Get Married in Oceanside Now
Note: This blog was written when San Diego County was in Tier 1 or the Purple Tier. For the most up to date information on COVID-19 Health Orders in San Diego please refer to the San Diego County COVID-19 Website. For details on what is permitted under what tier level, please see the State of California COVID-19 site under the Worship section.
We know getting married during a worldwide pandemic wasn’t what you envisioned, but there are still ways to joyously celebrate safely now. If you’re looking into where can you get married now in Oceanside and what the guidelines are, we’ve reached out to our partners for the latest information and offerings. As of now, cultural and religious ceremonies in San Diego County can take place outdoors as well as indoors at 25% capacity, and restaurants can also operate in an outdoor setting. Here is what we know is open and available for booking your wedding right now.
City of Oceanside Parks and Beaches
The City of Oceanside has multiple venues, including beaches and parks that are available to you under the current guidelines.
- Outdoor ceremony only
- No reception activity of any kind (that includes a cake cutting/champagne toast, etc)
- 50 people maximum
- Masks are to be worn at all times
- Social distancing must be maintained between household groups
To apply for a permit for the following city venues contact the City of Oceanside’s special events department.
Arrowood Golf Course
Arrowood sits on a scenic hilltop by the San Luis Rey Valley, only about 10 miles from the coastline. A uniquely convenient venue for weddings and special events with breathtaking views. Get married at the 1st tee at Arrowood Golf Course with stunning views of the valley. Their outdoor patio is also available for an intimate dinner gathering. They are currently offering $500 off for any wedding booked in 2021. For more information and to book a tour, visit arrowoodgolf.com/weddings.
One of the most beautiful wedding estates in North San Diego County, Botanica (Formerly Paradise Falls), is under new management by Trademark Venues! This hidden tropical paradise surrounded by natural spring bed waterfalls and ponds enjoys refreshing coastal breezes. This venue is host to one wedding per day with an undeniable sense of privacy and tranquility.
Since Trademark Venues adheres to restaurant guidance, open-air ceremonies and private dining events can commence. Their planning and coordination team is putting together personalized and adaptable plans for your wedding that maximizes safety, fun, and beauty.
To reach out to their Coordination and Planning Team or to talk to a member of the Client Relations Team to reserve a date for your wedding, please call 760-510-1606.
El Camino Country Club
Surrounded by towering eucalyptus and Monterey pines, this beautiful venue is a wonderful location for wedding receptions and ceremonies. The grounds are perfectly kept with gorgeous floral landscaping throughout. The rolling hills surrounding the course are a beautiful backdrop for the many ceremonies held here every year. Guests will enjoy sweeping views while watching you exchange vows under the enchanting gazebo.
The stunning El Camino Country Club is open and currently welcoming weddings for up to 50 guests. They also fall under restaurant guidelines and can host private dinner receptions on their outdoor patio.
For more information or to request a tour (by appointment only) elcaminoclub.com/weddings-events
Oceanside Museum of Art
The Orchid Award-winning Central Pavilion designed by Modernist architect Frederick Fisher offers a sleek, contemporary setting to welcome any event décor. Its stunning façade with retractable glass doors opening onto the terrace allows for flexible use of space that can currently accommodate up to 50 guests. The historic Irving Gill-designed wing is a National Historic Landmark Building created in the Mission Revival style, adding an elegant photographic backdrop. Galleries inside are full of inspiring art exhibitions that will add to your guests’ enjoyment.
Coming Soon in 2021
Oceanside is home to two new oceanfront beach resorts by Hyatt, The Seabird Resort and Mission Pacific Hotel. These new venues will offer high-end luxury weddings and events. Offering space for both low-key ceremonies or grand extravagant affairs, Mission Pacific offers five venues to host the wedding of your dreams. Facing the iconic Top Gun House (Graves House), Pacific Garden is the premier outdoor venue with 2,800 square feet of space for up to 310 guests. At The Seabird Resort choose from a wide array of beautifully appointed venues, some with brilliant ocean views or breezy outdoor spaces. From a large ballroom overlooking an expansive terrace to more intimate spaces offering privacy, this resort makes it easy to plan an event that fits your unique vision. The Grand Coastal Ballroom will host a banquet of up to 460 guests. Both resorts are looking to open late Spring 2021 and are currently booking summer events.
Expected in late 2021 is the El Corazon Aquatic Center featuring a new multi-purpose function hall. While the detailed specs for this space are still being determined, this ballroom is expected to hold around 200 for a seated reception. The space will open up into the courtyard providing the perfect indoor/outdoor experience for your wedding.
Contact us using the form below and we’ll keep you updated on the opening status of these venues.
How Can We Help You?
Visit Oceanside’s list of area wedding, special event and banquet venues, vendor referrals, and local accommodations is one stop shop for event information. This guide includes Oceanside’s venues categorized by type and includes capacity details, contact information, and catering options. The guide also includes group dining locations along with activities and excursions for your entire group to enjoy together! Prefer to chat? Call Michelle Martini-Brown for personal planning assistance at 760-458-6016.
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