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Casa Romantica

San Clemente , CA
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415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672 US (map)

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949-498-2139
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Beach, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
In my completely biased opinion, Casa Romantica is THE most beautiful place to be married! Our wedding there was at the end of April and we could not be happier with the venue we chose. The weather was gorgeous, but even if it had been pouring rain, the site is stunning in its architecture, beauty, and views. I will never forget our first dance on the ocean terrace, saying our vows in front of the beautiful blue water, or dancing the night away inside its Spanish-style building. Thank you to Michele and the staff at Casa Romantica for helping make our wedding day unforgettable!
In my completely biased opinion, Casa Romantica is THE most beautiful place to be married! Our wedding there was at the Read more...
In my completely biased opinion, Casa Romantica is THE most beautiful place to be married! Our wedding there was at the end of April and we could not be happier with the venue we chose. The weather was gorgeous, but even if it had been pouring rain, the site is stunning in its architecture, beauty, and views. I will never forget our first dance on the ocean terrace, saying our vows in front of the beautiful blue water, or dancing the night away inside its Spanish-style building. Thank you to Michele and the staff at Casa Romantica for helping make our wedding day unforgettable! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married here in September. The whole house and the view from the back are absolutely stunning! The inner courtyard (where we had dinner) is intimate and has lots of nice details (greenery, wooden beams, painted tiles), and the actual house had plenty of room for dancing, a few cocktail tables, a bar, and dessert. The outdoor space is also lovely, with a butterfly garden and cozy fireplace area on the sides and a view from the back that opens up for a panoramic view of the ocean and the pier. Some vendors are pre-determined if you book here (valet parking services, catering and bar services), but you are still able to bring in photographer/videographer/florist/DJ/band of your choice. Michelle is really easy to work with when planning an event too. Loved having our wedding here!
My husband and I got married here in September. The whole house and the view from the back are absolutely stunning! The Read more...
My husband and I got married here in September. The whole house and the view from the back are absolutely stunning! The inner courtyard (where we had dinner) is intimate and has lots of nice details (greenery, wooden beams, painted tiles), and the actual house had plenty of room for dancing, a few cocktail tables, a bar, and dessert. The outdoor space is also lovely, with a butterfly garden and cozy fireplace area on the sides and a view from the back that opens up for a panoramic view of the ocean and the pier. Some vendors are pre-determined if you book here (valet parking services, catering and bar services), but you are still able to bring in photographer/videographer/florist/DJ/band of your choice. Michelle is really easy to work with when planning an event too. Loved having our wedding here! Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Casa Romantica in May. I may be biased, but Casa Romantica is one of the most beautiful places you could ever get married at!! It offers a STUNNING view of the ocean and San Clemente pier, without having to have your ceremony take place on the beach where sand can be an issue for elderly guests and women in heels! The architecture of the building is gorgeous and the gardens are breathtaking. It is also wonderful to be married in a private venue where your friends and family can take over the venue without strangers walking through. While the cost of the venue may be high, we were able to drive this down by working with Iva Lee's as our caterer. Iva Lee's was incredible - delicious food, wonderful service - and made the entire process very easy since our rentals were purchased through Iva Lee's as well. When we factored in the savings from working with Iva Lee's, Casa Romantica was actually a more affordable option than a lot of the Orange County alternatives (and just so much more romantic and charming!!). Plus, you get a membership to Casa Romantica, which hosts a lot of cool events! I cannot begin to say enough nice things about Casa Romantica - it truly is the perfect wedding venue, and we feel SO lucky that we were able to get married there.
My husband and I got married at Casa Romantica in May. I may be biased, but Casa Romantica is one of the most beautiful Read more...
My husband and I got married at Casa Romantica in May. I may be biased, but Casa Romantica is one of the most beautiful places you could ever get married at!! It offers a STUNNING view of the ocean and San Clemente pier, without having to have your ceremony take place on the beach where sand can be an issue for elderly guests and women in heels! The architecture of the building is gorgeous and the gardens are breathtaking. It is also wonderful to be married in a private venue where your friends and family can take over the venue without strangers walking through. While the cost of the venue may be high, we were able to drive this down by working with Iva Lee's as our caterer. Iva Lee's was incredible - delicious food, wonderful service - and made the entire process very easy since our rentals were purchased through Iva Lee's as well. When we factored in the savings from working with Iva Lee's, Casa Romantica was actually a more affordable option than a lot of the Orange County alternatives (and just so much more romantic and charming!!). Plus, you get a membership to Casa Romantica, which hosts a lot of cool events! I cannot begin to say enough nice things about Casa Romantica - it truly is the perfect wedding venue, and we feel SO lucky that we were able to get married there. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently got married here and it was a fabulous party! The venue is so impressive, you really don't need much. We worked with Michele from booking to the big day and she was always prompt in responding to my emails and very polite and nice. I can't believe how perfect it went! Thank you, Casa Romantica!!
We recently got married here and it was a fabulous party! The venue is so impressive, you really don't need much. We Read more...
We recently got married here and it was a fabulous party! The venue is so impressive, you really don't need much. We worked with Michele from booking to the big day and she was always prompt in responding to my emails and very polite and nice. I can't believe how perfect it went! Thank you, Casa Romantica!! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
7/5/2014
3.8/5.0
Casa Romantica certainly isn't cheap, but it's easy to see why it's in such high demand. I reserved this for a Saturday in July about a year in advance!

The views and the architecture are simply unparalleled--our guests couldn't stop raving about it, especially those not from the area. We decided last minute to do the cake cutting and the first dances outside on the terrace at sunset--unbelievably gorgeous! The photos from our family and friends are beautiful, and I can't even image what the professional ones will look like once we get those.

Yes, they're not the most responsive team in the world, but if you work with a coordinator (you're required to have one, at least a day-of), they can deal with that frustration for you. I didn't have any major issues, however.

One thing to note for future brides: our head table was a long rectangle along the side of the courtyard, with our backs to the butterfly garden, facing the inside of the courtyard. At the beginning of dinner, the sun was right in our faces and it was unbearable. The caterer was able to get a couple of umbrellas for shade, but you might want to have those ready!
Casa Romantica certainly isn't cheap, but it's easy to see why it's in such high demand. I reserved this for a Saturday in Read more...
Casa Romantica certainly isn't cheap, but it's easy to see why it's in such high demand. I reserved this for a Saturday in July about a year in advance!

The views and the architecture are simply unparalleled--our guests couldn't stop raving about it, especially those not from the area. We decided last minute to do the cake cutting and the first dances outside on the terrace at sunset--unbelievably gorgeous! The photos from our family and friends are beautiful, and I can't even image what the professional ones will look like once we get those.

Yes, they're not the most responsive team in the world, but if you work with a coordinator (you're required to have one, at least a day-of), they can deal with that frustration for you. I didn't have any major issues, however.

One thing to note for future brides: our head table was a long rectangle along the side of the courtyard, with our backs to the butterfly garden, facing the inside of the courtyard. At the beginning of dinner, the sun was right in our faces and it was unbearable. The caterer was able to get a couple of umbrellas for shade, but you might want to have those ready! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.7/5.0
Spectacular venue....ceremony on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, spanish style open courtyard reception area, charming architecture, and style. Our wedding was for apprx 100 people and I think that was the perfect size for this venue.
Spectacular venue....ceremony on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, spanish style open courtyard reception area, Read more...
Spectacular venue....ceremony on the patio overlooking the Pacific Ocean, spanish style open courtyard reception area, charming architecture, and style. Our wedding was for apprx 100 people and I think that was the perfect size for this venue. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue was absolutely beautiful. The staff were all so very friendly and helpful. It made our big day super special!!
This venue was absolutely beautiful. The staff were all so very friendly and helpful. It made our big day super special!!
This venue was absolutely beautiful. The staff were all so very friendly and helpful. It made our big day super special!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Casa Romantica in July 2013. While the cost of the venue was a little higher than we expected, it was worth every single penny. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout our planning process and the site is absolutely GORGEOUS. Our photographer and videographer fell in love with the place immediately. In addition to the beautiful location, I love that our money went towards a non-profit that is an important historical landmark in the local community. Our guests were absolutely blown away with how beautiful everything was there. You don't need a lot of decorations here because the place is stunning on it's own. I am so happy that we were married here.
My husband and I were married at Casa Romantica in July 2013. While the cost of the venue was a little higher than we Read more...
My husband and I were married at Casa Romantica in July 2013. While the cost of the venue was a little higher than we expected, it was worth every single penny. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout our planning process and the site is absolutely GORGEOUS. Our photographer and videographer fell in love with the place immediately. In addition to the beautiful location, I love that our money went towards a non-profit that is an important historical landmark in the local community. Our guests were absolutely blown away with how beautiful everything was there. You don't need a lot of decorations here because the place is stunning on it's own. I am so happy that we were married here. Read less
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Arin
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
What a beautiful venue! Breathtaking views and grounds! We were married overlooking the ocean and afterwards we were blessed with the most amazing sunset I have ever seen - it made for absolutely beautiful pictures! I had the most beautiful wedding day & could not have found a more beautiful place to have it!
Arin & Billy Meade
What a beautiful venue! Breathtaking views and grounds! We were married overlooking the ocean and afterwards we were Read more...
What a beautiful venue! Breathtaking views and grounds! We were married overlooking the ocean and afterwards we were blessed with the most amazing sunset I have ever seen - it made for absolutely beautiful pictures! I had the most beautiful wedding day & could not have found a more beautiful place to have it!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
As beautiful as this venue is, I'd have to recommend that you avoid this venue for your wedding. First off, they REQUIRE you have a wedding planner. At least they let you know that up front, and we were planning to use one anyway, but it's ridiculous that it's required. Our wedding planner had worked at this venue before and had some fantastic ideas for flowers and decorators using a particular company. We were all set to go and very excited, but then I got an extremely rude call from a woman name Berenika Schmitz at Casa Romantica stating that we were absolutely NOT allowed to use that floral/decorating vendor at Casa Romantica. She hung up on me before I could even ask any questions. I was completely confused, especially because that company had done so many weddings at Casa Romantica before. Whatever happened, there was no reason for this woman to bark at me on the phone, as if I was putting her out. I was flabbergasted when I looked her up by name and found out she is CR's executive director! I have no idea why she called, instead of the contact we had over there for the wedding management, and was astonished that she was so rude and unprofessional.

Casa Romantica - you should remember that brides choosing your venue are shelling out thousands and thousands of dollars to use and support your historic landmark. Treat us with a shred of professionalism and respect! If we hadn't already lined everything up, we would have dropped you as our vendor. I wouldn't recommend this venue to any bride unless you're willing to jump through their hoops, not use the vendors you want, and are willing to get barked at on the phone if you make a mistake. It's an awful lot of money to spend on a venue to be treated as if we are a nuisance and lucky to be on the premises at all.
As beautiful as this venue is, I'd have to recommend that you avoid this venue for your wedding. First off, they REQUIRE Read more...
As beautiful as this venue is, I'd have to recommend that you avoid this venue for your wedding. First off, they REQUIRE you have a wedding planner. At least they let you know that up front, and we were planning to use one anyway, but it's ridiculous that it's required. Our wedding planner had worked at this venue before and had some fantastic ideas for flowers and decorators using a particular company. We were all set to go and very excited, but then I got an extremely rude call from a woman name Berenika Schmitz at Casa Romantica stating that we were absolutely NOT allowed to use that floral/decorating vendor at Casa Romantica. She hung up on me before I could even ask any questions. I was completely confused, especially because that company had done so many weddings at Casa Romantica before. Whatever happened, there was no reason for this woman to bark at me on the phone, as if I was putting her out. I was flabbergasted when I looked her up by name and found out she is CR's executive director! I have no idea why she called, instead of the contact we had over there for the wedding management, and was astonished that she was so rude and unprofessional.

Casa Romantica - you should remember that brides choosing your venue are shelling out thousands and thousands of dollars to use and support your historic landmark. Treat us with a shred of professionalism and respect! If we hadn't already lined everything up, we would have dropped you as our vendor. I wouldn't recommend this venue to any bride unless you're willing to jump through their hoops, not use the vendors you want, and are willing to get barked at on the phone if you make a mistake. It's an awful lot of money to spend on a venue to be treated as if we are a nuisance and lucky to be on the premises at all. Read less
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