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The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa

Carlsbad, CA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
20 reviews
$15k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$15k - $20k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa is an elegant wedding venue located in Carlsbad, California, that serves the San Diego, La Jolla and Coronado areas. The contemporary Mediterranean coastal oasis is surrounded by rolling coastal hills and soft ocean breezes, and is the ideal setting to host the wedding of your dreams in the heart of Southern California. The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa's skilled event team will go above and beyond to accommodate all of your unique needs and wants as they assist you in creating an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Facilities and Capacity
The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa, which brims with charm, warmth and elegance, can accommodate up to 500 wedding guests. The serene seaside resort features state-of-the-art facilities that will take your and your guests' breath away on the day of your wedding. There are several beautiful locations on the property where couples can host their wedding ceremony and reception. Offering a choice of two outside view coastal ceremony sites, The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa’s Ocean Blue Lawn is framed with white roses, beautiful tropical trees and tranquil ocean waves. Meanwhile, the Pacific Lawn is surrounded by towering palm trees and features contemporary Mediterranean architecture. Our NEW Grand View Atrium Ballroom and adjoining Terrace offer a unique event space with ocean views and spectacular sunsets! The Sunset Ballroom and Grand Pacific Ballroom are available for more formal receptions.


Services Offered
The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa is available for hosting a variety of wedding events, including engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions, as well as elopement ceremonies. The resort offers several wedding planning services to couples planning their nuptials, such as accommodations, all-inclusive packages, in-house catering and bartending, event planning, event rentals and WiFi. On the day of your wedding, The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa’s event team will help you with setup and cleanup. Couples may bring in their own wedding vendors to assist them on the day of their wedding.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

20

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel
Resort
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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    Taylor C. Married on 10/15/2022
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    The best venue!

    We had our wedding at the Westin Carlsbad on 10/2/22 and worked closely with Julia Arnone as our venue coordinator. She was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE. I cannot emphasize enough how great it was to work with her - super responsive, thorough, detail oriented, and so very friendly (aka every bride's dream!). She really helped us execute our vision and was such a pleasure to work with. As for the actual venue itself, I could not be happier with how everything turned out. We had our ceremony and reception on the Grandview Terrace for just under 60 people and it was the PERFECT space for us. The ocean view in the distance was stunning and the terrace makes for such an intimate, beautiful spot. Our guests were raving about how beautiful it was all night! There are also a ton of gorgeous photo spots throughout the hotel which made for beautiful pictures (see attached photos by Khoa Truong of Khoa Photography). The wait staff was very attentive and kind to use and our guests! The food and drinks were great - I loved that we got to create our own signature drinks to serve at no extra cost. I also felt like the value of the wedding packages offered by the Westin far exceeded any other venues we looked at. You get a lot for your money which is very meaningful when planning a wedding! I loved that it was all inclusive and we didn't have to worry about outside catering, getting linens/silverware/etc brought in. They really took care of everything, which made for such a seamless day. I really can't sing the Westin's praises enough! We also had a lot of family and friends stay at the hotel the weekend of and the rooms were beautiful, clean, and modern. Overall, we are so happy with our experience at the Westin. I would absolutely recommend to other brides!!
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    Megan S. Married on 07/09/2022
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    Amazing Service and Beautiful Venue

    Where do I start!? Julia Arnone was so great to work with. From visits to see the venue at different times of the day, to taste testing the menu and helping ensure the vendors get to the correct location to drop off rentals, Julia was such a huge help! The food selections were awesome. We booked the Atrium for the reception and the Grand Terrace for the ceremony/cocktail hour. We also booked the presidential suite that was located directly above the venue, which was so convenient. Booking the venue also included a meeting room for the bridal party to get ready, which was spacious and right near the event venue. It was such a relief to have all parts of the day in the same location for both us and our guests! I highly recommend this venue!
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    Michelle Married on 09/18/2021
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    Beautiful coastal views for destination wedding!

    My husband and I decided to go with the Westin Carlsbad because we felt it would give us the best value for our destination California-chic wedding! We fell in love with the Westin’s palm trees, greenery, and overall aesthetic. I had done some research on prior to landing on the Westin and fell in love with their beautiful grand view terrace. The Westin Team and Debra Ayala were phenomenal to work with. We had our ceremony on the pacific lawn and cocktail/reception on the terrace overlooking the beautiful Carlsbad coast and Pacific Ocean on the horizon. It was truly a dream! Thank you to the amazing team for making this such an unforgettable experience for us! The food was amazing and our friends and family enjoyed the open bar set up with all sorts of drink options!

    The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa's reply:

    Michelle,
    It was our pleasure to help make your dream come true! You were such a lovely person to work with you and your wedding was so romantic and beautiful! Best Wishes for a lifetime of happiness always!
    Debra
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