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Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens: 40 years of love, legacy, and dreams

In the beautiful countryside of Fallbrook, amid rolling hills with vibrant citrus and avocado trees, thousands of acres of floral agriculture, and a town established in the 1800s, lies Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens – a cherished destination celebrating 40 years of love, legacy, and dreams fulfilled. What began as Beverly McDougal's vision has blossomed into an iconic estate renowned across the world.

A dream takes root

Bev McDougal, a Fallbrook resident with a passion for family and celebration, saw the potential of her property as more than just a home. It was to be a place where dreams came true – a sanctuary for weddings, family gatherings, and community events. In 1984, her dream materialized with the construction of The Beverly Mansion, its ornate architecture standing proudly as the heart of the estate.

Expanding horizons

Grand Tradition evolved over the years, embracing growth and innovation under the stewardship of McDougal's family. Her son, Don, and family joined the journey, making it a multigenerational business and utilizing the younger generations to expand the estate to include an enchanting tropical paradise – an outdoor venue reminiscent of Hawaii's lush landscapes known as Arbor Terrace.

With cascading waterfalls and exotic flora, this addition brought a touch of adventure and romance to the estate's allure. The new outdoor venue has been a resounding success and the estate grounds continue to expand with more to come.

A family legacy

As the Grand Tradition flourished, it became more than a business; it became a legacy shared across generations. Couples who exchanged vows here have returned with their children and grandchildren, weaving their own stories into the estate's rich tapestry. For Bev McDougal and her family, the Grand Tradition was not just about creating beautiful venues; it was about nurturing dreams and weaving magic into people's lives.

The anniversary celebration

After 40 years, the Grand Tradition is offering a High Tea honoring its 40-year anniversary on July 20. The community will join with this family that has given so much of themselves and provided people from all around the world with warmth and nostalgia.

The community will join staff and family in the mansion's grand halls resonating with laughter and music. Couples from across the country flock to this idyllic estate, drawn by its beauty and the legacy of personalized service.

A sanctuary of love

The entire estate stands as a testament to the enduring power of dreams, commitments, family, and shared moments. Through four decades, it has not only stood the test of time but has also become a sanctuary of love and celebration – a place where countless hearts have been touched and where dreams have found their wings.

In Fallbrook, the Grand Tradition continues to inspire and enchant – a living testament to the vision of one woman and the enduring legacy of a family committed to turning dreams into reality.

As they celebrate 40 years, Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens looks forward to the next chapter of love, legacy, and endless possibilities.

To make reservations for the High Tea, go to for details.


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