Why You'll Love This Place
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Cliff swallows have been migrating to San Juan Capistrano to pair up and nest for centuries and we can understand why: One renowned novelist called this sunny southern corner of Orange County “the only romantic spot in California.” Well, perhaps this is a bit of an overstatement, but it’s definitely a place that inspires romance. Developed around Mission San Juan Capistrano, the area is a charming mixture of old and new worlds, characterized by graceful Spanish architecture, rolling foothills, working ranches, and million-dollar homes in gated communities.
The sun-drenched San Juan Hills Golf Club is built in that welcoming, Early California style. Its hacienda-influenced clubhouse has the easy flow of a structure designed for indoor/outdoor gatherings. The Green View Veranda is a gorgeous setting for an al fresco reception. Framed by fragrant plants like lavender, rosemary, sage and citrus, as well as roses, olive trees, birds of paradise and pampas grasses, it has a pretty half-moon-shaped fire pit and overlooks the 18th hole and the surrounding San Juan Hills. The adjacent lawn has been used for a variety of setups—pavilions, food carts, strolling entertainers, and party games. You can pair terrace and lawn with the Green View Room—the club’s lovely banquet space—for cocktails, dinner and dancing. The vaulted, openbeam ceiling, dark walnut accents and Tuscan-style chandeliers give it a warm Mediterranean feel, while glass doors that slide into the walls admit cooling breezes and sweeping golf course views.
A more intimate outdoor reception site is the First T Patio, offering a view of the first tee, green hills and pond. Accented with market lighting, it’s perfect for a ceremony or rehearsal dinner as well.
You can also tie the knot on the course’s first tee. A cushiony green rise overlooking the club’s lake and waterfall, it’s both picturesque and musical, the waterfall providing a soft little shower of sound. It’s a natural choice for photos, too, though picture-perfect backdrops abound on the beautifully landscaped grounds. A third ceremony option, the Greenside Patio, is nestled between the Veranda and the rolling greens. It features market lighting and a view of the greens and pond.
The wedding couple each have their own retreat. One entourage can get ready in a room with softly sueded walls, vanity, full-length mirror and fainting couch, while the other can relax in the Board Room off the Pro shop. On request, it converts into the ideal lounge, outfitted with black leather chairs, a mahogany table, and a big-screen wall TV.
Whatever the function and wherever you decide to host it, the San Juan Hills staff will make sure everything runs smoothly, seeing to everyone’s needs and serving up the mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres and entrées for which the club is well known.
All in all, it’s an enchanting location for your celebration. When night falls and lights are twinkling, lanterns glow and the music is in full swing, you’ll see what makes this venue so special…and why it attracts lovebirds of every kind.
Video by Regan Elizabeth Films.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Ceremony fee varies depending on:
- Space reserved
Ceremonies include a bridal waiting room prior to the ceremony, fruitwood folding chairs, your choice of arch (metal, woos, or hexagonal), and a rehearsal prior to the wedding day.
- $70/person and up
- Package prices vary depending on:
- Package chosen
The Timeless Package starts at $70/person and includes two tray-passed and one stationary hors d'oeuvres, a welcome champagne toast, a buffet or plated dinner, a wedding cake with cutting, coffee bar, and soft drinks & tea.
The Unique Package starts at $78/person and includes 2 tray-passed nibbles, three food stations, two refreshments stations, and cake cutting.
All packages include:
- 5-hour reception time
- Dance floor, banquet staff, and complimentary self-parking
- Round or banquet-style tables, fruitwood folding chairs, floor-length linens & napkins, and standard rentals
Service Charge or Gratuity
Bar packages are additional. Hourly hosted bars range $18–50/person with a 2-hour minimum. Cash bars and consumption bars are also available.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 200 seated guests indoors, and 300 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 200 seated (150 with a dance floor) or 250 standing guests indoors, and 300 seated or 400 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 150 seated guests.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
$ • $$
BYO with corkage fee
Year-round, daily, 7am–midnight.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Golf / Country Club
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Private Club
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Lagoon / Pond
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: two large lots, on street
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: office phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ on site
View: fairways, hills, pond, landscaped grounds, waterfall
Other: AV equipment
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
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