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Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens

220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028-4107
+1 855-728-6466
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Excellent Venue for a Wedding

Excellent grounds, service and setup for a dream wedding. The place is weird to get to, but once... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Wayne N
Simi Valley, California, Usa
My wedding venue

This place is very beautiful! 30+ acres of gardens, waterfalls, heart shaped lake, etc. A variety... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Jennifer B
Yorba Linda, California
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Nestled in the rolling hills of Fallbrook, California lies the Grand Tradition Estate. Its 15 acres of year-round gardens are a beloved Southern California landmark. Discover a profusion of natural splendor along carefully crafted pathways of flowering plants, majestic palms and cascading waterfalls. Dedicated in 1984 by the McDougal family, these magnificent grounds have hosted over a million visitors from around the world.Come walk the property, eat lunch at The Veranda Restaurant, or enjoy a chef prepared picnic lunch on the manicured grounds of this north San Diego County gem. Make reservations for lunch at The Veranda Restaurant serving daily from 11am to 2pm.
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220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028-4107
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Excellent grounds, service and setup for a dream wedding. The place is weird to get to, but once you're there it's heaven...

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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This place is very beautiful! 30+ acres of gardens, waterfalls, heart shaped lake, etc. A variety of ceremony locations and 2 reception locations. I had my wedding here last year (2016) and all of my guests LOVED it. Since it is such as beautiful place...More

Thank Jennifer B
GrandTradition, Manager at Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your lovely review of your wedding. We agree, our Chef is very talented. We love to hear that your pictures are all that you wanted and that our gardens helped to provide you with that ambiance. It was an honor...More

Reviewed 3 February 2017

The food is excellent and freshly prepared. The staff is well trained and gracious. Beautiful view of the grounds from the Veranda. Peaceful setting.

Thank karenfeyler
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My parents just had their 50th Wedding Anniversary there yesterday and I have to say that it's worth the drive. The staff is excellent and they delivered what they promised. The view is great and the gardens are excellent. The staff members are incredibly accommodating...More

Thank isay691
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went to the wedding of a close friend's daughter here in December 2016. I have lived in San Diego since 1984 and was not aware of this venue. All I can say is LOVELY!!! The ceremony was outside (seated) in a pretty garden atmosphere...More

Thank Vikki K
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Our daughter was married here over the Xmas holidays. The grounds and waterfalls were great. The dressing rooms were conveniently located and more than adequate. The food was plentiful and good. The staff was excellent in dealing with the inclement weather and had everything moved...More

Thank nickesquire
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here several times bringing friends to stroll around the lake. Beautiful manicured grounds. Don't miss the waterfall area tucked away on the side. The sky with the cotton ball clouds were perfect for this shot.

Thank shakuroo
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Gardens are like being in paradise, had lunch after great food awesome view. Great for families and for a romantic date or friends. They have a discounted price for botanical gardens if you have eat there. Have to have a reservation

Thank Georgia M
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The grounds are nestled off the main drag. Within these beautifully manicured gardens is an old Victorian House. Lunch is served on the sprawling veranda overlooking the pond. The food is delicious and beautifully presented and I'm delighted there are vegetarian choices. Take time to...More

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Although the estate and gardens provide a sumptuous venue for a wedding, the grounds in and of themselves are worth a visit. Twenty five acres of lush vegetation and shaded waterfalls make for a delightful stroll. Lunch is served on a veranda overlooking the lake...More

Thank CrlW
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Is there a restaurant open for lunch?
30 May 2017|
Response from Vikki K | Reviewed this property |
Yes - it is called the Veranda Restaurant and gets voted best Brunch in San Diego county. I would go to their website for more info and how to make reservations,
Sara G
5 July 2016|
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Response from Pete T | Reviewed this property |
Its very simple and if you Google map it the directions and very precise and easy to follow. This your best bet.
What is the admission for viewing the gardens?
2 May 2016|
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Response from SJR55 | Reviewed this property |
Adults $7.50