Wedding receptions and ceremonies are not allowed on the Mission grounds.

Although the Basilica www.missionparish.org holds wedding ceremonies for Parish members, the historic Mission typically does not allow wedding ceremonies to occur at the Serra Chapel, unless the parties have ancestral ties to the Mission. For more parish wedding information please call Marilyn at (949) 234-1360 or visit the website at www.missionparish.org

However, the Mission is available for private parties such as corporate events, rehearsal dinners, or showers for a fee.


The Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano is an idyllic setting of lush gardens, koi filled fountains, museum rooms, original adobe buildings and the famous Great Stone Church. Conveniently located half way between Los Angeles and San Diego, close to the freeway, minutes from the airport and walking distance from the train depot.

Hosting daytime seminars, evening events, and dazzling social affairs, the Mission has become an exciting venue for corporations worldwide. Capable of accommodating intimate groups of 50, galas for 800, or receptions and concerts accommodating up to 1000, offering 10 + acres that convey the ambiance of old world hospitality.

For immediate information and availability please contact:
Kari Ann Coppess, Private Events Manager (949) 234-1343 or email