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I am looking for an affordable wedding venue anywhere in San Diego or surrounding areas. I would prefer to use an outside caterer and provide my own alcohol. I would like an outdoor reception that will accommodate 175 guests. My entire budget is $15k so I am definitely looking for a place that is not too expensive.
I am 1 month into my wedding planning and I feel like finding the location is going to be my biggest obstacle. I would love to get it over with and move on!
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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I looked at Marina Village, The Soledad Club, and The Thursday Club. They all allow you to bring your own vendors and alcohol. I’ve also seen some beautiful pictures of weddings at Leo Carillo Ranch in Carlsbad.
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Marston House, Paradise Gardens , Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. You can check Darlington House, but it may be too much. You can look into the Heritage Park Victorian Village. You can get married at the Temple Beth Israel (it is jewish, but anyone can get married there…cute old building) and I read that you can have receptions in the park…I’m not sure where but it may be worth a look. You can check out Mt. Woodson too, although they have a caterer you must use, and I don’t know their pricing. If you have a friend, or a friend of a friend who is in the military who could sponsor you, you could get married and have your reception on Breaker’s Beach in Coronado. Military Base weddings are catered by the base, but they are some of the cheaper ways to go for weddings.
Thursday Club and Soledad Club, and I’m pretty sure Marina Village are indoor receptions.
Have you tried searching for “outdoor wedding venues san diego” on google?
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We are getting married at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, used to be called Quail Botanic Gardens, it is in Encinitas. It is very decently priced.
They have a list of caterers that they allow in their garden, but if you do not like anyone from the list you can pay a little extra to try to get your caterer approved. But they do have a lot of caterers on their list, with all sorts of types of foods.
We are buying all our own alcohol, but we are paying the caterer for a bartender.
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@Tutu:Hi! My fiance and I spent months looking and decided on Marina Village. We had looked at the Rose Creek Cottage and others but Marina offered everything we wanted. Outside caterers and vendors welcome. We’ve gone with Cupids Catering, Flour Power, Rebecca La Clair for flowers. So excited that everything has come together!
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- Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery
When we had our wedding Bernado Winery in Rancho Bernado fit all those requirements. It was totally resonable and a great venue, in my humble opinion 🙂
Post # 10
Look into Powerhouse Community Center. Reasonably priced and you can bring in outside caterers and alcohol.
Post # 11
Thanks Ladies! I appreciated all of your suggestions! After all of the research was said and done…drum roll please…we have decided on Mt Woodson Castle! We can have our outdoor ceremony and dinner reception and dancing inside the castle after. It is perfect for us and we are really excited. Thank goodness that part is over. On to the fun stuff!