La Jolla, California 92037
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Why We Like This Place
Tying the knot on one of the toniest sections of Southern California’s coast isn’t just for celebrities. You can create a stellar wedding of your own at the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. This landmark resort, stretching magnificently from one end of a picturesque cove to the other, is home to one of the last remaining private beaches along the coastline…and that’s only the beginning of its seductive allure. Sprawling across 14 acres, the historic property encompasses a par-3 golf course, 12 championship tennis courts, a beautifully landscaped pond and a hacienda-style clubhouse with 90 guest rooms and suites—easily turning your romantic affair into a spectacular getaway for family and friends.
The club’s oceanfront north wing, which wraps around a lovely esplanade with killer views, becomes your own enclave where out-of-towners and the bridal party can settle in. As the time for the ceremony draws near, your guests are ushered to the impeccably groomed beach, mere steps away and reserved solely for you. Your grand entrance begins down the curved staircase from your bridal suite to the sandy aisle. Then, accompanied by the sound of gentle waves lapping at the shore, you exchange vows against the unforgettable panorama of the big blue Pacific.
This quintessential waterfront locale is so fantastic you might not want to leave it, so why not have cocktails and even your main reception (whether a brunch buffet or a sunset dinner) right here, beside the sea? If, however, you want a change of scenery, there are myriad options.
The bucolic Duck Pond and its large expanse of manicured lawn (as well as a nearby rose garden) is a picture-perfect site for both ceremonies and receptions. Natural stone borders, lush plantings and towering palms complete the look, while graceful swans and playful ducks add charm.
The Poolside Patio, nestled between the clubhouse and the pool, makes a nice choice for a cocktail and/or dinner reception with the verdant hills of La Jolla as a backdrop. The red-tiled roof of the club provides an interesting architectural detail, and a wonderful old stone hearth in the corner beckons as a cozy conversation area.
There are also two indoor venues: Their largest banquet room, La Sala, features wainscoted walls and impressive amber glass chandeliers. The stately Walnut Lounge has a drawing-room ambiance (with a hint of Downton Abbey), thanks to rich walnut paneling and antique candelabra-style light fixtures hanging from the ornate white plaster ceiling. Tall arched windows overlook the esplanade and ocean, and a fireplace makes this your go-to spot for cool-weather weddings.
Whichever setting you choose, you’ll savor the sumptuous cuisine. Under the direction of renowned Chef Bernard Guillas of Marine Room* fame, the emphasis is on fresh ingredients and innovative preparations, and many dishes also incorporate global flavors. The knowledgeable catering staff will happily work with you to customize your menu, too.
There are so many fun activities, both here and in the surrounding area, that we recommend staying over a few days. From tennis lessons and golf clinics to kayaking, wine tasting, a summer kids’ club, and even just lazing on the beach, there’s something for everyone. Between your fabulous wedding and equally fabulous mini-vacation, you’ll have plenty of great memories from your La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club experience.
*Note: The Marine Room is the Four Diamond Award-winning fine-dining restaurant located next to the property. See the description on this page.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 190
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
- Max. Seated Indoors: 150
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 250
- Max. Seated: 160
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 190 seated indoors and 200 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The club can accommodate 150 seated or 250 standing guests indoors and 200 seated or 250 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 150 seated guests, or 160 seated theater-style.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
20% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The rental fees ranges $350–750 depending on the day of the event and the space reserved. Meals start at $55/person. Tax, alcohol and an 18% service charge are additional.
Hosting an event at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club is subject to approval and requires club membership, sponsorship by a club member, or reserving a minimum block of guest rooms (based on the number of guests at the event). Additional restrictions may apply. Please contact the Catering Department for more information.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot, on street, valet available
Accommodations: 90 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: panorama of ocean and coastline; pool area, fairways, fountain courtyard, landscaped grounds
Other: grand piano, spa services, free WiFi
Golf Course Fairways
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Beach Wedding Ceremony
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK indoors, acoustic only on the beach
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: liability required
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