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Kate · Married on 04/21/2018
This venue is probably the BEST & most AFFORDABLE in the O.C. area! I did a ton of research and Five Crowns was the best one we found.
Alison is extremely professional, gives great tips and responds very quickly. We booked our wedding date just 4 months before the wedding, and she did it on the fly over email! (We had already met with her a few weeks prior).
The venue is adorable and has AMAZING food. All of our guests LOVED the food and how efficient the wedding was =). I loved the part outdoor/indoor ceremony & reception. We spent a total of 11k on food & beverage (after tax & tip), which is extremely reasonable, considering that we had 130 guests. Each dish was ~$60 for lunch, and it was SO DELICIOUS. & the best part is, THERE IS NO VENUE FEE! That's UNHEARD of for wedding venues, but considering the fact that it was at a restaurant, it makes sense, and it's exactly the intimate wedding we wanted! The service was incredible! We were able to reserve a small room upstairs for our bridal party to freshen up before the ceremony and such - it was right next to a restroom and had a huge mirror, which was convenient as well.
Not to mention, you can apply for VIP Rewards with Lawry's, and for every $10 you spend, you get a $1 back on dining points. So we were able to treat out our dear friends who helped us at our wedding to an extremely nice meal back at Five Crowns!
This is probably the best bang for your buck for those of you who want a nice intimate wedding! The ceremony and reception were all at the same location, and we were out by 3:30PM to enjoy the rest of our day at Corona del Mar beach! My husband and I took photos at Little Corona in between our ceremony & reception, and we were able to do it super quickly (~30 min!) It was incredible. I absolutely loved our wedding day and I'm so thankful for Five Crowns & Alison for making all the magic happen!Sent on 07/30/2018
Emily C. · Married on 09/26/2020
The Perfect Garden Wedding
We were a COVID couple with an original date of 1/2/21 booked at a farm but when it became clear we weren't going to have 200 people we contacted The Five Crowns and Alison took incredible care of us. We just wanted to have our wedding and she helped us plan an outdoor brunch garden ceremony with 27 people in less than 2 months. Every household had its own table and we were outside the entire time. It was more beautiful than I ever imagined. The service was impeccable, the venue is gorgeous, and the food is simply delicious. My husband and I are obsessed with the beautiful English pub vibe and we cannot wait to visit again for an anniversary after COVID.Sent on 12/11/2020
Rebecca L. · Married on 10/04/2019
Perfect intimate venue!
We are so glad we chose the Five Crowns for our wedding ceremony and reception. It was the perfect venue for our intimate celebration of 40 guests. Alison was so helpful throughout the process and made planning from afar simple. The service of the staff the day of was amazing, and all our guests thought the food was incredible! Alison and her team take care of all the big items, which takes a lot of stress out of planning and coordinating, and the venue is already so beautiful! Thank you to the Five Crowns team for a wonderful day!Sent on 11/04/2019
Bridget · Married on 09/07/2019
One-stop shop for the Perfect Wedding Venue
We just had our wedding reception at Five Crowns the first weekend of September and couldn’t be happier with our decision! We booked the green house and patio for 80 people and it was just the right size. Not only is the venue STUNNING (which requires minimal decor), you don’t have to rent a single thing because they are a full service restaurant. That means tables, chairs, linens, silverware, etc is all taken care of. Basically, you just have to pick your menu items and you’re good to go! Bonus- the food is amazing! That’s really why my husband and I picked Five Crowns in the first place. We’ve always loved the food and we didn’t want people to have to suffer through horrible pre-plated hotel wedding food. They truly exceeded our expectations because our meal and the service was fantastic and so many guests kept raving about how good it was (and are still talking about it!). The servers were so attentive and everything came out right on time according to our timeline. Everyone always had a full drink in hand and I still can’t believe we came in under our open bar budget of $4000. Even so, everyone ate and drank to their hearts content. Another thing we loved was that Five Crowns doesn’t charge a venue fee, unlike almost every venue in Orange County. You just have to hit the food and beverage minimum and after all was said and done, we only went about $1500 over the minimum. We were OK with it because we signed up for their Lawry’s rewards program and they gave us $1000 credit to eat dinner there for almost a year! WIN WIN! Their event planner Alison was great to work with. She was super responsive the year before and was really flexible and accommodating to all our special requests. If you book Five Crowns, take Alison’s advice and hire Unoaked as your event coordinator. Adam from Unoaked used to have Alison’s job so having those two work together really was the dream team! In summary, if you are looking for a venue that doesn’t require a lot of work and offers great food, drinks, service, and atmosphere, Five Crowns in your one-stop shop for the perfect wedding!Sent on 10/17/2019
Jennie G. · Married on 08/11/2019
Most charming venue
Not only is the Five Crowns a historic spot, but the most charming place to have a wedding! We just got married their on 8/11/19 and it was not only a charming and beautiful place to have a party, but the service and food was also amazing!! Alison, the event manager, was so helpful with the details and made sure everything was perfect! The greenhouse, patio, and garden area were perfect for a garden wedding! I will be having many more events there in the future and highly recommend you going to check it out!Sent on 08/30/2019
Elizabeth · Married on 08/10/2019
Beautiful, Intimate Space and Delicious Food
We original looked at Five Crowns because food and service were high on our wants for our wedding venue. We ultimately chose the space because of the whimsical greenhouse and the romantic garden. It was the perfect space for our wedding. We also loved being so close to the beach, where we took sunset photos.
We worked with Alison during the planning process, and she was professional and vigilant with emails. Every time we spoke, via email or in person, she was flexible with the needs of our wedding. She offered recommendations for the space and planning as well. She always reached out if there was any confusion with our coordinator or other vendors.
Our guests keep talking about the delicious food, the wine and beer selections, and the overall service. Five Crowns offers such intimate, high-quality service. The attentiveness of the staff was unbelievable.
We cannot rave enough about this venue, and we are excited to come back for dinner! We highly recommend Five Crowns for anyone looking for a beautiful, intimate space with yummy food.Sent on 10/01/2019
Five Crowns Restaurant's reply:Thank you for the amazing review! We loved working with you and are so thrilled to have shared this special day with you!
Karen N. · Married on 04/27/2019
The Perfect Spring Brunch Wedding
Five Crowns was the perfect location for our springtime brunch wedding! We held a quick ceremony in the garden, then had a beautiful cocktail hour and brunch in the garden/patio and greenhouse, which was the perfect space for our 50 guests. From the get go, Alison and team were incredibly attentive. Since I didn’t have a wedding planner, Alison answered all of my numerous questions and provided her recommendations for ensuring our event ran smoothly. Since it’s a restaurant, we didn’t have to bring in any furniture, linens, etc. which made my life as the bride and planner even easier. Day of, the staff anticipated all of our needs, helped with transitions, and always made sure drinks were full! When we received the bill at the end of the event, it was spot on the estimate, even with the unknown of the open bar. It was a wonderful day, made perfect by Alison and the Five Crowns team!
Another bonus, with the Lawry’s rewards program, you get 10% back for every dollar you spend, so we’re excited to be heading back to enjoy a nice dinner this weekend!Sent on 05/22/2019
Diana · Married on 01/26/2019
Perfect Intimate Wedding
We just had our wedding this past weekend and it was perfect! We had a little under 100 guests so we wanted an intimate venue and Five Crowns provided that. The location itself has character and their food is awesome! All our guests were so happy! Alison and her team were awesome to work with as well. Thank you!!Sent on 02/02/2019
Audrey · Married on 09/29/2018
Our Perfect Wedding Venue
We fell in love with Five Crowns the very first time we ate there. Once my husband and I got engaged we knew we wanted to host our wedding at Five Crowns and we are so glad we did. All our guests were blown away by the unique and romantic venue plus the food, drinks and service did not disappoint! We planned our wedding from out-of-state but Alison was so wonderful throughout the planning process so we never felt nervous or overwhelmed planning details from a far. Honestly, Five Crowns a runs a tight ship - we told them our preferences and they executed them seamlessly. The whole day really felt stress free and effortless, not many couples can say that about their wedding day - especially when there are no professional wedding planners involved! FIVE STARS!! If you want a unique wedding setting that all your guest's will remember Five Crowns is your place!Sent on 11/29/2018
L. · Married on 09/15/2018
The five crowns is a perfect place for storybook wedding, the venue looks like it’s set back in time and you and your prince charming feel right at home! Allison and the entire team did a wonderful job to help make sure all of the details of our special day were executed to absolute perfection! We could not have done it without her help! Allison was up like an extension of my wedding party at no extra charge!Sent on 01/20/2018
The food was delicious and my gas are still thinking me for choosing a place that serves such incredible food. We chose a special Bride and Groom cocktail for our reception, they were delicious and it will always be our favorite things to “cheers” to every anniversary and special occasion from now on! We can’t think Allison enough for all the help!
Priscilla · Married on 07/09/2018
So happy we found this gem! Originally looking for venues I did not think something in Corona Del Mar near the beach would be in our price budget, but after contacting Alison we found out it definitely was within our budget. We got married here July 9, of this year (2018) and I am still on cloud 9 of how everything went and came along for our big day. Alison was amazing to work with and so helpful every step of the planning process, she was quick to reply to my emails and phone calls. Everyone at our wedding kept complimenting on how gorgeous our wedding was and five crowns was truly a huge part of making our wedding look so beautiful because it has such gorgeous beauty and charm! The staff was super helpful the day of wedding (I'll let my husband write a review on why the staff was extremely helpful) and the food was phenomenal, all our guest kept telling us how delicious the food was from the cheese and meats served during the appetizer hour, to the wedding dinner served. I highly recommend this venue! I provided some photos from our wedding day all taken by our amazing photographer Jonathan Yacoub Photography!!Sent on 08/02/2018
Sayaka · Married on 05/06/2018
2 weeks ago I had my wedding at the beautiful Five Crowns Restaurant. The ceremony took place in the garden and the reception was in the green house. The wedding was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. My guests all had a great time & were so impressed by the service! I like how our server kept chasing me and my husband down as we were running around to ensure that we had drinks and food. Seriously! They were all so nice!
My point of contact was Alison and she was super responsive, patient, & answered all my silly bride-zilla questions along the way.
Besides the beautiful interior, one of the reasons why I chose this venue was because if you have 50 guests or under, the guests can choose their entree the day of the wedding. So I didn't have to bother asking guests for "chicken, beef, or fish" on the wedding invitation and harass the guests if they didn't make a selection.
One other great perk of this restaurant is that you can rent out one of the private rooms on the second floor and use it for hair and make up. We had a beautiful space to get photos before the wedding.Sent on 05/21/2018
Kimberly · Married on 12/29/2017
I had my wedding (around 60 guests) here last month during the Christmas season and I was over the moon happy with the Five Crowns. We used the greenhouse and the "crystal room," which is usually the patio/garden during the months other than December. Alison, the coordinator there, was very easy to work with, and, since I didn't have a wedding planner and was planning abroad, I rather desperately needed a lot of extra help. My cousin who helped set up the day of the wedding said the wait staff and people working at the restaurant were so helpful and she was grateful for their help during setup. The wedding was such a blur, but I remember noticing how nice the staff were to the guests, and I really appreciated the venue and all the people who work there. If you are looking for an intimate, magical space to have your wedding at, I cannot recommend the Five Crowns enough. I only hired a florist and the space was so gorgeous as is that it came out beautifully!Sent on 01/14/2018
Jenn · Married on 11/12/2017
This venue was amazing! We ended up having the entire place to ourselves because there wasn't anything booked for the day. The wait staff is fantastic. We went a few months before and had Greg as our server and he was so great that we requested him for the day of!Sent on 12/05/2017
Alison was absolutely fantastic in helping us get everything squared away. She had to be super flexible with me as I live across the country and was planning it in CA! She was so responsive (which was a must for me as I didn't want to have to pull teeth to get answers...I'm not a dentist or a mob boss), and I loved working with her. She showed up day of and made sure everything was going well.
The food was absolutely superb and was served very quickly too! My husband and I were running around trying to talk to everyone, and they tracked us down to get us drinks and to take our orders. I could not have asked for a better location!
Kara · Married on 11/11/2017
Five Crowns was the perfect venue for our wedding and Alison was such a pleasure to work with. They are seasoned veterans in the event world and everything ran so smoothly. Everyone, of course, also raved about the food. We had a small morning/brunch wedding in the garden/patio, but Five Crowns treated us like we were a bigger party and gave us such special treatment. Five Crowns, along with my own day of coordinator, made sure I didn’t have to worry about a single thing the entire wedding day. Everyone always says something always goes wrong, but honestly, we couldn’t think of a single thing! Thank you Alison and Five Crowns for making our day so magical!Sent on 12/21/2017
Jen · Married on 10/21/2017
Alison and all of the staff at Five Crowns were truely awesome. They are organized, professional, and friendly. All of our guests could not stop telling us how amazing the food was. They are very reasonably priced for the area and all that you are able to get and the venue is truely beautiful and unique. If you are looking for great food, a great experience and a beautiful venue that is not the same old ballroom I highly recommend Five Crowns.
P.S. If you sign up for their rewards before your wedding you end up with hundreds of points to use towards dining at any Lawry's location. Which is a nice little bonus.Sent on 11/19/2017
Kathleen · Married on 09/09/2017
I have been going to the Five Crowns since I was a small child. They recently renovated it and the restaurant has that old English pub feel but is so stylish and young at the same time. It was very important to me to choose a venue where I could do everything in house and have the entire venue rented out for my wedding only; a place to get ready for the bridesmaids, the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the reception, dancing all can be done in one location - which is great for the bride, groom, family and guests. The food is amazing and cooked in house just as if you were dining at the restaurant. The event coordinator Alison is a gem...I adore her and she has great taste and made sure that everything we wanted was carried out. Each time we cam to the venue during the planning process she treated us like VIP royalty. The SERVICE was phenomenal! The room to get ready in was huge! Parking is plentiful. The way that this venue transforms with the flowers, and decorations is just beautiful. I can honestly say it was my dream wedding. If you are looking for a charming spot in the Newport area for 200 people or less...this is your place.Sent on 10/20/2017
Jennifer · Married on 08/19/2017
My wife and I recently had our wedding at Five Crowns and we could not be happier with how it went. The location is beautiful, intimate, and perfect for what we were looking for in a venue. The food and drinks were spectacular, far beyond the average wedding reception fare. We worked with Alison, and she was extremely accommodating and understanding, going out her way many times to make sure everything was the way we needed it. She worked hard to make us feel comfortable and happy, and we were both so pleased with how everything turned out. I would highly recommend Five Crowns for anyone looking to make their special day a little extra special!Sent on 08/30/2017
Kelley · Married on 08/12/2017
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Five Crowns and can’t say enough about our experience from start to finish. We worked with Alison from the beginning and she was always extremely accommodating, quick to respond, and pleasant to work with. We received incredible service the day of our wedding. The staff was extremely attentive and worked hard to make sure that both we and our guests had an outstanding experience – down to saving some appetizers for us while we took pictures and all the staff remembering what scotch my husband was drinking. All of our guests raved about the food - several said it was by far the best wedding food they’d had - as well as the atmosphere and the service.Sent on 08/20/2017
We had a rather small wedding (about 60 guests) and the greenhouse/garden were perfect. We could have easily fit many more guests and still have been comfortable, but the space didn’t feel at all empty with a smaller wedding, something that we really had difficulty finding with other venues.
Cherie · Married on 07/29/2017
We just got married here 7/29/17 and couldn't have been happier with this venue. The food and service staff were amazing. Alison is very easy to coordinate with and responsive. The ambiance and overall charm of this venue is so worth the money. We looked at at least 10 other venues and knew this was the perfect spot for both our ceremony and reception. It felt extremely intimate and is able to accommodate up to 100. The parking lot adjacent to the venue also makes it very simple for guests. I highly recommend Five Crowns for your wedding venue if you are looking for a boutique and custom feel.Sent on 08/08/2017
Christine · Married on 04/09/2017
If you are looking for a charming, cute, and intimate space to have your wedding, I could not recommend the Five Crowns enough. I would suggest going for a visit and viewing the greenhouse and garden space if you can, in order to envision your ceremony and reception. It's so convenient having everything in one space, and the ambiance is so lovely, you don't need too many decorations! My British in-laws loved it, too! But the shining stars are the staff, who are the consummate professionals. They are experts at what they do, and whether you have a coordinator or not (but I highly recommend using one), the on-site team are 100% committed to executing the perfect event. I could write a book about how wonderful our wedding was at the Five Crowns.Sent on 04/24/2017
Lara · Married on 03/19/2017
Our wedding was absolutely incredible and we attribute much of that to Five Crowns. The beautiful venue, superb food, and most amazing staff really made the wedding seamless and a night we will fondly remember forever. Everyone had a fantastic time and guests continue to compliment the venue. Many of our guests told us this was the best wedding they've ever been to. They loved the food, and all of the staff were very attentive. Several guests specifically commented that the bar tender made great drinks, and others raved about the wine. If you are looking for a venue that is not your typical ballroom (and absolutely beautiful!) and want your guests to be taken care, this is your place. It was perfect for us.Sent on 04/07/2017
Erin · Married on 08/20/2016
We held our wedding at Five Crowns last week and it turned out amazing! The staff was great and the garden/patio area was romantic and beautiful. Of course the food was amazing and we signed up for the rewards card before and received a 600$ gift card after the wedding! Alison and Adam we're so great! Highly recommendedSent on 09/03/2016
Airy · Married on 07/30/2016
My husband and I had our wedding at Five Crowns in July. As most weddings are, there are so many things going on, things running late, etc, but the staff at five crowns was beyond amazing through it all. They helped make everything even better than i had pictured. There is actually a picture my photographer took of when a server brought me food (i had forgotten i was hungry) and my face is so priceless. anywho! I simply cannot put into words how friendly , helpful and amazing these people were. even my family members loved them. this place is so beyond beautiful, you will not regret booking it! i wish i could do it all over again!Sent on 12/19/2016
Stephanie · Married on 05/21/2016
When I dined at Sidedoor the very first time in summer of 2013, we were seated in the garden area. I love the atmosphere, it's cozy, intimate and the decor was beautiful! I loved it! So when we got engaged in 2014, Five Crowns was the first place I contacted. Alison was so nice and friendly, we set up a meeting and she walked me through the details on how they do events. Everything she promised, she delivered!! For lunch event, they can host up to 150 people, and dinner up to 100 people. We decided on lunch because we have over 100 guests. Alison told us basically anything you see at the venue, you can use. Food Pricing was very reasonable, since it was a lunch event, the 3-course meal price at the time we signed our contract was $47 per person, and we only need to meet the Food and Beverage minimum of $7500. Valet parking was $4 per car, Hors d'oeuvres were $6 per selection and drinks were by consumption.Sent on 05/26/2016
They also provide the bridal suite for me to get ready since I met the spending requirement.
Now here comes the planning process. After we signed the contract and started the planning process, Alison introduced me to Adam who was the main event manager. Adam was phenomenal! Both my husband and I loved working with him. He is very quick at responding to emails and questions. You know he has tons of experience and you are in good hand once you talked to him. Adam made the planning process extremely easy, and gave me a lot of suggestions.
The day of the wedding, the staff were amazing! Food was delicious as always and the servers were really attentive. They brought out big umbrella for our guests sitting in the backyard, food was presented beautifully. They know how to paced themselves to keep the event going. We ended the wedding right on schedule!
Overall I had a wonderful experience planning my wedding at Five Crowns! This is a perfect venue for people who have smaller wedding size, and are looking for a more intimate, cozy backyard wedding.