Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa 5480 Grand Pacific Drive • Carlsbad • CA 92008


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Blessed with cool ocean breezes and even cooler ocean views, this luxury resort is perched on a verdant seaside bluff minutes from a particularly lovely stretch of the California coast. It's the ideal setting for a relaxing wedding weekend: enjoy well-deserved pampering at their Ocean Pearl Spa, sip a cocktail at 20/Twenty, their casually chic restaurant, or just chill on the beach.
  • A dramatic staircase leads to the secluded Ocean Blue Lawn, where you can l say "I do" against a panorama of the shimmering sea. Or, opt for the expansive, palm-shaded Pacific Lawn, which unrolls towards a circular patio adorned with a magnificent magnolia tree—its spreading branches create a stunning natural backdrop for exchanging vows.
  • Elegant receptions take place in the Sunset and Grand Pacific Ballrooms, each outfitted with light-filled foyers and sweeping, columned terraces that afford sunset and starlit vistas. The Palm Courtyard, which overlooks the garden and pool, is a wonderful al fresco option. Either way, you'll be treated to expert, creative cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients.


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Extend your wedding celebration through the weekend with a brunch buffet! Pricing is $135/person and includes:

  • Champagne toast
  • Coffee station
  • Fresh pressed juices
  • Assortment of local fruit and berries
  • Selection of pastries and cheeses
  • Smoked salmon display, Crab Benedict, roasted flank steak
  • And more!

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $1,500–3,000/event
  • Ceremony packages vary depending on space reserved and include:

    • 1-hour rehearsal and 2-hour use of the ceremony space
    • Use of dressing rooms
    • Chair setup
    • Gift and guest book table
    • Fruit infused water
    • Microphone and speaker for the officiant
    • Complimentary parking
Package Prices
  • $145–195/person
  • All packages include:

    • Butler-passed hors d'oeuvres
    • 1-hour premium well hosted bar
    • Plated or buffet-style dinner
    • Sparkling wine or cider toast
    • Wedding cake cutting and service
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 900 900
Cocktails, etc. Standing 1000 1000
Reception Seated 600 600
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 900.

CEREMONY & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 900 seated guests indoors and outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 600 seated or 1,000 standing indoors or outdoors.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Conference Center
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Resort / Spa
  • Retreat
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Restaurant
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Canyon
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area
  • Valley

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: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided, more CBA
Parking: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: 208 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: panoramic coastal views from Carlsbad’s highest point


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: non-smoking
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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