Elope to Coronado Beach, Centennial Park, Bayview Park & the Coronado Dunes
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How Do I Reserve My Coronado Beach Wedding?
It's super easy! Call or text (619) 252-9970 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk more about your elopement or full-service wedding on Coronado Beach, Centennial Park or Bayview Park. We will assist you with securing required event permits, and then email you a customized contract that you will fill out and e-sign right online. We require 50% of the wedding package amount to reserve your date with the balance due 60 days prior to the ceremony. For Coronado wedding packages booked less than 60 days out, we require the payment in full. We accept all major credit cards, Paypal and checks. Last minute and short notice weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewals are always welcome!
What Wedding Sites Are Available in Coronado?
We offer both elopements and full-service wedding packages at the beaches and harborview parks on Coronado Island. Coronado Beach and the Coronado Dunes are toes in the sand locations with views of the Pacific Ocean and iconic Hotel del Coronado. Centennial Park and Bayview Park are both grassy parks with stunning views of the San Diego bay and city skyline. Just ask us which location might be the best choice for your seaside beach wedding. We are here to help!
Are Permits Required for Coronado Weddings?
Permits are NOT required for our Elope to Coronado packages. No permits are required for specific areas of Coronado Beach, Centennial Park and Bayview Park as long as there are no more than 20 guests and no setup of any wedding stuff like chairs, arches, decorations, music or rose petals.
Permits ARE REQUIRED for our Full-Service and Petite wedding packages that include setup of wedding equipment and must be obtained by the couple from the City of Coronado Park & Recreation Department. Unfortunately, we can't include the permits for the Coronado Island locations in our packages, as the City of Coronado does not allow anyone but the couple to file for the permit. Ask us for more info on obtaining a Coronado wedding permit.
Not interested in the hassle or expense of filing for location permits yourself? There are lots of other lovely wedding locations in San Diego that we serve where the permits are included in our packages, which makes things easy and less expensive for you. Sunset Cliffs, La Jolla, Mission Beach, Harbor Island Park, Tidelands Park and Mission Bay. View locations at our sister site https://www.seasideweddingsandiego.com/coastal
How Long Have Been Planning Beach Weddings?
We have been Coronado beach wedding planners and wedding officiants since 1996, so we have tons of experience! We are local San Diegans and live and work in the beach areas and are very familiar with the ebb and flow of the general public at various times of the year at our coastal, cliffside and park locations, as well as the many rules and regulations that govern a Coronado beach wedding or vow renewal ceremony.
Our couples never have to worry about their photographer showing up late or not at all, a wilted bridal bouquet or embarrassing moments when a Lifeguard asks for your permit, and you don't have one because the out-of-town company you hired said you didn't need one. When you enlist us to help with your Coronado beach wedding or vow renewal, you can be assured you are receiving honest and accurate info while being supported by an experienced wedding planner who will always be there to help you!
Where Do We Obtain Our Marriage License?
If you wish to be legally married in San Diego, you will have to get a California marriage license. Our officiants are not able to sign off on a license from out of state, so both parties must appear together with their ID at any California County Clerk office. You can get your marriage license from the County Clerk anywhere in California and you can be married anywhere in California. More about the process for obtaining your California marriage license is on our website. Click Here for Marriage License Info!
Do You Offer Last Minute Coronado Weddings?
Absolutely! We welcome all short notice and last minute weddings and renewal of wedding vows on Coronado Island! We are short notice wedding specialists! Call or text (619) 252-9970 or email us at . We will you plan the beach wedding of your dreams in an instant!
Do You Offer Coronado Wedding Vow Renewals?
Yes! We love performing renewal of wedding vows and reaffirmations in Coronado. Couples can visit our NEW! website dedicated to San Diego and Coronado wedding vow renewals at www.SanDiegoVows.com.
How Many Guests Can Attend My Ceremony?
Simple Coronado elopement style packages are designed for just the couple and up to 20 guests in a more casual, standing room atmosphere with officiant, photography and flowers.
Our full-service Coronado wedding packages can accommodate up to 60 guests and include white, padded chairs, wedding arch or bamboo canopy, decorations, custom florals, longer photography session, officiant, music, signage and coordination.
Our NEW "Petite" package is super affordable if you want to include just a touch of decor and includes the officiant, photography for one hour, rose bouquet and boutonniere, your choice of gorgeous wedding arch and rose petals for the bridal path. Designed for up to 20 guests, the couple, photographer and minister.
What Is Said During a Seaside Beach Ceremony?
Our couples can enjoy the unique option of actually choosing the ceremony that they would like their Officiant to perform. Our Ceremony & Vows Libraryincludes a selection of heartfelt wedding vows, as well as your choice of a beautifully-written wedding or vow renewal ceremony. Our non-denominational officiants are comfortable in both non-religious and religious settings and are happy to include poems, personal words or special readings. If you are bringing your own officiant, they are welcome to use our ceremony library as a resource... you can even write your own vows!
Do You Offer Ceremonies for Interfaith Couples?
Yes! Our officiants are comfortable in both religious and non-religious settings for couples who are from different backgrounds. Couples will have an opportunity to choose their ceremony and vows from our extensive Ceremony & Vows Library, so you can be assured that your wedding or vow renewal ceremony will be a true reflection of your love and commitment to each other. Couples are always welcome to bring their own officiant, pastor or minister, as well, and we will help guide them through all the details!
Do You Perform Weddings for Gay Couples?
As proud supporters of the LGBTQ community, we welcome all couples who wish to get married in San Diego, California. We are sensitive to the unique wedding planning needs for gay couples, and are honored to facilitate gay / lesbian marriage and wedding vow renewals. 100% gay friendly and support gay marriage!
Do You Have Recommendations for Restaurants, Hotels, and Other Wedding Vendors in the Area?
Our Coronado beach and park wedding packages include our "Preferred Wedding Vendor Referral List" which is a great resource for your planning. The list includes hair & makeup, shave shops, transportation services and florists as well as hotels and restaurants that are near the Coronado wedding venue.
What Time Is Sunset for a Beach Wedding?
Sunset times will vary and are dependent on the time of year. We will share helpful information on the best times for the ceremony to achieve that "golden hour" sunset lighting for your wedding photos.
How Long Is the Actual Ceremony?
The actual ceremony will run about 15 minutes but is dependent on the ceremony that you choose from our Ceremony & Vows Library and how long your wedding or renewal vows are. You and your guests will have access to to the wedding site for one hour from the scheduled ceremony time so there is plenty of time for the ceremony and photos, and to just enjoy the view!
What If It's Raining for Our Coronado Wedding?
San Diego weather is very temperate and typically awesome all year long. However, when it does rain, it can really throw a wrench into wedding works. We offer a number of alternate location options for your beach wedding or vow renewal ceremony in the event of inclement weather, so your event will go on as planned, even if Mother Nature is not cooperating. We will provide more information on our alternate locations once you have decided on the wedding package and location, and we have an official reservation in place.
Can We Bring Our Own Decorations or Flowers?
No. Unfortunately, we do not allow outside decorations, tables, arches, chairs or signage to be bought onto the wedding site. Couples are welcome to bring their own wedding party flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages), but we do not allow any outside florists at the wedding site, nor do we allow outside flowers to be placed on the arch, chairs or in the aisle. We are a "one-stop shop" with an extensive inventory of wedding decor, as well as a full-service Flower Shop where we create custom-designed florals for our couples. Visit our Flower Shop website at www.ABeautifulBouquet.com to see samples of our work.
Do We Need a Wedding Rehearsal?
No. Everything we do is super simple and straightforward so a wedding rehearsal is not necessary. We will provide an arrival schedule and detailed itinerary with information on the processional, the actual ceremony and the recessional so everyone is familiar with the process. Just show up dressed and ready to be married, and we will make sure everything is smooth and stress-free so you can enjoy your Coronado ceremony.
Is There Parking at Coronado Beach and Parks?
Of course! There is parking at all Coronado beach and park wedding locations. However, parking at the beaches, specifically, can be a bit of a pain, especially on the weekends and during the summer months. A car service, limousine or group transportation, is a good option, if you have the budget. Uber or Lyft are also easy services to get you to and from the wedding site and will help keep things stress-free. However you decide to arrive at your Coronado beach or park wedding is completely up to you!
Are There Restrooms at the Beaches and Parks?
There are public restrooms at Coronado Beach and Hotel del Coronado, but they are a long walk from the wedding site. There are no restrooms at or nearby Centennial Park or Bayview Park. It is a good idea to inform your guests that restrooms are not readily available at the Coronado locations. If restrooms are an important requirement, just ask us about other locations that have public restrooms onsite.
Is Smoking or Alcohol Allowed at the Locations?
No! Both alcohol and smoking are prohibited at the Coronado Island beach and park locations.