Happiness Is Calling! 18 Affordable San Diego Wedding Venues

Hoping to find an affordable San Diego Area wedding venue? Don't despair! From resorts and hotels to a historic ranch and county park, here's a selection of places that won't break the bank.


Hotel Solamar

San Diego, CA

Style: Picture-perfect urban venue in the heart of the East Village

Fab Features: The sun-soaked 4th-floor terrace is perfect for buoyant al fresco celebrations under sparkling twinkle lights.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The New Children's Museum

San Diego, CA

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

Fab Feature: Experience 3 floors of interactive event space – complete with open studios, garden views, expansive gallery spaces, and outdoor terraces.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Pala Mesa Resort

Fallbrook, California

Style: Stunning California Modern retreat surrounded by picturesque gardens and greens

Fab Feature: The ceremony sites here are truly magnificent: framed by lush trees, flowering plants, and a 30-foot waterfall, the Garden Pavilion is a dramatic setting for weddings of all sizes, while the colorful Bella Garden and sweet Bell Tower are ideal for intimate events.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Shadowridge Golf Club

Vista, California

Style: Modern, Mediterranean-style country club and golf course

Fab Feature: Events begin with hilltop ceremonies nestled in an intimate garden, followed by receptions in the light-filled ballroom overlooking verdant fairways and hills through wraparound windows.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

The Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings

Carlsbad, CA

Style: Fresh and whimsical indoor/outdoor coastal retreat

Fab Feature: This secluded spot boasts a bistro-lit patio, a Grand Ballroom with a vaulted ceiling, wood beams, and a built in-bar, and plenty of natural scenery on site for al fresco photo ops—and the beach only five minutes away!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Milagro Winery

Ramona, California

Style: Spectacular 110-acre property lush with vineyards, an organic farm, and a lake

Fab Feature: The gorgeous oak-shaded ceremony site is set alongside unique, signature structures like the rustic granite wine cave and Tuscan Crush House.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Crossings at Carlsbad

Carlsbad, California

Style: Upscale golf club and window-lined clubhouse
Fab Features: Lawn ceremonies against an ocean panorama and chic receptions with amazing views of rolling fairways, sunsets over the horizon, and rugged canyons, are paired with award-winning cuisine and even custom wedding cakes!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach

Carlsbad, California

Style: Dreamy hidden gem with multiple event spaces

Fab Feature: In addition to the lush lawns, romantic gazebo, ballrooms, and spectacular garden terrace, the all-inclusive packages can't be beat. Enjoy incredible perks like a wedding-night suite for the newlyweds, delectable and customizable menus with a complimentary tasting, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Bonita Golf Course

Bonita, CA

Style: Gorgeous golf course nestled alongside Sweetwater Summit Regional Park
Fab Features: Lovely ceremonies are set on the putting green, which glows with the afternoon light over Mt. Miguel, and unforgettable receptions take place in the spacious reception hall, outfitted with large, bright windows and a vaulted ceiling.

Catering: In-house
Price: $

Fallbrook Estate by Wedgewood Weddings

Fallbrook, California

Style: Luxurious Mediterranean-inspired event center with pretty fountain courtyard
Fab Feature: Your celebration flows effortlessly from tiled ceremony patio, to cocktail hour on the twinkle-lit garden plaza, to the sophisticated ballroom with fireplace—and photo ops abound on the picturesque grounds (don't miss the romantic trellis bridge!).

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido, CA

Style: Innovatively designed arts & cultural center

Fab Feature: This multi-faceted venue can deliver on any couple's vision, from an on-stage ceremony with dramatic flair to a romantic ballroom reception or swanky intimate soirée.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Lakehouse Hotel and Resort

San Marcos, California

Style: Luxurious 200-acre resort on the shores of Lake Marcos.

Fab Feature: This exquisite resort delivers terrific lake and golf course views, with dreamy al fresco celebrations lakeside, in the lush garden, or on the expansive boathouse patio.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens

Fallbrook, California

Style: Two incredible private wedding sites with gorgeous landscaping

Fab Feature: A Victorian mansion and gardens overlook a lake, and a tropical paradise featuring a tented pavilion, palm canopy, and towering waterfall centerpiece.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Forgotten Barrel Winery

Escondido, CA

Style: Vintage-inspired and romantic winery

Fab Features: Elegant courtyard cocktail hour transitions into dinner in the dramatic brick-and-wood barrel room with its vaulted ceiling and rustic wrought-iron chandeliers for an authentic wine country vibe.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

San Diego, CA

Style: Chic, energetic hotel highlighted by the airy and inviting Regency Ballroom, with its 18-foot ceilings and adjoining open-air Terrace, and beautifully appointed with décor and artwork inspired by nature and the area’s sunny coastal vibe.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Maderas Golf Club

Poway, CA

Style: Idyllic golf club with panoramic mountain views

Fab Feature: The dreamy Del Lago Garden offers the perfect backdrop for your al fresco ceremony, with sprawling views of the surrounding mountains; the adjacent Del Lago Ballroom exudes Old World charm, with wrought-iron chandeliers and Tuscan-inspired details.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

San Vicente Resort

Ramona, CA

Style: Cozy resort with gorgeous al fresco spaces

Fab Feature: Outdoor ceremonies overlook the verdant golf course and a secluded waterfall, with elegant receptions in the indoor clubhouse—plus plenty of overnight lodging in the resort for weekend-long celebrations.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Morgan Run Club and Resort

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Style: Private country club and resort
Fab Feature: Generous all-inclusive packages include a gorgeous ceremony on the Del Mar Lawn, followed by an outdoor cocktail reception and a 2-course farm-to-table dinner in the a stylish ballroom, along with tons of extras, like a custom wedding cake, florals, and a complimentary wedding-night suite.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


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