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I finally came across the PERFECT location for my wedding ceremony in Seattle. After much consideration though, I think we need to have the ceremony in San Diego instead. My fiance’s parents live there. They have an old and sick dog they have taken care of for years that they can’t leave alone at home. I really don’t want them to have to choose between not attending their son’s wedding or leaving the dog to die (quite literally :()
Let me describe the perfect location I found and since I’m not familiar with San Diego, I am hoping to find a suggestion of a similar location.
It’s a public park on the water. However, that location is secluded and few people know about it. Here is a picture! http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2050/2240738370_ae60d317af_o.jpg
It’s much prettier in person. It’s a rectangular place with wider shoreline than the picture depicts.
I’ve looked into ALL the sites on sandiego.gov web site. Have seen quite a few nice places in Mission Bay Park but none seem very secluded. Any suggestions?
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I’m having my reception at the Coronado Community Center. Its on the water with a golf course view. Very reasonable. We are trying to decide to have the ceremony on the grassy area next to the center or on base. The beach and secluded in San Diego is sort of hard. I’m meeting with my day of coordinator soon and I’ll run it by him.
You may want to check La Jolla. There is a grassy area on prospect that has a lot of weddings. You may also want to look at the Powerhouse in Del Mar. Both of those places are city owned. Let me know if there is anything I can do! I used to be a catering director, so I have a lot of contacts if you need to get the skinny on a vendor.
PS I have an excellent vet if they need to leave the dog with someone. He has an office in Julian and Poway. Best Vet ever.
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Cuvier Park (but I suppose you’ve seen this already if you’ve looked at all the parks on the sandiego.gov website)
Pacific Union Pocket Park
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Thank you MissRojoOso! 🙂 You are very kind! Thanks sdbride! That’s a great suggestion, I will call them tomorrow. I am not familiar with San Diego at all, only been there twice or 3 times. Local.live.com’s "bird’s eye view" is great for me to browse through locations. I saw Cuvier Park from it and it seems parking could be a big issue there. What do you gals think about Mission Bay Park? Funny I actually saw a wedding on the map!! That park has a dozen locations for rental. Does it get quite crowded during weekends? Are there good reception/restaurant options near by? Btw, I am thinking about around 80 guests. Thanks!!
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Thank you MissRojoOso! 🙂 You are very kind! Thanks sdbride! That’s a great suggestion, I will call them tomorrow.
I am not familiar with San Diego at all, only been there twice or 3 times. Local.live.com’s "bird’s eye view" is great for me to browse through locations. I saw Cuvier Park from it and it seems parking could be a big issue there.
What do you gals think about Mission Bay Park? Funny I actually saw a wedding on the map!! That park has a dozen locations for rental. Does it get quite crowded during weekends? Are there good reception/restaurant options near by?
Btw, I am thinking about around 80 guests. Thanks!!
Post # 8
Cuvier Park was the one I was thinking of off of prospect. The parking can be a challange, but not so bad if you carpool. Someone just acts as the valet and makes the hike.
Mission Bay Park can get quite crowded depending on what time of year you are looking at.
You may also want to check the Coronado Ferry Landing.
If you are looking at Mission Bay, try The Dana.
Here is the link to the Powerhouse http://www.delmar.ca.us/Visitors/pwrcc.htm
When are you looking to get married?
Vet info – Dr Michael LaPorte Town and Country 858-486-4800. We had a 16 year old basset that was allergic to grass. We are a military family and that dog had lots of miles on him and at least 6 vets. When we moved we would literally drive over 2 hours to see Dr. LaPorte.
Post # 9
There is a park in Carlsbad that has a chapel in it…its close to the water and supposedly very beautiful. My stepfather’s memorial service was held there this summer, but I wasn’t able to attend. You might try looking on the City of Carlsbad’s website.
Post # 10
MissRojoOso’s suggestion of the Dana is a good one. My sister works there and she says it is very popular for weddings. As for parking in La Jolla, there are also several parking garages with reasonable rates sprinkled around (I remember this because for a while I was considering having my reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art). You could just let your guests know the location of the closest garage (the one I’m thinking of charges $5 for the whole day).
By the way, if you end up choosing La Jolla for your ceremony site, check out the Grande Colonial Hotel for the reception. I totally wanted to have my reception there, but the hotel only has reception space that will fit about 80 people, and I had more than that. Oh, and of course the Museum of Contemporary Art has reception space and it is the closest place to Cuvier Park.
Post # 11
Thanks all! I talked to my fiance’s mom and she assured me that it’s no problem getting married here in Seattle 🙂 She said if they can’t a friend to care for their dog, they would drive up here with her – which they had done before. It doesn’t mean I am not worried still, it’s such a long drive … but I am praying that situations would turn around and they can find somebody to sit her for one day or two. Thanks for all the great suggestions!