Why You'll Love This Place
A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
Old World romance, rich history, and plenty of California charm are the hallmarks of this unique country club, nestled in a quiet valley of northern San Diego County. There are no "cookie cutter" weddings here—the staff delights in each couple's individual style and story, and is devoted to helping you use their uncommonly special spaces to create an event that feels exclusively "you".
You'll start your day in the exquisite Bridal Suite and Salon, where natural light streams through oversized, opulently draped windows, and two step-out balconies allow you to sneak a peek at the activities below. While you're prepping and making memories with your bridal party, the guys will be all set up in the Library, with its inviting club-style leather furniture, wood bar, and walls hung with antique maps.
The most extraordinary outdoor venue is referred to as "Provence Gardens" for the elaborate 18th-century French gates and pillars that mark its entrance. Along the garden's perimeter, you'll find viewing portals—stone half-walls and open window frames that hail from L'Orangerie in the south of France and date from the 1700s. The portals are favorite spots for photos, and add a pastoral, rustic feel to the space. Ceremonies are held beneath a wooden pergola with stone columns, and guests look on from a lawn area bordered by towering timbers. Not only do these stately sentinels create a striking effect, they've got a fascinating history, having been ordered in the 1780s by George Washington for the construction of naval ships. Graceful sails can be attached to the timbers to provide shade on sunny days.
Once you've said "I do", you can host an al fresco cocktail hour in the garden's Parkside setting, sheltered by mature native trees and lit by strings of market lights. You have the option to continue the evening here, or move to the expansive Driving Range, which accommodates large fêtes and can be tented if desired.
Indoor celebrations are held in the Mission Revival-style Clubhouse, which is reminiscent of a traditional Mediterranean abbey, with huge wood doors, soaring archways, and a pale stone exterior. The interior is just as stunning—the two-story ballroom is filled with incredible European-inspired details: an open-raftered ceiling, tiered wrought-iron candelabra chandeliers, delicate wall sconces, impressive tapestries, and an intricately carved wood fireplace that serves as a frame for your sweetheart table.
You'll have ultimate privacy at The Havens—only one wedding is held per day, and the areas you reserve will be closed to all club activities for the duration of your event. They also offer a huge array of enhancements to help personalize your party and round out your wedding weekend, including farm tables, antique furniture, golf outings, spa treatments from the pros at neighboring Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, and enticing late-night snacks. Warm, house-made mini donuts? Yes, please!
PRICES: What's this going to cost?
Rental fees include:
- 5-hour exclusive facility rental, plus a half-hour prior to transport guests and 3 hours prior for vendor setup
- Access to the bridal suite, salon, and library starting at 9am, with a designated server for the bridal party
- Provence Garden ceremony area set with white padded chairs, lemonade and fruited water station, tables for guest book/gifts, and to & from transportation for guests
- Facility coordinator to oversee day-of timeline and coordination, as well as pre-event planning and 1-hour ceremony rehearsal
- Dining tables & chairs, farm and accent tables, easels, dance floor, linens, china, flatware, glassware, servers & bartenders, and a tasting for four
- Fire pit, fireplace, and heaters on terraces
- Complimentary round of golf for two
- Complimentary self-parking
100-guest minimum; contact the venue for smaller events.
Meals (when priced separately)
All menu packages include hors d'oeuvres, salad, and entrées. Pricing varies based on menu selection, time of year, and space reserved.
Bar packages are additional and range $40-70/person for a 4-hour hosted bar. A consumption bar is also available.
Service Charge or Gratuity
|Total meeting capacity for this venue is 250.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility accommodates 550 seated guests outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site holds 250 seated or 350 standing guests indoors and 550 seated or 600 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces can seat up to 250 guests indoors.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
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Buildings & other settings available:
- Golf / Country Club
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Private Club
- Resort / Spa
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Fountain / Water Feature
- Lagoon / Pond
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: market lighting included
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: forest/wooded area, garden, landscaped grounds, golf course fairways
Other: grand piano, event coordination
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
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