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Pala Mesa Resort

Fallbrook , CA
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LOCATION

2001 Old Hwy 395
Fallbrook, CA US 92028 (map)

PHONE

760-238-4369

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ABOUT US

Offering a beautiful and serene location, ideal for a sunny Southern California Wedding. Pala Mesa Resort is the perfect destination for every wedding. Private venues boast indoor and... Read more
Offering a beautiful and serene location, ideal for a sunny Southern California Wedding. Pala Mesa Resort is the perfect destination for every wedding. Private venues boast indoor and outdoor sites joined with professional wedding services make Pala Mesa Resort the premiere wedding venue in North San Diego County. From ballroom to guestroom, it is truly an unforgettable experience.

It is wedding season all year long at Pala Mesa Resort! Our antique bell tower at the Garden Pavilion, elegant white tent at the Cliff Terrace, and lush garden setting create a timeless wedding venue perfect for any bride and groom. Guests are greeted by sweeping views, rock waterfalls, wrought iron bridges and our signature Grand Staircase. This backdrop allows for couples to choose nearly any style or theme for their special day- from rustic, vintage to simple elegance.

When creating the wedding of your dreams, our goal is simple: making you - the bride and groom - happy. We understand how important your special day is and recognize every wedding is truly unique. Pala Mesa Resort also offers customized menu planning for your wedding reception as well as special accommodation packages for your guests. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1964
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
133
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Pala Mesa is an outstanding and beautiful place to get married! I love how convenient it was to go from the ceremony straight to the reception, which was in a beautiful tented ballroom! The wedding coordinators were so incredible helpful and professional. They listening to my family and me intently and they provided responsive and valuable feedback. My wedding day overall was so incredibly organized and put together. They also catered our event which was great! The food was delicious and the service was efficient. Prior to the start of the wedding, Pala Mesa also provided a bridal suite for me and my bridesmaids to have lunch and get dressed in. After the wedding was over, my husband and I were also provided a honeymoon suite there at the resort. This venue was literally a dream come true. Everyone enjoyed the natural beautiful of the resort and it definitely made for great pictures!!!
Pala Mesa is an outstanding and beautiful place to get married! I love how convenient it was to go from the ceremony Read more...
Pala Mesa is an outstanding and beautiful place to get married! I love how convenient it was to go from the ceremony straight to the reception, which was in a beautiful tented ballroom! The wedding coordinators were so incredible helpful and professional. They listening to my family and me intently and they provided responsive and valuable feedback. My wedding day overall was so incredibly organized and put together. They also catered our event which was great! The food was delicious and the service was efficient. Prior to the start of the wedding, Pala Mesa also provided a bridal suite for me and my bridesmaids to have lunch and get dressed in. After the wedding was over, my husband and I were also provided a honeymoon suite there at the resort. This venue was literally a dream come true. Everyone enjoyed the natural beautiful of the resort and it definitely made for great pictures!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Lindsay
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! My husband and I got married here April 26, 2014 and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We booked a year in advance and were in constant communication. It was so easy to get a hold of them and they were so accommodating throughout the whole process. We wanted an open bar for the first hour and then just beer and wine the rest of the time. They have never done that before, but made it happen and the price was extremely fair.

The food at the wedding was delicious! Guests continued to tell me how great their meals were. For appetizers, we had cheese tables, jalapeno poppers, and mini pizzas. I had one friend tell me they were following around the jalapeno poppers just to get more! The food was seriously delicious and the service was great! Someone was always there to get me or my husband a drink as well... we never had to leave the dance floor! When we left the wedding to change before the after party, there was a cart there ready to take us to the suite and also water as I requested.

A week before the wedding we decided to rent the chardonnay suite for an after party. They gave us a great deal! We got to bring our own drinks and appetizers in and decorate as we wished. We had around 60 guests at the after party and the hotel made sure to put some of our young guests, as requested, near the chardonnay suite since we were probably going to get loud. The after party lasted until 3:30 in the morning and there were no problems!

The next morning we had a huge group come to breakfast at the hotel's restaurant. They were not expecting us as we had around 50 people. However, they were so accommodating and set us up in our own room for breakfast!

The wedding venue was beautiful. My husband and I just received the photos from our wedding and they are gorgeous. Guests keep talking about how amazing the reception tent was and how beautiful the ceremony was! I highly highly recommend Pala Mesa!
Wow! My husband and I got married here April 26, 2014 and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We booked a year Read more...
Wow! My husband and I got married here April 26, 2014 and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! We booked a year in advance and were in constant communication. It was so easy to get a hold of them and they were so accommodating throughout the whole process. We wanted an open bar for the first hour and then just beer and wine the rest of the time. They have never done that before, but made it happen and the price was extremely fair.

The food at the wedding was delicious! Guests continued to tell me how great their meals were. For appetizers, we had cheese tables, jalapeno poppers, and mini pizzas. I had one friend tell me they were following around the jalapeno poppers just to get more! The food was seriously delicious and the service was great! Someone was always there to get me or my husband a drink as well... we never had to leave the dance floor! When we left the wedding to change before the after party, there was a cart there ready to take us to the suite and also water as I requested.

A week before the wedding we decided to rent the chardonnay suite for an after party. They gave us a great deal! We got to bring our own drinks and appetizers in and decorate as we wished. We had around 60 guests at the after party and the hotel made sure to put some of our young guests, as requested, near the chardonnay suite since we were probably going to get loud. The after party lasted until 3:30 in the morning and there were no problems!

The next morning we had a huge group come to breakfast at the hotel's restaurant. They were not expecting us as we had around 50 people. However, they were so accommodating and set us up in our own room for breakfast!

The wedding venue was beautiful. My husband and I just received the photos from our wedding and they are gorgeous. Guests keep talking about how amazing the reception tent was and how beautiful the ceremony was! I highly highly recommend Pala Mesa! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We had contacted the Pala Mesa Resort for our Rehearsal Dinner after seeing wedding video at their beautiful golf club. We were wanting something cocktail style and informal and were having a hard time finding a place that could accommodate in that area. Everyone else we contacted was rude and snobby and telling us we could never have what we wanted and certainly not withing our budget. From the moment we spoke with someone at Pala Mesa they were professional, welcoming, and more than happy to help us. They even had us out for a tasting to put together a menu for us and our guests. They were so willing to work with our budget for our rehearsal, which after writing all the checks for the wedding we didn't want to break the bank on but we still wanted something very nice. I am so pleased with the service, the food, and the beautiful terrace they had us on. Thank you so much for getting my wedding weekend of to the perfect start!!
We had contacted the Pala Mesa Resort for our Rehearsal Dinner after seeing wedding video at their beautiful golf club. We Read more...
We had contacted the Pala Mesa Resort for our Rehearsal Dinner after seeing wedding video at their beautiful golf club. We were wanting something cocktail style and informal and were having a hard time finding a place that could accommodate in that area. Everyone else we contacted was rude and snobby and telling us we could never have what we wanted and certainly not withing our budget. From the moment we spoke with someone at Pala Mesa they were professional, welcoming, and more than happy to help us. They even had us out for a tasting to put together a menu for us and our guests. They were so willing to work with our budget for our rehearsal, which after writing all the checks for the wedding we didn't want to break the bank on but we still wanted something very nice. I am so pleased with the service, the food, and the beautiful terrace they had us on. Thank you so much for getting my wedding weekend of to the perfect start!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Mary
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We hosted my daughter's wedding at Pala Mesa Resort. The Garden Pavilion wedding venue is stunning, and there are beautiful places around the grounds for photos. The Cliff Terrace reception venue is also very nice. Briana, the wedding coordinator, was very efficient in helping us plan the day. I was unexpectedly thrilled with the banquet staff and the help we got the day of the wedding. Every detail that came up was beautifully handled by Leah or Ben. I felt free to enjoy our guests. The day was perfect.
We hosted my daughter's wedding at Pala Mesa Resort. The Garden Pavilion wedding venue is stunning, and there are Read more...
We hosted my daughter's wedding at Pala Mesa Resort. The Garden Pavilion wedding venue is stunning, and there are beautiful places around the grounds for photos. The Cliff Terrace reception venue is also very nice. Briana, the wedding coordinator, was very efficient in helping us plan the day. I was unexpectedly thrilled with the banquet staff and the help we got the day of the wedding. Every detail that came up was beautifully handled by Leah or Ben. I felt free to enjoy our guests. The day was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Amber
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
This venue was absolutely beautiful. Waterfalls at the ceremony site and in the reception area. Lush green grass and trees. All the guests loved the venue. I had a lot of family members to help me with getting the tables ready and assisting guests. The food was delish. We had Salmon and Chicken and it was really good. I look forward to going back in a year and celebrating our Anniversary.
This venue was absolutely beautiful. Waterfalls at the ceremony site and in the reception area. Lush green grass and Read more...
This venue was absolutely beautiful. Waterfalls at the ceremony site and in the reception area. Lush green grass and trees. All the guests loved the venue. I had a lot of family members to help me with getting the tables ready and assisting guests. The food was delish. We had Salmon and Chicken and it was really good. I look forward to going back in a year and celebrating our Anniversary. Read less
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Deb
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
As mother of the groom, we spent 4 days and 3 nights at Pala Mesa and experienced all it had to offer. Since we hosted our daughter's wedding last Fall in Napa at a similar type of golf resort (Silverado), I think we can make a good comparison. We gathered for family breakfast in the Aqua Terra restaurant, dined there with the bride's parents in the evening, held the rehearsal dinner in the sun room and the wedding and reception up the hill at the Bell Tower. The service was wonderful at every level -- everyone was so friendly and helpful. We were given a free upgrade on our rooms. While it's true that the rooms were built in the 60s/70s and the decor is not modern, it had a mountain retreat feeling to it that was not at all unpleasant. The wedding coordinators were exceptional from start to finish -- much better than Silverado. I was communicating with them up to 6 months prior to the wedding and they never forgot us, got the pricing right, explained everything in great detail and very clearly. The attention to detail was just what we needed, and they were right on the spot just when we needed them. The setting is very beautiful -- with the ceremony under a bell tower with a waterfall in the background. The reception was held in an outdoor tent with heaters that kept us warm after a sunset wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay -- and they took care of us, even though there were many other events going on, including a reality TV show golf fund raiser! Yet, it never felt like the wedding was over-shadowed by all of these other events. The General Manager came out to greet us right before the ceremony, which was a nice personal touch. All the food was very good, fresh, and well-served from the breakfast to the rehearsal dinner to the wedding. And the price was SO REASONABLE compared to Napa. Very good value for the money. I can honestly and whole-heartedly recommend Pala Mesa.
As mother of the groom, we spent 4 days and 3 nights at Pala Mesa and experienced all it had to offer. Since we hosted our Read more...
As mother of the groom, we spent 4 days and 3 nights at Pala Mesa and experienced all it had to offer. Since we hosted our daughter's wedding last Fall in Napa at a similar type of golf resort (Silverado), I think we can make a good comparison. We gathered for family breakfast in the Aqua Terra restaurant, dined there with the bride's parents in the evening, held the rehearsal dinner in the sun room and the wedding and reception up the hill at the Bell Tower. The service was wonderful at every level -- everyone was so friendly and helpful. We were given a free upgrade on our rooms. While it's true that the rooms were built in the 60s/70s and the decor is not modern, it had a mountain retreat feeling to it that was not at all unpleasant. The wedding coordinators were exceptional from start to finish -- much better than Silverado. I was communicating with them up to 6 months prior to the wedding and they never forgot us, got the pricing right, explained everything in great detail and very clearly. The attention to detail was just what we needed, and they were right on the spot just when we needed them. The setting is very beautiful -- with the ceremony under a bell tower with a waterfall in the background. The reception was held in an outdoor tent with heaters that kept us warm after a sunset wedding. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay -- and they took care of us, even though there were many other events going on, including a reality TV show golf fund raiser! Yet, it never felt like the wedding was over-shadowed by all of these other events. The General Manager came out to greet us right before the ceremony, which was a nice personal touch. All the food was very good, fresh, and well-served from the breakfast to the rehearsal dinner to the wedding. And the price was SO REASONABLE compared to Napa. Very good value for the money. I can honestly and whole-heartedly recommend Pala Mesa. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Daniellie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
BEAUTIFUL. ROMANTIC. ELEGANT. MY FAIRYTALE. Everyone loved the venue just as much as i did. They were great with communication and made sure i didn't stress over anything. Very organzied, and made sure that the whole day was only yours and no one elses. We had the venue from dawn to midnight. Thank you so much for everything!
BEAUTIFUL. ROMANTIC. ELEGANT. MY FAIRYTALE. Everyone loved the venue just as much as i did. They were great with Read more...
BEAUTIFUL. ROMANTIC. ELEGANT. MY FAIRYTALE. Everyone loved the venue just as much as i did. They were great with communication and made sure i didn't stress over anything. Very organzied, and made sure that the whole day was only yours and no one elses. We had the venue from dawn to midnight. Thank you so much for everything! Read less
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Janel
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Pala Mesa Resort is absolutely beautiful venue with a staff that is ready to meet your needs. Before booking Pala Mesa, I check out other venues in the area and was not impressed with their interactions with potential clients. At Pala Mesa, I had many people willing to show me the grounds and answer any questions that I had. I quickly booked my wedding date. During the planning process, they were readily available to answer all of my questions and requests.
The day of the wedding the food was fantastic. It tasted the same as it had the day of the tasting. The staff was very attentive and flexible. (We had to make many last minute changes due to the heat, 102 degrees!)
Overall, it was a very positive experience!
Pala Mesa Resort is absolutely beautiful venue with a staff that is ready to meet your needs. Before booking Pala Mesa, I Read more...
Pala Mesa Resort is absolutely beautiful venue with a staff that is ready to meet your needs. Before booking Pala Mesa, I check out other venues in the area and was not impressed with their interactions with potential clients. At Pala Mesa, I had many people willing to show me the grounds and answer any questions that I had. I quickly booked my wedding date. During the planning process, they were readily available to answer all of my questions and requests.
The day of the wedding the food was fantastic. It tasted the same as it had the day of the tasting. The staff was very attentive and flexible. (We had to make many last minute changes due to the heat, 102 degrees!)
Overall, it was a very positive experience! Read less
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Rachel W. de L.
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Pala Mesa seriously bent over backwards accommodating all of the special requests that my husband and I had before the wedding. The day ran so smoothly that I can't even honestly remember if there were any mistakes at all. It was a warm day so they even had servers find us where we were taking pictures with water and some of the passed trays that the guests were receiving at the cocktail hour. The reception was set up perfectly, even better than I had imagined. So thank you very much to Adele and Louise and the rest of the hard working staff at Pala Mesa for a wonderful day.
Pala Mesa seriously bent over backwards accommodating all of the special requests that my husband and I had before the Read more...
Pala Mesa seriously bent over backwards accommodating all of the special requests that my husband and I had before the wedding. The day ran so smoothly that I can't even honestly remember if there were any mistakes at all. It was a warm day so they even had servers find us where we were taking pictures with water and some of the passed trays that the guests were receiving at the cocktail hour. The reception was set up perfectly, even better than I had imagined. So thank you very much to Adele and Louise and the rest of the hard working staff at Pala Mesa for a wonderful day. Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Pala Mesa is the absolute greatest place to get married. The location is beautiful. It was the second venue I looked at and I took my mom and siater with me. When the wedding location was shown to us all we could say was "Wow." I knew I found the place I would be getting married! They helped give us a good deal and offered different packages to choose from which even included the cost of wedding cake! Kendra was wonderful to work with. She was so professional and responded to all my questions in a timely manner - no matter how silly they were. I knew I chose the right place to get married. Kendra is amazing!! She kept everyone on schedule and was always willing to help in any way possible. The service was great the day of the wedding. Guests were very pleased with the attention they got during dinner and courtesy of the waiters. Food was the best. Guests have been talking about how it was the most romantic and beautiful location. They all enjoyed themselves because Pala Mesa accomodated all their needs. Pala Mesa is THE best location to get married!!!
Pala Mesa is the absolute greatest place to get married. The location is beautiful. It was the second venue I looked at Read more...
Pala Mesa is the absolute greatest place to get married. The location is beautiful. It was the second venue I looked at and I took my mom and siater with me. When the wedding location was shown to us all we could say was "Wow." I knew I found the place I would be getting married! They helped give us a good deal and offered different packages to choose from which even included the cost of wedding cake! Kendra was wonderful to work with. She was so professional and responded to all my questions in a timely manner - no matter how silly they were. I knew I chose the right place to get married. Kendra is amazing!! She kept everyone on schedule and was always willing to help in any way possible. The service was great the day of the wedding. Guests were very pleased with the attention they got during dinner and courtesy of the waiters. Food was the best. Guests have been talking about how it was the most romantic and beautiful location. They all enjoyed themselves because Pala Mesa accomodated all their needs. Pala Mesa is THE best location to get married!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Aaren
Wedding:
8/28/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding was held at the Pala Mesa Resort almost a month ago (8/28/09) and let me first start by saying oh my goodness!!! Kendra Koenig should win an award for her kindness, sweetness, dedication to you, planning capabilities and everything in between. She made the planning process so easy and fun. Whatever she could do to help she did. Pala Mesa is a gorgeous venue to have your princess, fairytale wedding. And for the price....!!! My guests still tell me, wow you really must have spent a fortune....when in reality we didn't! I was your typical bride that had been dreaming about what my "day" would be like ever since I could remember. I wanted a beautiful wedding and knew, I was only going to get married once so I had to have what I wanted or I would regret it. My family and I visted soo many venues...including the Grand Tradition a few miles away. Yes, the GT is beautiful and stunning and all that, but holy crap....you could buy a house for what they charge!!! Its 5 hours and its over!!! Once I came across Pala Mesa I knew I was going to LOVE my wedding and have that princess wedding I'd always drempt of! The wait staff the night of was absolutely PERFECT almost to a fault....they took half eaten cake plates away when guests got up to dance....they thought they were done and wanted to clean up the tables! They food was amazing, Pala wins awards for there food and boy could you tell. The tent is gorgeous at night and looks exactly the way it does in the pictues in person. Kat the catering manager is so sweet, amazing and helpful! The spots to take pictures are to die for and the location is great.... even if you want a summer wedding because the ocean is just west and gives that cool nice breeze on a hot summer day/night. The one and only down fall I can think of was the nats. In the ceremony location (only) there were little nats that were flying in my husband and my eyes and mouths as we were trying to say our vows. Mist a tiny little bit of the sentless "Off" on you before you walk down the isle. :) But, again AMAZING location, staff, food and service. The golf carts bring your guests up and down the hill in a timely manner...they are NEVER waiting. The night of we got a free honeymoon sweet and when we got to our room that night there was chocholate covered strawberries in a tuxedo design with two flutes and champagne waiting for us with a sweet letter. WE LOVE PALA MESA RESORT!!! :) Thank you for making our dream wedding reality. Our guests will be talking for months, even years to come!!! :) Pricing: We spent $25,000 on our wedding. Pala Mesa was 15,000. The 15,000 included 110 people, the tables, chairs, ceremony site and fee, cake table, card table, cake cutting/serving, linens, china, gift table, wedding coordinator, 3 appetizers, 2 bottles of wine per table (seved by the wait staff), honeymoon suite the night of, parking for your guests and shuttle service, champagne/cider toast, one hour rehearsal, and sooo much more I am probably forgetting. Lets just say I am a tight wad and I was budgeting throughout the whole planning process visiting sooo many venues and Pala Mesa was by far the BEST price around for the beauty and service!!! The next day when we were checking out Kendra came up to us with a 900.00 check and said here you go you had some guests not show up so here's your refund for them. OMG!!!! You will NOT find a venue that does that for you...most the time you are screwed whether the guests show or not. CALL KENDRA....She'll amaze you every step of the way!
My wedding was held at the Pala Mesa Resort almost a month ago (8/28/09) and let me first start by saying oh my Read more...
My wedding was held at the Pala Mesa Resort almost a month ago (8/28/09) and let me first start by saying oh my goodness!!! Kendra Koenig should win an award for her kindness, sweetness, dedication to you, planning capabilities and everything in between. She made the planning process so easy and fun. Whatever she could do to help she did. Pala Mesa is a gorgeous venue to have your princess, fairytale wedding. And for the price....!!! My guests still tell me, wow you really must have spent a fortune....when in reality we didn't! I was your typical bride that had been dreaming about what my "day" would be like ever since I could remember. I wanted a beautiful wedding and knew, I was only going to get married once so I had to have what I wanted or I would regret it. My family and I visted soo many venues...including the Grand Tradition a few miles away. Yes, the GT is beautiful and stunning and all that, but holy crap....you could buy a house for what they charge!!! Its 5 hours and its over!!! Once I came across Pala Mesa I knew I was going to LOVE my wedding and have that princess wedding I'd always drempt of! The wait staff the night of was absolutely PERFECT almost to a fault....they took half eaten cake plates away when guests got up to dance....they thought they were done and wanted to clean up the tables! They food was amazing, Pala wins awards for there food and boy could you tell. The tent is gorgeous at night and looks exactly the way it does in the pictues in person. Kat the catering manager is so sweet, amazing and helpful! The spots to take pictures are to die for and the location is great.... even if you want a summer wedding because the ocean is just west and gives that cool nice breeze on a hot summer day/night. The one and only down fall I can think of was the nats. In the ceremony location (only) there were little nats that were flying in my husband and my eyes and mouths as we were trying to say our vows. Mist a tiny little bit of the sentless "Off" on you before you walk down the isle. :) But, again AMAZING location, staff, food and service. The golf carts bring your guests up and down the hill in a timely manner...they are NEVER waiting. The night of we got a free honeymoon sweet and when we got to our room that night there was chocholate covered strawberries in a tuxedo design with two flutes and champagne waiting for us with a sweet letter. WE LOVE PALA MESA RESORT!!! :) Thank you for making our dream wedding reality. Our guests will be talking for months, even years to come!!! :) Pricing: We spent $25,000 on our wedding. Pala Mesa was 15,000. The 15,000 included 110 people, the tables, chairs, ceremony site and fee, cake table, card table, cake cutting/serving, linens, china, gift table, wedding coordinator, 3 appetizers, 2 bottles of wine per table (seved by the wait staff), honeymoon suite the night of, parking for your guests and shuttle service, champagne/cider toast, one hour rehearsal, and sooo much more I am probably forgetting. Lets just say I am a tight wad and I was budgeting throughout the whole planning process visiting sooo many venues and Pala Mesa was by far the BEST price around for the beauty and service!!! The next day when we were checking out Kendra came up to us with a 900.00 check and said here you go you had some guests not show up so here's your refund for them. OMG!!!! You will NOT find a venue that does that for you...most the time you are screwed whether the guests show or not. CALL KENDRA....She'll amaze you every step of the way! Read less
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smill002
Wedding:
5/22/2009
5.0/5.0
The wedding planners/catering coordinators were awesome. Pala Mesa is the place to have a wedding if you want breathtaking surroundings and fabulous service. Kendra (our wedding coordinator) is a one of kind person that thinks of every detail and helped our wedding day go so smooth and worry-free. She went above and beyond to make our day so very special. We are so happy we choose this location and the people to work with there.
The wedding planners/catering coordinators were awesome. Pala Mesa is the place to have a wedding if you want breathtaking Read more...
The wedding planners/catering coordinators were awesome. Pala Mesa is the place to have a wedding if you want breathtaking surroundings and fabulous service. Kendra (our wedding coordinator) is a one of kind person that thinks of every detail and helped our wedding day go so smooth and worry-free. She went above and beyond to make our day so very special. We are so happy we choose this location and the people to work with there. Read less
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Kirstyn
Wedding:
4/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I loved this place!! Not only is it gorgeous, but they are so professional there, and respond in a timely manner - as in immediately! I highly recommend Pala Mesa as a place to have the wedding of your dreams!
I loved this place!! Not only is it gorgeous, but they are so professional there, and respond in a timely manner - as in Read more...
I loved this place!! Not only is it gorgeous, but they are so professional there, and respond in a timely manner - as in immediately! I highly recommend Pala Mesa as a place to have the wedding of your dreams! Read less
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eiLeeN
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Pala Mesa is such a romantic place to get married. Employees are so friendly and they will help you as much as they can and they will make you feel very important and special.
Pala Mesa is such a romantic place to get married. Employees are so friendly and they will help you as much as they can Read more...
Pala Mesa is such a romantic place to get married. Employees are so friendly and they will help you as much as they can and they will make you feel very important and special. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/6/2013
4.9/5.0
I have so many wonderful things to say about Pala Mesa. We just had our wedding there this past weekend and the whole experience was so great. Briana, Leah, and Luciana are wonderful and were so helpful through the entire process. They went above and beyond to make the day special and it took a lot of stress off of me knowing we had a great team behind us helping to make sure everything went smoothly. They accommodated even the most ridiculous requests and I'm so happy to have had the chance to work with them. The only snag we had was that someone was working on the lighting apparently prior to our wedding and our event was the first to test that out and it ended up blowing a fuse and we had to go without power for certain things. It was extremely hot so we couldn't turn the fans on and that bummed me out, but PMR was so apologetic and did everything they could to remedy the situation. Thank you guys so much - I would get married there 10x over :)
I have so many wonderful things to say about Pala Mesa. We just had our wedding there this past weekend and the whole Read more...
I have so many wonderful things to say about Pala Mesa. We just had our wedding there this past weekend and the whole experience was so great. Briana, Leah, and Luciana are wonderful and were so helpful through the entire process. They went above and beyond to make the day special and it took a lot of stress off of me knowing we had a great team behind us helping to make sure everything went smoothly. They accommodated even the most ridiculous requests and I'm so happy to have had the chance to work with them. The only snag we had was that someone was working on the lighting apparently prior to our wedding and our event was the first to test that out and it ended up blowing a fuse and we had to go without power for certain things. It was extremely hot so we couldn't turn the fans on and that bummed me out, but PMR was so apologetic and did everything they could to remedy the situation. Thank you guys so much - I would get married there 10x over :) Read less
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rxqueen01
Wedding:
11/8/2008
4.9/5.0
The site was amazing, the set-up was beautiful and the honeymood suite was great. The wedding was as close to perfect as I could have imagined, we started a little late due to another ceremony before ours, but that didn't ruin our fun. It was wonderful. Kat and Kendra (the wedding coordinators) were easy to talk to and get a hold of and did everything in their power to make sure everything was perfect.
The site was amazing, the set-up was beautiful and the honeymood suite was great. The wedding was as close to perfect as I Read more...
The site was amazing, the set-up was beautiful and the honeymood suite was great. The wedding was as close to perfect as I could have imagined, we started a little late due to another ceremony before ours, but that didn't ruin our fun. It was wonderful. Kat and Kendra (the wedding coordinators) were easy to talk to and get a hold of and did everything in their power to make sure everything was perfect. Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
3/8/2014
4.8/5.0
I got married at Pala Mesa about 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely wonderful! Luciana and Briana were fantastic to work with. They were always very welcoming when we stopped by and greeted us with hugs! The venue is beautiful along with the tent. It's the classiest tent I've ever seen! I love that the whole floor is the dance floor instead of a 10x 10 wood plank which gave us more freedom to move around. Guests commented that the food was delicious. We also had our rehearsal dinner here, and guests commented the food was delicious that night too.

Luciana and Briana were quick to respond, usually within a day and were very flexible when last minute changes needed to be made. They didn't make me feel bad at all when I kept changing plans or ideas. Also on the night before the wedding, the resort left cheese platters and wine in both our rooms. On the wedding night, they left us chocolate covered strawberries.

The only reason for the 4 star on professionalism is because of an incident with one of the bar tenders and my husband. My husband was backing up his car towards the tent to pack our belongings and one of the bar tenders was very rude to him and accused him of being drunk. He doesn't drink- he's just bad at backing up the car. Also he had some issues with one of the coordinators throwing empty boxes into our car when she told me we could leave the trash there.

Overall, Pala Mesa was a beautiful place to get married and the staff were very accommodating.
I got married at Pala Mesa about 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely wonderful! Luciana and Briana were fantastic to work Read more...
I got married at Pala Mesa about 2 weeks ago and it was absolutely wonderful! Luciana and Briana were fantastic to work with. They were always very welcoming when we stopped by and greeted us with hugs! The venue is beautiful along with the tent. It's the classiest tent I've ever seen! I love that the whole floor is the dance floor instead of a 10x 10 wood plank which gave us more freedom to move around. Guests commented that the food was delicious. We also had our rehearsal dinner here, and guests commented the food was delicious that night too.

Luciana and Briana were quick to respond, usually within a day and were very flexible when last minute changes needed to be made. They didn't make me feel bad at all when I kept changing plans or ideas. Also on the night before the wedding, the resort left cheese platters and wine in both our rooms. On the wedding night, they left us chocolate covered strawberries.

The only reason for the 4 star on professionalism is because of an incident with one of the bar tenders and my husband. My husband was backing up his car towards the tent to pack our belongings and one of the bar tenders was very rude to him and accused him of being drunk. He doesn't drink- he's just bad at backing up the car. Also he had some issues with one of the coordinators throwing empty boxes into our car when she told me we could leave the trash there.

Overall, Pala Mesa was a beautiful place to get married and the staff were very accommodating. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We couldn't of dreamed of a more beautiful place for our outdoor wedding. Pala Mesa has a great location and all the amenities for the perfect wedding. Brianna was our wedding coordinator and she was awesome! She made sure everything was taken care of and the day of the wedding she didn't miss a beat. All the staff at the reception did a great job covering all the services. All of our guests raved about the food. They went above and beyond our expectations and I would recommend having a wedding there to anyone.
We couldn't of dreamed of a more beautiful place for our outdoor wedding. Pala Mesa has a great location and all the Read more...
We couldn't of dreamed of a more beautiful place for our outdoor wedding. Pala Mesa has a great location and all the amenities for the perfect wedding. Brianna was our wedding coordinator and she was awesome! She made sure everything was taken care of and the day of the wedding she didn't miss a beat. All the staff at the reception did a great job covering all the services. All of our guests raved about the food. They went above and beyond our expectations and I would recommend having a wedding there to anyone. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/14/2007
4.7/5.0
Getting married at Pala Mesa was everything we wanted. Our guests were arriving from all over the country (and world), so it was wonderful to have everyone come and stay at Pala Mesa and enjoy a weekend of festivities together. The staff is warm and welcoming, you can't walk more than a few feet before one of the staff drives up in a golf cart and offers you a ride, and the grounds of the resort are beautiful and well taken care of. A lot of our guests enjoyed the award winning golf course, while others sat around the pool, or enjoyed the amazing food at the restaurant. The wedding ceremony site is breathtaking and provided a stunning backdrop for our photos. We had our reception under the large tent, utilizing the waterfall and large paper lanterns for awesome visual enhancements to the decor. We worked with Karon Cartright and I loved working with her. Karen is sweet, but don't be fooled, this lady knows her business and will do what it takes to ensure that your wedding is everything you hoped for and more. I wholeheartedly recommend Pala Mesa as a wedding ceremony and reception venue.
Getting married at Pala Mesa was everything we wanted. Our guests were arriving from all over the country (and world), so Read more...
Getting married at Pala Mesa was everything we wanted. Our guests were arriving from all over the country (and world), so it was wonderful to have everyone come and stay at Pala Mesa and enjoy a weekend of festivities together. The staff is warm and welcoming, you can't walk more than a few feet before one of the staff drives up in a golf cart and offers you a ride, and the grounds of the resort are beautiful and well taken care of. A lot of our guests enjoyed the award winning golf course, while others sat around the pool, or enjoyed the amazing food at the restaurant. The wedding ceremony site is breathtaking and provided a stunning backdrop for our photos. We had our reception under the large tent, utilizing the waterfall and large paper lanterns for awesome visual enhancements to the decor. We worked with Karon Cartright and I loved working with her. Karen is sweet, but don't be fooled, this lady knows her business and will do what it takes to ensure that your wedding is everything you hoped for and more. I wholeheartedly recommend Pala Mesa as a wedding ceremony and reception venue. Read less
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Johanna
Wedding:
4/19/2013
4.5/5.0
I had soo many wonderful comments in regards to my venue. The place is beautiful. Briana was soo helpful with everything. Our Banquet manager was so professional and made sure we were taken care of all night. Great value and memories to last a life time!
I had soo many wonderful comments in regards to my venue. The place is beautiful. Briana was soo helpful with everything. Read more...
I had soo many wonderful comments in regards to my venue. The place is beautiful. Briana was soo helpful with everything. Our Banquet manager was so professional and made sure we were taken care of all night. Great value and memories to last a life time! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
9/25/2011
4.4/5.0
We had our wedding at Pala Mesa in September and it was such a gorgeous venue. When me and my husband first saw the Garden Pavilion, it took our breath away and we knew we wanted to get married there. The staff was wonderful and paid attention to all of the details so we didn’t have to. When it was too expensive for us to afford, they worked with us to lower the price to something more affordable.
We had our wedding at Pala Mesa in September and it was such a gorgeous venue. When me and my husband first saw the Garden Read more...
We had our wedding at Pala Mesa in September and it was such a gorgeous venue. When me and my husband first saw the Garden Pavilion, it took our breath away and we knew we wanted to get married there. The staff was wonderful and paid attention to all of the details so we didn’t have to. When it was too expensive for us to afford, they worked with us to lower the price to something more affordable. Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.4/5.0
By far, this venue was the most beautiful we looked at. Kendra and Kat went above and beyond in making sure all of the details were covered. The end result was the perfect wedding - a gorgeous location and some of the best food I've ever eaten.
By far, this venue was the most beautiful we looked at. Kendra and Kat went above and beyond in making sure all of the Read more...
By far, this venue was the most beautiful we looked at. Kendra and Kat went above and beyond in making sure all of the details were covered. The end result was the perfect wedding - a gorgeous location and some of the best food I've ever eaten. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.9/5.0
I choose to have my wedding at Pala Mesa Resort, after meeting with their wedding coordinator. We had a morning wedding in October 2012. Shortly after we had made our deposit (non refundable) they were going through some changes in their staff. Needless to say, it took several phone calls and left messages for them to return my calls about changing things for the wedding. On the day of, prior to the start of the wedding, there were empty alcohol bottles scattered throughout the ceramony site, my family members were picking up after the night before's wedding. My wedding started at 10:30a! Pala Mesa (in our contract) their staff was supposed to have tables, decorations etc set up. Things did not get under way until close to 8:30a. My family members (whom flew in from NY) had to start cleaning and decorating! My wedding coordinator did not show up until 10a to check and see if we needed anything or if everything was going according to plan. In spite of all this hiccups, my wedding went off with a BANG! my guest raved about their meals, the location, landscaping etc. I would deff reccommend Pala Mesa for those reasons, but Im not sure I would if I was to base it on anything else.
I choose to have my wedding at Pala Mesa Resort, after meeting with their wedding coordinator. We had a morning wedding in Read more...
I choose to have my wedding at Pala Mesa Resort, after meeting with their wedding coordinator. We had a morning wedding in October 2012. Shortly after we had made our deposit (non refundable) they were going through some changes in their staff. Needless to say, it took several phone calls and left messages for them to return my calls about changing things for the wedding. On the day of, prior to the start of the wedding, there were empty alcohol bottles scattered throughout the ceramony site, my family members were picking up after the night before's wedding. My wedding started at 10:30a! Pala Mesa (in our contract) their staff was supposed to have tables, decorations etc set up. Things did not get under way until close to 8:30a. My family members (whom flew in from NY) had to start cleaning and decorating! My wedding coordinator did not show up until 10a to check and see if we needed anything or if everything was going according to plan. In spite of all this hiccups, my wedding went off with a BANG! my guest raved about their meals, the location, landscaping etc. I would deff reccommend Pala Mesa for those reasons, but Im not sure I would if I was to base it on anything else. Read less
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Pookie Dub
Wedding:
11/6/2010
0.2/5.0
This was by far the most unprofessional group of women I have ever worked with. I was in great hands until the two wedding coordinators I was working with left Pala Mesa and I had to start from scratch with two other women. If I can give any advice at all, it would be to a. pick somewhere else to have your wedding b. make sure that all topics of conversation are written down and you have documentation for the "verbal agreements" you make c. make sure that when they give you your FINAL bill, it includes EVERY last payment.
This place nickle and dimed us and left out an extra $700 and some change for the extra hour we wanted and signed our contract for. However, since I fell ill on my wedding day and only participated in my reception for my first dance and toasts, wouldn't you think they would have the common sense to not continue the wedding without maybe asking for my consent? Also, shouldn't that extra hour be included in the final payment?? I am still so angry at the way these people handled my account. The 3 friends of mine who are engaged and were potential clients of Pala Mesa have decided to book their wedding elsewhere since they experienced first hand how customer service is not at the top of their priority list.
This was by far the most unprofessional group of women I have ever worked with. I was in great hands until the two wedding Read more...
This was by far the most unprofessional group of women I have ever worked with. I was in great hands until the two wedding coordinators I was working with left Pala Mesa and I had to start from scratch with two other women. If I can give any advice at all, it would be to a. pick somewhere else to have your wedding b. make sure that all topics of conversation are written down and you have documentation for the "verbal agreements" you make c. make sure that when they give you your FINAL bill, it includes EVERY last payment.
This place nickle and dimed us and left out an extra $700 and some change for the extra hour we wanted and signed our contract for. However, since I fell ill on my wedding day and only participated in my reception for my first dance and toasts, wouldn't you think they would have the common sense to not continue the wedding without maybe asking for my consent? Also, shouldn't that extra hour be included in the final payment?? I am still so angry at the way these people handled my account. The 3 friends of mine who are engaged and were potential clients of Pala Mesa have decided to book their wedding elsewhere since they experienced first hand how customer service is not at the top of their priority list. Read less
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lcrain
Wedding:
9/20/2008
0.0/5.0
They used false advertising to lure us to book our wedding at there venue. As soon as they had our money and signed the contract they we difficult to get a hold of. The day of the wedding we were promised golf carts to shuttle our guest back and forth to their cars. There we no golf carts in sight when the wedding was over. So Grandma, Grandpa and guests had to walk a half a mile to the cars, at night. Then our Pala Mesa wedding coordinator changed the schedule of events the day of the wedding. The coordinator left an hour and a half before the wedding was over leaving me to handle everything. I would not recommend Pala Mesa to any bride.

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They used false advertising to lure us to book our wedding at there venue. As soon as they had our money and signed the Read more...
They used false advertising to lure us to book our wedding at there venue. As soon as they had our money and signed the contract they we difficult to get a hold of. The day of the wedding we were promised golf carts to shuttle our guest back and forth to their cars. There we no golf carts in sight when the wedding was over. So Grandma, Grandpa and guests had to walk a half a mile to the cars, at night. Then our Pala Mesa wedding coordinator changed the schedule of events the day of the wedding. The coordinator left an hour and a half before the wedding was over leaving me to handle everything. I would not recommend Pala Mesa to any bride.

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