Anything But Ordinary: 8 Unique San Diego Wedding Venues

When it comes to diverse and dreamy wedding venues, San Diego is at the top of our list. From chic, urban aeries and world-class museums to lushly landscaped gardens and "Old California" style ranches, there's no shortage of one-of-a-kind options to tie the knot. San Diego weddings may be popular, but there are plenty of options to stand out from the crowd.


Legacy Cruises and Events

San Diego, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Unbeatable Skyline Views

All-Inclusive Packages

Luxury Furnishings

Fab Features: host your wedding on a 65-foot luxury yacht with a seasoned captain and dedicated crew at your service • expansive 360-degree views of San Diego Bay from the upper deck and an enclosed lower deck with a dance floor • integrated state-of-the-art multimedia system for DJ and live music entertainment

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Japanese Friendship Garden

San Diego, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Balboa Park Location

Authentic Japanese Gardens

Private Get-Ready Room

Fab Features: tucked away in historic Balboa Park, the garden’s lush trees and tall bamboo provide a uniquely intimate event space • authentic Japanese garden features include koi ponds, waterfalls, bonsai, cherry trees, and wisteria arbors • can accommodate everything from minimonies to grand celebrations in a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Rooftop Terrace

Historic Architecture

Rental Fees Support the Museum's Mission

Fab Features: historic landmark just minutes from downtown with stunning architecture inside and out • rental venue options include the versatile Atrium, various galleries and exhibitions, and a spectacular rooftop terrace • neat perks like access to exhibits during cocktail hour, a childcare room, and unlimited site visits

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Vistonian

Vista, CA

Venue Superpowers:

DIY-friendly

In-house Brewing Co.

Ample Natural Light

Fab Features: beautifully renovated wood beam warehouse with a getting-ready suite • fun built-ins like the beer & wine bar and DJ booth • great location includes picturesque photo ops just outside the venue, ample parking, and hotels nearby

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings

Carlsbad, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Fresh, Contemporary Style

Indoor/Outdoor

Event Planning Experts

Fab Features: fresh and whimsical indoor/outdoor coastal retreat • this secluded spot boasts a bistro-lit patio, a Grand Ballroom with a vaulted ceiling, wood beams, 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: $ • $$
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California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Innovatively Designed Arts & Cultural Center

Museum Sculpture Garden

Grand Concert Hall

Fab Features: dramatic ceremonies on-stage or al-fresco in the Lyric Courtyard • romantic ballroom for large receptions or a swanky intimate soirée • full-service dining & banquet services


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

San Diego, CA

Venue Superpowers:

Little Italy Hotspot

City and Sea Views

Custom-Crafted Menus

Fab Features: fabulous first-class restaurant in the heart of Little Italy bathed in natural light • coastal-inspired interior opens onto an airy patio with views of the city and sea • the patio's walls of greenery and glass roof keep the vibes fresh and sophisticated

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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The Condor's Nest Ranch

Pala, CA

Venue Superpowers:

"Old California" Style

Panoramic Vistas

Poolside Receptions

Fab Features: wonderful ranch estate set in a classic San Diego back-country landscape • perched above the spectacular Pala Valley, with views 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: $ • $$
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