12 Rustic Wedding Venues in San Diego

San Diego might be known for its beautiful sandy beaches and idyllic climate, but did you know this sunny haven is also home to some jaw-dropping rustic wedding venues? From a sprawling ranch with Old West vibes to a mountaintop retreat surrounded by ancient oaks, these country-chic locations provide the ultimate bucolic setting for your special celebration!


Rancho Guejito

Escondido, CA

Fab Features: incredible 1845 ranch with remarkable Old West history • the exquisite historic farmhouse-turned-tasting room serves as a unique backdrop for romantic al fresco celebrations • 23,000-acre estate is surrounded by lush vineyards, citrus orchards, avocado groves, and velvety green lawns

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

Galway Downs by Wedgewood Weddings

Temecula, CA

Fab Features: lavish equestrian estate in Temecula Wine Country • 242 gorgeous acres of century-old oak trees, graceful willows, flowing creeks, and soft green meadows • historic Carriage House blends the romance of the Old West with a chic modern edge

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Vista Valley Country Club

Vista, CA

Fab Features: Tuscan-inspired country club • exchange vows in the tranquil Wedding Garden beneath a canopy of trees or inside the Mission Revival-style Clubhouse • an array of event enhancements like farm tables, antique furniture, golf outings, and spa treatments from the pros at neighboring Cal-a-Vie Health Spa

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

Ethereal Gardens

Escondido, California

Fab Features: "Out of the box" vintage venue on 40 lush acres • exchange vows under a forged bent iron pergola in an open-air setting with climbing vines • al fresco celebrations surrounded by old-growth orchards and 100 acres of organic herb and vegetable farms

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

Sacred Mountain Julian

Julian, CA

Fab Features: mountaintop private ranch and retreat • exchange vows in the meadow with 360-degree views of mountains and ancient oaks • variety of event spaces from the vine-covered cottage with a deck overlooking the secret garden to the restored rustic barn

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

The Condor's Nest Ranch

Pala, CA

Fab Features: “Old California" estate set in a classic San Diego back-country landscape • perched above the spectacular Pala Valley, with panoramic vistas that span all the way to the sparkling Pacific Ocean • timeless red barn houses and a working farm with everything from llamas to peacocks

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

Monserate Winery

Fallbrook, CA

Fab Features: sweet, secluded venue nestled in the rolling hills of Fallbrook, California • gorgeous lakeside ceremonies, framed by grand oak and sycamore trees and acres of vines • flexible, generous package options can accommodate many budgets and visions

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

Forgotten Barrel Winery

Escondido, CA

Fab Features: historic winery features romantic vineyard views and a rustic barrel room • offers a wide selection of premium handcrafted wines using fruit sourced from Napa, Sonoma, Central Coast, and San Diego County • two on-site getting ready suites available

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $$

Oakwood Creek Celebrations

Julian, CA

Fab Features: sits on a picturesque knoll overlooking the historic town of Julian and has been preserved to reflect its rich history dating back to the 1930s • narrow pathway under the pines sets the stage for a secluded and romantic ceremony • enjoy lawn games, a vintage photo booth, and a rose garden for your outdoor celebration

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Flinn Springs County Park

El Cajon, California

Fab Features: 40-acre county park featuring oak groves, a year-round stream, and grassy meadows • exchange vows under the gazebo among the wildflowers • choose from an intimate gathering or a grand soirée with reception capacity for up to 500 guests

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Rancho de Los Peñasquitos

San Diego, California

Fab Features: historic ranch house built in 1823 surrounded by 10 miles of county park gardens cultivated by local farmers • exchange vows among the gardens or along one of the many walking trails • choose to celebrate in a vintage temple, a spacious lakeside reception hall, or a restored ranger abode

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Live Oak County Park

Fallbrook, California

Fab Features: 27-acre oak tree forest and county park managed by the Live Oak Park Coalition • sunken amphitheater, botanical garden, and pavilion provide a serene backdrop under the canopy of trees • affordable rentals and flexible options allow you a blank canvas to make your wedding unique to you

Catering: BYO
Price: $


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