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Best La Jolla Hotels for Special Events

If you're planning a wedding, a large party or a business event, there's no better location than La Jolla, California. It is conveniently located near all you might need, and it's also spectacularly beautiful. In La Jolla, you'll find several hotels that will host your special event and make sure every detail is taken care of, from the minute you make your reservations. With professional wedding planners, business meeting planners and caterers on staff, local hotels will help make sure your special event is a success.

La Valencia in the heart of La Jolla Village on Prospect overlooking the ocean has been hosting special events since it first opened in 1926. Popular with many celebrities throughout the decades, the famous "Pink Lady" is a natural venue for weddings, receptions, honeymoons, family reunions, bar and bat mitzbahs, christenings and business gatherings. Select from several indoor or outdoor locations for your wedding, all with ocean views. One of the oldest La Jolla hotels, La Valencia pays homage to its past through its beautiful architecture and features three main banquet rooms (The Verandah Room & Terrace, The Mediterranean Room & Patio and The Galeria), a Board Room for smaller events, a private pool deck overlooking the La Jolla Cove, a tropical patio with towering palms, and two award-winning restaurants available for private parties. For more information, call (858) 454-0771.

The Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa, located just north of downtown La Jolla on Torrey Pines Road, is another popular location for weddings and corporate events. Designed in the early California rancho style, the hotel includes 210 rooms, including bridal suites, in its main 3-story hacienda building and 10 acres of beautiful, lush gardens. Estancia offers several indoor and outdoor wedding locations, including the La Jolla ballroom, which can hold up to 300 guests, a garden courtyard, olive lawn, grande room (adjacent to the olive lawn with indoor and outdoor seating), the Adobe El Restaurante and a private dining room. For business events, the Estancia offers more than 31,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including 21 meeting rooms, boardrooms, learning theaters and ballrooms for conferences and dining. For more information, call (866) 587-9385.

If your dream is a wedding right on the beach, the La Jolla Shores Hotel can make it come true. Located just steps from the sand, the Shores is one of the few hotels in San Diego that offers wedding ceremonies directly on the beach. You can also select from the hotel's other wedding locations the outdoor tropical garden patio or the private indoor banquet rooms, the Acapulco and the La Jolla Room. The Shores wedding packages include all you need to enjoy your big day bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, family brunch. The hotel also offers a relaxing alternative for your next business meeting or retreat and includes more than 7,500 square feet of conference space, with three meeting rooms, outdoor patios and courtyards and a full catering menu and service. For more information, call (866) 568-2322.

Directly east of La Jolla, in the area called University City, are three top-rated hotels that cater to business travelers and special business events the Sheraton on Holiday Court, the Marriott on La Jolla Village Drive, and the Hyatt Regency on La Jolla Village Drive. All three hotels are conveniently located in the part of San Diego called the Golden Triangle, between the I-5, I-805 and I-52 freeways (which leads directly into downtown La Jolla). In this area, you are close to all parts of San Diego, major financial businesses around UC, three shopping centers, UCSD, and the bio-tech and hi-tech companies, such as Qualcomm, in Sorrento Valley. The Sheraton includes 252 guest rooms, 8,320 square feet of indoor meeting space and 2,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space. Catering menus are available for all meals. The Marriott includes 367 guest rooms, a full-service business center, and 23 meeting rooms in a total of 24,644 square feet of space. The largest meeting room will hold up to 1,500 people. There is also an outdoor courtyard, flexible menus and a full service staff dedicated to overseeing your business event. The Hyatt Regency includes 419 guest rooms (including business planning rooms and hospitality suites) and more than 32,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. This space includes 21 breakout rooms, an 11,800 square foot ballroom and a 5,850 square foot glass-enclosed pavilion.


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