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Venues in Santee, CA,
(619) 448-4242
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 44 Reviews


    Keith Van Wagner

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  • I have been holding off on writing a review of Carlton Oaks for over a year, because I was hoping that the management would finally "do the right thing." In September 2018, my now wife and I were married there and had a beautiful ceremony. The management contractually failed to meet their obligations on keeping the venue open, and after months of requesting they reimburse us the appropriate amount we took them to small claims court and won. Since then, they have ignored all communication and refused to refund the amount they did not provide services to us. While the venue was great, the customer service was so pathetically lacking that I would never recommend this venue to anyone else. In case there is any confusion as to which guest left this review, this is Keith. Feel free to pay the court judgment at any time.

    Icelee

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    5 out of 5
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  • There really are no words to describe just how wonderful our wedding was at Carlton Oaks. But! For the sake of reviewing, I can spare a few main points highlighting how awesome this place is. :) My now-husband and I booked in March 2018, exactly 1 year before out March 30, 2019 wedding. We went in for a tour, and as soon as I saw the beautiful garden area where the ceremonies are typically held, I was sold immediately. Pictures really don't do the place justice, it was a perfect fit for our 150 guest garden wedding. Our reception area, the Crest Room, was great, too. It's an awesome blank canvas and can accommodate practically any vision you may have for your wedding theme. Another wonderful thing about Carlton Oaks is that it's kind of a one-stop-shop type of place. I thought I would have to search extensively for a bunch of separate vendors, but this place has so much to offer, from ceremony/reception site, catering, day-of services, etc. On top of that, everyone (the staff, ca... Read more

    Lauren

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    5 out of 5
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  • I am so happy that we chose Carlton Oaks as our wedding venue. The ceremony site is beautiful and the Crest room was exactly what we were looking for for our reception. It's so convenient because everything is in one place, ceremony, reception, bridal suite and hotel rooms. We looked at so many other vendors and Carlton Oaks was the best value for what you get. I was a little worried when Yvette left about 5 months before our wedding, but Zandra took over as catering manager and she is amazing. She is very sweet and so easy to work. She made sure to answer all of our questions and always did her best to accommodate all of our requests. Even the little things, like having water and snacks waiting for us on the golf cart after our ceremony, really made the difference. Everyone also complimented the food we had for dinner, which was the tri tip and stuffed chicken with alfredo sauce. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding or event.

    Sara

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    5 out of 5
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  • Yvette at Carlton oaks and the preferred vendors she works with made my wedding day unforgettable. Not to mention, we pulled it all off within 2 months! We had 100guests and every single person had a blast! The food was actually very good, not like most wedding food that is forgettable! We had the Polynesian buffet and it was a hit! My husband and I felt from the beginning that this was the place for us, and we were so right. The ceremony was beautiful, the pictures had an amazing backdrop and the reception, a blast! I can't recommend them more to those who want a beautiful wedding and reception site with a coordinator,Yvette, and her vendors that not only stayed within our budget but made our dreams come true!

    Lori Carlettini

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    5 out of 5
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  • 5.0 star rating 12/8/2016 We are so overwhelmingly happy and blissful with the choice to let Carlton Oaks handle our wedding on December 3, 2016. The attention to detail was over the top wonderful.. The service, food and libations were so collectively well put together... The kindness and concern of the staff (for our needs) were met with respect and ease. From start to finish, the Oaks did a fabulous job.. We are sooooo happy to hear from our guests, how wonderful the entire event was ..... EXCELLENT EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE ... Thank you so much Yvette....... Definitely be seeing you every year for our anniversary. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lori and Joe Geldert

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • Carlton Oaks Country Club is a hidden gem just outside of San Diego. It was the perfect location for our big day. First off, Yvette is great. She gets down to business and makes sure your wedding day happens exactly like you wanted. We also hired her as our day of coordinator which was one of the best decisions we could make. On my wedding day, I knew there was nothing to worry about and that Yvette was there for absolutely anything I needed. The venue is fantastic. Your ceremony, reception and hotel for the guests is all within a one minute walk. The ceremony site was beautiful. The ceremony site is beautiful. It has the perfect amount of light, shade and greenery. It was beautiful for pictures, and fit all our guests perfectly. Then all our guests had to do is take a few steps over to the patio and the Crest Room for cocktail hour. The golf course was a beautiful backdrop for all the pictures that were taken. Yvette made sure at this point, when we were headed out to take our p... Read more

    Van

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    5 out of 5
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  • Absolutely blown away by the beauty of this venue. Have your wedding reception on the poolside / grass area! My wife and I did this as opposed to the event hall and we LOVED it. Also, have your rehearsal dinner here on the golf course patio. The moment the sun starts to set, the greenery, mountain view, and the market lights turn on some sort of magical feel. I know I sound corny, but you have to see it to believe it. Use Yvette Lynch as your day-of coordinator! She will NOT let you down and I guarantee she will amaze you with her organization. If you use the poolside / grass area for your wedding, ask Yvette about using the ceremony area--as long as no other weddings are hosted that day, you should be able to use that spot too. The lodging is spectacular--take a look inside and you'll see yourself. Book the king suite bungalow for the night (bride+groom) and you won't regret it. As a whole, for the amount you spend for the venue, it truly is worth the bang for your buck.

    Jo

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    5 out of 5
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  • We held our 40th High School Reunion at Carlton Oaks and the experience was excellent from the very beginning to the day of the event. Everything went exactly as planned. Yvette was extremely helpful and accommodating. We highly recommend this venue!

    User7197771

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    5 out of 5
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  • This event was a 60th wedding anniversary for our parents. The staff was great. There was clear communication all through the process. On the day of the event everything was set up as described and the staff was very accommodating to our requests. Our guests loved the view overlooking the gold course. The food was delicious. We would use this venue again.

    Yoshiko

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  • I would suggest hiring Yvette for the day of coordinator. She is very professional and personable and really made our wedding as stress free as possible. The venue is amazing and the ceremony site is pretty private and nicely landscaped and shaded. All of our guests complimented on how good the food and service was. We truly can't thank Yvett and the Carleton Oaks staff enough for making our wedding day so perfect.

    Shelley

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    5 out of 5
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  • This venue was amazing! The grounds for the outdoor ceremony were beautiful and great for pictures. The reception hall is roomy and charming. With the bonus of having the outdoor lounge area and fire pit as well, our guests could relax outside and still hear the music and see the festivities. And the food was delicious! The wedding coordinator Yvette was very professional and helped us have the wedding of our dreams. She kept the pace going and handled any issues that came up immediately. I highly recommend Carlton Oaks for any event!

    User6787596

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    5 out of 5
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  • Yvette and all her staff were amazing. A beautiful place to have any kind of event.

    User6667272

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can not say enough about how great this venue is!!!!!! Carlton Oaks is a hidden gem in Santee. They worked with our budget to give us a wedding we could afford that was beautiful and elegant. We used Yvette as our day-of coordinator and I am SO HAPPY I did that. With her in charge of everything on the wedding day, I didn't have to worry about anything but enjoying our day. We had a lot of out-of-town guests that stayed on the property and they were all very pleased with the rooms and accommodations. The property recently renovated the rooms and they are the best you will find in East County. This venue has a huge advantage of offering ceremony site, reception site, beautiful photography opportunities, delicious food options, full bar, overnight accommodations, rehearsal dinner options, professional staff all in one place. Choosing a wedding venue was the most stressful part of wedding planning, and I'm SO GLAD I found Carlton Oaks.

    User5383525

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    5 out of 5
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  • I was planning the event from Phoenix. Yvette was wonderful to work with. Very responsive and quick to get back to me. Everything was done very professionally. I thank her and Justin (our server) for their excellent service.

    User4539618

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  • The service was amazing and Yvette was helped us through everything!
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