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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Tie the Knot in Carlsbad

Words by Visit Carlsbad
Photos courtesy of various

From Windmills and beachside bluffs to outdoor ballrooms, Carlsbad, CA is a vibrant seaside city perfect for a summer destination wedding, thanks to its beautiful weather and unique, luxury coastal venues. Read on to learn why Carlsbad, CA is a prime destination for couples planning to tie the knot!

Carlsbad’s close proximity to the international hubs of Los Angeles and San Diego makes the destination easily accessible for out-of-town guests. The beachside city offers an array of activities for all members of your wedding party – think brewery tours, world-class spas, LEGOLAND (for your pint-sized guests), as well as top-notch wedding facilities that emulate Carlsbad’s coastal luxury.

Make Island Paradise the Backdrop of your Beachfront Wedding

Say your vows atop coastal bluffs at Cape Rey Carlsbad, a Hilton Resort. The resort mimics refined coastal luxury and offers the beautiful Shearwater Lawn, a lush garden area with sweeping oceanic views. Cape Rey Carlsbad also offers a destination wedding package, which includes everything from a Rehearsal Dinner to a Farwell Brunch at their oceanfront restaurant, Chandler’s. Weddings can also take place on the beach, but it is good to note that permits are required.


Get Married Among the Rolling Coastal Foothills

The coastal foothills are an ideal backdrop for a garden wedding and can be found at the championship golf courses at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa and Park Hyatt Aviara Resort. These sprawling luxury resorts both offer eight wedding venues consisting of romantic outdoor locations, perfect for intimate settings, as well as extravagant indoor ballrooms. The Park Hyatt Aviara recently completed a 50 million-dollar renovation, offering a stunning alfresco location accommodating up to 1,000 guests for weddings. Omni La Costa Resort & Spa recently debuted it’s new Costa de la Luna ballroom, a beautiful indoor/outdoor venue with large foldaway doors that open directly to the gorgeous lawn. Couples can also say “I Do” at The Crossings at Carlsbad golf course, offering manicured gardens with ocean views, wrap-around panoramic views of the course, a clubhouse with floor-to-ceiling windows, and more.

Tie the Knot in a Windmill

Couples looking for a truly unique wedding venue can tie the knot in style in a historic Carlsbad windmill. The Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings is a stunning Danish-style building with dramatic vaulted ceilings, oversized windows, and chic accents throughout. This oversized yet cozy space features dark wood beams and flooring, brightened with dual-aspect windows. The library nook with vintage books and armchairs complements the built-in bar offering all your favorite drinks. With room for a 200-seated dinner and space for celebrating on the hardwood dance floor, this space guarantees a great time.

To learn more about tying the knot in Carlsbad, CA click here.

Photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Doug Berry (1st); Park Hyatt Aviara Resort (2nd & 3rd); Omni La Costa Resort & Spa (4th); Visit Carlsbad (5th)

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