Step into another world and breathe in the ocean air when you walk through the doorways of Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens. A historic sight with unparalleled ocean views, this venue sitting atop a craggy bluff in San Clemente sets the scene for romance at every turn.


Originally built in 1927 as the home for the founder of the city of San Clemente, Ole Hanson, Casa Romantica was designed to represent the beauty of the coast and the “California dream.”

casa romantica san clemente wedding photographyThis installment in his vision of a “Spanish Village by the sea” is characterized by a Terra-cotta tile roof, white stucco walls, and curving architecture. Passed down through the hands of multiple families over the years, Casa Romantica is now a public cultural center and beloved wedding and events venue in San Clemente.

Couple’s Portraits

The grounds of this historical site are full of special spots for couple’s portraits or a first look.

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Embrace the one you love most for romantic photography among the lush gardens.

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Casa Romantica Wedding Ceremony

Surround yourself with beauty at one of the four ceremony sites, all with gorgeous views.

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The Ocean Terrace, pictured here, hosts a stunning view of the San Clemente pier and Pacific coastline where you can tie the knot among family, friends, and the ocean.

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Sunset Photography

Golden hour is the perfect moment for capturing photographs of special moments such as this one. With a garden backdrop, the specialty draping and floral arrangement framing this lounge seating is the perfect place for a couple’s session.

casa romantica san clemente wedding photography couple sessionSetting aside time in your wedding photography timeline to step away for sunset photos is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

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Wedding Reception

Dine under the bistro lights and California sunshine out in the Courtyard. The outdoor fireplace will keep you and your guests warm, and this area can even be covered in the case of inclement weather.
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Dance the night away in the Main Salon under the glittering chandelier and hand-painted tiles. A great place for cocktail hour or even your full reception, the Main Salon boasts original hardwood floors and historical photography lining the walls.

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Say goodnight with a sweet kiss to end the perfect wedding day full of romance.

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Casa Romantica FAQs


415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente, CA 92672


Valet service is required for any wedding or event with 50 or more guests. All cars will be parked in either the venue’s parking lot or the nearby city-owned lot.

Where can I hold my ceremony and reception?

There are a total of four ceremony sites at Casa Romantica. In addition to the Ocean Terrace, Courtyard, and Main Salon, discussed above, the Story Circle is available for up to 20 guests for an intimate garden ceremony.

What is venue capacity?

Up to 150 guests can be accommodated at the cultural center and gardens.

Can I select my own vendors for my wedding and reception?

Casa Romantica provides an exclusive vendor list from which your Valet, Rentals, Caterer, Event Planner/Coordinator, and Florist must be selected. All other vendors may be selected independently, though there is a preferred vendors list with suggestions.

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