Reception And Ceremony Locations: Great Wedding Sites In San Diego

San Diego offers the most beautiful sites in America, if not the world, to get married both indoors and outdoors.

San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.Located on the Pacific coast, it is laid out on a gorgeous landscape featuring mountains, exotic flowers and trees, and the Pacific Ocean.This combination of things makes San Diego the perfect wedding paradise.Because San Diego has splendid weather almost year round, an outdoor wedding must be considered.There are countless parks and beaches that offer wedding services and here are just a few:

Balboa Park

Back in 1868, the 1400 acres that Balboa Park inhabits was an enormous space for the then 2,300 residents.As the San Diego population grew in numbers, residents fought to protect it as a special oasis of beauty near the heart of downtown and it remains the largest cultural area west of the Mississippi River.Wedding site favorites include The Prado, with its beautiful tiles and fountains and the Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden, with over 180 varieties of roses found in 2,400 rose bushes.You can check for availability and get a wedding permit online.

La Jolla Wedding Bowl

Also known as Cuvier Park, the Wedding Bowl is located on the coastline of the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, a suburb of San Diego.While it doesn't offer space for a large wedding (the party limit is 40), it offers breathtaking scenery and a secluded feeling for a perfect intimate ceremony. Receptions, however, are not allowed on site.You may receive a permit by contacting San Diego Park and Recreation As wonderful as San Diego weather is, many couples opt for a more elegant, romantic indoor setting for their wedding day.Take a look at these historic spots for lovers:

Hotel Del Coronado

Ranked as America's number one wedding destination by the Travel Channel, the Hotel Del Coronado is truly a romantic spot for couples looking to exchange vows.Affectionately known as Hotel Del by locals, the hotel has been a favorite of presidents, kings and celebrities alike since 1891.Depending on the size of the wedding party, the Hotel Del can accommodate between 350 and 800 guests in venues such as the Garden Patio, the Crown Room and the Ballroom.The hotel is located on the beachfront, providing an excellent location for after wedding photos.

L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa

The L'Auberge Del Mar Resort and Spa allows you to marry with a spectacular sunset on your face and the ocean breeze at your back.The L'Auberge is such a popular destination for weddings; they have their own Director of Romance to help you plan your event with eleven different locations around the resort available for your special day. If a traditional wedding site it not for you, San Diego offers plenty of unique options.


Love dolphins, penguins, sharks, whales and everything aquatic?SeaWorld San Diego is the perfect wedding location for you.SeaWorld is able to accommodate anywhere between 75 and 20,000 wedding guests and definitely makes for a memorable, extraordinary wedding day.Check for more information on wedding planning.

Hot Air Balloon

Every weekend, colorful hot air balloons fill the sky of San Diego along the coast.If you don't mind a small wedding in a little space, you can get married in a hot air balloon while enjoying the scenic view of San Diego and the majestic ocean.

Star of India

The Star of India is the oldest active sailing ship in the world.Built in 1863, it is permanently docked in San Diego and offers an exceptionally beautiful location for a wedding event.The wedding would be held at the helm of the Captain's Deck and can accommodate up to 80 guests.Reception facilities are also available.As you can see, no matter where you decide to get married, San Diego offers plenty of options for every taste.

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