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The Secret Garden at Rancho Santa Fe

17025 Avenida De Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, CA
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(858) 914-9055
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  • 12 Reviews


    Taylor Matzke

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  • The Secret Garden / Epic Events staff was absolutely amazing to work with. They truly made us feel like a part of their family from the moment we met. They allowed us to make our wedding dreams come true, within a very reasonable budget. Their entire business model was created to give couples the wedding of their dreams, without ripping them off with inflated prices. They were so responsive throughout the entire process that we didn't end up hiring a wedding planner. This is the group of people you NEED surrounding you during what can be an incredibly stressful time. The Secret Garden itself is so charming and unique, our photos are absolutely stunning. Cant say enough positive things! Even if you are curious, contact their staff for a tour and introduction! You will immediately feel the care and heart they pour into each couple they work with. After touring more than 10 other venues in San Diego I am so happy we chose to work with The Secret Garden!!!

    Kirsten Ratliff

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  • We had our wedding at The Secret Garden in October and couldn't have been happier with our venue choice. Their pricing is great for being a SD wedding venue. Their grounds are beautiful. The staff is SO friendly. If you are looking for a more SD budget friendly, stress-free planning, beautiful and unique wedding I cannot recommend The Secret Garden enough. I tell all of my friends who haven't gotten married to HIGHLY consider this venue for many reasons. What makes the Secret Garden different from the rest? - They are basically an all-inclusive venue. This makes wedding planning an EASE because you don't have to coordinate a bunch of vendors, they do the work for you!!! The only "outside" vendors we had to get was a bakery, but I made our wedding cut cake so that made it easy! We also chose to use a videographer but they have preferred vendors to work with and we chose BE Studios and couldn't have been happier with Billy. We chose to have live music at our ceremony so we also had a... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Kirsten! Your review is as beautiful and kind and sweet as you are, we are so touched. Planning with you and Kevin was a rewarding experience for our entire team, we couldn't be happier for your love and future together. HUGE congratulations again from all of us at The Secret Garden! XOXO!

    Katrina Patterson

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  • Look no further this is the best place to be for a wedding. Any bride would love the outcome of their wedding here. The most important thing if you read this review is to trust the team there they are excellent they are remarkable they know what they are doing a big will execute whatever your heart desires. Jerri the florist is a magnificent! Daniel is wonderful! If you don’t have a vision if you don’t know what to do just talk to them they are very friendly they feel like family once you’re done talking with them they sit down and just get to know you and it’s just an amazing feeling and I wish that I had let go some of my anxiety because they took it all away and the day was just perfect I recommend this place 1 million times.

    Grace Page

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  • From the first meeting to our actual wedding day, my husband and I absolutely loved our experience with epic events and would do it all over again just the same! We recommend this venue and team to anyone who is looking for a smooth and organized wedding planning process. The venue is beautiful and has great indoor and outdoor space. Also, it isn't too shabby having one of the biggest dance floors I've seen. The owners, Julie and Christian love what they do and it shows in the way they treat their clients and invest in getting to know you. Like all other reviews they truly make you feel like family from the moment you meet. That only then bleeds out to the rest of the staff as all the different teams brought such great energy and became instant friends. We had a specific budget and they were very clear and honest with prices. The package is amazing and we were able to choose alternative catering. Don't hesitate to ask any questions! They never pressured us and only supported and got e... Read more

    Courtney Kessler

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  • Look no further! The Secret Garden is the BEST venue to host your big day! We were so impressed with all that was included in their package through Epic Events Group! They took so much stress and coordination off of our plate and made our big day FLAWLESS! Our flowers were stunning, photos turned out incredible (and delivered the full album in less than 3 weeks!), our DJ kept people dancing and engaged and our coordinator made sure every detail was perfect! We truly had the most perfect and memorable day and we can’t thank everyone enough! I would recommend The Secret Garden and Epic Events without hesitation!

    Erin Wrinkle

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  • Family is in our review title because that’s exactly how they treat you! My husband and I fell in love with the secret garden as soon as we met Christian for our tour. We had gone on some really lame tours where they were more interested in keeping all weddings the same or going with the current trends instead of what the bride and groom wanted. I remember we asked Christian if we could bring in photos, details, he didn’t even bat an eye. ”Of course,” he said and then quickly told us that anything they had we could use! Expenses of easels and chalkboards and extra tables quickly disappeared from our minds. Now that is a one of a kind venue! WE CAN USE ANYTHING THEY HAVE! WE CAN BRING IN STUFF AT NO EXTRA COST! As if we weren’t just sold by the idea of this and Christian’s niceness. Finally we were relaxed enough to take a look around; WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE! The most charming place we’d ever seen. And that’s just the garden outside area. Inside is just as beautiful! An... Read more

    Diana

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  • After looking at several different wedding venues and being tired of the corporate, cookie cutter style venues, my fiancé and I were starting to feel defeated. I had received a recommendation to check out the secret garden. Upon arrival we both were taken back by the beautiful garden and whimsical feel. My fiancé was sold on the dance floor. It’s far larger than any others we looked at and that was his selling point lol. We met with Julie and she was amazing! So kind and helpful. She really wanted to get to know us and provided a no pressure sales pitch, which was truly a breath of fresh air! It didn’t take long for us to decided this was the place for us. The package is all inclusive (photography, florist, DJ, catering, and a wedding coordinator!!!) we have met them all and they are all beyond kind! We had the pleasure of doing our engagement photos with Jennifer. I’ve never had a photoshoot and was unsure what to expect. She wanted to get to know our style before, so I shared... Read more

    Lacey

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  • My husband and I cannot say enough great things about The Secret Garden. We got married there in May of this year and the whole team made the process so smooth and wonderful. Our guests shared so many positive comments about everything, from the space, to the décor, the music, and the food. The inclusive package was excellently priced, and we were able to easily fit it to exactly what we needed. First, the location is incredibly beautiful and they do a wonderful job of maintaining and improving the space. We really wanted an outdoor space for our ceremony and an indoor space for our reception which The Secret Garden catered to perfectly. The coordination team was so incredibly helpful and made it so seamless to plan a wedding in San Diego from Phoenix, Arizona. They were quick to respond to all of our questions and gave us a lot of helpful information and advice. Sydney was our day-of coordinator and she was incredible. Because of her, we were able to focus on celebrating and knew tha... Read more

    Ami

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  • Omg where do I start! My husband and I got married here on October 6th in a wedding that exceeded our expectations. Christian, Julie, Haley, Jerri, Jane, Dan- you guys are the perfect team. We couldn't have asked for more. Everyone on the event planning team listened to my every wish and created the most perfect day for us and for all our friends and family. Christian, Julie and Haley are the ultimate planning team! Quick to respond, always ready to help and super generous with throwing in extras for us to make our dream come true. Jerri is a wizard with florals. She looked at my Pinterest board and created centerpieces, bouquets and altar flowers exactly how I wanted. It was perfect !!!!! Jane is the best photographer ever. She makes you feel so comfortable and I cannot wait to see the photos she's got of our special day. Dan - the DJ and MC is great at listening to you, suggesting music if you don't have set choices and he kept our guests dancing all night long. Epic... Read more

    Michelle

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  • My late spring wedding is going to be gorgeous! I just reserved The Secret Garden at Rancho Santa Fe with their super inclusive wedding package and I am excited, relieved and excited all over again to have my venue reserved, my coordinator and vendors figured out under my budget and so much more to look forward to with the ease of planning this venue provides. With my fiancé and I hailing from Texas along with the majority of our guest list, I couldn't have found a more perfect location to invite everyone to for a mini vacation. The town surrounding our venue is adorable!! We're going to have a beach ceremony nearby and then an outdoor garden cocktail hour and indoor reception on site at The Secret Garden. I intend to dance the night away because Med School and work will be happily waiting for me when I get back home! Will post pics soon :)

    Jamie

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  • Who loves venue hunting? It's fun in the beginning but after 4 or 5 venues with your groom becoming less than interested by the 3rd venue, it was a breath of fresh air to find The Secret Garden at Rancho Santa Fe. Location alone, this venue deserves 5 stars for where it s and the close proximity to the beach (they let you plan for a beach ceremony if you prefer that over included garden ceremony) but the ultimate for me was that the inclusive wedding package they feature includes SO much! With ceremony, reception, catering, bar and my vendors all coordinated on site through their package, it's a no- brainer and I'm so excited about the decor themes I'm able to pull off through their on site staging team. Twinkle lights and flowers hanging above my bridal party table? Yes please! I love how I was able to customize my wedding package to get exactly what I need and want. So happy I found The Secret Garden!

    Janett

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  • All positive. Absolutely beautiful venue. Amazing owners and staff. All our guests loved the venue especially the floral decorations including my daughters bouquet and Centerpieces. It's so personal and they work with you to capture your vision for that special day. Photographer was absolutely great. She captured amazing pictures. Definitely a perfect place to have a wedding. Thank you Secret garden and Epic events.

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