27 total reviews
Stephanie and I would like to give our thanks for the amazing wedding experience we had there at Los Willows. We are extremely happy with how everything turned out and our guests are still telling us how beautiful the venue was.We would like to thank Liza for helping us with all the stressful planning, she was always willing to help and work with us. As far as the bed and breakfast goes, it was such a great start to our wedding weekend. The wedding party loved it. We all had such a good time and it really helped the wedding day become less hectic by having most of our people there. We loved the breakfast, everything was delicious. We would recommend that any couple getting married there book the bed and breakfast, it really starts the whole experience. Our friends now want to start a yearly tradition where we rent a mansion for a weekend because of how much fun they had there. Also, please give our thanks to Bobby who was an amazing host. He was incredibly helpful and attentive. He was funny and extremely polite. We cannot say enough about how happy we were with him.The wedding turned out better than we had hoped. Everything was perfect and Stephanie still cannot stop talking about how she had her dream wedding. Everything was gorgeous and all the little details really made a difference such as the servers bringing the wedding party appetizers when we went to take pictures. The severs even took requests from the wedding party. The food was delicious and it is something that our guests constantly brought up after the wedding. Not only was it delicious but servings were plentiful. I don't believe anyone left hungry.Lastly we would like to give a huge thanks to Kendra, she is Superwoman! The day was so stress free because she was on top of everything. I quickly realized how little I had to worry about after the first few questions I asked her were answered with "already taken care of." She was so organized and so good at keeping everyone sane. She really saved the day when Stephanie was panicking over her make up mishap just minutes before walking out. Everything we would forget she remembered. I don't even think we would have tried the cake if it wasn't for her bringing us a few plates to our table (cake was also delicious btw). Kendra is so good at what she does! We heard from many people that were impressed by her that day.
Loved this place! It was such a seamless experience from start to finish working with the Los Willows team. I couldn't have asked for better quality and service for our wedding day.
I just had my wedding at Los Willows a few weeks ago and it was the best day of my life! Every detail was perfect and the staff was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. It is a little expensive but on the day of the wedding when everything was perfect I definitely thought it was worth every penny. They handled all aspects of the food, the cake, decorations, and helping me with all of the details that I didn't think of. Thank you for giving me the best wedding experience I could have asked for!!
We had our ceremony and reception at Los Willows and it is a beautiful location. They are strict with the rules and don't try to adjust or be flexible with anything. It seems like a lot is included in their packages but we spent way more than we thought because all the things we wanted was not in our package. I would not recommend if you are looking for an all inclusive this isn't the place and they won't budge on any detail or price.
We are extremely happy to have had this venue host our wedding. Everything was beyond exceptional. Our wedding planner Liza was helpful with any questions we had, as well as being flexible for meetings. Our day of coordinator Allyson was wonderful. Everything went smoothly the day of (even the week before when I had a billion questions and last minute changes) She did a great job of making sure everyone and everything was where they needed to be. Overall did an awesome job and we highly recommend this venue.
Los Willows is an amazing venue, the grounds are stunning and all of our guests were wowed with it! The lake is a beautiful backdrop and the draping in the tent with the chandelier is gorgeous. The vendors they team up with (DaVine Catering for Food, and Elegance on Display for Cake) are great, the food/cake was delicious and I was really happy with everything. The only complaint is that I felt very nickeled and dimed by Los Willows. The patio furniture is ugly black metal and you have to pay to have it covered, and then they will only cover the tall tables and not the short and want more money to cover those as well. For how much you are paying you would think that they would throw in a few table cloths to cover the ugly furniture that I wouldn't even have in my own backyard. Also the appetizers are a little bare, I did the hummus and everyone said it tasted good but it was only hummus with bread, no veggies or chips to dip it in. It would be nice if they added in some other things to dip. I also had a few issues with communication, I scheduled a tasting with them showed up and was told it was actually with the caterer at a different location, something they never mentioned before, I scheduled an appointment for my details meeting and they made it for the week prior, I am an out of town bride who flew in for it, they made it work but it was a bit frustrating, and the cake provider was changed and no-one mentioned anything to me until I called to say they had a flavor wrong on my sheet and I was told someone new was doing it and that I would have to meet with someone new to go over the design and tasting (again for someone flying in, it was frustrating to have to continue to do things I had already done). Kendra is a great coordinator, but she had the last song played 10 minutes before we were scheduled to end and was very pushy about us getting in the getaway car instead of staying in to say goodbye to everyone. Overall it is a great venue and I loved the wedding!
Kendra Koenig is the most amazing wedding coordinator. She made the whole event run like clockwork. She is a magician, angel, and genius rolled into one. Los Willows is very beautiful. The landscaping is awesome. Bobby, the innkeeper, treated my wedding party like family. I would definitely recommend this place very highly. Their prices are very reasonable.
Low Willows is beyond beautiful. With its lake, wonderful lighting at night and so much more, it has such a romantic atmosphere. The staff is even more amazing then the venue. Every bride wants everything to be perfect, and they do everything they can to make it that way. As a girl who grew up wanting a Cinderella wedding, but knowing I would never be able to afford it, I have to say that Los Willows was amazing for it, and really had everything I would want. Also, marrying a marine had lots of advantages there with their military discounts.
Im so happy I chose Los willows. Everyone who works there IS extremely sweet, kind and honestly made sure everyone's needs were met. If you are as busy as I am this place is perfect because almost everything is included. My Wedding planning and Wedding day was completly stress free :)
Los Willows goes above and beyond to truly create an amazing wedding! The wedding coordinator makes the day run so smoothly and they really helped to make my wedding feel like a fairy tale!
Los Willows was the most amazing venue!!! The grounds are spectacular and the staff is incredibly helpful and efficient. Our day was flawless and guests can't stop talking about it. Every detail is well thought out and executed perfectly. The take care of you from start to finish and do everything they can to create your perfect day!!!
We went with Los Willows because it is stunningly beautiful and it meant that, by getting a package deal, we would have less to worry about and deal with. Unfortunately there were a LOT of issues with some members of the sales team, so the planning process was a nightmare with many lies and mistakes on their part. If you go with them I would recommend getting everything in writing immediately and getting pictures of anything you plan to use of theirs so there can be no denials later on.
That being said, when the wedding came Nicole (our coordinator) was wonderful. She guided us through everything and was very sweet, helpful and efficient. We also rented out the Inn the night before the wedding and Bobby was absolutely incredible! He felt like part of the family and knew just what to say and when to say it to ease everyone's minds, entertain us or calm us. I can honestly say that having him there to help and to counsel us made the day before and the day of so much more enjoyable and special.
Overall it was 9 months of frustration and irritation with them in the planning process, followed by a beautiful wedding where what few mishaps there might have been were hardly noticed and everyone had a great time.
This places is BEAUTIFULLLL!!!!...Plus, the people there are WONDERFUL!...I truly felt like a princess on my wedding day!
Almost everything at Los Willows was amazing! Kendra (day of coordinator) is wonderful and the site is beautiful. We stayed at the Inn at the site, and absolutely loved Bobby (the inn keeper) who was extremely helpful and always ready to assist with anything we needed. I was a little disappointed with the filet we served, which was much different than the filet we had at our tasting. They also have an end time of 10:00, which was a little earlier than we would've liked. Overall, we were extremely happy with this location, and all of our guests loved it too!
Los Willows was fabulous. The location is incredible featuring perfectly manicured grounds, a beautiful spring fed lake, and immaculate reception/ceremony site. The options to personalize my wedding had no limits. The Los Willows boat made a huge impression on guests as a unique wedding entrance and getaway (you can also choose a horse drawn carriage). The venue is incredibly photogenic and all of our pictures turned out wonderfully. The staff was friendly, helpful, responsive, and coordinated events on the wedding making sure we felt comfortable and happy. I would definitely recommend Los Willows to any bride!
Overall, this location is wonderful! I appreciated how the ceremony and reception are at the same place. It's intimate, beautiful and there are lots of little things to add to the package that can offer intimate and meaningful touches to your special day. The Inn is charming, and the highlight of the wedding was booking the entire inn for my groom and I and our immediate family (siblings, parents, grandparents). We stayed up till 2am talking and woke up to a wonderful breakfast. Bobbi, the inn keeper is incredibly warm and friendly and catered to our every need and desire. I highly recommend booking the inn (or at least the B&G staying there) after the wedding.
My main disapointment about Los Willows is that at times I felt like I was just wedding #1,215. When I met with my wedding coordinator to discuss ideas and the plan, I felt as if she was in a hurry and was just getting through the questions she needed to ask. I realize that this is her wedding #1,215, but it is my first. I wished that the wedding coordinator would have been a bit more patience and curious about my questions, worries, and expectations. Or, at the very least, pretend that I was the first wedding she's ever done.
In the same vein, my other greatest disappointment about Los Willows was that they have a very specific standard way that they like to run things. While this is GREAT for the people that don't have, or don't care, about the way things are going, this can be very overwhelming for the folks that DO have a clear idea about how they would like the day to go. One example of this is during our cake cutting, the wedding coordinator was literally crouched down next to me, telling me exactly how to cut the cake. I had expected the moment to be my husband and mine, together as we figured out how to cut the cake. Instead, I was so worried about following the coordinator's directions that the cake cutting actually became the worst part of the whole day. I wish my coordinator would have told me in an earlier meeting the trick about cutting a wedding cake, and left us in peace while we were actually cutting it together.
These details, though small, added to my disappointment about this site. In summary, I would HIGHLY recommend this location, but I would be VERY clear with the coordinator about what you are expecting, what her role is the day of, how much control you want to have over your day. This is what I didn't know, that Los Willows' way of doing things is a force to be reckoned with. To deviate from their standard (and beautiful) way of doing things, in an attempt to make things more personal and intimate for you the couple, is challenging.
I do not even know how to describe how amazing our wedding turned out at Los Willows. This venue is absolutely GORGEOUS!! We worked directly with Kendra, a coordinator here, and could not be happier. Kendra was professional, helpful, honest, very friendly, and organized.
At Los Willows they only do one wedding a day so you will never see another bride or groom on your day. They really make it feel like YOUR DAY. The grounds at Los Willows are very clean and well landscaped. The weather is perfect 90 percent of the time here. Our guests kept asking us "How did you find a place like this? This is literally out of a fairytale!"
The funny thing is that the day after the wedding we learned that some things actually DID go wrong during the day. A glass hurricane broke, one of our vendors was late, etc. and my husband and I had no idea because Los Willows just took care of all of it. They were so calm and while some things were not going as planned our Los Willows coordinator, Kendra, was still smiling. We did not have to worry about anything on the wedding day.
Our pictures also turned out great because there are so many different settings here to get shots. Benches, lamp posts, gazebos, a pond, vineyard, bridge, etc. It's not like most wedding venues where each of your pictures has the same background.
We could not be happier. I cannot believe places like this actually exist!
My husband and I both loved our Los Willows wedding!!! The upper administration was somewhat rude, but you never really have to interact with them and the wedding coordinators are AMAZING! Kendra was our coordinator and we LOVED her. On the big day, my bridesmaids were so frazzled that they couldn't remember how to bustle my gown or lace up my corset - Kendra knew how and handled it right away! She knew what I wanted before I knew, and handled everything perfectly! Everything went very smoothly and I was 100% stress-free on the wedding day. The only thing I didn't like was the food. It was OK, but it tasted much better at our tasting than it did on the wedding day. Other than that, it was perfect! Absolute fairy tale!
Unbelievable servie and exceptionally beautiful and PRIVATE
Most wedding venues are lovely but our guests couldn't stop talking about Los WIllows! We were thrilled with everything
My husband and I got married at Los Willows on Oct. 14th 2010 and it was an absolutely PERFECT day! Not only are the grounds private and beautiful, but every little detail is taken care of for you by the amazing staff and event team. Thank you so much to Amanda, Liza, Megan and the others that all helped to make our fairytale wedding come true. We want to give an extra thank you though because my husband and I actually live in the Cayman Islands, and it was only due to all the extra help of Los Willows that we were able to plan a destination wedding in California where most of my family lives. Planning a wedding is stressful, but planning a wedding from a different country seemed almost impossible, until I met Liza and the Los Willows team. My hope for any of you looking for a place to get married is that you too can find that one of a kind, perfect place, where your day will be stress free and only full of fun and excitement. We cannot say enough wonderful things about our special day at Los Willows - it truly was just perfect and a dream come true.
Oh and I almost forgot, but if you have the chance to stay at the Los Willows Inn - it will be an unforgettable, personal and magical memory. I had all the bridesmaids and mothers stay the night before the wedding and it was like staying in some little English bed and breakfast, but you have the whole place to yourself. There are games, and a fireplace, an incredible breakfast, a waterfall and the view from the top of the hill makes you feel like you are at the top of the world - what better way to start or end your wedding day.
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The Perfect Marriage of Elegance & Fun!
Located in North San Diego County, Los Willows Private Wedding Estate is a beautiful blend of elegance, charm and nature. Our full-featured Ceremony & Reception package delivers a fun and unforgettable celebration with many extras that you will not find elsewhere. Call today to schedule a visit!
- Price Range: $$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Onsite Wedding Consultant, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Tented Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
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