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The Villa San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano , CA

LOCATION

31431 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA US 92675 (map)

PHONE

949-606-5125

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome!

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is brought to you by the innovative minds that created the Ramos House Café located in The Los Rios Historic District in Orange County.... Read more
Welcome!

The Villa San Juan Capistrano is brought to you by the innovative minds that created the Ramos House Café located in The Los Rios Historic District in Orange County. Step inside and find that this unique wedding venue is unlike any place you’ve seen.

Nestled in the old Spanish town of San Juan Capistrano, lies a turn-of-the-century home covered in ivy. A mahogany door, complete with an detailed metal door knocker, awaits the arrival of welcomed guests.

Step inside The Villa and feel the essence of time flourish around you and your loved ones as you invite them into a historic building, filled with fine antiques flown in from around the world. A beautiful stone courtyard sets the stage for a romantic wedding ceremony and reception, all shaded by ancient fruit trees, and enhanced by flickering gas lanterns throughout the property.

This timeless facility is equipped with a customized, state-of-the-art kitchen designed to ensure the highest quality dishes, served by an unbelievable staff that is delighted to cater to their clients needs.

Top-notch audiovisuals, a garden shed converted into a built-in bar, a beautiful bridal suite with a customized rain shower, and the well-known groom’s room, complete with a pool table are just a few amenities included when you enter The Villa San Juan Capistrano. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1918
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
5
Number of suites
0
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4500
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?
89
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1918
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
5
Number of suites
0
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
4500
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?
89
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Emily
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
For over half a decade I dreamt about getting married in this magical place. And about 7 years later my dreams came true and so much more. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and has been refurbished and maintained impeccably. However, the true delight and surprise of the entire event and process was the incredible support from the staff. Everyone was kind, supportive and endless helpful. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Rachel Salas as my day of coordinator and she was INCREDIBLE! I cannot say enough kind words about her, but to suffice on your wedding day you need someone you can trust implicitly. On May 30th 2014 I knew I could trust Rachel with every last detail that would make the evening perfection. And to my delight the entire affair was beyond perfection. A few additional VERY notable thank yous would have to go to Keith Divel (DJ), Kalama Brothers (Band) absolutely incredible music! And Darin Owen (Photobooth), Iva Lees (Catering) and my amazing photographer Jodi Betancourt! Thank you thank you to everyone who made our wedding utter perfection!
For over half a decade I dreamt about getting married in this magical place. And about 7 years later my dreams came true Read more...
For over half a decade I dreamt about getting married in this magical place. And about 7 years later my dreams came true and so much more. The venue is absolutely breathtaking and has been refurbished and maintained impeccably. However, the true delight and surprise of the entire event and process was the incredible support from the staff. Everyone was kind, supportive and endless helpful. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Rachel Salas as my day of coordinator and she was INCREDIBLE! I cannot say enough kind words about her, but to suffice on your wedding day you need someone you can trust implicitly. On May 30th 2014 I knew I could trust Rachel with every last detail that would make the evening perfection. And to my delight the entire affair was beyond perfection. A few additional VERY notable thank yous would have to go to Keith Divel (DJ), Kalama Brothers (Band) absolutely incredible music! And Darin Owen (Photobooth), Iva Lees (Catering) and my amazing photographer Jodi Betancourt! Thank you thank you to everyone who made our wedding utter perfection! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Love you, Em! So happy to have been with you on your special day! Xo
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Erika
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Rachel, Michelle and the entire Villa staff are truly AMAZING!!!!! They are flexible, attentive, knowledgeable about everything wedding, and are some of the happiest people we have ever met!! We are so grateful that we chose the Villa as our wedding venue <3
Rachel, Michelle and the entire Villa staff are truly AMAZING!!!!! They are flexible, attentive, knowledgeable about Read more...
Rachel, Michelle and the entire Villa staff are truly AMAZING!!!!! They are flexible, attentive, knowledgeable about everything wedding, and are some of the happiest people we have ever met!! We are so grateful that we chose the Villa as our wedding venue <3 Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Oh, thank you, sweet Erika! You and Adam are such an awesome couple and had a VERY memorable wedding! Come see us whenever you're in OC! Xo
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Nikki
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about my entire experience with The Villa! The venue itself is absolutely breath taking, and when combined with exceptional staff and Iva Lees delicious catering, I couldn't have asked for anything better on our big day! Michelle and Rachel at the villa are amazing at making you feel comfortable, and really helped throughout the whole process! They were always quick to answer any of my questions and super accommodating in allowing me to stop by when I was in the area to take a look around for planning and ideas. Not only that, but Michelle was my day of coordinator and possibly the best decision we made in choosing vendors! She made my wedding day a dream come true and was such a huge help to not only me, but my family and outside vendors. I absolutely love The Villa and it's staff...
I can't say enough about my entire experience with The Villa! The venue itself is absolutely breath taking, and when Read more...
I can't say enough about my entire experience with The Villa! The venue itself is absolutely breath taking, and when combined with exceptional staff and Iva Lees delicious catering, I couldn't have asked for anything better on our big day! Michelle and Rachel at the villa are amazing at making you feel comfortable, and really helped throughout the whole process! They were always quick to answer any of my questions and super accommodating in allowing me to stop by when I was in the area to take a look around for planning and ideas. Not only that, but Michelle was my day of coordinator and possibly the best decision we made in choosing vendors! She made my wedding day a dream come true and was such a huge help to not only me, but my family and outside vendors. I absolutely love The Villa and it's staff... Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Nikki! You're such a cutie and were a joy to work with. You made everything so easy. Xo
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Michaelene
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding at the Villa in SJC on May 3, 2014 and it couldn't have been more perfect. Everything was amazing - the food, the service and location! Rachel and Michelle were also so wonderful. Michelle acted as my day-of person and I don't think I could have had a better person handling our special day. She was fantastic. She worked so hard bringing our thoughts and plans to life. I am so thankful for her and all of her hard work. We received so many compliments about our wedding and how special and intimate it truly was. It couldn't have turned out any better. We will remember this day for the rest of our lives - thank you all so much!!
My husband and I had our wedding at the Villa in SJC on May 3, 2014 and it couldn't have been more perfect. Everything was Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding at the Villa in SJC on May 3, 2014 and it couldn't have been more perfect. Everything was amazing - the food, the service and location! Rachel and Michelle were also so wonderful. Michelle acted as my day-of person and I don't think I could have had a better person handling our special day. She was fantastic. She worked so hard bringing our thoughts and plans to life. I am so thankful for her and all of her hard work. We received so many compliments about our wedding and how special and intimate it truly was. It couldn't have turned out any better. We will remember this day for the rest of our lives - thank you all so much!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Michaelene! Thank you so much for your thoughtful words. You were such an elegant bride - a truly classy lady! Xo
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough amazing things about The Villa and the staff there!!! Michelle and Rachel are absolutely wonderful and make you feel so special! They helped me so incredibly much and my wedding went absolutely perfect! The venue itself is breathtaking, just walking in I knew that was where I HAD to get married. It was everything I ever dreamed of, had the perfect amount of vintage detail and had beautiful landscaping which just added to the charm. It really is an amazing hidden gem in Orange County! The cater you're required to use, Iva Lee's was amazing. My guests keep telling me how delicious the food was and how beautiful and perfect The Villa was. Everyone was raving about how beautiful it was and how everything flowed perfectly. The DJ they recommend using, Keith Divel, was so great too! Don't look else where they have everything!!! All the decor is there for you to use, the have items you can rent such as a chalkboard, chandelier, tea light votives, etc. that add a little extra decor for a very reasonable price! I honestly have nothing negative to say about The Villa, they made planning a wedding a absolute breeze.
I cannot say enough amazing things about The Villa and the staff there!!! Michelle and Rachel are absolutely wonderful and Read more...
I cannot say enough amazing things about The Villa and the staff there!!! Michelle and Rachel are absolutely wonderful and make you feel so special! They helped me so incredibly much and my wedding went absolutely perfect! The venue itself is breathtaking, just walking in I knew that was where I HAD to get married. It was everything I ever dreamed of, had the perfect amount of vintage detail and had beautiful landscaping which just added to the charm. It really is an amazing hidden gem in Orange County! The cater you're required to use, Iva Lee's was amazing. My guests keep telling me how delicious the food was and how beautiful and perfect The Villa was. Everyone was raving about how beautiful it was and how everything flowed perfectly. The DJ they recommend using, Keith Divel, was so great too! Don't look else where they have everything!!! All the decor is there for you to use, the have items you can rent such as a chalkboard, chandelier, tea light votives, etc. that add a little extra decor for a very reasonable price! I honestly have nothing negative to say about The Villa, they made planning a wedding a absolute breeze. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Amanda, you are such a doll! Your smile could light up a room. :D Thanks so much for the review - we're so happy you had a magical day. Xo
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Stephanie
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I wish that everyone could get married at The Villa SJC! From viewing, to booking, to planning, to the actual day of our wedding, and even after, the staff at The Villa and Iva Lee's made our wedding such a dream. The staff makes you feel like family and that every detail is just as important to them as it is to you. The day of our wedding I was so relaxed, knowing that Rachel, Michelle, and Eric were taking care of everything.

Food: The food was delicious! Our guests were going back for seconds!

Atmosphere: The Villa has the most perfect feel and ambiance. It is a beautiful blank slate--you can add as little or as much as you want.

Price: When it comes down to price, weddings in Orange County are just more expensive than any couple would like them to be---The Villa makes you feel like you are absolutely getting your money's worth. They are always new features that are included in their venue fee and have extra touches to rent reasonable prices.

Other thoughts: Everything the venue offers is "on trend" without being too "trendy" and making you feel like you have the same wedding as everyone else on Facebook or pinterest. I wish everyone I know would have their wedding there so I could keep going back.

If you are even considering a wedding here, just do it.
I wish that everyone could get married at The Villa SJC! From viewing, to booking, to planning, to the actual day of our Read more...
I wish that everyone could get married at The Villa SJC! From viewing, to booking, to planning, to the actual day of our wedding, and even after, the staff at The Villa and Iva Lee's made our wedding such a dream. The staff makes you feel like family and that every detail is just as important to them as it is to you. The day of our wedding I was so relaxed, knowing that Rachel, Michelle, and Eric were taking care of everything.

Food: The food was delicious! Our guests were going back for seconds!

Atmosphere: The Villa has the most perfect feel and ambiance. It is a beautiful blank slate--you can add as little or as much as you want.

Price: When it comes down to price, weddings in Orange County are just more expensive than any couple would like them to be---The Villa makes you feel like you are absolutely getting your money's worth. They are always new features that are included in their venue fee and have extra touches to rent reasonable prices.

Other thoughts: Everything the venue offers is "on trend" without being too "trendy" and making you feel like you have the same wedding as everyone else on Facebook or pinterest. I wish everyone I know would have their wedding there so I could keep going back.

If you are even considering a wedding here, just do it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Steph, you are AMAZING! We really appreciate all the details from your feedback. It's SO nice to hear and means so much! Thank you also for being so generous with your decor items - I know our other bride appreciated it. Xo
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Steven
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous venue. Professional efficient staff. Our wedding day was incredible thanks in part to the wonderful staff at The Villa. We can't imagine getting married anywhere else.
Gorgeous venue. Professional efficient staff. Our wedding day was incredible thanks in part to the wonderful staff at The Read more...
Gorgeous venue. Professional efficient staff. Our wedding day was incredible thanks in part to the wonderful staff at The Villa. We can't imagine getting married anywhere else. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Many thanks, Steven! Your wedding has left a mark on The Villa! You and Todd are two of the sweetest men we've had the pleasure of working with. Wishing you all the best! Xo
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Villa is simple, yet beautiful. We fell in love with it the moment we walked through the doors. The Villa associates were helpful from the beginning, through the day of the wedding, as well as after the wedding when we needed to pick up some items left behind. Our wedding guests had nothing but great things to say about the venue. It provides a fun, yet comfortable environment which left everyone wanting more. We did not want to leave!
The Villa is simple, yet beautiful. We fell in love with it the moment we walked through the doors. The Villa associates Read more...
The Villa is simple, yet beautiful. We fell in love with it the moment we walked through the doors. The Villa associates were helpful from the beginning, through the day of the wedding, as well as after the wedding when we needed to pick up some items left behind. Our wedding guests had nothing but great things to say about the venue. It provides a fun, yet comfortable environment which left everyone wanting more. We did not want to leave! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Alexeianna
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel and Michelle were fabulous to work with and between their services, the venue and the food my expectations were exceeded!
Rachel and Michelle were fabulous to work with and between their services, the venue and the food my expectations were Read more...
Rachel and Michelle were fabulous to work with and between their services, the venue and the food my expectations were exceeded! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Alexei! I don't think there's one specific word to describe you! Marvelous, sensational, awesome, cool - any great word imaginable! Thank you so much for the review! Xo
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Julie
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at The Villa in July and it was magical. The venue is absolutely beautiful and the staff was amazing! All of our guests commented on what a gem The Villa is. I'm thrilled that I found this venue. It was perfect!
I had my wedding at The Villa in July and it was magical. The venue is absolutely beautiful and the staff was amazing! All Read more...
I had my wedding at The Villa in July and it was magical. The venue is absolutely beautiful and the staff was amazing! All of our guests commented on what a gem The Villa is. I'm thrilled that I found this venue. It was perfect! Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Julie! Your wedding day was absolutely beautiful! Xo
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Mirna
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely OBSESSED with The Villa. Seriously, one of the best venues in CA. I had visited so many locations for our wedding and when we got to The Villa it was pretty much instantaneous that we knew this was it.

My parents are from Croatia so the entire venue reminded us of the old country...the green shutters and doors, the antiques, the foliage...just amazing.

Michelle is so accommodating and helpful. Literally ask her for anything and she can make it happen.

They have so many decor pieces that they can throw into for the day. For example, she had these vintage French doors that she used to write all the guests seating arrangements. It was perfect.
Absolutely OBSESSED with The Villa. Seriously, one of the best venues in CA. I had visited so many locations for our Read more...
Absolutely OBSESSED with The Villa. Seriously, one of the best venues in CA. I had visited so many locations for our wedding and when we got to The Villa it was pretty much instantaneous that we knew this was it.

My parents are from Croatia so the entire venue reminded us of the old country...the green shutters and doors, the antiques, the foliage...just amazing.

Michelle is so accommodating and helpful. Literally ask her for anything and she can make it happen.

They have so many decor pieces that they can throw into for the day. For example, she had these vintage French doors that she used to write all the guests seating arrangements. It was perfect. Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Mirna! You are so down-to-earth and sweet - we're happy you chose us for your day! P.s. We have your wedding album on our coffee table and EVERYONE knows Brian! Ha! Xo
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/4/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the most beautiful and enchanting place to have our wedding!! Michelle & Rachel were great to work with and always prompt at returning my phone calls, emails, and answering all of my questions. The Villa was the place for my dream wedding, with such great bones to work with. If you don't have a huge decorating budget, this place is beautiful by itself. Everything flowed smoothly from the ceremony, the cocktail hour, to the reception! Also, Iva Lee's is excellent catering. I am still getting comments about that being the best wedding food people had EVER had at a wedding! I HIGHLY recommend The Vills SJC--you must visit and see for yourself!!
This was the most beautiful and enchanting place to have our wedding!! Michelle & Rachel were great to work with and Read more...
This was the most beautiful and enchanting place to have our wedding!! Michelle & Rachel were great to work with and always prompt at returning my phone calls, emails, and answering all of my questions. The Villa was the place for my dream wedding, with such great bones to work with. If you don't have a huge decorating budget, this place is beautiful by itself. Everything flowed smoothly from the ceremony, the cocktail hour, to the reception! Also, Iva Lee's is excellent catering. I am still getting comments about that being the best wedding food people had EVER had at a wedding! I HIGHLY recommend The Vills SJC--you must visit and see for yourself!! Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Awe, sweet Lauren! Thank you, thank you! We loved your winter wonderland wedding! Xo
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at The Villa in November 2012 -- and I can't speak highly enough of the venue, the staff (especially Michelle and Eric) and the food. All evening long (and even now, a month after) guests were raving about how the location was gorgeous, and how the food was "the best they had ever had at a large event" and how it was one of the best weddings ever.

Michelle's personality and attention to detail helped make the event go "perfectly" (and I'm not being nice -- it actually went truly perfectly). She is an absolute pleasure to work with.

You need to use their caterer (excellent) and a particular DJ (who was fantastic). It helped make planning so much easier -- and we found prices to be reasonable and an incredible value compared to other options. Every other vendor Michelle referred me to was also first class. Max capacity is 150.

Added bonus: you're across the street from the Mission San Juan Capistrano -- so we headed over there for an hour pre-wedding for pictures.

I encourage anyone to check out the venue -- I walked in and it was love at first sight -- it took about five minutes to know that it was perfect for us. And everytime I went back, I noticed some other small detail that made me love it even more.

The trains going by added charm -- as did the mission bells, that ring at 4:28: a perfect start to a ceremony. Huge thanks to everyone at the Villa for an unbelievable day we will never forget.
We had our wedding at The Villa in November 2012 -- and I can't speak highly enough of the venue, the staff (especially Read more...
We had our wedding at The Villa in November 2012 -- and I can't speak highly enough of the venue, the staff (especially Michelle and Eric) and the food. All evening long (and even now, a month after) guests were raving about how the location was gorgeous, and how the food was "the best they had ever had at a large event" and how it was one of the best weddings ever.

Michelle's personality and attention to detail helped make the event go "perfectly" (and I'm not being nice -- it actually went truly perfectly). She is an absolute pleasure to work with.

You need to use their caterer (excellent) and a particular DJ (who was fantastic). It helped make planning so much easier -- and we found prices to be reasonable and an incredible value compared to other options. Every other vendor Michelle referred me to was also first class. Max capacity is 150.

Added bonus: you're across the street from the Mission San Juan Capistrano -- so we headed over there for an hour pre-wedding for pictures.

I encourage anyone to check out the venue -- I walked in and it was love at first sight -- it took about five minutes to know that it was perfect for us. And everytime I went back, I noticed some other small detail that made me love it even more.

The trains going by added charm -- as did the mission bells, that ring at 4:28: a perfect start to a ceremony. Huge thanks to everyone at the Villa for an unbelievable day we will never forget. Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only is the Villa a beautiful and private historic (completely renovated with modern amenities like a surround system and complete chef's kitchen) location to have your wedding at, the people (specifically Michelle and Eric and co.) are so down to earth and ready to meet your every need. They work in conjunction with Iva Lee's Catering (see my review for more on the Villa catering specialists and crew), and the food is terrific. It's done by the same people who own the Ramos House, a well known institution for good food in south Orange County. We got so many compliments from everyone on how good the food was, and how beautiful the location was. It was like our own little world in the heart of San Juan Capistrano. Plus, if you have your wedding there, they have a special relationship with the mission right down the street, so you can actually have your pictures done at the mission.
Not only is the Villa a beautiful and private historic (completely renovated with modern amenities like a surround system Read more...
Not only is the Villa a beautiful and private historic (completely renovated with modern amenities like a surround system and complete chef's kitchen) location to have your wedding at, the people (specifically Michelle and Eric and co.) are so down to earth and ready to meet your every need. They work in conjunction with Iva Lee's Catering (see my review for more on the Villa catering specialists and crew), and the food is terrific. It's done by the same people who own the Ramos House, a well known institution for good food in south Orange County. We got so many compliments from everyone on how good the food was, and how beautiful the location was. It was like our own little world in the heart of San Juan Capistrano. Plus, if you have your wedding there, they have a special relationship with the mission right down the street, so you can actually have your pictures done at the mission. Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thank you!
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Amy
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
LOVE Love Love this wedding venue. It is such a gem. When I first walked into The Villa I knew instantly that I wanted to get married there. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but the staff is AMAZING. Every single person was so helpful. Michelle, the coordinator was extremely helpful. She answered emails almost immediatley and the day of the wedding she sewed up a hole in my dress. :-) She was the best! The Villa is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE Love Love this wedding venue. It is such a gem. When I first walked into The Villa I knew instantly that I wanted to Read more...
LOVE Love Love this wedding venue. It is such a gem. When I first walked into The Villa I knew instantly that I wanted to get married there. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but the staff is AMAZING. Every single person was so helpful. Michelle, the coordinator was extremely helpful. She answered emails almost immediatley and the day of the wedding she sewed up a hole in my dress. :-) She was the best! The Villa is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Amy! Xo
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/4/2014
4.9/5.0
I would highly recommend The Villa to anyone, our wedding was an absolute dream come true. Thanks to the staff and the grounds alone - I had only seen the venue during the day and thought it was stunningly beautiful then. Our wedding was the first time I had seen the venue at night - it was truly breathtaking. All the guests kept commenting on what a lovely venue it was. The Villa is a hidden gem!
I would highly recommend The Villa to anyone, our wedding was an absolute dream come true. Thanks to the staff and the Read more...
I would highly recommend The Villa to anyone, our wedding was an absolute dream come true. Thanks to the staff and the grounds alone - I had only seen the venue during the day and thought it was stunningly beautiful then. Our wedding was the first time I had seen the venue at night - it was truly breathtaking. All the guests kept commenting on what a lovely venue it was. The Villa is a hidden gem! Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Jenny, you are a gem! Thank you for the feedback! Wishing you and Travis the very best! Xo
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/21/2013
4.9/5.0
Although it was a bit our of our price range, the moment my husband ('fiance' at the time) and I stepped into the Villa's big, wooden gates... we knew we had to have our wedding there. We didn't need or want to look anywhere else. It was perfectly 'us.' The old-world european-spanish style villa was furnished with all sorts of dark wood, beautiful antiques, and featured an intimate stone courtyard where both our ceremony and reception took place. The groom's hang out room had a pool table and lots of character. The bridal sweet had plenty of outlets, antiqued mirrors, and chairs for all the girls to get ready. A fireplace in the sitting room was a great place for guests to hang out during the reception... everything was perfection! And the Villa's coordinator, Michelle, is an absolute GEM! She helped us through the whole process and was there for us all throughout our event. She was kind, polite, excited for us, professional, organized, attentive, and has the whole event process at the Villa down! We couldn't be happier to have had our wedding day at The Villa and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for that romantic, destination wedding feel close to home.
Although it was a bit our of our price range, the moment my husband ('fiance' at the time) and I stepped into the Villa's Read more...
Although it was a bit our of our price range, the moment my husband ('fiance' at the time) and I stepped into the Villa's big, wooden gates... we knew we had to have our wedding there. We didn't need or want to look anywhere else. It was perfectly 'us.' The old-world european-spanish style villa was furnished with all sorts of dark wood, beautiful antiques, and featured an intimate stone courtyard where both our ceremony and reception took place. The groom's hang out room had a pool table and lots of character. The bridal sweet had plenty of outlets, antiqued mirrors, and chairs for all the girls to get ready. A fireplace in the sitting room was a great place for guests to hang out during the reception... everything was perfection! And the Villa's coordinator, Michelle, is an absolute GEM! She helped us through the whole process and was there for us all throughout our event. She was kind, polite, excited for us, professional, organized, attentive, and has the whole event process at the Villa down! We couldn't be happier to have had our wedding day at The Villa and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for that romantic, destination wedding feel close to home. Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Lindsey! Loved your vintage decor and all the elements that made for a memorable wedding! A very special day! Xo
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/17/2012
4.9/5.0
I love this venue. For a summer outdoor wedding, there is so much foliage and green plants that you won't have to spend a lot of money on flowers. The venue has the coolest details and the owner really put some work into fixing this historic location.

My guests had a great time waling around the house. My husband and I were split up into two locations of the house the morning of the wedding and never had to work about running into each other.

We had a morning brunch wedding and the light and space was perfect for 100 people. Not sure I would go over 120 ppl in this spot. If you do, think about where your farther tables will be located. The Villa was great about moving the ceremony and chairs quickly to set up for the reception. Not sure how this would work but my guests didn't even notice.
I love this venue. For a summer outdoor wedding, there is so much foliage and green plants that you won't have to spend a Read more...
I love this venue. For a summer outdoor wedding, there is so much foliage and green plants that you won't have to spend a lot of money on flowers. The venue has the coolest details and the owner really put some work into fixing this historic location.

My guests had a great time waling around the house. My husband and I were split up into two locations of the house the morning of the wedding and never had to work about running into each other.

We had a morning brunch wedding and the light and space was perfect for 100 people. Not sure I would go over 120 ppl in this spot. If you do, think about where your farther tables will be located. The Villa was great about moving the ceremony and chairs quickly to set up for the reception. Not sure how this would work but my guests didn't even notice. Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

We appreciate your words! :)
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Daniela
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.8/5.0
I knew from the moment I walked into " The Villa" that this would be our wedding venue!! I couldn't of asked for anyone better to help us than Rachel! She spoke and welcomed us as if we were friends seeing her house for the first time;) not only does the venue make you want to get married here but the staff is just AMAZING- I could call, email or walk in at anytime time and they knew exactly who you were and how to help- and then there is Michelle who I have no idea what we would have done without her weeks prior to our wedding, helping us with all the final touches to being there the day of the wedding and just being great with everything and making it such an amazing day, and if anything went wrong I wouldn't of known it;) even our phtographer said she is the best coordinator she has ever worked with! she even sewed my dressed during the reception cause a button came undone!! I wish I can have these girls around my life all the time cause they made it that much easier and fun! And the venue is just AMAZING the organization they have, the rest of the staff and how they have it down to the wire is just incredible- I recommend it to everyone cause we couldn't of asked for anything better- xo
I knew from the moment I walked into " The Villa" that this would be our wedding venue!! I couldn't of asked for anyone Read more...
I knew from the moment I walked into " The Villa" that this would be our wedding venue!! I couldn't of asked for anyone better to help us than Rachel! She spoke and welcomed us as if we were friends seeing her house for the first time;) not only does the venue make you want to get married here but the staff is just AMAZING- I could call, email or walk in at anytime time and they knew exactly who you were and how to help- and then there is Michelle who I have no idea what we would have done without her weeks prior to our wedding, helping us with all the final touches to being there the day of the wedding and just being great with everything and making it such an amazing day, and if anything went wrong I wouldn't of known it;) even our phtographer said she is the best coordinator she has ever worked with! she even sewed my dressed during the reception cause a button came undone!! I wish I can have these girls around my life all the time cause they made it that much easier and fun! And the venue is just AMAZING the organization they have, the rest of the staff and how they have it down to the wire is just incredible- I recommend it to everyone cause we couldn't of asked for anything better- xo Read less
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The Villa San Juan Capistrano responded with the following comments:

Daniela, this is the CUTEST review of all time! Your descriptions made us smile. :D Please come see us anytime! Xo
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Cory
Wedding:
7/3/2011
4.8/5.0
This venue was absolutely perfect for our 85 guest wedding. The food was delicious, the setting was beautiful, and the staff was very attentive and accommodating. I love that they only book one event per day and you can access the venue for the entire day.
This venue was absolutely perfect for our 85 guest wedding. The food was delicious, the setting was beautiful, and the Read more...
This venue was absolutely perfect for our 85 guest wedding. The food was delicious, the setting was beautiful, and the staff was very attentive and accommodating. I love that they only book one event per day and you can access the venue for the entire day. Read less
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ADzida
Wedding:
8/5/2011
4.5/5.0
This place is a hidden gem. When I first walked into the Villa San Juan my eyes welled up and I KNEW this was the venue. I grew up in San Juan Capistrano and my fiance and I wanted a wedding close to home with a unique and historical vibe. DONE!

The grounds are just absolutely stunning and you feel as if you have stepped back in time a couple hundred years. The space includes an awesome manly groom suite, bridal suite, historic home, historic chapel, fire pit, courtyard, on-site industrial kitchen, and the converted stables/bar area. Included in your venue rental, you have private use of the villa for 12 hours--a rarity for most venues let me tell you--valet parking, state-of-the-art sound system, and a good portion of your rentals (glassware, plates, utensils).

Their caterer is excellent--very affordable and the food was great. I highly recommend hiring Eric to take care of your music. He is worth every penny! Not only did he build the sound system and maintains the grounds, but he is incredibly experienced with music and various timing aspects of weddings. He really kept us on track during the day and made it possible for my fiance and I to relax and enjoy the day. Michelle was also great making sure I was taken care of and had everything I needed.

Guests raved about the venue, food, atmosphere, all and all had a fabulous experience here.
This place is a hidden gem. When I first walked into the Villa San Juan my eyes welled up and I KNEW this was the venue. I Read more...
This place is a hidden gem. When I first walked into the Villa San Juan my eyes welled up and I KNEW this was the venue. I grew up in San Juan Capistrano and my fiance and I wanted a wedding close to home with a unique and historical vibe. DONE!

The grounds are just absolutely stunning and you feel as if you have stepped back in time a couple hundred years. The space includes an awesome manly groom suite, bridal suite, historic home, historic chapel, fire pit, courtyard, on-site industrial kitchen, and the converted stables/bar area. Included in your venue rental, you have private use of the villa for 12 hours--a rarity for most venues let me tell you--valet parking, state-of-the-art sound system, and a good portion of your rentals (glassware, plates, utensils).

Their caterer is excellent--very affordable and the food was great. I highly recommend hiring Eric to take care of your music. He is worth every penny! Not only did he build the sound system and maintains the grounds, but he is incredibly experienced with music and various timing aspects of weddings. He really kept us on track during the day and made it possible for my fiance and I to relax and enjoy the day. Michelle was also great making sure I was taken care of and had everything I needed.

Guests raved about the venue, food, atmosphere, all and all had a fabulous experience here. Read less
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