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Venues in San Juan Capistrano, CA,
(949) 248-1586

About Us

About Franciscan Gardens
Franciscan Gardens is an enchanting wedding and special event venue located in historic San Juan Capistrano, CA. This rustic and charming property features an outdoor courtyard surrounded by lush walls of greenery, expansive indoor space with historic brick and iconic chandeliers, two on-site suites, and 24 Carrots’ signature service.

Facilities and Capacity
The 5,000 square foot property features both indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing for wedding ceremonies and receptions for more than 200 guests.

Outdoor Courtyard
Elegant wooden gates open up to a blossoming garden courtyard, featuring overhead café lighting with white paper lanterns, ornate lamppost lighting, and romantic white mini-string lights beautifully draped in the surrounding trees. The space can be used for ceremonies, receptions, or a combination of the two.

  • 230 Guests - Weddings
  • 250 Guests - Sit-Down Reception Only (No Dance Floor)
  • 350 Guests - Cocktail-Style Reception

Indoor Main Space
Our expansive indoor space boasts exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, gorgeous hardwood floors, and crystal chandeliers that create a perfectly elegant backdrop for weddings and receptions.

  • 180 Guests - Weddings
  • 200 Guests - Sit-Down Reception Only (No Dance Floor)
  • 250 Guests - Cocktail-Style Reception

Two On-Site Suites
With two spacious on-site suites, you will have plenty of room for your wedding party’s final touches before the ceremony.

  • Full Length Mirrors
  • Makeup Lights
  • Leather Seating
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Mini Fridge
  • Pool Table

Services Offered
All aspects of your event will be handled in-house by 24 Carrots, including the venue space, gourmet catering, bar service, rentals, and of course, our staff and signature service. You can expect phenomenal service with no surprises – except the good kind!

Wedding Services Include:

  • Aisle Runners
  • Arches and Altars
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Dance Floor
  • Event Rentals
  • Furniture
  • Lighting and Sound
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • Security

*Introducing Micro-Weddings*
Franciscan Gardens is proud to present Micro-Weddings, which allow you to be surrounded by your closest loved ones for an intimate ceremony in a beautiful setting.

  • Available June 1 - October 31, 2020
  • Pricing starts at $2,500
  • New bookings only

Contact us for details.

Savannah McMahon

4.8 out of 5
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  • This venue is beautiful, however, as many beautiful venues-it comes at a cost. The venue more pricey than I was able to afford, but very accommodating and nice to work with.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

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


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 8,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 6,000.00

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


    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

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Farm/Ranch, Garden, Historic Building, 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, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up

    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 Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February

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