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Levyland Estates

Carlsbad , CA
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Carlsbad, CA 92008 US (map)

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Celebrate your special day in this spectacular ocean-front lagoon home. A private, unique setting with endless possibilities to create ever-lasting memories. Levyland Estates is the... Read more
Celebrate your special day in this spectacular ocean-front lagoon home. A private, unique setting with endless possibilities to create ever-lasting memories. Levyland Estates is the ultimate location for your ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. Levyland Estates rents by the week, providing time for stress-free preparations of your wedding - and time for rest and relaxation! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.7/5.0
Levyland Estates is not only a GORGEOUS wedding venue, but a fantastic way to celebrate with friends and family for an entire week. We were able to have family members stay and get to know each other through the week. The property is quite picturesque with a beautiful garden, lush plants, trees and flowers alongside the lagoon reserve and ocean. The main house & tree house were quite comfortable with a breezy, open feel that created a relaxed beach ambience. The amenities were perfect for 10 people for a week, and we appreciated having a laundry room and full kitchen. We were able to slowly prepare for the wedding while taking breaks for beach time, lawn games and BBQing. It is very close to Carlsbad Village, so we ventured out to the cute restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and grocery store. We loved that the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception were all on one site, and they were quite flexible with decor. Levyland staff (Anne is awesome!) were quick to respond to any issues or questions.

A few things to keep in mind:
Levyland is SO worth the price. With smart planning and a good coordinator we stayed in budget since we controlled all vendors and rentals.

The music regulations are extremely strict so make sure you meticulously stick to the rules they provide. I suggest coming up with a good A/V plan with Levyland staff to help alleviate any issues that could arise.

Hotels book quickly in summer, so make sure you get on that right away.

Prepare for evening mosquitos...just do it.

Overall we had an amazing week and it helped create an unforgettable wedding! Our families and friends are still talking about how incredibly special it was, and we are hoping to go back someday! Thanks Levyland!
Levyland Estates is not only a GORGEOUS wedding venue, but a fantastic way to celebrate with friends and family for an Read more...
Levyland Estates is not only a GORGEOUS wedding venue, but a fantastic way to celebrate with friends and family for an entire week. We were able to have family members stay and get to know each other through the week. The property is quite picturesque with a beautiful garden, lush plants, trees and flowers alongside the lagoon reserve and ocean. The main house & tree house were quite comfortable with a breezy, open feel that created a relaxed beach ambience. The amenities were perfect for 10 people for a week, and we appreciated having a laundry room and full kitchen. We were able to slowly prepare for the wedding while taking breaks for beach time, lawn games and BBQing. It is very close to Carlsbad Village, so we ventured out to the cute restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and grocery store. We loved that the rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception were all on one site, and they were quite flexible with decor. Levyland staff (Anne is awesome!) were quick to respond to any issues or questions.

A few things to keep in mind:
Levyland is SO worth the price. With smart planning and a good coordinator we stayed in budget since we controlled all vendors and rentals.

The music regulations are extremely strict so make sure you meticulously stick to the rules they provide. I suggest coming up with a good A/V plan with Levyland staff to help alleviate any issues that could arise.

Hotels book quickly in summer, so make sure you get on that right away.

Prepare for evening mosquitos...just do it.

Overall we had an amazing week and it helped create an unforgettable wedding! Our families and friends are still talking about how incredibly special it was, and we are hoping to go back someday! Thanks Levyland! Read less
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Lyndsay
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Levyland turned out to be everything we wanted and more! Such a beyond gorgeous location and added that homey touch I was looking for in a venue. I loved that we had the place all week as it took much of the stress away from the wedding day itself and we were also able to host numerous other get-togethers as well (rehearsal dinner, beach day, bbq, morning after brunch, floral arranging party). The professional staff, especially Anne, were all very prompt and reliable. We loved everything about it and it will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Levyland turned out to be everything we wanted and more! Such a beyond gorgeous location and added that homey touch I was Read more...
Levyland turned out to be everything we wanted and more! Such a beyond gorgeous location and added that homey touch I was looking for in a venue. I loved that we had the place all week as it took much of the stress away from the wedding day itself and we were also able to host numerous other get-togethers as well (rehearsal dinner, beach day, bbq, morning after brunch, floral arranging party). The professional staff, especially Anne, were all very prompt and reliable. We loved everything about it and it will always hold a special place in our hearts! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
Beautiful home used as a wedding venue. The architecture is stunning and earthy. Beach access for a wedding ceremony is the main selling point. Private property provides flexibility with selecting vendors and hosting your own festivities which was memorable. The downside is the lagoon just next to the house is swarming with mosquitos which engulfs the property when the sun goes down EVERY NIGHT. We had to surround the site with 25 tiki torches, bug spray for guests, a mosquito app playing through the speakers, and OFF motorized fan clip on repellant on the evening of our wedding to minimize the mosquitos to a tolerable level. Ask to see a previous contract so you can get an idea of all the do's and don't as well as extra costs before you provide a deposit as there are a lot of rules for the site that may not be inline with your vision of your stay let alone the most important day of your life. One thing we noted that was surprising, you would think the beds would be of better quality to go with the modern and relaxing feel of the venue. Both the master bed and the guest house bed were of poor quality and the pull out beds in both houses were as thin as a prison mattress you see on tv, which came equipped with complementary springs coming through the mattress. Along the same lines, the industrial kitchen was not well equipped at all, in fact the kitchen supplies are very bare essentials. On a side note, working with Anne was great, she was able to show the property multiple times and was very helpful with answering questions and putting our mind at ease when it came time to stay. It's hard to think this beautiful venue will be remembered more for the mosquitos than its stunning architecture and relaxing atmosphere. I would however still recommend this venue to anyone for a wedding because it is beautiful, accommodates a beach ceremony, flexibility with vendors and is a relaxing place to stay for just under a week and Anne the site manager is great to work with.
Beautiful home used as a wedding venue. The architecture is stunning and earthy. Beach access for a wedding ceremony is Read more...
Beautiful home used as a wedding venue. The architecture is stunning and earthy. Beach access for a wedding ceremony is the main selling point. Private property provides flexibility with selecting vendors and hosting your own festivities which was memorable. The downside is the lagoon just next to the house is swarming with mosquitos which engulfs the property when the sun goes down EVERY NIGHT. We had to surround the site with 25 tiki torches, bug spray for guests, a mosquito app playing through the speakers, and OFF motorized fan clip on repellant on the evening of our wedding to minimize the mosquitos to a tolerable level. Ask to see a previous contract so you can get an idea of all the do's and don't as well as extra costs before you provide a deposit as there are a lot of rules for the site that may not be inline with your vision of your stay let alone the most important day of your life. One thing we noted that was surprising, you would think the beds would be of better quality to go with the modern and relaxing feel of the venue. Both the master bed and the guest house bed were of poor quality and the pull out beds in both houses were as thin as a prison mattress you see on tv, which came equipped with complementary springs coming through the mattress. Along the same lines, the industrial kitchen was not well equipped at all, in fact the kitchen supplies are very bare essentials. On a side note, working with Anne was great, she was able to show the property multiple times and was very helpful with answering questions and putting our mind at ease when it came time to stay. It's hard to think this beautiful venue will be remembered more for the mosquitos than its stunning architecture and relaxing atmosphere. I would however still recommend this venue to anyone for a wedding because it is beautiful, accommodates a beach ceremony, flexibility with vendors and is a relaxing place to stay for just under a week and Anne the site manager is great to work with. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.7/5.0
Levyland Estates was such a beautiful venue. We fell in love with it because it was unique, on the beach, modern and we could have our own vendors. We loved that we had the house from Tuesday - Monday so we had time to settle in and get things ready before the wedding on Saturday. All of our family/friends and guests were so impressed with the house and grounds. Most said it was such a great wedding... unlike most that they've been to in the past.

I gave it a 4.5 in value because it is kind of pricey given the fact that you have to rent all of the chairs, tables, silverware, glasses, etc. for the wedding but if you think about the fact that you have it for a whole week (and not just one night like most venues) then it seems fair. Plus, depending on the kind of wedding you have, you can control how much stuff you rent. I loved that.

I gave flexibility a 4 because you have to rent it from Tuesday - Monday... no exceptions. Also, you have to pay extra per head over the amount of guests you initially say you will have. That was a bummer because we had 20 guests over our 125 limit RSVP and we had to pay an extra $200. But then some of our guests flaked at the last minute or never showed up (so rude!). So, it sucked that we paid extra and for people who never showed. Oh well... what are you going to do?

Other than that... the place is amazing. You have your own private entrance to the beach. A lot of my relatives were saying they'd like to rent it again for a family reunion.

One more thing... Anne - the property manager, is so great. She's so nice and friendly and she will give you tour of the property (only on Mondays) and help you imagine what your wedding will be like there. I invited her to the wedding I liked her so much!
Levyland Estates was such a beautiful venue. We fell in love with it because it was unique, on the beach, modern and we Read more...
Levyland Estates was such a beautiful venue. We fell in love with it because it was unique, on the beach, modern and we could have our own vendors. We loved that we had the house from Tuesday - Monday so we had time to settle in and get things ready before the wedding on Saturday. All of our family/friends and guests were so impressed with the house and grounds. Most said it was such a great wedding... unlike most that they've been to in the past.

I gave it a 4.5 in value because it is kind of pricey given the fact that you have to rent all of the chairs, tables, silverware, glasses, etc. for the wedding but if you think about the fact that you have it for a whole week (and not just one night like most venues) then it seems fair. Plus, depending on the kind of wedding you have, you can control how much stuff you rent. I loved that.

I gave flexibility a 4 because you have to rent it from Tuesday - Monday... no exceptions. Also, you have to pay extra per head over the amount of guests you initially say you will have. That was a bummer because we had 20 guests over our 125 limit RSVP and we had to pay an extra $200. But then some of our guests flaked at the last minute or never showed up (so rude!). So, it sucked that we paid extra and for people who never showed. Oh well... what are you going to do?

Other than that... the place is amazing. You have your own private entrance to the beach. A lot of my relatives were saying they'd like to rent it again for a family reunion.

One more thing... Anne - the property manager, is so great. She's so nice and friendly and she will give you tour of the property (only on Mondays) and help you imagine what your wedding will be like there. I invited her to the wedding I liked her so much! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/23/2012
4.6/5.0
I had my wedding here over Thanksgiving weekend and it was an incredible value. Checked in Tuesday and had my immediate family stay with me (bride) on the property. Wednesday rehearsal dinner, Thursday Thanksgiving dinner, Friday wedding, Saturday farewell BBQ/brunch, Sunday unwind. Where else can you find a place for everyone to congregate for days leading up to the wedding?! This is the venue for you if you have family and friends who can help you set up and put things together. Also, if you're having a lot of out of town guests, this is great for having a place for everyone to meet up and hang out without having to be at a bar or restaurant.
I had my wedding here over Thanksgiving weekend and it was an incredible value. Checked in Tuesday and had my immediate Read more...
I had my wedding here over Thanksgiving weekend and it was an incredible value. Checked in Tuesday and had my immediate family stay with me (bride) on the property. Wednesday rehearsal dinner, Thursday Thanksgiving dinner, Friday wedding, Saturday farewell BBQ/brunch, Sunday unwind. Where else can you find a place for everyone to congregate for days leading up to the wedding?! This is the venue for you if you have family and friends who can help you set up and put things together. Also, if you're having a lot of out of town guests, this is great for having a place for everyone to meet up and hang out without having to be at a bar or restaurant. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
Levyland was the ideal place for our wedding! All my family and friends flew in from the midwest, and Levyland was where they stayed for the week leading up to the Big day. We were able to hold our rehearsal dinner on one part of the property, the ceremony on the beach, and the cocktail hour and reception on separate parts of the property. Each part was perfect and beautiful! It provided a very elegant setting for each event of the wedding.

Everyone loved the atmosphere! Also, by having the property for a week leading up to the wedding, it allowed us to have a centralized location for all out-of-town family to meet up periodically, and more importantly, for us to work on decor ahead of time. We loved it!
Levyland was the ideal place for our wedding! All my family and friends flew in from the midwest, and Levyland was where Read more...
Levyland was the ideal place for our wedding! All my family and friends flew in from the midwest, and Levyland was where they stayed for the week leading up to the Big day. We were able to hold our rehearsal dinner on one part of the property, the ceremony on the beach, and the cocktail hour and reception on separate parts of the property. Each part was perfect and beautiful! It provided a very elegant setting for each event of the wedding.

Everyone loved the atmosphere! Also, by having the property for a week leading up to the wedding, it allowed us to have a centralized location for all out-of-town family to meet up periodically, and more importantly, for us to work on decor ahead of time. We loved it! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/25/2012
4.2/5.0
This venue is very private and was beautifully landscaped! Perfect venue for a small wedding. We had our ceremony on the beach, but you could also have it in the yard. Either way it is beautiful. The house itself was perfect for our family to enjoy before and after the wedding. If you are having a DJ, check the noise regulations first, but we had a IPOd with rented speakers and it was fine. It was so perfect that we are already talking about having our 5year anniversary party here!
This venue is very private and was beautifully landscaped! Perfect venue for a small wedding. We had our ceremony on the Read more...
This venue is very private and was beautifully landscaped! Perfect venue for a small wedding. We had our ceremony on the beach, but you could also have it in the yard. Either way it is beautiful. The house itself was perfect for our family to enjoy before and after the wedding. If you are having a DJ, check the noise regulations first, but we had a IPOd with rented speakers and it was fine. It was so perfect that we are already talking about having our 5year anniversary party here! Read less
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JessicaH
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Levyland was exactly what we wanted in a venue - a place where we could reside for a week, have others stay with us, have our ceremony on the beach, and choose all our own vendors. Working with Annika and Anne was very easy. I could always reach them by phone or email and receive a quick response. They were very helpful and friendly. Levyland is a beautiful house in a nicely tucked away space in Carlsbad. The ocean is only a short walk away (about 1-2 minutes down the trail). The amenities are very comfortable and inviting. My husband and I stayed in the main house while my 2 bridesmaids shared the "Tree House" (the little house next to the main house). We did everything there the week leading up to our wedding: had family BBQ's, hung out at the beach, hosted rehearsal dinner, had our wedding, and hosted a Super Bowl Sunday party. It was a wonderful week. We feel we got a great value for our dollar since we were able to choose any vendors we wanted (we didn't have to choose off of some list) and we got to stay in the house for a week. The only downside was the train. It runs fairly often and on occasion at a point down the tracks from the house they do blow the horn. It wasn't noticeable during our reception or ceremony (on the beach), but it was difficult to sleep the first night. However, this one downside did not change my feelings that we had a perfect venue for our wedding. It was a magical day and a beautiful setting. Our guests loved the space and complimented our choice in Levyland.
P.S. I'm not sure how to rate the Flexibility option. On one hand, during your time there, you can do whatever you want on whatever schedule you please (Flexibility: 5 stars). However, on the other hand, the space has to be booked from Tuesday through Monday - the whole week and in no other increments (Flexibility: No Stars). I find this to be a minor thing, but it may matter to others.
Levyland was exactly what we wanted in a venue - a place where we could reside for a week, have others stay with us, have Read more...
Levyland was exactly what we wanted in a venue - a place where we could reside for a week, have others stay with us, have our ceremony on the beach, and choose all our own vendors. Working with Annika and Anne was very easy. I could always reach them by phone or email and receive a quick response. They were very helpful and friendly. Levyland is a beautiful house in a nicely tucked away space in Carlsbad. The ocean is only a short walk away (about 1-2 minutes down the trail). The amenities are very comfortable and inviting. My husband and I stayed in the main house while my 2 bridesmaids shared the "Tree House" (the little house next to the main house). We did everything there the week leading up to our wedding: had family BBQ's, hung out at the beach, hosted rehearsal dinner, had our wedding, and hosted a Super Bowl Sunday party. It was a wonderful week. We feel we got a great value for our dollar since we were able to choose any vendors we wanted (we didn't have to choose off of some list) and we got to stay in the house for a week. The only downside was the train. It runs fairly often and on occasion at a point down the tracks from the house they do blow the horn. It wasn't noticeable during our reception or ceremony (on the beach), but it was difficult to sleep the first night. However, this one downside did not change my feelings that we had a perfect venue for our wedding. It was a magical day and a beautiful setting. Our guests loved the space and complimented our choice in Levyland.
P.S. I'm not sure how to rate the Flexibility option. On one hand, during your time there, you can do whatever you want on whatever schedule you please (Flexibility: 5 stars). However, on the other hand, the space has to be booked from Tuesday through Monday - the whole week and in no other increments (Flexibility: No Stars). I find this to be a minor thing, but it may matter to others. Read less
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sandra_charlotte
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.3/5.0
This venue may not be for everyone, but for us it was a little slice of heaven!! Think of Levyland like a vacation rental. Plenty of room for cooking and entertaining! Not a lot of privacy, but we only invited our closest friends to stay at the house and we made it work. The feel is very organic and you can make the week as fancy or as low-key as you wish.
We just got back from our May wedding celebration and we were blown away by the fun we had. Every night was a party, every day we were in paradise. A walk to the beach, a quick drive to outlet shopping, blooming flower fields, activities galore!! The staff at Levyland was helpful and we think it was worth every penny!!! If you want the perfect food/rentals to go with this perfect venue look into Chef DK catering. We just got our slideshow back from Cantina Light Photographers and couldn't be happier. Our guests raved at the uniqueness of our celebration.
Please note: our wedding was small with only 40 guests. We had the ceremony on the lawn with photos on the beach.
This venue may not be for everyone, but for us it was a little slice of heaven!! Think of Levyland like a vacation rental. Read more...
This venue may not be for everyone, but for us it was a little slice of heaven!! Think of Levyland like a vacation rental. Plenty of room for cooking and entertaining! Not a lot of privacy, but we only invited our closest friends to stay at the house and we made it work. The feel is very organic and you can make the week as fancy or as low-key as you wish.
We just got back from our May wedding celebration and we were blown away by the fun we had. Every night was a party, every day we were in paradise. A walk to the beach, a quick drive to outlet shopping, blooming flower fields, activities galore!! The staff at Levyland was helpful and we think it was worth every penny!!! If you want the perfect food/rentals to go with this perfect venue look into Chef DK catering. We just got our slideshow back from Cantina Light Photographers and couldn't be happier. Our guests raved at the uniqueness of our celebration.
Please note: our wedding was small with only 40 guests. We had the ceremony on the lawn with photos on the beach. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
Beautiful venue, expensive, but worth the money if location is a must on your wish list.
Beautiful venue, expensive, but worth the money if location is a must on your wish list.
Beautiful venue, expensive, but worth the money if location is a must on your wish list. Read less
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