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Serra Plaza

San Juan Capistrano, California

Serra Plaza is a superb combination of old world Spanish luxury and chic convenience. It is located next to the Los Rios District and is within walking distance of the San Juan Capistrano Mission, as well as the local train station—you can even hear the faint sound of trains passing from the venue. Serra Plaza can accommodate a large event of up to 350 people and has a spacious parking lot. All types of events are held at Serra Plaza, but the site’s exquisite romanticism makes it most ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Serra Plaza is made up of three interconnecting spaces: the Grand Plaza Courtyard, the Salon Patio, and the Bridal Suite. The Grand Plaza Courtyard, which is the epicenter of the venue, features opulent entrance gates, elegant archways, a bubbling fountain, and Spanish-style pottery replete with roses and ferns. Market lighting adds a nostalgic tone, while additional and natural light streams in from beyond the nearby olive tree canopy. The Courtyard is a classically Spanish, yet fashionable place to hold an outdoor celebration. Rustic chandeliers illuminate the draping loggias and adobe walls at night, creating a mysterious and deeply passionate ambience.

The Salon Patio is a slightly smaller space, and is ideal for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. You can also have a more intimate gathering and/or wedding ceremony here, with the Salon Patio’s fireplace ablaze and stoked to impress. Finally, the French-inspired Bridal Suite offers a wonderful setting for the bridal party to get ready in. It is also a great place for your photographer to snap some beautiful images. Your wedding gown can be delicately hung across the Suite’s antique armoire; floor length mirrors, expansive windows, and stunning wood floors complete the scene.

Serra Plaza is a venue for the imaginative bride, who wants to bring her own unique ideas to the site’s Spanish design. It is also a highly private location, as the venue only handles one event at a time, so you have full access to anything you may need on your special day.

Photos by: Krista Mason