Hamilton Oaks Winery

29943 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA
92675
949-415-4683
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Average Base Cost: $27,000

Average base cost for a Hamilton Oaks wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list using their Cabernet wedding package pricing plus a 5-hour hosted premium bar upgrade. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax as well as the items listed below. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

 

 

How it breaks down:

There are several wedding packages available at the Hamilton Oaks Winery. The packages break down as follows:

Champagne Package

  • Use of the winery from 3pm – 11pm and rehearsal 1 day before
  • 1 passed hors d’oeuvre
  • Lemon infused water service
  • Wedding cake
  • Coffee and hot tea station
  • 5 hour beer/wine bar and champagne toast
  • Pasta station with two pastas and vegetable side dish and salad
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Photo via Chard Photography

Pricing for guest count is as follows:

  • 50 guests: $13,995
  • 125 guests: $22,295
  • 250 guests:$33,995
  • and up…

Upgrades include:

Soft taco station, +$2/pp

2 hors d’oeuvres and BBQ buffet, +$5.50

Veggie platter, +$3/pp

Hosted wine/beer bar, +$12/pp

Hosted premium bar (spirits), +$18/pp

Sample BBQ buffet menu items include:

Two Entrées from Below

MANGO CHIPOTLE

BBQ CHICKEN

CITRUS MARINADE CHICKEN

BAJA CHICKEN

SESAME GINGER TERIYAKI CHICKEN

TRI TIP WITH JACK DANIELS BBQ SAUCE

BRISKET WITH CLASSIC PAN JUICE GRAVY

HICKORY SMOKED BABY BACK RIBS

BLACKENED MAHI MAHI WITH MANGO SALSA

POACHED SALMON WITH SESAME GINGER TERIYAKI

Two Sides from Below

GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

OVEN ROASTED RED ROSE POTATOES

CLASSIC MACARONI AND CHEESE

BLACK BEANS WITH CORN PEPPER RELISH

Photo via Mariella Campbell

Photo via Mariella Campbell

Cabernet Package

  • Use of the winery from 10am – 11pm and rehearsal 1 day before
  • Three passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Lemon infused water service
  • Wedding cake
  • Coffee and hot tea station
  • 5 hour beer/wine bar and champagne toast
  • Buffet, which includes choice of one entree, two sides, and a salad.

Pricing for guest count is as follows:

  • 50 guests: $16,995
  • 125 guests: $25,695
  • 250 guests:$39,995
  • and up…

Upgrades include:

Plated meal, +$7/pp

Duet entree (choice of entree), +$15/pp

First course, duet entree, and two sides, +$26/pp

Hosted premium bar, +$6/pp

Sample menu items include:

CHICKEN CORDON BLEU Swiss Blend of Cheese, Ham, Seasoned Breading, and White Herb Cream Sauce

JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN Spicy Island Style Chicken

CHICKEN SALTIMBOCCA Fontina Cheese, Fresh Sage, Prosciutto, Browned Butter, Lemon and Wine Glaze

CHICKEN MARSALA Marsala Wine Sauce, and Crimini Mushrooms

PETITE FILET MIGNON Shallots and Mushrooms, Flamed in Brandy, With Demi-Glaze, Fresh Herbs and Cracked Pepper

BONELESS BEEF SHORT RIB Pinot Noir Sauce

CHARBROILED PRIME FLAT IRON STEAK Chimichurri Sauce and Roasted Red Pepper Garnish

WHITE BASA FISH Pan Seared with a Caper Lime Butter

LOCH DUARTE SCOTTISH SALMON FILET Classic Lemon Zest-Dill Sauce

MISO GLAZED MAHI MAHI

What’s Included in All Packages:

  • Valet parking
  • Wedding coordination
  • Ceremony chairs
  • Wedding party flowers as well as reception flowers
  • All table decor
  • Reception chairs, tables
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • DJ
  • Staff

More Stats:

Space Type: Outside

Size: Up to 400 people

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Yes

Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? There are several hotel options in and around San Juan Capistrano, including the gorgeous Monarch Beach Resort.

Party On! Your event can go until 11 p.m.

The Report:

Situated in the Orange Groves of San Juan Capistrano hills, the Hamilton Oaks Winery is the only “full service wedding venue vineyard” in Orange County. Hamilton Oaks winery has two distinct wedding venue and ceremony venue locations, and views of orange groves, wildflowers, and vineyards. The ceremony and reception are both held in the event space behind the winery itself, and the cocktail hour is setup in the front area of the winery.

 Woman Getting Married Says:

Being one of the only vineyards available for weddings in Orange County, it’s hard to compare it to other venues in the area when it comes to location and vibe. With several wedding packages available, it can fit most budgets within a $20,000 range for wedding venue location as well as food/beverage and even decor/flowers, which is great. While I love how easy wedding packages can make finding a venue to fit your budget (like the ones offered by Latrobe’s On Royal in New Orleans), the Hamilton Oaks Winery wedding packages are a tad bit confusing. While it’s great they have upgrades available for couples, I think they could simplify their offerings and make a more well-rounded wedding package by including more or less catering options into the base package…it gets a little crazy trying to figure it all out. Price wise I think their rates are decent, but the lack of inside option in this price range will always be a bit of a bummer, no matter how many items are included.

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Our Rating

10 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

6 Layout

8 Location

8 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

WGM Rating

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