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Descanso Gardens

La Canada Flintridge , CA
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LOCATION

1418 Descanso Dr
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011 US (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
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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Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.7/5.0
My guest raved about how beautiful the gardens are and how delicious the food was. We loved every second of our wedding here. Just visit the grounds and your will see why we fell in love. The special events staff are very friendly and are willing to work with anything they can possibly do. If you are considering this venue, DO IT!!!
My guest raved about how beautiful the gardens are and how delicious the food was. We loved every second of our wedding Read more...
My guest raved about how beautiful the gardens are and how delicious the food was. We loved every second of our wedding here. Just visit the grounds and your will see why we fell in love. The special events staff are very friendly and are willing to work with anything they can possibly do. If you are considering this venue, DO IT!!! Read less
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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
They did a great job although for the price I just wish the grass was green
They did a great job although for the price I just wish the grass was green Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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.
Descanso Gardens is a beautiful wedding venue and we were very happy with our event here! It is a little bit pricey but Read more...
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. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Descanso Gardens is where my daughter's wedding venue was held, on a beautiful warm August night. We had a delightful time, with having the wedding in the Oak Forest, the reception around the Spanish Fountain and the dinner/dancing under the Rose Pavilion, making for a spectacular and memorable evening. I would highly recommend having a wedding at Descanso Gardens and the wedding coordinators were great to work with.
Descanso Gardens is where my daughter's wedding venue was held, on a beautiful warm August night. We had a delightful Read more...
Descanso Gardens is where my daughter's wedding venue was held, on a beautiful warm August night. We had a delightful time, with having the wedding in the Oak Forest, the reception around the Spanish Fountain and the dinner/dancing under the Rose Pavilion, making for a spectacular and memorable evening. I would highly recommend having a wedding at Descanso Gardens and the wedding coordinators were great to work with. Read less
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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.
My husband and I got married at the Oak Grove (ceremony) and the Rose Pavilion (reception) at Descanso Gardens last month. Read more...
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. Read less
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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.
Beautiful grounds. Only negative is that you can only use their caterer, Patina. They are great but expensive.
Beautiful grounds. Only negative is that you can only use their caterer, Patina. They are great but expensive. Read less
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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!
After looking at several venues, my fiance and I chose Descanso Gardens for many reasons, but largely due to the beautiful Read more...
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! Read less
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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!
We got married in the rose garden in June and it was absolutely lovely! There was very, very little flexibility however. Read more...
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! Read less
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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)
We originally planned to marry at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, but after considering the cost and drive we started to Read more...
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) Read less
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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!
The venue is stunning -- we chose to have our ceremony in the oak forest and our reception in the pavilion. Our Read more...
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! Read less
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