If you’re working with a tiny budget, a destination wedding can sound like an impossible dream. Not necessarily.
Consider the new SpringHill Suites Marriott San Diego Oceanside, a wedding-friendly SoCal retreat a block from the San Diego beach. Though some features are standard-issue, the hotel boasts several solid wedding amenities. There’s a rooftop pool for your gang to lounge around the day before the wedding; a 4,000 square-foot deck that would be lovely for the ceremony; and a big function room with an outdoor patio for the reception. The adjacent restaurant, Hello Betty Fish House, makes a lively spot for a rehearsal dinner. And the palm-trees-and-Pacific views throughout are outstanding.
Casual, breezy, and friendly, the hotel champions good looks as well as affordability (those wedding pix are going to be gorgeous). Every room is a suite, which means the hotel is ideal for families, and for friends who want to split the cost of lodging. And with rates starting way below $150 a night, even folks who like their privacy won’t feel too much of a pinch.
Once warning: The Marriott Oceanside is next to the San Diego train tracks, and the noise won’t make light sleepers happy. On the other hand, a train whistle sounding during the ceremony could symbolize the start of a beautiful journey together.