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Plaza de Magdalena A Catering and Event Venue by Sundried Tomato

31781 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
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(949) 661-1239
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 40 Reviews


    Naomi Fernandez

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  • The venue is gorgeous and has a white brick wall that is absolutely breath taking! The staff is amazing and very attentive, I got multiple compliments through out the night about how helpful the staff was and they would occasionally check in with me to see how I was doing. Truly an amazing place!

    Lauren

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  • Plaza de Magdalena is such a beautiful venue! At the beginning of the year my then fiancé (now husband) and I were scouting out different locations in the San Juan Capistrano area for our fall 2019 wedding. We came across Plaza de Magdalena, and we knew this was the place. We could not have found a more perfect venue for both our ceremony and reception of 135 people. The courtyard setting for our wedding ceremony was magical. Patti (the onsite event coordinator) and her team are wonderful to work with. Since communication is so important to a stressed out bride, I can’t tell you how appreciative I was that Patti would get back to me so fast with the answers to my questions. She was always accommodating to all my ideas, and last minute changes. Sun Dried Tomatoes is the caterer for this venue. All my guests had such great compliments about the delicious food at dinner. In addition, everyone enjoyed the wonderful appetizers and open bar during cocktail hour. Patti’s staff working ... Read more

    Irene

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    5 out of 5
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  • A beautiful venue for our wedding – definitely a hidden gem in San Juan Capistrano. We had our ceremony, cocktail reception, and dinner/dancing there (with 160 guests). The staff was professional to work with and ensured a wonderful outcome. Before our big day, Patti accommodated last-minute menu changes and provided gracious windows of time for our vendors to set-up. On the day of, everything was set-up to perfection, and the entire Plaza de Magdalena team went above and beyond. Once the ceremony ended, the Plaza de Magdalena team swiftly and seamlessly changed the outside courtyard from ceremony seating to a cocktail reception…quickly opening the bars and passing trays of delicious appetizers. The food was delicious, and the Plaza de Magdalena team did an amazing job making sure our guests’ needs were met. We had children at our wedding, and they plated the children first, knowing our tiny guests would be ready eat. Another nice touch was a member of the team brought us drinks ... Read more

    Holland

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    5 out of 5
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  • Plaza De Magdalena was everything we were looking for in a wedding venue. Working with Patti was such a delight! She was so organized, responsive, and fun! She also was able to recommend great vendors who made our wedding everything we ever dreamed of. The venue itself was beautiful. At first we were slightly concerned about having a ceremony of 140 in the courtyard and flipping to the cocktail hour, but when the day of the wedding came, we didn't even notice the flip. The food was absolutely incredible! Doing the menu tasting was a blast and our only regret was not being able to choose everything! Multiple guests said it was the best dinner they'd ever had at a wedding. The staff the day of were exceptional. They worked so hard to execute our vision and everything was done beautifully. If you're looking for a unique, charming, special, personalized wedding venue, Plaza De Magdalena is the venue for you!

    Shelby

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    5 out of 5
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  • Patti and her team were so accommodating and easy to work with. They all made the experience so enjoyable and not stressful at all! Her preferred vendors were incredible to work with as well. The layout of the venue accommodated our guest count of 200 perfectly and it didn't seem cramped at all! It was a really hot day, so it was amazing to have the indoor/outdoor option the entire night. I loved the getting ready room where my (now) husband and I hid out during cocktail hour and her staff fed us dinner and brought us drinks! They even made us iced coffee in between the champagne. It was the pick me up we needed to get through the marathon of a day. It was perfect, flawless, and amazing. This venue is the perfect tucked away venue to make your day feel extra special. Thank you Patti!

    Lily

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had a vision of a romantic and intimate wedding, and Plaza de Magdalena delivered! Our guests haven't stopped raving about the food and the venue, both were a huge hit! We did the Teafilo Mexican food menu, and guests keep commenting that it's the best wedding food they've had. We totally agree! We couldn't have had a better experience planning our wedding. Everyone at the venue was very easy to work with, and Patti made the whole planning process very easy. It's located in the historic San Juan Capistrano area that adds to its charm. I would highly recommend Plaza de Magdalena for any bride searching for a beautiful venue.

    Monica

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  • I can not say enough wonderful things about Plaza!! We just had our dream wedding there in August! We have had so many friends and family members come up to us and say it was the best wedding they have ever attended!! They thought the venue was beautiful, intimate, and the food was the best they have EVER had!! We had 150 guests comfortably with some space to spare. The biggest hits were the chicken spring roll and tomato soup shots as appetizers and the mustard pepper salmon was a huge hit!! Honestly Patti, the venue coordinator, is heaven sent!!! She is beyond sweet, flexible, professional, and literally made the whole planning process a breeze! I highly recommend Plaza De Magdalena!!

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    Thank-you gorgeous sweet bride!!!!!

    Christelle

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  • This place is a hidden gem in the heart of SJC! It has a Spanish-style vibe to it, but the venue can fit whatever wedding style/theme you are going for. The courtyard and reception area are large, but give you an intimate setting with you and your guests. Venue: do not let the busy streets and heavy foot-traffic steer you away from choosing this place. The venue is at the bottom of the plaza, and it provides you with the privacy you want from the public and you can't hear noise from what's happening on the streets. The reception area is nice and open and is a blank canvas for however you want to set up your day. They even have these lighted windows that you can customize to your heart's desire. Food: We had the buffet. There was plenty and it was absolutely delicious! People kept talking about the food even after the wedding. My only regret is not eating to my heart's content on the day of. Patti: I can't write this review without talking about Patti. She is the big... Read more

    Paul

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  • Amazing team of people made our wedding day so special

    Graeme

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  • I had to do my planning long distance. Patti was a pleasure to work with. The venue was California quaint and lovely! The food was fantastic!! Thank you for a rehearsal night to remember!! G. Heintze, South Carolina

    Jennifer

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  • I was to happy with everything on our wedding day. The food was amazing! I had multiple guests mention the food and appetizers from the cocktail hour. Patti was so helpful and always answered my many many questions within hours of my emails! For all the hard work they put in and everything that was included, the price of venue and catering was beyond reasonable. Thank you for making our day all we hoped it would be and more!

    Madeline

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  • Everything went great! Leading up to the day of, the staff was responsive to all emails/phone calls and was able to answer all questions. The grounds were clean and gorgeous and the staff even helped clean up our personal decorations at the end of the night (without asking). Everything was perfect!

    Katrina

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  • Highly recommended! We had a beautiful December wedding ceremony and reception for 30 guests in the Courtyard of the Plaza de Magdalena. We could not have asked for better hospitality, attentiveness, and warmth from Patti and Delia and the rest of the staff! The staff at the PDM created a beautiful, elegant, and cozy atmosphere for our special day! The servers did such a wonderful job that some of our guests commented on it! The food is very delicious (try the sun-dried tomato soup--it's amazing) and their prices were very reasonable! We also had a fabulous wedding coordinator, Ashley, who had experience with weddings at this venue before, and she is also highly recommended!

    Samantha

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  • My husband and I absolutely loved plaza de Magdalena! I grew up in San Juan Capistrano and wanted to incorporate the romance and history into our wedding and my expectations were were greatly exceeded! Patti was so sweet and helpful and the staff was very professional and accommodating! Everything from the food to the ambiance was perfect and I received so many compliments on how beautiful a venue it was. I highly recommend Plaza de Magdalena for your special day you will not be disappointed!

    Veronica Hampson

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  • PDM is amazing & accomodating!
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