North County San Diego Wedding Venues (2017 Master List)
You could marry in a San Diego alley, and it’d still manage to be beautiful because it’s San Diego. Even so, we’re willing to bet that tying the knot dumpster-adjacent is not in the wedding plan, so instead, we offer you some of our favorite, most beautiful wedding spots available in North County. These amazing places feature stunning views, gorgeous landscapes, or something extra special to make your wedding day surpass all expectations.
You can’t go wedding-celebration-wrong at one of these San Diego wedding venues:
Estancia Del Sol
- Website: Estancia Del Sol
Fairmont Grand Del Mar
This exceptional resort property near Del Mar offers several event spaces for weddings with 30 to 600 guests. What do you want your wedding to be? Open air? In a chapel? On a terrace? Amidst the trees? In a ballroom? Fairmont Grand Del Mar can probably give it to you. Not to mention, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is a triple five-star resort with Mediterranean styling, an award-winning spa, championship golf course, luxury restaurants, and bustling nightclubs, so your guests will never have a dull moment should they choose to make a trip out of attending your event.
- Website: Fairmont Grand Del Mar
- Website: Normandy Estate
If you are looking for a private beachfront estate wedding venue that you can rent for a few days or even the entire week of your wedding, then you should consider Paradise Shores estate in Carlsbad, California. Paradise Shores is located right on the lagoon with its own private beach offering 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms and 3 levels. Ceremonies can be held beachside, cocktail hour poolside, and casual beach reception can be held right on the sand. Have a beach party welcome reception or rehearsal dinner or even a farewell brunch. Rent Stand up Paddleboards or paddle boats right next door and keep your guests entertained all week.
- Website: Paradise Shores Estate
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Another Mediterranean-inspired five-star, award-winning resort, this one in Rancho Santa Fe, makes our list as one of the most beautiful properties for a North County wedding. Recently remodeled, Rancho Valencia shines on 45 acres of lush green gardens and olive groves and offers varied landscapes for any size wedding. Some amazing location choices include the croquet lawn, the Sunrise Room and Terrace, and a rose garden. Whether you're looking at a space for 30 guest or 500, Rancho Valencia aims to please right down to hot-air-balloon landings and horse-and-carriage riding off into the sunset.
- Website: Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
- Website: Hidden Castle
Ethereal Open Air Resort
- Website: Ethereal Open Air Resort
L'Auberge Del Mar
What's more quintessential San Diego than a seaside wedding? L'Auberge specializes in oceanfront weddings it hosts at a variety of its venues that overlook the Pacific. Don't even get us started on the photo opps. And if you need a little planning help? Consult the resort's Director of Romance. Located in the Village of Del Mar, L'Auberge is close to restaurants, shops, and entertainment for guests, although we're guessing most people won't want to leave this spectacular property for even one second.
- Website: L'Auberge Del Mar
- Website: Pinnacle Point
Green Gables Estate
If you're a vintage, woodsy wedding person, Green Gables is calling you, so pick up the phone. This historic landmark estate dating back to 1889 features English gardens, a tented pavilion draped in chiffon and thousands of draped twinkling lights making your wedding a mystical wonderland. And get this: there are wooden garden gazebos, fountains, and forests. If exclusive (Green Gables is completely secluded), ambient, and elegant are your things, check this estate out pronto.
- Website: Green Gables Estate
If you're looking for an intimate, zen venue, The Sanctuary might be your spot. A water-theme-inspired modern retreat in Rancho Santa Fe, The Sanctuary's lush landscape boasts water features, including a pool that would be beautiful lit for a night wedding, and an outdoor layout designed to mimic the flow of a running river. The peaceful vibe extends to the estate's interior with its exotic wood floors, ample natural light, and stone fireplaces. Host an indoor/outdoor wedding for up to 200 guests, or just bliss out in the park-like backyard with its gardens and shade trees. The Sanctuary's nearby equestrian trails are the perfect backdrop for nature-loving couples and all 3.7 acres of the estate say, "exquisite wedding venue."
- Website: The Sanctuary
La Jolla Modern
- Website: La Jolla Modern
Villa La Jolla
- Website: Villa La Jolla