The Best Wedding Venues in Southern California Part 7: Franciscan Gardens

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Yet another installment of my favorite wedding venues in Southern California series! This time I’ll be sharing about the Franciscan Gardens! If you want more venue ideas, check out the other blogs from this series. To start, you can find part 6 here! Now let’s dive in!


If you’re searching for the perfect wedding venue in Southern California, look no further than the Franciscan Gardens! As a wedding photographer who has shot at this venue multiple times, I can attest to its stunning beauty and unique charm.


Location of The Franciscan Gardens Wedding Venue

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Nestled in the heart of San Juan Capistrano, the Franciscan Gardens is a serene and intimate outdoor/indoor venue that offers a variety of picturesque backdrops for your wedding photos as well as two en-suites for both the bride and groom to get ready in before their wedding. From the lush garden courtyard to the ivy-covered walls and the rustic brick alleyway, every corner of this venue is filled with character and charm.


All of The Details

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One of the standout features of the Franciscan Gardens is its versatility. Whether you’re planning a romantic and intimate wedding or a grand celebration, this over 5,000 square foot venue can accommodate your needs. With its open-air spaces, towering trees, and twinkling lights, the Franciscan Gardens provides a romantic and magical ambiance that’s perfect for any wedding style.


Another great aspect of the Franciscan Gardens is the exceptional service and attention to detail provided by the staff! The event coordinators are knowledgeable and professional, and they work tirelessly to ensure that every aspect of your wedding runs smoothly. They’re also happy to help with any last-minute details or changes, which can be a lifesaver during the hectic wedding planning process!


As a wedding photographer, the Franciscan Gardens is one of my fave venues to shoot at. The natural light and beautiful scenery provide the perfect backdrop for capturing stunning photos of the couple and their loved ones. There are so many great photo ops–like  the rustic brick alleyway and the lush garden courtyard–for the couple-to-be and their guests. Such a great place to make memories!


Final Thoughts


Overall, the Franciscan Gardens is a fantastic wedding venue in Southern California that offers the perfect blend of beauty, versatility, and service. I highly recommend this venue to any couples looking for a romantic and intimate outdoor  OR indoor space to say “I do!” If you’re planning a wedding at the Franciscan Gardens and looking for a photographer who can capture the beauty and magic of this venue, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I would love to help you create timeless memories of your special day at this stunning venue.


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Until next time!




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I am a wedding & portrait photographer based in Southern California and beyond!

I started at the young age of 16 in my hometown of Orange in Orange
County, California. As my photography business grew and I got married,
life took me to the Chino Hills area, making me more centered to all
major Southern California counties.

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