Weddings and Special Events

Planning a wedding or special event in Southern California or San Diego? Oceanside is the destination that your guests will thank you for!

If your dream Southern California wedding or special event includes cool breezes and a temperate climate with a relaxing and easy vibe, then you’ve found the best destination.

Oceanside has a casual coastal elegance complemented by warm sandy beaches, a romantic wooden pier and Cape Cod-style harbor village. We are a family-friendly community with unlimited outdoor activities and a thriving craft beer and dining scene to enhance your event and entice your guests.

We have one of the few places in the country where you can hold outdoor wedding ceremonies, receptions and celebrations year-round. Our weather has been rated by USA Today as the second most ideal climate in the United States, and the fifth most ideal weather in the world. Sunny and 70 is predicted for your next Oceanside wedding or special event.

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Wedding and Event Venues

Many of Oceanside’s wedding and event venues take advantage of the outdoor lifestyle, however we offer a variety of locations that range from traditional meeting space to one-of-a-kind museums, historical buildings, parks, private garden estates and beach front venues. 

Ballrooms

The Seabird Seagaze Ballroom Oceanside

Oceanside has several ballrooms that offer full-service banquet and menu planning to help your event run smooth. Several of our ballrooms are within our hotel properties which will entice your guests to have an overnight stay so they can maximize their fun.

Country Clubs & Estates

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A country club and estate wedding has long been a time-honored tradition for couples with family ties to a venue. They also generally provide picturesque backdrops featuring expansive green spaces and open sky views. Perfect for all gatherings, many of our Oceanside golf courses and estates make event planning easy with catering included.

Historic Settings

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With so many changes in life, it’s nice to know that historic sites will remain a constant. If you want to return to the site where you got married years down the road, you’ll have the comfort of knowing there will be little change. There is a certain air of sophistication that pairs with historic buildings. When you throw your wedding celebrations at venues that have history, you add a touch of class to your event.

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Wagner Event Center El Corazon

Are you the event planner that likes to add your own special touch? Oceanside is home to many banquet halls and community centers that offer room rentals only. They may be a little more work to put together, but you can save money and create a custom event to fit your personality and budget.

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We're Here to Help!

Start your planning with our digital Wedding and Special Event guide. Visit Oceanside’s list of area wedding, special event and banquet venues, vendor referrals, and local accommodations is one stop shop for event information. The guide also includes group dining locations along with activities and excursions for your entire group to enjoy together!

Contact Michelle Martini-Brown for personalized area recommendations and assistance with setting up your room blocks in Oceanside. michelle@visitoceanside.org / direct/text 858-355-9084.

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