El Adobe de Capistrano

Orange County



If your dream wedding includes an old-world feel and artful historic touches, El Adobe de Capistrano is the perfect place with its traditional Mexican heritage and local charm. Located just blocks from the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano and Train Depot, El Adobe was established as two structures in 1797 and 1812. They were combined in 1910 and opened as a restaurant in 1948. The venue offers many spacious rooms to house your celebration of any size, and the romantic garden and chapel allows for an outdoor ceremony surrounded by lush trees and flowers and twinkling trees at twilight. El Adobe de Capistrano’s catering services is famous and renowned and a favorite of former President Richard Nixon. For a unique family-inspired wedding celebration, El Adobe will create a unique experience and give you and your guests an event you won’t forget.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 400 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. All-inclusive packages start at $54 per person. Please inquire with wedding venue coordinator for specific pricing. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $650/hr. A refundable security deposit of $1,500 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at El Adobe de Capistrano is estimated at between $3,240 and $14,625 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM
No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti