Picking the perfect venue for your wedding day is usually one of the first steps in planning a wedding, but it can also be a challenging one. With so many venues out there to choose from, it can almost make your wedding day planning feel like a chore instead of a joyful and fulfilling experience. That is just one of the reasons I have created this resource for you. outlining the best wedding venues in San Diego.

Each of these San Diego wedding venues comes with some of the best sights, experiences, elegance, and beauty that one can find in Southern California. As a San Diego wedding photographer, I had a hard time narrowing down this list, because all these venues have special features to offer for a wedding celebration. Beyond the normal wedding day services that most venues include, each venue listed here provides unique and stunning photo opportunities to capture the celebration of your love for one another.

Although this is not an extensive list, it will hopefully serve as a launching point or as inspiration for your wedding planning journey and help you find the venue that is most authentic to you and your love story.


A top-rated wedding venue and premier beachfront resort. The resort's two outdoor wedding ceremony venues allow for gorgeous ocean views. Its six indoor and outdoor reception venues provide space for up to 500 guests.

This resort spans 45 acres, and its Mediterranean-inspired luxurious accommodations have won many awards. Lush gardens, courtyards, and fountains blend traditional and modern elements to create a rustic yet elegant ambiance perfect for Southern California weddings. 

Designed specifically to host weddings in an open-air nature setting. The gorgeous main house and eye-catching stone steps incorporate modern elegance into the natural surroundings, making it great for a luxurious ceremony under a canopy of oak trees. 

This 44-acre island resort is just minutes from the heart of San Diego while still offering a peaceful and serene atmosphere with lush flora and beautiful ocean views. 

In the heart of downtown San Diego, The Westgate Hotel is a venue that blends beautiful Parisian influences with the modern and urban to create a captivating atmosphere of sophistication for any wedding. 

A sought-after wedding destination, offering breathtaking views and impeccable architecture. With a championship golf course, the venue features well-maintained gardens and lawns, creating a romantic oasis. 

An ideal Southern California wedding venue blending luxury with a rustic, natural ambiance. Nestled in SoCal's wine country, this ranch venue boasts a rich history as an esteemed equestrian center established in 1968.

The Condor's Nest Ranch, located in Pala, California, is a picturesque wedding venue that blends rustic elegance with natural beauty. Suited for young and nature-loving couples, the ranch is nestled in San Diego's scenic landscapes and has a rich history stemming from its beginning in 1862. 

Located in Fallbrook, CA and is a premier wedding venue offering a 30-acre property with enchanting gardens, waterfalls, and a modern Victorian estate for luxurious and private wedding celebrations in Southern California. 

This charming venue offers couples a rustic country ambiance combined with a vintage chic aesthetic, set against the backdrop of the valley's vineyards.  The venue inclues an in-house culinary team and bar, private suites for both wedding parties, expansive gardens, a scenic lake, and more.

Its adaptable indoor and outdoor spaces cater to various wedding themes, presenting a choice between a manicured green landscape, an ocean-view ballroom, and a garden with panoramic Pacific Coast vistas.

The 18th-Century French architecture, with original French flooring and windows, courtyards, terraces, and fountains, exudes romance and sophistication. The club offers both indoor and outdoor event options.

Transformed from a former Four Seasons resort, Cape Rey has become a premier wedding destination, boasting a clifftop position overlooking the Pacific Ocean that provides an unmatched backdrop for weddings.


Your story matters to me, and it's at the heart of my process. I believe in a personalized approach, getting to know you and your story to capture your wedding authentically while ensuring you can truly enjoy your special day.