Established in 1937, the historic Casino San Clemente with its vintage gardens, ocean views & ideal dance hall is the perfect spot for intimate gatherings & large events!
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The Casino San Clemente Reviews
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Reviewed On 5/24/2020 by Karen C
We loved our experience with the Casino. From the beginning we knew it was meant to be. And our day was so beautiful. We were able to have the entire venue and I love that it’s not ever double booked. We definitely recommend the venue as it’s s...
o intimate but it also gives you and your guests enough space to mingle but also gives your guests the space to go around and spend sometime with each other.
Reviewed On 5/20/2020 by Nichole D
We used the whole venue for our wedding in January 2019 and it was a knock out from beginning to end. The staff there was so easy to work with even when they were going through a transition. Not only do you get the beautiful, vintage feel of ...
the building, but they include chairs and tables, bride and groom suites to get ready and the beach is right around the corner for pictures. We could not have asked for a better venue for a stellar price. It's a day that we will treasure forever and we are so thankful that we chose this venue.
Reviewed On 3/26/2020 by Eric M
My name is Eric and I own an entertainment company by the name of Extreme DJ Service. The Casino San Clemente is a preferred venue that we have had the privilege of working at for many years. If you are looking for a beautiful unique space, ama...
zing food, gorgeous view and professional service… look no further, the Casino is the place. We highly recommend the venue and their staff.
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Reviewed On 1/12/2019 by Ariel G
My husband and I got married here in December and we could not have been more pleased with the venue and management. The venue is historic and unique, and very cozy. We loved that we didn’t have to worry about transporting our guests from the c...
eremony to reception. The venue is already beautiful on its own so any additional decorations from your vendors only enhances the space and makes it more unique to you as a couple. Liz was so great to work with and very quick to respond. The pricing was so reasonable for the number of guests and location. Overall so pleased, we hope we get to go back as wedding guests someday!
Reviewed On 11/10/2018 by Jessica P
We just celebrated our wedding on 11/3 at this wonderful venue! My husband and I were set on a historic venue that would feel like we were welcoming guests into our home. We had 108 guests and used the Patio of the Stars and the West Wing. I wi...
sh you could have seen how perfect the venue was for our vision! Not only was the venue a perfect spot for our reception, the people here are great. Liz was quick to answer all of our questions and was very helpful in guiding us through our last minute requests. To the Casino, thank you for hosting our beautiful day. We could not have asked for a more accommodating, welcoming, and beautiful venue.
Reviewed On 5/30/2018 by Brittany H
The Casino is an amazing place to get married. My fiance and I loved the versatility of the space they offer. The garden is gorgeous for the ceremony, the patio offers great views for cocktail hour, the ballroom can become basically anything yo...
u want for reception, and the beach and train tracks are wonderful for photos. So many places we considered had maybe one or two of those features, but the Casino is the only one that offers them all. Plus, it's completely private so no fear of "wedding crashing". I fell in love with the personality of the place, and how warm it is. If you're looking for a non-generic and sterile feeling wedding, I highly recommend the Casino San Clemente.
Reviewed On 4/12/2017 by Alicia H
This is the perfect venue if you are looking for a unique, initimate, and beautiful wedding venue with outdoor and indoor options that include ocean views, astonishing architecture, and a wonderful community and staff to help with everything al...
ong the way. I was so incredibly happy with this gem of a location from start to finish. Jill the Venue manager was beyond helpful and kind. The flow of the venue was perfect for a unique guest experience with a large group while still feeling personal and close. In addition, the venue came with the majority of rentals making the whole process that much easier. I highly recommend this venue!
Reviewed On 6/21/2016 by Jackie B
We got married here about 3 weeks ago and guests are still informing me about how beautiful the venue was. A very memorable night for everyone that joined us and we could not have accomplished this without the casino. Amazing staff and incredib...
Reviewed On 9/23/2015 by Laura Mae P
We had our wedding at the Casino in September 2015. The venue was perfect for a beach-themed wedding that didn't involve sand getting everywhere. The staff was great and answered all of our questions promptly. We planned our entire wedding w...
hile living in Maryland, and they were very accommodating toward us which was very helpful. The only reason we gave 4 stars for Service is the fact that any weekend event requires you to use their preferred catering company, Jay's Catering. Since we lived out of state, we had some unique challenges in tasting the food ahead of time which caused us some headache at the beginning. Everything worked out great though and we couldn't be happier. The biggest plus is that the wedding, reception, and cocktail hour all happen at the venue, so shuffling guests in between events went seamlessly.
Reviewed On 9/21/2015 by Jennifer S
If you have always dreamed of having a beach wedding, but not the logistical hassle! This is the location for you! The beach is a block away and you get the elegance of a ballroom wedding. Your entire event can be hosted at the casino. There ar...
e 3 areas we used, a forth is available for larger groups, and every section is stunning. The ballroom however, is the grand finale to your amazing night at this venue. So little needs to be done to this space as it already has the charm any bride with vintage taste is looking for. Of course you can make the space whatever you desire.
This location is perfect for small and large weddings alike because there is so much you can do within this venue. Guests will rave about its charm and beauty!
Reviewed On 4/09/2015 by Nahall S
We got married here in July of 2014. This venue is absolutely gorgeous! I knew right upon walking in this was where I wanted my husband and I to get married. What's great about the Casino is that it already has such beautiful structure, so you ...
don't need to spend that much on décor. The venue was a perfect design for our ceremony (Rock Garden), cocktail hour (Patio of the Stars), and reception (Grand Ballroom). We even rented out the West Wing in order to accommodate our buffet line and Photo Booth area. The parking is free (after 6pm) and its location is beachside so it made for some amazing photos. Our wedding was on a Friday so we were able to bring in an outside caterer, which worked out perfectly for our Persian buffet. Working with the venue manager Micki Marlow was a pleasure as well. She responds quickly to email inquiries and makes great budget-friendly recommendations. You really feel she wants the best for you on your wedding day. We are so happy with the decision we made to get married here.
Reviewed On 3/24/2015 by Jenae B
Micki and the rest of the staff made the whole process so easy. The day of went so smoothly and I couldn't have asked for a better venue!!!
Reviewed On 10/06/2014 by Taylor M
The Casino has a beautiful atmosphere and calming vibe. The history of the building and the surrounding areas is so meaningful to the City of San Clemente, which is important to me and my fiance, as we live here and will have a family here. The...
service has been wonderful. There are several different areas of the venue to rent. I simply fell in love with the Rock Garden and couldn't imagine walking down the aisle anywhere else once I saw it. The venue is kept up very nicely and has an elegant, yet simple style for any couple to build on. It was important to us to have an outdoor/indoor wedding where we could have both aspects incorporated. I love succulents, market lights and outdoor fireplaces so it was an easy sell for me.
Reviewed On 9/10/2014 by Katie O
I got married at the Casino San Clemente. It was GREAT! Everyone raved about how nice it was there. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception were all on site so no one had to travel around. The venue is right at the beach so we were able to go...
take pictures on the sand during cocktail hour. Its cozy but not crowded there. They did everything they could on the day of my wedding to make things easy for me. Overall it was a great experience!
Reviewed On 5/21/2014 by Allison B
This venue is beautiful! It has been renovated beautifully and is very well maintained. The owners are very interested in continuing to improve it. In the year that I had the venue (contract date until wedding) they had made many changes - repl...
aced entryway, hung cafe lighting in ceremony site, opened cafe next door (Jay's Catering), etc. The venue is just beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. I did meet a few different reps, so not sure what the turnaround time is for staff. This venue is great because it's large (ceremony site max of 170 seated I think and ballroom max of 300ish) and you can do everything in one place! The Patio of the Stars overlooks Ole Hanson Beach Club and the ocean - beautiful at sunset! The ballroom is gorgeous - domed ceiling with exposed beams. Everyone was very helpful in answering any questions or concerns I had - and our day turned out beautifully!
Reviewed On 11/20/2013 by Monique F
Planning with the Casino is no small task. You will have to stay on top of them and make sure every detail is squared away. However, when it came to the day of our wedding it was magnification and I loved it.
In the planning process, they ...
have you plan with the caterer and not the venue. Bad idea, nothing is relayed. Set a meeting with the venue coordinator who will be your onsite coordinator day of event.
All of our guests were so pleased with the space, as was I. However, I wish they had cleaned it better. IE: the footprints on the fireplace. =/
Reviewed On 8/11/2013 by Julie H
Casino San Clemente was a great venue that accommodated all of our needs and was in a great location by the beach! We had a beautiful outdoor ceremony in the Rock Garden, a gorgeous cocktail hour in the West Wing and courtyard that had a view o...
f the beach and blast of a reception in the central Ballroom. The only complaint was the gravel in the Rock Garden that got into my bridesmaids shoes as they walked down the aisle (mine too). The staff was great and they provided great amenities - garden chairs for ceremony and chiavari chairs for the reception included! Loved this venue!
Reviewed On 6/05/2013 by Heather P
This venue was more than I ever expected. I had my ceremony and reception there in May and it was gorgeous. Everyone who worked there was great to work with and on the day of the wedding they took care of all of the small details for me. Everyo...
ne that attended the wedding raved about how gorgeous it was!
Reviewed On 11/21/2012 by Carley B
The Casino is absolutely beautiful! The garden was perfect for our ceremony followed by our reception in the grand ballroom which was perfect for eating, dancing & a great time! The price for the venue includes chivari chairs, tables, set-up & ...
take-down. I highly recommend this venue! All our guests raved & loved it!
Reviewed On 10/15/2012 by Lauren F
This location and the what they offer is simply hands down top notch with an affordable price! The staff is experienced and willing to work with your needs. The Casino has such a great feeling of history and nastalgia that your guests are guara...
nteed to be entertained. They also include tables and chairs in their pricing. I will forever have this place in my heart- it made our wedding day so incredible memorable!!!
Reviewed On 9/03/2012 by Bianca G
From the minute my husband and I stepped into the venue we knew this was the perfect location for our beach wedding. The venue has such amazing energy and we had an amazing wedding thanks to Kelly and her team.
Reviewed On 7/23/2012 by Amanda C
The Casino has an old town San Clemente vibe and all of the staff was very helpful. Kelly and Jack were efficient and helped make our day very special. The ambiance with outdoor fireplaces and architecture helped the photos turn out beautifully...
Reviewed On 3/06/2012 by Amy Z
I loved having my wedding at the Casino. The entire team was very helpful, and it was great to have a "day of" representative to help me executive my dream wedding.
Reviewed On 11/02/2011 by Stephanie K
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Quality of Service: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Responsiveness: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
Flexibility: 5.0 out of 5.0 (5.0/5.0)
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with The Casino and their general manager, Kelly. The venue is gorgeous - there is a garden for ceremonies, a ball room if you have a large wedding, or a west wing room and patio for smaller weddings. We used the garden for our ceremony, patio for the cocktail hour and west wing for the reception. They even provide chairs for the ceremony, bar height tables for the cocktail hour, circular tables, rectangle tables, chivari chairs, and some outdoor adirondack chairs for the patio (I'm sure I'm forgetting things but they really provide all the furniture type stuff you need). All of my guests had a wonderful time and loved The Casino. I can't say enough good things.
Reviewed On 10/05/2011 by Meg G
I loved our wedding location. Our wedding was less than 100 people and we used the West Wing for our reception. It felt intimate and romantic and I thought it was way better than the ballroom.
Reviewed On 10/04/2011 by Bailey B
I had my wedding here in September and it was beautiful! The guests commented on how great it was to be able to flow from room to room as the night went on. Vendors also commented on how accessible everything was.
Reviewed On 8/13/2011 by Amber P
I had my wedding here and I would not change a thing. The manager of the venue, Kelly, was such a pleasure to work with and was so helpful. She made sure that the process was always flowing smoothly for us and made our day even more special. Th...
e venue is absolutely beautiful with it's old spanish style, and we got so many compliments on it. It is even more beautiful since it is steps from the beach. I loved having my wedding here and don't regret a thing. PERFECT!!
Contact Info for The Casino San Clemente
140 W AVENIDA PICO, SAN CLEMENTE, CA(949) 369-6600