Featured Wedding Venues in San Diego, CA

These featured wedding venues in San Diego provide stunning backdrops for inspiring wedding photography. San Diego really is a city with something for everyone, whether you favor a mysterious, unique location that’s sure to get your guests talking, or a luxurious estate venue that will see you treated like royalty.

Reception table with textured ivory linen, blush mauve velvet chairs, golden taper candles, golden plates and flatware, and lush centerpieces with mauve, ivory, and melon roses with greenery. Honey and Beekeeper Inspired Wedding at Rancho Valencia on film by Cavin Elizabeth Photography 

Rancho Valencia

Rancho Valencia will provide the most enchanting setting for any wedding. Whether you want your special day to be an intimate affair with just your nearest and dearest invited, or an opulent party for up to 250 guests, Rancho Valencia will be able to cater for you.

It proves to be the perfect venue for outdoor weddings, and the croquet lawn, sunrise room and terrace, rose garden, terrace ballroom and patio and valencia lawn have all provided previous couples with a stunning location for them to say their vows.

Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is able to both host and accommodate up to 350 guests, so it’s perfect for those couples who want the party to go on way into the night. It lies nestled within an enchanted village of its own, which includes 21 luxury cottages and guest rooms for your guests to sleep after a magical day.

The Inn also has an onsite wedding professional who will work with you to ensure every last detail is just as you dreamed of. Whether you require a relaxed wedding with a bohemian style, featuring flowers and candles and a buffet people can visit as they please, or a more formal affair complete with sit down dinner, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe will be able to cater for your needs.

Upper Lawn at Weddings at The Inn At Rancho Santa Fe, Film photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

The Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort is one of San Diego’s premier wedding locations, popular with couples who are able to pull out all the stops for their wedding. If you’re looking for a location that will provide you with dramatic background vistas and stunning Mediterranean architecture, the Grand Del Mar resort is sure to impress!

It’s located within the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, a naturally beautiful area which makes for truly stunning photographs. There’s also never more than one wedding on site each day here, so you can rest assured your wedding will be treated as a truly unique occasion by all the staff, who will fine tune every detail to create an exquisite, unique experience for you and your guests. The Grand Del Mar is also perfect for wedding parties that require a far higher capacity space, as it’s able to cater for very large numbers of people.

White sweetheart table with mauve pink velvet chairs with white centerpiece under Aria lawn pavilion at the Grand Del Mar, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

L’Auberge Del Mar

If you’ve always dreamed of a wedding on a Californian beach, then L’Auberge Del Mar is the perfect venue for you. L’Auberge Del Mar specializes in helping couples to create a beach wedding that they and their guests will remember for the rest of their lives, and is able to put together a package that includes one of many stunning wedding reception venues, a spa experience, and the most romantic seaside accommodation that San Diego has to offer.

L’Auberge Del Mar is able to accommodate up to 250 guests, and all of them are sure to be blown away by a ceremony that will feature a panoramic ocean backdrop and gorgeous sunset views.

Weddings at L'Auberge Del Mar - San Diego Film Photographer Cavin Elizabeth Photography

The Santaluz Club

The Santaluz Club is a private club that offers a gorgeous outdoor venue to accommodate an elegant yet relaxed Southern California wedding. A number of spaces are available, each featuring a Spanish-Colonial style. For receptions, the large Event Tent seats up to 250 and the garden Courtyard can fit 120 people.

For ceremonies, the Golfer’s Lawn offers stunning views of the rolling hills and properties surrounding the Santaluz Club. After the ceremony, guests typically gather on the Courtyard for drinks and appetizers before making their way to the Event Tent for the rest of the evening.

wedding reception tall centerpiece with white and green flowers at the Santaluz Club tented reception, Cavin Elizabeth Photography

Estancia La Jolla

Estancia La Jolla is a gorgeous hacienda-style hotel property in La Jolla. It’s abundance of greenery and earthy tones makes for the perfect garden wedding. Whether your wedding is luxury or more laid back and casual, this is your go-to venue for a garden wedding.

The Olive Lawn and the Garden Courtyard provide beautiful spaces for the ceremony, while the Grande Room and La Jolla Ballroom will host your guests for dinner, drinks, and dancing the night away! Whether you have 75 guests or 400, you’ll find the perfect space at Estancia La Jolla.

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

Photographing Wedding Venues in San Diego

I’ve photographed weddings all over the beautiful San Diego, helping couples create stunning imagery of their wedding day. If you have any questions about wedding venues in San Diego or would like advice on wedding venues that would work for you, send me a message!