San Diego Wedding Venues

July 24, 2020

San Diego Wedding Venues : Where do you get married in San Diego?

Hello Friend! I’m Dennis Mock a San Diego Wedding Photographer. Recently photograph fabulous weddings and events at these top San Diego Wedding Venues.

I’ve had so many people ask me what venues are nice, because they just didn’t know where to start looking! There are SO many great venues in San Diego, but today I’m going to share some of my favorites! I’ll show one of my favorite photos from each venue, then link to the Website.


Looking for a place to get married in San Diego, California? Here they are in no particular order:

With award-winning gardens and hacienda-style architecture, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is celebrated for its personalized service and unparalleled beauty. Choose one of San Diego’s best outdoor and indoor wedding venues for both the day you say “I do” and all the special celebrations in the weeks leading up to it.

Website: Estancia La Jolla Hotel Weddings

bride and groom happy just married at La Jolla wedding

Darlington House is a beautiful space to host weddings and other events any day of the week. Your guests will enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of the elegantly furnished house and lushly landscaped gardens. Only one event is held each day, so you and your guests can receive all of the special attention you deserve.

Our Egyptian Patio holds up to 120 seated guests for ceremonies. The Rose Garden can seat a maximum of 200 guests for a ceremony or at tables for receptions


7441 Olivetas Avenue, La Jolla, California 92037. Call us: 858- 454-7625.

bride getting ready with long blowing veil for her wedding at the Darlington House La Jolla in San Diego



3. Omni La Costa Hotel,

With award-winning gardens and hacienda-style architecture, Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is celebrated for its personalized service and unparalleled beauty. Choose one of San Diego’s best outdoor and indoor wedding venues for both the day you say “I do” and all the special celebrations in the weeks leading up to it.



bride and groom exchange rings and vows during ceremony at the Omni La Costa wedding in Carlsbad CA

couples first dance at the Omni La Costa spa and resort . Dennis mock photo

4. The Arbor in Presidio Park

Located on the top of the hill between Presidio Drive and Cosoy Way, The Arbor is a popular site for weddings, memorial services and other small ceremonies. It is one of the best places to visit in Presidio Park. There is a semi-covered walkway and a picnic table nearby.

The Arbor is located between Presidio Drive and Cosoy Way. Take Interstate 8 to the Taylor Street exit. Head west on Taylor Street and turn left onto Presidio Drive. Follow Presidio Drive up the hill to Cosoy Way. There is some street parking and also a small parking lot near the Serra Museum.

Note: This popular wedding site is available to permit six months in advance



The Arbor in Presidio Park,



5. La Valencia Hotel,

With picturesque ocean views of La Jolla’s coastline, La Valencia Hotel has been an iconic San Diego wedding venue for more than 90 years. From the romantic garden to the newly refreshed oceanview ballroom, La Valencia has been a venue treasured for generations. Choose one of our distinctive outdoor and indoor wedding venues as the perfect backdrop and let our attentive team ensure that your most cherished day is also your most memorable.



6. Martin Johnson House,

Make You​rself at Home in La Jolla’s Most Charming Oceanfront Venue

The Martin Johnson House is a historic oceanfront cottage nestled under lush cypress trees with breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline.

Built in 1916, the rustic cottage was one of the earliest additions to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus. Once used as a home for Scripps professors and their families, the refurbished cottage and grounds now offer a charming coastal setting ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Website: martin johnson house la jolla

San Diego wedding ceremony over looking La Jolla California

Bride and groom first dance at La Jolla Scripps Cottage in La Jolla


7. Coronado Island Marriott Resort,

Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa is a waterfront hotel and wedding venue in Coronado, California. With incredible views of the San Diego skyline and Coronado Bridge. Located 15 minutes from San Diego International Airport and within minutes from the Gaslamp District and Balboa Park, the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa is fantastic for year-round weddings.


8. The Prado at Balboa Park,

Located in San Diego, California, the Prado at Balboa Park is a historic wedding venue that has the feel of another time and place. The building and its adjoining grounds demonstrate exquisite elements of Latin-inspired design. This sophisticated venue offers an enchanting setting for a special wedding event.

Website: the prado balboa park weddings


9. Rancho Santa Fe Country Club,

Nestled in the center of the historic and prestigious community of Rancho Santa Fe, our private Golf Club is available to homeowners within the boundaries of the Rancho Santa Fe Covenant. Our Max Behr designed golf course first opened in 1929 and is the original home of the Crosby Clambake, it has been recognized as one of the top 100 walking courses in America and described by a number of golf course architects as a rare blend of challenge and playability.




crazy beautiful wedding reception as just married couple walked hand in hand to their San Diego wedding party

rancho santa fe country club reception room by Dennis mock photographer

10. Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines,

Your wedding day is about beauty and romance. It is about love and being loved. Come make the moment count at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, set in “The Jewel” of Southern California’s coastline.

Our specialists will transform your wedding day into an extraordinary occasion, from tantalizing catering selections to romantic champagne toasts. Say “I do” overlooking the brilliant blue Pacific. Dance your first dance amid the glamour of our ballrooms.



11. Venues Liberty Station,

VENUES Liberty Station is a historic wedding venue in San Diego, California. This venue, located on 28 acres of gorgeous land that was formerly a Naval training center, provides a romantic, picturesque ambiance for your wedding or special event. With beautifully restored buildings and a wonderful landscape, VENUES Liberty Station is a great option for a San Diego wedding.


WEBSITE: venues liberty station weddings

Venues Liberty Station Marine Wedding in San Diego

12. Mt. Woodson Castle in Ramona,

Mt. Woodson Castle is a historic wedding venue in Ramona, California, located at the base of Mt. Woodson.

This mansion venue was built in 1921 and has been fully restored to be a unique, rustic and all-inclusive wedding venue.

WESBITE: http://mtwoodsoncastle.comMt. Woodson Castle in Ramona,

13. The Wood Shed in Vista

The Wood Shed is a unique wedding venue nestled in beautiful Vista, California. This property is located in a business park, offering a fantastic contemporary design that is sure to impress your guests. Owned and run by Booze Brothers Brewing Company, the venue reflects all of things the customers love about their tasting room: tons of greenery, custom light fixtures, ornate wooden walls, and delicious craft beer with the addition of wine.



14. The Flower Fields in Carlsbad,

Available year-around, our garden and barn wedding venue is one of the most impressive in San Diego County. The lush greenery, colorful array of different flower gardens, and other impressive outdoor whimsical backdrops entice so many couples and event planners across the country for their weddings, events and corporate functions. During the blooming season (March-May), The Flower Fields blooms with millions of ranunculus flowers.


The Flower Fields  5704 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad, CA 92008  760.431.0352


couple embrace and kiss as the Mexican mariachi play at their Carlsbad, California wedding held at the Flower Fields

15. La Jolla Country Club


La Jolla Country Club is a private club and all private events held at the Club must be hosted or sponsored by a member. Members and their guests can sit back, relax when hosting a special event at the Club, and let the culinary and event experts at La Jolla Country Club handle all the details of the special event. Choose from four different rooms – each with their own magnificent view of the stunning Pacific Ocean, the village of La Jolla or our beautifully manicured golf course.

colorful portrait wall of groom and his son


16. San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo & Safari Park is a wedding venue situated in San Diego, California. With options for getting married to views of rhinos, giraffes, and gazelles in the distance, your day will be so special. Ideal for animal and nature lovers alike, this zoo can host your one-of-a-kind celebration.




Looking for a place to get married in San Diego, California?  Love these wedding venues so much !!!

Dennis Mock is a documentary wedding photographer serving San Diego, La Jolla, Coronado, Del Mar, Coronado, Temecula, Palm Springs, Orange County and beyond  !!!

He can be reach at 858-722-5573