(Closed) Trying to plan budget La Jolla wedding

posted 8 years ago in San Diego
Post # 3
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Not sure about their prices specifically, but my sister had a budget wedding. She got married at Cuvier Park and had their reception at the Marina Village down near SeaWorld/ Mission Beach.


It really wasn’t that far. Frankly, I think that anything near the beach in La Jolla is going to be a bit more than $30/ person, just because it’s such a ritzy area. Good luck!

Post # 4
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

yeah me too! under 8k or 10K(at most) and in that area through San Diego. it’s all very pricey down there and i think 30 a person is def. going to be hard to work with. how many guests are you having at the wedding?

Post # 5
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I don’t know the prices at these places, but you could check out the La Jolla Bridge Club or the San Diego Rowing Club (more in PB than La Jolla though…).  Maybe look into renting out either Brocton Villa or the Cottage for a night?

Post # 6
9 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

How many people are you hosting?  You could do a set menu at a cafe / restaurant in La Jolla … or were you looking for a full dinner / dancing evening-time reception?  I’m renting a private home in LJ and doing “homemade” catering … the price of the house is kind of high, but we’re able to use it for a welcome party, rehearsal, ceremony, AND reception which made it totally worth it.  The actual food will definitely be under $30. 

Post # 7
645 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are getting married at the Darlington House in La Jolla and I think it is pretty affordable. Reception only is $2500 to rent the venue. It is very close to the beach, only a block or two away. Also, they have many caterers to chose from. I found a couple on their list with prices as low as $28/person.

Post # 8
14 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think I’ve heard that La Jolla Cove Suites is pretty affordable! I also second the Darlington House.

Post # 9
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also try all of the UCSD venues.  You can use UCSD catering which is pretty cheap.  The Martin Johnson House overlooks La Jolla Shores, gorgeous!  I think it’s $3,000 unless you are a student.  It’s cheap for the area.

Post # 10
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

If it is a smaller wedding, you could try renting out the coast room/patio of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego right htere in La Jolla. It’s cheaper than the main part of the museum (I’m having my ceremony out there and my reception in the Axline Court, but that’s a lot pricier). We are having our catering done for $29 a head for a buffet (3 buter passed appetizers, two entrees, 3 sides), but keep in mind that the per head usually doesn’t include the staff fee or rentals. For us, that included the tables and dishes/silverware/white napkins. The museum has the tables and white folding chairs included. But linens, service charge, tax, staff were all extra…. just a thought! PM me if you are curious about any details…

Post # 11
1 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Mrs J K:  I would love to rent a house in La Jolla  Can you tell me what house you’re renting and how many people you are having?





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