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The Hacienda, an Exquisite Spanish-Style Wedding Venue

The Hacienda Wedding Photographer

The Hacienda Wedding Venue

History of the Hacienda

The Hacienda is a Spanish wedding venue inspired by 18th century magnificent Roman and Spanish Colonial architecture. It is located in Santa Ana, Orange County, California, and is surrounded by beautiful scenery; it includes spacious and pristine courtyards and lush green gardens. This place is truly a masterpiece that sets the perfect tone for a dream aesthetic. You can turn your vision into reality with The Hacienda as your venue choice. This elegant spot has everything that you need to host your big day.

Details Of the Grounds

As soon as you set your eyes on this wedding venue, you will be star-struck by the stunning outdoor chapel patio area. This South Orange County gem is designed upon historical Spanish style and has been the go-to venue for elopement and nuptials for 43 years. The patio is decorated beautifully with lush green plants which can add extra charm to the big day. What is better than having your guests completely in awe of the nuptial locale? If you are wondering what’s the best part of choosing this venue, let me break it down for you: The Hacienda offers easy access to Disneyland, cinemas, and theatres. This will keep your guests engaged and entertained especially if you are opting for a destination wedding.

The Red Brick Inner Courtyard

There is something so magical about intimate courtyard weddings. The rich dense greenery, dainty fairy lights twinkling in the décor, large doors, and magnificent walls – all of this combine to radiate fairy tale vibes.

If you wish to make your wedding day extra special and memorable then consider booking this venue for your ceremony. The red brick inner courtyard also features paneled, peaceful, and spacious balconies and central conical fountains that serve as the perfect backdrop for wedding pictures.

Flagstone Courtyard and Taos Ballroom

The flagstone courtyard and Taos Ballroom nestled in The Hacienda are well-known for hosting receptions, ceremonies, and cocktail hours. This spot benefits from wooden beams and provides the utmost flexibility for your wedding setup. Your once-in-a-lifetime memories can be captured against amazing backdrops. The banquet hall is well-furnished and decorated with artistic paintings dating back to the 18th century Spanish style. The best part about the banquet hall? The natural golden light peeks inside the building and creates a stunning effect for capturing the photos.

Beautiful Interior Décor

The architecture and interior décor of this wedding venue date back to the Spanish colonial era. Elegant tablescapes, classic central and old-fashioned rock crystal chandleries, ivy backdrops, large wooden doors, and round tables create the perfect stage for a romantic intimate wedding.

Bridal Suite

Here comes one of my favorites! Capturing the getting-ready moments is truly one of the most heartfelt parts of my photography business. The feelings, sentiments, and emotions attached to this precious time are unparalleled. The smiles that radiate on the faces of those getting ready to marry the love of their lives are magical. Fortunately, The Hacienda features a gorgeous bridal suite, and guess what? There is a grand staircase that leads you up to the rooms! I am truly in awe of the spectacular architecture of this wedding venue.

General Details

Getting married in The Hacienda usually costs around $10,000 to $20,000 on average. But let me tell you, if you are choosing this spectacular place as a wedding venue, your event is going to be fabulous! The cost is definitely worth the beautiful architecture and facilities.

Some other facilities offered by this nuptial locale includes:

  • Live pianist performance
  • Fresh floral installments as per your choice
  • Outdoor as well as indoor setup
  • Cocktails and other caterings services
  • Music
  • Accommodation for those with disabilities
  • Outdoor chapel for religious ceremonies and proceedings

My Takeaway Of The Hacienda

This is truly one of the most magical wedding venues I have seen in my entire life! If you want a place that is modern and classic with just a hint of romantic vintage charm then this is the perfect option for you. It offers so many spectacular views for capturing stunning nuptial portraits. If you are looking for a professional photographer to capture your special moments and to be on hand to recommend some other trendy local Spanish-style wedding venues feel free to contact me. I will be delighted to help you out and be honored to be a part of your big day.

Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events (instagram: @heatherbengeevents)

Photography: Amy Captures Love (Instagram: @amycaptureslove)

Venue: The Hacienda (Instagram: @the.hacienda)

Coordinating: Christin Wilson Events (Instagram: @christinwilsonevents)

Flowers: Pine Street Floral (Instagram: @pinestreetfloral)

Hair & Makeup: Veronica Fensel (Instagram: @veronicafenselmua)

Stationary: Jen Simpson Design (Instagram: @jensimpsondesign)

Gowns: Mary Me Bridal (instagram: @marymebridal)

Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop (Instagram: @sweetnsaucyshop)

Cocktail Cartel: Bottles and Blooms (Instagram: @bottlesandblooms)

Vintage Vehicle: Luke Sensebe

Bride & Groom: Michaela Ammirato & Josh Ronak


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