L’AUBERGE DEL MAR: A luxurious seaside retreat for your San Diego wedding
L’Auberge Del Mar is one of Rick and my favorite coastal venues in San Diego to photograph weddings. The resort overlooks the sun-dappled waters of one of Southern California’s most beautiful beaches and offers the perfect balance of relaxed beach and upscale chic ambiance ideal for creating an unforgettable wedding experience. And with its hundred-plus guest rooms and suites and convenient location next to numerous restaurants, galleries, scenic trails, and the historic Del Mar Racetrack, it’s a great getaway for your guests where they can enjoy the whole weekend in one of the West Coast’s most desired coastal towns. Whether you are a local or planning a destination wedding from afar, L’Auberge will give you the feeling of really getting away from it all for a unique wedding weekend with your guests.
This destination luxury hotel is located in the heart of Southern California’s beautiful Village of Del Mar. The stylish seaside L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels, overlooks the Pacific Ocean and offers 121 comfortable guest rooms, an ocean-inspired wellness spa, relaxing pool area, and a private path to the beach. L’Auberge Del Mar is a hidden gem among Southern California wedding venues.
Ranked by Conde Nast as one of the top resorts in the world, this four-diamond luxury hotel is the perfect setting for a romantic beachside wedding. Whether you want an intimate wedding surrounded by your family and closest friends, or a grand affair, L’Auberge Del Mar is the place to create unforgettable memories and help you start the next chapter of your love story with style and elegance.
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT L’AUBERGE
What Rick and I love most about photographing at L’Auberge Del Mar is the upscale beachside ambiance and the visual variety. The soft color palette of the resort gives your photos an aerie, romantic vibe. And the versatility of the hotel decor and architecture can lend itself to a timeless, classic affair or a more relaxed, modern feel. The property also offers a variety of scenes to photograph in; from the rooftop of the resort and the surrounding gardens to the aerie resort lobby with wall to wall windows, giving us beautiful natural light to work with. And just a short walk away, there is a beautiful grassy park set up on the cliffs, the beach down below and an old brick train station across the street.
We also love that couples who marry at L’Auberge Del Mar receive the support of a dedicated and experienced wedding coordination department who will make sure that every element of the day is perfectly planned and executed. And the icing on the cake is that wedding guests who stay L’Auberge Del Mar can enjoy boutique shopping in the village, hiking at Torrey Pines State Reserve or watch a race at the historic Del Mar Racetrack.
As a bride or groom at L’Auberge, you have three location options for your ceremony.
Seagrove Park is located steps away from the resort and can accommodate up to 200 guests for the wedding ceremony and features scenic views of the Pacific Ocean as well as a refreshing sea breeze.
The Pacific Terrace is another gorgeous outdoor venue on the rooftop of the resort that can accommodate up to 250 guests with the Del Mar coastline and scenic village serving as your backdrop.
The Sunset Terrace is located in the resort’s Ocean View Courtyard, perfect for intimate ceremonies and/or cocktail receptions for up to 120 guests. If you time it right, the sun sets directly behind the altar.
The resort also has a few options for reception spaces. The Platinum Ballroom has nine-foot ceilings that can host up to 200 dinner guests, and the Emerald Ballroom holds up to 100 guests; the Sapphire Room and Emerald Terrace that each accommodate an intimate party of up to 40 guests, and more.
Our goal at Narrative Images is to help couples capture all of the meaningful moments from their big day, from the grand gestures to the intimate details and in between moments. With our extensive experience as wedding photographers, our intimate knowledge of and familiarity with the L’Auberge Del Mar resort, and our passion for helping you tell your story through breathtaking imagery, we are committed to helping you memorialize the most precious people and scenes from your wedding day.