Palenque Room & Garden
The traditional Mexican Palenque was an arena that hosted many concerts, large parties and even cock fights and battles that date back to a Mayan civilization that still stands today in Chiapas, Mexico. El Adobe added the Palenque Room to match this Mexican event space concept and host larger parties of its own in the early 1970s. Weddings had long since been taking place at El Adobe but with the new Palenque Room and Chapel location in the adjacent Garden, it gave guests a dedicated space to host a grand wedding celebration with up to 250 guests in attendance. One of the most well-known and unique features of this room is the retractable ceiling that opens up almost 40ft across to expose the skies above San Juan Capistrano. The room and its Garden have evolved over time adding a full bar of its own and spacious restrooms to accommodate the larger guest count. However, it still holds its original style and beauty where thousands have come to celebrate their special events and gather their friends and families for an unforgettable night. We invite you to become part of San Juan Capistrano’s legacy of celebration and joy under the stars at El Adobe De Capistrano.
The Palenque Room is typically reserved in conjunction with the Garden as one room leads into the other. This space has its own private entrance with a personalized sign making it easy for your guests to find your event when arriving. Wedding Packages include tables, linens, chairs, a preselected buffet or plated menu, regular beverages, cake service, a champagne or cider toast and much more. Holiday parties, corporate events, birthday parties or memorials and celebrations of all kinds are also welcome. The Banquet Package lists all our menu and bar options as well as room policies and food, bar and beverage minimums. Morning and Evening events are available and can be reserved up to a year in advance. Please call or email Special Events Coordinator to schedule a venue tour and receive a personalized quote.