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El Adobe de Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano , CA
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31891 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 US (map)

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949-493-1163

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perfect for any event... nestled by mission san juan capistrano... El Adobe de Capistrano offers an amazing wedding and reception Location in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, southern... Read more
perfect for any event... nestled by mission san juan capistrano... El Adobe de Capistrano offers an amazing wedding and reception Location in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, southern California.

The restaurant site has been recognized as a California State Historical Landmark uniting the Miguel Yorba Adobe (1797), with the Juzgado (court & jail), established in 1812. The walls forming El Adobe’s Cantina were part of the original Miguel Yorba Adobe. The wine cellar is housed in the original Carcel (jail) cell. The ground beneath the foyer served as a passageway for Seeley & Wright stagecoaches, until the advent to the Santa Fe Railroad in 1888. In 1910, Georgia Mott Vander-Leck bought and unified the properties. Thirty-six years later she sold it to a visionary Rancho Mission Viejo farmer, Mr. Clarence Brown. Brown built the El Adobe restaurant, which opened auspiciously on July 8, 1948 with the wedding and reception of the First Commandant of Camp Pendleton, General Fagan. Yearly, hundreds of couples continue the tradition as they marry in the garden-nestled Wedding Chapel and celebrate in the adjacent Palenque Room.

The Palenque Room (seats 100-250) is the most popular setting for wedding receptions. This open atrium-like room offers a ceiling that slides open to the sky. The room features its own antiqued wood bar. Floor to ceiling windows view the adjoining garden area along the southern wall. Terra cotta tile pavers make any space in the room a potential dance floor. The private Garden Patio (dinner seating 200) and Chapel area offers the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony (ceremony seating up to 300) or an outdoor barbecue.


For smaller gatherings like rehearsal dinners or bridal showers the Portola Room, with its classic adobe architecture, stained glass windows, and vaulted wood ceiling, seats up to 46. The Las Flores Room offers a window view of the Veranda and Garden, and seats up to 60. The Cárcel, the original ironed barred jail cell, now houses the wine cellar and offers private dining for up to 8 guests.

El Adobe de Capistrano is located just two blocks south of the Mission San Juan Capistrano and train depot. San Juan Capistrano is convienently located between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Contact us at phone 949.493.1163 or events@eladobedecapistrano.com. Visit us at www.eladobedecapistrano.com

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Penny
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
El Adobe provided us with an amazing space to host our rehearsal dinner. The food, atmosphere, and service was top notch.
El Adobe provided us with an amazing space to host our rehearsal dinner. The food, atmosphere, and service was top notch.
El Adobe provided us with an amazing space to host our rehearsal dinner. The food, atmosphere, and service was top notch. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.7/5.0
The venue is beautiful! However the special event manager wasn't managing anything. Every time I attempted to talk to her I talked to someone else. I very rarely talked to the same person twice. It was next to impossible to get a hold of her.
The venue is beautiful! However the special event manager wasn't managing anything. Every time I attempted to talk to her Read more...
The venue is beautiful! However the special event manager wasn't managing anything. Every time I attempted to talk to her I talked to someone else. I very rarely talked to the same person twice. It was next to impossible to get a hold of her. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
4/5/2014
1.2/5.0
It is a great, beautiful venue and a good value for your money but the special events manager was very unresponsive. It was difficult to get a hold of her and she often said she would do something and then would never do it.
It is a great, beautiful venue and a good value for your money but the special events manager was very unresponsive. It Read more...
It is a great, beautiful venue and a good value for your money but the special events manager was very unresponsive. It was difficult to get a hold of her and she often said she would do something and then would never do it. Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Libby, the event director, helped me put together a great reception in a matter of months at a great value for the money.
Libby, the event director, helped me put together a great reception in a matter of months at a great value for the money.
Libby, the event director, helped me put together a great reception in a matter of months at a great value for the money. Read less
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NikG43
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.6/5.0
We love El Adobe. Stacey was helpful in putting our reception together. We had a cocktail hour and our guests raved about our appetizers and tray passed beer/wine. The service staff was phenomenal. My husband and I never had an empty glass (Pedro took great care of us) and they made sure we had enough to eat. The times I went to the bar for a drink, I was attended to immediately and the bartender memorized my drink every time. The food was awesome! The thing I love about it was although it's mainly a Mexican restaurant, they have a lot of non-Mexican options too. Their food presentation was nice too, it wasn't just thrown in a chaffing dish. There was a time crunch between the wedding before and trying to set up for ours. The staff hauled ass though and everything was set up in time. The only bad thing was the audio didn't work for the slideshow, but my DJ took care of that problem. Now we plan to go to El Adobe every year on our anniversary =)
We love El Adobe. Stacey was helpful in putting our reception together. We had a cocktail hour and our guests raved about Read more...
We love El Adobe. Stacey was helpful in putting our reception together. We had a cocktail hour and our guests raved about our appetizers and tray passed beer/wine. The service staff was phenomenal. My husband and I never had an empty glass (Pedro took great care of us) and they made sure we had enough to eat. The times I went to the bar for a drink, I was attended to immediately and the bartender memorized my drink every time. The food was awesome! The thing I love about it was although it's mainly a Mexican restaurant, they have a lot of non-Mexican options too. Their food presentation was nice too, it wasn't just thrown in a chaffing dish. There was a time crunch between the wedding before and trying to set up for ours. The staff hauled ass though and everything was set up in time. The only bad thing was the audio didn't work for the slideshow, but my DJ took care of that problem. Now we plan to go to El Adobe every year on our anniversary =) Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so happy we chose this location for our ceremony and reception. It turned out beautiful and we plan to dine here every year for anniversary. The El Adobe staff was so nice and friendly and made sure my hubby and I were taken care of on our special day. As far as decor, we had a lot of little extras we wanted to incorporate, and El Adobe was very accommodating with everything. Stacey, the events manager, was great to work with and was always very responsive. The roof opening up during our first dance was the icing on the cake and I have seriously lost count of the amount of people that have told us how much they loved that detail. A lot of our guests have also told us how much they loved the food. We were a little worried because we only served one choice (top sirloin a la tu with chimichurri sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables), instead of letting our guests choose, but we've heard nothing but rave reviews, even from picky eaters! We also opted for a sangria fountain which was a big hit with everyone. I highly recommend El Adobe; we would not have changed a thing!
I am so happy we chose this location for our ceremony and reception. It turned out beautiful and we plan to dine here Read more...
I am so happy we chose this location for our ceremony and reception. It turned out beautiful and we plan to dine here every year for anniversary. The El Adobe staff was so nice and friendly and made sure my hubby and I were taken care of on our special day. As far as decor, we had a lot of little extras we wanted to incorporate, and El Adobe was very accommodating with everything. Stacey, the events manager, was great to work with and was always very responsive. The roof opening up during our first dance was the icing on the cake and I have seriously lost count of the amount of people that have told us how much they loved that detail. A lot of our guests have also told us how much they loved the food. We were a little worried because we only served one choice (top sirloin a la tu with chimichurri sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables), instead of letting our guests choose, but we've heard nothing but rave reviews, even from picky eaters! We also opted for a sangria fountain which was a big hit with everyone. I highly recommend El Adobe; we would not have changed a thing! Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
2/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with El Adobe! Wow! I felt so comfortable with their wedding planner, Stacey, who has done countless weddings. She is super helpful if you want help in making decisions and getting advice and is very personable. The staff was wonderful on the day of the wedding, I had complements from my guests! One of the things that stood out was that appetizers came out immediately and promptly following the ceremony for all the hungry guests to feel at home. I had the ceremony there which was very intimate and beautiful. There is not room for the bride to wait is, is the only downer, but I just rented a limo anyway and waited in there with my friends before I walked in. There was a convenient door for me to sneak into. The food was over the top wonderful and everyone seemed to enjoy it, the variety left something for everyone! The glass ceiling literally opens up during the first dance to the open night sky which was so romantic! Overall I am so pleased I chose El Adobe and I would do it again!
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with El Adobe! Wow! I felt so comfortable with their wedding planner, Read more...
I can't say enough wonderful things about working with El Adobe! Wow! I felt so comfortable with their wedding planner, Stacey, who has done countless weddings. She is super helpful if you want help in making decisions and getting advice and is very personable. The staff was wonderful on the day of the wedding, I had complements from my guests! One of the things that stood out was that appetizers came out immediately and promptly following the ceremony for all the hungry guests to feel at home. I had the ceremony there which was very intimate and beautiful. There is not room for the bride to wait is, is the only downer, but I just rented a limo anyway and waited in there with my friends before I walked in. There was a convenient door for me to sneak into. The food was over the top wonderful and everyone seemed to enjoy it, the variety left something for everyone! The glass ceiling literally opens up during the first dance to the open night sky which was so romantic! Overall I am so pleased I chose El Adobe and I would do it again! Read less
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Monique
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
The el Adobe was amazing!! Stacey was awesome in helping with every step of the way. Thank you for all your help Stacey. They worked with us on so many little things. The seating chart was changed a few times. When my now husband and I went for the tasting they were so accommodating. Allowed us to try almost everything we wanted and at a last minute request. We had the ceremony outside in the garden. It was very pretty at 6:30 PM with all the lights lit up. Yes, it was very dark on November 6th ... first day of day lights savings. I did not know that until it was to late. But frankly it was so pretty because i had candles lighting everything up plus the lights in the trees. I had 145 guest, room for the cake, name tag and gift tables, the DJ, a table with the chocolate fountain, photo booth and a cartoonist all inside with room to dance and move!!! I did not feel crowded at all. Im glad everything fit so nicely because it was a little chilly on a fun November night. :) And when the roof opened that was amazing!!! It was a very cool first dance!!! :)
The el Adobe was amazing!! Stacey was awesome in helping with every step of the way. Thank you for all your help Stacey. Read more...
The el Adobe was amazing!! Stacey was awesome in helping with every step of the way. Thank you for all your help Stacey. They worked with us on so many little things. The seating chart was changed a few times. When my now husband and I went for the tasting they were so accommodating. Allowed us to try almost everything we wanted and at a last minute request. We had the ceremony outside in the garden. It was very pretty at 6:30 PM with all the lights lit up. Yes, it was very dark on November 6th ... first day of day lights savings. I did not know that until it was to late. But frankly it was so pretty because i had candles lighting everything up plus the lights in the trees. I had 145 guest, room for the cake, name tag and gift tables, the DJ, a table with the chocolate fountain, photo booth and a cartoonist all inside with room to dance and move!!! I did not feel crowded at all. Im glad everything fit so nicely because it was a little chilly on a fun November night. :) And when the roof opened that was amazing!!! It was a very cool first dance!!! :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Stacey and the team at El Adobe were spectacular! I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with El Adobe. Stacey made the entire planning process so enjoyable and accommodated our many requests. She was extremely organized, flexible and helpful in every way possible. She worked hard along side our vendors to create our dream wedding. She and her staff were very attentive and went above and beyond to make sure everyone at the wedding was well taken care of. Our guests cannot stop raving about the beautiful setting, amazing staff and delicious food. Many of them have already gone back for dinner since they had such a great experience at our wedding. We cannot thank Stacey, Luis and the rest of the amazing El Adobe team enough for such an incredible night! They truly are the best!
Stacey and the team at El Adobe were spectacular! I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with El Adobe. Read more...
Stacey and the team at El Adobe were spectacular! I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with El Adobe. Stacey made the entire planning process so enjoyable and accommodated our many requests. She was extremely organized, flexible and helpful in every way possible. She worked hard along side our vendors to create our dream wedding. She and her staff were very attentive and went above and beyond to make sure everyone at the wedding was well taken care of. Our guests cannot stop raving about the beautiful setting, amazing staff and delicious food. Many of them have already gone back for dinner since they had such a great experience at our wedding. We cannot thank Stacey, Luis and the rest of the amazing El Adobe team enough for such an incredible night! They truly are the best! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at El Adobe and could not be happier with the way our wedding turned out. Everyone who attended raved about how much fun they had and it was just perfect. Stacey is very responsive and very professional. The food and service were great. We didn't have any major hiccups and the night went just as planned. I highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding.
We had our reception at El Adobe and could not be happier with the way our wedding turned out. Everyone who attended raved Read more...
We had our reception at El Adobe and could not be happier with the way our wedding turned out. Everyone who attended raved about how much fun they had and it was just perfect. Stacey is very responsive and very professional. The food and service were great. We didn't have any major hiccups and the night went just as planned. I highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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