Garden of Light Venue
We offer a rustic venue in a rural hillside setting in the Northern San Diego town of Bonsall, California. It is about 10 miles east of Oceanside on the highway 76.
Wedding ceremonies are held outside in the hillside garden of trees, flowers, arbors and peacocks all creating a wonderfully serene backdrop to capture photos and most importantly, the moments.
Receptions are held in the old Adobe hacienda-style building with high ceilings, chandeliers and a faux fireplace. This reception area includes a bar and plenty of space for dance, as well as for dining.
The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Access to Venue for Engagement Photos
Scheduled Rehearsal (with booking ceremony with reception)
2 hours Access to Venue for set-up
Large Bridal Room
White Padded Chairs
Wooden Arbor with Sheer White Drapery
White Padded Chairs
Linen Table Covers
Table Setting (Napkins, White China plateware, flatware, glassware)
Large Dance Floor area with space for DJ/entertainment
Ceiling Drapery $600 value
Large Rustic Wooden door in Reception area for guest pictures $300 value
Rustic Specialty Coffee Bar
Whiskey Barrels as high top tables for bar area
Bartender with tools
No corkage fees, no hosted bar, no bar service fees
Ability to bring your own wine and beer (with no extra serving charge)
Wooden Sweetheart Table with Unique Chairs
Whiskey Barrel Table for Sweets
Whiskey Barrel Table for Gifts or Other
Whiskey Barrels for Cake Table, Sign in Table, Card Table etc
Buffet table, if needed
Wedding Coordinator for Rehearsal Dinner and Day of Event
We can help you budget and make recommendations on other wedding vendors such as:
Fruitwood Chiavari Chairs
We have time flexibility, so you don’t feel rushed/stressed having to fit everything in to very restricted 4-5 hour max event time limits.
We don’t restrict you to use our food, dessert or other vendors.
Please message us with your date and guest count as well as if you will be needing space for the ceremony and, or the reception. We will get back to you shortly.
Also, please note that prices for Monday to Thursday will be much better than for Friday or Sunday and most definitely less than Saturday. So please bear this in mind if you are looking to get the best price.
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6 Reviews for Garden Of Light Venue
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Amanda V · Getting married on 03/04/2021
A true gem!
The Garden of Light venue is truly a hidden gem and we couldn't have found a more perfect place to host our wedding reception. First of all, the owner, Sheila, was so kind and generous with her time, resources, and connections. We were treated like family from our first meeting. Always quick to communicate, she helped us integrate all of the elements that were important to us (complete with a hosted coffee bar!). It was clear she wanted us to have the most special day, and did everything she could to make that happen. She provided excellent vendor connections, as well, that made the entire planning process seamless. The value we got for the price was incomparable for the high quality of our event. She has clearly poured her heart into making the Garden of Light feel like a home to others during the hours they are utilizing the space. Our guests appreciated having the garden and grounds to wander in while waiting for official festivities to start--an especially big hit with our guests who brought children. The peacocks and birds were a fun addition for those spending time outside. It's also a beautiful place for pictures, inside and out. We are so grateful to have found this place and couldn't have been happier with our event!Sent on 02/22/2020
Elizabeth · Married on 06/23/2018
Shelia at Garden for Light was so accommodating for our June wedding. My husband and I first visited and knew this is where we wanted to host our reception. The peacocks were a hit and the garden behind the hall. Everything was so beautiful and Shelia made sure that everything went off without a hitch! She also recommended an event staff that was incredible. I love the vibes of this rustic hall.Sent on 09/18/2018
Mariko · Married on 06/16/2018
I'm hosting my wedding here in July this year. I have to tell you all that so far Sheila is amazing!!! She is very helpful and is certainly a pleasure to work with. She is available to answer all of your questions and she is quick! I can't wait to get married at The Garden of Light! (When our pictures are taken I will certainly share)Sent on 03/09/2018