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

About Us

Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, Franciscan Gardens is a rooftop venue that hosts weddings and other milestone occasions. The management of this venue invites you to hold your important celebration atop this historic building, replete with rustic charm. You and your guests can look forward to remarkable festivities in this Orange County locale.

Facilities and Capacity

Your wedding party will be welcome through the wooden gates of this secluded retreat, set amid the California countryside. Guests can marvel at the lush gardens in the outdoor courtyard, the elegant architecture of the indoor main space. This venue offers 5,000 square feet of event space for celebrations of up to 230 guests in size. The expansive interior space offers exposed brick walls glittering chandeliers for a stunning backdrop for your special day. Two on-site suites are furnished get-ready rooms for you to relax and prepare for your festivities.

Services Offered

Your site fee for Franciscan Gardens will cover a wide array of needs for your special event. These include a one-hour rehearsal slot, six hours of event time, security, and the use of get-ready rooms, tables, Chiavari chairs, and a rustic arch. Your 24 Carrots venue and catering specialist can customize this package to better meet your requirements. For an additional fee, your celebration can include catering, bar service, lighting, event rentals, and more.


A wide variety of wedding dining options are available in-house through 24 Carrots. Depending on your selections, your wedding party can enjoy cocktail hors d’oeuvres, buffets, plated dinners, chef stations, and dessert tables. Tastings are available prior to your big day to ensure your complete satisfaction. Additionally, bartenders are ready to pour beverages for you and your guests.

Other Services

In addition to weddings, Franciscan Gardens is available to host other special events. These include milestone celebrations, corporate events, auctions, fundraisers, casino nights, parties, and more. You can call on the experienced staff to assist you with planning your occasion.

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  • I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Franciscan Gardens. Melissa, Kayleigh, and Sarah were all so wonderful to work with to make our day as special and perfect as it was. Planning a wedding in 2020 was not easy and their amazing communication and flexibility was extremely comforting. With our guest count fluctuating daily and so much uncertainty with state laws, it was a pleasure working with such an accommodating team. The day of the wedding could not have run any more smoothly. The entire staff at the Franciscan gardens was kind, efficient, and took all of the precautionary measures to make every one of our guests feel comfortable. Not only that, the quality of the food and drinks was spectacular and we continue to have guests commenting about every aspect of the venue. Additionally, every one of our other vendors commented on how well run the venue was and how amazing their staff was. I highly recommend Franciscan Gardens for anyone looking for a beautiful weddi... Read more

    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

    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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