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Top 5 Wedding Venues in San Deigo | San Diego Wedding Photographer

From the desert, to downtown lofts, to the gardens of Encinitas, San Diego has some of the most beautiful venues. There is truly something unique for everyone.  So this decision might be a pretty tough one for you.  I’m not going to lie.  Luckily, I’ve narrowed it down to 4 of San Diego’s best wedding venues to help narrow down your search.  I can’t begin to tell you how many venues I’ve worked at.  If these locations aren’t quite your vibe, get in touch! I’ll walk you through more venues and hopefully, we’ll find the one for you.

Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden // Venue: Emerald Peak Venue // Venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe  // Venue: Water Grill

San Diego Botanic Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden is 37 beautiful acres in the midst of Encinitas.  It is home to plants from all over the world.  Nearly 5,000 different species reside there! Giving the sensation of strolling through a tropical rainforest, to then hiking in the desert. Four miles of trails wind through 29 uniquely themed gardens.  You have multiple options when it comes to choosing the reception, ceremony and cocktail space. Not to mention the entire grounds can be used for the most incredible bride/groom portraits. The victorian Gazebo Lawn, The Walled Garden, The Lawn House Garden and The Waterfall View Deck, all ranging in size for different party sizes. Perfect for a medium to small wedding, or intimate elopement.

Emerald Peak Venue

Rustic country feel, with a vintage chic look, at a classic ranch style venue in Temecula, CA. Nestled out on a secluded hilltop with 360-degree views of orchards, vineyards, and canyons. Emerald peak is gorgeous with the most amazing views and beautiful golden light. The best part about Emerald is its bare bones. You can bring in any caterer or bar service your want! At Emerald you can truly transform the wide open spaces into anything you can imagine.

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

I hope you are ready for this gorgeous rustic boutique resort set atop the hills in Ranch Santa Fe overlooking San Diego.  The location is a must view.  If you dont schedule your wedding here, at least treat yourself to a weekend getaway.  Te resort is set on 21-acres and is known for it’s simplistic Spanish-California architecture set in a serene country escape.  You will feel like you’re miles away from city life. Not a bad deal right? From the several draping eucalyptus, to the sun drenched ceremony space and a hidden reception space The Inn might just be your dream venue.  Whether it’s an intimate ceremony or a grand gathering with 350 of your friends and family they can cater to it all.

Water Grill

For a small wedding or elopement.  The Water Grill is a quaint, private location serving premium seafood. The atmosphere is moody and dramatic with some 40’s flare. The private room can accommodate to several differ party sizes. As they put it “intimate” to “biggest” sized parties ranging from 10+ to 75+. The Water Grill offers pre-fixe, buffet, platters, passed trays, brunch and dessert. They also have a large bar perfect for cocktail hour and appetizers.