The varieties of community parks in San Diego, California vary from oceans vistas to desert views. Some parks have lots of trees and others have lakes, ponds, sand or huge boulders. No matter what type of nature you prefer, San Diego Parks and Recreation has a park to fit your style. For the marriage minded, there are several parks in San Diego that offer wedding facilities, such as gazebos, pavilions and reception tents.
All of the parks with wedding facilities require advance reservations. It is a good idea to visit the park before you pay any deposit or make any reservation, just to make sure the area is what you picture it to be. Keep in mind each park can be visited on-line and most of the web sites show photos of the camping area, not the wedding pavilions or gazebos. Take a weekend drive and check it out before you decide. It might also be a great idea to camp overnight there, just to get a feel for the place.
If you’re not the camping sort, plan to visit the park at the time of day you plan on having the wedding so you can see the direction of the sun, the natural light available, bugs, wind and all that nature has to offer for any outdoor wedding. Keep in mind that your guest may be walking on dirt paths, rocks or other uneven ground and you should include this information in your invitation. With a little bit of planning before hand, you can have a wonderful event in a natural setting that your guests and family will remember for many years.
Check out this list of 10 available wedding locations within San Diego County.
Dos Picos Regional Park
17953 Dos Picos Park Road, Ramona
El Monte Regional Park
15805 El Monte Road, Lakeside
14787 Old Highway 80, El Cajon
Guajome Regional Park
3000 Guajome Road, Oceanside
Los Peñasquitos Ranch House
12020 Black Mountain Road, San Diego
Louis Stelzer Park
11480 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside
Rancho Guajome Adobe
2210 North Santa Fe Avenue, Vista
San Diego Botanical Garden
230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
San Dieguito Park
1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar
William Heise Park
4945 Heise Park Road, Julian
Department of Parks and Recreation, San Diego