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Secluded Garden Estate

Pala , CA
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38648 Pala Temecula Road
Pala, CA 92059 US (map)

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760-742-3100

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One of the most affordable Venues near Temecula. Site Rental Fee is $2100.00 for Saturday Wedding and $1700.00 for
Friday or Sunday Wedding Event!!!

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One of the most affordable Venues near Temecula. Site Rental Fee is $2100.00 for Saturday Wedding and $1700.00 for
Friday or Sunday Wedding Event!!!

Secluded Garden Estate is just a few miles south of Temecula Valley Wine Country. We are located between the Pechanga and Pala Casinos, and oly a few miles from Old Town Temecula.

Our property spans 28 acres, and has multiple levels, with varied scenic environments.
The actual wedding reception site is rather secluded...thus the name Secluded Garden Estate. The site has a fantastic 180 degree view which is unobstructed and there are no neighbors, & no houses in sight. It is a very private area.

There is a 6,000 sq foot lawn which is very level. We currently have 2 patios...one is approx. 550 sq feet and is ideal as a dance floor. The other is approx 300 sq feet and is ideal for the Bride and Groom to be featured at a sweet heart table, with the view behind them & a beautiful set of gates also provides a decorative backdrop to this area.There is an arbor structure that runs the perimeter of the site with climbing roses which creates a room effect. Old fashioned park lights give a romatice glow to the area in the evening.

We have 2 ceremony sites, one is an Old Rustic Structure that had been a greenhouse, the other is on the Lawn by th Pool. Both sites have great views and charm. Use one for ceremony and the other for a pre-reception Cocktail Social Hour.

We only schedule two event per weekend, and you will have early access to the site as early as Thursday the week of your wedding( based on other event schedules). You are welcome to schedule site visits with your vendors anytime before your wedding date. Customize your wedding by using your own caterer, florist, DJ, photographer.

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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?
3
Describe your venue:
Farm
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Outside Vendors OK
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
2.8/5.0
My FH and I met with the owners of Secluded Garden Estate for a tour and fell in love with the venue itself. Romantic, unique, beautiful views. The only problem was the service. From the get-go, we got a strange vibe. What really threw us off was the owner's conduct. She made us look through slideshows of various weddings they'd hosted in the past. Usually, I'd love to see what the space can look like but the owner kept pointing out what the couple "did wrong" and was trying to give us a tutorial of "what not to do" for our wedding. What she didn't know is that I'm on it, know my theme/colors/DIY and had all this figured out before we met with her. She kept telling us what was wrong with other weddings and it made us feel so uncomfortable. No way would I want to have my wedding there knowing that a year later, she'd be trashing my choices based on her own preferences (not her professional opinion, she doesn't offer wedding planning services). I finally had to stop her "tutorial" and ask for the pricing details, etc. Felt so bad for the couples she was trash talking. Lovely home, great price, but strange vibe over all. Just couldn't take the risk.
My FH and I met with the owners of Secluded Garden Estate for a tour and fell in love with the venue itself. Romantic, Read more...
My FH and I met with the owners of Secluded Garden Estate for a tour and fell in love with the venue itself. Romantic, unique, beautiful views. The only problem was the service. From the get-go, we got a strange vibe. What really threw us off was the owner's conduct. She made us look through slideshows of various weddings they'd hosted in the past. Usually, I'd love to see what the space can look like but the owner kept pointing out what the couple "did wrong" and was trying to give us a tutorial of "what not to do" for our wedding. What she didn't know is that I'm on it, know my theme/colors/DIY and had all this figured out before we met with her. She kept telling us what was wrong with other weddings and it made us feel so uncomfortable. No way would I want to have my wedding there knowing that a year later, she'd be trashing my choices based on her own preferences (not her professional opinion, she doesn't offer wedding planning services). I finally had to stop her "tutorial" and ask for the pricing details, etc. Felt so bad for the couples she was trash talking. Lovely home, great price, but strange vibe over all. Just couldn't take the risk. Read less
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Roxane
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.5/5.0
My husband and I looked at various venues and was stuck between two venues. We choose secluded garden because we were able to bring our own vendors and stay with our budget. The place is a beautiful place to have a wedding. They offer three different set ups and all were equally beautiful. My guest loved the place and were in awe with the view. Emily the owner was wonderful and very flexible. She was kind and professional. My only down fall was the wedding planner that was on a list of recommended vendors provided by venue, we didn't have to use her but I chose her because she sounded professional and eveything needed in a wedding planner. But she was the complete opposite, if I could get my money back I totally would. Either than the wedding planner, everything was great. I would recommend this venue to other guest.
My husband and I looked at various venues and was stuck between two venues. We choose secluded garden because we were able Read more...
My husband and I looked at various venues and was stuck between two venues. We choose secluded garden because we were able to bring our own vendors and stay with our budget. The place is a beautiful place to have a wedding. They offer three different set ups and all were equally beautiful. My guest loved the place and were in awe with the view. Emily the owner was wonderful and very flexible. She was kind and professional. My only down fall was the wedding planner that was on a list of recommended vendors provided by venue, we didn't have to use her but I chose her because she sounded professional and eveything needed in a wedding planner. But she was the complete opposite, if I could get my money back I totally would. Either than the wedding planner, everything was great. I would recommend this venue to other guest. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
There is no venue that would have been better suited for our special day! Upon visiting Secluded Garden Estate and meeting with the owner Emily, my husband (obviously fiance at the time) and I immediately fell in love. Emily is so welcoming and easy to talk to, and she was the first vendor to make us feel confident that we could have our dream wedding while still maintaining our $10k budget. The grounds of this venue are absolutely gorgeous and the locations for ceremony/cocktail hour/reception are all unique with breathtaking views. Each location has such incredible natural beauty, which eliminates the need for extravagant floral pieces. The open greenhouse structure with the windows is one of a kind, and I adored all of the flowers surrounding the reception area. Emily had a ton of great suggestions for vendors, and she was very flexible in letting us stop by a few times in the months leading up to the wedding so that we could plan layouts, etc. All of the guests raved about the location, and I heard "How on earth did you find this place?" numerous times. Hosting our wedding at Secluded Garden Estate was a dream come true. We look forward to visiting Emily and Dennis in the future just to say hello!
There is no venue that would have been better suited for our special day! Upon visiting Secluded Garden Estate and meeting Read more...
There is no venue that would have been better suited for our special day! Upon visiting Secluded Garden Estate and meeting with the owner Emily, my husband (obviously fiance at the time) and I immediately fell in love. Emily is so welcoming and easy to talk to, and she was the first vendor to make us feel confident that we could have our dream wedding while still maintaining our $10k budget. The grounds of this venue are absolutely gorgeous and the locations for ceremony/cocktail hour/reception are all unique with breathtaking views. Each location has such incredible natural beauty, which eliminates the need for extravagant floral pieces. The open greenhouse structure with the windows is one of a kind, and I adored all of the flowers surrounding the reception area. Emily had a ton of great suggestions for vendors, and she was very flexible in letting us stop by a few times in the months leading up to the wedding so that we could plan layouts, etc. All of the guests raved about the location, and I heard "How on earth did you find this place?" numerous times. Hosting our wedding at Secluded Garden Estate was a dream come true. We look forward to visiting Emily and Dennis in the future just to say hello! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.4/5.0
This venue is by far the most gorgeous place to have a wedding and everyone who attended my wedding said so. The natural beauty of this place cut down a huge cost on decor and gave me the freedom to make my wedding my way. That being said, the owners are definitely a pain to work with. Our contract changed 3 days before my wedding day. There seemed to be a huge lack of communication on details of the venue. I had explained in front of the owner many times that the bridal party planned to get ready in the bridal suite provided; 3 days before the wedding I was told we could only use the bridal suite to put my dress on and we could not begin the reception until it was cleared out. My photographer said the owner was in the way of every single shot and needs to edit her out in multiple shots. There was security present however very involved in the wedding and VERY VISIBLE which made many feel very uncomfortable including myself. If one chooses to use this gorgeous its one must tell the owner that although it is their property it is YOUR wedding and you will respect her rules if she respects your privacy and choices. We were being watched at all times by security, the owner, her husband, and people in golf carts. The venue is a GORGEOUS bang for your buck however is very sketchy and not private.
This venue is by far the most gorgeous place to have a wedding and everyone who attended my wedding said so. The natural Read more...
This venue is by far the most gorgeous place to have a wedding and everyone who attended my wedding said so. The natural beauty of this place cut down a huge cost on decor and gave me the freedom to make my wedding my way. That being said, the owners are definitely a pain to work with. Our contract changed 3 days before my wedding day. There seemed to be a huge lack of communication on details of the venue. I had explained in front of the owner many times that the bridal party planned to get ready in the bridal suite provided; 3 days before the wedding I was told we could only use the bridal suite to put my dress on and we could not begin the reception until it was cleared out. My photographer said the owner was in the way of every single shot and needs to edit her out in multiple shots. There was security present however very involved in the wedding and VERY VISIBLE which made many feel very uncomfortable including myself. If one chooses to use this gorgeous its one must tell the owner that although it is their property it is YOUR wedding and you will respect her rules if she respects your privacy and choices. We were being watched at all times by security, the owner, her husband, and people in golf carts. The venue is a GORGEOUS bang for your buck however is very sketchy and not private. Read less
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Secluded Garden Estate responded with the following comments:

The policies that this Bride has stated were just given to her 3 days before their event, is untrue. The Bride and Groom signed a contract in January of 2013, that clearly stated our policies, which addressed the fact that we do not allow "hair and make-up" to be done on sight. They also violated our "Alcohol" policy, which is in keeping with the state laws. Due to the fact that the alcohol policy was violated, it required intervention from our on site Security Guard. We did not demand that the brides room be cleaned before ceremony. In addition, our contract states that the Bride's room must be cleaned out by 6PM. We provide them with the opportunity to store all of their belongings in the Groom's room(40 feet away) for the rest of the evening. Unfortunately, this bride felt that the contractual policies did not apply to her.
We strive to make every wedding experience wonderful. We have policies, as do all Venues, that are contractually agreed to, for every event. This couple did not make alternate arrangements with us.
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Chanel
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
This is an absolutely breathtaking venue that was perfect for my outside wedding. We were able to have a late afternoon wedding followed by a summers-eve reception under white sparkling lights and billowing trees. It was everything I could imagine and more. The venue owner was kind and professional and helped us plan vendors (she has a list). Throughout the wedding she had grounds man help as well.This venue is basically a private home with acreage that has been transformed into a wedding venue which includes some of the most amazing photo-ops. This venue was an amazing value and price for our budget wedding. I always recommend it to others when I hear they are having a wedding. It could also be a great venue for a party of any sorts.
This is an absolutely breathtaking venue that was perfect for my outside wedding. We were able to have a late afternoon Read more...
This is an absolutely breathtaking venue that was perfect for my outside wedding. We were able to have a late afternoon wedding followed by a summers-eve reception under white sparkling lights and billowing trees. It was everything I could imagine and more. The venue owner was kind and professional and helped us plan vendors (she has a list). Throughout the wedding she had grounds man help as well.This venue is basically a private home with acreage that has been transformed into a wedding venue which includes some of the most amazing photo-ops. This venue was an amazing value and price for our budget wedding. I always recommend it to others when I hear they are having a wedding. It could also be a great venue for a party of any sorts. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/3/2013
3.3/5.0
Okay, first of all, BEAUTIFUL venue. Definitely one of my dreams. That being said, I would recommend this venue to anyone who is VERY flexible and goes with the flow. I say that I am that way, but something about a wedding changes a girl on her wedding day. Mostly everything went very well, ceremony and reception were decorated beautifully (I mean, it doesn't take much because the landscape is so nice). One key thing to keep in mind, this is a residence. The owners are living on a gem. My biggest complaint was that I felt like I was trespassing the whole time I was there. The owners were constantly reminding us of where we couldn't go or what we couldn't touch...it was very odd because when we were in the planning stages they were very flexible with us. I understand that this is their home, but if it makes them so uncomfortable to have people there, don't. For example, the "bridal suite" is their living room...we got repeatedly told not to move anything...okay I get it! I wasn't planning on it, but now I'm so uncomfortable! There were a couple of unforseen events that I felt terrible about, but when the owner threatens to sue, I am hurt. A taxi driver (whom a guest called) got lost on the property and drove on some grass...the owner threatened to sue us for it...never happened but I was astonished that they went there. The other issue was trash...They did warn us about being responsible for our own trash, but I truly didn't think that I would have to drag my wedding party out of bed at 7:30 am the next day to fill the boy's trucks with trash to drive and dump elsewhere. My only suggestion to the owners regarding this is to put a trash fee in the contract....I would have gladly paid for that...this is a venue right?

Overall...beautiful venue, definitely be prepared to plan!! This venue is very affordable, but it will be DIY...which I love! (except the DIY trash pick up) So to all my fellow DIY brides...who are very organized...check this venue out.
Okay, first of all, BEAUTIFUL venue. Definitely one of my dreams. That being said, I would recommend this venue to anyone Read more...
Okay, first of all, BEAUTIFUL venue. Definitely one of my dreams. That being said, I would recommend this venue to anyone who is VERY flexible and goes with the flow. I say that I am that way, but something about a wedding changes a girl on her wedding day. Mostly everything went very well, ceremony and reception were decorated beautifully (I mean, it doesn't take much because the landscape is so nice). One key thing to keep in mind, this is a residence. The owners are living on a gem. My biggest complaint was that I felt like I was trespassing the whole time I was there. The owners were constantly reminding us of where we couldn't go or what we couldn't touch...it was very odd because when we were in the planning stages they were very flexible with us. I understand that this is their home, but if it makes them so uncomfortable to have people there, don't. For example, the "bridal suite" is their living room...we got repeatedly told not to move anything...okay I get it! I wasn't planning on it, but now I'm so uncomfortable! There were a couple of unforseen events that I felt terrible about, but when the owner threatens to sue, I am hurt. A taxi driver (whom a guest called) got lost on the property and drove on some grass...the owner threatened to sue us for it...never happened but I was astonished that they went there. The other issue was trash...They did warn us about being responsible for our own trash, but I truly didn't think that I would have to drag my wedding party out of bed at 7:30 am the next day to fill the boy's trucks with trash to drive and dump elsewhere. My only suggestion to the owners regarding this is to put a trash fee in the contract....I would have gladly paid for that...this is a venue right?

Overall...beautiful venue, definitely be prepared to plan!! This venue is very affordable, but it will be DIY...which I love! (except the DIY trash pick up) So to all my fellow DIY brides...who are very organized...check this venue out. Read less
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Lizbeth
Wedding:
6/8/2013
2.2/5.0
Initially we were in love with this place and signed a contract a year and a half before the wedding. The place is beautiful and the owners were very nice. The problems came as the wedding came closer. Initially we were told we could stay past 12 because of course it is in a far away place and very secluded. A month before the wedding they told us we had to turn the music down by 9. When I called them to make sure that was not was initially promised, they told me we could keep the music but it would have to be lowered at 11 and we had to still be off the property by 12. The day of the wedding the owner came to the DJ at 9 and had him turn down the music. Meanwhile, they did pull out a couple of chairs and joined our party by drinking and eating along with the rest of our families. They made us go through their insurance and gave us a hard time with the deposit because one of the vendors hit part of the fence. It was later resolved because the vendor took responsibility and paid them, but we never even got a response from the insurance company. We had to use their provided rental company and they made it extremely hard for my wedding planner because they left items all over the place and my wedding planner had to move 5 belly tables, chairs, and tables across sections even though they had asked us where we wanted them. Very nice people, but not sure this is something they should be running on their own.
Initially we were in love with this place and signed a contract a year and a half before the wedding. The place is Read more...
Initially we were in love with this place and signed a contract a year and a half before the wedding. The place is beautiful and the owners were very nice. The problems came as the wedding came closer. Initially we were told we could stay past 12 because of course it is in a far away place and very secluded. A month before the wedding they told us we had to turn the music down by 9. When I called them to make sure that was not was initially promised, they told me we could keep the music but it would have to be lowered at 11 and we had to still be off the property by 12. The day of the wedding the owner came to the DJ at 9 and had him turn down the music. Meanwhile, they did pull out a couple of chairs and joined our party by drinking and eating along with the rest of our families. They made us go through their insurance and gave us a hard time with the deposit because one of the vendors hit part of the fence. It was later resolved because the vendor took responsibility and paid them, but we never even got a response from the insurance company. We had to use their provided rental company and they made it extremely hard for my wedding planner because they left items all over the place and my wedding planner had to move 5 belly tables, chairs, and tables across sections even though they had asked us where we wanted them. Very nice people, but not sure this is something they should be running on their own. Read less
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Secluded Garden Estate responded with the following comments:

Unfortunately, sound ordinance restrictions are out of our control. It is in our contract that music has to be at a reasonalbe level. We advised the DJ of this in advance. This couple did get to have their music on until 11PM. We provide very generous access time for each event, a minimum of 13 hours. The damages caiused by one of their vendors was over $650.00. Once the damages were paid for , we refunded their "Security Deposit". Issues that they had with the equipment vendor, was based on their directions to the Vendor. Also, this vendor gave them a great discount right from the begining.
It is cutomary, and courteous to include your vendors in your guest count with your caterer. The photographers, DJ, Photo Booth staff, etc are always served, as well as our staff and occassionally the owners of the venue. When a caterer invites us to try their food, we do occasionally try it. We would never intrude or eat with guests.
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Stesha
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.5/5.0
Great venue, and gives you lots of leeway to hire your own caterers. Be aware that you have to use their preferred renter for tables and chairs and that you have to pay extra for set-up and tear-down of the event. Also don't be shy to contact Emily more than once if she doesn't respond at first - she's very busy. It's worth it! Beautiful venue.
Great venue, and gives you lots of leeway to hire your own caterers. Be aware that you have to use their preferred renter Read more...
Great venue, and gives you lots of leeway to hire your own caterers. Be aware that you have to use their preferred renter for tables and chairs and that you have to pay extra for set-up and tear-down of the event. Also don't be shy to contact Emily more than once if she doesn't respond at first - she's very busy. It's worth it! Beautiful venue. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
The Secluded Garden Estate is A BEAUTIFUL VENUE with Lots of ways to make your Big Day your own Special Day!!! I instantly fell in love with the venue from the moment I stepped foot onto the property! My pictures are gorgeous and everyone is still talking about how incredible the venue was! My only complaint is that there is Not a Bride Suite to get ready in, you actually get ready in a part of the owners home which is not private as you use their personal restroom facilities which was a bit strange. The owners of the property are very nice people and are willing to allow you to customize your day. I would definitely recommend this venue to future brides...
The Secluded Garden Estate is A BEAUTIFUL VENUE with Lots of ways to make your Big Day your own Special Day!!! I instantly Read more...
The Secluded Garden Estate is A BEAUTIFUL VENUE with Lots of ways to make your Big Day your own Special Day!!! I instantly fell in love with the venue from the moment I stepped foot onto the property! My pictures are gorgeous and everyone is still talking about how incredible the venue was! My only complaint is that there is Not a Bride Suite to get ready in, you actually get ready in a part of the owners home which is not private as you use their personal restroom facilities which was a bit strange. The owners of the property are very nice people and are willing to allow you to customize your day. I would definitely recommend this venue to future brides... Read less
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Chrysti
Wedding:
10/26/2012
4.9/5.0
First of all Emily the owner and operator of Secluded Garden Estate is such a kind and wonderful person. She lays everything out so clearly and organized. The estate is beautiful and well managed. Emily had an emergency on my wedding day and couldn't be there to give instruction, but her son stepped in and took control and did a great job. I didn't give a 5 star on professionalism because Although Emily is very professional she also makes you feel very comfortable almost like family. We couldn't believe the value we were getting on this place it's an amazing place to get married.
First of all Emily the owner and operator of Secluded Garden Estate is such a kind and wonderful person. She lays Read more...
First of all Emily the owner and operator of Secluded Garden Estate is such a kind and wonderful person. She lays everything out so clearly and organized. The estate is beautiful and well managed. Emily had an emergency on my wedding day and couldn't be there to give instruction, but her son stepped in and took control and did a great job. I didn't give a 5 star on professionalism because Although Emily is very professional she also makes you feel very comfortable almost like family. We couldn't believe the value we were getting on this place it's an amazing place to get married. Read less
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