Darlington House

7441 Olivetas Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Darlington House

Darlington House is an elegant wedding venue in La Jolla, California. Just steps from the pacific ocean, this private, unforgettable historic venue is great for large and small events. With unique designs and architectural details from many different cultures, it is sure to give you and your guests an amazing, unique experience.

Facilities and Capacity
Darlington House has a maximum capacity of 200 guests. There are several different spaces available, to suit many different styles of events. The Andalusian Patio, Egyptian pato, Rose Garden, and the library, as well as several living and dining spaces and upstairs suites, are all great options.

Services Offered
Darlington House offers a bridal suite for you to use. There is also a list of approved caterers and other vendors for you to choose from, so that you have a wonderful, successful event.

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53 Reviews for Darlington House

Recommended by 92% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.1
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Parastou

    Parastou · Married on 08/18/2019

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    Intimate, romantic garden wedding with lots of character!

    Love, love, love Darlington House! It was the perfect setting for our wedding and can't recommend it enough.

    Intimate and unique: We had 125 guests at our wedding on August 18 and the venue was a perfect size and fit for the elegant, intimate and warm wedding we envisioned. I didn't want the typical hotel ballroom wedding - this venue is the complete opposite, TONS of character! We planned each portion of our wedding in different areas of the venue so there was a beautiful flow and our guests loved moving from area to area.

    Awesome photos: this venue has so many gorgeous backdrops that you will have such a great variety of photos. The beach is super close by so you can walk there during golden hour with your photographer and snap some awesome pictures.

    Management: Carly was super accommodating with many of our requests and my frazzled bride emails, thank you, Carly! Volunteers there are very sweet and helpful. Thank you!

    Don't let the 930pm end time put you off - we started early (3pm invite time) and six hours of event time was more than enough. We didn't feel rushed. We also had a Sunday wedding so that probably helped. We had an afterparty booked nearby and it was the perfect ending (if you need recs, just message me. I researched every option in La Jolla!).

    Yes, the venue doesn't come with anything so you must bring in everything yourself BUT it's an opportunity to customize it exactly how you like it (trust me, you would end up upgrading chairs and what not and paying more at a hotel anyway) and all the wedding vendors in the area have worked there so they will know what to do. Ashley with Always Flawless Productions was our planner and she was amazing as she's planned so many weddings there, highly recommend her!

    Cherry on top: it's a nonprofit, so your venue costs are going towards a good cause.

    Thank you, Darlington House, for a beautiful, magical day!

    Sent on 09/05/2019
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    Darlington House's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind review, Parastou! We are so happy that you chose Darlington House as the place to celebrate your beautiful wedding.
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    Brittany · Married on 06/29/2019

    5.0
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    Perfect venue!

    Darlington House was AMAZING. We couldn't have dreamed of a better venue for both our ceremony and reception. From the adorable upstairs for getting ready to the amazing outdoor space - the venue is gorgeous and we were so happy with everything.

    Sent on 07/26/2019

    Darlington House's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Brittany! We are so happy that you chose Darlington House to be part of your special day.

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Darlington House Pricing

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Darlington House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? Entire House & Gardens
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Get Ready Rooms
  • What transportation and access is available? Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, December

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7 Endorsements

  • Spotlight Studios
    Spotlight Studios Wedding Photographers

    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!

  • Unveiled
    Unveiled Wedding Dresses

    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.

  • Continental Catering
    Continental Catering Wedding Caterers

    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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  • 7441 Olivetas Ave. La Jolla, CA, 92037 See on map
    858-815-9079 (Phone number)

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