Darlington House

La Jolla Wedding Venues


The Darlington House is a historic property, and very popular wedding venue in La Jolla, California. It’s located by the ocean, and provides a great backdrop for a wedding or any special event. A fusion of several architectural styles, this San Diego wedding venue offers many options for the clients to customize their perfect wedding. If you are looking for a historic property for your wedding, Darlington House might be the perfect spot! 

They are a full service venue. In addition to the ceremony and reception, bride and groom can get ready at the Darlington House. Since they they only hold one event a day, you can rest assured you will have a private wedding.

The ceremony usually happens at the Egyptian Patio. With classic Egyptian tile, I can’t think of a better place for a wedding in San Diego. Bride and groom will stand on the top if a beautiful water fountain.

The preferred ceremony site is The Rose Garden. Roses will surround guests, in an open space that fits up to 200 people. Guests can have round or long tables (Darlington House does not provide chairs or tables). And, there is plenty of room for dancing.

When photographing a wedding at The Darlington House, I always try to convince the couples to escape to the beach for a little bit, preferably around sunset, for a quick portrait session. It always yields great images, very often the clients favorites. The library is also a great place for photos, with lots of character. I recently had a photo booth at the library, and it turned out great. They also offer several different gardens, that are great for portraits. The living and dinning rooms are also a must for the photographers.

If you are thinking about having your wedding at the Darlington house, I recommend speaking with the Lisa Nicole. She had previously worked as a coordinator at Darlington house, consequently, she has a lot of knowledge of that venue.

Parking can be tricky, therefore I recommend finding a valet parking service.

Please click on the link below if you would like to check out a recent wedding I photographed at this venue.

La Jolla wedding photographer | James + Ally

And, for a very fun Photo Booth at the Darlington House’s famous library, please check the link below:

La Jolla Photo Booth | Brandon + Melissa



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