Weddings at the Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla

By: Grande Colonial Hotel / 01 Mar 2023
Wedding Couple in front of Grande Colonial


Engagement season has come to an end.  Now it's time to begin the planning of your big day!  Many of today's sophisticated couples are following the popular trend of taking their dreams for a picture perfect wedding to picturesque, out-of-town locations to say, "I do," or even renew their vows.  The Grande Colonial hotel La Jolla, located just above the beautiful Pacific waters on the Southern California coastline, is the ideal wedding venue.  With intimate weddings in mind, the Grande Colonial's facilities are ideal for wedding events for up to 70 guests and ceremonies for up to 120 guests.

With the property's tranquil color palette and European-style furnishings, this historic, 97-room hotel just 13 miles north of downtown San Diego is increasing in popularity with couples looking for that ultimately unique, special setting that many traditional wedding locations cannot offer.  "We offer couples an unmatched wedding destination," says Kim Avant, general manager.  "With the collective efforts of our creative, personalized wedding planner, our warm attentive service staff, and exquisite catering from award-winning, MICHELIN-recognized NINE~TEN Restaurant, our brides are confident that every detail of their most special day will be handled perfectly so the couple can relax and really enjoy themselves."

San Diego is known for its near-perfect climate giving many couples the chance to exchange vows outdoors in the Garden Courtyard, on the Grande Terrace or alongside the pool.  The 2,000-square-foot Garden Courtyard is located between the 8-suite Little Hotel by the Sea and 10-suite Garden Terrace wings and is adorned with rose gardens, terra-cotta pavers, colorful fountain and a built-in pergola serving as an altar for weddings.  With its ocean-view and natural beauty, the Garden Courtyard provides the idyllic venue for outdoor wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions.  Both the Little Hotel by the Sea and Garden Terrace wings can also be bought out for private wedding events.  The outdoor Terrace, overlooking the garden pool with views to the ocean, also offers an idyllic outside location for an afternoon luncheon, a wedding ceremony or a sunset reception.

Three newly renovated indoor facilities are also available for special wedding events.  The Sun Room offers a fresh, inviting atmosphere for receptions with room for up to 70 guests to enjoy sit-down dining plus a small dance floor.  The beautiful, elegant La Jolla Room has private street entrance and a baby grand piano and is the perfect place for a reception as well.  Both private event rooms offer inviting atmospheres for rehearsal dinners, pre or post wedding brunches, and bridal showers.  The Grande Colonial offers complete wedding packages, which include a complimentary wedding night room for the couple.  Room blocks of 10 or more for family and friends are available and come with sweeping ocean views from many of the rooms. 

The Grande Colonial's Wedding Coordinator, Daisy Carrillo, is also a catering expert and she offers brides-to-be extended flexibility in menu planning.  Couples can choose from a variety of menus – buffets, hors d'oeuvres, and three or four course meals.  On-site NINE-TEN Restaurant features our unique brand of fresh cuisine.  The sophisticated elegance of the Grande Colonial combined with NINE~TEN's award-winning cuisine sets the stage for your most memorable event. 

A captivating feature of the Grande Colonial is its central location in the heart of La Jolla.  The hotel is steps away from some of the finest shopping in the village, as well as the gorgeous beaches for which La Jolla is famous.  The Grande Colonial is the perfect spot for couples who want to have a unique and intimate wedding in one of the most beautiful locations in the nation.

For more information regarding weddings or special events at the Grande Colonial, call Daisy Carrillo at (858) 729-5382 or email: Or click HERE to request a custom proposal.

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