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12 Awesome San Diego Restaurants for Your Wedding Day

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Wedding season is here, and although most couples have already booked their wedding reception spots, there are surely some newly-engaged folks who need some guidance; here's a list, which includes a mix of hotel dining rooms and stand-alone restaurants, that will ably host your special day's dinner.

Note: spots are not ranked.

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1. Bertrand at Mister A's

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2550 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 239-1377
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Perched high above 5th Avenue, The Park Room at this iconic restaurant, overlooking Balboa Park, seats 80 but can be expanded as a partial buyout to accommodate up to 180 guests. Tack on the patio, with its city views, for a pre-dinner cocktail hour or post-dinner dancing.

2. Solare Ristorante Italiano Pizzeria Lounge

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2820 Roosevelt Rd
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 270-9670
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With room for 100 guests, and steps away from multiple wedding ceremony venues within Liberty Station, Solare's menu from executive chef Accursio Lota blends Lota's Southern Italian heritage with seasonal San Diego ingredients.

3. George's at The Cove

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1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-4244
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Each level of this Prospect Street restaurant can be rented for a reception, from the below street-level George's California Modern, with panoramic beach views, to the rooftop ocean terrace.

4. The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 453-4420
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Incredible farm-to-table food, mindful service, views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the coastline, plus a variety of venues for both ceremonies and receptions make The Lodge an easy choice for all-in-one wedding destination. [Photo: Pam Scott]

5. Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

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910 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 964-5400
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If your reception is on the smallish side, there are several intimate private rooms plus two outdoor spaces that can accommodate wedding parties, catered by a talented kitchen led by executive chef Jason Knibb.

6. The Marine Room

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2000 Spindrift Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
(866) 644-2351
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Buy out the entire restaurant for both the ceremony and reception; it's as close as it gets to getting married on the beach, with all the amenities of a fine dining restaurant.

7. La Valencia Hotel

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1132 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-0771
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The Pink Lady has been hosting weddings, and wedding dinners, for decades. The Mediterranean setting includes indoor and outdoor ceremony options and several reception rooms, including THE MED dining room whose kitchen is overseen by executive chef James Montejano.

8. Pearl Chinese Cuisine

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11666 Avena Pl
San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 487-3388
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Located within view of a park complete with waterfalls, a pond and resident ducks, a Chinese banquet-style dinner here includes 10-plus courses that range from seafood to meat.

9. Hotel del Coronado

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1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118
(800) 468-3533
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This legendary hotel has seen many a wedding over its long history. Say on "I do" on the beach before dinner inside one of the Del's private rooms, whose catering options including the in-house team plus Indian and Kosher options.

10. The Grand Del Mar

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5300 Grand del Mar Ct
San Diego, CA 92130
(877) 245-2249
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This destination resort only hosts one wedding per day and includes private lawns, pavilions and even a chapel for ceremonies, plus private dining rooms and ballrooms that can accommodate everything from intimate receptions to grand blowouts.

11. Marina Kitchen

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333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 699-8222
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The bayside restaurant within the Marriot Marquis, led by chef Aron Schwartz, has multiple wedding reception venues, including The Dining Room for seated meals and The Pantry, which holds multiple food stations.

12. Fairweather

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795 J St
San Diego, CA 92101
The Petco Park-adjacent rooftop cocktail bar can also double as a reception venue, offering various all-inclusive packages that come with cocktails and lunch or dinner provided by the downstairs gourmet deli, Rare Form.

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1. Bertrand at Mister A's

2550 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
Perched high above 5th Avenue, The Park Room at this iconic restaurant, overlooking Balboa Park, seats 80 but can be expanded as a partial buyout to accommodate up to 180 guests. Tack on the patio, with its city views, for a pre-dinner cocktail hour or post-dinner dancing.
2550 5th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103

2. Solare Ristorante Italiano Pizzeria Lounge

2820 Roosevelt Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
With room for 100 guests, and steps away from multiple wedding ceremony venues within Liberty Station, Solare's menu from executive chef Accursio Lota blends Lota's Southern Italian heritage with seasonal San Diego ingredients.
2820 Roosevelt Rd
San Diego, CA 92106

3. George's at The Cove

1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
Each level of this Prospect Street restaurant can be rented for a reception, from the below street-level George's California Modern, with panoramic beach views, to the rooftop ocean terrace.
1250 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

4. The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
Incredible farm-to-table food, mindful service, views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and the coastline, plus a variety of venues for both ceremonies and receptions make The Lodge an easy choice for all-in-one wedding destination. [Photo: Pam Scott]
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

5. Nine-Ten Restaurant and Bar

910 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
If your reception is on the smallish side, there are several intimate private rooms plus two outdoor spaces that can accommodate wedding parties, catered by a talented kitchen led by executive chef Jason Knibb.
910 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

6. The Marine Room

2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037
Buy out the entire restaurant for both the ceremony and reception; it's as close as it gets to getting married on the beach, with all the amenities of a fine dining restaurant.
2000 Spindrift Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037

7. La Valencia Hotel

1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
The Pink Lady has been hosting weddings, and wedding dinners, for decades. The Mediterranean setting includes indoor and outdoor ceremony options and several reception rooms, including THE MED dining room whose kitchen is overseen by executive chef James Montejano.
1132 Prospect St
La Jolla, CA 92037

8. Pearl Chinese Cuisine

11666 Avena Pl, San Diego, CA 92128
Located within view of a park complete with waterfalls, a pond and resident ducks, a Chinese banquet-style dinner here includes 10-plus courses that range from seafood to meat.
11666 Avena Pl
San Diego, CA 92128

9. Hotel del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
This legendary hotel has seen many a wedding over its long history. Say on "I do" on the beach before dinner inside one of the Del's private rooms, whose catering options including the in-house team plus Indian and Kosher options.
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

10. The Grand Del Mar

5300 Grand del Mar Ct, San Diego, CA 92130
This destination resort only hosts one wedding per day and includes private lawns, pavilions and even a chapel for ceremonies, plus private dining rooms and ballrooms that can accommodate everything from intimate receptions to grand blowouts.
5300 Grand del Mar Ct
San Diego, CA 92130

11. Marina Kitchen

333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
The bayside restaurant within the Marriot Marquis, led by chef Aron Schwartz, has multiple wedding reception venues, including The Dining Room for seated meals and The Pantry, which holds multiple food stations.
333 W Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

12. Fairweather

795 J St, San Diego, CA 92101
The Petco Park-adjacent rooftop cocktail bar can also double as a reception venue, offering various all-inclusive packages that come with cocktails and lunch or dinner provided by the downstairs gourmet deli, Rare Form.
795 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

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