A non-traditional wedding location is a fun way to celebrate your big moment with friends and family in an unforgettable way. San Diego offers myriad off-the-beaten-path sites for an event of any size and style. We think you’ll say “I do” to at least one of these options!
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Ahoy there bride-to-be! The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers to transport your back in time aboard the oldest active sailing ship in the world, Star of India. Built in 1863, the vessel will float you down the aisle for a majestic ceremony amid billowing white sails and deep blue waters.
Mt. Woodson Castle
Planning the classic fairytale wedding? Look no further than Mt. Woodson Castle, a historic multi-level, 27-room, 12,000-square-foot castle completed in 1921 in Ramona. Built with a plethora of natural materials, including eucalyptus, flagstone and adobe, the home inspires harmony with the environment and Old World romance.
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park
For the ocean lovers, Sunset Cliffs Natural Park offers a dramatic and intimate setting for exchanging vows. The 68-acre park extends 1 ½ miles along the Point Loma peninsula’s western shore. It’s simply tops for a beautiful sunset-over-the-water backdrop.
Channel your inner mermaid and take the plunge at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography alongside under-the-sea friends. The aquarium property houses multiple spaces for any size event.
Historic 1930’s Cottage
The Historic Cottage at San Clemente State Beach provides 1930s architecture, patio ocean views and colorful garden vegetation practically requisite to a charming cottage affair.
For modern, creative types, Moniker Warehouse in the East Village gives couples a blank canvas to see the wedding of their dreams come to life. Their Moniker General, located in Liberty Station, is a great place for the rehearsal dinner as well.
San Diego Zoo
If you’re looking to get a little wild, the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park offer several ceremony and receptions sites. Each site has its own unique backdrop and style, including a menagerie of local guests going “wild.”
Your guests will be singing “Take me out to the ball gown!” at Petco Park. For an all-American, fireworks-worthy event in the heart of downtown San Diego, the ballpark is an unforgettable spot to tie the knot.
Beautiful San Diego Parks
Calling all outdoors lovers! San Diego Parks and Recreation offers multiple wedding locations, formal and informal. So you can hike from your “glamping” site, yurt or teepee and gallop into the sunset on horseback when you get hitched amid the natural beauty of San Diego’s great outdoors.