The Southern California beach resort, L'Auberge Del Mar is located on the historic site of The Stratford Inn, built in 1910, which became the Hotel Del Mar in 1926. A hot spot for Hollywood celebrities and Southern California locals alike, the Hotel Del Mar was the perfect accompaniment to Bing Crosby & Pat O'Brien's Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack. Celebrities such as Lucy and Desi Arnaz, and Jimmy Durante frequented the beach resort often.
During World War II, the beachside hotel became home to soldiers and their families. After the war, the hotel never regained the popularity it once held, fell into disrepair and in 1969, was torn down. In 1985, coinciding with Del Mar's centennial, local resident Jim Watkins purchased the property and rebuilt the hotel with an intention to draw people back to Del Mar. L'Auberge Del Mar opened its doors in 1989.
When L'Auberge Del Mar underwent a $25 million renovation in 2008 it marked a new era of sophistication and style in Del Mar. Home to the infamous Opening Day After-Party and many other community events throughout the year, L'Auberge Del Mar is the centerpiece of the Del Mar Village.
Our luxury resort is located in the heart of Southern California's most picturesque coastal village of Del Mar in San Diego's North County. The luxury resort is situated on 5.2 acres of gracefully landscaped grounds with a private pathway to one of the best beaches in California, making it the perfect destination for a beach getaway. It is 20 minutes north of the San Diego International Airport and 90 minutes south of Los Angeles, California. The resort is located on the historic site of the Stratford Inn, which eventually became the original Hotel Del Mar - a favorite hot spot for Hollywood film stars. Del Mar is also nationally known for its racetrack and fairgrounds.
With a breathtaking selection of San Diego beach wedding venues that look over the Pacific Ocean, L'Auberge Del Mar provides the perfect place for the beginning of your journey together. From the simple splendor of an elopement to a grand seaside ceremony and elegant reception on our Pacific Terrace, L'Auberge offers the perfect backdrop for your romantic beach wedding in San Diego. We invite you to linger in the joy of your special day while our professional team skillfully attends to every detail to ensure perfection.
Just steps from the resort, Seagrove Park offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean in a natural setting. The space can accommodate a ceremony for up to 200 guests, after which a reception of cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres allows your guests to sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze.
The Pacific Terrace can accommodate up to 250 guests for a ceremony and/or reception with the Del Mar coastline and scenic village as your panoramic backdrop.
Located in the resort ocean view courtyard, the Sunset Terrace is aptly named providing gorgeous sunset views. It is the perfect fit for intimate ceremonies and cocktail receptions. The terrace can accommodate up to 120 guests for a ceremony and/or cocktail reception.
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