Rancho Bernardo Inn 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive • San Diego • California 92128


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Rancho Bernardo Inn has so many spectacular sites for ceremonies, receptions, and photo ops that even the most ardent romantics among us could renew their vows yearly and still find unique spots they hadn't seen before. This 280-acre resort melds its California Rancho history with modern amenities to create a four-star retreat without a hint of stuffiness. So whether you want a wedding that's posh or one that's casual and relaxed, you can host it here and feel pampered in the process.

A beautiful place to start is the Aragon Lawn, an expansive, fairy-tale garden lushly bordered by white roses and trees, where a long center aisle leads to a trellised arbor. Afterwards, serve cocktails and dinner on the adjacent Aragon Terrace, replete with more signature white roses. The terrace wraps around to reveal another grape arbor that's perfect for a sun-dappled reception—there's also an outdoor fireplace to provide a warm glow in the evening. If you prefer a more formal affair, start with cocktails in the Aragon Foyer where arched glass doors open to the terrace, then follow with dinner and dancing in the stately Aragon Ballroom, which boasts honey-toned walls, a high ceiling, and gorgeous pendant chandeliers.

There are several other intimate ceremony sites—including the North and Valencia Lawns—that feature arbors, white roses, or even a dramatic stone backdrop. But if you want sweeping views of the 18-hole championship golf course, check out The Promenade, a brick courtyard with 180-degree fairway panoramas.

Santiago Courtyard is a must-see, partly because of its graceful olive trees and hacienda feel, but mainly because of its magnificent Italian fountain, a centerpiece that truly says "amore": A pair of stone-carved lovers, gazing adoringly at each other, stand above a stunning mosaic waterfall gently cascading into a sculpted pool. This courtyard has an adjacent ballroom, making it easy to flow right into your reception.

Both of the Inn's restaurants are ideal for a rehearsal dinner, pre- or post-wedding brunch, or memorable meal anytime. Menus at the sophisticated AVANT highlight the best that Wine Country cuisine has to offer, showcasing the freshest, locally sourced ingredients—including produce from the on-property garden. Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant, which is inspired by the olive trees, gardens, and villas that dot the Mediterranean coastline, has a sensational patio—complete with outdoor fireplaces and fire pits—that overlooks the rolling fairways.

Frankly, there's so much to love at Rancho Bernardo Inn that we suggest taking a tour. And while you're here, why not stop by The Spa. It's never too early for a little pre-wedding indulgence, and their seasonal Made Fresh Daily treatments are created in-house with ingredients that cleanse the body and nourish the soul.

Rancho Bernardo Inn truly is a venue that caters to all your senses. Between the breathtaking golf course views, award-winning services, and fabulous wedding and dining facilities, you and your guests will have so many reasons to stay.


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Book your wedding within one month of your tour, and receive:

  • Complimentary premium room for the wedding couple for wedding night, with an upgrade to a Suite based on availability one month prior
  • Complimentary overnight parking and waived resort fee for room blocks (minimum 30 rooms per night, 2-night minimum)
  • Complimentary spa service for one member of the couple, along with a 10% discount for additional spa goers
  • Complimentary round of golf for one, along with a preferred rate for additional golfers
  • 10% food & beverage discount on pre/post-wedding activities (rehearsal dinner, welcome event, brunch, etc.)

Offer not valid on previously contracted weddings. Some restrictions & blackout dates apply.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–3,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $120–170/person
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 1000 750
Cocktails, etc. Standing 1150 300
Reception Seated 840 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 840.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel holds 1,000 seated guests indoors and 750 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site accommodates 840 seated or 1,150 standing guests indoors and 200 seated or 300 standing outdoors.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

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

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Conference Center
  • Garden
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Resort / Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Hills
  • Lake
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Pool Area
  • Waterfall

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house, or BYO ethnic caterer with approval
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: 287 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: fountain, garden, hills, lake, landscaped grounds, mountains, pool area, waterfall
Other: spa, golf restaurants, café


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: full in-house bar
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK indoors only
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required


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