Weddings

The French Estate

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About

The French Estate is a charming wedding venue based in Batavia, California that specializes in intimate wedding celebrations for couples desiring an affordable alternative to the typical grand and costly venue space. With over 18 years of experience, owner Sarah has enjoyed sharing her home with students, travelers and those who appreciate the serenity of a peaceful old school bed and breakfast. Weddings of all sizes deserve attention and care, and this warm venue will allow you to focus on and enjoy the true reason for your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can host up to 150 guests in this private estate, originally built over 100 years ago in one of the largest historic districts in California. It’s aged fixtures and authentically used items create a vintage and charming feel with character that will make your guests feel right at home. This bed and breakfast features Victorian decor in the interior, perfect for breathtaking photos before or after your ceremony. The outdoor ceremony and reception site is home to many beautiful trees, including tons of tropical palm trees. Guests can dance the night away under string twinkling lights, sure to set the perfect romantic ambience to your special day.

Services Offered

The French Estate offers various event planning and wedding services to help bring your dream wedding vision to life. The venue will provide basic event items like chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware and glassware. The following wedding event services are available:

  • In-house catering
  • Bridal suite
  • Lighting/sound
  • Liability insurance
  • Cake cutting
  • Pet friendly
  • Event planning
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up/clean up
  • Parking/shuttle

Cuisine

Couples can select from serving styles which include buffet, dessert, servers and hor d'oeuvres. Their standard menu includes the choice of a salad, a main dinner item, side, drink and cake. Tastings are complimentary for couples who book the venue for their wedding. Seafood and vegetarian options are also available.

Other Services

The French Estate also offers to host various wedding-related events. Couples may celebrate the following wedding events at this facility:

  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements
  • Reception
  • Ceremony
  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner

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?

$1600

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?

$650

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Tables
Transportation

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5.00

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

Bartender(s)

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Inn/B&B
Mansion
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

Accommodations
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)
Tastings

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
December

34 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.7 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.6 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.8 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.8 out of 5

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    Candace D. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Very helpful and accommodating

    Sarah is such a wonderful person who really tries to help you make your wedding dreams come true without charging you an arm and a leg like most places. She has a lot of decorations to save you time and money and she allows you use plenty of time to get ready and set up so you're not stressed on your big day. This place is more than just a cute venue, it's a stress reliever!

    The French Estate's reply:

    Hey! Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a joy to have you, and help celebrate such a special day with you. Wishing you “Happily Ever After.”
  • Nicole
    Nicole Married on 09/06/2020
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    Gorgeous estate

    Perfect for a small ceremony. Gorgeous garden estate.
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    Jordan G. Married on 09/01/2019
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    Pleasent and Peaceful

    This property is so cute and the people are not trying to pressure you it was a great calm experience.

Awards

  • 34
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Garrett & Michelle
    50 photos · 03/09/2019

Deals

The French Estate 1
Gift
10% OFF - 50 guest or less
The French Estate 2
Discount
20% OFF - All Venue Rentals

Pricing

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Map

248 South Batavia Orange, California, 92868
7149975038
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The French Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The French Estate?

The French Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Tables
  • Transportation

At The French Estate, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The French Estate includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At The French Estate, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The French Estate includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of The French Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The French Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion
  • Museum

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The French Estate for wedding events?

The French Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The French Estate offer?

The French Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The French Estate offer for wedding events?

The French Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend The French Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The French Estate is recommended by 94% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in value, 4.7 in average response time and 4.6 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The French Estate offer?

The French Estate currently offers 1 gift promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.

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