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Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites

Sure, you're getting married in sunny Southern California but you won't feel like it here. Its garden ceremony space seems more like Hawaiian paradise filled with lush landscape and greenery. Tucked away on Shelter Island, Humphrey's Half Moon Inn & Suites offers both outdoor and indoor sites overlooking a yacht marina. And as serene as it is, you're not far from some of San Diego's best attractions to entertain your guests for the weekend.

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The Garty Pavilion at San Diego Rowing Club

Perfect for nautical nuptials, this Mission Bay wedding venue has some pretty spectacular ocean views to accompany spaces inspired by the sport of rowing. With its peaceful bayside setting, The Garty Pavilion at San Diego Rowing Club remains a hidden gem but also one of the best places to get married in San Diego. During the summer, you can even expect a fireworks show at the end of the night from the nearby SeaWorld.

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San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park

You don't have to travel across the world to find an exotic wedding location. With San Diego Zoo & San Diego Zoo Safari Park, you have not one, but six different venues each taking on their own wild personas. If you want take your adventure a step further, you can even request an animal encounter for your photos. You'll feel like you just wed on the African savanna instead of in San Diego.

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Bahia Resort Hotel

Dreaming of a wedding in the sand? The Bahia Resort Hotel provides a ceremony space right on the beach along with a beautiful and vibrant indoor space for a reception. But if you don't like the idea of walking down a sandy aisle, climb aboard one of the resort's vintage cruises and say "I do" there instead. Either way, it's definitely a win-win for your big day.

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The Dana on Mission Bay

Without a doubt, this San Diego wedding venue has some of the prettiest views of Mission Bay. From its waterfront ceremony site to classic ballroom reception setting, you can't go wrong with planning a traditional-meets-tropical wedding here. If you're considering a destination wedding in Southern California, make sure The Dana on Mission Bay is at the top of your list.

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The Waterfront Park

Conveniently located between the downtown skyline and San Diego Bay, The Waterfront Park provides a modern ceremony space that brings the best of the beach and city life. The setting is nothing short of romantic with its diverse flowers and interactive waterwork displays, but it's the historic County Administration Building that completes the backdrop. It's not a wedding in the sand, but the incredible waterfront and skyline views make it one of the best places to get married in San Diego.

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The US Grant, San Diego Hotel

Often, the best locations for luxurious events take place in historical ballrooms. If that's exactly what you envision for your special day, look no further than The US Grant, San Diego Hotel. Over the years this charming old venue has undergone some beautiful renovations that rival the grandeur of old Hollywood. You have the option to choose from three ballrooms, each with its own unique background story - no matter which one you pick, you're guaranteed a grand celebration.

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Photo: Brick


For an edgy wedding, you might be seeking out industrial warehouses to host your celebration. But these venues can also make great spots for more traditional weddings just by using the right d├ęcor. Whether you want a more modern feel or not, Brick provides a unique space with plenty of interior decorating options to fit your style. Use the rafters to string up several market lights for a romantic glow or, if you're going for a more industrial look, keep the windows and walls totally exposed. No matter the theme, it's a beautiful blank canvas for any ceremony or reception.

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Bernardo Winery

Though Napa Valley holds some of the most renowned wineries known to many, you don't need to spend the extra expenses and travel time to host a wedding there. Located in San Diego, Bernardo Winery remains Southern California's oldest operating winery and one of the most underrated vineyard venues in the region. For a smaller wedding, its Barrel Room provides a more intimate indoor space with rustic appeal. Larger ceremonies and receptions are held outdoors at its vintage pavilion and garden settings.

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Lafayette Hotel

With its vintage glamour, a wedding at The Lafayette Hotel becomes an unforgettable celebration. Its ballroom, pool and veranda all contain a garden-inspired atmosphere, but its one of a kind clamshell backdrop adds a unique retro vibe. Picturing a roaring jazz reception? You'll definitely have a fitting backdrop for your band while everyone dances the night away. Looking for more places to get married in San Diego? We've got you covered.