    Open Bar
    Outside Alcohol
    Signature Drink
  • What event items are available?
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
  • What food and beverage items are available?
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access

3 Real Weddings


  • San Marcos San Marcos, CA, 92069 See on map
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