Welcome to The Chateau Raquel – Temecula Wedding Venue//Temecula Wedding Planner//So.Cal Planner//Mexico Planner

Hello and welcome back! I know it’s been awhile, but life has been crazy busy. So much has been going on, but in a good way!

I am continuing my series on Wedding Venues. I recently held an event at The Chateau Raquel located in Temecula’s Wine Country.  This is a beautiful venue located on top of a hill that overlooks the Temecula Valley.


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The sunsets are to die for and will make the most amazing sunset photos for couples and photographers looking for that perfect shot!



The venue has a very romantic and chic look. The market lights add the perfect romantic mood lighting and the way the venue layout is set up, you can easily create the look you want.

What I love about this venue are the beautiful views of the valley. Because it sits on top of a hill, you have the most amazing views no matter where you are.

They have a “grand” stair case from the parking area leading up to the venue that is a statement in itself. The bridal suite and groom’s area are both very large and roomy.

There is also a large common area for the bridal party to relax in; which includes comfortable couches and a kitchen for you to bring in food to make sure no one goes hungry while getting ready.

The on-site coordinator, Sheila Reyes is very accommodating and will make sure you are well taken care of.  On a more practical note; the venue is very easy to get to and there is plenty of parking.


Photo Credit: Trista Maja Photography



Photo Credit: Trista Maja Photography


Photo Credit: Trista Maja Photograpahy


Photo Credit:  Trista Maja Photography


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The venue allows you to bring in your own licensed & insured vendors, but they also have a list of preferred vendors in the event you need some assistance.

Venue pricing starts at $3500 and includes tables, chairs, set up & tear down.

If you want more information on The Chateau Raquel or want to schedule a tour,  contact the venue coordinator, Sheila Reyes at: Reyessc951@yahoo.com or through their FB page at  www.facebook.com/thechateauraquel


Photo Credit: Amber Linn Photography


I hope you enjoyed reading about this venue as much as I did sharing it with you.  I will continue my Venue Highlight Series with another new venue, so be sure to check my website regularly.

As a Planner, I want to offer couples as much help as I can during the wedding planning process, because I understand how overwhelming it can be.

I am starting a Podcast entitled; From the Ring to Everything, where I discuss everything from the engagement thru that first year of marriage. Be sure to look for it on I-Tunes & Spotify and subscribe to the show!

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New Podcast coming in October


If you have any questions feel free to email me directly at: eventsbymaria@outlook.com.

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Until next time, Happy Planning…


my-profile-pic Maria has been helping couples plan for their perfect day for over 10 years. She is bi-lingual and travels all over California and Mexico.