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6 More Unique San Diego Wedding Venues We Love That You Need to See

In our last post, we wrote about 6 unique San Diego Wedding venues that we are all about here at Ivory & Lace. If you’re still looking for your dream spot but those weren’t quite cutting it, we’ve got 6 more venues for you to check out! Here we go…

7 | The Lafayette Hotel

Soak up the sophisticated retro glam of yesterday with the artsy amenities offered up by the Lafayette Hotel and Swim Club. It’s their eclectic yet retro sophistication, however, that really puts them on the map.

This venue offers five distinct rooms for your wedding. Check out their whimsical conservatory and courtyard fitted with colorful hanging umbrellas and human-sized gameboard. Or, enjoy an elegant affair in one of their two spacious ballrooms with retro clam-shaped stages and Corinthian columns.

You could also really make a splash with their poolside terrace and lounge! This expansive hotel can hold up to 500-people events, making it a true competitor among unique San Diego wedding venues.

beautiful umbrella ceremony room at the lafayette hotel in san diego

The Lafayette Hotel. Credit: Red Trolley Studios

8 | Luce Loft

unique san diego wedding at Luce Loft

Luce Loft. Credit: Makenzie Reese Photography

“Luce” – which is Spanish for “sweet” – is the perfect namesake for this ultra-cool loft. Luce Loft is a bold and beautiful urban development space located in Downtown San Diego.

Housed within the historic 1928 Carnation Dairy Factory, the Luce Loft specializes in hosting unique events here in San Diego. This factory space offers a high arching ceiling, stained concrete floors, sparkling Edison bulbs, industrial doors, intricate woodworking, and large dramatic windows; perfect for any edgy couple and their 150 guests! This industrial space also has a unique feature – an upper level. Ideal for cozy and intimate lounges, the upper level acts as a crow’s nest to the rest of the space.


Speaking of unique industrial spaces, check out the Liberty Station wedding venue, BRICK. Relatively new to the scene, this venue’s expansive interior oozes character with its texture and charm.

This large space offers vaulted 30′ ceilings, exposed metalwork, and all the brick your heart could desire. With such a large blank canvas at BRICK, you can really infuse your own character into this space.

Specialty rentals and floral installations are a must for dressing up this venue. Don’t be afraid to go big with this 310-person event space, she can handle it! Beware though, all décor has to be approved by the venue beforehand; that way they can make sure that all their brick is intact for the next event!

BRICK reception room and flowers at Liberrty Station

BRICK. Left, Right Credit: Garrett Richardson Photography

10 | Scripps Seaside Forum

Scripps Seaside Forum at UCSD offers a tasteful blend of modern architecture with California’s unrivaled coastal environment. This waterfront location has won multiple awards for its chic architecture, but its sunset views are the real show-stopper.

scripps seaside forum exterior shot

Scripps Seaside Forum. Credit: True Photography

This multi-functional event space pairs inviting and artistic interiors with state-of-the-art audio-visual compatibility. This venue really is designed like a forum! Its acoustically clever design, however, also boasts an indoor-outdoor foray into an outdoor garden plaza – perfect for the 200-person summer evening event.

This venue has floor-to-ceiling glass windows that empty onto a gorgeous tiled veranda with direct access to the beach. If you’re looking to have no travel time between the ceremony and getting those sandy shots, then this unique San Diego wedding venue is for you! It has exquisite shoreline views and is surrounded by lush and mature palm trees. So, if you crave the true Californian coastal wedding, the ocean break is calling your name at Scripps Seaside Forum.

11 | The Adventuress

beautiful bride at her wedding on the Adventuress in San Diego

The Adventuress. Credit: Samantha Bonpeniero Photography

Let’s enjoy the sea a little bit more, and actually, have your wedding on the open ocean with this luxury catamaran. The Adventuress is a private 60′ charter boat specially designed to tie the knot at sea.

Sail around the Big Bay or just along the coast with this one-of-a-kind floating venue. For their wedding packages, the Adventuress offers a 3-hour charter, officiant, floral arrangements, décor, wedding cake, champagne toast, and onsite coordination. This beauty is certified to carry up to 48 guests, so if a nautical micro wedding is your kind of thing, maybe a little sea-faring is in your future. The Adventuress is also great for those pre- and post-wedding events like engagements or proposals, receptions, showers, or bachelor/bachelorette parties.

wedding reception on the Adventuress

The Adventuress. Credit: Samantha Bonpeniero Photography

12 | Alta Mar Rooftop at Pier South Resort

The Alta Mar rooftop at Marriott’s Pier South Resort is the ultimate in beach weddings. With accommodations for up to 100 guests, this heated outdoor space has sweeping views of the Imperial Beach Pier, the Coronado Islands, and parts of Mexico.

amazing balcony used for wedding ceremonies and receptions at the pier south resort

Pier South Resort. Credit: Marriott

The Alta Mar rooftop has 180-degree views, fully seen through the large, clear glass railing. There are a few different venue options at this hotel and restaurant, but the Alta Mar Rooftop is the true gem.

Begin your unique San Diego wedding with an intimate ceremony on the sand or directly nearby at the resort itself, followed up by an incredible reception! This hotel works exclusively with the award-winning Cohen Group chefs at Sea180. Dine on customized food and drink menus in style while watching the sun go down over the Silver Strand. Finally, end your evening with one of their honeymoon suites located below your actual event space. That way you get to enjoy the views of the ocean from dusk till dawn.

Check out part 1 of our unique San Diego wedding venues list!

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