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Romance of the Mission San Juan Capistrano



One of the most romantic places in Orange County is the Mission San Juan Capistrano. It is a place rich with history, culture, beauty, and where families create lifelong memories together. I had heard about their annual gala, Romance of the Mission, for many years, and was delighted when I learned that I would attend with my husband this year.


I hired a babysitter, found the perfect dress, and was ready for a romantic candlelight dinner with the love of my life. When we arrived at the Mission, a red carpet covered the sidewalk, a mariachi band was performing, and guests were taking pictures together.






The sun started to set, sending soft rays of light down on the mission, and then the doors opened. We entered a magical place where we would fall in love together all over again. Our champagne glasses clinked together, and we toasted to a beautiful night together. During the reception, we sipped on our champagne and savored delicious bites served by the Ritz-Carlton until we heard bells chiming, announcing the start of the evening entertainment.



We found our seats in the amphitheater right before one of our favorite performers, Clark Beckham, took the stage. His beautiful music filled the air around the Mission and had couples wanting to get out of their seats to dance. It was an epic performance from one of the most talented young musicians in Hollywood.



After the last song had been sung, the Mission bells began to chime, and dinner was ready to be served. I was speechless as I entered the courtyard where tables were adorned with fresh flowers, twinkling lights, and white china. It was the most beautifully decorated gala dinner that I have had the pleasure of attending.


Beautiful music continued to play as couples enjoyed every minute together dining on the delicious cuisine prepared by the Ritz-Carlton. It was a night that we will never forget, and we returned home to our children with a stronger marriage and a renewed love for each other.



Mission San Juan Capistrano is not only a place where your kids can visit, learn about the history of Orange County, but also a place to attend special events. The Romance of the Mission was a huge success, and raised $236,000 in support of preservation. Stay tuned for ticket information, and the date of the 2017 Romance of the Mission.


Learn more about the different events and activities held at Mission San Juan Capistrano online, Facebook, and Instagram. From brick making to concerts there is always something fun for families to enjoy at the Mission. Mission San Juan Capistrano is located at 26801 Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano.

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