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San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas , CA
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230 Quail Gardens Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024 US (map)

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760-436-3036

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The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful Garden wedding venue in a class of its own. We offer 5 distinct locations and can accommodate weddings from 2-300 guests! Our serene Waterfall... Read more
The San Diego Botanic Garden is a beautiful Garden wedding venue in a class of its own. We offer 5 distinct locations and can accommodate weddings from 2-300 guests! Our serene Waterfall Deck is suitable for Ceremonies with up to 30 seated guests and is available for daytime and evening ceremonies. Our Walled Garden is surrounded by original adobe bricks and decorative Spanish tiled entries. It's stunning for ceremonies with up to 180 guests or receptions with up to 84 guests seated at tables. Our Herb Garden is stunning with ocean views for your evening cocktail hour. Our Gazebo Lawn may hold daytime or evening ceremonies and host evening receptions for up to 300 guests! And lastly, our Lawn House Garden makes the perfect spot for a small daytime or evening ceremony and reception site as well as a great place for your cocktail hour. We have Bridal Changing Houses available as well. The San Diego Botanic Garden offers competitive pricing and phenomenal value and service. Stunning photo opportunities to complete your perfect wedding day include our Bamboo Display Garden and our whimsical Mexican Garden. Please call us to schedule your personal tour! Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue was absolutely perfect! The wedding support team was very helpful, however there were times when it was challenging to get a hold of the wedding coordinator until the few weeks before the wedding. I think its because most weekends they're booked Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a wedding. They may need 2 staff to manage weddings specifically.
This venue was absolutely perfect! The wedding support team was very helpful, however there were times when it was Read more...
This venue was absolutely perfect! The wedding support team was very helpful, however there were times when it was challenging to get a hold of the wedding coordinator until the few weeks before the wedding. I think its because most weekends they're booked Friday, Saturday and Sunday for a wedding. They may need 2 staff to manage weddings specifically. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.7/5.0
We completely fell in love with the San Diego Botanic Garden when we went there, and knew it was the perfect place for our laid back garden wedding. We were married in the Walled Garden, cocktail hour in the Herb Garden, and reception on the lawn near the Gazebo. When we booked, we were working with Jennifer, who we were not impressed with. She bailed on us during our first visit there and we saw her giving another couple a tour as we walked around by ourselves. Since we really liked the space, we ended up coming back and getting the full tour from her even though that would have usually turned us off a venue. During our engagement, she left and was replaced by Lyzah, who was MUCH better. Very responsive and helpful! In the end, we were incredibly pleased with our choice to have our wedding here. It turned out beautifully - our party was from 5-10. You can pay extra to move it up one hour to 4, but can't go earlier for an evening wedding, and it must be over at 10. But you have until 11:30 to clean up and get out. Pictures turn out beautifully here, the location impresses guests, and weather is usually good but you can rent a tent if not. I would highly suggest getting market lighting for an evening wedding on the lawn, and definitely use a rental company who has set up before at this venue! Great place!
We completely fell in love with the San Diego Botanic Garden when we went there, and knew it was the perfect place for our Read more...
We completely fell in love with the San Diego Botanic Garden when we went there, and knew it was the perfect place for our laid back garden wedding. We were married in the Walled Garden, cocktail hour in the Herb Garden, and reception on the lawn near the Gazebo. When we booked, we were working with Jennifer, who we were not impressed with. She bailed on us during our first visit there and we saw her giving another couple a tour as we walked around by ourselves. Since we really liked the space, we ended up coming back and getting the full tour from her even though that would have usually turned us off a venue. During our engagement, she left and was replaced by Lyzah, who was MUCH better. Very responsive and helpful! In the end, we were incredibly pleased with our choice to have our wedding here. It turned out beautifully - our party was from 5-10. You can pay extra to move it up one hour to 4, but can't go earlier for an evening wedding, and it must be over at 10. But you have until 11:30 to clean up and get out. Pictures turn out beautifully here, the location impresses guests, and weather is usually good but you can rent a tent if not. I would highly suggest getting market lighting for an evening wedding on the lawn, and definitely use a rental company who has set up before at this venue! Great place! Read less
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livt
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.8/5.0
I made a list of about 10 venues to look at, but in reality, we only physically went to 1 venue (one, can you believe it?!) and made contact with another before realizing it was useless and that we had fallen in love with the SDBG. It was just beautiful all around, if you choose the Walled Garden for the ceremony, you can also get the Herb Garden and Gazebo Lawn for the cocktail hour and reception. The price is pretty reasonable does not really change based on month, but is dependent on if you have an afternoon or evening wedding so we were able to have a Saturday evening wedding in July or what most places might charge you for a Monday wedding in December. I popped over a couple times to handle questions/ideas for the wedding and if you bring your contract, the gate attendant will just let you in and not charge you admission.

Throughout the wedding night and afterwards, we received a ton of compliments about how our wedding was beautiful and how the string lights helped accent our reception site (which was provided by my DJ, although they also have a vendor they work with too for that). Just hearing that from all our guests made selecting this place all the more worth it.

Perhaps one of the only snafus that happened was that my Wedding Site Manager that I was in touch with for at least 10 months moved out of state but never informed me ~2 months before my wedding. I called to ask a question and was greeted by a completely new Manager. She was sweet and apologized on behalf of the former Manager. I would've appreciated the first Manager letting me know since I had a lot of contact with her, but like I said, not a huge deal.

(Side Note: Events at the garden have to shut down at 10 due to noise restrictions. That is why "flexibility" is 4 stars. It's not their fault, but still.)
I made a list of about 10 venues to look at, but in reality, we only physically went to 1 venue (one, can you believe Read more...
I made a list of about 10 venues to look at, but in reality, we only physically went to 1 venue (one, can you believe it?!) and made contact with another before realizing it was useless and that we had fallen in love with the SDBG. It was just beautiful all around, if you choose the Walled Garden for the ceremony, you can also get the Herb Garden and Gazebo Lawn for the cocktail hour and reception. The price is pretty reasonable does not really change based on month, but is dependent on if you have an afternoon or evening wedding so we were able to have a Saturday evening wedding in July or what most places might charge you for a Monday wedding in December. I popped over a couple times to handle questions/ideas for the wedding and if you bring your contract, the gate attendant will just let you in and not charge you admission.

Throughout the wedding night and afterwards, we received a ton of compliments about how our wedding was beautiful and how the string lights helped accent our reception site (which was provided by my DJ, although they also have a vendor they work with too for that). Just hearing that from all our guests made selecting this place all the more worth it.

Perhaps one of the only snafus that happened was that my Wedding Site Manager that I was in touch with for at least 10 months moved out of state but never informed me ~2 months before my wedding. I called to ask a question and was greeted by a completely new Manager. She was sweet and apologized on behalf of the former Manager. I would've appreciated the first Manager letting me know since I had a lot of contact with her, but like I said, not a huge deal.

(Side Note: Events at the garden have to shut down at 10 due to noise restrictions. That is why "flexibility" is 4 stars. It's not their fault, but still.) Read less
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Carli
Wedding:
6/23/2013
4.8/5.0
San Diego Botanic gardens was a lovely place to have both our wedding ceremony and reception. There are a few locations within the garden to choose from and all are beautiful.
San Diego Botanic gardens was a lovely place to have both our wedding ceremony and reception. There are a few locations Read more...
San Diego Botanic gardens was a lovely place to have both our wedding ceremony and reception. There are a few locations within the garden to choose from and all are beautiful. Read less
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S and C
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a beautiful garden location for your wedding in San Diego, The San Diego Botanic Garden is a must. The natural setting of the gardens are simple, perfect and everything you want to make your day picture perfect.
From the beginning, Jennifer (the wedding site manager) was so very helpful throughout the whole process. She answered all my endless emails promptly, and followed through with misc requests. She was so great!
Our wedding ceremony was held in the Walled Garden, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day in March. It was a warm 79 degrees that day, and every location throughout the gardens proved to be picture perfect and then some.
So don't look elsewhere and pay for a garden in a hotel setting, get the real deal.
If you are looking for a beautiful garden location for your wedding in San Diego, The San Diego Botanic Garden is a must. Read more...
If you are looking for a beautiful garden location for your wedding in San Diego, The San Diego Botanic Garden is a must. The natural setting of the gardens are simple, perfect and everything you want to make your day picture perfect.
From the beginning, Jennifer (the wedding site manager) was so very helpful throughout the whole process. She answered all my endless emails promptly, and followed through with misc requests. She was so great!
Our wedding ceremony was held in the Walled Garden, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day in March. It was a warm 79 degrees that day, and every location throughout the gardens proved to be picture perfect and then some.
So don't look elsewhere and pay for a garden in a hotel setting, get the real deal. Read less
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San Diego Botanic Garden responded with the following comments:

Hi there! Thank you so much fo the glowing review! It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and I am so happy to hear you're wedding day was so beautiful! Thank you for the wedding photos as well! We hope to see you both visit the Garden again very soon.
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.2/5.0
What a STUNNING venue to have our wedding. All of our guests raved that it was the most beautiful and romantic wedding they had ever been to. The best part about the Gardens is you could basically do no decorations and it would still be breathtaking, but the possibilities to customize the space are endless. We saved a ton of money on flowers because we simply did not need many with plants and flowers all around us. We utilized the Walled Garden for our ceremony, the Lawn House for our cocktail hour and the Gazebo Lawn for our reception so I really loved that each element was its own little event. Each of our pictures turned out as unique as they did beautiful. It really was a magical place and a night we (and all of our guests) will always remember.

Halfway through our planning process we started working with Jennifer (her predecessor left) and it made all the difference. Because it is not a "cookie cutter" venue and it is so customizable, there is a lot to bring into the venue to make it your own. Jennifer was accommodating and helpful with all of our questions. I would highly suggest a wedding planner or a coordinator (Jennifer offers her own services at a very affordable rate) as it will help to keep the many (wonderful) details of your special day in order.
What a STUNNING venue to have our wedding. All of our guests raved that it was the most beautiful and romantic wedding Read more...
What a STUNNING venue to have our wedding. All of our guests raved that it was the most beautiful and romantic wedding they had ever been to. The best part about the Gardens is you could basically do no decorations and it would still be breathtaking, but the possibilities to customize the space are endless. We saved a ton of money on flowers because we simply did not need many with plants and flowers all around us. We utilized the Walled Garden for our ceremony, the Lawn House for our cocktail hour and the Gazebo Lawn for our reception so I really loved that each element was its own little event. Each of our pictures turned out as unique as they did beautiful. It really was a magical place and a night we (and all of our guests) will always remember.

Halfway through our planning process we started working with Jennifer (her predecessor left) and it made all the difference. Because it is not a "cookie cutter" venue and it is so customizable, there is a lot to bring into the venue to make it your own. Jennifer was accommodating and helpful with all of our questions. I would highly suggest a wedding planner or a coordinator (Jennifer offers her own services at a very affordable rate) as it will help to keep the many (wonderful) details of your special day in order. Read less
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San Diego Botanic Garden responded with the following comments:

Hi Lauren! It was so wonderful working with you and it was a pleasure to help you during your planning process. We have a wonderful list of wedding coordinators all of who love what they do and bring so much to weddings here in the Garden. Having the right people help you on your wedding day makes all the difference and that's what we strive to provide. I hope to see wedding photos soon!
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Valerie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Excellent experience for my husband and I and all of our guests!!! I recommend having your wedding at the gardens :)
Excellent experience for my husband and I and all of our guests!!! I recommend having your wedding at the gardens :)
Excellent experience for my husband and I and all of our guests!!! I recommend having your wedding at the gardens :) Read less
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San Diego Botanic Garden responded with the following comments:

Hi Valerie! It was a pleasure having you here and I hope to see some photos soon!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Overall, the experience was good, and our guests enjoyed the space and the beauty of the gardens. Overall the staff was very accommodating and helpful.
Overall, the experience was good, and our guests enjoyed the space and the beauty of the gardens. Overall the staff was Read more...
Overall, the experience was good, and our guests enjoyed the space and the beauty of the gardens. Overall the staff was very accommodating and helpful. Read less
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San Diego Botanic Garden responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure having you here! We wish you both the best and hope to see photos very soon!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Jennifer Bergen did a fine job coordinating our wedding after only a few weeks as a new employee. She offered effective solutions to several challenges that popped up at the last minute (switching location of ceremony when original choice was muddy), locating a microphone when the officiant lost her voice). The Manager On Duty, Andrew, was responsive, cheerful and efficient. Everything went perfectly.
Jennifer Bergen did a fine job coordinating our wedding after only a few weeks as a new employee. She offered effective Read more...
Jennifer Bergen did a fine job coordinating our wedding after only a few weeks as a new employee. She offered effective solutions to several challenges that popped up at the last minute (switching location of ceremony when original choice was muddy), locating a microphone when the officiant lost her voice). The Manager On Duty, Andrew, was responsive, cheerful and efficient. Everything went perfectly. Read less
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San Diego Botanic Garden responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure working with all of you. Hope all is going well and please send some wedding photos my way!
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at the San Diego Botanic Garden and could not have imagined a more ideal setting for our event. We used the Lawn House Garden for the cocktail reception and the Gazebo Lawn for the main reception.
Our experience with their staff was wonderful. Booking the venue for our event was seamless. The site coordinator was very patient and was happy to spend time with me on the phone listing the available dates and times as we determined which would be best suited for our event. The new wedding site coordinator, Jennifer, started shortly before the wedding but jumped right in and helped us immensely in the busy weeks leading up to the big day. She answered emails promptly and was very patient with my many questions. She truly helped to create a stress-free day for us.
Having a reception at the Garden means that everything must be provided by outside vendors. Tables, chairs, dance floor, etc.,everything must be rented. Don’t let that deter you, however, as their list of preferred vendors provides event rental companies that will assist in bringing your vision to life (We used Allie’s Party Rentals and could not have been happier with the results.) The Garden even provided the chairs for our 175-guest reception as well as a number of belly bar tables and additional tables for the cocktail reception. It saved us quite a bit of money as we did not have to rent additional chairs and tables.
The best moment of all was stopping in the middle of the reception and looking around at the scene; from the giant Magnolia Tree framing the dance floor to the strung market lights twinkling overhead and from our family and friends laughing in the Gazebo to the sound of the waterfall rushing nearby, it was everything I hoped it would be… absolutely perfect.
We held our wedding reception at the San Diego Botanic Garden and could not have imagined a more ideal setting for our Read more...
We held our wedding reception at the San Diego Botanic Garden and could not have imagined a more ideal setting for our event. We used the Lawn House Garden for the cocktail reception and the Gazebo Lawn for the main reception.
Our experience with their staff was wonderful. Booking the venue for our event was seamless. The site coordinator was very patient and was happy to spend time with me on the phone listing the available dates and times as we determined which would be best suited for our event. The new wedding site coordinator, Jennifer, started shortly before the wedding but jumped right in and helped us immensely in the busy weeks leading up to the big day. She answered emails promptly and was very patient with my many questions. She truly helped to create a stress-free day for us.
Having a reception at the Garden means that everything must be provided by outside vendors. Tables, chairs, dance floor, etc.,everything must be rented. Don’t let that deter you, however, as their list of preferred vendors provides event rental companies that will assist in bringing your vision to life (We used Allie’s Party Rentals and could not have been happier with the results.) The Garden even provided the chairs for our 175-guest reception as well as a number of belly bar tables and additional tables for the cocktail reception. It saved us quite a bit of money as we did not have to rent additional chairs and tables.
The best moment of all was stopping in the middle of the reception and looking around at the scene; from the giant Magnolia Tree framing the dance floor to the strung market lights twinkling overhead and from our family and friends laughing in the Gazebo to the sound of the waterfall rushing nearby, it was everything I hoped it would be… absolutely perfect. Read less
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San Diego Botanic Garden responded with the following comments:

Hi Nicole! It was my absolute pleasure to help you! I'm so happy to hear your wedding day was perfect. I always love seeing photos so please send some my way. Thank you!

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