Green Gables Estate is a garden-style wedding venue located in San Marcos, California that serves couples all over San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado and Carlsbad. Couples and their guests will experience tall forests, vibrant floral gardens and cascading streams at this beautiful venue. They offer multiple outdoor locations for your ceremony and reception on their breezy hilltop. Green Gables Estate looks forward to making your special day everything you dreamed it to be, amid their ivy-covered arbors, blooming rose gardens, trickling fountains and picturesque statuary.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 400 guests at this historic garden estate. For your reception, they offer a grand, tented pavilion, nestled between breathtaking gardens filled with blooming florals, ancient trees and peaceful fountains. This romantic space boasts elegant chiffon draping and sparkling, crystal chandeliers. For your ceremony they offer three distinct venues, which include:
This full-service venue allows each couple use of their estate for 10.5 hours. You'll have four hours to get ready in their bridal parlor and gentleman’s clubhouse, five and a half hours for your celebration and one hour for your grand exit. They offer all-inclusive packages to ensure every detail of your big day is taken care of. They have an experienced event planner to oversee your planning process, as well as a variety of event rentals you may select from. Green Gables Estate also allows pets and outside vendors for a truly one-of-a-kind affair. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
Couples may choose from a buffet, cocktail reception, plated meal, stations or family style dining. Their award-winning chef has three decades of experience, and is skilled in a variety of cuisines. They offer tastings where you can create a custom menu and enjoy their Chef’s savory pairings. You’ll select two gourmet classic entrees, two accompaniments and your choice of a mouthwatering salad. Sample fare includes:
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Meghan Stanley · Getting married on 05/28/2020
THE PLACE to get married in the Northern San Diego County area
From the second we walked onto the grounds of this establishment we knew this was the place to say our "I Do's". Hidden away in it's own little oasis is this beautiful old white school house and SO much greenery you feel like you're in a secret garden. The grooms suite has been transformed into a 1920s-Gatsby style speakeasy and is absolutely incredible, while the bridal suite is INSIDE the old white schoolhouse. It looks like something straight out of a fairytale. Every piece of this property is absolutely stunning and we cannot WAIT to get married here! The staff is so friendly and accommodating; our tour guide (Jill, I believe?) was adorable and super nice listening to every concern or question we had.Sent on 01/31/2019
Kristen Laroux · Married on 08/16/2019
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
Amanda · Married on 03/02/2019
Great Venue - Rain or Shine!
My husband and I must have visited at least 20 venues over a 6 week period - Green Gables was the first one we looked at (and then subconsciously compared the others to) and we ultimately chose this location because it was beautiful, had everything we wanted, and they made everything so effortless and easy. Michelle set everything up for us and answered our many many questions, and Petar was a Godsend as a coordinator. He was quick to respond to messages, eased our concerns and let me wait until nearly the last minute to make final decisions, because it ended up raining (really hard) on our wedding day. We decided approximately 1.5 hours before the ceremony to move the entire wedding inside the reception tent (for 150 people), but they pulled off the best possible backup plan we could have hoped for, and we had one of the most unique San Diego weddings because of it! The food was also fantastic - our guests raved about all of the delicious options and ease of service with the food stations. We are so so happy that we chose to have our wedding here - they made our dream wedding possible, despite the rain!Sent on 04/11/2019