the mini wedding

The Best California Elopement Packages


If you…

desire the simplicity of a courthouse wedding, but envision a beautifully curated experience, this all-inclusive wedding package is for you. We coordinate every aspect of your wedding, elopement, or renewal of vows.  From the ceremony to the cake cutting, making your special moment feel spontaneous, effortless and stress-free so you can relax and enjoy the moment. We are now accepting reservations for our elopement packages California for 2021 and 2022.

Your Wedding Timeline


  • Shady Brook Farmhouse (1.5-hour rental) 

  • Wedding Ceremony with Officiant

  • Event Producer (and witness if necessary)

  • Four Guests (including the wedding couple)

  • Bouquet(s) and/or Boutonniere(s) (2 total)

  • Additional guests $50 per person, up to 6 guests

  • Mini Wedding Cake

  • Sparkling Wine Toast

  • 60 Minutes of Photography

Price starts at $2,395. plus applicable tax


About Shady Brook Farmhouse

Shady Brook Farmhouse sits on 11 acres off the beaten path in the countryside of Fallbrook, North County San Diego.  Shady Brook offers numerous photo opportunities including a vintage arbor, barn mural with farm animals, putting green, antique tractor and windmill, rustic bridge, towering trees and year-round creek.  The expertly designed Farmhouse consists of a living room and dining room, kitchen, rustic fireplace and large expansive patios to take advantage of the outdoors. Our elopement packages California are unrivaled among other wedding venues.

Here are some of our most asked questions:


Tell us more about the Mini Wedding!
We believe this is the ideal answer to those that for whatever reason, wish to forgo the formalities of a larger wedding. Our experienced Event Producers coordinate everything from the ceremony to the cake cutting ensuring your wedding is effortless and stress-free without forgoing the beauty of your day.

How can you include so many things and charge only $2395 for the Mini Wedding?
Since we are hosting multiple mini weddings, we are able to secure better pricing from our vendors and pass it along to you.

How many guests can I have at my Mini Wedding?
Our package includes 4 guests, including the wedding couple, but you can have up to 10. Additional guests are $50 per person.

Do children count towards the total guest count?
Children over the age of two counts towards your guest count and will be provided sparkling juice in lieu of sparkling wine.  Babies are free.

Do you perform same-sex weddings?
Yes, we do.  Two bouquets or two boutonnieres are included and can be selected at the time of booking.

When do Mini Weddings take place?
We set aside certain days throughout the year.  Call to discuss what date works best for you.

Where do Mini Weddings take place?
Shady Brook Farms in Fallbrook, CA.  Our venue is approximately 45 minutes from downtown San Diego.

What is included in The Mini Wedding package?

  • Shady Brook Farmhouse (1.5-hour rental)
  • Four Guests (including the wedding couple)
  • Event Producer (and witness if necessary)
  • Bouquet(s) and/or Boutonniere(s) (2 total)
  • Wedding Ceremony with Officiant
  • Mini Wedding Cake
  • Sparkling Wine Toast
  • 45 Digitally Downloadable Photos

How many Mini Weddings do you host per year?
Depends on the demand, due to popularity, we will add more dates so it is best to contact us to see what dates are available.

What if it rains?
On rare occasions, we cannot perform your wedding outdoors, Shady Brook Farmhouse is set up for your ceremony offering floor to ceiling views of the beautiful outdoors.

How do I book my Mini Wedding?
All Mini Weddings can be booked in person or over the phone. If you are unsure about what upgrades you would like or how many people will attend, you can decide later, up to two weeks prior to your mini wedding.

What is the booking cutoff date?
To plan your mini wedding, please reserve at least two weeks in advance.

What are your upgrade options?
We have several upgrade options available to enhance your wedding. Let’s talk! We will put you in touch with our helpful vendors to assist you with additional florals, adding a soloist or even adding a live streaming to your ceremony.

Can I add upgrades later?
Absolutely. Our event producers will work with you to customize your Mini Wedding experience.

Are there any additional costs?
The Mini Wedding package price is $2395. Applicable tax will be added to your package price which is charged at the time of purchase.

What is your cancellation policy?
Mini Wedding dates are limited and only available on a first come first serve basis.  Once your date has been reserved, you have 24 hours to cancel your reservation.  To cancel, please call 760-689-6073 or email [email protected].

How do I start planning my Mini Wedding?
After you reserve your wedding date, you will receive a confirmation email.  Within 48 hours of booking,  you will receive a welcome email from our event producers outlining the planning process.

Can I choose the music for my ceremony?
Yes, as part of the planning process our event producers will ask what music you would like played during your ceremony.  We suggest you select three songs to include your Welcome song, Processional song and Recessional song.

What type of ceremony is offered?  Can we incorporate our own traditions?
The officiant included in your Mini Wedding package offers a non-denominational ceremony. Once booked, the officiant will reach out to you to discuss the traditions that are important to you.

Can we write our own Vows?

What if its just the two of us getting married, do we need witnesses?
Yes, legally you need one witness in the State of California.  One of our team members can serve as your witness.

Can we visit Shady Brook Farmhouse prior to our Mini Wedding?
Absolutely! Our events producer would be honored to schedule a time for you to come out and tour the venue.

Can we bring our own Photographer or Officiant?
Yes, but please note that this will not change the package price.

Can I choose my cake flavor?
Yes, you can select at the time of booking or you can “decide later” during the planning process.  All decisions must be made two weeks prior to your Mini Wedding.

What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your marriage license to make your wedding legal.

How do I get my marriage license?
Please visit for detailed information:

Do we have to leave at the end of our Mini Wedding?
Unfortunately, yes.  We have to keep the space open for other Mini Wedding Couples.  If you wish to continue your celebration, we do offer an overnight stay at our Vineyard Hills Villa.

Can I arrive early?
Since we are hosting 4 Mini Weddings on site, we ask that you not arrive early to avoid interfering with the wedding prior to yours.  

What if we are running late?
We must adhere to a time schedule so we will still honor your end time that we agreed to and work with you to include as much of the Mini Wedding as possible within the given time period.

Can I bring my pet?
Certainly, we love animals but please note your pet must be leashed and supervised by you or your guests at all times.

When will I get my photos?
Our photographer understands how excited you are to get your photos and will work diligently to provide your image gallery no later than one month after your wedding day.

Can I get more than 45 images?
Our photographer will take approximately 110-120 photos for you to select from.  Included in your Mini Wedding Package are 45 images to download.  If you wish to purchase more images, you may do so by purchasing directly through the photographer along with prints or a beautiful photo album.

Can I live stream my wedding so my friends and family can watch remotely?
Yes!  This is a popular upgrade that can be purchased through us for a reasonable fee. 

Can I expect my wedding to look like the photos?
Yes, you can count on exquisite old oak and sycamore tree backdrop outdoors.   Florals are inspired by the season, therefore actual flowers can vary although the color scheme will remain the same.

Can I personalize the design of my wedding?
If you prefer to bring in your own personal bouquet and or boutonniere, you may do so with no reduction to the package price.  We cannot displace any of the decor items in place.

How big is the Mini Wedding Cake?
The size of the Mini Wedding cake is based on your guest count.  Every cake is single tiered.  The design will look like the design in the photograph.  For four people the cake has a 4-inch diameter and is 5 inches tall.  For 5-10 people the cake has a 5-inch diameter and is 5 inches tall.

What if I have dietary restrictions?
We can accommodate requests for gluten-free and vegan.  Please note, these cakes have a $15 surcharge.

What if I want to take my cake home?
We will have boxes to take it with you.

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