Happiness Is Calling! 20 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.


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: $ • $$ • $$$

The Heights Golf Club

San Diego, CA

Style: Elegant country club highlighted by the sprawling Vista del Lago Ballroom, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows framing views of the verdant golf course, lake, and surrounding hills.

Catering: In-house, BYO
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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $ • $$

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: $$

JULEP Venue

San Diego, CA

Style: Exquisite, expansive indoor/outdoor event venue

Fab Feature: The indoor space boasts high gabled ceilings accented by pendant lights and floor-to-ceiling windows that create a bright and airy vibe, while the outdoor space exudes Parisian-style charm.

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Nolita Hall

San Diego, CA

Style: Fabulous, first-class restaurant in the heart of Little Italy, with event spaces accented by airy greenery and chic architectural details, and bathed in natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and a massive skylight.

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

BWP Island Palms Hotel and Marina

San Diego, CA

Style: Elegant, waterfront hotel on the shores of Shelter Island

Fab Feature: Romantic garden ceremonies are followed by dining & dancing in the spacious reception rooms with views of Point Loma, La Playa Cove, and the private marina.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

San Diego, CA

Style: Chic, energetic hotel

Fab Feature: The airy and inviting Regency Ballroom, with its 18-foot ceilings and adjoining open-air Terrace, is 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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $ • $$ • $$$


FEATURED SAN DIEGO AFFORDABLE OUTDOOR WEDDING VENUES



County of San Diego Parks & Recreation

Whether your wedding is an intimate gathering or elaborate affair, there's a Park in San Diego that can play host to your special occasion. Tour their unique event spaces to find the perfect location. Here's what awaits you:


• A country meadow that features an ancient wedding tree

• A Victorian garden beside a historic ranch house

• A hidden bluff surrounded by trees and flowering shrubs

• Gazebos nestled in secluded locations for a romantic and private exchange of vows

• Several indoor locations including a vintage temple, a spacious lakeside reception hall, and a restored ranger abode

• Dozens of customizable spaces; they provide a blank canvas & you bring the creativity


No matter the season, they're happy to assist you in booking the wedding of your dreams!



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