Beach Weddings in San Diego

Tips & Advice on getting married in San Diego ...

Beach weddings in San Diego are very popular and it’s easy to see why.

Think long stretches of beautiful beaches, dreamy resorts and beachfront hotels and great weather!

Over 35,000 wedding ceremonies take place in San Diego each year!

A very popular location for a beach wedding in the area is Coronado Beach.

The beach is divided into South Beach, Central Beach and North Beach.

If you’re going to have a small wedding here (say less than twenty five people) then there’s no need for a permit.

However, if you're going to be organizing a large wedding, you will need a permit.

Visit this helpful website here for more information on required permits.

Windansea Beach is another favorite beach with beach brides. Imagine stunning scenery and incredible sunsets … that’s Windansea Beach! This beach is ideal if you’re having a small wedding.


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You will have to apply for a permit here irrespective of the number of guests you will have. For more information on permits, visit the City of San Diego website.

Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and Ocean Beach are three other favorite locations.

If you’re thinking of getting married on any of these beaches, you will need to get a permit. Visit the City of San Diego website for more details.


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Coast Route 101 also offers some spectacular beaches that are perfect for beach weddings. These include Moonlight State Beach and Fletcher Cove Beach Park.

You will find countless beach hotels in San Diego. Some of the most popular ones for wedding receptions are the Hotel Del Coronado, the La Jolla Shores Hotel and the Grand Colonial.

As for San Diego Beach Resorts that are wedding-friendly, the Paradise Point Resort & Spa, the Kona Kai Resort & Spa and the Catamaran Resort are among the top favorite ones for beach weddings.


Getting married in San Diego: Marriage Licenses

If you’re getting married in San Diego, you will need to apply for a marriage license from any of the following three locations:

1) County Administration Center at 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 273, San Diego, CA 92101

2) San Marcos Branch Office at 141 East Carmel Street, San Marcos, CA 92078

3) El Cajon Branch Office at 200 South Magnolia, El Cajon, CA 92020

You will need to make an appointment since walk-ins are not accepted. To make an appointment at any of the above offices, call (619) 237-0502.


While you're in San Diego ...

With an average temperature of 73 degrees, San Diego boasts lots of activities and attractions for the visitor all year round.

Explore Old Town State Park, the Gaslamp District or Balboa Park … maybe go scuba diving, hiking or surfing.

Your options for outdoor activities are endless in San Diego.


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