Whether you dream of a Beach or a Historic Park Wedding, a sailboat wedding or a hot air balloon wedding, San Diego is one of the most beautiful wedding destinations and every year many couples come here to tie the knot. The city offers an extensive menu of events, unique accommodations, many attractions and excitement for guests and something for every taste. Of course, the weather is always a plus, who wouldn’t want a lot of warmth during their special weekend. San Diego indeed is Southern California’s most accessible cities for Destination Weddings.
Getting to San Diego
There are a few ways to enter San Diego, the International Airport being an obvious option. If you plan to arrive at San Diego International Airport, you will find yourself in the heart of the city from the moment you land and from there it is only a short drive to reach any of the wonderful destinations in North San Diego. Palomar airport also accepts many arrivals making the drive to the North region even shorter.
First, you need to decide what type of venue you like? While choosing a venue, you need to keep a few things in mind like keeping the location easily accessible. A central location is always helpful and near locations where most of your guests are staying. Also, it is very important to have some entertainment or tourist destinations around for your guests. Weddings are special and they should be memorable for you as well as your guests. Here are few beautiful venues that can host a wedding and are truly memorable and unique
- Bernardo Winery
- Maderas Golf Club
- Rancho Bernardo Inn
- Birch Aquarium at Scripps
- Vintana Wine + Dine
- California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Not sure where to begin?, Stephanie Rose Events can come be the perfect wedding planner. From personalizing décor, to planning for uncooperative weather, to returning your guest’s coat left behind, Stephanie Rose Events will leave nothing to chance. They obsess so you don’t have to. Also, we would highly recommend Tailored Desserts for their wedding desserts and cakes.
Where to stay
We would definitely recommend staying close by the places you want to see in San Diego. First decide your tourist attraction and then find a place near it. For example: Miramar has many beer tasting rooms and if you are a Beer lover, you can find a place nearby. Your Wedding Planner can help you make the best decision. Also, San Diego is known for locations with beautiful ambiance, like Pala Casino Resort & Spa, Casino Pauma and Harrah’s Resort Southern California. They are Casino resorts with some of the best spa facilities in the region and you can have some fun and relax while being pamperedhere in San Diego.
Your guest list will most likely be smaller for destination weddings. Many of your guests will come only for the destination you pick. You need to be prepared with information to provide them on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat.
An idea that your guests will love is to create a welcome basket with a few goodies as well as an itinerary or suggestions on what to do in the area. If your budget permits, you can add discount tickets or entry tickets to a few tourist locations like San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Casino’s or La Jolla Playhouse.
Planning a Honeymoon?
Whether you plan for Europe, Africa, Australia or North America, award-winning travel advisor and a Master Cruise Counselor, Bitsy Clayton can help you plan your trip in the most successful way. Bitsy Clayton offers vacations and cruise packages to many destinations and she offers her clients special benefits and amenities. When you book through Clayton Vacations, you are eligible to receive upgrades on arrival, complimentary breakfasts, early check-ins/late check-outs, pool and spa access, exclusive VIP restaurant, and bar access, and resort credits depending on the hotel. Do you love cruising? Enjoy access to Virtuoso Voyages®, which means shipboard credits, dedicated onboard hosts, exclusive cocktail reception and more. It’s a way of saying, Hello exclusivity!