Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue

The Estancia La Jolla wedding venue provides couples getting married in San Diego with an intimate hacienda setting. Perfect for whimsical and romantic garden weddings, this gorgeous hotel property has a number of idyllic venues surrounded with greenery and laid back Spanish-style architecture.

Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Hacienda at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Portrait Locations at Estancia La Jolla

Portraits tend to be just as important to my couples as the candid moments. Trust me when I say there are no shortages of backdrops at Estancia La Jolla. From utilizing the gardens to the hacienda settings to the open lawns, I could spend hours photographing couples here!

Hacienda at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Garden roses at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom portrait with Pink peach violet and white bridal bouquet, Wedding at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Hacienda at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Succulent pond, Bride and groom at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
Bride in Catherine Deane gown at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin ELizabeth Photography
 

The Olive Lawn

One of the two ceremony sites, the Olive Lawn is a 1,600 square foot lawn that faces a row of trees and a beautiful weathered well. Up to 130 guests may be seated on the lawn for a ceremony, which is always backlit by the sun so it’s lighting is always so soft and beautiful.

Olive Lawn at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography 
Even on overcast days like the one below, the site is still so dreamy and romantic!

Wedding ceremony on the Olive Lawn at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin ELizabeth Photography 

The Garden Courtyard

The larger of the two ceremony sites, the Garden Courtyard has double the space of the Olive Lawn. Whether you have a larger guest count or like the idea of being elevated a few steps about your guests, this space would be perfect for your ceremony. On one end you see the white arch and stairs and on the other end, the view looks toward a fountain. The entire courtyard is completely surrounded by trees and guest rooms.

Garden Courtyard at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Garden Courtyard at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Garden Courtyard at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Pink peach and white floral installation over an archway with ghost chairs, Wedding at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Bride and groom portrait with Pink peach violet and white bridal bouquet, Wedding at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
Rose quartz velvet linen table with orange glassware and marble dinnerware, Pink peach violet and white floral arrangement, Wedding at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin Elizabeth Photography
 

Estancia La Jolla Ballrooms

Depending on your guest count and budget, Estancia La Jolla offers two reception spaces to choose from. The first (pictured below) is the Grande Room, which can hold up to 180 guests. It has textured white walls and mirrors and is a great clean and modern space. The other option is the La Jolla Ballroom that can hold 420 guests and has carpet flooring instead of hardwood.

Grande Room Ballroom at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth PhotographyGrande Room Ballroom at Estancia La Jolla Wedding Venue - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

My Work at Estancia La Jolla

To view the weddings I’ve photographed at Estancia, click any of the blog posts below!

Al Fresco Wedding at Estancia La Jolla | A Lively Summer Celebration

Samantha and Aron’s wedding at Estancia La Jolla originally was set for 2020 but Covid meant they had to postpone to 2021. After many years of planning, their beautiful al fresco celebration finally had its debut. At Estancia, they chose to marry on the Olive Lawn and dine on the Garden Courtyard. The Wedding Morning […]

Classic and Timeless Estancia La Jolla Wedding

Last year, I met Mallory and Damian at their Balboa Park engagement session. The next time I would see them was at their Estancia La Jolla wedding this fall. I can hardly express how much of a delight they both are. Positive, bubbly, always grateful, and inspiringly kind, Mallory and Damian set the bar very […]

Colorful and Whimsical Wedding at Estancia La Jolla on 100 Layer Cake

Exciting news for today’s beautiful wedding editorial. 100 Layer Cake published this colorful and whimsical wedding at Estancia La Jolla, a stunning editorial designed by Simply Gorgeous Events. No shortage of color exists in this gem of a shoot. Plus, the most fabulous ceremony floral installation from the Dainty Lion will blow you away!   […]


Ceremony vows in front of Pink peach and white floral installation over an archway with ghost chairs, Wedding at Estancia La Jolla, Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Contact Estancia La Jolla

To inquire about hosting your wedding at Estancia La Jolla, please call 858-964-6615 or email EstanciaSales@EstanciaLaJolla.com. You may also view their wedding brochure here. Ask for a tour and enjoy walking through the stunning grounds of the property!