Located in La Jolla, California, Darlington House is a historic wedding venue. It was first built in 1925 as a summer home, and now is owned and operated by the Social Service League of La Jolla. The Pacific Ocean is just a short walk away, well-suited to couples who might want beachside wedding photos. The house has an eclectic style throughout, to fit all manner of tastes. Couples can choose between a selection of unique outdoor event spaces to host their ceremony and reception. Pre-wedding gatherings, such as engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners are also welcome here.
Facilities and Capacity
Darlington House's event spaces provide a breathtaking backdrop for every stage of your wedding celebrations. The Egyptian Fountain offers an elegant setting for an outdoor ceremony of up to 120 guests. From here, the newlyweds and their guests can retire to the Andalusian Patio and adjoining library for a cocktail reception. Once they have made their toasts, the party can then move past elegant wrought iron gates to the immaculately maintained Rose Garden. A tent can be set up here for dinner and dancing with 150 attendees. This garden can also be used for larger ceremonies and receptions of 200 guests. When couples rent the house for their magical milestone, they and their guests also gain access to the first floor of the house and the kitchen. The to-be-weds and their party are also welcome to use the upstairs suites to prepare for the day ahead.
At Darlington House, guests are invited to furnish and decorate the space in whatever way best suits their vision for the day. The team is happy to provide couples with their suggested caterers, which they have carefully chosen to ensure choices for all tastes and budgets. The house hosts just one wedding per day, so every couple can get the attention that their day deserves. An event coordinator is encouraged to help the celebration run smoothly, while valet parking is recommended for added convenience.
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We love, love, love working at Darlington! This venue is honestly one of our favorites. So many beautiful spots for photos, it truly is like a dream. Plus it is so close to the water, if the timeline works out we've been able to take our couple down to the water for a quick portrait session. Can't wait for our next Darlington Wedding!
The Darlington House is a spectacular venue! It is one of the most elegant and sophisticated locations in San Diego. It is a must see for any new bride looking for the perfect spot for her dream wedding.
Such a beautiful venue just steps away from the beach! We are here all the time and really enjoy working with the Darlington House staff.
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What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Darlington House?
- Bridal Suite
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- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Darlington House for wedding events?
- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Darlington House offer for wedding events?
- Get Ready Rooms
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