13 Dreamy Destination Wedding Venues in San Diego

Planning a destination wedding in sunny San Diego? With its beautiful beaches, world-class attractions, and near-perfect weather year-round, "America's Finest City" has everything you need to host the ultimate weekend wedding. From a luxurious cliffside resort overlooking the Pacific to a rustic mountaintop retreat framed by century-old Manzanitas, these gorgeous locations that provide the idyllic setting for your celebration thanks to their fabulous amenities and stunning scenery.


Bahia Resort Hotel

San Diego, California

Fab Features: "toes in the sand" beachfront ceremonies on Mission Bay • gorgeous photo ops thanks to the lush gardens and the Pacific • set sail on one of their Sternwheeler paddleboats for the ultimate tropical paradise wedding celebration

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

San Diego, CA

Fab Features: tropical-chic ceremonies on the sand, on a beachfront lawn, or in an intimate gazebo surrounded by vibrant gardens • receptions in the Polynesian-style Kon Tiki Ballroom or the Aviary Ballroom, • stunning views of Mission Bay around every corner

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

L'Auberge Del Mar

Del Mar - San Diego, California

Fab Features: sweeping ocean views from the Pacific Terrace, an expansive rooftop patio, or Seagrove Park, a grassy knoll on the water's edge • French doors in the plush Platinum Ballroom open onto a lovely patio with a waterfall wall • luxurious Spa L'Auberge offers a full menu of soothing indulgences, plus a private couple's garden on the spa's lush grounds

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa

La Jolla, California

Fab Features: fabulous resort encompassing 10 acres of romantic gardens minutes from the beach on the La Jolla cliffs • a sweeping staircase leads to the Garden Courtyard, a manicured lawn bordered with native foliage and magnolia trees • sumptuous event details and indulgent on-site amenities (like the full-service spa!) create an elevated resort experience

Catering: In-house
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: $ • $$

Rancho Bernardo Inn

San Diego, California

Fab Features: a 280-acre resort with a laidback Mediterranean-style vibe • ceremonies on a manicured lawn bordered by white roses, or next to a magnificent Italian fountain • fabulous amenities like a beautiful golf course, refined restaurants, and a luxurious spa

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

Kona Kai Resort and Spa

San Diego, California

Fab Features: incredible island location right on the water • private beach for ceremonies and intimate receptions • ballroom, terrace, and courtyard event space options + customizable packages

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

Green Gables Wedding Estate

San Marcos, California

Fab Features: hilltop garden estate perched atop edible olive & herb groves • enchanting outdoor ceremony sites among the manicured gardens, ivy-covered arbors, fountains, and statuary • receptions beneath a chiffon-draped tented pavilion and thousands of bright twinkling lights

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

Cape Rey Carlsbad Beach, A Hilton Resort & Spa

Carlsbad, CA

Fab Features: exchange vows on the greenery-lined Shearwater Lawn, steps from the ocean • adjacent indoor and outdoor spaces allow seamless transitions and fantastic ocean views • custom menus designed alongside the executive chef

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

Los Willows Wedding Estate

Fallbrook, California

Fab Features: luxurious private canyon estate • exchange vows in a beautifully lit, treelined meadow, on a terrace facing the lake, or at a lakeside garden gazebo • upscale amenities like a full-service salon, gourmet cuisine, deluxe accommodations, and superb service—all for a surprisingly reasonable price tag

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

Paradise Point - San Diego's Wedding Island

San Diego, California

Fab Features: 44-acre island overlooking sparkling Mission Bay • the property is made up of impeccably-designed ballrooms, verdant gardens, soothing lagoons, bayfront lawns, and sandy beaches • indulge in a bachelorette paddleboard or surf lesson party, cruise the bay on a sunset sail, or gather for s’mores at a bridal party bonfire

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

Hotel del Coronado

Coronado, CA

Fab Features: striking Victorian landmark on 28 oceanfront acres • ceremonies set on the landscaped Windsor Lawn, the Garden Patio’s gazebo, or right on the sand! • magnificent Crown Room boasts a 33-foot-high rib-vaulted ceiling, unique crown-shaped chandeliers, and dreamy vintage décor

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$

San Diego Mission Bay Resort

San Diego, CA

Fab Features: pristine beach ceremony site on Mission Bay • unique indoor/outdoor Garden Pavilion boasts window-lined walls, a soaring ceiling hung with Art Deco-inspired lights, and an adjacent patio with a trickling fountain • dedicated event specialists tailor every event to the couple with packages to fit every need and budget

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


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