E T H E R E A L  G A R D E N S

E T H E R E A L  G A R D E N S

A GLIMPSE AT OUR VENUE

Set on 40 acres of edible gardens, surrounded by old growth orchards and 100 acres of organic herb and vegetable farms… An “out of the box” venue that is completely private and not just another golf course, winery, banquet hall or hotel. Here we are open to creative ideas and outside vendors such as florists, photographers, photo booths, food trucks and so much more.

 G A L L E R Y

ETHEREAL GARDENS

HANDCRAFTED WEDDINGS

Choose from multiple different ceremony sites for your perfect setting.
Orchard Barn
Perched high atop a gentle hillside this authentic redwood seed barn enjoys the fragrance of fruit blossoms and sweeping views of San Diego’s rocky hilltops.
Passion Vine Greenhouse
Bent arched greenhouse smothered in passionfruit canopying over a shaded outdoor experience for you to enjoy. This is the first of its kind in Southern California. The unique microclimate offered in the lilac area makes this incredible dream a reality for your ceremony or reception.
Brick and Timber Chapel
Venture down the fragrant jasmine laden pathway arbor and there, nestled among giant pine trees you will discover a Chapel designed completely by using only brick & timber. Steeped in history, each brick was hand set by masons to create your private sanctuary. Giant open fir beam trusses Adorn the ceilings over head, subtle artistically designed crosses embellish opaque glass windows offering your guests a peek of the whistling pine forests that surround.
Starry Night Meadow
Abundant sky day view and then starry nights surround this wide open grass meadow, the perfect setting for a unique ceremony in the round or alfresco reception. Perfectly surrounded by over 100 acres of certified organic farm land singing song birds, butterflies & even quail call the meadow their home. The hillside gardens feature four seasons and the edible flora that surround each make the meadow a truly unique experience for all.
Ethereal Garden Pergola
Ethereal Open Air Pavillion

Set foot on the lush green grass that gives the pavilion canopy a natural ambience. Gentle breezes waft through chefs herb gardens of mint, basil, thyme & rosemary even the scent of edible French lavender. Imagine, elegant settings of table scapes on the grass in the shade of the peaked canopy all sides lifted wide open to a vanishing grass edge into the meadow below. Your guests are sure to be amazed as they have only seen this setting in celebrity magazines – now they are experiencing it.

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HANDCRAFTED WEDDINGS

Choose from multiple different ceremony sites for your perfect setting.
ADOBE CHAPEL
Enjoy a sense of intimacy and simplicity with our classic, rustic indoor location. This climate-controlled chapel features open beam ceilings, deconstructed polished floors, and hemlock cross-back farm chairs for your country-chic wedding.

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T H E R E ‘ S  M O R E…

Venue Timeline

9.5 hours on the private, edible estate
• 3 hours in the bridal parlor and gentlemen’s bath house
• 5.5 hours for your celebration
• 1 hour available for your grand exit

Peaches & Cream Cottage
Upon entering the bridal parlor, you will feel a sense of renewed tranquility with its bohemian-inspired beauty and simplicity. Ornate stage-mounted full-length mirrors, rustic dressing tables, and a vintage wooden bar provide a comforting, rustic ambience to allow you to relax and enjoy the final preparations with your bridal party before the ceremony.
The Distillery
The groom and his party will enjoy the nostalgic essence of this private, men’s only lounge, complete with black leather wingback smoking chairs, a de-constructed bar, foosball tables, and board games.
Ethereal Open Air Pavillion
Experience the best of both worlds: celebrate under the shaded forest, veiled by billowing drapery, while surrounded by designer gardens filled with blooming florals, historic trees, and trickling fountains.
CEREMONY & RECEPTION SEATING

Guest table options include round or banquet style seating with white full-length linen draped to the floor & hemlock cross back chairs, or choose other chairs à la carte.

CUSTOM COLOR CLOTH NAPKINS
Choose from 38 perfect color cloth napkin choices to complement your design theme and table-scape. Other color fabric upgrades available to rent à la carte.
ELEGANT CANDELABRAS & CENTERPIECES

Choose from crystal candelabras, small & large bird cages, brass lanterns, small & large wood lanterns, glass votive holders, table number stands, or provide your own.

UNIQUE PROPS & FURNITURE FROM THE DECOR CATALOG

For additional pieces, shop from the one-of-a-kind décor catalog full of design items that you may rent à la carte in the edible gardens.

WEDDING PLANNING
Our proven team of wedding professionals will provide a superlative level of coordination and support to assist you through the wedding planning process, rehearsal, and day-of coordination.
PRIVATE EXECUTIVE CHEF
Your award-winning chef celebrates three decades of exceptional culinary expertise. Former sous chef for the Hotel del Coronado and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
CULINARY TASTING EVENT
You’re invited to enjoy a culinary celebration where you can handcraft your custom menu and delight in Chef’s savory pairings.
HANDCRAFTED MENU
Craft your menu by pairing two gourmet classic entrees, two accompaniments, and your choice of a flavorful variety of crisp leafy green salads. Served with fresh-baked artisan breads, and specialty butters.
FULL SERVICE CATERING PERSONNEL
Appropriately-attired catering personnel attends to your event to ensure a high level of service and attention to detail.
Smoked Cedar Lounge & Bar

Step into luxury amongst the rows of French culinary lavender. Up the cut stone steps, you’ll open the door to an experience that is unparalleled. The ample cedar bar holds the balance to your left with its hand carved wood inlays and custom lighting. The cedar fireplace is large enough for most to walk right into with its native stone cut by hand right on the grounds. Open beam ceilings with custom lighting give the illusion that the sun beams are shining through above you. Custom Chandeliers created from twisted metal forged into branches with hundreds of cut crystal leaves gently sway above your head. This incredible space gives way to the starlight lawn cloaked in suspended overhead market style lighting.

REFRESHMENT BAR
This open-air presentation of thirst-quenching refreshments and chilled beverages is sure to be eagerly enjoyed by your guests. Includes a light and refreshing lemonade, iced water, gourmet coffee, and a medley of flavored teas.

T E S T I M O N I A L S

  • Attended a wedding here. Nice venue

    Eileen Tompkins Avatar Eileen Tompkins
    3/21/2019

    5 star ratingMy friends Matt and Eric had a wedding at this place last month.  I thought it was going to be pretty far away because it was in San Diego county and at the time I lived in the Anaheim hills. But it took me under an hour.  Matt's a friend... read more

    Joseph D. Avatar Joseph D.
    1/23/2019
  • 5 star ratingThis venue is beautiful and magical at night!! Everywhere you walk throughout the venue is illuminated with twinkle lights that guide the pathways to all the cool amenities it offers. I absolutely loved the bathhouses. I wish more of my friends would get married here. Overall, the venue was impeccable... read more

    Michelle S. Avatar Michelle S.
    1/23/2019

    Simply BEAUTIFUL

    wonderful place to do a party or a wedding reception.

    Everything is run so smooth.

    Diana Albarran Avatar Diana Albarran
    1/17/2019
  • So my daughter got married here in September 2018. It's hard to put into words how happy we were with this venue. The truth is, the venue was out of our price range, because it is more expensive than others. So we booked a different venue that was nice but... read more

    Jay Lyons Avatar Jay Lyons
    12/22/2018

    5 star ratingAs a wedding photographer, Ethereal Open Air Resort is one of my favorite venues for photos!! Heather, Vallentyne Photography

    Heather M. Avatar Heather M.
    12/13/2018
  • It was nice. Mandatory valet parking. One of the better north county venues

    Nathan Smith Avatar Nathan Smith
    12/03/2018

    5 star ratingI attended a wedding at this venue and it was just beautiful! The twinkle lights all over the property lit the whole place up and made it so magical. Their food was delicious and I just couldn't get enough of the tri tip! They had it setup differently than I've... read more

    Rachael B. Avatar Rachael B.
    11/21/2018
  • Went for a sister's wedding. BEAUTIFUL. San Diego sunset. Nature. Love and tears.

    breeze247 Avatar breeze247
    11/20/2018

    5 star ratingWe had the most magical, amazing weekend celebrating my bro-in-law and now sis-in-laws wedding at Ethereal Open Air resort! We chose to stay with many others in the wedding party on location in the "glamping" tents. Our tent was so cozy and adorable! There was a queen size bed loaded... read more

    Cherise W. Avatar Cherise W.
    11/11/2018

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