Casa Candid

Real weddings. Real events. Gorgeous on-location photos.

Great decorating ideas, vendor recommendations, and insider tips for your big day at Casa Romantica. Our Casa Candid blog is your destination to learn all about our weddings and events.

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After whittling down your guest list to a manageable size, it’s time for the fun part: wedding stationary! To guide and inspire you, Casa Romantica’s Private Events team has created a list of DOs & DON’Ts. Read on to explore topics such as picking stationery that embodies your personal style, and important tips to avoid

Office Space: Ryan and Annie

Ryan’s and Annie’s love story began in a San Diego office when their two work desks were placed right beside one another. They struck up a conversation over the cubicle partitions, and after a few laughter-filled conversations, they progressed to a lunch date. From then on, the couple began spending as much time together out of
Wedding trends change daily, but something that never changes is that craving for something sweet on your big day! We have come a long way from the traditional six-tier wedding cakes and perfectly-posed ‘bride and groom’ cake toppers. Couples are straying from the norm by creating one-of-a-kind dessert displays that incorporate some of their all-time
As we finish out the 2017 wedding season at Casa Romantica, we can’t help but look back at all of the incredible memories we’ve experienced in the last year. All of the “best day ever” and “I do’s” are what keep us looking forward to the next year ahead, and all of the visions that
Scott and Jenny’s Story As many modern love stories begin, Scott and Jenny met online. Coincidentally, they were both living and working in San Diego just minutes from each other. Although their paths had likely crossed unknowingly, it took an online dating app for the pair to finally meet. Scott admired Jenny’s “outdoors-y adventurous spirit”
They both swiped right on a popular dating app called Tinder… and they wed happily ever after at Casa Romantica.

Picking the Perfect Playlist

With numerous weddings and special events held at Casa Romantica, we know that picking the perfect playlist can be a complicated task. Between romantic classics that bring out the handkerchiefs, “Top 40” selections that encourage guests to hit the dance floor, or even themed events like our Great Gatsby-style wedding, there are so many songs
Many weddings start from a daydream imagined years ago.  It might have been giggled about in the upstairs attic of the bride’s childhood home, or even just begun when the bride met her groom.  Either way, the wedding has to start somewhere and who said that dream wedding couldn’t also be a dream vacation? Destination
Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens recently hosted its first industry night, ‘Cocktails at the Casa.’ Event professionals who provide services for weddings, private, and corporate events flocked to Casa Romantica from Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Attendees mixed and mingled on the institution’s picturesque Ocean Terrace and inside the chicly decorated Main
Casa Romantica Weddings | Coastal Destination Wedding: Jeff & Anita
Jeff and Anita’s coastal wedding was the perfect start to wedding season. The light, enticing ocean breeze and misty view of the San Clemente Pier created a perfect backdrop for this couple’s colorful wedding.
Casa Romantica Weddings | Casa Candid Turns 1

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Casa Candid officially turns one year old today! As the new wedding season begins, we invite you to take a look back at some of our favorite memories and stories that we’ve shared with you as well as some never-before-seen moments from the past year.
Casa Romantic Weddings | Trendspotter: Fresh Ideas and Inspiration for your 2017 Wedding
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” ― Brad Paisley Happy New Year! With the start of 2017, we know that many of you are recently engaged and getting a jump-start on wedding plans.


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.

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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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