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Venues in San Juan Capistrano, CA,
(949) 364-2063

About Us

Hamilton Oaks Winery Event Venue is partnered with A Stone’s Throw Winery and Swanner House 1923 (Ivalees) to provide you with the wedding you dreamed of.

This Private Historic Designated Site (circa 1923) close to downtown San Juan Capistrano. transports you back in time, to a more elegant and romantic era. As you drive up the 970-foot tunnel of bougainvillea and flowering shrubs, a graceful vintage estate reveals itself nestled between ancient trees. Built in 1881 and designated by the city of Orange as the historical site, this private estate and farm combines natural landcape, old-world and rustic elements to become the perfect outdoorsy backdrop for your wedding. It offers 3 distinct event areas for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception under the market and twinkle lights and surrounded by acres of undeveloped natural landscape, wildflowers and mature trees.

It is a private rustic wedding venue located in San Juan Capistrano, California. With three acres of orange groves and scenic views, the country winery features a beautiful historic touch. It is the ideal setting for ranch and garden wedding celebrations.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can host from 50 up to 1,000 people in one event space. This area features an indoor area and uncovered outdoor areas and semi covered outdoor areas. The lush green lawn is the perfect spot for a charming reception inspired by history, nature and vintage elements.

Services Offered

The winery is happy to host your engagement party, bridal shower, elopement, rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. They welcome outside vendors and caterers. Depending on your needs, the professional event staff can take care of setup and cleanup.

Other Services

As a winery, the rustic wedding venue specializes in house and specialty wine. They also provide the following event bartending services:

  • Bartenders
  • Cash bar
  • Limited bar
  • Open bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer
  • House liquor
  • House wine


This venue was established in 2002. It started as Hamilton Oaks Vineyard and Winery Inc., a small boutique winery. In 2012, they opened a second tasting room in the Swanner House, a historic home also known as Roger Y. Williams House. A Stone’s Throw Winery was created when the winery and Giracci Vineyards teamed up in 2016.


A Stone’s Throw Winery is located in Orange County, California. Nearby points of attraction include Doheny State Beach, 1000 Steps Beach, Laguna Beach and Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park. It is 56 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, 22 minutes from Santa Ana and 12 minutes from San Clemente.


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  • A Stone’s Throw Winery in San Juan Capistrano was the perfect outdoor wedding venue and everything we could have ever dreamed of! The atmosphere at AST is absolutely stunning with a beautiful canopy above the reception area and twinkling bistros lights carefully strung over the entire area. It made for the perfect upscale, yet comfortable feel for our wedding of about 140 in October. We loved everything about the venue and working with the staff. The on site sound system for cocktail hour was totally epic and there are so many different areas on site for casual seating during cocktails, a lounge area, tons of space for parking/valet, a separate ceremony space, gorgeous orange orchards for photos, historic buildings that house a bride and grooms quarters and even tons of extra space for photos booths or other vendors. Our out of towner guests loved the orange orchard look - it felt quintessential Orange County and provided a beautiful backdrop for tons of wedding photos. Above all els... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


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

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    Describe your venue

    Farm/Ranch, Garden, Historic Building, Park, Winery

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, 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?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

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

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Chairs, Drapery, Furniture, Tables, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    China, Flatware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, July, August, December

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