The Inside Scoop
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The First Look
Located in La Jolla, California, the La Jolla Cove Suites is a wedding venue that offers much more than spectacular beauty for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. While relatively young, the venue is renowned for its outstanding wedding accommodations and stellar services.
The La Jolla Cove Suites is the only beachfront wedding venue on La Jolla Cove and offers couples different wedding space options that create the magic and brilliance that wedding dreams are made of with an extraordinary backdrop of fabulous ocean views and meticulously manicured landscapes that create the splendor of the magical day. The venue is one that hosts rooftop terrace wedding ceremonies and receptions for up to 225 guests. The La Jolla Cove Suites offers the following space options for wedding ceremonies and receptions:
Oceanfront Wedding Ceremonies. Oceanfront wedding ceremonies at the La Jolla Cove Suites combine nature’s fabulous beauty with exceptional talent and lead to a wedding day designed only for the couple. The wedding venue offers many different options for their oceanfront wedding ceremonies, including white folded chairs to Chiavari chairs. Tastefully accent the large trellis with beautiful floral arrangements.
Rooftop Receptions. Whether a sunset reception or afternoon or night reception, the rooftop terrace at the La Jolla Cove is the ideal accommodations for an outdoor wedding reception. The 12,000 square foot terrace features stunning ocean views, state-of-the-art visual aids and a glass-enclosed solarium with a movable glass wall. Italian lights strung over the patio softly illuminate the beauty of the couple and their guest while a staff of prestigious servers ensure that all aspects of the wedding day are attended to. The La Jolla Cove offers a variety of table options and a dance floor.
What You Should Know
Since this location is the only oceanfront wedding venue on La Jolla Cove, reservations must be made well in advance. Couples who are interested in an oceanfront wedding ceremony and/or rooftop reception must contact a wedding professional at the La Jolla Cove Suites. For indoor wedding ceremonies, the maximum guest capacity is 60 guests. For outdoor wedding ceremonies, the maximum guest capacity is 225 guests. The venue set up time may start as early as 11 a.m. Events must end by 10 p.m. If a later end time is needed, the hotel requires a minimum number of rooms booked.
Known for an atmosphere that creates the magnificence of a wedding day, the La Jolla Cove Suites offers couples exceptional amenities that add to the brilliance of their wedding day. Couples enjoy:
- Delicious catering by the Abbey Catering Company
- Spacious ocean views accommodations for out-of-town visitors
- State-of-the-art sound system
- Bride and Groom Suite
From the Vendor
Beautiful views - famous location - call today!
Our picturesque oceanfront rooftop venue offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Host your special event under the stars while overlooking the famous La Jolla Cove. Please contact our experienced staff for more information or to schedule a tour of our property.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Waterfront, Beach, Hotel, Rooftop, Tented
Breathtaking!Reviewed on 8/07/2013 Lindsay S
La Jolla Cove Suites is absolutely magical. We could not have found a more perfect location to get married. We wanted a beach wedding, without the sand and this place did not disappoint. It provides 180 degree panoramic view of beautiful La Jolla ocean. You are so close you can hear the seals barking. Plus, we were able to use all the amazing spots around the hotel for pictures, including walking down to the beach. The staff was absolutely amazing and worked so hard to make our vision a reality. They were professional and really made us feel incredibly special. Joy in particular was a life saver throughout the entire wedding planning process. She was so organized really catered to all our needs. She is so knowledgable of what we would need and thought of all the little details we never would remember. She also is so great with communication and always gets back to you SUPER fast, which I definitely appreciated. I highly recommend the bridal suite as well...it was a great place to get ready with all the bridesmaids. Most of our wedding party came from out of town and all we heard about was how great the wedding was. Over half our friends changed their facebook profile pic to one from the venue! That's how you know it is good! Overall, two thumbs up and we already can't wait to go back to celebrate our one year anniversary!
Thank you for a great venue!Reviewed on 10/20/2012 Denise S
Where do I start? The rooftop venue at La Jolla Cove Suites is the best anywhere in San Diego/La Jolla area. The panoramic ocean view and awesome sunset that my guests experienced couldn't be matched. Melissa Long and Joy were extremely helpful every step of the way, and even went out of their way to accommodate us in anyway. Thank you LCS!!!!!
Perfect Views!Reviewed on 7/13/2010 kristyne f
The venue was at the top of our list for the wedding. We wanted to have it on the beach, but not invite every beach bum or shrink our guest list. La Cove Suites was perfect because you had the view of the beach and ocean and the comfort of the hotel and rooftop. Tracy White was the coordinator and she was very helpful and answered all of our questions. Even gave us a list of vendor they work with on a regular basis. Unfortunately, our wedding was on 10/21/2007, the day the wildfires started. The hotel accommodated the best they could under the circumstances, taking down the trellises so the wind wouldn't catch them, etc. And later we had trouble with an unwelcome guest and security helped them leave the premises. They were great and our wedding was memorable thanks to their help!
Gorgeous rooftop viewReviewed on 12/18/2014 Melissa L
If you are a bride that wants to have a wedding on the beach but do not want your dress to get dirty this is the place for you. The hotel itself is not the greatest looking however the rooftop view is amazing. The backdrop of the cove and the ocean is just gorgeous! Also I loved that they have an all glass window room for backup so that way if the weather is bad you can still see a magnificent view of the ocean as your backdrop!
Beautiful ViewReviewed on 9/27/2011 KAREN S
Beautiful Views, Cost just included rental for the rooftop.
Would not recommend this venue to anyoneReviewed on 4/06/2011 Melissa B
Rather than typing a page full of gripes, I will say this: This hotel is not customer service oriented. They will nit-pick on small details and charge exorbitant amounts for the smallest things. They 'comp' nothing despite the thousands of dollars your event brings to their hotel. My band stated they've never worked a venue with such strict regulations. If you would like specific details, please contact me. I'm happy to provide more info. (the extra 'quality' star is for the spectacular view ONLY)
The View!!!Reviewed on 11/23/2010 Mandy C
We had our wedding on the rooftop of their hotel in November. While we ran the risk of getting rained out, the view was worth the risk. The hotel overlooks La Jolla Cove, a world renowned tourist destination, which all of our east coast guests just LOVED! We had the most spectacular sunset that night. The venue is quite pricey but so worth it to have the reception outdoors versus inside a stuffy ballroom. My only complaint is the hassle we had with our vendors. The hotel required that every vendor have an insurance liability policy, which we only discovered one month before the big day! Luckily, we got it all sorted, but if you plan on using vendors not on their "preferred list", plan on dealing with the insurance issue. Other than that, the view is magical :)