18 Outstanding Outdoor San Diego Wedding Venues

San Diego is one of the top wedding destinations in the entire country. Its incredible weather, beaches, ocean vistas, and lush gardens make it hard to resist, especially for an al fresco celebration. Whether you want to get married with your toes in the sand, surrounded by flowers, or on a paddlewheel boat, the San Diego Area wedding venues we've included here all take full advantage of the region's outdoor assets.


Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

La Jolla, California

Style: Luxurious, AAA 4-diamond resort encompassing 10 acres of romantic gardens minutes from the beach on the La Jolla cliffs, with dramatic entrances from a sweeping staircase to the romantic Garden Courtyard, a manicured lawn bordered with native foliage and magnolia trees.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

L'Auberge Del Mar

Del Mar - San Diego, California

Style: Seaside luxe at this sun-kissed garden resort on a bluff overlooking miles of pristine beach, sandy coves, and crashing waves.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Ethereal Gardens

Escondido, California

Style: "Out of the box" vintage venue on 40 acres of edible gardens, surrounded by old-growth orchards and 100 acres of organic farmland, and featuring a ceremony lawn and rustic reception barn.

Catering: In-house, Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Tivoli Villa

Fallbrook, CA

Style: Beautiful estate perched atop edible olive & herb groves, manicured gardens and stunning mountain views, plus handcrafted custom wedding packages with fun extras like lawn games and lounge furniture.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Japanese Friendship Garden

San Diego, CA

Style: Gorgeous 12-acre private garden bursting with luscious greenery, sparkling ponds and rock waterfalls, meandering paths, romantic courtyards, and a beautiful indoor/outdoor pavilion perfect for an intimate wedding.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Tower23 Hotel

San Diego, CA

Style: Luxurious hotel mere steps from the Pacific Beach, with stylish events held al fresco or in the teak-accented, architecturally stunning on-site restaurant, which opens onto an oceanfront patio with a fire pit.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Oakwood Creek Celebrations

Julian, CA

Style: Warm, welcoming historic venue on a picturesque knoll offering stunning outdoor spaces, a cozy lounge and whiskey bar, and a spacious main house, nestled among sparkling water features, winding paths, and charming vintage details from the property's nearly 100-year history.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Sacred Mountain Julian

Julian, CA

Style: Exquisite retreat nestled on Sacred Mountain within walking distance of downtown Julian, a quaint town where you’ll find shopping, wineries, and apple picking, along with 4 well-appointed residences offering lodgings for up to 32 people.

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

Green Gables Wedding Estate

San Marcos, California

Style: Hilltop garden estate with enchanting outdoor ceremony sites, a chiffon-draped tented pavilion, and endless photogenic spots surrounded by ivy-covered arbors, blooming rose gardens, fountains, statuary, and thousands of bright twinkling lights.

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

Rancho Guejito

Escondido, CA

Style: An incredible 1845 farmhouse-turned-tasting room is the backdrop for romantic al fresco celebrations at the heart of this 23,000-acre estate, surrounded by lush vineyards, citrus orchards, avocado groves, and velvety green lawns.

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

Hazy Meadow Ranch

Lakeside, CA

Style: Beautiful, secluded venue and rustic farm tucked in the serene El Monte Valley, with stunning al fresco event spaces surrounded by verdant landscaping, sun-dappled grounds, and twinkle-light-wrapped oaks.

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

Twin Oaks

San Diego, CA

Style: Historic 1891 estate surrounded by blooming gardens, twinkling rose arbors, tranquil waterfalls, romantic statuary, and the towering trees of a private, intimate forest.

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

Botanica

Oceanside, CA

Style: Hidden tropical oasis and luxurious gardens bursting with blooming florals, historic trees, and trickling fountains, all surrounded by natural springs, waterfalls, and ponds and cooled by refreshing coastal breezes.

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: $ • $$

Morgan Run Club and Resort

Rancho Santa Fe, California

Style: Private country club and resort with a stylish ballroom and patio, fairway views, and al fresco ceremonies and receptions on the expansive lawns.

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

Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Carlsbad, CA

Fab Features: luxurious resort set on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific • exchange vows on the secluded Ocean Blue Lawn framed by a lush array of trees and white roses or on the Pacific Lawn bordered by towering palms • the ballrooms come equipped with sweeping, columned terraces that afford sunset and starlit vistas, high ceilings, modern chandeliers, large dance floors, and state-of-the-art AV systems

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

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina

San Diego, CA

Style: This inviting bayfront hotel offers a variety of spaces—from grand ballrooms to a verdant garden patio to a sunny seaside embankment—and it's surrounded by water on three sides so you get incredible views wherever you look.

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

Shadowridge Golf Club

Vista, CA

Style: Modern, Mediterranean-style country club with a hilltop ceremony site in an intimate garden and a light-filled ballroom overlooking verdant fairways and hills through wraparound windows.

Catering: In-house
Price: $


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Common Sense Events

San Diego, Temecula & Inland Empire

From wineries, wooded orchards, and lavender gardens to private estates and a luxury ranch, Common Sense Events has the perfect al fresco setting for your wedding. Whether you’re looking for an intimate, backyard vibe or dreaming up a grand SoCal soiree, you will be sure to find your dream location in their portfolio of spectacular venues.



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