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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.
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
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.
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.
Choose from three outdoor ceremony sites. Each site is shaded for the comfort of you and your guests.
Say “I do” beneath the trunk of the bent-wood landmark tree with the forest as your backdrop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
41 Reviews for Green Gables Estate
Recommended by 94% of couples
60 User photos
Meghan S. · Married on 09/09/2020
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
Jasmine J. · Married on 08/09/2020
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 L. · 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
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