San Diego has long been a destination for family vacations, romantic getaways, and trips with friends – bachelor and bachelorette parties included! – so it’s no surprise that San Diego wedding venues are at the top of the wedding-venue wish list for many brides and grooms across the United States and the world. With spectacular weather year-round, the surrounding areas of San Diego, including Carlsbad, Del Mar, and La Jolla, also offer dazzling natural beauty for your celebration, so don’t feel as though you need to choose wedding venues in San Diego proper. Even if you choose to say “I do” in one of the nearby cities, your wedding guests will still have an opportunity to visit La Jolla Cove, Mission Bay, downtown San Diego, and nearby Temecula wine country, all while enjoying the coastal towns that make San Diego so uniquely special.
Whether you're from Southern California, Northern California, or really, anywhere in the world, San Diego is a dream destination for your big day. Often named one of the top destination-wedding locations due to the nearly perfect weather year-round, sparkling ocean views, and ample palm trees that create a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding day, San Diego, CA is the ultimate location for a dreamy ceremony and reception. It’s also one of the best places to have an outdoor wedding, as a number of wedding venues in San Diego and the surrounding area provide gorgeous outdoor event spaces to host both a romantic ceremony and lively reception.
One of our favorite San Diego wedding venues is the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in nearby Carlsbad, CA – and now, it’s become even better! Of all the wedding venues in San Diego, this wedding venue is the newest – and who doesn’t want to be the first to experience all the new features all while creating one-of-a-kind social-media worthy photographs. The property just announced their grand reopening, following a recently completed $50+ million-dollar renovation of their public areas, guest rooms and suites, event spaces, and dining venues. Being the first resort of the Park Hyatt brand, the destination offers guests the luxury, service, and attention to detail that’s synonymous with the hotel group, but now, with even more amenities available. It’s truly a remarkable place!
Since the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort is also a golf club and spa, the wedding venue also provides exceptional activity options and plenty of accommodation choices for all of your guests, plus 83,000 square feet of flexible event space and a number of venues to choose from. Though they boast elegant grand ballrooms, the hotel/resort also offers impressive redefined outdoor spaces ideal for safe celebrations for an intimate guest list as well as larger upscale weddings.
Take a look at some of our favorite elements of the Park Hyatt Aviara, and find out why it's one of the most exciting new wedding venues in San Diego and the surrounding areas:
Whether you plan to exchange vows on property or want to visit for an engagement-moon, romantic getaway, bachelor or bachelorette party, or even your mini-moon or honeymoon, the newly redesigned Park Hyatt Aviara presents a thoughtful renovation of the guest rooms and suites, chef-curated restaurant and bar concepts, and of course, 83,000 square feet of upgraded event spaces. Past guests will be in awe of the new lobby entrance, spacious public areas, and new pool offerings for seven different outdoor aquatic experiences beloved by children and adults alike. Think: Posh cabanas, poolside fare, and even winding waterslides.
For more information on the elegant event spaces and the rest of the upgrades, take a look below:
With over 200 lush acres, the Park Hyatt Aviara is the ideal wedding venue for jaw-dropping outdoor weddings with plenty of picture-perfect photo backdrops throughout the big day. With so many options, it’s easy to host your welcome party, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and after-party all in one place with a different look for each of your events. With outdoor weddings becoming more and more popular with each passing year, brides and grooms will fall in love with the dream outdoor wedding venues on property.
If you desire a wedding ceremony with breathtaking views, you'll love The Gardens, an outdoor wedding venue composed of four parts that can be used together or individually. Complete with a stunning double grand staircase, which is a new addition to the property as part of the multi-million-dollar renovation, this wedding venue offers the opportunity for a memorable grand entrance for the bride.
One of the most picturesque outdoor wedding spaces in San Diego, this 19,822-square-foot venue features an exquisite manicured lawn and swaying palms, making it the perfect location to set the stage for unforgettable events of any type. Your wedding planner and vendors will love embellishing this beautiful resort venue during the planning process! Or, perhaps even honing in on its organic environment and selecting understated elements to complement the already exquisite design. No matter your bridal style, these lovely sprawling gardens are sure to check the list for any couple seeking an alfresco site.
If you're looking for a wedding venue with private estate-like charm, the Avalon features French doors leading to a delightful terrace furnished with a fireplace and mosaic tile fountain. The vibrant colorful details of this wedding venue makes for a beautiful photo backdrop featuring of the natural beauty of the location, which can be embellished with either neutral wedding décor or striking bold color schemes that complement the Spanish-inspired tiling. If you’re considering a European look with sleek style and elegant details, this may be the space for you!
To view some inspiration from wedding ceremonies and receptions at this San Diego wedding venue, take a look at photos from a real wedding:
With the rise in popularity of micro-weddings, the Palm Court wedding venue is a top choice for outdoor wedding events. With beautiful market lights, this terrace space located at The Gardens offers amazing views of the ocean and is a perfect spot for an intimate outdoor wedding. Surrounded by stately palms and coastal flora and foliage, the landscaping of the space alone will create a wonderful, semi-private environment to exchange vows with your closest friends and family in attendance.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue with a country club ambience, the Golf Clubhouse will be your perfect spot to exchange vows or host guests for a cocktail hour or reception. The 32,000-square-foot clubhouse features a wraparound terrace, as well as a bar, library, and steakhouse ideal for pre-wedding events with the guys – like an evening bachelor party celebration after a day spent on the golf course.
Located adjacent to the Golf Clubhouse, this lush outdoor wedding venue overlooks the 18th hole of the golf course at Aviara Golf Club. Surrounded by gardens and palm trees, this spot makes for a romantic ceremony space and a dream venue for both daytime celebrations and evening soirées since its sprawling grass area makes a beautiful canvas for any type of décor concept you envision.
With gourmet catering available to delight the palates of your wedding guests, there are also a number of restaurant options on property for loved ones to enjoy throughout the wedding weekend. Pacific Point – the all-new Lobby Bar – delivers a Pacific Rim-inspired menu in a setting offering breathtaking views of the sunset; Ponto Lago debuts later this fall with Baja California-inspired cuisine; and a brand-new dining venue opening in early 2021 with Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network television personality, restauranteur, author, and chef Richard Blais.
Even if your wedding guests are local to the area, they’ll want to book a room at the Park Hyatt Aviara to experience all the resort property has to offer. The new, spacious guest rooms and suites focus on residential-inspired luxury experiences, drawing inspiration from the remarkable natural landscape of the San Diego area.
Brides will also love getting ready for the big day in the lovely spaces, as the neutral, luxurious interior décor will be a picture-perfect backdrop for those can’t-miss getting ready photos with a glass of bubbly and bridesmaids dressed in cute matching robes. In fact, couples exchanging vows at Park Hyatt Aviara receive a complimentary 1 King Suite, which is the perfect space to get ready before the big day and toast to your new marriage after the festivities are complete.
With 327 guest rooms, including 43 suites, ranging from 540-2,140 square feet, loved ones will have a number of sanctuaries to choose from. All of the new accommodations embrace a California-coastal style with refined, contemporary décor with modern touches, chic bathroom upgrades, and luxurious pillow-top beds to ensure your friends and family members get a good night’s sleep and can celebrate your wedding day with you all night long.
As if the sparkling spa and golf course weren’t enough to attract guests, the Park Hyatt Aviara now offers even more activity options for travelers. The resort is also pet-friendly, making the property an attractive option for brides, grooms, and guests who love their furry friends.
With 20 treatment rooms, Aviara Spa is just what a bride is looking for prior to her big day. Even if you opt to say “I do” at one of the other wedding venues in San Diego, a stop at this lavish, 15,000-square-foot oasis will instantly put you at ease following months of wedding planning. Complete with a couple’s suite featuring a fireplace, semi-private pool, and Swiss shower for romantic couple’s treatments, the spa also offers aromatic steam rooms, saunas, and whirlpools. With a full menu of massages, facials, and spa treatments, this could also make for a fun bachelorette party option! Get your girls together for the ultimate spa day, complete with picturesque outdoor areas to pose for memorable photos while enjoying a day filled with bliss and luxury prior to the big day.
Ideal for a bachelor party or a pre-wedding activity on the weekend of the nuptials, the resort has added two Topgolf Swing Suite™ lounges to their game room so everyone can enjoy an immersive experience in a premier lounge complete with virtual games on floor-to-ceiling screens. Non-golfers and golf enthusiasts will enjoy testing their skills in this one-of-a-kind simulation while enjoying casual fare and lively music. A billiards table is also available for group fun. After-party, anyone?
The property’s redesigned pool deck will be loved by all ages. The serene adult pool features private luxury cabanas, while the family pool offers a waterslide tower complete with two winding slides and a nearby splash pad.
We mentioned that having an event space near a golf course can give your wedding the country club feel you’re hoping for, but you and your guests will also have a chance to play on the course that not everyone can boast! As the only Arnold Palmer signature-designed golf course in coastal California, guests will love practicing their swing at the site of the LPGA Kia Classic.
With so many activities, dining options, and expansive outdoor wedding venues to choose from, we can't wait to see all of the real weddings that will take place at this exquisite property! Celebrations here are sure to be designed with unique décor, filled with customized concepts, and result in gorgeous wedding photographs.
If you'd like to get married at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa – or celebrate one of your pre-wedding events at this ravishing transformed property – click here for more wedding information. If you'd like to see some examples of real weddings at Park Hyatt Aviara, view sensational ceremonies and receptions at the property on InsideWeddings.com.