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Reception
$3,750 starting price
Ceremony
$950 starting price
Bar
$28 starting price
Reception
$2,750 starting price
Ceremony
$950 starting price
Bar
$28 starting price

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With its broad lawns and period architecture, Fullerton鈥檚 Muckenthaler Mansion is one of the most cherished and picturesque event venues in Orange County. The 1920s mansion and cultural center has broad lawns spanning over 9 acres, period architecture, Italian Renaissance-style structures, a vista of gently rolling gardens, swaying palms, and picturesque architecture overlooking a quiet, residential neighborhood.

The Muckenthaler Mansion is a historic event venue property that holds beautiful weddings, receptions, concerts, special events, and productions. A classy, historic, and unique venue, the Muckenthaler has all the ingredients of a perfect private event location. With its large space, beautiful architecture, and lush gardens, this venue is sure to impress your guests and create lasting memories.


Facilities and Capacity
There is space for up to 2,000 wedding guests at this venue. Outside, upon the venue鈥檚 nine acres, couples will find numerous options for their big day depending on the size of their guest list. The beautiful gardens make a natural setting for photos and offer a variety of areas to accommodate intimate gatherings. And if you鈥檙e looking for something unique, the venue boasts a beautifully restored estate and curated art gallery. Thus, whatever artwork is on display at the mansion and the grounds contributes a unique aesthetic to special events. The Muckenthaler has numerous enclaves for receptions of all types. Alfresco options include the Center Circle Patio with its twinkling lights and original 100+-year-old outdoor fireplace, the Adella and Northwest Lawns for larger parties, and the charming Palm Court for daytime events. Inside, the Art Gallery is an array of archways, skylights, and gallery pin spots. There is space for up to 2,000 guests at the Muckenthaler.

The Italian Garden

Perfect for a ceremony, it鈥檚 made picturesque with large palms, manicured hedges, rose gardens, and other flora leading directly to an ornate wrought iron gazebo.

Capacities: Reception/Cocktail: 150, Seated Dinner: 75, Theater: 200

The Adella Lawn

Suits larger celebrations with more guests. Surrounded by manicured hedges, gardens, and palm trees, this lawn hosts ceremonies, receptions, dinners, and special events alike. It鈥檚 the perfect location for dining under the stars and rows of bistro lights or tenting for a more intimate setting.

Capacities: Reception/Cocktail: 400, Seated Dinner: 350, Theater: 400+

The Northwest Lawn

The largest of the outdoor spaces, this sprawling lawn is home to rolling hills, huge eucalyptus trees, and the curated Sunset Garden lined with pathways of colorful, drought-resistant grass varieties.

Capacities: Seated Dinner: 400+, Theater: 400+

Center Circle Patio

A charming outdoor courtyard patio space lit by strings of twinkling bistro lights. It is ideal for cocktail hours or intimate receptions.

Capacities: Reception/Cocktail: 200, Seated Dinner: 100, Theater: 150+

Mansion & Main Art Gallery

The Muckenthaler鈥檚 entrance is grand and ideal for indoor festivities where guests enjoy mingling in the wooden-floored mansion, with its ornate tiled fireplace, and beautiful skylights. Meetings, dinners, and dancing often unfold in the main gallery, where a baby grand piano is on hand for musical entertainment. Of particular note is the octagonal solarium, warmed by light flowing in through expansive windows. In the estate鈥檚 foyer, a wrought-iron spiral staircase imported from Italy and stained glass windows make a perfect photographic centerpiece. The mansion also has two private dressing rooms featuring its own private entrance, for couples to get ready, green room lounges, or VIP areas for musical guests and filming needs.

Capacities: Reception/Cocktail: 200, Seated Dinner: 128, Theater: 200

Outdoor Amphitheater

For concerts, performances, ceremonies, and conferences, the outdoor amphitheater is an ideal location. With built-in AV, sound, and seating, guests will be delighted in the al fresco setting.

Capacities: Seating: 250

Services Offered

Inquiring about our venue fees, food + beverage packages, and customized needs are happily discussed with our event management team.

For most events, our venue includes: 5 hours of event time, 3 hours of set-up + 1 hour of breakdown, 1 hour of rehearsal or sound check, 2 private dressing rooms, and an easily accessible and very large parking lot

The property is also exclusively yours, with full use of the property.

The Muckenthlaer Mansion offers an array of services for your special day. Services include:

  • All-inclusive packages
  • Wedding Party Rooms
  • Cake
  • Set-up and clean-up
  • Event planning
  • Rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Lighting and sound
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Cuisine
Colette鈥檚 Catering & Events is the exclusive food, beverage, and event planning company at the Ebell of Santa Ana. They are the main contact for all event needs and are present from the initial proposal process to the end of your event, and every detail in between. Colette鈥檚 Catering & Events is a full-service catering company, with experience planning intimate meals for small groups to immense large-scale events. Colette's handcrafts menus, sources locally, and customizes creative cuisines according to specific event needs, styles, and desires. The process is collaborative, as it begins with the client鈥檚 vision while adding their planning expertise, their knowledge of the latest trends in exceptional, innovative cuisine, with a true passion for food, style, entertainment, and design. Colette鈥檚 has a real love for food, people, and celebrations and takes pride in creating an amazing experience from start to finish.

Packages are built to include china, flatware, glassware, linens, and chairs. Top-shelf and House bar packages are also available. The following add-ons can include:

  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Wedding Party Platters
  • Specialty Cocktails
  • Post Wedding Brunch
  • Rental Coordination
  • Day-of Coordinators
  • Vendor Referrals
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,750

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,750

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

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$950

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$950

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$28

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

25

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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Olivia Married on 11/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Venue

After visiting a few venues in Orange County, we decided the Muck was the best for us. You get the whole property for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, so you really get to design a custom experience for guests. The mansion provided many beautiful locations for photos, and had a bridal suite a groom's suite that we utilized the day of. I would definitely hold another event at the Muck.
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Debra Married on 10/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating
My wife and I had our wedding at The Muck in October 2017. We couldn't have been happier with the venue. Duane was great to work with. Any question we had was answered quickly. He was accessible by phone or email. His staff made sure that any of our needs on the day of were taken care of. We didn't have to worry about anything. They all went above and beyond to make our day special. All of our guests loved the venue. It was a perfect setting for us.
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Tiffany Married on 08/19/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We had 6 months to plan the wedding and the first and most important decision was the venue. After visiting many locations in OC and LA, we chose Colette's Catering and the Muckenthaler. Without a doubt, we know we made the best decision for us. The location was ideal - as it was central for our guests from all over Southern CA - (IE, OC, and LA). The venue itself is classic, beautiful and incredibly versatile. Its a true "all-in-one" venue to hold different wedding events, we moved our guests seamlessly to each new area - from the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, to dancing. Also, my favorite, was working with Duane and his team. He was incredibly responsive, friendly, warm, and efficient - he has a ton of experience and made the usually stressful process, much more easier for us. He was accommodating to many of my requests and I was impressed that he replied to my emails personally and in a timely manner. Last, but not least - THE FOOD! It really was so delicious. Our guests enjoyed it all- I received compliments from the cake, the steak, the veggie sides, even the salad dressing! OH and the bartenders were amazing. They were incredibly generous and kept the drinks flowing, which made for a very festive time indeed! Overall, we had a great time working with Duane and his team. From the beautiful venue, the professionalism, the flexibility, and quality service and food, we are so thankful that we chose the Muckenthaler.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
The Purple Iris Events The Purple Iris Events Wedding Florists

The Muckenthaler Mansion is such a beautiful estate for both indoor & outdoor events. It offers wonderful Vintage Charm throughout. I have worked weddings as well as other private events at the Muck. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. I look forward to my next event at the Muck.

Circle Your Date Circle Your Date Wedding Planners

I absolutely loved working at the Muckenthaler Mansion. Not only is there team one of the best, but they are all polite, courteous and willing to help with whatever the occasion may be. I would recommend any of my clients to be married or hold their next event at the Muck! Duane is the best!! Prompt reply to email, takes pride in his work and is with his clients every step of the way.

A Non-Denominational Ceremony A Non-Denominational Ceremony Wedding Officiants

Whether your event is large or small, Muckenthaler's grounds and ambience will guarantee a lovely, unique setting. Duane and Rick work hard to make sure your celebration is memorable and stress-free. The entire staff is dedicated, experienced and easy to work with.

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Muckenthaler Mansion frequently asked questions

Muckenthaler Mansion includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Muckenthaler Mansion includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake
The bar service starting price at Muckenthaler Mansion includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by Muckenthaler Mansion for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Museum
Muckenthaler Mansion offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Muckenthaler Mansion offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
Muckenthaler Mansion offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
Muckenthaler Mansion offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Muckenthaler Mansion is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in professionalism, 4.6 in quality of service, 4.6 in flexibility, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in average response time.

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