Pala Mesa Resort 2001 Old Highway 395 • Fallbrook • California 92028

Pala Mesa Resort

2001 Old Highway 395
Fallbrook, California 92028

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
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The best part about Pala Mesa Resort is that the more you explore it, the more you love it—especially for weddings. Boasting one of the most beautiful and photogenic ceremony sites around, it’s sure to make a lasting impression on friends and family.

First of all, the grounds are lovely, as befits a property with one of the highest-rated golf courses in San Diego County. And the peaked-roof clubhouse with its walls of glass is a cool, timeless example of California Modern design. But what lies just beyond makes this venue a total standout: Perched high above their woodsy, hillside accommodations, is the dramatic Garden Pavilion. This expansive terrace exudes romantic appeal with a panorama of lush trees and flowering plants surrounding a 30-foot waterfall cascading over boulders. Taking center stage is a spectacular, stone pillared, red-roofed Bell Tower. It all feels as if you’ve just stumbled upon an exotic setting in the middle of a forest clearing. Best of all, once you’ve exchanged vows, you and your spouse can declare your union by ringing the 700-pound Mission bell … or, as one couple did, train your dog to jump up and pull the bell rope for you!

Following this “YouTube-worthy” moment, take a short walk up a winding path to the Cliff Terrace, an equally magical locale with an indoor/outdoor feel. Have cocktails al fresco, then dinner and dancing inside the gracefully arched tent, where one end opens to a rushing waterfall and the other to a patio with fire pit. Crystal chandeliers and billowing fabric add an ethereal ambiance to the entire space.

Steps away, there’s a smaller bell tower that’s great for more intimate ceremonies or stunning photos, as well as the colorful Bella Garden and nearby landscaped bridge. Or you can go from “I do” to first dance in the clubhouse itself. Start with a hearthside ceremony in the Fireside Room, then celebrate in the light-filled Sunroom, which opens to a patio overlooking the golf course. There’s even a ballroom for a more traditional, formal reception.

The food here is fabulous, so why not extend your event with a rehearsal or welcome dinner and farewell brunch? Their restaurant, Aqua Terra—so popular with locals—has private dining areas and an extensive menu that includes meat, fish and vegetarian favorites, expertly prepared. You’ll find this same care and service in their catering options, as well as an on-site team dedicated to helping you plan every aspect of your wedding weekend. With activities that range from private golf parties and in-room massages to tennis, hiking, swimming, hot-air ballooning and even antiquing in town, you and your guests will definitely want to turn this party into a destination getaway.


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The 2022 Inclusive Wedding Package includes:

  • 5-hour event with prime, outdoor ceremony + reception venues
  • Champagne welcome
  • Hosted 3-hour soft bar
  • Cheese grazing table
  • Dinner Buffet
  • Late-night snack
  • Dressing suite
  • Honeymoon overnight stay

    125 guests for $25,000 - no hidden fees: This is the inclusive price!

This promotional package is available if you book by March 31, 2022. Please contact the wedding specialists for details,, 760/477-7240.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,000/event
  • Venue fees start at $3,000 and include:

    • Choice of ceremony + reception site
    • Ceremony set with white garden chairs, fruit-infused water stations, and complimentary parking/guest shuttle
    • 1-hour ceremony rehearsal
    • Dressing suite
    • Chiavari chairs, tables, cocktail seating, fire pit, and wooden teak bars
    • Complimentary cake cutting
    • Coffee & tea station
    • Honeymoon suite for the wedding night
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $80/person and up
  • Plated dinner packages range $80–100/person for tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a 2-course dinner. Hosted bar packages are additional and priced by the hour, ranging from a 1-hour soft bar ($20/person) to a 5-hour elite brand bar ($64/person). Food & Beverage minimum ranges $12,000-25,000 depending on day of the week.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 400
Reception Seated 300 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The resort can accommodate 300 seated and 400 standing indoors and 300 seated and 400 standing outdoors.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly
  • Honeymoons Details

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily. Call or email for details.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Conference Center
  • Garden
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Resort / Spa
  • Retreat
  • Ballroom

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Waterfall

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot, on street
Accommodations: 133 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: fountain, garden, landscaped grounds, waterfall; panorama of fairways, hills and mountains
Other: grand piano


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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