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Twin Oaks Garden Estate

San Marcos , CA

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Rachel
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
One trip to view the property and meet the staff at twin oaks, and you'll immediately see what other reviewers have gushed about. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking (note: every time you go, they get prettier and prettier!) The staff was absolutely top quality. Twin Oaks was our first venue we looked at, and we knew immediately that this was the place for us and these were the people we wanted to work with. They were always 10 steps ahead of any questions or concerns I had, extremely organized, and provided top service every step of the way.

I've been to weddings where the entire wedding party and more are running around the day of the wedding, setting up centerpieces, explaining to vendors how things should look, etc. Never would that happen at Twin Oaks. I did not have a single concern about the wedding day and how they would execute what we had discussed in our planning meetings. They did not disappoint in the slightest.

To our coordinator, Dana, and my lovely "lady in waiting" Erin, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm actually tearing up thinking about how amazingly wonderful you were to us on our wedding day. We could not have done this without you, and for that we will always be grateful.
One trip to view the property and meet the staff at twin oaks, and you'll immediately see what other reviewers have gushed Read more...
One trip to view the property and meet the staff at twin oaks, and you'll immediately see what other reviewers have gushed about. The grounds are absolutely breathtaking (note: every time you go, they get prettier and prettier!) The staff was absolutely top quality. Twin Oaks was our first venue we looked at, and we knew immediately that this was the place for us and these were the people we wanted to work with. They were always 10 steps ahead of any questions or concerns I had, extremely organized, and provided top service every step of the way.

I've been to weddings where the entire wedding party and more are running around the day of the wedding, setting up centerpieces, explaining to vendors how things should look, etc. Never would that happen at Twin Oaks. I did not have a single concern about the wedding day and how they would execute what we had discussed in our planning meetings. They did not disappoint in the slightest.

To our coordinator, Dana, and my lovely "lady in waiting" Erin, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm actually tearing up thinking about how amazingly wonderful you were to us on our wedding day. We could not have done this without you, and for that we will always be grateful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was a destination wedding for us. Twin Oaks was so flexible and helpful when planning our wedding. They took the time to really listen to what we wanted and made it happen for us. It was a great experience.
It was a destination wedding for us. Twin Oaks was so flexible and helpful when planning our wedding. They took the time Read more...
It was a destination wedding for us. Twin Oaks was so flexible and helpful when planning our wedding. They took the time to really listen to what we wanted and made it happen for us. It was a great experience. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Twin Oaks is not only absolutely breathtaking, but the staff and service make it a perfect experience.
I truly felt like a VIP every time I called, went in for a meeting with the included wedding coordinator as well as on the rehearsal and wedding day. They help you with every step of the way and have an amazing staff that sets up everything on the wedding day. I was planning this wedding from Northern California and they made everything easy for me.
A few things I really like about this venue over other venues I looked at are the following:
-Bring your own beer, wine and liquor. This meant we didn't have to overpay for drinks through the venue that weren't consumed. We bargained shopped for the best deals and were able to return leftover unopened product afterwards (an extra $600 we got back)
-included cake with NO cake cutting fee! Through 3 of their trusted vendors, our cake was included in the package
-Day of Coordinator and Bridal Assistant: these two people, Chris and Rebecca, were so charming, helpful and supportive. They went above and beyond to do anything we asked and get anything we needed.
-10 hour venue time. Most venues will give you 6-8 hours for the space. Twin Oaks gives you 10 hours so you can take advantage of the bridal suite and grooms room.
I would highly recommend Twin Oaks!
Twin Oaks is not only absolutely breathtaking, but the staff and service make it a perfect experience.
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Twin Oaks is not only absolutely breathtaking, but the staff and service make it a perfect experience.
I truly felt like a VIP every time I called, went in for a meeting with the included wedding coordinator as well as on the rehearsal and wedding day. They help you with every step of the way and have an amazing staff that sets up everything on the wedding day. I was planning this wedding from Northern California and they made everything easy for me.
A few things I really like about this venue over other venues I looked at are the following:
-Bring your own beer, wine and liquor. This meant we didn't have to overpay for drinks through the venue that weren't consumed. We bargained shopped for the best deals and were able to return leftover unopened product afterwards (an extra $600 we got back)
-included cake with NO cake cutting fee! Through 3 of their trusted vendors, our cake was included in the package
-Day of Coordinator and Bridal Assistant: these two people, Chris and Rebecca, were so charming, helpful and supportive. They went above and beyond to do anything we asked and get anything we needed.
-10 hour venue time. Most venues will give you 6-8 hours for the space. Twin Oaks gives you 10 hours so you can take advantage of the bridal suite and grooms room.
I would highly recommend Twin Oaks! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
We just got married here at the end of May and everything that I dreamed my wedding would be, Twin Oaks made that happen. The venue alone is absolutely breathtaking and the day of coordination helps tremendously! There is no other wedding venue I could of pictures my wedding day at. Everything turned out gorgeous and everyone was so helpful the day of. The only thing that was a bit upsetting was having to have any decor or items we brought to the venue, had to be taking home with us that night. That's a bit hard especially when it's your wedding day and that's the last thing you're thinking about. Other than that, I highly recommend getting married here!
We just got married here at the end of May and everything that I dreamed my wedding would be, Twin Oaks made that happen. Read more...
We just got married here at the end of May and everything that I dreamed my wedding would be, Twin Oaks made that happen. The venue alone is absolutely breathtaking and the day of coordination helps tremendously! There is no other wedding venue I could of pictures my wedding day at. Everything turned out gorgeous and everyone was so helpful the day of. The only thing that was a bit upsetting was having to have any decor or items we brought to the venue, had to be taking home with us that night. That's a bit hard especially when it's your wedding day and that's the last thing you're thinking about. Other than that, I highly recommend getting married here! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.7/5.0
Twin Oaks is an absolutely gorgeous garden venue. I was married there on April 12, 2014. My husband and I fell in love with the property on our first visit. We didn't even look at any other venues. We booked it immediately and we never regretted that decision.
Let's start with the venue's most obvious benefit. The entire property is gorgeous. The gardens are lush and beautiful. The twinkle light walkways are so romantic at night. The tented reception has lovely and elegant details. The antique bridal suite and the totally awesome bar are fabulous. I could go on and on. The venue is beautiful. AND they are constantly improving it. Since booking the venue last year, they have added several wonderful areas. The whole place is just lovely and you feel wonderful walking around the property. ALL of our pictures turned out beautifully. Our photographers were SUPER excited because there are so many great spots to use for taking pictures.
The staff at Twin Oaks is also excellent. Every single coordinator and staff member that we worked with was wonderful. They all put such care into their work and it shows. Everyone is polite and respectful. The coordinators help plan your special day and show such patience and enthusiasm during each meeting. I felt like VIP every time I called with a question. Emails were always responded to promptly. On the day of the ceremony, you have a dedicated day-of coordinator and your own personal bridal assistant. Both my coordinator (Chris) and my assistant (Rebecca) were fantastic. Chris made everything run smoothly - there were absolutely NO issues (or if there were, I didn't know about them). All of my bridesmaids and I LOVED Rebecca. She made the day seem really special by taking care of every detail as we got ready before the ceremony. She was so much fun, too. She was constantly checking with me to see if I needed anything or straightening my dress.
I was also really happy with the food and the dessert options. I had several comments on
Twin Oaks is an absolutely gorgeous garden venue. I was married there on April 12, 2014. My husband and I fell in love Read more...
Twin Oaks is an absolutely gorgeous garden venue. I was married there on April 12, 2014. My husband and I fell in love with the property on our first visit. We didn't even look at any other venues. We booked it immediately and we never regretted that decision.
Let's start with the venue's most obvious benefit. The entire property is gorgeous. The gardens are lush and beautiful. The twinkle light walkways are so romantic at night. The tented reception has lovely and elegant details. The antique bridal suite and the totally awesome bar are fabulous. I could go on and on. The venue is beautiful. AND they are constantly improving it. Since booking the venue last year, they have added several wonderful areas. The whole place is just lovely and you feel wonderful walking around the property. ALL of our pictures turned out beautifully. Our photographers were SUPER excited because there are so many great spots to use for taking pictures.
The staff at Twin Oaks is also excellent. Every single coordinator and staff member that we worked with was wonderful. They all put such care into their work and it shows. Everyone is polite and respectful. The coordinators help plan your special day and show such patience and enthusiasm during each meeting. I felt like VIP every time I called with a question. Emails were always responded to promptly. On the day of the ceremony, you have a dedicated day-of coordinator and your own personal bridal assistant. Both my coordinator (Chris) and my assistant (Rebecca) were fantastic. Chris made everything run smoothly - there were absolutely NO issues (or if there were, I didn't know about them). All of my bridesmaids and I LOVED Rebecca. She made the day seem really special by taking care of every detail as we got ready before the ceremony. She was so much fun, too. She was constantly checking with me to see if I needed anything or straightening my dress.
I was also really happy with the food and the dessert options. I had several comments on Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was beautiful! If Twin Oaks is "your style" then go for it. Of course, there were a few tiny snags along the way but 5 months after my wedding I can barely remember them. The overall experience was just what I wanted for my wedding. The food was great, the staff was ALWAYS helpful and polite and I found them fairly easy to communicate with. The grounds are magical, we got so many compliments on our venue choice! I'm not going to drag out my review because no wedding experience is the same so I would just tell you that you probably can't go wrong having your big day here. Expect a few issues, wedding planning always has them (so I hear), but if you choose to enjoy your day and your new spouse then everything will be perfect in your own eyes when all is said and done! Twin Oaks was a great choice for me and my husband.
Our wedding was beautiful! If Twin Oaks is "your style" then go for it. Of course, there were a few tiny snags along the Read more...
Our wedding was beautiful! If Twin Oaks is "your style" then go for it. Of course, there were a few tiny snags along the way but 5 months after my wedding I can barely remember them. The overall experience was just what I wanted for my wedding. The food was great, the staff was ALWAYS helpful and polite and I found them fairly easy to communicate with. The grounds are magical, we got so many compliments on our venue choice! I'm not going to drag out my review because no wedding experience is the same so I would just tell you that you probably can't go wrong having your big day here. Expect a few issues, wedding planning always has them (so I hear), but if you choose to enjoy your day and your new spouse then everything will be perfect in your own eyes when all is said and done! Twin Oaks was a great choice for me and my husband. Read less
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Matya
Wedding:
11/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful venue tucked away from I-15. I still don't remember what I googled to find this venue, but it was a stroke of luck after looking at other venues and not really getting excited. Walking into Twin Oaks, I was immediately excited. Surrounded by trees, reception and wedding site all in one area, parking lots with lots of space. Twin Oaks is also a package deal, so less stress and I didn't have to find so many vendors. Their food was delicious! Everyone we worked with was so helpful and really made our wedding day fantastic. Highly recommend!
Beautiful venue tucked away from I-15. I still don't remember what I googled to find this venue, but it was a stroke of Read more...
Beautiful venue tucked away from I-15. I still don't remember what I googled to find this venue, but it was a stroke of luck after looking at other venues and not really getting excited. Walking into Twin Oaks, I was immediately excited. Surrounded by trees, reception and wedding site all in one area, parking lots with lots of space. Twin Oaks is also a package deal, so less stress and I didn't have to find so many vendors. Their food was delicious! Everyone we worked with was so helpful and really made our wedding day fantastic. Highly recommend! Read less
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James A.
Wedding:
8/31/2013
0.0/5.0
There is an extensive and definitely divergent range of reviews of Twin Oaks Garden Estate. If human, they would be diagnosed as clinically schizophrenic. What is also clearly evident, is that they are in it for every dollar they can squeeze out of each event. A direct correlation can be drawn between a wedding’s budget, level of service provided, and level of praise offered in the review. Unfortunately my wife (mother of the groom) and I have been left with a bittersweet taste of the “total experience” Twin Oaks provided her son and the bride. First was the loss of two cameras, and their recorded memories of the wedding. In the case of my wife’s camera, a small pocket digital, it was a direct result of rank incompetence (bordering on premeditated intent) as well as an abject lack of professionalism by one of their staff, namely the assigned “wedding coordinator”. We were the first of the guests down the aisle to be seated. The woman assigned as “coordinator” strongly suggested that she take my wife’s camera, in order that my wife be “unencumbered”. She was persistent over my repeated objections, even though it was a very small camera, which could have been easily put in my trouser pocket, or even carried discreetly in my wife’s hand. My wife, not wanting to cause a further delay (wedding already was a half hour late) or to appear to be making a scene, deferred, handing the camera in its case directly (eyeball-to-eyeball) to the woman. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME WE SAW THE CAMERA. Common sense and courtesy, as well as expected protocol, would have seen that the “coordinator”, following the ceremony would have sought out, and promptly returned my wife’s camera directly to her either during the taking of family wedding photographs, or in the reception/wedding dinner area. THIS DID NOT OCCUR. According to the woman’s alleged statement, she “set the camera down on one of the tables in the bridesmaid’s anti-room of the bridal house ”, an open, unmonitored area.
There is an extensive and definitely divergent range of reviews of Twin Oaks Garden Estate. If human, they would be Read more...
There is an extensive and definitely divergent range of reviews of Twin Oaks Garden Estate. If human, they would be diagnosed as clinically schizophrenic. What is also clearly evident, is that they are in it for every dollar they can squeeze out of each event. A direct correlation can be drawn between a wedding’s budget, level of service provided, and level of praise offered in the review. Unfortunately my wife (mother of the groom) and I have been left with a bittersweet taste of the “total experience” Twin Oaks provided her son and the bride. First was the loss of two cameras, and their recorded memories of the wedding. In the case of my wife’s camera, a small pocket digital, it was a direct result of rank incompetence (bordering on premeditated intent) as well as an abject lack of professionalism by one of their staff, namely the assigned “wedding coordinator”. We were the first of the guests down the aisle to be seated. The woman assigned as “coordinator” strongly suggested that she take my wife’s camera, in order that my wife be “unencumbered”. She was persistent over my repeated objections, even though it was a very small camera, which could have been easily put in my trouser pocket, or even carried discreetly in my wife’s hand. My wife, not wanting to cause a further delay (wedding already was a half hour late) or to appear to be making a scene, deferred, handing the camera in its case directly (eyeball-to-eyeball) to the woman. THAT WAS THE LAST TIME WE SAW THE CAMERA. Common sense and courtesy, as well as expected protocol, would have seen that the “coordinator”, following the ceremony would have sought out, and promptly returned my wife’s camera directly to her either during the taking of family wedding photographs, or in the reception/wedding dinner area. THIS DID NOT OCCUR. According to the woman’s alleged statement, she “set the camera down on one of the tables in the bridesmaid’s anti-room of the bridal house ”, an open, unmonitored area. Read less
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christina
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My wedding on June 28th was so perfect & magical largely in part to Twin Oaks Garden Estate. I remember when I first walked into the venue, I knew instantly that I would have my fairytale wedding here. I can honestly say that everything ran smoothly & exactly as I had planned it for our wedding day. The venue itself is so unique & beautiful that all of our guests kept asking "how did you find this place, it's so beautiful!" Given that I had booked Twin Oaks back in April 2012, by the time June 2013 rolled around, they had made so many upgrades & added awesome improvements that it literally took my breath away. Chandeliers galore, fountains, gardens, upgraded bathrooms, seating area for cocktail hour etc, I was very pleased.

The staff are all great, from the very first meeting to the final wedding day, they are very accommodating & informative. Pretty much everything is taken care of for you, the binder they provide brides with gives you all the info you need & a wonderful time-line. Julie & Megan were always favorites of mine but on my wedding day Elise & the rest of the staff def went above & beyond. From the time we arrived at the venue to the end of the night, someone was always there to help me. I cannot say thank you enough to them.

I highly recommend this venue to couples looking for a magical but all inclusive venue. The setting is perfect, the staff takes care of it all for you so you can enjoy your day, my guests all loved the food, and the vendors they recommended to us were also amazing. I was so sad when my wedding was over because all my guests had so much fun including me & my husband, it was such an amazing day that none of us will ever forget.
My wedding on June 28th was so perfect & magical largely in part to Twin Oaks Garden Estate. I remember when I first Read more...
My wedding on June 28th was so perfect & magical largely in part to Twin Oaks Garden Estate. I remember when I first walked into the venue, I knew instantly that I would have my fairytale wedding here. I can honestly say that everything ran smoothly & exactly as I had planned it for our wedding day. The venue itself is so unique & beautiful that all of our guests kept asking "how did you find this place, it's so beautiful!" Given that I had booked Twin Oaks back in April 2012, by the time June 2013 rolled around, they had made so many upgrades & added awesome improvements that it literally took my breath away. Chandeliers galore, fountains, gardens, upgraded bathrooms, seating area for cocktail hour etc, I was very pleased.

The staff are all great, from the very first meeting to the final wedding day, they are very accommodating & informative. Pretty much everything is taken care of for you, the binder they provide brides with gives you all the info you need & a wonderful time-line. Julie & Megan were always favorites of mine but on my wedding day Elise & the rest of the staff def went above & beyond. From the time we arrived at the venue to the end of the night, someone was always there to help me. I cannot say thank you enough to them.

I highly recommend this venue to couples looking for a magical but all inclusive venue. The setting is perfect, the staff takes care of it all for you so you can enjoy your day, my guests all loved the food, and the vendors they recommended to us were also amazing. I was so sad when my wedding was over because all my guests had so much fun including me & my husband, it was such an amazing day that none of us will ever forget. Read less
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agnes
Wedding:
6/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I had only 6 months to plan my wedding. Everything went very smoothly with Twin Oaks once we decided it was the place. The staff are responsive, got back to my questions timely. They provided a packet of timeline which helped me stay organized and helped me stay on top of my wedding planning. They are very experienced at what they do. Not to mention so pleasant to work with.
Our wedding turned out to be perfect. Our wedding was on the hottest day of the summer but it was still perfect. The event coordinator helped move along the event pleasantly and timely. A job very well done.
I had only 6 months to plan my wedding. Everything went very smoothly with Twin Oaks once we decided it was the place. The Read more...
I had only 6 months to plan my wedding. Everything went very smoothly with Twin Oaks once we decided it was the place. The staff are responsive, got back to my questions timely. They provided a packet of timeline which helped me stay organized and helped me stay on top of my wedding planning. They are very experienced at what they do. Not to mention so pleasant to work with.
Our wedding turned out to be perfect. Our wedding was on the hottest day of the summer but it was still perfect. The event coordinator helped move along the event pleasantly and timely. A job very well done. Read less
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Rosada
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we got married here!! All the employees of Twin Oaks are sweet, kind, and hard working. On our wedding day every worker there made sure we were taken care of! I had a girl named Becca was the best she was there for me the whole time I got ready! She fixed my heel when it got loose and brought us champagne...she helped fix my hair!! The wedding was beautiful everything u asked for and more!! Elise rocked as well she made sure we all were taken care of and assisted every where she could!! I love Twin Oaks!!!
We are so happy we got married here!! All the employees of Twin Oaks are sweet, kind, and hard working. On our wedding day Read more...
We are so happy we got married here!! All the employees of Twin Oaks are sweet, kind, and hard working. On our wedding day every worker there made sure we were taken care of! I had a girl named Becca was the best she was there for me the whole time I got ready! She fixed my heel when it got loose and brought us champagne...she helped fix my hair!! The wedding was beautiful everything u asked for and more!! Elise rocked as well she made sure we all were taken care of and assisted every where she could!! I love Twin Oaks!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Very flexible...rentals, bar, wedding cake etc...
Very flexible...rentals, bar, wedding cake etc...
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Mireya
Wedding:
12/2/2012
4.6/5.0
let me start by saying GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS. But with that said we had a few mishaps with communication with the manager Megan and was a little disappointed with how some things went. We had a winter wedding and when we first decided to hire them, they didn't mention to us about their VERY strict fire codes. We couldn't use any outside heaters, and even wanted to do a smore's bar but due to their policy they were gonna charge us $200 for someone to just stand their and assist as they said. Which I thought was a little ridiculous. I also didn't find out about their fire codes until a few weeks prior to our wedding, which should have been mentioned especially since they knew it was gonna be cold. They also misinformed us regarding payment and when and how it's due. You can't pay with credit card after a certain time and they NEVER informed us on that as well. The owner Karen is very scattered brain so be SURE to write EVERYTHING down on your first consultation so she remembers. Another thing you have to call and call and call to make sure you get in your 3 appointment they require. We had to kind of bug them about the tasting because I hadn't liked the food they had for our first tasting. I finally said I NEEDED a tasting now because of the RSVP's I was gonna send out and I finally got in a tasting. Also with the 3 app you need to schedule. It's kinda annoying especially since you have so many things to do as a bride.

Now the day of it couldn't have gone better. I was so worried due to all our little problems we had with them I was stressing the morning of. Especially since I am a DIY bride with EVERYTHING from flowers to all the decor. But the lady who was in charge of the decorating that day was amazing. She nailed what I had told her and if she had a question she'd ask. But I think she asked once and the rest she did and I was in Amazement on how well everything went and looked. The coordinators were amazing and made my day PERFECT. and FOOD amazing.
let me start by saying GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS. But with that said we had a few mishaps with communication with the Read more...
let me start by saying GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS. But with that said we had a few mishaps with communication with the manager Megan and was a little disappointed with how some things went. We had a winter wedding and when we first decided to hire them, they didn't mention to us about their VERY strict fire codes. We couldn't use any outside heaters, and even wanted to do a smore's bar but due to their policy they were gonna charge us $200 for someone to just stand their and assist as they said. Which I thought was a little ridiculous. I also didn't find out about their fire codes until a few weeks prior to our wedding, which should have been mentioned especially since they knew it was gonna be cold. They also misinformed us regarding payment and when and how it's due. You can't pay with credit card after a certain time and they NEVER informed us on that as well. The owner Karen is very scattered brain so be SURE to write EVERYTHING down on your first consultation so she remembers. Another thing you have to call and call and call to make sure you get in your 3 appointment they require. We had to kind of bug them about the tasting because I hadn't liked the food they had for our first tasting. I finally said I NEEDED a tasting now because of the RSVP's I was gonna send out and I finally got in a tasting. Also with the 3 app you need to schedule. It's kinda annoying especially since you have so many things to do as a bride.

Now the day of it couldn't have gone better. I was so worried due to all our little problems we had with them I was stressing the morning of. Especially since I am a DIY bride with EVERYTHING from flowers to all the decor. But the lady who was in charge of the decorating that day was amazing. She nailed what I had told her and if she had a question she'd ask. But I think she asked once and the rest she did and I was in Amazement on how well everything went and looked. The coordinators were amazing and made my day PERFECT. and FOOD amazing. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
10/1/2012
5.0/5.0
As a wedding filmographer, I have to say that I've never been so mesmerized by a place until I showed up to Twin Oaks Garden Estate. The place is filled with creativity! The staff is extremely professional and they tailor towards a more delightful experience.

This is a definite five star and I highly recommend.
As a wedding filmographer, I have to say that I've never been so mesmerized by a place until I showed up to Twin Oaks Read more...
As a wedding filmographer, I have to say that I've never been so mesmerized by a place until I showed up to Twin Oaks Garden Estate. The place is filled with creativity! The staff is extremely professional and they tailor towards a more delightful experience.

This is a definite five star and I highly recommend. Read less
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mya
Wedding:
7/19/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I absolutely loved this venue! I feel in love online our song played when we visited and we knew it was fate! Our friends and family gushed about how it was gorgeous, the food was amazing, and how kind the staff was. I couldn't agree more! All of the staff is so nice so helpful and so caring. They are very warm and welcoming. They are also willing to work with you. Thank you twin oaks staff!!!!
My husband and I absolutely loved this venue! I feel in love online our song played when we visited and we knew it was Read more...
My husband and I absolutely loved this venue! I feel in love online our song played when we visited and we knew it was fate! Our friends and family gushed about how it was gorgeous, the food was amazing, and how kind the staff was. I couldn't agree more! All of the staff is so nice so helpful and so caring. They are very warm and welcoming. They are also willing to work with you. Thank you twin oaks staff!!!! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Twin Oaks Garden Estate is an absolute gem. Tucked away on a road in San Marcos, this place is unbelievable. It is wedding heaven!!! My guests were completely blown away, and couldn't believe this gorgeous venue existed. Everyone was floored at how extremely beautiful it is. If you love details like me, this place will be your dream come true. There are beautiful details in every corner, it is so special, unique and private. The staff is also exceptional. Meaghan and Chris were so fantastic leading up to the day. Some of the nicest people you could ever hope to work with. They put you at ease and are so great. We had a personal day-of assistant as well that was awesome. At the rehearsal my bridesmaids said it would easily be the most beautiful wedding they had every been to. I also got TONS of compliments on the food. It was awesome!! Definitelyyyy check this place out for your wedding day, it was completely magica!
Twin Oaks Garden Estate is an absolute gem. Tucked away on a road in San Marcos, this place is unbelievable. It is wedding Read more...
Twin Oaks Garden Estate is an absolute gem. Tucked away on a road in San Marcos, this place is unbelievable. It is wedding heaven!!! My guests were completely blown away, and couldn't believe this gorgeous venue existed. Everyone was floored at how extremely beautiful it is. If you love details like me, this place will be your dream come true. There are beautiful details in every corner, it is so special, unique and private. The staff is also exceptional. Meaghan and Chris were so fantastic leading up to the day. Some of the nicest people you could ever hope to work with. They put you at ease and are so great. We had a personal day-of assistant as well that was awesome. At the rehearsal my bridesmaids said it would easily be the most beautiful wedding they had every been to. I also got TONS of compliments on the food. It was awesome!! Definitelyyyy check this place out for your wedding day, it was completely magica! Read less
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agoddess4lyfe
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to express how happy I was with the whole team at Twin Oaks. I had the most stress free wedding planning process, so stress free that it made me wonder how anyone could stress when it come to planning their big day. They take care of everything and are extremely helpful and friendly and very attentive on the Wedding Day itself. The whole day came together perfectly and they were willing to accommodate a few odd requests that we had. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone who is engaged.
I cannot begin to express how happy I was with the whole team at Twin Oaks. I had the most stress free wedding planning Read more...
I cannot begin to express how happy I was with the whole team at Twin Oaks. I had the most stress free wedding planning process, so stress free that it made me wonder how anyone could stress when it come to planning their big day. They take care of everything and are extremely helpful and friendly and very attentive on the Wedding Day itself. The whole day came together perfectly and they were willing to accommodate a few odd requests that we had. I would definitely recommend this venue to anyone and everyone who is engaged. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/8/2011
4.8/5.0
My wedding was on the day of the blackout in California last September. The venue had generators, candles, and everything ready for a power outage! The staff was extremely flexible, kind, willing to serve in any way, and the wedding was a huge success despite the power problems. Guests said they felt like they were in another place, and didn't even notice the power outage until they left! This place is even more beautiful in person- there are so many little details you will appreciate and charm that just doesn't come through in pictures. This place is made for weddings, and the staff makes you feel like you are important and valued. Gorgeous venue and day- couldn't ask for more!
My wedding was on the day of the blackout in California last September. The venue had generators, candles, and everything Read more...
My wedding was on the day of the blackout in California last September. The venue had generators, candles, and everything ready for a power outage! The staff was extremely flexible, kind, willing to serve in any way, and the wedding was a huge success despite the power problems. Guests said they felt like they were in another place, and didn't even notice the power outage until they left! This place is even more beautiful in person- there are so many little details you will appreciate and charm that just doesn't come through in pictures. This place is made for weddings, and the staff makes you feel like you are important and valued. Gorgeous venue and day- couldn't ask for more! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I was so so so happy with my wedding and how professional, helpful, and fun the staff was. The general manager, Sean, is AMAZING! and the rest of the staff is equally as helpful. The venue is GORGEOUS! Minimal decorations were needed as you are thrust into a great and luscious garden surrounding the entire property! My husband and I and all of our guests had a wonderful time. Also, they are all-inclusive and let you BYOB which saved us a TON of money! Don't have enough great things to say about this wedding :)
I was so so so happy with my wedding and how professional, helpful, and fun the staff was. The general manager, Sean, is Read more...
I was so so so happy with my wedding and how professional, helpful, and fun the staff was. The general manager, Sean, is AMAZING! and the rest of the staff is equally as helpful. The venue is GORGEOUS! Minimal decorations were needed as you are thrust into a great and luscious garden surrounding the entire property! My husband and I and all of our guests had a wonderful time. Also, they are all-inclusive and let you BYOB which saved us a TON of money! Don't have enough great things to say about this wedding :) Read less
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futureludwig
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm one of those Brides that venues probably roll there eyes at because i'm a little over involved.....

They didn't do that. They were INCREDIBLE. Everything I could have ever imagined my wedding to be they made possible. I had a budget, they stuck to it, yet I didn't have to settle for anything. I can't say enough good things about the staff, the venue and the food.

I would honestly give them more stars if I could. I wish I could get married again so I can do it here :).... not happening though :)

Their preferred vendor list is outstanding too. Go with Jerri Disney for flowers and Mark Huntzinger for DJ. They blew me away with the their impeccable service and desire to fulfill all my needs.

I can't say enough good things about these people.

Thank you Sean .... for putting up with me ... and my darn nacho Bar!!

Brides...get married here... you will NOT regret it at all!
I'm one of those Brides that venues probably roll there eyes at because i'm a little over involved.....

They Read more...
I'm one of those Brides that venues probably roll there eyes at because i'm a little over involved.....

They didn't do that. They were INCREDIBLE. Everything I could have ever imagined my wedding to be they made possible. I had a budget, they stuck to it, yet I didn't have to settle for anything. I can't say enough good things about the staff, the venue and the food.

I would honestly give them more stars if I could. I wish I could get married again so I can do it here :).... not happening though :)

Their preferred vendor list is outstanding too. Go with Jerri Disney for flowers and Mark Huntzinger for DJ. They blew me away with the their impeccable service and desire to fulfill all my needs.

I can't say enough good things about these people.

Thank you Sean .... for putting up with me ... and my darn nacho Bar!!

Brides...get married here... you will NOT regret it at all! Read less
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Lady Kate
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.7/5.0
This venue is GORGEOUS!!! We fell in love with the gardens and all the little details that are everywhere you look. The food was great and the staff was nice but what sold us are the gardens, it is sooooo beautiful and you feel like there is no one around for miles, just you and your husband and everyone who is there to celebrate with you. It was magical!!
This venue is GORGEOUS!!! We fell in love with the gardens and all the little details that are everywhere you look. The Read more...
This venue is GORGEOUS!!! We fell in love with the gardens and all the little details that are everywhere you look. The food was great and the staff was nice but what sold us are the gardens, it is sooooo beautiful and you feel like there is no one around for miles, just you and your husband and everyone who is there to celebrate with you. It was magical!! Read less
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cclifford
Wedding:
5/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I was recently married at Twin Oaks on 5/1/2011 and I have to say it was the most PERFECT wedding I could have imagined. Even driving to our hotel that night, my husband and I kept saying that we could not have imagined a more perfect wedding.
Everyone at Twin Oaks is sooo fabulous and attentive to exactly any and everything that you need. Mariah was my main attendant for my wedding and what a god send! You have probably read reviews about the actual venue...SPECTACULAR!!! They are constantly improving the grounds. I booked my wedding in 4/2010 assuming what it looked like would be the same (b/c it was already so great) and each time I came in for a meeting, they had something new to show me that had been added or changed to the property. They are truly here for you to have an amazing experience and be able to enjoy it.
I was so calm my entire day and it was due to Twin Oaks staff. (And BTW, I never had a bad experience with Karen, or anyone there!)
If you have any reservations about booking your wedding here, DON'T! You will not be disappointed.
I was recently married at Twin Oaks on 5/1/2011 and I have to say it was the most PERFECT wedding I could have imagined. Read more...
I was recently married at Twin Oaks on 5/1/2011 and I have to say it was the most PERFECT wedding I could have imagined. Even driving to our hotel that night, my husband and I kept saying that we could not have imagined a more perfect wedding.
Everyone at Twin Oaks is sooo fabulous and attentive to exactly any and everything that you need. Mariah was my main attendant for my wedding and what a god send! You have probably read reviews about the actual venue...SPECTACULAR!!! They are constantly improving the grounds. I booked my wedding in 4/2010 assuming what it looked like would be the same (b/c it was already so great) and each time I came in for a meeting, they had something new to show me that had been added or changed to the property. They are truly here for you to have an amazing experience and be able to enjoy it.
I was so calm my entire day and it was due to Twin Oaks staff. (And BTW, I never had a bad experience with Karen, or anyone there!)
If you have any reservations about booking your wedding here, DON'T! You will not be disappointed. Read less
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abaruh
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm a wedding photographer and have worked at a ton of venues, but I LOVE working at Twin Oaks. The setting is gorgeous and the staff is above and beyond the best, most professional, and fun to work with. I HIGHLY recommend Twin Oaks!
I'm a wedding photographer and have worked at a ton of venues, but I LOVE working at Twin Oaks. The setting is gorgeous Read more...
I'm a wedding photographer and have worked at a ton of venues, but I LOVE working at Twin Oaks. The setting is gorgeous and the staff is above and beyond the best, most professional, and fun to work with. I HIGHLY recommend Twin Oaks! Read less
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stahrdust3
Wedding:
4/1/2011
4.4/5.0
This was the first (and only!) place we looked at and we immediately fell in love. The garden atmosphere was just what we wanted for our spring wedding. Twinkling lights adorned beautiful archways and towering trees. The reception was under the most magnificent tent I have ever seen, permanently adorned in flow-y soft white drapery & complete with free uplighting to set the mood. I liked that the tent served as a "Plan B" in case of rainy weather, and luckily we didn't have to use it for that, but it made for a beautiful reception space.

Twin Oaks lets you bring your own alcohol which was a HUGE money saver for us. Between Trader Joe's and Albertson's sales, we spent well under $1000 for enough beer and wine to serve 200 people... and then some! We even ended up with over 50 bottles of wine leftover. There is no corkage fee (just a small fee to pay the bartender) which was a huge help. We did opt for the glasses upgrade (otherwise they use plastic) but all upgrades were very reasonably priced in my opinion.

We never felt pressure to upgrade anything; the staff at Twin Oaks was very conscious and respectful of our budget.

The lady-in-waiting was awesome on the day of the event, bringing the bridesmaids and I plenty of appetizers while keeping the mood relaxed and calm.

We absolutely loved this venue & would no doubt recommend it to friends & family!

PROS:
-No corkage fees
-Plan B in case of rain
-Beautiful venue
-Friendly staff
-Plenty of free parking for guests
-Onsite security
-A bit of a one-stop-shop (includes catering, bar service, etc)

CONS:
-Some of the things you see on the website (chivari chairs, wine glasses on tables, etc) are only available with a paid upgrade. Even water service! We weren't big fans of this but it was worth it.
-We've heard some of the staff can be tough to work with, but we didn't experience this.
-The dance floor was a bit small. Not a deal breaker though, we made it work.
This was the first (and only!) place we looked at and we immediately fell in love. The garden atmosphere was just what we Read more...
This was the first (and only!) place we looked at and we immediately fell in love. The garden atmosphere was just what we wanted for our spring wedding. Twinkling lights adorned beautiful archways and towering trees. The reception was under the most magnificent tent I have ever seen, permanently adorned in flow-y soft white drapery & complete with free uplighting to set the mood. I liked that the tent served as a "Plan B" in case of rainy weather, and luckily we didn't have to use it for that, but it made for a beautiful reception space.

Twin Oaks lets you bring your own alcohol which was a HUGE money saver for us. Between Trader Joe's and Albertson's sales, we spent well under $1000 for enough beer and wine to serve 200 people... and then some! We even ended up with over 50 bottles of wine leftover. There is no corkage fee (just a small fee to pay the bartender) which was a huge help. We did opt for the glasses upgrade (otherwise they use plastic) but all upgrades were very reasonably priced in my opinion.

We never felt pressure to upgrade anything; the staff at Twin Oaks was very conscious and respectful of our budget.

The lady-in-waiting was awesome on the day of the event, bringing the bridesmaids and I plenty of appetizers while keeping the mood relaxed and calm.

We absolutely loved this venue & would no doubt recommend it to friends & family!

PROS:
-No corkage fees
-Plan B in case of rain
-Beautiful venue
-Friendly staff
-Plenty of free parking for guests
-Onsite security
-A bit of a one-stop-shop (includes catering, bar service, etc)

CONS:
-Some of the things you see on the website (chivari chairs, wine glasses on tables, etc) are only available with a paid upgrade. Even water service! We weren't big fans of this but it was worth it.
-We've heard some of the staff can be tough to work with, but we didn't experience this.
-The dance floor was a bit small. Not a deal breaker though, we made it work. Read less
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SuzLindskog
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
The grounds were perfect for my dream wedding. Everyone was so nice and helpful and the price was amazing! I couldn't have imagined my wedding anywhere else!
The grounds were perfect for my dream wedding. Everyone was so nice and helpful and the price was amazing! I couldn't have Read more...
The grounds were perfect for my dream wedding. Everyone was so nice and helpful and the price was amazing! I couldn't have imagined my wedding anywhere else! Read less
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Johanna
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.6/5.0
Staff is amazing! Great attention to detail and they really listen when you express concerns and they do a great job at handleing issues and trying to make your day everything you imagined. The venue is BEAUTIFUL!
Staff is amazing! Great attention to detail and they really listen when you express concerns and they do a great job at Read more...
Staff is amazing! Great attention to detail and they really listen when you express concerns and they do a great job at handleing issues and trying to make your day everything you imagined. The venue is BEAUTIFUL! Read less
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soccer37
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
It was a great place to get married. Very helpful.
It was a great place to get married. Very helpful.
It was a great place to get married. Very helpful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Teresa Smith
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.3/5.0
First let me say.. This Venue is stunning.. Very beautiful, and Im so Happy we chose Twin Oaks House and Gardens. The positives far far outway anything negative that might I say.
Karen, the owner and Main wedding consultant is very sweet, and professional. My only complaint was that I didnt always work with her, and often had to repeat and clarify plans and costs with other planners.
Karen herself went out of her way to make sure Shanna's Wedding was exactly the fairytail she had dreamt of.. And it was.
The food was excellent, the service impeccable. The little things that didnt go smoothly were just that.. Little things, and likely because I worked with 3 different consultants. Our Wedding was probably Larger, and more lively than what was expected.. and unfortunately the Security in the Parking lot was lacking that night, and the Gate (Usually locked) was not closed, and there was some vandalism.. But Karen took control, and made sure that none of that effected the Reception. My daughter didnt even know what happened till 2 days later.
So all in all.. Karen, and twin Oaks is fantastic.. But if your having a large wedding, make sure you ask about security.. and try to work with the same consultant as information gets tangled a bit as brides change their plans and make adjustments (And they always do).
Also make sure the Bartenders know how you want them to pour drinks. Our's was an open bar, and they had a tendancy to overpour the drinks which led to us needing a number of cabs. LOL

I do recommend Twin Oaks.. Its a beautiful, dream like Garden setting.
The Pavillion Tent is gorgeous.. The lighting and atmosphere is romantic and surreal.
Thank You Karen, and the staff for giving Shanna and Danny a dream wedding they will never forget.
First let me say.. This Venue is stunning.. Very beautiful, and Im so Happy we chose Twin Oaks House and Gardens. The Read more...
First let me say.. This Venue is stunning.. Very beautiful, and Im so Happy we chose Twin Oaks House and Gardens. The positives far far outway anything negative that might I say.
Karen, the owner and Main wedding consultant is very sweet, and professional. My only complaint was that I didnt always work with her, and often had to repeat and clarify plans and costs with other planners.
Karen herself went out of her way to make sure Shanna's Wedding was exactly the fairytail she had dreamt of.. And it was.
The food was excellent, the service impeccable. The little things that didnt go smoothly were just that.. Little things, and likely because I worked with 3 different consultants. Our Wedding was probably Larger, and more lively than what was expected.. and unfortunately the Security in the Parking lot was lacking that night, and the Gate (Usually locked) was not closed, and there was some vandalism.. But Karen took control, and made sure that none of that effected the Reception. My daughter didnt even know what happened till 2 days later.
So all in all.. Karen, and twin Oaks is fantastic.. But if your having a large wedding, make sure you ask about security.. and try to work with the same consultant as information gets tangled a bit as brides change their plans and make adjustments (And they always do).
Also make sure the Bartenders know how you want them to pour drinks. Our's was an open bar, and they had a tendancy to overpour the drinks which led to us needing a number of cabs. LOL

I do recommend Twin Oaks.. Its a beautiful, dream like Garden setting.
The Pavillion Tent is gorgeous.. The lighting and atmosphere is romantic and surreal.
Thank You Karen, and the staff for giving Shanna and Danny a dream wedding they will never forget. Read less
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