We Need Your Help Now More Than Ever

This year Mission San Juan Capistrano was closed for 90 days due to the pandemic, we reopened our doors and are still struggling to get fully open. We did not have our annual Romance of the Mission gala fundraiser which raises important funds for the Mission. 

You can help keep the Mission doors open by making a donation, reserving a picnic experience that includes food and a glass of wine (Reservations closed on Tuesday, October 20 at noon), or bidding in our online auction. Bidding begins Friday, October 16 at 8:00 a.m. and will close on Monday, October 26 at noon. Pre-register now!

On behalf of all who work, volunteer, visit and enjoy Orange County’s only Mission, we thank you for your support. A special thank you to all our generous donors who helped make this event happen. All proceeds from our Fall Fundraiser Picnic at the Mission and online auction support California Landmark #200.

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About Picnic at the Mission

Boxed dinner includes sandwich choice of roast beef, roasted turkey or vegetarian, side salad and cookie. Includes 1 glass of wine from
Rancho Capistrano Winery. You may bring additional bottles of wine
for this after hours event.  Includes beautiful décor in a peaceful setting.

2 people: $200 +tour: $300
4 people: $400 +tour: $500
6 people: $600 +tour $700        
Picnic Hours 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunset Tour 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Please Note: Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Masks required upon entry. Guests must stay at designated picnic area unless participating in sunset tour. Children must be included in table count. COVID safety guidelines will be enforced.

All proceeds support California Landmark #200 and will help us keep our doors open!

Picnic at the Mission is provided in partnership with Pacific Picnic Company.

Online Auction
October 16 – October 26

Here’s a preview of a few auction items. View the full listing of our exciting items by clicking here.
All proceeds help us keep Mission San Juan Capistrano open!

Jonathan Club Suite for Two,
2 Night Stay Plus Dinner for 1 Night

Donated by: Laura and James Baratta

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
2 Night Ocean View Stay
Dinner for 2 in Raya

Donated by: The Rtiz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
3 Night Stay, Champagne Welcome, Brunch, Dinner for 2 and Valet
Donated by: Inn at the Mission and The Griffith Family

Ride in Style with a Bike from Buy My Bikes,
San Juan Capistrano
Donated by: Buy My Bikes, San Juan Capistrano
Heritage Barbecue
Lifetime “Front of the Line” Pass
Donated by: Heritage BBQ
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
Foursome of Golf, Monday – Thursday
Donated by: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club

Mission San Juan Capistrano Stay Open Campaign 2020

Your donation of any amount today goes toward keeping Mission San Juan Capistrano open and allows us to hold such events as Capistrano Lights and so much more. We need your help. Please give a gift to help keep the Mission open in 2021.