San Juan Capistrano
24 Carrots Collective
A hidden gem. Tucked away in the heart of historic San Juan Capistrano, Franciscan Gardens features elegant wooden gates, a blossoming garden, and a beautiful backdrop for intimate weddings and special events.
Franciscan Gardens is an enchanting and inviting special event venue located in beautiful San Juan Capistrano. Located steps from California’s “Jewel of the Missions,” the venue offers a private, secluded environment for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events.
The Spanish courtyard is tucked behind elegant wooden doors that open to a blossoming garden, with fountains, vine-wrapped pergolas, and bistro lights strung throughout. Originally built in 1920, the venue’s indoor ballroom displays the buildings original brick walls and wood flooring while modern and elegant crystal chandeliers adorn the ceilings. The rustic and charming 5,000 square foot property features romantic indoor and outdoor spaces, along with two on-site suites and signature service from 24 Carrots Catering & Events.
To offer our guests the best possible value and utilization of the space, Franciscan Gardens is rented in its entirety and individual spaces are not available for rent.
This charming hideaway features overhead café lighting, bubbling fountains, lush greenery, and romantic white mini-string lights beautifully draped in the surrounding trees.
- 230 Weddings
- 250 Sit-Down Reception (best for events with no dance floor)
- 350 Cocktail-Style Reception
The expansive indoor space boasts exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, gorgeous wood floors, and crystal chandeliers that create the perfect elegant backdrop for events.
- 180 Weddings
- 200 Sit-Down Reception (best for events with no dance floor)
- 250 Cocktail-Style Reception
Enjoy two spacious on-site suites, with plenty of room for party preparation and final touches before the main event.
- Full length mirrors
- Makeup lights
- Luxurious leather seating
- Large flat screen TV
- Mini fridge
- Pool table
KELLIE & PAUL
“From the moment we inquired with the venue, through all the planning, execution, and clean-up of the wedding day, we had an amazing experience working with the team…The food was delicious, the drinks tasted great and the staff who worked our event were so friendly. Our guests spoke very highly of the staff and they took great care of us throughout the night.”
ASHLEY & OLIVER
“I can’t thank the 24 Carrots and Franciscan Gardens staff enough – we felt so well taken care of, and if we could do it all over again, we would have our wedding here in a heartbeat.”