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Venues in San Juan Capistrano, CA,
(949) 248-1586
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 73 Reviews


    User3004628

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    5 out of 5
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  • I have only great things to say about Franciscan Gardens. The venue is beautiful, the coordinators were very professional and the location was very convenient for my guests. We were able to take the venue and add in our touches to create OUR wedding. It was amazing how fast the venue was able to "flip" the ceremony site and make it into a reception. Our guests felt so comfortable in the venue and it seated 100 guests very well. The food from 24 Carrots was delicious and very satisfying. Our guests loved the beef brisket and the variety of hors d'oeuvres. Picking a menu was tough because there were so many great options! We initially worked with Ashley Pyle, and she was awesome. She helped us make a timeline for the day, walk us through the planning process and accommodate to us being on the other side of the country. Alyssa was the contact that was there for us on the wedding day, and she was equally awesome. She even helped fold menus for the reception tables! From the big ... Read more

    Koryn

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  • Absolutely amazing! Aimee, Ashley and 24 Carrots made our wedding so special and they are so wonderful to work with! Absolute perfection!

    User1603287

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    5 out of 5
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  • I fell in love with this venue as soon as I saw the photos. I knew this had to be our wedding venue as soon as we visited it. It's absolutely beautiful. My guests kept commenting on how beautiful it was. Aimee and Ashley were such a pleasure to work with. They went above and beyond. I had so many last minute requests that they were able to accommodate. The entire staff was so friendly and personable. They made sure my husband and I had everything we needed. The bartender and guard were also quick to react when I pointed out a few wedding crashers. The food is so ridiculously delicious! I have absolutely no complaints...everything about Franciscan Gardens is amazing. Thank you so much!!!

    User3544367

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    5 out of 5
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  • Franciscan Gardens is the perfect place to get married!!! From the first meeting to the big day, Aimee and Ashley are there to make sure everything goes perfectly. They truly care about you and your wedding and it shows in their attention to detail. They respond to emails so quickly, they never make you feel silly when you're asking a ton of questions, and they are just genuinely nice people. The venue itself is amazing! It is so pretty and needs very little decoration (great if you are on a budget). It looks gorgeous on its own, or you can add a few of your own touches if you like. We loved having all of our guests in one area, it made it so easy to walk around and see everyone and everyone felt included in everything. Having the ceremony and reception in the courtyard was so convenient and the staff flipped the space around so quickly you didn't even really see it happen! We have had so many compliments on the beautiful venue, the friendliness of the staff, and on how good t... Read more

    amy

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    5 out of 5
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  • What a beautiful venue! I never knew about this until I saw some pictures in wedding blogs and knew I had to check it out! Venue managers Ashley and Aimee were helpful since day 1 when I went to the open house event. They worked closely with my wedding planner and made sure everything was exactly how we wanted it to be. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this venue and have absolutely no regrets having my wedding here. My guests were shocked at how beautiful this place was and was surprised this venue existed (its a hidden gem!). The prices are reasonable and helpful. I really had the wedding of my dreams at this venue and know that other brides will too here! This venue is getting more and more popular so you better book it quick!

    An

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  • We couldn't have been happier with this beautiful venue! Aimee and Ashley were such a joy to work with from start to finish. They accommodated us every chance they got, and they really paid attention to the details, which meant a lot to us. They were also so helpful and patient with us. The venue itself was just perfect for the fun and romantic environment we were going for, and it was the best fit for our wedding of 155 guests (although it can comfortably hold up to 200). It is so pretty that we didn't need to add much to it. The plants, flowers, vines, fountain, etc. gave it a beautiful, lush appearance. Also, there are many photo ops nearby. We took our First Look photos at the mission and our bridal party photos down the street. 24 Carrots was amazing, from the appetizers to dinner...and the service was wonderful as well! I can't forget one of my favorite amenities: the gorgeous bridal suite and awesome groom's suite! They are perfect for getting ready in or just for hanging out. W... Read more

    Kimberly

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    5 out of 5
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  • If it was possible to give more then 5 stars I would. This place made all my dreams come to life. The ladies who work here (Ashley and Aimee) are so unbelievably helpful that I do not know what I would have done without them. This place was perfect and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Gorgeous area, perfect weather, and the overall atmosphere was amazing.

    Stephanie

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  • The Franciscan Gardens was not only our dream venue for it's beauty and charm but also because of the amazing staff that supported us in having our perfect wedding day. Ashley and Aimee were absolutely wonderful and made our planning process so smooth and easy. Ashley even went out of her way to arrive to the venue at 7 am to allow the bridal party into the bridal suite to ensure that we would have enough time to complete hair and makeup. Both her and Aimee were so personable and despite having weddings take place nearly every weekend they still were so invested in our special day and doing whatever they could to prevent any additional stress or worry.

    Melanie

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  • I really can't say enough about Franciscan Gardens. Not only is it a beautiful venue with plenty of great places to take pictures nearby (the Los Rios District, the Mission, the train station, etc.) as well as the wonderful amenities of the bride and groom suites, the staff who work there are excellent. They were accommodating and flexible, and worked with us closely on our budget. You can either have a very expensive wedding here or a very reasonably priced one - they will help you figure it out! Not only were they great during the planning process, they were intuitive on the day of the wedding. I had ordered cupcakes from Sprinkles for our cake, and two vegan cupcakes were packaged separately for two of my guests. Rather than put them out on the towers and risk having them be taken by the wrong guests, they kept them aside and then went and found the guests who needed them. I didn't even ask them to do that, and only found out that they'd done it a few days later! That's just one... Read more

    Mandy

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  • Franciscan Gardens was an absolutely magical place the night of our wedding. Aimee and Ashley were so helpful throughout our wedding planning process! The day/night of our wedding was a lot colder than it was supposed to be, and they kindly allowed us to use their heaters at the last minute. We received so many compliments on the venue, staff and food! Everything was top notch! Thank you for helping us throw the wedding of our dreams!

    User2817690

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  • Great venue, great staff and reasonably priced.

    Lindsey

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  • Franciscan Gardens was a beautiful venue with a great staff. Hidden away in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, the tall walls of ivy and secluded courtyard make you feel like world around has disappeared. The location itself was so versatile that we could do almost anything with the open space. However, the best part of Franciscan Gardens was their staff and partners. Everyone was so helpful, organized, and accommodating. They were a pleasure to work with. Through the planning process, the management team made sure to cover everything and coordinated with the catering crew (24 Carrots). The day of the wedding went as smooth as can be imagined. I have to give a HUGE shout out to the waiters and bartenders. My guests could not stop talking about how great they were... on top of everything and there wasn't a moment that everyone didn't have a drink or something to eat. I highly recommend this venue/company.

    Traci

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  • Thank you Franciscan Gardens for making our day so Beautiful and Magical!! A big Thank you to Anne Watson and the whole staff at FG, for making our dreams come true on 8/26/12!! They reslly worked with our budget and changed things around~ they are so helpful, fun and gracious! Franciscan Gardens was the first place we looked at, and after looking at several other venues, FG was in our hearts and we knew it was the perfect place for our BIg Day!! Thank you to 24 Carrots for the exquisite food and service~ we couldn't have asked for better service, it was top notch! The Bride and Groom rooms are big and beautiful~ the grooms room has s a pool table in it :-) Not only is FG a beautiful venue, the parking was convenient for our guests (it is literally right next to the courtyard) The Los Rios district, is the perfect spot to take your wedding photos~ super fun! I highly recommend this venue for your wedding~ my husband and I are just THRILLED at how everything turned out! If you are lo... Read more

    Kate

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Ashley and Aimee, the detail coordinator and the catering coordinator at Franciscan Gardens, were both a dream to work with. They were so patient working with me as I changed my mind, added some details last minute, etc. They did an awesome job setting the venue up on the day of and making a dream come to reality. People commented on how cute the venue was and how delicious the food was, which isn't always the case for wedding food. They gave me some vendor recommendations, as well, that turned out great. Renting the venue itself is a little pricier than I'd liked, but it's on par with the area. Ps- ashley and aimee are very calm, which is nice for a bride, as we can get a little stressed as the big day approaches. I'd recommend this venue and the team working behind the scenes!

    Ally

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  • Franciscan Gardens was very flexible in accommodating our budget along with food selection and rental equipment. I would definitely recommend them to everyone!

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