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Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa

Carlsbad , CA
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LOCATION

5480 Grand Pacific Drive
Carlsbad, CA US 92008 (map)

PHONE

760-827-2414

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa Weddings is the perfect Southern California coastal wedding experience.
The richly scenic setting of rolling coastal hills and panoramic ocean views... Read more
Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa Weddings is the perfect Southern California coastal wedding experience.
The richly scenic setting of rolling coastal hills and panoramic ocean views set the stage to create the wedding of your dreams. The warmth, charm, elegance and hospitality of Sheraton Carlsbad Weddings will create memories you will cherish forever. Read less

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2008
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Modern, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
14
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
250
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
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
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2008
Describe your venue:
Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Modern, Tropical
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
14
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
250
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
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
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Laurel
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
After careful consideration of many venues, my husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Carlsbad. From the initial contact with the hotel, to meeting the catering manager, Louise Lambert, to planning all the details, and exchanging 100's of emails, our overall experience was stellar. Not only was Louise helpful, supportive, and quick to respond, she also seemed very genuine which was an important quality for me throughout this exciting yet stressful process (as other brides may know:)).

We picked the Sheraton because of its sprawling open feeling, gorgeous views of the ocean, and tropical feel. The grounds are immaculately maintained and I was drawn to the outdoor space which is where we had our wedding, on the ocean blue lawn. Our wedding was intimate with about 40 people and the Sheraton was the perfect location for all our closet friends and family to celebrate. While the grounds do provide for an indoor reception I would highly recommend having it in Palm Court which is adjacent to the beautiful pool. It was simply magical with string lights woven between the palm trees and delicious food. The hotel even provided hedges for privacy for the event which I thought was a lovely touch.

It is for these aforementioned reasons I highly recommend the Sheraton Carlsbad as well as Louise and her staff for any bride looking for a stunning location to create many wonderful memories of a lifetime!
After careful consideration of many venues, my husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Read more...
After careful consideration of many venues, my husband and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Carlsbad. From the initial contact with the hotel, to meeting the catering manager, Louise Lambert, to planning all the details, and exchanging 100's of emails, our overall experience was stellar. Not only was Louise helpful, supportive, and quick to respond, she also seemed very genuine which was an important quality for me throughout this exciting yet stressful process (as other brides may know:)).

We picked the Sheraton because of its sprawling open feeling, gorgeous views of the ocean, and tropical feel. The grounds are immaculately maintained and I was drawn to the outdoor space which is where we had our wedding, on the ocean blue lawn. Our wedding was intimate with about 40 people and the Sheraton was the perfect location for all our closet friends and family to celebrate. While the grounds do provide for an indoor reception I would highly recommend having it in Palm Court which is adjacent to the beautiful pool. It was simply magical with string lights woven between the palm trees and delicious food. The hotel even provided hedges for privacy for the event which I thought was a lovely touch.

It is for these aforementioned reasons I highly recommend the Sheraton Carlsbad as well as Louise and her staff for any bride looking for a stunning location to create many wonderful memories of a lifetime! Read less
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LaiLaiGirl
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We decided to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Carlsbad mainly due to location, location, location! We had family and friends mainly coming from San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. It was the perfect middle point.

The onsite coordinator we worked with, Louise Lambert, was very helpful and responsive. She responded to all my questions and I was so happy to see her as my new husband and I entered the reception room.

What really stood out for us and our guests was the food! It was so good. One of my friends said she had been to many weddings, but never tasted food that was as good as what she had at our wedding. Kudos to the chef!

Everyone who worked at our reception was very courteous and professional. They made us feel really special.

As part of the wedding package, we got a corner King room. It was not quite as big as I would expect, but it had two patios and was convenient to get to the parking space.
We decided to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Carlsbad mainly due to location, location, location! Read more...
We decided to have our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Carlsbad mainly due to location, location, location! We had family and friends mainly coming from San Diego, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. It was the perfect middle point.

The onsite coordinator we worked with, Louise Lambert, was very helpful and responsive. She responded to all my questions and I was so happy to see her as my new husband and I entered the reception room.

What really stood out for us and our guests was the food! It was so good. One of my friends said she had been to many weddings, but never tasted food that was as good as what she had at our wedding. Kudos to the chef!

Everyone who worked at our reception was very courteous and professional. They made us feel really special.

As part of the wedding package, we got a corner King room. It was not quite as big as I would expect, but it had two patios and was convenient to get to the parking space. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Nicole surpassed all my expectations and made the day so easy. Was a total blessing to be able to focus on the experience and not the details.
Nicole surpassed all my expectations and made the day so easy. Was a total blessing to be able to focus on the experience Read more...
Nicole surpassed all my expectations and made the day so easy. Was a total blessing to be able to focus on the experience and not the details. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is an amazing venue with gorgeous views of the ocean. The staff was extrememly helpful. I live out of the area, and they always accommodated my schedule when I was in town to work on our wedding. They provided excellent service, and some of our guests had allergies to certain foods we selected in our menu package, and the Sheraton servers made sure each of these guests had their meal specifications met. They made us feel extremely welcome upon our arrival for the wedding weekend, and I would definitely have another event there again!
The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is an amazing venue with gorgeous views of the ocean. The staff was extrememly helpful. Read more...
The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa is an amazing venue with gorgeous views of the ocean. The staff was extrememly helpful. I live out of the area, and they always accommodated my schedule when I was in town to work on our wedding. They provided excellent service, and some of our guests had allergies to certain foods we selected in our menu package, and the Sheraton servers made sure each of these guests had their meal specifications met. They made us feel extremely welcome upon our arrival for the wedding weekend, and I would definitely have another event there again! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
The Sheraton was beautiful and the service and quality couldn't have been better. We found everything to meet all our expectations and it was stress free and so much fun.
The Sheraton was beautiful and the service and quality couldn't have been better. We found everything to meet all our Read more...
The Sheraton was beautiful and the service and quality couldn't have been better. We found everything to meet all our expectations and it was stress free and so much fun. Read less
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Thao
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
This venue was exactly what I dreamed of as a little girl to be married at. It was beautiful! Aside from it's spectacular scenery, the service was amazing! Nicole Whittman is the best catering manager ever! She made everything possible without stressing out the wedding party. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding venue.
This venue was exactly what I dreamed of as a little girl to be married at. It was beautiful! Aside from it's spectacular Read more...
This venue was exactly what I dreamed of as a little girl to be married at. It was beautiful! Aside from it's spectacular scenery, the service was amazing! Nicole Whittman is the best catering manager ever! She made everything possible without stressing out the wedding party. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding venue. Read less
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tboyett
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better venue to hold my wedding ceremony and reception. It was beautiful and the hotel and staff were so helpful. I have only received wonderful, positive comments from all of my guests.
I could not have asked for a better venue to hold my wedding ceremony and reception. It was beautiful and the hotel and Read more...
I could not have asked for a better venue to hold my wedding ceremony and reception. It was beautiful and the hotel and staff were so helpful. I have only received wonderful, positive comments from all of my guests. Read less
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tboyett
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I could not have chosen a better venue for my wedding on October 2nd, 2010. My husband and I we so pleased with the wedding thanks to the wonderful service we received at the Sheraton in Carlsbad. They were very accommodating and helpful leading up to and the day of the wedding. I have only received positive feedback from all my guests regarding the ceremony site, reception food, and service. I would recommend this hotel to any future engaged couples as a perfect place to get married.
Tiffany and Neil
I could not have chosen a better venue for my wedding on October 2nd, 2010. My husband and I we so pleased with the Read more...
I could not have chosen a better venue for my wedding on October 2nd, 2010. My husband and I we so pleased with the wedding thanks to the wonderful service we received at the Sheraton in Carlsbad. They were very accommodating and helpful leading up to and the day of the wedding. I have only received positive feedback from all my guests regarding the ceremony site, reception food, and service. I would recommend this hotel to any future engaged couples as a perfect place to get married.
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Ria
Wedding:
2/17/2013
4.9/5.0
My experience at the Sheraton has been nothing but positive. It breaks my heart to not give them a perfect score because my wedding day and everything leading up to it was the best experience of my life, however the point of a review is to give other brides honest feedback and allow the Sheraton to correct their mistakes for the next bride. Nicole was absolutely incredible; always responded to me within a timely manner, was so accommodating, had an answer to everything, and her demeanor and attitude is infectious giving you joy and peace the day of your wedding.

Hiccups – My biggest disappointment was that we didn’t get the honeymoon suite as promised. Trivial, I know, but we spent so much money to wed there and the wedding day itself is so busy and full of excitement that after the reception it’s truly just you and your hubby time. Time to relax and be married. I had a lovely time with my husband in the beautiful room but it was just like any other hotel room. There were also a few little things that they didn’t deliver on; we were told there would be a plate of h’ourderves set at our table as we entered the ballroom since we didn’t get any during happy hour which didn’t happen. We were also told that since we most likely wouldn’t eat (which was accurate) that they’d deliver a plate of food to our “honeymoon” suite which again didn’t happen subsequently leaving our famished bodies to munch on protein bars that I brought because the kitchen/room service closed at 10:00. And other small things like no mirrors in room, coat racks for dresses, etc.

At the end of the day I decided to attribute all of that to human error – things will go wrong as they did at my wedding but that didn’t take away from all the good that the Sheraton did and how special the day was. I would recommend this venue to any bride looking for elegance, professionalism, and a stress free magical day.
My experience at the Sheraton has been nothing but positive. It breaks my heart to not give them a perfect score because Read more...
My experience at the Sheraton has been nothing but positive. It breaks my heart to not give them a perfect score because my wedding day and everything leading up to it was the best experience of my life, however the point of a review is to give other brides honest feedback and allow the Sheraton to correct their mistakes for the next bride. Nicole was absolutely incredible; always responded to me within a timely manner, was so accommodating, had an answer to everything, and her demeanor and attitude is infectious giving you joy and peace the day of your wedding.

Hiccups – My biggest disappointment was that we didn’t get the honeymoon suite as promised. Trivial, I know, but we spent so much money to wed there and the wedding day itself is so busy and full of excitement that after the reception it’s truly just you and your hubby time. Time to relax and be married. I had a lovely time with my husband in the beautiful room but it was just like any other hotel room. There were also a few little things that they didn’t deliver on; we were told there would be a plate of h’ourderves set at our table as we entered the ballroom since we didn’t get any during happy hour which didn’t happen. We were also told that since we most likely wouldn’t eat (which was accurate) that they’d deliver a plate of food to our “honeymoon” suite which again didn’t happen subsequently leaving our famished bodies to munch on protein bars that I brought because the kitchen/room service closed at 10:00. And other small things like no mirrors in room, coat racks for dresses, etc.

At the end of the day I decided to attribute all of that to human error – things will go wrong as they did at my wedding but that didn’t take away from all the good that the Sheraton did and how special the day was. I would recommend this venue to any bride looking for elegance, professionalism, and a stress free magical day. Read less
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RTM138
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.8/5.0
We planned a wedding with the Sheraton in a months time. We were in a bind and needed help. The staff at the Sheraton were very accommodating in the whole process. Nicole Whittam and Moe are great. They went above and beyond to make our special day a day we'd never forget. Our family and friends all stayed at the Resort and loved it. The pool was a great place for our family to hang and drink all day. Thank you Sheraton Carlsbad.
We planned a wedding with the Sheraton in a months time. We were in a bind and needed help. The staff at the Sheraton were Read more...
We planned a wedding with the Sheraton in a months time. We were in a bind and needed help. The staff at the Sheraton were very accommodating in the whole process. Nicole Whittam and Moe are great. They went above and beyond to make our special day a day we'd never forget. Our family and friends all stayed at the Resort and loved it. The pool was a great place for our family to hang and drink all day. Thank you Sheraton Carlsbad. Read less
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vfgf2010
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.8/5.0
we had our wedding here in May 2010 and we were totally satisfied. It is beautiful and nice without being TOO over the top or snobby! We had an awesome night, and Sarah at the Sheraton carlsbad was very helpful. we had our ceremony out on the lawn with the ocean in the background, which was exactly what we were hoping for. The reception room was very nice. We were able to use one of the smaller confrence rooms for a bridal changing room right next to the reception room, perfect for bridal costume changes!!

Our guests loved the site as well, the ONLY negative feedback we got from our guests was that their food/drinks/cake were taken away before they were done with them... (ie, they got up to dance for a while and when they got back to their table their food had been cleared away) I am sure this is something that can be easily fixed just by asking the catering manager to remind the wait staff to let the guests have a little extra time to finish their food!!

I gave a 4/5 on flexibility because we tried to get some specific beers and were unable to get them because we had to go through their beverage supplier (who only supplies certian beers). Also, you can only use their on site catering, which was not a problem at all for us (food was great!!), but I imagine some people would want to use outside catering.

Overall, we felt we got a great value for our money and feel so lucky we decided to randomly visit the Sheraton on our wedding venue search! We would absolutely recommend getting married here, what a wonderful and memorable experience!!
we had our wedding here in May 2010 and we were totally satisfied. It is beautiful and nice without being TOO over the top Read more...
we had our wedding here in May 2010 and we were totally satisfied. It is beautiful and nice without being TOO over the top or snobby! We had an awesome night, and Sarah at the Sheraton carlsbad was very helpful. we had our ceremony out on the lawn with the ocean in the background, which was exactly what we were hoping for. The reception room was very nice. We were able to use one of the smaller confrence rooms for a bridal changing room right next to the reception room, perfect for bridal costume changes!!

Our guests loved the site as well, the ONLY negative feedback we got from our guests was that their food/drinks/cake were taken away before they were done with them... (ie, they got up to dance for a while and when they got back to their table their food had been cleared away) I am sure this is something that can be easily fixed just by asking the catering manager to remind the wait staff to let the guests have a little extra time to finish their food!!

I gave a 4/5 on flexibility because we tried to get some specific beers and were unable to get them because we had to go through their beverage supplier (who only supplies certian beers). Also, you can only use their on site catering, which was not a problem at all for us (food was great!!), but I imagine some people would want to use outside catering.

Overall, we felt we got a great value for our money and feel so lucky we decided to randomly visit the Sheraton on our wedding venue search! We would absolutely recommend getting married here, what a wonderful and memorable experience!! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
3/8/2013
4.6/5.0
Thank you so much for all of your help leading up to and in making the day run smoothly. More importantly thank you for making the wedding a beautiful, fun and lasting memory for all. We recieved many compliments on the setting, the staff, the facility, the food and the event in general. So glad we selected your facility. It brought everything the bride had envisioned relative to bringing everyone together in one spot. So difficult with so many coming from all over the country to attend and the constant last minute changes that one can expect in travel and from the military directives. You were unflappable and responded well to last minute changes, issues and requests.



Also I wanted to mention how courteous and engaged all of the employees were in supporting the overall guest experience and in helping with the big event. From the front desk to the gardener to the catering staff and all of the many others involved which are many more than mentioned here, we (and our guests) received service and support that exceeded our expectations and made life so much easier. On the afternoon of the wedding, I particularly noticed a man cleaning each of the white garden chairs in the ballroom one by one to insure no one looked down at a dirty chair during the festivities. Wonderful attention to detail.



Please pass our thanks and recognition along to the appropriate parties. We are happy to act as a reference at any time.
Thank you so much for all of your help leading up to and in making the day run smoothly. More importantly thank you for Read more...
Thank you so much for all of your help leading up to and in making the day run smoothly. More importantly thank you for making the wedding a beautiful, fun and lasting memory for all. We recieved many compliments on the setting, the staff, the facility, the food and the event in general. So glad we selected your facility. It brought everything the bride had envisioned relative to bringing everyone together in one spot. So difficult with so many coming from all over the country to attend and the constant last minute changes that one can expect in travel and from the military directives. You were unflappable and responded well to last minute changes, issues and requests.



Also I wanted to mention how courteous and engaged all of the employees were in supporting the overall guest experience and in helping with the big event. From the front desk to the gardener to the catering staff and all of the many others involved which are many more than mentioned here, we (and our guests) received service and support that exceeded our expectations and made life so much easier. On the afternoon of the wedding, I particularly noticed a man cleaning each of the white garden chairs in the ballroom one by one to insure no one looked down at a dirty chair during the festivities. Wonderful attention to detail.



Please pass our thanks and recognition along to the appropriate parties. We are happy to act as a reference at any time. Read less
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kellie
Wedding:
8/13/2010
4.5/5.0
Sarah was wonderful to work with and was more than accomodating to us. I highly reccommend the Sheraton Carlsbad for a wedding venue-such a beautiful and secluded spot!
Sarah was wonderful to work with and was more than accomodating to us. I highly reccommend the Sheraton Carlsbad for a Read more...
Sarah was wonderful to work with and was more than accomodating to us. I highly reccommend the Sheraton Carlsbad for a wedding venue-such a beautiful and secluded spot! Read less
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jsaavedra7457
Wedding:
1/30/2010
3.2/5.0
The hotel rooms for guests were overprice
Food was overpriced (we got the chicken-yummy)
Drinks (Alcohol and soda) was overpriced
Linens were overpriced

They didn't ask if we wanted to extend the party like they said they would (we were going to play it by ear) and instead ended th party way too early!!!!

DON"T GET MARRIED HERE!
The hotel rooms for guests were overprice
Food was overpriced (we got the chicken-yummy)
Drinks (Alcohol and soda) Read more...
The hotel rooms for guests were overprice
Food was overpriced (we got the chicken-yummy)
Drinks (Alcohol and soda) was overpriced
Linens were overpriced

They didn't ask if we wanted to extend the party like they said they would (we were going to play it by ear) and instead ended th party way too early!!!!

DON"T GET MARRIED HERE! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/13/2012
3.0/5.0
Overall I was pretty happy with the way our wedding turned out. I have to be honest prior to our wedding I was not happy with the responses I was getting from the Event Coordinator I was working with. We didn't get to taste the food prior to our wedding, they wouldn't allow my husband to have a late check out so that he and the groomsmen could get ready in a room and to top it all off they threw away the top tier of our cake as well as the dowel that I specifically asked them to keep. The Sheraton is giving us the amount that the top tier and the dowel so that we can replace both of them. Overall we were happy but let me tell you prior to our wedding day I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown dealing with the coordinator. Oh the food was excellent!!!!
Overall I was pretty happy with the way our wedding turned out. I have to be honest prior to our wedding I was not happy Read more...
Overall I was pretty happy with the way our wedding turned out. I have to be honest prior to our wedding I was not happy with the responses I was getting from the Event Coordinator I was working with. We didn't get to taste the food prior to our wedding, they wouldn't allow my husband to have a late check out so that he and the groomsmen could get ready in a room and to top it all off they threw away the top tier of our cake as well as the dowel that I specifically asked them to keep. The Sheraton is giving us the amount that the top tier and the dowel so that we can replace both of them. Overall we were happy but let me tell you prior to our wedding day I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown dealing with the coordinator. Oh the food was excellent!!!! Read less
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