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Rancho Bernardo Inn

San Diego Wedding Venue
17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, California 92128
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 858/675-8418

Why We Like This Place

Rancho Bernardo Inn has so many spectacular sites for ceremonies, receptions, and photo ops that even the most ardent romantics among us could renew their vows yearly and still find unique spots they hadn't seen before. This 280-acre resort melds its California Rancho history with modern amenities to create a four-star retreat without a hint of stuffiness. So whether you want a wedding that's posh or one that's casual and relaxed, you can host it here and feel pampered in the process.

A beautiful place to start is the Aragon Lawn, an expansive, fairy-tale garden lushly bordered by white roses and trees. The long center aisle leads to a trellised arbor where you'll exchange vows beneath a canopy of grape leaves. Afterwards, serve cocktails and dinner on the adjacent Aragon Terrace, replete with more signature white roses. The terrace wraps around to reveal another grape arbor that's perfect for a sun-dappled reception—there's also an outdoor fireplace to provide a warm glow in the evening. If you prefer a more formal affair, start with cocktails in the Aragon Foyer where arched glass doors open to the terrace, then follow with dinner and dancing in the stately Aragon Ballroom, which boasts honey-toned walls, a high ceiling, and gorgeous pendant chandeliers.

There are several other intimate ceremony sites—including the North and Valencia Lawns—that feature arbors, white roses, or even a dramatic stone backdrop. But if you want sweeping views of the 18-hole championship golf course, check out The Promenade, a brick courtyard with 180-degree fairway panoramas.

Santiago Courtyard is a must-see, partly because of its graceful olive trees and hacienda feel, but mainly because of its magnificent Italian fountain, a centerpiece that truly says "amore": A pair of stone-carved lovers, gazing adoringly at each other, stand above a stunning mosaic waterfall gently cascading into a sculpted pool. This courtyard has an adjacent ballroom, making it easy to flow right into your reception. However, flexibility is top priority here, so you can use spaces that are next to each other or mix and match options to suit your event.

Both of the Inn's restaurants are ideal for a rehearsal dinner, pre- or post-wedding brunch, or memorable meal anytime. Menus at the sophisticated AVANT highlight the best that Wine Country cuisine has to offer, showcasing the freshest, locally sourced ingredients—including produce from the on-property garden. Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant, which is inspired by the olive trees, gardens, and villas that dot the Mediterranean coastline, has a sensational patio—complete with outdoor fireplaces and fire pits—that overlooks the rolling fairways.

Frankly, there's so much to love at Rancho Bernardo Inn that we suggest taking a tour. And while you're here, why not stop by The Spa. It's never too early for a little pre-wedding indulgence, and their seasonal Made Fresh Daily treatments are created in-house with ingredients that cleanse the body and nourish the soul.

Rancho Bernardo Inn truly is a venue that caters to all your senses. Between the breathtaking golf course views, award-winning services, and fabulous wedding and dining facilities, you and your guests will have so many reasons to stay.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 1000
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 750

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 840
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 1150
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300


  • Max. Seated: 840

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel holds 1,000 seated guests indoors and 750 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site accommodates 840 seated or 1,150 standing guests indoors and 200 seated or 300 standing outdoors.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

25% of the total food & beverage minimum, service charge, location fee, and taxes is required to reserve your date. An additional 50% deposit is due 3 months prior to the event and the balance is due 5 days prior. Location fees range $2,500–3,500 depending on the day and time of the event, guest count, and space rented. Meals range $92–135/person. Tax, alcohol, and a 24% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: in-house, or BYO ethnic caterer with approval
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: CBA
Parking: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: 287 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: fountain, garden, hills, lake, landscaped grounds, mountains, pool area, waterfall
Other: spa, in-house florals, event coordination

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Golf Course Fairways
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Conference Center


Alcohol: full in-house bar
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required

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