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Clarke Estate

Santa Fe Springs , CA
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LOCATION

10211 Pioneer Blvd.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 US (map)

PHONE

562-868-3876

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The Clarke Estate is a historic landmark and was designed by renowned architect Irving Gill. It is an elegant site for outdoor weddings, receptions, and special adult events. Completed... Read more
The Clarke Estate is a historic landmark and was designed by renowned architect Irving Gill. It is an elegant site for outdoor weddings, receptions, and special adult events. Completed in 1921, the 8,000 square-foot home is constructed of poured-in-place reinforced concrete. The home is built around a central courtyard edged with Tuscan-style columns and graceful arches. With six acres of land nestled in the City of Santa Fe Springs this beautiful outdoor venue can accommodate a maximum of three hundred guest. We can host both your ceremony and reception or a reception only. The Clarke Estate does not have onsite catering so a caterer of your choice can be used. The Estate will provide chairs for the ceremony and tables and chairs for the reception. The Estate has two dressing rooms available, one for the bride and bridesmaids and the other for the groom and groomsmen, these are only available if ceremony is held at the Clarke Estate. TheClarke Estate is in a residential area so all parties must end at 10pm and you must hire a DJ from our required DJ list.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Government Building, Historic
Describe the style of your venue
Garden
What kind of settings are available?
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?
300
What event services do you offer?
Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs

REVIEWS

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Sydney
Wedding:
6/8/2014
4.6/5.0
My husband and I LOVED our wedding held at The Clarke Estate a few weeks ago.

The venue books up fast, we were lucky to get one of the last June spots when booking a year in advance. However it's well worth the advance planning both for the price and all that The Clarke Estate has to offer.

The Estate itself is beautiful and unique - a real gem tucked behind unassuming city buildings in Santa Fe Springs. Ceremonies can be held in the courtyard for smaller weddings, but we opted for a wedding on the lawn since our guest list was right on the edge of medium. The huge grass lawn takes a bit of creativity to carve a ceremony space out of, I'd recommend thinking through some kind of backdrop or altar to create the space.

There are a variety of spaces for pictures - from the huge shade tree to the bamboo to their striking orange doors. Our photographer couldn't decide which space he liked best, so we did a little bit of all of them!

We held our cocktail hour and reception in the back lawn, which gave the perfect impression of a classy outdoor garden or backyard party. It can get hot in the summer, and the table area isn't completely shaded - so be prepared if you're there in the hotter months.

The Clarke Estate is a DIY type venue - they provide the space, tables and chairs, and staff/ security for the day. The rest is up to you to bring in - which allows you customize things (by price and by style) whichever what you'd like! They do have a required DJ list, which at first we found a bit frustrating - however they've built variety into the list to allow brides to have some say.

Tamra, the main contact at the Clarke Estate, was the best. A total professional, she was always incredibly responsive and supportive during the year long planning period. For someone who has dozens of brides every summer, I was always incredibly impressed that she recognized me whenever we stopped by the venue!
My husband and I LOVED our wedding held at The Clarke Estate a few weeks ago.

The venue books up fast, we were Read more...
My husband and I LOVED our wedding held at The Clarke Estate a few weeks ago.

The venue books up fast, we were lucky to get one of the last June spots when booking a year in advance. However it's well worth the advance planning both for the price and all that The Clarke Estate has to offer.

The Estate itself is beautiful and unique - a real gem tucked behind unassuming city buildings in Santa Fe Springs. Ceremonies can be held in the courtyard for smaller weddings, but we opted for a wedding on the lawn since our guest list was right on the edge of medium. The huge grass lawn takes a bit of creativity to carve a ceremony space out of, I'd recommend thinking through some kind of backdrop or altar to create the space.

There are a variety of spaces for pictures - from the huge shade tree to the bamboo to their striking orange doors. Our photographer couldn't decide which space he liked best, so we did a little bit of all of them!

We held our cocktail hour and reception in the back lawn, which gave the perfect impression of a classy outdoor garden or backyard party. It can get hot in the summer, and the table area isn't completely shaded - so be prepared if you're there in the hotter months.

The Clarke Estate is a DIY type venue - they provide the space, tables and chairs, and staff/ security for the day. The rest is up to you to bring in - which allows you customize things (by price and by style) whichever what you'd like! They do have a required DJ list, which at first we found a bit frustrating - however they've built variety into the list to allow brides to have some say.

Tamra, the main contact at the Clarke Estate, was the best. A total professional, she was always incredibly responsive and supportive during the year long planning period. For someone who has dozens of brides every summer, I was always incredibly impressed that she recognized me whenever we stopped by the venue! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Tamra at the Clarke Estate is a genius and helped us with our vision of how we wanted our special day. I cant brag enough about the bang for the buck. The Clarke Estate comes with all of the tables that you need to use for your guests, cake table, gift table, etc. as well as all the chairs, plus the bar for the bartender (you of course or your caterer has to supply all the alcohol and cups/barware). The tables are bare, but most catering companies supply that anyways. It was an amazing venue with the most varied and gorgeous backdrops you could imagine.
The only reason I give the Clarke Estate a 4 for flexibility is that the party ends at 10pm...Period! But honestly, by the time the whole day had ended, I was pretty pooped and probably couldnt have hung too much longer. They also have a required DJ list, but it has about 14 DJ's to choose from and ours was AMAZING!
Tamra at the Clarke Estate is a genius and helped us with our vision of how we wanted our special day. I cant brag enough Read more...
Tamra at the Clarke Estate is a genius and helped us with our vision of how we wanted our special day. I cant brag enough about the bang for the buck. The Clarke Estate comes with all of the tables that you need to use for your guests, cake table, gift table, etc. as well as all the chairs, plus the bar for the bartender (you of course or your caterer has to supply all the alcohol and cups/barware). The tables are bare, but most catering companies supply that anyways. It was an amazing venue with the most varied and gorgeous backdrops you could imagine.
The only reason I give the Clarke Estate a 4 for flexibility is that the party ends at 10pm...Period! But honestly, by the time the whole day had ended, I was pretty pooped and probably couldnt have hung too much longer. They also have a required DJ list, but it has about 14 DJ's to choose from and ours was AMAZING! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Most beautiful place to have an intimate/romantic and even vintage wedding! My day was beautiful and the girls made it happen! Thank you so much!!
Most beautiful place to have an intimate/romantic and even vintage wedding! My day was beautiful and the girls made it Read more...
Most beautiful place to have an intimate/romantic and even vintage wedding! My day was beautiful and the girls made it happen! Thank you so much!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
We had our wedding at the Clarke Estate on Sat July 13 and it was just beautiful. A real gem of a venue and the price cannot be beat. For our budget this venue was just perfect. Since it is city-owned there are some restrictions that you might not find at other venues (e.g., no stringing lights overhead inside courtyard) but overall still worth it. Tamra is great, very well organized. Try to get her to work your actual event - we had Raylene, an assistant, and she was a little spacy and didn't coordinate day-of stuff as well as we'd been told she would. Overall, I'd highly recommend this venue!
We had our wedding at the Clarke Estate on Sat July 13 and it was just beautiful. A real gem of a venue and the price Read more...
We had our wedding at the Clarke Estate on Sat July 13 and it was just beautiful. A real gem of a venue and the price cannot be beat. For our budget this venue was just perfect. Since it is city-owned there are some restrictions that you might not find at other venues (e.g., no stringing lights overhead inside courtyard) but overall still worth it. Tamra is great, very well organized. Try to get her to work your actual event - we had Raylene, an assistant, and she was a little spacy and didn't coordinate day-of stuff as well as we'd been told she would. Overall, I'd highly recommend this venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Clarke Estate on May 17 2013. The venue was BEAUTIFUL, everyone kept commenting on how beautiful our venue was. As to how the Clarke Estate was as a vendor, here are a few points:
-Tamra was super great to work with! She is super organized, and she knows what she is doing! She had charts to help us with table set up and chairs, and she even coordinated our ceremony which was SUPER helpful since our bridal party was 20 people! She was professional, very responsive, and cared very much that our wedding turn out how we wanted it. She made the experience go soooo smoothly.
-The venue is all outdoors, and it was spectacular! It was well-maintained, and all facilities were working perfectly.
-Some things to keep in mind: it's a very popular venue! So if you want a specific date, you need to go at the 1st of that month 1 year ahead of time! i.e. say you're set on August 14th of 2014 , then you need to go to the venue on August 1 of 2013 and be prepared to camp out (people have done it!).
-The venue has a list of DJ's you MUST choose from, which makes things more expensive.
-If you want string lights, you need an approved insured vendor.
-There are no sparkler allowed on the grounds of the Clarke Estate.
-Everything must be out and cleaned up by 11pm
-They can accomodate up to 300 people! (which is nice)

I would highly recommend the Clarke Estate, it was beautiful, professional, and everything I wanted!
We had our wedding at the Clarke Estate on May 17 2013. The venue was BEAUTIFUL, everyone kept commenting on how beautiful Read more...
We had our wedding at the Clarke Estate on May 17 2013. The venue was BEAUTIFUL, everyone kept commenting on how beautiful our venue was. As to how the Clarke Estate was as a vendor, here are a few points:
-Tamra was super great to work with! She is super organized, and she knows what she is doing! She had charts to help us with table set up and chairs, and she even coordinated our ceremony which was SUPER helpful since our bridal party was 20 people! She was professional, very responsive, and cared very much that our wedding turn out how we wanted it. She made the experience go soooo smoothly.
-The venue is all outdoors, and it was spectacular! It was well-maintained, and all facilities were working perfectly.
-Some things to keep in mind: it's a very popular venue! So if you want a specific date, you need to go at the 1st of that month 1 year ahead of time! i.e. say you're set on August 14th of 2014 , then you need to go to the venue on August 1 of 2013 and be prepared to camp out (people have done it!).
-The venue has a list of DJ's you MUST choose from, which makes things more expensive.
-If you want string lights, you need an approved insured vendor.
-There are no sparkler allowed on the grounds of the Clarke Estate.
-Everything must be out and cleaned up by 11pm
-They can accomodate up to 300 people! (which is nice)

I would highly recommend the Clarke Estate, it was beautiful, professional, and everything I wanted! Read less
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Karla
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
BEAUTIFUL venue! I only had my ceremony there, but now i wished i would have had my reception there also! Its a very beautiful place. The staff is very helpful. Thank you Tamra for your amazing help.
I'm so very glad I chose this venue for my ceremony. The courtyard looked absolutely amazin all done up!
BEAUTIFUL venue! I only had my ceremony there, but now i wished i would have had my reception there also! Its a very Read more...
BEAUTIFUL venue! I only had my ceremony there, but now i wished i would have had my reception there also! Its a very beautiful place. The staff is very helpful. Thank you Tamra for your amazing help.
I'm so very glad I chose this venue for my ceremony. The courtyard looked absolutely amazin all done up! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.5/5.0
Tamra is polite, courteous and flexible. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and I could not hope for a prettier day, weather wise. All our guests raved about the beauty of the venue. What's great about a garden wedding and reception is that kids are free to run around and have fun. The only real downside about the estate is that there is no plan B, so all you can do is pray for good weather.
Tamra is polite, courteous and flexible. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and I could not hope for a prettier day, Read more...
Tamra is polite, courteous and flexible. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and I could not hope for a prettier day, weather wise. All our guests raved about the beauty of the venue. What's great about a garden wedding and reception is that kids are free to run around and have fun. The only real downside about the estate is that there is no plan B, so all you can do is pray for good weather. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Clarke Estate was the first place we looked at to get married and we fell in love with it immediately. We had the ceremony on the North Lawn facing the bamboo, the main thing that drew us there. Then we had our cocktail hour in the courtyard and the reception in the back. We loved that you could bring in your own catering and bar too. It's just such a beautiful place, tucked away that you wouldn't even know it was there. Everyone was really impressed with the place. Tamra was a great help and made everything go nicely the day of. Highly recommend that you check this place out!
The Clarke Estate was the first place we looked at to get married and we fell in love with it immediately. We had the Read more...
The Clarke Estate was the first place we looked at to get married and we fell in love with it immediately. We had the ceremony on the North Lawn facing the bamboo, the main thing that drew us there. Then we had our cocktail hour in the courtyard and the reception in the back. We loved that you could bring in your own catering and bar too. It's just such a beautiful place, tucked away that you wouldn't even know it was there. Everyone was really impressed with the place. Tamra was a great help and made everything go nicely the day of. Highly recommend that you check this place out! Read less
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Joann
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.6/5.0
This place is a hidden gem. Once you step onto the grounds you feel like your in a completely different world. I was going for a vintage garden type of look and this place was perfect. I was the only event there all day which was fantastic. The price to rent the venue was cheap and you could bring all your own vendors except DJ.
This place is a hidden gem. Once you step onto the grounds you feel like your in a completely different world. I was going Read more...
This place is a hidden gem. Once you step onto the grounds you feel like your in a completely different world. I was going for a vintage garden type of look and this place was perfect. I was the only event there all day which was fantastic. The price to rent the venue was cheap and you could bring all your own vendors except DJ. Read less
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pjlee1580
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Great venue, coordinator, and value
Great venue, coordinator, and value
Great venue, coordinator, and value Read less
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