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On WeddingWire since 2014

The Colony House is an eclectically styled event venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor spaces in central Orange County. 24 Carrots welcomed this unique venue to our portfolio in 2014 after completing a comprehensive renovation to blend the neighborhood’s craftsman aesthetic with the venue’s unique style and architecture.

Facilities and Capacity

Initially built in 1948 as a tractor factory, The Colony House is now a bespoke event space that can accommodate parties of up to 500 guests. The foyer with filament bulb light installation and custom entry wall design will make an impression. The Great Room’s bow truss ceiling is a centerpiece of the main event hall, while centuries-old wood planks on the stage create a timeless backdrop for ceremonies and performances. The Loft overlooks The Great Room through a glass wall and provides a divided area for up to 150 guests to gather. The Patio offers an outdoor space for up to 100 guests and features a living wall for intimate ceremonies and countless Instagram selfies.

Services Offered

The Colony House hosts wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as elopements, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and showers. The peak season for this property stretches from April through December, providing ample choice to couples. The venue team offers event catering, bartending, setup, and cleanup in addition to the use of get-ready rooms, audio-visual equipment, and rental items. Tables and chairs are available for up 250 guests as well as lounge vignette and vintage brushed metal cocktail tables and chairs. Styled bar backs will be on hand for serving local craft beer on tap. Additional services include:

  • Beautifully appointed get-ready suite
  • Complimentary parking
  • Built-in speaker system

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?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
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

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
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
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Reviews of The Colony House

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8 Reviews
96% recommend it
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  • Flexibility
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Latest reviews

Weddingwire
4.8/5 8 reviews
Google
4.7/5 187 reviews
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Aubrey M. Sent on 08/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

If you are looking for an incredible team, they are the best!

I can't say enough good things about our experience at the Colony House. While we ended up ultimately choosing another venue, we were beyond impressed with the staff at the Colony House. Shane Fitzgerald was responsive, accommodating, and incredibly helpful during our venue search process. We would highly recommend the Colony House to a friend for a headache-free wedding planning experience.
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S Sent on 10/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wonderful experience :)

The Colony House was our second booked venue after our original venue was sold and no longer doing weddings. As sad as we were, I think this was truly best case scenario because we loved The Colony House! Day of, everything went through without a single issue (if there were issues- I was never aware of them) and all the staff was amazing. The food was absolutely incredible- we had the Agave Pasilla Chile Chicken and Grilled Swordfish for our entrees and all of our guests raved about the food, especially the swordfish. The menu tasting experience itself a few months before was wonderful too. We had specific drinks we wanted at the bar (Pineapple Moscow Mule & Spicy Jalapeño Cucumber Margarita) which we did have to pay extra for since the ingredients were not normally stocked, but the bartenders made bomb drinks! They were also very accommodating for me to use rentals from the company I work for (MTB Event Rentals). There was only one small hiccup when the final walkthrough came, there was some miscommunication amongst their staff about who was going to help us during the final walkthrough. Thankfully we had a wonderful planner (Erica from Fawn Events) who took care of clarifying any future potential miscommunications. All in all, I highly recommend this venue, it was perfect for our wedding day :)
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Amy C. Sent on 05/25/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great wedding at The Colony House

We loved having our wedding at The Colony House! Picking a venue is one of the most important parts of planning your wedding since it sets the tone for the whole look and feel of the day. When we came for our tour, we knew it would be perfect. We wanted a space that would work for the reception and the ceremony without needing to be outside. This was it! We loved the upstairs loft and outside patio for cocktail hour and our guests loved the amazing succulent wall for photo opps. The staff were very helpful and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, which is important as a bride! The food was soooo delicious! Truly, amazing! We read other reviews that mentioned bad sound inside the venue. I was really concerned about this since my husband is an audio engineer. I knew we could not have a venue with bad sound, but actually we didn’t encounter a single issue during our ceremony or reception. We had almost 160 people at our wedding and the room was the perfect size. Everyone on staff with was super kind and friendly. Service staff also came up and congratulated me throughout the night, which I thought was so sweet. We’re so happy we chose the Colony House for our wedding!
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