Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
9700 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
(855) 430-7503
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Average Base Cost: $32,000

Average base cost for a wedding at Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night with a food/beverage cost of $200/pp. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

How it Breaks Down

Facility Rental Fee: There is no fee, just a food & beverage minimum — the average being $25,000.

What’s Included: The basics, like chairs, tables, linens, etc.

Food/Beverage: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is the exclusive provider of food and beverages, and couples will work with an assigned catering sale manager. The average price for a plated meal with a full open bar is $100 to $250 per person.

2019 Wedding Menus Summarized

  • Hors D’oeuvres – Chilled OR Warm
    • Selections will be tray passed and are priced on a per piece basis. Minimum is 25 pieces each; 3-5 pieces per guest recommended.
  • Displays
    • Selections will be displayed for a maximum of 90 minutes and are priced
      on a per person basis. Minimum is 50 people.
  • Dinner Selections
    • Selections include three courses and are priced on a per person basis
    • Additional courses are $10 per course, per person
    • Entrees are limited to a maximum of two selections plus a vegetarian option, with the highest price applying to all entrees
    • Meal designations are required for each person
    • Pre-selected choices must be noted on a client-provided place card
    • Day-of tableside choice for four or more courses is an additional $20 per person
    • Selections will be served with freshly brewed Peerless coffee, decaffeinated coffee and Steven Smith teas
  • Late Night Snacks – A La Carte
    • Selections will be displayed for a maximum of 90 minutes and are priced
      on a per person basis. Minimum is 50 people.

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  • Estancia Premium Bar
    • First hour: $30
    • Each additional hour: $21
  • Blackhorse Bar
    • First hour: $27
    • Each additional hour: $15
  • Beer & Wine Bar
    • First hour: $23
    • Each additional hour: $15
  • Estancia Soft Bar
    • First hour: $8
    • Each additional hour: $3
  • Add-ons
    • Wine Corkage: $30 per bottle
    • Domaine Chandon Champagne Toast: $13 each / $52 per bottle
    • Moët Champagne Toast: $26 each / $106 per bottle
    • Martinelli’s: $6 each / $30 per bottle
    • Estancia Sangrita: $15 each
    • House-Made Sangria, Red or White: $15 each
    • Signature Margaritas: $15 each
    • Additional Bartender Fee 45 per hour (4-hour minimum)

More Stats

Space Type: There’s both indoor and outdoor space, including the following: the Garden Courtyard, La Jolla Ballroom, Olive Lawn, and the Grande Room.

Size: 400 people max

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Yes

Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa is located in the Torrey Pines area of La Jolla. Across the street from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus and Salk Institute, the hotel is just 15 miles from the airport and downtown San Diego. Couples can work with the hotel to get group rates or room blocks for overnight guests.

Party On! Outdoor events can last until 10 p.m., and indoor events can last until 12 a.m.

The Report

With ten acres and AAA Four Diamond resort amenities, Estancia La Jolla is a destination in and of itself, poised to host a variety of events. Wedding guests can stay in any of the hotel’s 210 guest rooms and suites, where accommodations blend historic Spanish architecture with modern amenities. Onsite features include two signature restaurants, Blend café, a wine tasting room, a saltwater pool and a spa. Not to mention, San Diego’s best beaches and top attractions are easily within reach.

When it comes to Estancia La Jolla’s wedding venues, there’s both lush outdoor space and premier indoor settings, including award-winning gardens and hacienda-style architecture.

Woman Getting Married Says

San Diego is one of the best destination wedding locations IMO, because the access to the city and resorts from the airport is fairly easy, and there is also a ton to do for out of town guests. This resort perfectly captures the easy, breezy vibe of the city, and the venue spaces (especially the outdoor ones) are gorgeous. If you’re having a smaller guest list of 125 people, I would opt to have your wedding ceremony on the Olive Lawn and your reception in the Grande Room, which features new herringbone wood floors and is more contemporary than their La Jolla ballroom. Because the hotel has multiple venue offerings you likely won’t be the only wedding there that weekend, however most brides say they have never felt any cross-over effects.

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Amenities/What’s Included 8
Convenient for Grandma 10
Layout 10
Location 10
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 7

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