The Hacienda 1725 College Avenue • Santa Ana • California 92706


The Hacienda

1725 College Avenue
Santa Ana, California 92706
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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
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As soon as you walk through the front gates of The Hacienda, you travel back in time to a more peaceful and romantic era. Once part of an orange and avocado ranch from the early 1900s, this whitewashed adobe and its charming courtyard is now one of Orange County's most popular wedding locations.

Two settings are available for both ceremonies and receptions. If you'd like to celebrate outdoors, the flagstone courtyard is ideal. Ivy-covered balconies, an abundance of potted flowers, and a three-tiered fountain in the center give the space an Old World atmosphere. Off to one side is a wooden arbor, hung with stained-glass panels and entwined with vines, that serves as an altar for ceremonies. When a couple exchanges vows here, candelabras provide old-fashioned warmth and sparkle. For courtyard weddings, the bride's dressing room is the old master bedroom in the main hacienda, appointed with antiques and giant mirrors. From here she can step out onto her balcony to survey her guests below.

Indoor events are hosted in the Taos Room, a beautiful ballroom in the building adjacent to the main hacienda. It has a Southwest flavor, with its 200-year-old decorative doors carved from Mexican mesquite wood, oversized fireplace, antiques and original artwork. A 20-foot ceiling with skylights and a row of French doors that open to the courtyard provide natural light. At the far end, a flight of Spanish tile stairs—perfect for making a grand entrance—leads up to the bride's dressing room. Large mirrors, lots of space, and roses stenciled above the doors and windows make brides feel quite comfortable.

The Hacienda is owned by June Neptune, an experienced wedding maven with a bride-friendly philosophy. "Weddings should be stress-free and fun," she says. Her all-inclusive packages really simplify the planning process, covering everything from floral decorations and live music for the ceremony, to appetizers, drinks, dinner and even the wedding cake. Another built-in benefit is assistance from June's staff of wedding coordinators, who will help you plan your event and make sure it comes off just as you envisioned it.

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Deals

Ceremony-Only Packages run 1.5 hours in the intimate Inner Courtyard, and include a dressing room, seasonal flowers in the chapel, a live pianist, a day-of coordinator, and a half-hour ceremony rehearsal. Must conclude by 11am.

1–30 guests: $1,500 | 30–50 guests: $2,500 | 50–100 guests: $3,500

Add-on 1 hour for a Cake & Soft Drinks reception ($10/person with 75-guest minimum; must end by noon).

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Package Prices
  • $60/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • The brunch package starts at $60/person. Afternoon/evening packages start at $85/person for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

    Wedding packages include:

    • Trained wedding coordinators and rehearsal
    • Live pianist for the ceremony
    • Fresh floral decorations in the chapel and floral centerpieces for dining tables and sweetheart table
    • 2 tray-passed appetizers (not offered in brunch packages)
    • Sit-down or buffet dinner
    • Draft beer, house wine, signature champagne, and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the reception (brunch menus offer champagne only)
    • Wedding cake decorated with fresh flowers, and a tray of homemade cookies placed at the coffee station
    • Tables, chairs, linens, napkins, standard rentals
    • Servers and bartender
    • And more!
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 120
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 400
Reception Seated 400 400
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.

With a variety of event spaces, this venue can accommodate both large parties and intimate guest counts.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Taos Courtyard holds 180 seated, 300 if combined with the Taos Room. The Inner Courtyard accommodates up to 120 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Hacienda holds 400 guests, maximum.

MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 30–400 seated guests.


Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info

Price

$ • $$

Catering

In-house

Alcohol

In-house

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, until 11pm.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Restaurant
  • Chapel / Church / Temple

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: flagstone patio
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: podium, PA system, microphones; other CBA
Parking: several lots nearby
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: garden, fountains and courtyard
Other: event coordination

Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, birdseed or confetti; children must be supervised


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