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Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Carlsbad Wedding Venue
5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008
Contact: Wedding Department
Phone: 760/827-2419

Why We Like This Place

Mere minutes from a particularly lovely stretch of the California coast, this Mediterranean-style, luxury resort is blessed with cool ocean breezes and even cooler ocean views. The Sheraton’s verdant seaside bluff setting, extending across some of north San Diego County’s most desirable real estate, gives you a sense of getting away from it all—which sounds about perfect for a memorable wedding.

Why not arrive early and get the wedding weekend started with some well-deserved, mother-daughter or bridal party pampering at their Ocean Pearl Spa? Then, follow with a scrumptious rehearsal dinner at TWENTY/20, their casually chic restaurant where you can expect creative cuisine made from the freshest ingredients. Afterwards, you might want to linger on TWENTY/20’s patio for a nightcap beside the fire pit.

Your big day officially starts with a ceremony at your choice of two tropically landscaped sites. The secluded Ocean Blue Lawn, situated at the far end of the property, is framed by a lush array of trees and white roses and cooled by tranquil ocean breezes. You can make a dramatic entrance as you head down a long staircase to join your groom and say “I do” against a panorama of the shimmering sea. Or, you can get married on the expansive, Pacific Lawn. Surrounded by towering palms and bordered by a vine-covered pergola, this wide swath of grass is anchored at one end by a circular patio adorned with a truly magnificent magnolia tree. Its spreading branches create a stunning natural backdrop for exchanging vows.

The nearby Palm Courtyard, overlooking the gardens and pool, is a wonderful al fresco reception area. If you prefer something more formal, reserve either the Sunset or Grand Pacific Ballroom. Both come with their own light-filled foyers for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well sweeping, columned terraces that afford sunset and starlit vistas. High ceilings, modern chandeliers, large dance floors and state-of-the-art AV systems set the stage for the kind of celebration you’ve always imagined. Best of all, you’ll be guided by a team of experts that can help you choose everything from décor and lighting packages to your menu.

The service here is amazing. It starts with the warm greeting you receive on arrival and continues every step of the way. Want to turn your event into a mini-vacation? Have the staff arrange accommodations and local activities, like a visit to Legoland (the Sheraton has its own private entrance to the park!); a round of golf up the hill at The Crossings at Carlsbad; a day at the beach; or shopping for designer clothes at the premium outlet mall nearby. They can also organize a private trolley to take your guests to favorite attractions. And did we mention that while you’re having a great time you’ll be earning Starwood SPG Rewards Points, too?



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 900
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 900

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 600
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 600
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 1000
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 1000


  • Max. Seated: 900

CEREMONY & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 900 seated guests indoors and outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 600 seated or 1,000 standing indoors or outdoors.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

25% of the food & beverage minimum is required to reserve your date. A portion is due 30 days prior to the event and any remaining balance is due by the event date. There are no separate rental fees. Meals start at $80/person and the price varies depending on menu choices. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional. Customized menus and inclusive wedding packages are available. Call for details.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided, more CBA
Parking: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: 250 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: panoramic coastal views from Carlsbad’s highest point
Other: event coordination

Venue Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard
Golf Course Fairways
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Waterfront/Beach Location


Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required

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