Sommer & Mikes Breacons Beach wedding

Sommer and Mikes wedding was a real pleasure to be involved in, they opted for a less traditional Breacons Beach wedding day that focused on friends and family over making a grand statement.

The family rented a beautiful beachfront home in Encinitatas overlooking the Pacific Ocean for the weekend.

The day was chilled, easy and filled with fun, a perfect way to reflect the couple and their attitude to life.

Like everything about the day Sommers wedding dress was far from traditional and was the perfect choice for her. The ceremony was conducted by an old and dear friend of the couple, this really helped maintain the loose, casual feel to the day. this was especially true when he dropped the ring and it almost rolled off the balcony!

I blended in with the guests and snapped away all day, this was one of those occasions that it really didn’t feel like work.

The whole day was very much a celebration of their relationship intimately shared with closer friends and family, it was such an honour to be a part of that.

Wedding Venues near Encinitas, CA.

Lomas Santa Fe Country Club.

If you ever want that Fairytale wedding go to Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and ask for Events. Krissi and Chelsi gave my son and daughter in law a wedding that will never ever be forgotten.

Both girls have a positve can do anything for you with a smile and amazing attitude. They made us a high priority and gave us their full attention. Family and friends are still talking about how beautiful the room, food and grounds were.

Food and Beverage had great customer service: prompt, efficient and professional and extremely friendly. Our food was superb quality over the top delicious. Thank you to all who worked that day.

Chelsi and Krissi you made a Fairytale dream come true. It was everything my daughter in law wanted. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We couldn’t ask for anything more. Lomas Santa Fe Country Club is spectacular!

Hilton San Diego / Del Mar.

Their service was fantastic and flexible and they were able to work with me to accomplish everything I had in my for my reception. Deryn is amazing and I highly recommend her. We had a lunch reception and their food was delicious! We were even able to talk to the chef to make specific requests about our menu and he and his team executed it perfectly!

Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort.

We recently had a wedding at this beautiful location. It was planned by my daughter in law that lived in England. Robin did a spectacular job Helping her plan this beautiful wedding in spite of the distance and sometimes difficulty in time difference!

The view of the ocean was absolutely gorgeous. The food was delicious! The staff was spot on … Couldn’t have been more beautiful! Everyone at the hotel was so helpful, easy to work with! Absolutely gorgeous! Our guest all stayed at the hotel .. Everyone was so pleased!! ??

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort.

Park Hyatt Aviara is the most elegant, the most magnificent of the all the venues in the San Diego area! We visited a bunch of venues with our wedding planner before we finally decided on Aviara. No other venue had the grace and grandeur of Aviara. One of the best decisions we ever made regarding the wedding. It is a gigantic property where you can easily get lost.

After stepping through the front door and feasting our eyes on the main lobby view, we were gasping for air! The hotel rooms were gorgeous as well unlike some other venues so we and our guests were very comfortable 😀 We were even upgraded to the Presidential suite during our stay by Meredith, our awesome venue manager! Meredith was with us all throughout the big day taking care of us and the hotel staff were very accommodating. Even after the dust settled, she was very helpful with making sure everything was smooth and that we were satisfied!

We had a wedding on the smaller side with 60 guests, but never did it feel like it was too big! We picked Palm Courtyard as our ceremony site and it was just beautiful especially with the refreshing palm trees in the background of all our shots. The cocktail hour was steps away by the fountain and some of our favorite pictures were taken there. Our ceremony was in the amazing Laviana Ballroom which suited our guest count perfectly. Of course, there are a bunch of rooms to choose from if you have a small or a huge wedding 😀

Our wedding guests are still gushing to us about how beautiful and picture perfect the venue is! Also, tons of compliments on how delicious our food was especially the tasty steak and tater tots! Since there are so many places to take pictures, every picture we took at Aviara came out stunning. Remember to take pictures by the stairwell which always reminds me of the Titanic scene.

Thanks so much again Aviara and Meredith! You’re the best!

L’Auberge Del Mar.

This was a beautiful experience for my husband and I. Perfect in every way. Such a gorgeous setting at Sunset. The weather turned out great, we had expected rain all weekend. Our wedding planner was on with everything. She helped us in every way with vendors and kept us on time. L’Auberge Del Mar is a beautiful location for a wedding and reception. We had so many compliments. Our guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever been too. The service was great.

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum.

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum is a community centric restaurant, hospitality venue and must visit destination located in Carlsbad, CA. GDT&M opened its doors in 2014 with a passion to revolutionize hospitality by creating a memorable guest experience unlike any other on the west coast. We combine our appreciation for America, elevated social dining and community to create a destination that focuses on the commonalities we share that bring us together.

We accomplish this through our highly acclaimed menu, classic American ambiance combined with comfortable Tavern feel, our free admission museum housing a collection of documents and antiquities that inspire and connect us with our nation’s heritage as well as our fun, friendly service dedicated to your social dining experience.

Inspired by 18th century taverns, once the epicenter of communities, GDT&M is an enhanced replica of the original Green Dragon Tavern, offering modern day amenities such as filtered water, buck shell free food, complimentary wifi and large screen LED televisions for catching your favorite team! All while embracing and continuing the historic traditions of providing good times and communal experiences.

Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach.

We had a Friday evening ceremony and reception at the Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach. The location is just beautiful, we used the location under the lights by the fireplace. It is very easy to walk across the street for some photos at the beach. All our out-of-town guests stayed here as well, so it made everything so easy! Mary was awesome to work with, and went out of her way to help us with anything we requested. The food and service was great! We would definitely recommend this location to anyone…

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel.

For unforgettably romantic Carlsbad weddings with stunning Pacific Ocean views, the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel in Carlsbad California is a truly majestic setting. So relax and enjoy time with your guests as we design a celebration to remember. Our planners have years of experience in helping brides and grooms personalize their Carlsbad wedding reception so that every detail reflects their unique vision.

The Crossings at Carlsbad.

The Crossings at Carlsbad is recognized for its gorgeous surroundings,
impeccable service, seaside atmosphere and our world class cuisine.
Located in the beautiful scenic coastal community of Carlsbad California,
a quaint beach town that epitomizes the charm and the beauty of Southern California.

Leo Carrillo Ranch Weddings.

Rustic Weddings and Events

This 27-acre Ranch offers both a Ceremony area, Reception area, endless photo opportunities, and much more.

Our all Inclusive Package Includes: 1 Hour Rehearsal , 5 hours Use of Venue for Ceremony and Reception, Use of Grounds for Engagement and Wedding Photos,  Ceremony Site,  Reception Site,  Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas available 2 hours before Ceremony,  Professional Staff, On Site Venue Coordinator, Event Manager, Culinary Staff, & Wait Staff is Included to Ensure all the Event Details.

The package also includes Tray Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres & Buffet Choice of Three Tray Passed Hors D’ Oeuvres, Two Entrée Buffet, Two Side Dishes, Choice of One Salad, Freshly Baked Breads, Beverage Station with Freshly Brewed Coffee and Lemonade, Seated Dinner Upgrade Available upon Request.  Complimentary Cake Cutting & Corkage of Client’s Champagne for Toast.

All Setup, Service and Cleanup Fully Decorated Buffet Stations Fruitwood Folding Chairs for Ceremony and Reception 60” Round Dining Tables, Sweetheart Table or Head Table, Cake Table, Gift card and Place Card Table,  Floor Length Linens and Color Coordinated Napkins – Choose From over 50 Color Options, White China Dinner and Dessert Plates, Silverware, Water Glasses and Champagne Flutes at the dining tables, Table Numbers,  and  Easels.

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa.

Ocean View Weddings

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa Weddings is the perfect Southern California coastal wedding experience.
The richly scenic setting of rolling coastal hills and panoramic ocean views set the stage to create the wedding of your dreams. The warmth, charm, elegance and hospitality of Sheraton Carlsbad Weddings will create memories you will cherish forever.

This Carlsbad full-service resort neighbors The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course and offers a beautiful coastal view setting sure to inspire guests of every kind. Melt away pre-wedding stress at the world-class Ocean Pearl Spa and host your Rehearsal Dinner at TWENTY/20’s semi-private dining room, while enjoying fresh, local, and seasonal cuisine. For a larger celebration, reserve private ballrooms and outdoor venues to accommodate a catered affair.

Holiday Inn Carlsbad.

“Lasting memories for years to come!”

Lasting memories for years to come. This is what we live for so let us help make your wedding day everything you ever imagined. Our talented team is committed to providing a relaxing experience where you can start your new life together while enjoying a day you and your guests will never forget.

With 239 guestrooms and suites, our resort-style hotel’s sophisticated design and tranquil ambience provides everything you and your party will need. Your unforgettable journey begins at the Holiday Inn Carlsbad – San Diego

At the Holiday Inn Carlsbad, we are committed to your success.  Our team will help make the group’s experience both productive and engaging.  It is more than just the catering, the stellar technology or the versatile function space—at Holiday Inn Carlsbad your priorities become ours.

Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa.

Ensuring your wedding day is as perfect as you dreamed.

As you prepare for the most memorable day of your life, decisions abound. Guest lists. Music. Venues. Dining. One simple choice you can make to ensure a truly flawless wedding is Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. Whether you’re having an intimate event for 10 people or a lavish wedding for 250 guests, the 45 acres at Rancho Valencia create an elegant and remarkable setting for unforgettable year-round weddings and wedding receptions.

Intimate courtyards privately tucked away, trickling fountains, pristine lawns, dramatic views, and award-winning cuisine set the stage for your perfect wedding celebration and reception. And your dedicated wedding specialist will work closely with you so that every detail is anticipated and every luxury arranged – from the planning and reception to hot air balloon landings and a horse-and-carriage sendoff. And, after the celebration, you and your guests can easily escape to the comfort and relaxation of our spacious casitas.

Rancho Valencia offers numerous venues, including the perfect spot for your wedding reception. Choose from ballrooms, intimate courtyards, lush gardens and pristine lawns all located at our Rancho Santa Fe sanctuary just north of San Diego.

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.

“Lets make Memories”

Spend your special day at San Diego’s most picturesque wedding venues overlooking the lush green golf course and sparkling lakes. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club offers beautiful scenery with ceremony and reception sites on the same property in the Ranch Santa Fe countryside.

Flexibility and variety are the key attributes of the private event venues at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in beautiful north San Diego County. The Olympic Lawn and Sunset Terrace are the perfect settings to exchange vows and celebrate the first day of forever. Events can be made to be as formal or informal as you desire for gatherings from 12 to more than 400 people.

San Diego Marriott Del Mar.

Every couple is unique, and we believe every wedding should be as well.  We are conveniently located less than 2 miles from the beach, just South of Solana Beach and a short 30 minutes to the heart of downtown San Diego. Whether you are looking for an outdoor ceremony and reception dressed in casual chic, or a classic and elegant affair in one of our two beautifully-appointed ballrooms, you can choose the venue that best reflects your personal taste and style.

Our Grand Ballroom features 16-foot ceilings, magnificent chandeliers and a sophisticated space for up to 420 guests providing a blank canvas on which to make your vision come alive.  For more intimate events, the Rancho Santa Fe Ballroom is the perfect space for up to 100 of your closest friends and family to share in the love and happiness of your special day.

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.

Your wedding day is about beauty and romance. It is about love and being loved. Come make the moment count at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, set in “The Jewel” of Southern California’s coastline.

Our specialists will transform your wedding day into an extraordinary occasion, from tantalizing catering selections to romantic champagne toasts. Say “I do” overlooking the brilliant blue Pacific. Dance your first dance amid the glamour of our ballrooms. We will listen to your dreams and bring each one to life with the thoughtfulness and dedication that has come to be expected from the Hilton name, leaving you free to savor every minute of this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

Shadowridge Golf Club.

Complete with breathtaking panoramic views of the Mountains and our gorgeous golf course, Shadowridge Golf Club is the perfect backdrop for a wedding celebration. Shadowridge Golf Club is a full service private club and does provide all food and beverages needed for you’re wedding. Our Executive Chef is happy to customize a menu to suit your specific tastes and preferences for your upcoming wedding… the options are limitless! Shadowridge offers tours Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. Call now to schedule your appointment to find out what our beautiful venue has to offer!

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For more information please contact Private Event Director Paloma Sweeney @ 760.727.7700 or [email protected]

El Camino Country Club.

Conveniently located just north of San Diego, in Oceanside, you will find the lush green fairways of the classic El Camino Country Club.  Home to an 18-hole, Billy Bell designed golf course, the picturesque grounds stretch across 115 acres and are surrounded by towering Eucalyptus and Monterey Pines.  This beautiful site is a wonderful venue for both your wedding and reception.

Our professional staff will assist you with all of the details of your wedding and reception.  Our event packages make the wedding of your dreams surprisingly affordable.  From the arrival of the first guest, to the final dance, we will ensure that your wedding day is unforgettable.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Features at El Camino Country Club

While the grounds offer many photo possibilities, our enormous lakeside weeping willow is among the favorite locations for a romantic photo.

Cocktail receptions are hosted in the light and sunny Garden Room with access to the adjoining patio. The formal dinner can be held in the regal Main Dining Room; featuring gold and cream fixtures the room can be customized to suit your tastes.  The spacious interior looks out over the golf course through multi-paned windows offering your guests lovely views.  With white linens and chair covers, and the soft glow from the chandeliers, the room becomes a vision from a storybook wedding.

The Cuisine at El Camino Country Club

Our first class catering and events professionals will create that dream décor and matching dining experience while the Executive Chef can customize any menu to suit your personal tastes.  With wedding packages to suit any budget, you can rest assured that your day will be everything you’ve always dreamed of.

Hosting up to 200 guests, outdoor wedding ceremonies typically take place under a beautiful white gazebo.  Your guests will enjoy sweeping views of the lush greens and tree-lined fairways in the background, while watching the exchange of vows from the expansive lawn.

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Sunshine Mountain Vineyard.

A little GEM hidden in the mountains of San Marcos, Ca.

A family owned winery located in the hills of San Marcos, Ca.

Over 8 acres of grape vines from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvingnon, Merlot and Vigonier to Syrah.

Beautiful and tranquil 80 foot water fall that flows into an amazing koi pond.

Surrounded by lots of organic grown fruit trees and vegetables.

We have several different ceremony/reception/special event locations … including CAVES.

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa.

Romantic gardens and Spanish-style architecture make for one award-winning venue.

Nestled in the heart of Torrey Pines and sprawling across ten acres of award-winning gardens and Spanish-style architecture is Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, one of San Diego’s top wedding venues, celebrated for its personalized service and unparalleled beauty.

Brilliant bougainvillea and olive trees, winding pathways, and water fountains set an enchanting stage for romantic outdoor wedding ceremonies. Inside, elegant ballrooms and world-class resort accommodations are designed to host the most memorable of celebrations as Estancia staff attend to every last thoughtful detail.

Sheraton La Jolla Hotel.

It’s your day, the day you’ve always dreamed of. Let us create the perfect setting in our La Jolla wedding venues. Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony or a white glove reception, the Sheraton La Jolla has the attentive and professional staff to make your wedding day truly special. Our lush, tropical courtyard, filled with palm trees, vibrant flowers, and a refreshing waterfall are the perfect back drop for any ceremony.

Our recently renovated beautiful banquet rooms with floor to ceiling windows can accommodate up to 150 guests for both outside garden ceremonies and indoor receptions.  With the combination of our cuisine from the award-winning Humphreys La Jolla Grill and our attentive and professional staff, we strive to make your day extra special.

Twin Oaks Golf Course.

Weddings at Twin Oaks Golf Course.

Twin Oaks Golf Course, only three miles north of Highway 78, features two signature water features and protected wildlife habitat. You will encounter many ducks paddling, hawks soaring overhead, and even an occasional snowy egret flying by. Twin Oaks Golf Course is a beautiful setting for any event or special occasion.

Weddings on the Vista Lawn overlook the championship golf course and sky-high fountain with the rolling hills of Twin Oaks Valley as the backdrop.

The sun splashed lawn makes for romantic afternoon weddings as long shadows stretch across the golf course. The gentle valley breeze and ambient medium temperatures make this location ideal to share your special day with friends and family.

Photographers are delighted with picturesque gardens, bridges, ponds and waterfalls as frames to unforgettable images.

The Garden Ballroom is an intimate venue featuring vaulted ceilings, mission style chandeliers, and large picture windows overlooking Twin Oaks Valley. Accommodating up to 200 people. The Garden Terrace, our outdoor patio, features a charming stone fireplace with 180 degree views of Twin Oaks Valley.

This is the perfect location for either your cocktail reception or al fresco dining. Accommodates up to 170 people with an outside dance floor or up to 200 with a dance floor inside the Garden Ballroom.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla.

Romance abounds at Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Settled on 11 prime acres in the “Jewel of the Pacific,” our luxurious hotel features newly renovated guest rooms and an experience your guests won’t forget. Your wedding is much more than just a ceremony and reception – it is pampering sessions for you and your bridal party at the spa, relaxing days spent on the beach or poolside, or an afternoon shopping at the trendiest of boutiques.

Asteria Terrace This outdoor terrace provides the perfect setting for beautiful wedding ceremonies or cocktail receptions. From the oversized grand fireplace to the twinkling lights beneath your feet, the Asteria Terrace is a venue your guests will remember.

Vicino Ballroom Our Vicino Ballroom is one of San Diego’s most unique venues. The ballroom is glass-enclosed and offers the versatility of indoor/outdoor flow, making it an exquisite setting for reception, dinner and dancing.

Aventine Ballroom The Aventine Ballroom’s timeless atmosphere and sophisticated decor will enhance the style of any reception you are planning.   For further details please contact the Catering Events Department at 858-552-1234 x2107.

Hotel Karlan San Diego, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

Something new and exciting is happening in the foothills of San Diego!

We are excited to announce the new Hotel Karlan San Diego, a $12 million renovation to the DoubleTree Resort San Diego!  Everything from the hotel rooms, to the banquet spaces, restaurant and bar have been completely remodeled and updated.

Say your wedding vows in our beautifully redone outdoor ceremony location, followed by cocktails under our market lights. This San Diego hotel provides expansive menus with international cuisine options and can serve up to 300 people in the Heritage Ballroom.

A LGBT-friendly venue, our hotel also offers suites for the wedding party, courtesy room blocks for guests and inclusive packages. All guest rooms and suites have a private balcony or patio. Spa bridal packages also are available.

La Jolla Shores Hotel.

The La Jolla Shores Hotel offers a truly unique setting for your wedding celebration. Nestled along beautiful La Jolla Shores Beach, we are one of the only hotels to offer wedding ceremonies directly on the beach. And, just steps away from the sand are a variety of indoor and outdoor venues including our Shores Patio, set with market lighting, and our private Acapulco Room and Deck.

Our full-service catering staff is under the culinary direction of award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. Our menus and services are customized to exceed your every expectation.

Our hotel offers 128 guest rooms to accommodate you and your guests during this momentous occasion.

Start planning your dream wedding.


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