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Descanso Gardens

La Canada Flintridge , CA
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LOCATION

1418 Descanso Dr
La Canada Flintridge, CA US 91011 (map)

PHONE

818-949-4203

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1980
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
180
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3600
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
100
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
They did a great job although for the price I just wish the grass was green
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Descanso Gardens is a beautiful wedding venue and we were very happy with our event here! It is a little bit pricey but they definitely take care of you and make sure your day runs smoothly. You have to use their caterer, Patina, but the food is really very good and they have a large selection.
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Oak Grove (ceremony) and the Rose Pavilion (reception) at Descanso Gardens last month. It was a beautiful day, and the venue was gorgeous with the flowers in full bloom. I also cannot say enough great things about the site coordinator, Megan Van Deusen. It was a real pleasure to work with her - she was so nice, professional, and accommodating. The service and food from Patina Catering was also excellent.
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.6/5.0
Beautiful grounds. Only negative is that you can only use their caterer, Patina. They are great but expensive.
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Katherine
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.8/5.0
After looking at several venues, my fiance and I chose Descanso Gardens for many reasons, but largely due to the beautiful oak forest and large willow tree next to the Rose Pavilion. We worked with Megan, Susan, and Brooke and they were all AMAZING! The ceremony and reception turned out better than I could have imagined. Beautiful rustic garden venue that all of our guests loved and our pictures look fantastic!
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AlexandraAimee
Wedding:
6/5/2012
4.2/5.0
We got married in the rose garden in June and it was absolutely lovely! There was very, very little flexibility however. To some degree they are used to hosting a stock sort of wedding and if you want to go outside that box expect to meet resistance. I wanted to arrange my chairs in a different manner then the normal one and was not worked with on this at all, etc. That said, response times from them on questions were great, their coordinator was wonderful, and it was all around a great experience. Just be prepared to hear a lot of "no"'s if you have some outside the box ideas!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
We originally planned to marry at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, but after considering the cost and drive we started to look more locally.

After much consideration we decided to hold the reception in our backyard for a more intimate and casual atmosphere, where we could decorate however we wanted and not have to work within the time constraints of other venues. We still wanted to find somewhere beautiful and inspiring for our ceremony and when we happened upon the oak forest at Descanso Gardens we knew we had found the perfect place. It is reasonably priced, considering we were only there for our ceremony and photos and the staff was consistently responsive and accommodating. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely gorgeous and though we had to go on a crazy golf cart drive to avoid being seen (some gate was locked) it made for a fun adventure and I was able to see people filing in and sneak a peek at my husband to be.

All in all, I would absolutely recommend this venue for your ceremony.They require you to work with a specific catering company for any food - they are quite pricey and originally turned me off to the place completely - but if you discuss any hesitations with your contact at the Gardens they will work to make sure that the catering will fit into your budget (or so I've been told)
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betadufe
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.6/5.0
The venue is stunning -- we chose to have our ceremony in the oak forest and our reception in the pavilion. Our coordinator was professional and very helpful. She always got right back to us with any questions we had. Overall, a wonderful experience!
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Angi
Wedding:
9/22/2007
2.8/5.0
I loved the area because it was a garden but the staff at Descanso was not very accomodating. They sprung the news on me that we had an in-house coordinator who charges $450 the week before the wedding. I didn't even meet with her to discuss details (of which I had many), and finally met her at the rehearsal. It's just no fun to entrust your wedding day to someone who hasn't been there for any of the planning or met with your to know your visions of the event. I wasn't happy with the service and thought she was less than helpful when it came to problem solving. Descanso has the most amazing caterer, but all other recommended services, including their rental company are not up to standard. We didn't end up using their rentals.
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/19/2007
4.1/5.0
We chose the rose gardens for our ceremony only which held the number of guests we had (150) and it was a beautiful area. The guests had plenty of room and the grounds were just gorgeous. We only decorated the sides of the chairs because the natural look was already so amazing. The wedding coordinator they give you for the day was very helpful but because Descanso is in a neighborhood they are very strict about a few things and you have to follow their protocol closely. I understood because they need to keep it nice and the way it is. That's the only reason I gave average for flexibility...it's hard for them to really be really flexible. But the rest of the experience was really great.
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