Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Garden is the epicenter for innovative artistic experiences in our southern California community. As we celebrate our 15th year anniversary, we are embarking on a season of new commissions, and a celebration of artistic traditions. Our 2017-2018 Casa Captivating season highlights compelling events that allow people of all ages to experience artistic statements throughout a variety of mediums. We believe creative expression is a necessity for a healthy culture and community. We look forward to celebrating arts and culture with you and your family year round.

Berenika Schmitz

Executive Director

Ruth DeNault

President of the Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Ruth DeNault

David Westendorf
Vice President

Gordon H. Olson

 Bonnie Koch

Maggie Chang

Noel Helm

Anthony Iorio

Thomas Miller

Gayle Pereira-Higgins

David Peter

Scot Proud

Greg Stoutenburgh

John Wohlfiel

Patrick Griffin

Ron Redmond
Board President Emeritus

Judy Swayne
Co-founder Emeritus

Guy Varriano
Founding Board President Emeritus


Berenika Schmitz
Executive Director

Amy Behrens
Marketing & PR Director

Michele Bogdanoff
Private Events Director

Kathi Koehler
Education & Volunteers Director

Walter Moon
Finance Director

Rosie Gandy
Office Manager

Kylie Travis
Program Manager

Stacey Reitz
Marketing & Development Assistant

Madrid Walker
Marketing & Development Assistant

John Fry
Site Supervisor

David Koehler
Site Supervisor

Cameron Silzle
Site Supervisor


Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 498-2139

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is the historic home of the founder of the city of San Clemente. Casa Romantica provides programs for all ages in arts, music, history, horticulture, and literature and is a premier Southern California cultural center.

Copyright © Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens.
All rights reserved.


Monday — Closed
Tuesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Wednesday — 11 am – 4 pm
Thursday — 11 am – 4 pm
Friday — 10 am – 2 pm
Saturday — 10 am – 2 pm
Sunday — 10 am – 2 pm

Casa Romantica is closed on President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. We are also closed on these special dates:
Saturday, May 5
Wednesday, July 4
Sunday, September 9
Tuesday, September 18 - Sunday, September 23
Saturday, December 1


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