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 accomodate 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. The resort’s Palm Courtyard overlooks idyllic gardens and a pool, making it the perfect space to host the wedding reception of your dreams under the stars. The Sunset Ballroom and Grand Pacific Ballroom are available for more formal receptions. Couples may also wed on The Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa’s beachfront wedding venue.
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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Leanne · Married on 09/08/2018
The Westin was an absolute dream venue for our wedding. It was one of the first places we toured and we ended up booking it on the spot when we got there and first met with Elizabeth Murphy. From the first day she was professional, helpful, and appeared to genuinely care about our wedding and helping us plan the perfect celebration. She worked well with our vendors and was promptly responsive to everyone on our wedding team. Planning our wedding in the middle of a move across the country was a breeze because of the incredible service this place has to offer. Also, pro tip: this is one of the few venues that allows you do do sparklers send-offs! The views from the Ocean Blue Lawn are gorgeous, and there are plenty of gorgeous spots for photos. The Grand Pacific Ballroom was HUGE and the food was phenomenal. The resort itself is conveniently located, and the rooms are newly remodeled. The newlywed suite we stayed in was gorgeous, I slept in the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in in my life, and it was perfect for hosting family gatherings/getting ready for the big day. It fit 4 makeup artists, 2 hair stylists, 2 moms, 1 flower girl, and TEN bridesmaids, not to mention myself. We all got ready comfortably and the lighting and views made the morning so enjoyable and perfect for pictures and videos. Our family and friends especially enjoyed being conveniently located in the middle of the action with the affordable hotel room block, and we got so much extra time to visit with everyone throughout the weekend because of this. My wedding guests loved the amenities, kids and adults alike, namely the 24-hour swimming pool and water slide. I was able to burn off some extra energy at the huge and clean fitness center. Finally, we worked with Casey Shaul and Sarah Lewis to plan the perfect rehearsal dinner at 20/Twenty Grill, and our guests loved the food. Sarah was so accommodating to our needs, especially with last minute changes.Sent on 09/16/2018
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Nicki · Married on 08/18/2018
We had the pleasure of the Westin opening a few weeks before our big fat Indian wedding on 8/18 (previously it was all Sheraton property until 7/2018) and everything was SPECTACULAR! I cannot thank Elizabeth Murphy and her team enough. For any wedding here, the best part of the Sheraton/Westin is that all your guests can stay on the property for the weekend and your wedding is on the same site, but still separate from where guests are staying so they aren't peeking in on your decorations the night before or intruding into your first look. The staff was incredibly helpful, they were accommodating with room changes leading up to the wedding, passed out welcome bags to over 70+ room bookings, helped set up decorations for our pre-wedding events, helped w/guests having breakfast/brunch in the Terramar Room in the Sheraton, and served ice cream on the day of the ceremony to our 350 guests (just to name a few of the things I really appreciated!). The property itself also has tons of great spaces for photos, and another wedding was happening on the Pacific Lawn and we had NO idea it was even occurring - that's how big the property is! Elizabeth was so amazing over the last year, with her quick replies to emails, her understanding of the Indian desire to negotiate costs, and her flexibility with our crazy ideas (from a giant sign with our names on it to a sparkler exit), she was the best. The ONLY constructive feedback I can think of is that the bridal/executive suite only had 1 mirror (on the day I needed to check myself out the most) - but really, even thats a stretch. For ANYONE thinking of having their wedding at the Westin, do not hesitate to do so! THANK YOU Elizabeth and the Westin Carlsbad!Sent on 08/28/2018
Jacqueline · Married on 07/14/2018
Holy moly! Where to begin? Elizabeth Murphy at The Westin Carlsbad is a DOLL. From our initial tour a year beforehand, to helping throughout the process with diagrams of the layout (i.e. a legitimate drone photo taken of the site), recommendations for # people per table and photo locations, booking room reservations for us and our guests that weekend, menu tasting, and not to mention working through my absolute failure to communicate that our seating chart had changed the night before! I still feel horrible and wish I could give every staff member that night a giant hug for cleaning up after me and ensuring everyone was still served correctly ... especially those that were gluten-free weren't served the wrong plate! Elizabeth and the entire banquet team was kind, professional, and just amazing to work with. For the cost, it was absolutely worth every penny to us. We didn't have to worry about food, linens, tables, chairs, flatware, charger plates, drinkware -- they even provided decor like lanterns and votive candles! All we ended up renting was a dance floor and the chuppah from an outside vendor, and then we bought or made our own favors, signage, etc. We did add-on market lighting and the moon balloon from The Westin -- we and our guests LOVED it! It totally set the ambiance for the evening. Both our ceremony and reception were on the Ocean Blue lawn + terrace and it accommodated 100 guests perfectly. We used the smaller lawn for lawn games + belly table, the terrace for the cocktail hour and shade, and the larger lawn for the ceremony and reception. It felt super roomy and gave people enough space to move around and enjoy themselves! That ocean view and sunset was stunning too!Sent on 08/28/2018