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The French Estate

Orange , CA
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LOCATION

248 South Batavia
Orange, CA 92868 US (map)

PHONE

714-997-5038

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What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s)
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Limited Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Signature Cocktail(s)
What event items are available?
Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Naomi
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Sarah goes above and beyond to make your day incredibly special!! I am so excited to have our wedding at The French Estate. I have two friends that got married there and have nothing but nice things to say about this BEAUTIFUL venue!
Sarah goes above and beyond to make your day incredibly special!! I am so excited to have our wedding at The French Read more...
Sarah goes above and beyond to make your day incredibly special!! I am so excited to have our wedding at The French Estate. I have two friends that got married there and have nothing but nice things to say about this BEAUTIFUL venue! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
2/28/2016
5.0/5.0
The French Estate is beautiful... it has that old cottage cozy feeling that makes people feel welcome and never uptight. It's inexpensive and it has almost every thing that you would like (being that you want a rustic feel). Sarah is amazing and will work with you and give you suggestions. She has a whole closet of decorations that she let's you use free of charge. The estate itself has also these cute corners. An arbor, rustic benches, swings... and the backyard already had string lights so there's no need to rent them. She also has vendors that she recommends, and we've opted to hire the caterers that she works with a lot. And the food is amazing. If you're on a budget, the French Estate is a place to really consider.
The French Estate is beautiful... it has that old cottage cozy feeling that makes people feel welcome and never uptight. Read more...
The French Estate is beautiful... it has that old cottage cozy feeling that makes people feel welcome and never uptight. It's inexpensive and it has almost every thing that you would like (being that you want a rustic feel). Sarah is amazing and will work with you and give you suggestions. She has a whole closet of decorations that she let's you use free of charge. The estate itself has also these cute corners. An arbor, rustic benches, swings... and the backyard already had string lights so there's no need to rent them. She also has vendors that she recommends, and we've opted to hire the caterers that she works with a lot. And the food is amazing. If you're on a budget, the French Estate is a place to really consider. Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
1/30/2016
5.0/5.0
I am so, so happy that we had our wedding at the French Estate! We searched for a venue for such a long time. The places that were in our price range didn't feel special enough, and the places that had the right vibe were way too expensive. Then we found the French Estate in Orange, and its amazing owner, Sarah. It was affordable, beautiful, and just had the right feeling, like it was a special place. I knew I wanted to get married there. It's a gorgeous historic home, with an amazing front porch, lush landscaping, tons of precious hidden details, stunning lighting, and ample reception space. Sarah, the owner, lives in the home, and believes that a wedding should be about beginning a new chapter in life, not about going broke for a one-day event. Her rates are totally reasonable, and it includes a ton of amenities, like tables, chairs, decor, and lighting. It's the best deal I found, and the most beautiful property!

Sarah herself is wonderful to work with. She is calm and collected, and gives off the vibe that everything is under control, and you have nothing to worry about. I am naturally a very anxious person, and there were multiple times that she put me at ease. She helped ensure that our entire wedding day went smoothly, from the rehearsal the night before, to the clean-up at the very end of the reception. She was responsive and communicative during the planning process, and was happy to have in-person planning meetings and tours of the property. She acts as the day-of coordinator, and thanks to her, our wedding day went just according to plan and I was shielded from stress as much as possible!

My wedding was exactly what I had envisioned, and I truly believe that this would not have been the case at any other venue. I will always be grateful to Sarah and the French Estate for making my dream wedding a reality.
I am so, so happy that we had our wedding at the French Estate! We searched for a venue for such a long time. The places Read more...
I am so, so happy that we had our wedding at the French Estate! We searched for a venue for such a long time. The places that were in our price range didn't feel special enough, and the places that had the right vibe were way too expensive. Then we found the French Estate in Orange, and its amazing owner, Sarah. It was affordable, beautiful, and just had the right feeling, like it was a special place. I knew I wanted to get married there. It's a gorgeous historic home, with an amazing front porch, lush landscaping, tons of precious hidden details, stunning lighting, and ample reception space. Sarah, the owner, lives in the home, and believes that a wedding should be about beginning a new chapter in life, not about going broke for a one-day event. Her rates are totally reasonable, and it includes a ton of amenities, like tables, chairs, decor, and lighting. It's the best deal I found, and the most beautiful property!

Sarah herself is wonderful to work with. She is calm and collected, and gives off the vibe that everything is under control, and you have nothing to worry about. I am naturally a very anxious person, and there were multiple times that she put me at ease. She helped ensure that our entire wedding day went smoothly, from the rehearsal the night before, to the clean-up at the very end of the reception. She was responsive and communicative during the planning process, and was happy to have in-person planning meetings and tours of the property. She acts as the day-of coordinator, and thanks to her, our wedding day went just according to plan and I was shielded from stress as much as possible!

My wedding was exactly what I had envisioned, and I truly believe that this would not have been the case at any other venue. I will always be grateful to Sarah and the French Estate for making my dream wedding a reality. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
11/7/2015
4.1/5.0
The venue is gorgeous. It has a lot of character and charm, and it photographs so well. The only tip I have for other brides considering this location is to keep in mind that you do not get a coordinator when you book this place. There is mention of some coordinating on the site and in some of the paperwork, but really, they are not performing the duties of a full on coordinator. For example, setting out tables and chairs, taking out trash, working with all your vendors, executing your timeline...the staff at the French Estate do not do this. You should really make sure you discuss what is and is not covered by their staff because they are very particular about how they want things put back. I hired a day-of coordinator who had experience working with the owner of the French Estate. Just be very clear about what the expectations are on both parts. I had a great time and loved the way our wedding turned out, but I'm sure I would be singing a different tune had I not hired a day-of coordinator. Also, because this is a home in a residential area, the parking is off site, about a 10 minute walk from the venue. The French Estate does provide a charming San Francisco-like trolley to transport your guests to and from for the duration of your event. It's very cute. Like I said before, the place is different and romantic and a wonderful alternative to a hotel ballroom.
The venue is gorgeous. It has a lot of character and charm, and it photographs so well. The only tip I have for other Read more...
The venue is gorgeous. It has a lot of character and charm, and it photographs so well. The only tip I have for other brides considering this location is to keep in mind that you do not get a coordinator when you book this place. There is mention of some coordinating on the site and in some of the paperwork, but really, they are not performing the duties of a full on coordinator. For example, setting out tables and chairs, taking out trash, working with all your vendors, executing your timeline...the staff at the French Estate do not do this. You should really make sure you discuss what is and is not covered by their staff because they are very particular about how they want things put back. I hired a day-of coordinator who had experience working with the owner of the French Estate. Just be very clear about what the expectations are on both parts. I had a great time and loved the way our wedding turned out, but I'm sure I would be singing a different tune had I not hired a day-of coordinator. Also, because this is a home in a residential area, the parking is off site, about a 10 minute walk from the venue. The French Estate does provide a charming San Francisco-like trolley to transport your guests to and from for the duration of your event. It's very cute. Like I said before, the place is different and romantic and a wonderful alternative to a hotel ballroom. Read less
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lauren
Wedding:
1/24/2015
5.0/5.0
This venue was perfect for our wedding of 15 people. Sarah and Margie was super flexible when it came to me meeting them especially when I was living in a different state through the whole planning process. Margie was an excellent coordinator and was always available through text or email. We were able to have the ceremony in the front and the reception in the back and it was just a beautiful estate. They even had decorations we could use for that day! They also have a discount in the winter and they don't require you use their vendors but they have suggested ones if you need some.
This venue was perfect for our wedding of 15 people. Sarah and Margie was super flexible when it came to me meeting them Read more...
This venue was perfect for our wedding of 15 people. Sarah and Margie was super flexible when it came to me meeting them especially when I was living in a different state through the whole planning process. Margie was an excellent coordinator and was always available through text or email. We were able to have the ceremony in the front and the reception in the back and it was just a beautiful estate. They even had decorations we could use for that day! They also have a discount in the winter and they don't require you use their vendors but they have suggested ones if you need some. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
10/26/2014
5.0/5.0
The French Estate was our dream venue and the service was excellent from the start to the very end! Sarah and Margie were extremely accommodating from the planning to the day of. We could not have found a more perfect venue. The place is amazing!! We loved the vintage feel which was fitting to our theme and we had access to the inside of the house as well as the front and back yard, which are beautifully decorated with plants and lots of green. Our guests were treated with great respect and everyone had an excellent time! The cake which was included in our package was DEEEELISH and beautifully decorated matching our photo to the dot!!!!! We are so thankful for having Margie help coordinate and even help with the decorations!
The French Estate was our dream venue and the service was excellent from the start to the very end! Sarah and Margie were Read more...
The French Estate was our dream venue and the service was excellent from the start to the very end! Sarah and Margie were extremely accommodating from the planning to the day of. We could not have found a more perfect venue. The place is amazing!! We loved the vintage feel which was fitting to our theme and we had access to the inside of the house as well as the front and back yard, which are beautifully decorated with plants and lots of green. Our guests were treated with great respect and everyone had an excellent time! The cake which was included in our package was DEEEELISH and beautifully decorated matching our photo to the dot!!!!! We are so thankful for having Margie help coordinate and even help with the decorations! Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
4/11/2014
3.8/5.0
We absolutely loved the atmosphere at the French Estate. It was relaxing and clean, and fit perfectly with our French/rustic wedding. We had a couple issues with the seating set-up, but couldn't do anything about it, so we just enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this venue for small/medium sized weddings. And book well in advance!
We absolutely loved the atmosphere at the French Estate. It was relaxing and clean, and fit perfectly with our Read more...
We absolutely loved the atmosphere at the French Estate. It was relaxing and clean, and fit perfectly with our French/rustic wedding. We had a couple issues with the seating set-up, but couldn't do anything about it, so we just enjoyed ourselves. I would recommend this venue for small/medium sized weddings. And book well in advance! Read less
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Vinele
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Sarah has such a beautiful home and runs such a wonderful business. We were so lucky to stumble upon this amazing place and share our wedding day with our friends and family there. Margie and the rest of Sarah's team were super accommodating and helpful. There's also a special deal that sarah has with a local catering and cake company. You won't be disappointed - everything turne out beautifully! Thank you!
Sarah has such a beautiful home and runs such a wonderful business. We were so lucky to stumble upon this amazing place Read more...
Sarah has such a beautiful home and runs such a wonderful business. We were so lucky to stumble upon this amazing place and share our wedding day with our friends and family there. Margie and the rest of Sarah's team were super accommodating and helpful. There's also a special deal that sarah has with a local catering and cake company. You won't be disappointed - everything turne out beautifully! Thank you! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Margie mcCoy and Sarah are the best accommodated me and my guest to the fullest it's intimate and beautiful
Margie mcCoy and Sarah are the best accommodated me and my guest to the fullest it's intimate and beautiful
Margie mcCoy and Sarah are the best accommodated me and my guest to the fullest it's intimate and beautiful Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/17/2012
4.7/5.0
Sarah is a big help on the wedding day and getting you what you need. She sometimes take a bit of time to get back to you and is not available as much as I would of liked.
Sarah is a big help on the wedding day and getting you what you need. She sometimes take a bit of time to get back to you Read more...
Sarah is a big help on the wedding day and getting you what you need. She sometimes take a bit of time to get back to you and is not available as much as I would of liked. Read less
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