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15 of San Diego’s Best Wedding Venues

By Here Comes The Guide

San Diego is a popular playland—and wedding destination—for lots of reasons, starting with its natural beauty, great weather, and more than 68 miles of beaches. In addition to all its other assets, the San Diego Area is home to some stellar places to get married, from beachfront properties and ballrooms, to gardens and barns. To help you kick off your search, we’ve put together a list of some of the best wedding venues the region has to offer.


ALL-INCLUSIVE


Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

San Marcos, California

Style: Luxury and comfort on the shores of Lake Marcos.

Fab Feature: This 200-acre resort delivers terrific lake and golf course views, and captivating indoor and outdoor wedding venues.Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ 


AFFORDABLE


The Pannikin Building

San Diego, CA

Style: Downtown building with historic charm—a great blank canvas for weddings, corporate events, parties, and photo shoots.
Fab Feature: The event space is not only large, it’s got wonderful details like exposed-brick walls, a vaulted open-beamed ceiling, and a beautiful wood floor.
Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ 


PRIVATE ESTATE


Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens

Fallbrook, California

Style: Secluded garden estate

Fab Feature: This wildly popular venue boasts seven stunning waterfalls throughout the botanical reserve, and each garden site has its own personality.
Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ 


WATERFRONT


Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, A Hilton Resort & Spa

Carlsbad, CA

Style: Oceanfront getaway

Fab Feature: Their Ocean Crest Spa not only provides an “environmentally-sensitive spa experience”, the products they use are naturally-sourced, and often custom-blended and derived from the ocean.
Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ 


MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE


The New Children’s Museum

San Diego, CA

Style: Eclectic museum with loft-like characteristics and one-of-a-kind art installations 

Fab Features: Experience 3 floors of interactive event space – complete with open studios, garden views, expansive gallery spaces, and outdoor terraces.Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ 


SMALL WEDDING


Sacred Mountain Julian

Julian, CA

Style: Rustic elegance surrounded by natural beauty.

Fab Feature: Sacred Mountain is within walking distance to downtown Julian, a quaint town where you’ll find shopping, wineries, and apple picking. It’s also just a short drive to Lake Cuyamaca, carriage rides, museums, festivals, more dining options, and breweries.Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ 


INDUSTRIAL-CHIC


BRICK

San Diego, California

Style: Cool, industrial-chic space
Fab Feature: The warm, brick-walled, window-lined interior is filled with natural light during the day and lit by dimmable market lights at night.Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ 


OUTDOOR CEREMONY


Rancho Bernardo Inn

San Diego, California

Style: California Rancho history combined with four-star luxury

Fab Feature: This 280-acre resort can host your entire wedding weekend, from rehearsal dinner and spa bridal party to post-wedding brunch and round of golf.
Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ 


BALLROOM


The University Club Atop Symphony Towers

San Diego, California

Style: Chic downtown penthouse
Fab Feature: Jaw-dropping, panoramic views of the entire city.
Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ 


BARN


Ethereal Gardens

Escondido, California

Style: “Out of the box” vintage venue
Fab Feature: It’s set on 40 acres of edible gardens, surrounded by old-growth orchards and 100 acres of organic herb and vegetable farms.
Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ 


RANCH/FARM


The Condor’s Nest Ranch

Pala, CA

Style: “Old California” estate

Fab Feature: There’s a large enclosed barnyard that’s home to an extended family of llamas, horses, donkeys, pigs, chickens, goats, lambs, peacocks, an alpaca and more!
Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$ • $$$ 


DIY


LUCE on Kettner

San Diego, CA

Style: Reimagined warehouse in Little Italy

Fab Feature: This raw event space is completely customized, allows for BYO, and can accommodate up to 300 people! Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ 


UNIQUE


San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego, CA

Style: Historic architecture meets natural history

Fab Feature: Not only do rental fees include neat perks like access to exhibits during cocktail hour, a childcare room, and unlimited site visits, but they also go towards supporting the museum’s mission of conservation and education. Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ 


WINERY


Orfila Vineyards and Winery

Escondido, California

TRUE Photography

Style: Classic wine country setting surrounded by gorgeous grapevines
Fab Feature: There are tons of photo opportunities—down in the vineyard…in the sprawling, grassy rose park among white, pink, peach, yellow and red roses…and up in the aromatic barrel room.Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ 


MOST ROMANTIC 


Vista Valley Country Club

Vista, CA

Style: Old World warmth and charm thanks to European-inspired architecture.
Fab Features: Total privacy throughout, not to mention stunning views of lush rolling hills, and spectacular sunsets.Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$ 


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