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The Villa San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano , CA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

949-303-6490
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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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.

For more information or to book a tour of The Villa please contact Sam Tiampo at 949.303.6490 or sam@thevillasjc.com . Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, 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?
Bridal Suite, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Decor, Furniture, Lighting
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware
What transportation and access is available?
Shuttle, Valet

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s)
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, French, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Southern, Spanish
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
We cannot say enough about how amazing this venue is! It's completely gorgeous on its own, but is also a great blank canvas to dress up however you want for your big day. Our guests keep commenting on how perfect it was. Intimate and beautiful!
They have in-house staff/vendors and they're all great! They all make you feel like they're as excited about your day as you are.
Michelle, the coordinator, is fantastic. We had outside vendors telling us unsolicited how thrilled they were to work with her again. She took great care of us, often anticipating our needs before we even thought to ask. We didn't have to worry about a single thing and were able to enjoy our day.
The food was also delicious, and Sam was great to work with. With the kitchen on site, the food all came out hot and fresh. So much better than that mass produced fare you get at some weddings! The standard bar package is top quality and we enjoyed the option to have our own signature drinks.
Keith, the MC/DJ, was both fun and professional...exactly what we wanted on our wedding day! With just a little bit of loose direction from us he played a near perfect set of music all day. He kept things moving and avoided any of those awkward/cheesy lines that you fear from your MC.
Only two slight drawbacks to the Villa - the train runs right behind it (not a huge issue, but a possible 30sec distraction), and the owner's cat (if you've got allergies).
All in all, a great experience and an amazing day that exceeded our expectations!
We cannot say enough about how amazing this venue is! It's completely gorgeous on its own, but is also a great blank Read more...
We cannot say enough about how amazing this venue is! It's completely gorgeous on its own, but is also a great blank canvas to dress up however you want for your big day. Our guests keep commenting on how perfect it was. Intimate and beautiful!
They have in-house staff/vendors and they're all great! They all make you feel like they're as excited about your day as you are.
Michelle, the coordinator, is fantastic. We had outside vendors telling us unsolicited how thrilled they were to work with her again. She took great care of us, often anticipating our needs before we even thought to ask. We didn't have to worry about a single thing and were able to enjoy our day.
The food was also delicious, and Sam was great to work with. With the kitchen on site, the food all came out hot and fresh. So much better than that mass produced fare you get at some weddings! The standard bar package is top quality and we enjoyed the option to have our own signature drinks.
Keith, the MC/DJ, was both fun and professional...exactly what we wanted on our wedding day! With just a little bit of loose direction from us he played a near perfect set of music all day. He kept things moving and avoided any of those awkward/cheesy lines that you fear from your MC.
Only two slight drawbacks to the Villa - the train runs right behind it (not a huge issue, but a possible 30sec distraction), and the owner's cat (if you've got allergies).
All in all, a great experience and an amazing day that exceeded our expectations! Read less
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Jered
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
This place is seriously amazing! We rented the Villa for our wedding and could not be happier with how everything turned out. The venue coordinator, Michelle, is AMAZING. She works with you every step of the way to get all the details just right so you are not stressed on the big day. During the wedding Michelle made sure we stayed on time, brought us water to make sure we weren't dehydrated, and at the end of the night she packed up all of our stuff and even loaded it into the car! Seriously can you get better service than that?? We even made a bunch of our own decorations and she was able to set them out for us before the ceremony. Michelle seriously made everything run so smooth that we were able to just relax and enjoy our friends and family.

The Villa comes with catering (Iva Lee's) and a DJ (DJ Divel). At first we were a little hesitant about being locked into a caterer because we were scared the food might not be good and then we wouldn't be able to change. When we went for our tasting with Iva Lee's the food was actually really good - the catering menu is different than the restaurant menu. After the wedding everyone told us the food was amazing! Our photographer even told us it was the best wedding food she had ever had! I do have to say that they have changed their catering menu, so they no longer offer what we ordered, but I would definitely cater from them again. The bartenders and servers were all super polite and attentive and they always had smiles on their faces!
This place is seriously amazing! We rented the Villa for our wedding and could not be happier with how everything turned Read more...
This place is seriously amazing! We rented the Villa for our wedding and could not be happier with how everything turned out. The venue coordinator, Michelle, is AMAZING. She works with you every step of the way to get all the details just right so you are not stressed on the big day. During the wedding Michelle made sure we stayed on time, brought us water to make sure we weren't dehydrated, and at the end of the night she packed up all of our stuff and even loaded it into the car! Seriously can you get better service than that?? We even made a bunch of our own decorations and she was able to set them out for us before the ceremony. Michelle seriously made everything run so smooth that we were able to just relax and enjoy our friends and family.

The Villa comes with catering (Iva Lee's) and a DJ (DJ Divel). At first we were a little hesitant about being locked into a caterer because we were scared the food might not be good and then we wouldn't be able to change. When we went for our tasting with Iva Lee's the food was actually really good - the catering menu is different than the restaurant menu. After the wedding everyone told us the food was amazing! Our photographer even told us it was the best wedding food she had ever had! I do have to say that they have changed their catering menu, so they no longer offer what we ordered, but I would definitely cater from them again. The bartenders and servers were all super polite and attentive and they always had smiles on their faces! Read less
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Shawna
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
BEST DAY EVER!
I was originally looking for a beach wedding (Laguna) and stumbled upon this venue at advice of a photographer. You can't take a bad picture at this location! You will not regret choosing this venue !
You will get married (enjoy your ceremony) in the courtyard where your reception will be held. All at the same location and using the vendors they require / suggest will make your wedding planning easier (and simplify for your guests).

...and Michelle (the venue coordinator) ... I can't say enough good things about her! She is a San Clemente native, a free-spirit, and she has all her stuff together! She, alone, makes the value of the venue - priceless. I have no doubt the flawless wedding we had was mostly due to her direction. She was ALWAYS available to me (phone / text / email) and she would have a hug and a glass of champagne every time we'd visit the venue. A beautiful individual who's well worth meeting! Absolutely top of her game! If you have any idea of what you want - she'll do everything she can to help you find / gather the wedding items of your dreams! AMAZING! A GEM!

Seriously: The Villa was the perfect place to get married. If you're considering other locations: don't. Go here, first.
BEST DAY EVER!
I was originally looking for a beach wedding (Laguna) and stumbled upon this venue at advice of a Read more...
BEST DAY EVER!
I was originally looking for a beach wedding (Laguna) and stumbled upon this venue at advice of a photographer. You can't take a bad picture at this location! You will not regret choosing this venue !
You will get married (enjoy your ceremony) in the courtyard where your reception will be held. All at the same location and using the vendors they require / suggest will make your wedding planning easier (and simplify for your guests).

...and Michelle (the venue coordinator) ... I can't say enough good things about her! She is a San Clemente native, a free-spirit, and she has all her stuff together! She, alone, makes the value of the venue - priceless. I have no doubt the flawless wedding we had was mostly due to her direction. She was ALWAYS available to me (phone / text / email) and she would have a hug and a glass of champagne every time we'd visit the venue. A beautiful individual who's well worth meeting! Absolutely top of her game! If you have any idea of what you want - she'll do everything she can to help you find / gather the wedding items of your dreams! AMAZING! A GEM!

Seriously: The Villa was the perfect place to get married. If you're considering other locations: don't. Go here, first. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with this place instantly! It's so beautiful and romantic! Michelle is amazing! She helped me through the entire wedding planning process and on the big day I didn't have to worry about a single thing! Even with the unexpected rain storm... she had everything under control and didn't let me worry one bit!
We fell in love with this place instantly! It's so beautiful and romantic! Michelle is amazing! She helped me through the Read more...
We fell in love with this place instantly! It's so beautiful and romantic! Michelle is amazing! She helped me through the entire wedding planning process and on the big day I didn't have to worry about a single thing! Even with the unexpected rain storm... she had everything under control and didn't let me worry one bit! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
7/17/2015
5.0/5.0
The Villa and their team makes everything so easy! This location is absolutely stunning!! The ambiance makes your wedding so special and perfect. I can't thank Michelle enough. She was amazing with her help. My wedding day was amazing because of the location and people involved in making my dream wedding come true
The Villa and their team makes everything so easy! This location is absolutely stunning!! The ambiance makes your wedding Read more...
The Villa and their team makes everything so easy! This location is absolutely stunning!! The ambiance makes your wedding so special and perfect. I can't thank Michelle enough. She was amazing with her help. My wedding day was amazing because of the location and people involved in making my dream wedding come true Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/27/2015
4.7/5.0
I fell in LOVE with The Villa the moment I stumbled upon it while pursuing online. Being that it was a little expensive for my budget, which compared to some of my friends was on the smaller side, I was hoping it wouldn't be as amazing in person... I WAS WRONG. It is even more beautiful in person, if that's even possible. So while the initial venue price may seem on the higher end it is important to note that all the existing ambiance and decor, that is at no extra charge to you, (mature fruit trees, beautifully decorated interiors, ivy, twinkle lights, and brick) the venue needs very little additions to create the romantic wedding feel. So while some venues may be cheaper (golf course/banquet hall etc.) they need a lot of flowers, candles, and tenting to feel like a wedding. Also, important to note A LOT IS INCLUDED in the venue fee. The coordinators are also top notch. They feel more like friends during the planning process and are always happy to help. My wedding is only a few months out but I have been extremely happy with our venue selection so far.
I fell in LOVE with The Villa the moment I stumbled upon it while pursuing online. Being that it was a little expensive Read more...
I fell in LOVE with The Villa the moment I stumbled upon it while pursuing online. Being that it was a little expensive for my budget, which compared to some of my friends was on the smaller side, I was hoping it wouldn't be as amazing in person... I WAS WRONG. It is even more beautiful in person, if that's even possible. So while the initial venue price may seem on the higher end it is important to note that all the existing ambiance and decor, that is at no extra charge to you, (mature fruit trees, beautifully decorated interiors, ivy, twinkle lights, and brick) the venue needs very little additions to create the romantic wedding feel. So while some venues may be cheaper (golf course/banquet hall etc.) they need a lot of flowers, candles, and tenting to feel like a wedding. Also, important to note A LOT IS INCLUDED in the venue fee. The coordinators are also top notch. They feel more like friends during the planning process and are always happy to help. My wedding is only a few months out but I have been extremely happy with our venue selection so far. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Words can describe how dream like this place is. Everything was just beautiful! And went so smoothly. Michelle is just fabulous! She made sure everything was taken care of. She made sure my groom and I had an appetizer plate and water/drinks during our quiet moment after the ceremony, which was a life saver because we had not eaten all day. She kept the festivities moving along. Food was delicious. Many of our guests could not stop raving about the food. Best wedding food they had ever had. We also had sliders and chocolate milkshakes at the end, a perfect ending to a magical night. Service was fabulous. Many of the staff members checked in with us and congratulated us. The staff takes pride in the service they offer and are sincere and genuine. LOVE LOVE LOVE this venue! Guests said this venue was so beautiful and unique. One of the most beautiful locations they had been to. I could not be more blessed to work with this wonderful team and have my dream come true here at The Villa.
Words can describe how dream like this place is. Everything was just beautiful! And went so smoothly. Michelle is just Read more...
Words can describe how dream like this place is. Everything was just beautiful! And went so smoothly. Michelle is just fabulous! She made sure everything was taken care of. She made sure my groom and I had an appetizer plate and water/drinks during our quiet moment after the ceremony, which was a life saver because we had not eaten all day. She kept the festivities moving along. Food was delicious. Many of our guests could not stop raving about the food. Best wedding food they had ever had. We also had sliders and chocolate milkshakes at the end, a perfect ending to a magical night. Service was fabulous. Many of the staff members checked in with us and congratulated us. The staff takes pride in the service they offer and are sincere and genuine. LOVE LOVE LOVE this venue! Guests said this venue was so beautiful and unique. One of the most beautiful locations they had been to. I could not be more blessed to work with this wonderful team and have my dream come true here at The Villa. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
How do I even begin?? The Villa SJC is an absolutely magical place to get married. I felt that from the moment I walked through the wooden gates on my initial tour of the venue almost 2 years ago. Everything was easy and effortless, all made possible by the excellent staff at the Villa. Michelle (and her team) is a dream to work with! My now-husband and I currently live in Texas so we specifically were looking for a venue that was a one-stop-shop. The fact that we didn't have to search for an amazing caterer and an out-of-this-world DJ, rentals, and coordinator was the biggest selling point for us! It was all in-house. Our outside vendors were kept in the loop on everything due to the constant communication from Michelle, the Villa coordinator. On the day of our wedding, I knew that all the details and specifics would be handled with care so I had nothing to worry about! If I could get married again and again and again, I would always choose the Villa as the venue! Thank you for making our dream wedding come to life!
How do I even begin?? The Villa SJC is an absolutely magical place to get married. I felt that from the moment I walked Read more...
How do I even begin?? The Villa SJC is an absolutely magical place to get married. I felt that from the moment I walked through the wooden gates on my initial tour of the venue almost 2 years ago. Everything was easy and effortless, all made possible by the excellent staff at the Villa. Michelle (and her team) is a dream to work with! My now-husband and I currently live in Texas so we specifically were looking for a venue that was a one-stop-shop. The fact that we didn't have to search for an amazing caterer and an out-of-this-world DJ, rentals, and coordinator was the biggest selling point for us! It was all in-house. Our outside vendors were kept in the loop on everything due to the constant communication from Michelle, the Villa coordinator. On the day of our wedding, I knew that all the details and specifics would be handled with care so I had nothing to worry about! If I could get married again and again and again, I would always choose the Villa as the venue! Thank you for making our dream wedding come to life! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/24/2014
4.8/5.0
We just got married at the Villa SJC and I could not say enough good things about the staff, food, and venue. Rachel and Michelle were an absolute joy to work with. They are responsive, professional, and they take care of every detail. You can tell that they are absolute pros at what they do but they also make you feel extremely special on your big day. We receive multiple compliments on the venue as well as the food. I would highly recommend this venue to any future bride or groom!!
We just got married at the Villa SJC and I could not say enough good things about the staff, food, and venue. Rachel and Read more...
We just got married at the Villa SJC and I could not say enough good things about the staff, food, and venue. Rachel and Michelle were an absolute joy to work with. They are responsive, professional, and they take care of every detail. You can tell that they are absolute pros at what they do but they also make you feel extremely special on your big day. We receive multiple compliments on the venue as well as the food. I would highly recommend this venue to any future bride or groom!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Our daughter was married at the Villa in San Juan Capistrano on September 14, 2014, and everything was perfect! Everything ran seamlessly from booking, to planning, to the rehearsal, and for the wedding.
The facility has an intimate and romantic atmosphere that projects visitors into an era gone by.
The couple loved the charming grounds including the groomsmen suite with pool table, the bridal suite, the historic home, chapel, and courtyard. We didn’t feel rushed throughout the entire wedding, because we had private use of the villa for a full 12 hours.
The Villa’s staff also sets the Villa apart from other venues. They are congenial, competent, and widely experienced at their job.
Rachel Salas, the booking coordinator, was the first staff member who greeted us. She made a comfortably paced and informative presentation, answered all our questions, and conducted a tour of the site. She was very friendly, helpful, and supportive from the beginning of the wedding process to the end of the reception.
Michelle Tkach, the on-site event coordinator, was amazing! She was extremely professional, organized, and promptly answered every question through e-mail or phone call. She advised and embellished on our decoration plans and carried everything to a perfect completion. She conducted a smooth well-paced rehearsal, and clarified and reviewed the wedding day schedule.
Michelle made the wedding day stress free for our family, because we knew she had everything under control! Michelle tended to each detail with incredible efficiency.
Our daughter was married at the Villa in San Juan Capistrano on September 14, 2014, and everything was perfect! Everything Read more...
Our daughter was married at the Villa in San Juan Capistrano on September 14, 2014, and everything was perfect! Everything ran seamlessly from booking, to planning, to the rehearsal, and for the wedding.
The facility has an intimate and romantic atmosphere that projects visitors into an era gone by.
The couple loved the charming grounds including the groomsmen suite with pool table, the bridal suite, the historic home, chapel, and courtyard. We didn’t feel rushed throughout the entire wedding, because we had private use of the villa for a full 12 hours.
The Villa’s staff also sets the Villa apart from other venues. They are congenial, competent, and widely experienced at their job.
Rachel Salas, the booking coordinator, was the first staff member who greeted us. She made a comfortably paced and informative presentation, answered all our questions, and conducted a tour of the site. She was very friendly, helpful, and supportive from the beginning of the wedding process to the end of the reception.
Michelle Tkach, the on-site event coordinator, was amazing! She was extremely professional, organized, and promptly answered every question through e-mail or phone call. She advised and embellished on our decoration plans and carried everything to a perfect completion. She conducted a smooth well-paced rehearsal, and clarified and reviewed the wedding day schedule.
Michelle made the wedding day stress free for our family, because we knew she had everything under control! Michelle tended to each detail with incredible efficiency. Read less
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