Hollister Wedding Venue
3825 Union Road
Hollister, California 95023
Old World charm meets modern day amenities at San Juan Oaks Golf Club, a peaceful California-style hacienda and 18-hole championship golf course, set amongst the creeks and foothills near historic San Juan Bautista.
The drive to San Juan Oaks is a relaxing one, meandering through the valley floor, past a green and golden landscape dotted with colorful seasonal flowers. And when you pull into the club’s circular brick entranceway with its softly flowing fountain, you realize that this place is as serene as its surroundings. “It’s such a beautiful site—people arrive and find themselves in good spirits,” says David Varner, Director of Food & Beverage services.
Architecturally, the club takes a nod from the town’s 200-year-old Mission, with a tile roof, wide hallways, broad windows and arched entryways. A gorgeous, wraparound terrace spills onto the lush golf course, and offers an unobstructed view of the shimmering lake just beyond. Inside, the club’s foyer features tiled floors and comfortable oversized chairs. High ceilings throughout the 19,000-square-foot facility are punctuated by dramatic exposed wooden trusses and sleek, hanging light fixtures.
All three of San Juan Oaks’ event spaces open out onto the terrace through a series of French doors, so no matter where you celebrate, you have a clear view of the fairways, lake and distant foothills. Guests can kick off an event with a drink or appetizer at the gorgeous cherrywood bar in the Lounge, then stroll into the adjacent Oaks Room for the main reception. This versatile space accommodates large weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners or corporate functions, and can be divided into two smaller rooms for more intimate events. When the weather’s balmy, guests like to dine on the terrace and take in the sunset, and if the evening turns cool, they’re quickly warmed by the wood-burning stone fireplace. If you’re planning a small conference or meeting, the Fred Couples Room next door is a private space with its own bar and fireplace, and an interesting display of Couples’ trophies, photos and memorabilia.
The cuisine at San Juan Oaks is overseen by their talented chef, who incorporates the freshest ingredients into his culinary creations. He and his team specialize in regional California dishes with artistic presentations. Customized menus are available, and may feature wine pairings from the club’s wine list, which includes a selection of favorite local wines.
Although you don’t have to be a golfer to host your event at San Juan Oaks, lovers of the game will be in heaven here. In a recent ranking of 5,000 North American public and resort courses by Golf Digest Magazine, San Juan Oaks received four out of five stars for customer service, value and golf course quality. Designed by PGA great Fred Couples, the Front Nine winds through five lakes and interconnecting creeks on the valley floor; the Back Nine climbs 200 feet into the foothills, and includes elevated tees and fairways with spectacular views. The Pro Shop is experienced in organizing a wide range of golf-related events, including “Shotgun” tournaments, charity events, and golf clinics. Lodging options in neighboring San Juan Bautista, or in the Monterey Bay area (just 35 minutes away), can be arranged.
A great deal of care has gone into making San Juan Oaks blend seamlessly into its natural environment, and an equal amount of effort has been put into providing topnotch facilities and service. Much to the delight of golfers and non-golfers alike, they’ve succeeded on both counts.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Patio holds 300 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Fred Couples Room holds 50 seated guests, the Adobe Room 80 seated or 100 standing, the Oaks Room 160 seated or 200 standing, and the Oaks and Adobe Rooms together hold 300 seated or 350 standing guests indoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Fred Couples Room holds 30 guests seated conference-style. The Oaks Room seats 200 theater-style.
A $1,000 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your date and is applied towards the event total. A $2,000 nonrefundable payment is due 90 days prior, and the estimated event balance is payable 5 days prior to the event. Events range $60–100/person depending on the day of the week and guest count; tax, alcohol and an 18% service charge are additional. Facility fees range $250–2,000 depending on the room selected. A $750 ceremony fee is additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: screen, podium, wireless microphones
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: fairways, rolling hills, lake
Other: event coordination
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: patio only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice or birdseed, no open flames
Year-round, daily, 7am–midnight.