9 Best San Diego Wedding Venues and Wedding Photography 2018

August 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

    9 Top Wedding Venues in San Diego, California


     We all know that San Diego is a premiere wedding destination.  With our temperate climate, average summer temps of 77 degrees and winter temps of 66 it makes San Diego Wedding season year round.  

     In my 11 years as a San Diego Wedding Photographer here are my 9 favorite wedding venues along with wedding photographs I've taken at the specific venue.

 

1. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar 

I've been fortunate enough to shoot this venue many times and I know the grounds very well.  Discover unparalleled romance for your special day at San Diego's premier wedding venue. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean estate and nestled in the storybook setting of the breathtaking Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, Fairmont Grand Del Mar is the perfect venue to take your first steps toward forever.
Aria Lawn - Fairmont Grand Del MarAria Lawn - Fairmont Grand Del MarThe bride and groom sharing their first dance under the arch ways of the Aria Lawn. Bride and groom looking upon their guests 
 at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar.The Fairmont Grand Del Mar WeddingThe bride and groom looking upon their guests on the Aria Lawn during the reception. The Fairmont Grand Del Mar WeddingThe Fairmont Grand Del Mar WeddingThe bride and groom walking to their reception at the Capella Chapel, Del Mar California. Wedding Photograph of a gorgeous bride with veil suspended in air at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.Fairmont Grand Del Mar WeddingA gorgeous bride with veil suspended in air at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.  


 

2. The Lodge At Torrey Pines

 Situated on La Jolla’s coastline with panoramic views of the world-renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course, The Lodge at Torrey Pines is a setting unlike any other. Historical Craftsman architecture complements an elegant selection of wedding venues to accommodate everything from intimate dinners for 10 to lavish celebrations for 220 guests. Exquisite dining and our legendary AAA Five Diamond service ensure your wedding day will be unforgettable.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingThe Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingBest San Diego Wedding Photographer. Bride and groom looking into each others eyes in front of beautiful yellow back lit stained glass.The Lodge At Torrey Pines WeddingBest San Diego Wedding Photography The Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingThe Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingBest San Diego Wedding Photographer. The Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingThe Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingBest San Diego Wedding Photographer. The Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingThe Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingBest San Diego Wedding Photographer. The Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingThe Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingBest San Diego Wedding Photographer. The Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingThe Lodge at Torrey Pines WeddingBest San Diego Wedding Photographer.


 

3. Hotel Del Coronado  

WEDDING AND EVENT VENUES AT HOTEL DEL CORONADO

This venue will always have a place in my heart because this is where I married the love of my life, Jacqueline.  The magic is in the details and each of our venues is teeming with them: glistening beachfronts that highlight the grand Pacific, wood-domed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, stunning ocean views and lush tropical gardens. See the incomparable venues that make our resort legendary — 128 years and counting.

4. Cal-a-vie Spa  

Creating your dream wedding means discovering the most perfect and magical venue!

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa has become a premier location for the ultimate destination wedding, providing an experience like no other. Family and friends come together to share in our award-winning spa program while experiencing invaluable time together. Planning an elopement?  We have a minister that can provide a license.

Leave the details to us! Our team will create an intimate and luxurious setting for one of the most important days of your life. Time spent before and after this special event with those you love is priceless. Cal-a-Vie will help to ensure that every detail of your wedding is just as you dreamed!  We offer a unique, "once-in-a-lifetime" setting for your distinctive occasion.

Contact our Group Sales Manager - Email

760 945-2466  |  Fax 760 630-4368

Cal-a-Vie Wedding Brochure

5. Estancia Hotel  

With award-winning gardens and hacienda-style architecture, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is celebrated for its personalized service and unparalleled beauty. Choose one of La Jolla’s best wedding venues for both the day you say “I do” and all the special celebrations in the weeks leading up to it.

VIEW WEDDING BROCHURE


 


You can request a proposal for your wedding below or if you would like more information on Estancia La Jolla’s San Diego wedding venues, please contact 858-964-6615 or [email protected].

 

6. L Auberge Del Mar  

At L'Auberge Del Mar we love love, so trust us when we say that we want to make your day as special as we can. Whether you're dreaming of an intimate ceremony or a big blow out, our specialists will help to make your wedding truly unforgettable. In addition to romantic seaside accommodations, a relaxing spa, and a breathtaking selection of San Diego wedding reception venues overlooking the Pacific Ocean, we have an experienced staff ready to help bring your beach wedding vision to life.

7. La Valencia Hotel  

An Exquisite Destination For La Jolla Weddings

Towering above La Jolla Cove, along California's most spectacular stretch of Pacific coastline, La Valencia is a magical place. With its breathtaking location, iconic style and creative cuisine, La V has become a tradition for couples in love. The distinctive Mediterranean silhouette with its pink exterior, lush foliage, and idyllic ocean views create an atmosphere of elegance and romance. Celebrate in exquisite indoor and outdoor venues, including our intimate El Jardin and Veranda Ballroom and Terraza overlooking the sparking ocean. From glamorous receptions to cocktail parties and rehearsal dinners, La V is the most enchanting wedding destination in Southern California.

Each La V wedding receives the personal attention of a dedicated wedding specialist who will work with you to oversee every detail. Please call our Catering Department at (888) 831-9015 to start your wedding planning, or fill out a request for proposal.

8Rancho Valencia

Ensuring your wedding day is as perfect as you dreamed.

As you prepare for the most memorable day of your life, decisions abound. Guest lists. Music. Venues. Dining. One simple choice you can make to ensure a truly flawless wedding 
is Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Whether you're having an intimate event for 10 people or a lavish wedding for 250 guests, the 45 acres at Rancho Valencia create an elegant and remarkable setting for unforgettable year-round weddings and wedding receptions.

Intimate courtyards privately tucked away, trickling fountains, pristine lawns, dramatic views, and award-winning cuisine set the stage for your perfect wedding celebration and reception. And your dedicated wedding specialist will work closely with you so that every detail is anticipated and every luxury arranged - from the planning and reception to hot air balloon landings and a horse-and-carriage sendoff. And, after the celebration, you and your guests can easily escape to the comfort and relaxation of our spacious casitas.

Rancho Valencia offers numerous venues, including the perfect spot for your wedding reception. Choose from ballrooms, intimate courtyards, lush gardens and pristine lawns all located at our Rancho Santa Fe sanctuary just north of San Diego.

The Croquet Lawn

Surrounded by beds of hibiscus and bougainvillea and shaded by towering palms and California Live Oaks, the 8,400-square-foot croquet lawn has played host to social events and weddings from simply elegant to stunningly lavish for up to 500 guests. You can choose to have the lawn tented to your exact specifications or have your wedding and reception in an open-air setting under the stars.

The Sunrise Room & Terrace

This private courtyard and adjoining room offer the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies. The bleached-wood trellis adorned with climbing white roses is picture perfect for exchanging vows. Flowerbeds overflowing with roses, bougainvillea and hibiscus, a bubbling fountain and Saltillo tiles underfoot create a magical setting in which to gather family and friends. For wedding ceremonies of up to 240 guests.

The Rose Garden

Overlooking the olive grove and flanked by Century Palm trees, the Rose Garden offers an intimate wedding venue accommodating up to 30 guests for your private wedding ceremony. The space also doubles as a gorgeous backdrop for your engagement or wedding day photography.

The Terrace Ballroom & Patio

The Terrace Ballroom offers intimacy and versatility, with French doors that open onto a covered terrace framed by a series of arches and set off by vibrant bougainvillea.
This 2,000-square-foot wedding venue can accommodate up to 200 when joined with the Terrace Patio and features expansive lighting options and versatile seating arrangements, as well as a foyer for greeting wedding guests.

The Valencia Lawn

Situated in one of the most beautiful gardens at Rancho Valencia, this expanse of gently rolling lawn, surrounded by our Mediterranean casitas and beautiful coral trees, makes for a magical wedding venue. For social events and wedding receptions up to 500 guests.

9Scripps Seaside Forum  

Tucked along the Pacific coast on Kennel Way in La Jolla, the Scripps Seaside Forum is a remarkable wedding and reception venue for brides and grooms seeking a premier space in southern California. Modern and inviting, this venue presents award winning architecture and a free flowing interior design. From floor to ceiling glass windows to cozy seating arrangements, every detail is carefully considered at the Forum. Equipped with a tile veranda and access to sandy shores, this venue exudes pure coastal class and sophistication. Imagine sharing your first kiss of matrimony as the ocean breeze surrounds you and all of your family and friends look on. No matter if you prefer an indoor or outdoor ceremony space, the Forum provides an elegant mixture of romantic meeting spaces to share your vows. If you crave exquisite shoreline views, nearly lined with palm trees, and ample sunny spaces, the Scripps Seaside Forum is ready to delight you on your wedding day.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have on these or any additional wedding venues I did not mention.  Contact Us!

Also I'm running a 2019 Wedding Booking Special.  Receive 10% off your wedding package if booked in 2018!

Book now!!!
 

 


Comments

No comments posted.
Loading...

Archive
January February March April May June July (2) August September October November December
January (4) February March (1) April May (1) June July August September October November (2) December
January February March (1) April May June July August September October November December
January February (2) March (1) April May (1) June July August September October November December