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Muckenthaler Mansion

Fullerton , CA

LOCATION

1201 West Malvern Avenue
Fullerton, CA US 92832 (map)
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ABOUT US

Built in 1924 as the dream home of Walter and Adella Muckenthaler, the stunning Italian Renaissance-style structure stands on nine landscaped acres overlooking a quiet residential... Read more
Built in 1924 as the dream home of Walter and Adella Muckenthaler, the stunning Italian Renaissance-style structure stands on nine landscaped acres overlooking a quiet residential neighborhood. Since 1965 the estate has been used as a cultural center for touring art exhibits. The mansion art gallery contributes a unique aesthetic to special events.


The 9 acre Muckenthaler estate has numerous enclaves for receptions. Al fresco options include: the Center Circle Courtyard, lit by necklaces of twinkling lights; the Adella lawn and Northwest Lawns for larger parties; and the charming Palm Court for daytime events. In the evening you can fête your guests in a fancy tent, or let the starlit sky create the ambiance. During the day, a sprinkling of garden umbrellas adds color and shade.


For indoor festivities guests enjoy mingling in the wooden-floored atrium with its ornate tiled fireplace. Dinner and dancing often unfold in the main gallery, where a baby grand piano is on hand for musical entertainment. When it's time to toss the bouquet the bride stands on the mansion's front porch and flings her flowers to the bridal hopefuls waiting below on the lawn.


Prior to tying the knot, the bride can prepare and unwind in a dressing room featuring its own private entrance and bath, while the groom and his attendants relax with refreshments in the lower gallery, just steps from the ceremony courtyard.


In addition to its extraordinary setting, the two-story mansion offers exclusive catering and full bar services by Colette's. Known for fabulous cuisine, magnificent cakes and impeccable service, Colette’s offers complete reception packages, customized international menus, and creative reception ideas for 20 to 500. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1928
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Glamorous, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
2000
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
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?
2500
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?
80
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?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA. We absolutely fell in love with the place from the moment we stepped on the property. When we decided we wanted to get married there, we were referred to Duane at Colette's Catering. One of the things I loved most about Duane was that he was willing to work with any budget and still make the wedding absolutely beautiful. He is very easy going and extremely helpful.

The food at our tasting was so amazing I wanted to come back for seconds. The best part was the food at our tasting was the same quality food we had at our wedding. It was delicious!

We opted for a wedding coordinator for our rehearsal and day of wedding. Definitely worth it. Sara was very helpful and polite to my family and all of our guests. I didn't have an opportunity to talk to the wait staff, but I had wonderful compliments from my friends and family.

Basically, I wouldn't change a thing about the Muckenthaler or Colette's Catering. I was told several times by many guests that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and that the venue was simply gorgeous.

Everyone should get married here!
My husband and I were married at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA. We absolutely fell in love with the Read more...
My husband and I were married at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA. We absolutely fell in love with the place from the moment we stepped on the property. When we decided we wanted to get married there, we were referred to Duane at Colette's Catering. One of the things I loved most about Duane was that he was willing to work with any budget and still make the wedding absolutely beautiful. He is very easy going and extremely helpful.

The food at our tasting was so amazing I wanted to come back for seconds. The best part was the food at our tasting was the same quality food we had at our wedding. It was delicious!

We opted for a wedding coordinator for our rehearsal and day of wedding. Definitely worth it. Sara was very helpful and polite to my family and all of our guests. I didn't have an opportunity to talk to the wait staff, but I had wonderful compliments from my friends and family.

Basically, I wouldn't change a thing about the Muckenthaler or Colette's Catering. I was told several times by many guests that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and that the venue was simply gorgeous.

Everyone should get married here! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but rave reviews for Colette's Evennts and their staff! I was married at the Muckenthaler in March of 2014, and booked my wedding through Colette’s Events. Duane and Sara of Colette’s Events helped me through the entire planning process and on the day of my wedding. They were friendly, professional, and made my whole experience perfect. The food was amazing and the staff at the wedding was friendly and efficient. I will never forget all the things Colette’s Events did to make my wedding day seamless and perfect. I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a dream wedding!
I have nothing but rave reviews for Colette's Evennts and their staff! I was married at the Muckenthaler in March of 2014, Read more...
I have nothing but rave reviews for Colette's Evennts and their staff! I was married at the Muckenthaler in March of 2014, and booked my wedding through Colette’s Events. Duane and Sara of Colette’s Events helped me through the entire planning process and on the day of my wedding. They were friendly, professional, and made my whole experience perfect. The food was amazing and the staff at the wedding was friendly and efficient. I will never forget all the things Colette’s Events did to make my wedding day seamless and perfect. I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a dream wedding! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
It is hard to start this review because words cannot express how grateful I am to Duane for all his help. My wedding was held at Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton just over 2 weeks ago and my husband and I are still in aww of how magical our wedding was. Duane was put on this earth to keep brides calm and to make these events everything and more than hoped for.

I personally wanted to elope but being an only child (a girl) from a very large crazy Italian family that wasn’t an option but, Duane made the experience of planning the wedding so much easier to get through. He responded to my emails in a timely manner and if there was something he needed to find out he had an answer within a few days… even in the middle of busy season (June-August) he still made time for me even though my wedding was in November.

His staff was polite and helpful and honest… in fact one of my guests lost a gold hoop earring with diamonds front and back and the next morning one of his staff members called my guest and returned the earring. Another favorite moment was right as dinner was served and guests were making their way to the buffet, his staff brought over two plates with everything on it for my husband and I.

I have to give a special thank you to Duane and Sarah for making one of my visions a reality… I have always thought that if I had a big wedding I would serve homemade cannolis to everyone instead of cake but the only problem is cannolis can’t sit more than about 45 minutes or they get soggy… Duane and Sarah were in the back piping cannolis as they were being served covered in powdered sugar and filling! Thank you both for making that special request come true!

Leah and Spencer I.
It is hard to start this review because words cannot express how grateful I am to Duane for all his help. My wedding was Read more...
It is hard to start this review because words cannot express how grateful I am to Duane for all his help. My wedding was held at Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton just over 2 weeks ago and my husband and I are still in aww of how magical our wedding was. Duane was put on this earth to keep brides calm and to make these events everything and more than hoped for.

I personally wanted to elope but being an only child (a girl) from a very large crazy Italian family that wasn’t an option but, Duane made the experience of planning the wedding so much easier to get through. He responded to my emails in a timely manner and if there was something he needed to find out he had an answer within a few days… even in the middle of busy season (June-August) he still made time for me even though my wedding was in November.

His staff was polite and helpful and honest… in fact one of my guests lost a gold hoop earring with diamonds front and back and the next morning one of his staff members called my guest and returned the earring. Another favorite moment was right as dinner was served and guests were making their way to the buffet, his staff brought over two plates with everything on it for my husband and I.

I have to give a special thank you to Duane and Sarah for making one of my visions a reality… I have always thought that if I had a big wedding I would serve homemade cannolis to everyone instead of cake but the only problem is cannolis can’t sit more than about 45 minutes or they get soggy… Duane and Sarah were in the back piping cannolis as they were being served covered in powdered sugar and filling! Thank you both for making that special request come true!

Leah and Spencer I. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
All was handled professionally both prior to and on the day of the wedding. Duane was receptive to some changes within a week or so of the event and available on the wedding day to make sure both bride and groom sides were taken care of as well as the vendors. People commented that the food was great at which they were obviously surprised as it seems wedding meals these days are not highly thought of by many. Parking is close by and plentiful. I highly recommend The Muck for both wedding ceremony and reception!
All was handled professionally both prior to and on the day of the wedding. Duane was receptive to some changes within a Read more...
All was handled professionally both prior to and on the day of the wedding. Duane was receptive to some changes within a week or so of the event and available on the wedding day to make sure both bride and groom sides were taken care of as well as the vendors. People commented that the food was great at which they were obviously surprised as it seems wedding meals these days are not highly thought of by many. Parking is close by and plentiful. I highly recommend The Muck for both wedding ceremony and reception! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot give enough positive praise for the Muckenthaler Mansion and Colette's Catering! The Muckenthaler is a BEAUTIFUL historic home and garden in the Fullerton, CA area. It was the perfect setting for our wedding when we were looking for a unique place where we could host both our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was in the garden and which was simply lovely. For the cocktail hour our guests were able to explore the grounds or go inside the Muckenthaler house where they could view the art display and gallery. The reception and dancing were held on the side patio with lovely bistor lights hung above. The venue was absolutely perfect with a touch of a vintage feel and lovely outdoor or indoor setting. Colette's Catering manages events at the Muckenthaler and they were a dream to work with! Duane Greenleaf was our coordinator and he was always responsive and so very helpful. He was simply wonderful to work with! The food and cake were delicious-- honestly better than other wedding food I've had before! Other positives for the Muckenthaler/Colette's--there is plenty of parking on site, they have chairs, tables and many linen options to choose from, they have great connections to other local vendors. The serving staff at our event were outstanding! They were all so polite and so attentive! Honestly I could go on and on about how pleased I am that we chose the Muckenthaler for our wedding but I will end and say that I HIGHLY recommend the Muckenthaler and Colette's Catering! They were a dream to work with!!
I cannot give enough positive praise for the Muckenthaler Mansion and Colette's Catering! The Muckenthaler is a BEAUTIFUL Read more...
I cannot give enough positive praise for the Muckenthaler Mansion and Colette's Catering! The Muckenthaler is a BEAUTIFUL historic home and garden in the Fullerton, CA area. It was the perfect setting for our wedding when we were looking for a unique place where we could host both our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was in the garden and which was simply lovely. For the cocktail hour our guests were able to explore the grounds or go inside the Muckenthaler house where they could view the art display and gallery. The reception and dancing were held on the side patio with lovely bistor lights hung above. The venue was absolutely perfect with a touch of a vintage feel and lovely outdoor or indoor setting. Colette's Catering manages events at the Muckenthaler and they were a dream to work with! Duane Greenleaf was our coordinator and he was always responsive and so very helpful. He was simply wonderful to work with! The food and cake were delicious-- honestly better than other wedding food I've had before! Other positives for the Muckenthaler/Colette's--there is plenty of parking on site, they have chairs, tables and many linen options to choose from, they have great connections to other local vendors. The serving staff at our event were outstanding! They were all so polite and so attentive! Honestly I could go on and on about how pleased I am that we chose the Muckenthaler for our wedding but I will end and say that I HIGHLY recommend the Muckenthaler and Colette's Catering! They were a dream to work with!! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot give enough positive praise for the Muckenthaler Mansion and Colette's Catering! The Muckenthaler is a BEAUTIFUL historic home and garden in the Fullerton, CA area. It was the perfect setting for our wedding when we were looking for a unique place where we could host both our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was in the garden and which was simply lovely. For the cocktail hour our guests were able to explore the grounds or go inside the Muckenthaler house where they could view the art display and gallery. The reception and dancing were held on the side patio with lovely bistor lights hung above. The venue was absolutely perfect with a touch of a vintage feel and lovely outdoor or indoor setting. Colette's Catering manages events at the Muckenthaler and they were a dream to work with! Duane Greenleaf was our coordinator and he was always responsive and so very helpful. He was simply wonderful to work with! The food and cake were delicious-- honestly better than other wedding food I've had before! Other positives for the Muckenthaler/Colette's--there is plenty of parking on site, they have chairs, tables and many linen options to choose from, they have great connections to other local vendors. The serving staff at our event were outstanding! They were all so polite and so attentive! Honestly I could go on and on about how pleased I am that we chose the Muckenthaler for our wedding but I will end and say that I HIGHLY recommend the Muckenthaler and Colette's Catering! They were a dream to work with!!
I cannot give enough positive praise for the Muckenthaler Mansion and Colette's Catering! The Muckenthaler is a BEAUTIFUL Read more...
I cannot give enough positive praise for the Muckenthaler Mansion and Colette's Catering! The Muckenthaler is a BEAUTIFUL historic home and garden in the Fullerton, CA area. It was the perfect setting for our wedding when we were looking for a unique place where we could host both our ceremony and reception. The ceremony was in the garden and which was simply lovely. For the cocktail hour our guests were able to explore the grounds or go inside the Muckenthaler house where they could view the art display and gallery. The reception and dancing were held on the side patio with lovely bistor lights hung above. The venue was absolutely perfect with a touch of a vintage feel and lovely outdoor or indoor setting. Colette's Catering manages events at the Muckenthaler and they were a dream to work with! Duane Greenleaf was our coordinator and he was always responsive and so very helpful. He was simply wonderful to work with! The food and cake were delicious-- honestly better than other wedding food I've had before! Other positives for the Muckenthaler/Colette's--there is plenty of parking on site, they have chairs, tables and many linen options to choose from, they have great connections to other local vendors. The serving staff at our event were outstanding! They were all so polite and so attentive! Honestly I could go on and on about how pleased I am that we chose the Muckenthaler for our wedding but I will end and say that I HIGHLY recommend the Muckenthaler and Colette's Catering! They were a dream to work with!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue with a lot of different options for location of the reception on the facility grounds.
Beautiful venue with a lot of different options for location of the reception on the facility grounds.
Beautiful venue with a lot of different options for location of the reception on the facility grounds. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the Muckenthaler Mansion and it was absolutely beautiful -- it was everything I wanted, but better. We were on a pretty set (moderate) budget and I knew I wanted an outdoor venue, so I'll admit I didn't look at too many places. But when I saw The Muck, I just knew it was the perfect place.

The staff was wonderful to work with, very helpful and accommodating, and all of our guests commented on how great the food was, especially the cake, and how beautiful the venue was. Duane helped us plan the perfect menu and Kristen, who we hired as our day-of coordinator, was wonderful. We had a lot of special touches, like baskets of goodies for the bathrooms and a particular goblet to use in the ceremony, plus favors that needed a little extra TLC -- they were small potted herbs that we were also using as namecards/table assignments. We just kind of dumped that all on Kristen and she made sense of it and set everything up in the most beautiful way.

I would recommend the Muckenthaler to anyone without hesitation. The only drawback was that there's a hard out time of 10pm, but we had a small after-party at our hotel and it worked out great.

If you're looking for a gorgeous, green, outdoor place to get married and celebrate, this is it.
We had our ceremony and reception at the Muckenthaler Mansion and it was absolutely beautiful -- it was everything I Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the Muckenthaler Mansion and it was absolutely beautiful -- it was everything I wanted, but better. We were on a pretty set (moderate) budget and I knew I wanted an outdoor venue, so I'll admit I didn't look at too many places. But when I saw The Muck, I just knew it was the perfect place.

The staff was wonderful to work with, very helpful and accommodating, and all of our guests commented on how great the food was, especially the cake, and how beautiful the venue was. Duane helped us plan the perfect menu and Kristen, who we hired as our day-of coordinator, was wonderful. We had a lot of special touches, like baskets of goodies for the bathrooms and a particular goblet to use in the ceremony, plus favors that needed a little extra TLC -- they were small potted herbs that we were also using as namecards/table assignments. We just kind of dumped that all on Kristen and she made sense of it and set everything up in the most beautiful way.

I would recommend the Muckenthaler to anyone without hesitation. The only drawback was that there's a hard out time of 10pm, but we had a small after-party at our hotel and it worked out great.

If you're looking for a gorgeous, green, outdoor place to get married and celebrate, this is it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Deborah
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Duane and his staff at Colette's Catering were amazing. They were warm and professional, flexible and hard working, always willing to help in any way they could. That was not only my opinion (mother of the bride) but also the opinion of my wedding decorator and my wedding coordinator. The food was incredible...plentiful and deliciously flavorful and fresh. Due to budget constraints, we selected their most modest buffet, hors d oeuvres and cake. I assumed that the quality would proportionately be lesser but that was not the case. Everything was the absolute best...the food was delicious, hot and fresh, the cake was among the best wedding cake I have had and the champagne for the toast was even a quality champagne! I would highly recommend Colette's to anyone looking for a wedding venue/caterer.
Duane and his staff at Colette's Catering were amazing. They were warm and professional, flexible and hard working, always Read more...
Duane and his staff at Colette's Catering were amazing. They were warm and professional, flexible and hard working, always willing to help in any way they could. That was not only my opinion (mother of the bride) but also the opinion of my wedding decorator and my wedding coordinator. The food was incredible...plentiful and deliciously flavorful and fresh. Due to budget constraints, we selected their most modest buffet, hors d oeuvres and cake. I assumed that the quality would proportionately be lesser but that was not the case. Everything was the absolute best...the food was delicious, hot and fresh, the cake was among the best wedding cake I have had and the champagne for the toast was even a quality champagne! I would highly recommend Colette's to anyone looking for a wedding venue/caterer. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Kendra
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the most wonderful experience with Colette's Events at the Muckenthaler Mansion. As soon as I stepped on the property I knew it was the ideal venue for our wedding. We decided to have a late evening wedding and an all dessert reception with a barrista (instead of a bar tender), which is something they hadn't done before. Our coordinator, Kristen, was amazing and worked so hard to accomodate our unique requests. She not only understood my vision, but was responsive and made the entire wedding planning process completey enjoyable and stress free. I was blown away on our wedding day when everything looked (and tasted) exactly like we pictured! If you are looking for a goregous outdoor venue with amazing food, I highly reccommend Colette's and the Muckenthaler Manison
I had the most wonderful experience with Colette's Events at the Muckenthaler Mansion. As soon as I stepped on the Read more...
I had the most wonderful experience with Colette's Events at the Muckenthaler Mansion. As soon as I stepped on the property I knew it was the ideal venue for our wedding. We decided to have a late evening wedding and an all dessert reception with a barrista (instead of a bar tender), which is something they hadn't done before. Our coordinator, Kristen, was amazing and worked so hard to accomodate our unique requests. She not only understood my vision, but was responsive and made the entire wedding planning process completey enjoyable and stress free. I was blown away on our wedding day when everything looked (and tasted) exactly like we pictured! If you are looking for a goregous outdoor venue with amazing food, I highly reccommend Colette's and the Muckenthaler Manison Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Muckenthaler back in March. From the moment I stepped onto the premises, both of us knew that we HAD to get married here. It was the first and only location we looked at and couldn't imagine getting married and celebrating anywhere else. The location is vast and wide with multiple areas to choose from for your ceremony and reception. Originally, we were planning on having the ceremony in the garden section and reception on the patio; however, rain cancelled that idea and so both took place inside the mansion and was just as gorgeous as it would have been outside. The mansion has a very vintage vibe to it and always has exhibits showcasing so before and after the ceremony, guests have the opportunity to browse inside and check it out. The interior is magnificent and the landscape outside is to DIE FOR!!! You have multiple areas where a bad photo can't be shot. Whether you're looking to have a small (ours was 85 ppl) or big wedding, the Mansion is a great location. There's lots of parking (and it's free), they only have one event per day so your wedding day will be all about you and well, it's gorgeous! Guest after guest kept complimenting how awesome the mansion was and enjoyed exploring the ins and outs of not just the exhibit but the mansion itself. Colette's Catering handles the event/wedding processes and covers catering so basically all you have to worry about is photography, floral and entertainment. I can't list enough positive traits about the mansion. It holds such a special place in my heart and to know that my friends and family loved it, feels pretty awesome.
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My husband and I were married at the Muckenthaler back in March. From the moment I stepped onto the premises, both of us knew that we HAD to get married here. It was the first and only location we looked at and couldn't imagine getting married and celebrating anywhere else. The location is vast and wide with multiple areas to choose from for your ceremony and reception. Originally, we were planning on having the ceremony in the garden section and reception on the patio; however, rain cancelled that idea and so both took place inside the mansion and was just as gorgeous as it would have been outside. The mansion has a very vintage vibe to it and always has exhibits showcasing so before and after the ceremony, guests have the opportunity to browse inside and check it out. The interior is magnificent and the landscape outside is to DIE FOR!!! You have multiple areas where a bad photo can't be shot. Whether you're looking to have a small (ours was 85 ppl) or big wedding, the Mansion is a great location. There's lots of parking (and it's free), they only have one event per day so your wedding day will be all about you and well, it's gorgeous! Guest after guest kept complimenting how awesome the mansion was and enjoyed exploring the ins and outs of not just the exhibit but the mansion itself. Colette's Catering handles the event/wedding processes and covers catering so basically all you have to worry about is photography, floral and entertainment. I can't list enough positive traits about the mansion. It holds such a special place in my heart and to know that my friends and family loved it, feels pretty awesome. Read less
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akitchen382
Wedding:
1/27/2012
5.0/5.0
The Muckenthaler Mansion could not be a more perfect venue to have both ceremony and reception! The mansion is gorgeous, I have a hard time picking my favorite spot! We had our ceremony in the italian garden and the reception inside the mansion, our 100 guests fit perfectly, with room to spare. The patio provided the perfect atmosphere for drinks and dancing. I cant say enough about the Muck!
The Muckenthaler Mansion could not be a more perfect venue to have both ceremony and reception! The mansion is gorgeous, I Read more...
The Muckenthaler Mansion could not be a more perfect venue to have both ceremony and reception! The mansion is gorgeous, I have a hard time picking my favorite spot! We had our ceremony in the italian garden and the reception inside the mansion, our 100 guests fit perfectly, with room to spare. The patio provided the perfect atmosphere for drinks and dancing. I cant say enough about the Muck! Read less
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charliecharity
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I very much enjoyed having "The Muck" as our wedding location. We primarily worked with Dwayne and he was amazing! They really take into account your personal ideas and schedule. The site is gorgeous. All of our guests loved it. Colette's Catering, which is the food company they work with, was also worth every single penny we spent. Overall, everything was fantastic. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a vintage, elegant, organized, and beautiful wedding.
My husband and I very much enjoyed having "The Muck" as our wedding location. We primarily worked with Dwayne and he was Read more...
My husband and I very much enjoyed having "The Muck" as our wedding location. We primarily worked with Dwayne and he was amazing! They really take into account your personal ideas and schedule. The site is gorgeous. All of our guests loved it. Colette's Catering, which is the food company they work with, was also worth every single penny we spent. Overall, everything was fantastic. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking to have a vintage, elegant, organized, and beautiful wedding. Read less
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nmcroberts
Wedding:
1/19/2008
5.0/5.0
The Muckenthaler was an amazing setting for my wedding. Everyone talked about it after. Gina was amazing help and I could not have done this without her. She helped my day go smoothly.
The Muckenthaler was an amazing setting for my wedding. Everyone talked about it after. Gina was amazing help and I could Read more...
The Muckenthaler was an amazing setting for my wedding. Everyone talked about it after. Gina was amazing help and I could not have done this without her. She helped my day go smoothly. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Melanie
Wedding:
6/15/2008
4.9/5.0
Beautiful site. We had the cocktail hour in the art gallery and around the Mansion grounds. The dancing was on the courtyard with lights strung over, very pretty. The dinner was on the lawn with a delicious buffet provided by their exclusive caterer, Colette's Catering, which was also excellent and covered in a different review. Duane, the coordinator, was very fun to work with and was great at being flexible and helping us pull everything together. Our ceremony was at the Fullerton First United Methodist Church (across the street from the Fullerton train station) so the architecture was similar and they were a great pair for our wedding day. I highly recommend the Muckenthaler, especially as an ideal location for that "Old Town Fullerton" feel/a romantic and unique location your guests will remember.
Beautiful site. We had the cocktail hour in the art gallery and around the Mansion grounds. The dancing was on the Read more...
Beautiful site. We had the cocktail hour in the art gallery and around the Mansion grounds. The dancing was on the courtyard with lights strung over, very pretty. The dinner was on the lawn with a delicious buffet provided by their exclusive caterer, Colette's Catering, which was also excellent and covered in a different review. Duane, the coordinator, was very fun to work with and was great at being flexible and helping us pull everything together. Our ceremony was at the Fullerton First United Methodist Church (across the street from the Fullerton train station) so the architecture was similar and they were a great pair for our wedding day. I highly recommend the Muckenthaler, especially as an ideal location for that "Old Town Fullerton" feel/a romantic and unique location your guests will remember. Read less
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Lynette
Wedding:
3/30/2013
4.8/5.0
The Muckenthaler is a wonderful location for a wedding and Colette's Catering provides the food, cake, wait staff, etc. We went for the outdoor ceremony, cocktails in the gallery and on the lawn (Duane had some good suggestions with layout!) and the dinner/reception in the patio. It worked out lovely! The two of us planned everything out well, or as well as one can, but the venue also provided that "Fairy Tale" feel that some guests mentioned. Here are a few comments from family and friends:
“It was the most wonderful wedding I've ever been to. I absolutely loved the venue!! The whole event was just so beautiful…The wedding was more wonderful than I imagined, I was thrilled to be a part of it….It was the most beautiful and truly magical wedding I have ever attended!...I have been to some weddings and yours was one of the best. Everything was so beautiful, so well planned, so much fun. The place, the food, the decorations, everything so well done and delicious. Loved the cake. We all could not stop talking about your wedding, everything was just great…I had a great time at the wedding. It was one of the nicest weddings I've ever been to. The location was perfect, the ceremony and celebration were organized and flowed perfectly. I was very impressed. It was very nice to see and visit with everyone and I even got a chance to take a little tour of The Muck.”
The Muckenthaler is a wonderful location for a wedding and Colette's Catering provides the food, cake, wait staff, etc. We Read more...
The Muckenthaler is a wonderful location for a wedding and Colette's Catering provides the food, cake, wait staff, etc. We went for the outdoor ceremony, cocktails in the gallery and on the lawn (Duane had some good suggestions with layout!) and the dinner/reception in the patio. It worked out lovely! The two of us planned everything out well, or as well as one can, but the venue also provided that "Fairy Tale" feel that some guests mentioned. Here are a few comments from family and friends:
“It was the most wonderful wedding I've ever been to. I absolutely loved the venue!! The whole event was just so beautiful…The wedding was more wonderful than I imagined, I was thrilled to be a part of it….It was the most beautiful and truly magical wedding I have ever attended!...I have been to some weddings and yours was one of the best. Everything was so beautiful, so well planned, so much fun. The place, the food, the decorations, everything so well done and delicious. Loved the cake. We all could not stop talking about your wedding, everything was just great…I had a great time at the wedding. It was one of the nicest weddings I've ever been to. The location was perfect, the ceremony and celebration were organized and flowed perfectly. I was very impressed. It was very nice to see and visit with everyone and I even got a chance to take a little tour of The Muck.” Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Sharla
Wedding:
2/2/2013
4.8/5.0
Duane is doing exactly what he was made to do! He makes you feel like you are his only bride and his sole focus is on you. His ability to provide an honest yet professional and always supportive opinion helped to make my wedding absolutely stunning - it was simply gorgeous, and exactly how I had envisioned it to be. Weeks after the wedding, guests continued to comment on how beautiful the wedding was, how perfect it was from beginning to end. The Muckenthaler Mansion is stunningly idyllic and the perfect wedding venue. It was a magical night and I am so happy to have had my wedding there.
Duane is doing exactly what he was made to do! He makes you feel like you are his only bride and his sole focus is on you. Read more...
Duane is doing exactly what he was made to do! He makes you feel like you are his only bride and his sole focus is on you. His ability to provide an honest yet professional and always supportive opinion helped to make my wedding absolutely stunning - it was simply gorgeous, and exactly how I had envisioned it to be. Weeks after the wedding, guests continued to comment on how beautiful the wedding was, how perfect it was from beginning to end. The Muckenthaler Mansion is stunningly idyllic and the perfect wedding venue. It was a magical night and I am so happy to have had my wedding there. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Tran
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.8/5.0
The Muckenthaler was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception. We had the ceremony somewhere else, and came to the Muck after for the festivities. The outdoor reception was perfect for June, and the dance area was the perfect size for our guests (around 250). I also loved that the mansion was open for guests to peruse the current exhibit. Overall, the location was great and had many areas for guests to sit, walk, talk, dance, etc.
The Muckenthaler was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception. We had the ceremony somewhere else, and came to the Muck Read more...
The Muckenthaler was the PERFECT venue for our wedding reception. We had the ceremony somewhere else, and came to the Muck after for the festivities. The outdoor reception was perfect for June, and the dance area was the perfect size for our guests (around 250). I also loved that the mansion was open for guests to peruse the current exhibit. Overall, the location was great and had many areas for guests to sit, walk, talk, dance, etc. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
4/5/2013
4.7/5.0
This was the most beautiful place to get married at. It was less expensive than other estates that we were looking at because it is a public place, versus just a wedding venue (they do close it to a public when a wedding is being held that day). Duane (who also does the catering there) was very responsive to any requests that we made and basically did whatever we wanted with the place. The Mansion was perfect. It made a beautiful setting and backdrop for pictures. It was easy to find for guests as it was right off the street but it also felt so secluded because you are up on a hill. The ceremony area was perfect and the large lawns and patio made it easy to have a place for lots of dancing and a nice, comfortable dinner. This place was AMAZING!!!!!!
This was the most beautiful place to get married at. It was less expensive than other estates that we were looking at Read more...
This was the most beautiful place to get married at. It was less expensive than other estates that we were looking at because it is a public place, versus just a wedding venue (they do close it to a public when a wedding is being held that day). Duane (who also does the catering there) was very responsive to any requests that we made and basically did whatever we wanted with the place. The Mansion was perfect. It made a beautiful setting and backdrop for pictures. It was easy to find for guests as it was right off the street but it also felt so secluded because you are up on a hill. The ceremony area was perfect and the large lawns and patio made it easy to have a place for lots of dancing and a nice, comfortable dinner. This place was AMAZING!!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Venue
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Dawn
Wedding:
11/23/2013
4.6/5.0
My husband and I chose the Muckenthaler for our wedding ceremony and reception (November 23, 2013). We wanted a venue which could accommodate the ceremony and reception. We knew ahead of time that Colette's Catering was the vendor at the Muckenthaler. At my work, we use Colette's for catering needs and they have always been very professional and the food has always been exceptional. That was the main reason we visited the Muckenthaler. We ended up really liking the feel of the venue. It was cozy and just the right size for us. We were planning a wedding for 100 people. There were options to have the either wedding indoors or outdoors.

Duane Greenleaf was our contact person from Colette's. He manages the weddings at the Muckenthaler. He was wonderful to work with. He's very warm and knowledgeable about the venue. He answered my endless lists of questions. And he made our daunting task of organizing a wedding that much easier. We communicated primarily through emails with the occasional phone call when needed. A few days before the wedding. We were introduced to Sara, the operations manager and she too was a delight to work with. She and Duane worked really well together as a team.

The food was fantastic. At our tasting wr chose the pot roast, veggies, rice, salad and garlic cheese bread. We chose the buffet style dinner with h'or d'oeuvres before and cake after. The cake was marble cake with hazelnut frosting. There was a sudden change in weather just prior to our wedding and Sara came through with arranging for heaters to rent. Both Duane and Sara made sure everything ran smoothly.

All in all we were very happy with the Muckenthaler and Colette's and would highly recommend them.
My husband and I chose the Muckenthaler for our wedding ceremony and reception (November 23, 2013). We wanted a venue Read more...
My husband and I chose the Muckenthaler for our wedding ceremony and reception (November 23, 2013). We wanted a venue which could accommodate the ceremony and reception. We knew ahead of time that Colette's Catering was the vendor at the Muckenthaler. At my work, we use Colette's for catering needs and they have always been very professional and the food has always been exceptional. That was the main reason we visited the Muckenthaler. We ended up really liking the feel of the venue. It was cozy and just the right size for us. We were planning a wedding for 100 people. There were options to have the either wedding indoors or outdoors.

Duane Greenleaf was our contact person from Colette's. He manages the weddings at the Muckenthaler. He was wonderful to work with. He's very warm and knowledgeable about the venue. He answered my endless lists of questions. And he made our daunting task of organizing a wedding that much easier. We communicated primarily through emails with the occasional phone call when needed. A few days before the wedding. We were introduced to Sara, the operations manager and she too was a delight to work with. She and Duane worked really well together as a team.

The food was fantastic. At our tasting wr chose the pot roast, veggies, rice, salad and garlic cheese bread. We chose the buffet style dinner with h'or d'oeuvres before and cake after. The cake was marble cake with hazelnut frosting. There was a sudden change in weather just prior to our wedding and Sara came through with arranging for heaters to rent. Both Duane and Sara made sure everything ran smoothly.

All in all we were very happy with the Muckenthaler and Colette's and would highly recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
The Muckenthaler Mansion is a beautiful venue! It has historic charm and provides a number of great backdrops for photos to remember your special day.

We used the Adella Lawn to accommodate approximately 200 guests, which included adults and children. It was the perfect setting for both adults and kids. Our adult guests thought the location was beautiful, and being on the lawn provided enough space for the kids to wander around so that the reception was fun for them, too!
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The Muckenthaler Mansion is a beautiful venue! It has historic charm and provides a number of great backdrops for photos to remember your special day.

We used the Adella Lawn to accommodate approximately 200 guests, which included adults and children. It was the perfect setting for both adults and kids. Our adult guests thought the location was beautiful, and being on the lawn provided enough space for the kids to wander around so that the reception was fun for them, too! Read less
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Ashlee
Wedding:
10/28/2012
3.8/5.0
The Muckenthaler Mansion is so gorgeous! I had my ceremony in the Italian Garden and the reception on the stone patio. I was super happy about the natural beauty of the garden. The atmosphere was perfect for my little wedding. The food was great, too. The only problem I had was it was super expensive. It was nice because the cost included the venue, food, cake, bar, etc. But for the price I paid, I was disappointed in the service. Duane was super nice, but it was sometimes difficult to get any questions answered. I also worked with Rick and he was also difficult to get a response, especially days before the wedding. The service during the reception was good until we cut the cake, then everyone disappeared. Overall, If I had to do it again, I would still have my wedding here, though. It was perfect for us!
The Muckenthaler Mansion is so gorgeous! I had my ceremony in the Italian Garden and the reception on the stone patio. I Read more...
The Muckenthaler Mansion is so gorgeous! I had my ceremony in the Italian Garden and the reception on the stone patio. I was super happy about the natural beauty of the garden. The atmosphere was perfect for my little wedding. The food was great, too. The only problem I had was it was super expensive. It was nice because the cost included the venue, food, cake, bar, etc. But for the price I paid, I was disappointed in the service. Duane was super nice, but it was sometimes difficult to get any questions answered. I also worked with Rick and he was also difficult to get a response, especially days before the wedding. The service during the reception was good until we cut the cake, then everyone disappeared. Overall, If I had to do it again, I would still have my wedding here, though. It was perfect for us! Read less
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MrsSummerfield
Wedding:
5/10/2008
3.5/5.0
Everything was perfect up until the day of. All his promises fell through once we paid all the money. They say whatever they want to make you happy but don't follow through. If you pay cash you get a discount. They are good about being flexible with the money but not so friendly the day of the wedding. They cut our DJ off short even thoguh they said it could last an extra hour and they never gave us appitizers while we took pictures which he promised. I taste tested those and never got one!!! :(
Everything was perfect up until the day of. All his promises fell through once we paid all the money. They say whatever Read more...
Everything was perfect up until the day of. All his promises fell through once we paid all the money. They say whatever they want to make you happy but don't follow through. If you pay cash you get a discount. They are good about being flexible with the money but not so friendly the day of the wedding. They cut our DJ off short even thoguh they said it could last an extra hour and they never gave us appitizers while we took pictures which he promised. I taste tested those and never got one!!! :( Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.4/5.0
Beautiful and unique venue. It is handicap accessible. There are many options of where the ceremony and reception can be held and you get to rent out the entire location. The staff that worked our wedding was very helpful, friendly and professional. The cake was delicious as well! I enjoyed supporting a cultural center as well as opposed to another venue.
Beautiful and unique venue. It is handicap accessible. There are many options of where the ceremony and reception can be Read more...
Beautiful and unique venue. It is handicap accessible. There are many options of where the ceremony and reception can be held and you get to rent out the entire location. The staff that worked our wedding was very helpful, friendly and professional. The cake was delicious as well! I enjoyed supporting a cultural center as well as opposed to another venue. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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AprilC
Wedding:
12/17/2011
1.5/5.0
I loved the location of my wedding at the Muckenthaler Mansion. However, I feel the level of service was poor. Collette's Catering is the company that manages all events at this location. They did not follow through on providing pricing or other information unless I hounded them. They were very non-chalant during the rehersal and day of the event. They seemed to miss the fact that this was my wedding and I expected them to be tentative and responsive to our requests. They also did not provide any wiggle room for the time of the event, even though nothing else was scheduled for that afternoon. Overall, the venue was beautiful but the service was lacking.
I loved the location of my wedding at the Muckenthaler Mansion. However, I feel the level of service was poor. Collette's Read more...
I loved the location of my wedding at the Muckenthaler Mansion. However, I feel the level of service was poor. Collette's Catering is the company that manages all events at this location. They did not follow through on providing pricing or other information unless I hounded them. They were very non-chalant during the rehersal and day of the event. They seemed to miss the fact that this was my wedding and I expected them to be tentative and responsive to our requests. They also did not provide any wiggle room for the time of the event, even though nothing else was scheduled for that afternoon. Overall, the venue was beautiful but the service was lacking. Read less
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