L'Auberge Del Mar Wedding Venue
Updated: Oct 21, 2022
The coastal estate of L'Auberge Del Mar is both chic and sophisticated. The calming space will immediately place you into vacation mode once you arrive. You will be encouraged to relax, and connect with your loved ones during your stay. Are you looking for an extraordinary place in San Diego, California to host your big day? Then the L'Auberge Del Mar wedding venue is the one for you!
History of L'Auberge
L’Auberge Del Mar was built in 1910. The hotel was a hot spot for celebrities that were looking for an escape and some time to relax. The beachfront resort opened its doors to soldiers and their families during World War II, so that they could have a nice holiday. Eventually the hotel was demolished in 1969. In 1985, a local resident by the name of Jim Watkins purchased the property and rebuilt the hotel. Then, in 1989, its doors were reopened and named the L’Auberge Del Mar. There have been many changes since 1989. First, a $25 million renovation in 2008, and another in 2017 with a renovation with the guidance of Barclay Butera.
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L’Auberge Del Mar is a stunning wedding venue for your ceremony and reception in Del Mar, California. This charming seaside venue offers stunning views, luxury coastal lodging, and outstanding cuisine.
There are 4 different event spaces to choose from on this very extensive property. Each having it's own unique charm :
Just a few steps away from the resort, there is the venue of Seagrove Park. This space offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. This is such a beautiful and natural setting. At Seagrove Park, you will be able to accommodate a ceremony for up to 200 seated guests. It is almost like having your private garden ceremony between the palm trees and the breathtaking cliff views that extend from Oceanside all the way to La Jolla!
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The Pacific Terrace is an extensive rooftop venue with the best ocean views. One can also see the views of Del Mar village! During the day it's filled with sun and salty air, and when night hits, it is a perfect location for watching the sunset. This is definitely one of the best places to kiss! The Pacific Terrace can accommodate up to 200 guests for a ceremony and reception. If you are looking for a venue with beautiful coastline views and village as your stunning backdrop, this is the one!
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The Sunset Terrace is located in the ocean view courtyard of the L'Auberge. This space offers magnificent sunset views. Not to mention, the photo ops are would be perfect with this backdrop! The Sunset Terrace is the perfect for small or private ceremonies and cocktail receptions. This space can also be used as a dining area. Sunset Terrace can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony, and 200 guests for cocktail receptions.
The Ocean Terrace is the most intimate space out of all the venues. For one looking for a secluded and personal ceremony or reception, the Ocean Terrace is the place to choose! Your guests will fall in love with the ocean views. The memories that are made will be adored forever.
Pricing & Information for Weddings at L'Auberge Del Mar
The L'Auberge Del Mar wedding packages range from $209-$229 per person. The most commonly chosen package is at $249 per person. Location fees do vary according to the ceremony location that you choose.
L'Auberge Del Mar commits to one wedding per evening. They are able to accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests. Saturday dates are in high demand, so there is a minimum requirement of cost in food and beverage.
However, they do book many weddings with a smaller food and beverage minimum. If this is something that is of concern, you may choose to have your wedding in their off season of December March, book on an available date in the next 6 months, or book on a Friday or Sunday.
With the packages, the couples may enjoy outdoor ceremonies in a choice of 2 separate locations. In addition to this, they get to have an outdoor cocktail hour and ocean view dinner under the stars. Once dinner, toasts, and dances are finished, your guests will be surprised with a dance floor, cocktails, and dessert lounge. This is located in the Platinum Ballroom. The Ballroom is lined with beautiful crystal chandeliers and an outdoor waterfall terrace!
The bride and groom choose their start time. The end time for the Platinum Ballroom is at 11pm. There is also a Living Room Lobby Bar, that is open until 2am for those of you that would like to keep the party going!
For more information, contact us at Willmus Weddings.
Here at Willmus Weddings, we are a full service wedding planning, photography and videography company. Located in San Diego, we have the knowledge and experience to help you create a perfect wedding whether you are local, or choosing this as a destination. Our job is to take the stress off of your shoulders, and allow you to truly enjoy your wedding day. After all, this should be one of the best days of your lives!
There are many San Diego Wedding Venues. However, the city of Del Mar is special in its own way. Del Mar is known for its pristine beaches. There are many great restaurants, cafes and parks, which makes Del Mar a lovely place to live or retire. Out of all of the Del Mar wedding venues to choose from, in our opinion, L'Auberge Del Mar is one of the best.
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