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Ryan Holmgren · Married on 09/21/2019
So glad we didn't wait to book Casitas!
The Casitas Estate was the first venue we toured, and we knew the moment we laid eyes on the beautiful Spanish-style architecture and the incredible views of the surrounding hills and nearby Talley Farms that we wanted to host our reception there.
Despite booking 18 months out, two other couples were interested in Casitas on our same wedding day, so we're glad we didn't wait long to put down a deposit.
Much of our family and friends are from the Midwest, so seeing the Casitas Estate was among the highlights of our wedding weekend for our guests. We were blessed with immaculate weather, which didn't hurt.
Pat and Tony, the owners, are salt-of -the-earth people. (Tony is an amazing cook, our family loved the breakfasts he cooked in the mornings.) Our caterer was horribly short-staff (another story for another time) and Pat and Tony even filled in for them by serving our guests wine. That's how much they care.
The only challenge with the Casitas Estate is the shuttles, but they ran smoothly and none of our guests has an issues. We ran them to and from the two hotels we reserved wedding blocks at. Pat and Tony were flexible on this and we really appreciated it, as did our guests. (Side note: We recommend the Agrarian Hotel for a wedding block.)
I could go on and on about this place. My wife and I have remarked that "we want to be Pat and Tony when we grow up" and fantasize about somehow owning the Casitas Estate one day. It is a very special place, and we look forward to returning for a stay in the years ahead.
Our best advice for couples:
1. Don't wait - book now! You won't regret it.
2. Arrive early and stay late. We checked in on Thursday and left on Monday. We actually wish we had even another day to relax by the pool, etc.
3. Request Janet Tacy as your coordinator. She handles most of the weddings at Casitas and knows it like the back of her hand. She works very well with Pat and Tony.Sent on 10/10/2019
Christine Lavanne · Married on 05/25/2019
Great Venue, Great Value!
We decided to tour The Casitas Estate last minute based off a family friends recommendations. I had seen it when looking for venues but my husband and I were convinced we wanted to get married at a vineyard. The Casitas was our first stop and as we drove up their long driveway I could already tell it was going to be beautiful! We pulled in, parked and Pat came out to greet us promptly. She gave us a tour and immediately I knew this venue was perfect. The Estate has that Spanish style architecture with great details everywhere. We toured in February so not a lot in bloom yet but you could see everything that had the potential to bloom and be beautiful. By the time we got married and after some generous amounts of rain, the venue was full bloom- green and colorful!
Took some convincing for my now husband to be okay with the venue choice but he quickly adapted to the choice and knew it was the best option.
By getting married here we had a lot of flexibility when it came to vendors we chose, event start time and choices of adult beverages LOL! We did the entire weekend package which included the 4 Casitas for 2 nights with breakfast included. This made for a relaxing weekend and made it easy for us to get ready the day of our wedding. The package also included shuttle service, chairs (we chose different chairs so got a credit towards that rental), fun party lights over the lawn, dance floor etc and the best wedding planner- Janet Tacy with Sandcastle Celebrations! It also ended up being a bit cooler than anticipated but Pat and Tony made it super easy to request heaters the day of.
Pat, Tony and their cute dog Kona were wonderful hosts! We are looking forward to staying here as they do use their Casitas as a Bed and Breakfast when they aren’t doing weddings.
Perfect venue! The price may seem high but when you break down everything included it’s a great value!!Sent on 07/16/2019
The Casitas Estate's reply:Thank you Christine and Zach for allowing us to host your gorgeous wedding! I loved hearing about your first and lasting impressions —we are so touched! Congratulations and come back to visit us!!
Amanda · Married on 10/06/2018
We LOVE The Casitas Estate!
The Casitas Estate is absolutely one of our favorite venues on the Central Coast, and Pat & Tony are absolutely some of our favorite people. Always a pleasure working at this beautiful venue!Sent on 08/26/2019
Monica · Married on 06/30/2018
We held our wedding at the Casitas Estate in June 2018. We absolutely loved it, everything was perfect. Pat and Tony were so helpful and welcoming. The property is GORGEOUS as well as the rooms. With the help of Pat, Tony and Janet Tacy we put together an amazing team of vendors and everything went perfectly as planned. Throughout the whole planning process, we felt like we were their only clients even though they host weddings almost every weekend! The venue was a huge part of why our wedding was amazing, we would definitely recommend them!Sent on 10/01/2018
Lindsay · Married on 10/21/2017
Where to begin with The Casitas? Everything about this venue was spectacular. From the very beginning, Pat and Tony were incredibly helpful and responsive, helping us with questions along the way. As the wedding got closer, they were on top of all the little details. During the wedding weekend they were absolutely wonderful and accommodating to our needs, going above and beyond in every area. The venue itself is absolutely stunning. Beautifully maintained grounds and soaring views of the central coast hills. We must have had a two dozen guests ask us how we found the Casitas and tell us how beautiful the venue was. Lastly, the venue contract offers the option of coming with a coordinator. We highly recommend this option and working with Janet. She knows the venue and works exceptionally well with the owners. Our family loved the venue. The guests loved the venue. And most importantly we loved it. We can't wait to come back and stay again at the Casitas.Sent on 11/06/2017
Hannah · Married on 10/14/2017
My wedding at the Casitas Estate was absolutely perfect!
The venue is beautiful and has a few different spaces that you can use throughout the day. We had the ceremony by the vineyard, cocktail hour in the courtyard and the reception on the back lawn overlooking the valley. Every aspect of it was stunning!
One thing that I have to mention is the parking situation - because I was nervous about it but shouldn't have been. There isn't any parking onsite so included in the cost of the venue is shuttle service from a nearby park. I expected this to be a nightmare but it went off without a hitch. Once I knew my approximate guest count they helped me figure out the timing and told me exactly what to put on invitations and the wedding website.
Booking a wedding at the Casitas includes coordination services from Janet Tracy of Sandcastle Celebrations. She was incredibly helpful throughout the entire planning process. I live in San Francisco so this was a bit of a "destination wedding". From recommending local vendors, keeping me on track with timelines and making decor recommendations - she was invaluable.
Pat and Tony - the couple who own the venue - are amazing as well. They are so sweet, welcoming and helpful! The venue is a bed and breakfast and when you book it for your wedding you rent out the whole property for the weekend which includes the 4 rooms on site and breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning for everyone staying on property. We chose to stay in one of the rooms, give two of the others to close friends to stay in, and leave one open for my bridesmaids and I to get ready the day of the wedding. Tony prepared breakfast each morning and everything was delicious. My husband and I are vegan and they were very accommodating to our dietary restrictions.
We also booked a room for Thursday night and on Friday morning they brought breakfast down to our room which was a truly delightfulSent on 11/16/2017
Nikki · Married on 07/08/2017
So happy we had our wedding at the Casitas Estate. Pat and Tony are amazing, so helpful, flexible and accommodating. Also using Janet from Sandcastle Celebrations was one of my best wedding decisions. Because of Pat, Tony and Janet's organization the planning process for me was essentially stress free. It's so nice and helpful for everything to be so inclusive ( chairs, tables, shuttles, coordinator) being a part of the package and still havin the freedom to use vendors of my choice. I would definitely recommend having your wedding here! Mine could not have been more perfect.Sent on 12/20/2017
Lauren · Married on 10/01/2016
We had an October wedding at The Casitas Estate and it was absolutely wonderful! Tony and Pat are the nicest couple ever! They are extremely friendly, kind and flexible. They communicated with us constantly and answered any and every question we had. They were so helpful with referring us to different vendors and giving us great ideas on how to make the most out of our wedding and stay. It felt like we were staying with family while we were there. Janet is also amazing! She troubleshot every detail of our wedding and made it all come together. We really didn't have to worry about anything the day of which definitely took the stress away. The venue is beautiful and all of our guests said they felt like they were in another country. Overall our experience was fantastic. We wish we could do it all over again because it was all so fun and lovely!Sent on 12/22/2016
The Casitas Estate's reply:Thank you Lauren, we loved your wedding and thought the family style dinner you arranged was terrific. Please give our best to Scott and your family and friends! We are still so honored that you selected The Casitas for your wedding ceremony and reception. Thanks for being a wonderful bride for us too!
User7581752 · 2+ years ago
Pat and Tony were wonderful to work with on our wedding day. They made every effort to prepare the venue and help coordinate our wedding according to just what we wanted. They were very kind, flexible and generous with their time. They also did an excellent job working with our wedding coordinator to make sure behind the scenes details were running smoothly. The Casitas Estate is already so beautiful, but working with Pat and Tony will make your experience there so much more enjoyable!Sent on 01/04/2017
Katie · Married on 07/30/2016
My husband and I had our wedding at The Casitas in July 2016. It was a truly wonderful day, and I feel it is all thanks to Pat, Tony, and Janet. They were so easy to work with throughout the planning process. They provided so many excellent recommendations for additional vendors and coordinated everything on the day of, making it easy for us to relax. This venue is STUNNING, I couldn't be happier that we chose it.Sent on 12/22/2016
Julie · Married on 07/09/2016
The Casitas Estate was everything we wanted and more for our wedding. Our guests oohed and ahhed over the views, the landscape was gorgeous, and Pat and Tony were the icing on top. They were helpful, kind, and make a mean breakfast! They were clearly experienced and gave great advice for the wedding. It was wonderful to get married and stay at the venue the whole weekend. Everything from the comfortable and beautiful rooms to the lovely gardens made for a wonderful wedding weekend. Pat was also really helpful at recommending local wines for the wedding as well, to our guests great enjoyment! Working with Janet from Sandcastle Celebrations for wedding coordination was a breeze and made our wedding fabulous!Sent on 07/27/2016
Mallory · Married on 07/02/2016
Tony & Pat at The Casitas Estate were absolutely fantastic!!! The whole experience with them with so special and unique. They were incredibly flexible, really responsive to all email questions, and made all our family and friends feel so welcome. From Friday check-in, to Sunday after the wedding, they took care of our every need with kindness and attentiveness. The venue itself is so gorgeous. Every single wedding guest was raving about the setting and its extraordinary beauty. What's really special, and difficult to put into words, is the warm vibe and feel of the whole setting. You just immediately feel happy when you set foot on the property! That warmth extends to the entire wedding! Thank you so much to Pat & Tony for making our wedding so successful and memorable!Sent on 08/06/2016
Kristen · Married on 09/05/2015
We absolutely LOVE The Casitas Estate! My husband and I got married here a few months ago and we had the best experience from start to finish. Not only is the property stunningly gorgeous (Spanish/Hacienda style architecture and detailing with amazing patios and fountains, immaculate landscaping, flowers everywhere, a vineyard off the back, views of Arroyo Grande countryside, etc.), the owners Pat and Tony are just wonderful to work with! They are very responsive and organized and willing to help answer any questions that come up in the planning process. They also provide very helpful recommendations for other vendors (catering, wedding planners, flowers, DJ's, etc). Pat and Tony are such nice people - you will probably become friends with them if you have a wedding at Casitas! Also, being able to stay at the venue for the weekend of our wedding really helped us relax. The rooms are very spacious, clean and cozy. We can't wait to come back and stay again! Can't say enough good things about this place and its owners. Our wedding day was perfect in every way and we would highly recommend The Casitas Estate to anyone!Sent on 12/14/2015
Ophelia · Married on 08/15/2015
I loved this venue so much! I had the wedding of my dreams here! Best enegery, best views, bests hosts! I highly recommend that you stay at venue for the wedding, makes life so much easier!Sent on 09/26/2015
Nan · Married on 08/08/2015
The Casitas is such a beautiful place. The first time I saw pictures of the Casitas, I fell in love with it. It was the 2nd venue we visited, and we thought -- the pictures didn't do this place justice! There was no need to look any further -- we found THE place we want to have our wedding at. The venue price includes 4 rooms for 2-night stay, 2 gourmet breakfasts for the whole family (we had both parents, and the flower-girl family staying with us) and the shuttle service that picks up the guests. Considering the popularity of the area and the time of year, it really was a great value. Pat, Tony (and Kona) really are the best hosts and they were so help in terms of recommending vendors -- we're from out of town and had no idea what was good and available in the area. They were very involved in my wedding planning process and very accommodating of my crazy ideas. I brought a lot of wedding decorations with us, and lots of drinks to the venue. Pat and Tony let us use one side of their garage to store everything. They even had a fridge to keep all of our drinks cold. On the day of, some of my guests were late (the shuttle had stopped running), so Tony was super nice to go several times himself to drive all my guests up to the venue.Sent on 12/16/2015
We really had the perfect experience. We will definitely go back to visit and stay for a weekend. And we would recommend this beautiful estate to anyone!
User6055002 · 2+ years ago
Having our wedding at The Casitas Estate was the best decision we ever made. Tony and Patty made the planning process enjoyable and easy. This was no small feat due to the fact that we and our party were all from out of town. Being we had no connections in the area, we relied heavily on their recommendations and expertise. The location was breathtaking and made for amazing wedding pictures- it worked great for our Tuscan themed wedding. The vineyard and rolling hills provided a beautiful backdrop for our ceremony. All of our guests loved the location that we chose as well as the quaint and well-attended-to accommodations.Sent on 12/14/2015
User6055301 · 2+ years ago
As this was a second wedding for me/us, we were looking for the perfect location to blend our families in a creative, romantic, and unique way and The Casitas Estate was just what we had envisioned!Sent on 12/14/2015
The owners, Patty and Tony, did all of the "heavy lifting" which provided us tremendous peace of mind as they have great expertise with wedding planning. They coordinated all of the outside vendors needed for our special day and they couldn't have selected more competent, courteous, and professional individuals.
Our families loved their accommodations. The quaint and cozy ambience of the rooms with their fireplaces and patios overlooking the vineyards and valleys made for amazingly scenic days and beautiful nights. The California's Central Coast weather also lived up to its expectation and made for the perfect and predictable conditions for an outside ceremony.
On their recommendation, we also took advantage of nearby Pismo Beach, which offered an ideal, fun setting for a welcome reception for our families.
Thank you Patty and Tony for making our wedding such a memorable one and for taking such great care of our family!
User4336212 · 2+ years ago
My husband Brandon and I were married at The Casitas Estate on May 9th, 2015...can't believe it is almost our one year anniversary! I don't have enough good things to say about the venue, location, Pat, Tony and Kona. From the moment we initially went to The Casitas to see out the venue, we fell in love and knew that it was where we wanted to get married. From day one Pat and Tony were so welcoming and helpful with all the planning and arraignments, quickly responded to any questions I had and just made everything so effortless. The grounds and gardens were kept up beautifully with many different colors for the landscaping, and rolling hills in the background were the perfect backdrop. The rooms at The Casitas were spacious, had VERY comfortable beds and the breakfast was amazing! Our wedding day was everything we could have asked for, and all of our guests raved about how beautiful it was and how much fun they had. A few of my single female guests even said that they wanted to get married there! I would suggest to anyone looking to get married in the Arroyo Grande area that they should absolutely go to The Casitas to see for themselves how special it would be to get married there!Sent on 05/03/2016
Angelina · Married on 04/18/2015
Pat and Tony are amazing to work with. They were more than accommodating with the bride's vision for the wedding. Pat worked with us to suggests vendors and a variety of settings for pictures. As a first time wedding coordinator, Pat provided me with a detailed check off list so that the wedding day would be perfect. The wedding party stayed overnight at the Casitas following the rehearsal and the reception. The lodging accommodations were immaculate and tastefully decorated. The breakfast each morning was divine and we couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable and relaxing (and tasty) start to the day.Sent on 12/14/2015
The Casitas grounds are among the most beautiful on the central coast. There are gorgeous areas to take photos all around the property. The way the location is separated with the fountain plaza (for a quaint cocktail hour), the beautiful green grass, colorful flowers and the flourishing vineyard...it made for a simply picture perfect location to get married and celebrate with friends and family.
Pat and Tony are an amazing couple. They have a beautiful home and venue. I would highly recommend the site to other wedding clients looking for a unique venue. I'd also recommend the site for those looking for a bed and breakfast weekend getaway. The wedding at the Casitas is one that friends and family will be talking about for a long time to come.
Matthew · Married on 10/12/2014
We had a terrific experience working with Pat and Tony. We hosted our wedding ceremony and reception on the grounds, as well as arranging for a few wedding party guests to stay at the Casitas for the weekend. First off, those guests loved their rooms and experience at the Casitas. Every one of our guests left talking about making a future return trip just to get away for a few days.Sent on 12/16/2014
Secondly, Pat and Tony were very helpful throughout the planning phases and the big day itself. They take an earnest, personal interest in your event, and they will work with you to achieve whatever vision you have in mind. They're responsive and professional, and we don't have a single bad word to say about our experience working with them. We highly recommend considering their beautiful estate for your event!
Holly · Married on 09/06/2014
The Casitas Estate is the most amazing place to hold a wedding, and Pat and Tony (the owners) do everything in their power to make your special day perfect. The first thing that struck us when we stumbled upon the Casitas (by luck) was the amazing setting that it provided. The gardens, upper courtyard, vineyard, and pool area give you ample options for holding both a ceremony and reception. We had about 145 guests, and there was plenty of room for guests to move around (another 15-20 guests would have been fine, and I think their limit is 180). Next, meeting Pat and Tony in person and getting to know them was really what sold us. They are so passionate about the Casitas and work really hard to make sure you have the resources needed to make your day stress-free. Pat provided us with a list of great references, from which we found our photographer, caterer, and day-of coordinator. We really felt like Pat and Tony were looking out for us and our budget during the entire process, and in the end our day was perfect. As a side, it is important to note that the Casitas can work with a very wide range of budgets, which makes them even more attractive. I would whole-heartedly recommend this venue to ANYONE!Sent on 12/21/2014
Polly · Married on 07/26/2014
We can't say enough good things about the Casitas as a wedding venue. Pat and Tony were fantastic, and the setting was just perfect. There are many different ways to do the setup. We chose to have the rehearsal dinner in the front courtyard, the ceremony by the vineyard, the reception down at the elegant pool, and the dinner/dancing up on the front lawn overlooking the valley. But the possible configurations are endless. And the setting will allow for any feel you're going for. (We went for "casual/elegant," but the Casitas could easily support a more formal feel.) Anyway, you have to visit to truly appreciate what a unique venue it is, and if you're considering a wedding in SLO County, do NOT miss out on Casitas.Sent on 08/03/2014
Cynthia · Married on 05/25/2014
Where do we start with The Casitas? My husband and I wanted a "Tuscan" theme wedding for 70 guests with the ability to stay on property and yet have a safe venue to travel to for our guests. The owners of this breathtaking venue (Pat and Tony) were amazing. This was not my husbands or my first time down the aisle and we knew what we wanted, yet definitely needed a lot of planning to make our day very special. We connected immediately with Pat and Tony and cancelled our other venue appointments after visiting with both of them! This property is one of the most beautiful venues I had ever laid my eyes on. The main house, vineyards, gardens and the casitas are beautifully designed with both elegance and comfort in mind.Sent on 07/15/2014
In the months of preparation Pat held my hand more than once and always answered my questions quickly and confidently with gently pointing me in the right direction! Everything with the other vendors to Pat and Tony went so smoothly on our wedding day with the pressure off my husband and I so we could truly enjoy our day! Please visit their website and Facebook under The Casitas Estates. As a side note, we plan to stay here again in the fall for a weekend of wine tasting in Paso Robles! Truly, you will not have any regrets in choosing this venue for one of the most important days of your life!
Heather · event on: 11/01/2013
Our SLO Wine Country Winemakers Dinner was incredible..from the scenic vineyard views to the lighting down to the decor, it was a night to remember! Bravo to Pat and Tony for inviting SLO Wine Country and our winemakers to your little slice of heaven in wine country!Sent on 11/15/2013
User3644421 · 2+ years ago
I recently had my wedding at The Casitas Estate and it was perfect! Everything about The Casitas is outstanding and top notch, from the breathtaking views, to the beautiful and luxurious rooms, to the gourmet breakfasts and numerous amenities. The owners Pat and Tony were extremely helpful throughout the wedding planning process and went above and beyond, helping us to find other types of vendors for music, food, cake, flowers, etc. They met with us a number of times before our wedding, showing us all sorts of ideas and opportunities. They also showed our photographer around the property, and met with our caterer and florist at the Casitas. Not to mention when little things came up during the wedding, it was Pat and Tony to the rescue! They went way out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for us.Sent on 10/31/2013
We were on a tight budget and at first the price seemed too high, but don't let that scare you off. What you get (e.g., the private venue, including the four suites from Friday-Sunday, gourmet breakfasts both mornings, the most beautiful venue and scenery on the Central Coast, plus Pat and Tony helped us with all aspects of wedding planning...even during the wedding) is invaluable and well worth it and we were able to stay within our budget.
In a nutshell, if you want the perfect, most beautiful wedding, The Casitas is your venue.