(Closed) Hello San Diego

posted 10 years ago in San Diego
Post # 3
1020 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

i know that you can use any san diego public park district (including most beaches). you just need a permit. ($250 i believe).

the only problem is that you cannot keep the public out. you have not reserved the space, it’s still a public beach, the permit is just so you can legally set up stuff and have a big group there.

as long as you’re okay with sunbathers, even loud kids running around nearby, i know that this permit ordeal works wonderfully for a beach ceremony. 



as far as the reception/caterer goes, i am not sure. i know that i have seen a wedding take place at la jolla cove where they had both ceremony and reception with catered food. but, i don’t know anything about the logistics. sorry.

 good luck. 🙂 

Post # 5
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

The Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar is very nice.  Its right on the beach and allows catering.  If you can be flexible with your days like having it on a Friday or Sunday, it may be easier to get a venue on such a short time frame. 


You can pull off your wedding.  It just gives you less time to second guess yourself.

http://www.thespicycreations.com is my caterer.  He used to be the head catering chef for Cafe Sevilla and has worked with Many San Diego caterers.  He’s just starting his own business so he is very reasonable.

Post # 6
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Oh you could have the wedding at the cuvier park and the reception near by on the roof of La Jolla Cove Suites.  I’ve worked with Debbie Thomas from Elijah´s.  She’s awesome.  She was the president of the National Association of Catering Execs & International Special Events Society.

Post # 7
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Congratulations! You are in luck. My fiance and I were looking for the same type of thing. We are having lots of out of town guests and wanted a beach like venue with our own caterer and where the it would be like a semi-reunion as well.

 Here is what I found:

Grand Beachfront Rooftop wedding

This was our next option, but we decided on Ocean View Villas instead.

Oceanside Vacation Rental

Carlsbad Seapointe

Seagrove Park Del Mar which is a public park is $500 just for the permit. Includes nothing.


Private message me if you want to talk more specifically. I can also give some recommendations on make-up, photography, and other things. I currently live in Chicago but was born and raised in San Diego and having our wedding in San Diego as well. Good luck!

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