Originally built near the Hotel Miramar in 1892 as the residence of one the neighborhood’s founding families, the two-story building was moved to its current location in 1973. Heritage Square is a prime pocket of nostalgic architecture, with the California Heritage Museum and its sprawling lawn on one side and The Victorian on the other. Completely and carefully renovated, The Victorian has had its main rooms enlarged and added an exclusive speak easy for a total of 15,000 square feet of event space including the landscaped grounds.
A brick path leading to the front door (and lined with candles and twinkle lights at night) curves among oak trees, blooming flower sand outdoor seating. As you enter, you’re greeted by a polished oak bar, a congenial spot for cocktails, as are the home’s two patios. Throughout, the décor is characteristic of the late 19th century—a mixture of fine antique furnishings, classical artwork and candles.