With its oceanfront location and intimate size, San Diego’s L’Auberge Del Mar lures couples who want to combine a casual Pacific mood with sophisticated touches. Though the pool is on the small size, there’s a private walkway right to the beach. And the farm-to-table restaurant is a winner.
Marrying right at the resort—there are a pair of pretty terraces—makes the most of its facilities and seaside setting, and is the path most couples take. But if you want to be literally inches from the sand, they’ll be happy to transport you via Wedding Coach (a six-seat battery-powered cart) to nearby Sea Grove Park, where you can follow the ceremony with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. There’s an in-house wedding coordination team and a range of pre- and post-wedding possibilities, including the option to take over the spa.
Keep In Mind
L’Auberge places emphasis on personal touches, and can recommend lots of ways to put your stamp on the day, from his ‘n’ hers cocktails concocted by the house mixologist to treating guests to chocolate chip cookies that have just emerged from the oven.