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La Jolla Destination Weddings

August 18, 2011 | By | Reply More

This Tuscan-style villa in La Jolla, California, is available for very special – and private – weddings.

It’s no surprise that San Diego’s favorite coastal community is a popular place for destination weddings. Our mild year round climate and beautiful scenic location make La Jolla a wonderful spot to get married.

I’ve already mentioned that the La Jolla Shores Hotel and La Valencia Hotel are ideal for weddings ceremonies and receptions, as well as several other local venues.

In addition, I’ve recently learned that several of my fellow La Jollans open their homes and gardens to brides seeking very special – and private – wedding sites.

One house is a beautiful Tuscan villa on Hidden Valley Road on the south slope of Mt. Soledad. Owner Barbara Lubin gives brides the option of bringing in their own wedding planner and vendors or using the services of her Rose Garden Events.

The Lubin’s 6,500 square-foot house and surrounding garden, pool, patio, and putting green can accommodate up to 60-70 guests for a sit-down dinner reception and dancing. With up to 100 guests, a cover can be used to convert the pool into a dance floor.

After the party, the bride and groom are welcome to spend the night in the Lubin’s intimate guest suite, which is completely separate from the rest of the house, and they can enjoy “room service” breakfast the next morning.

“We’ve always done a lot of entertaining,” the hostess explained to me, “so we have all the glassware and dishes anyone could need.”

In fact, I’ve never seen a larger or more beautiful collection of Italian ceramics. The European interior design of the house also includes lots of Venetian glass and antiques Barbara inherited from her grandmother.

This accommodating wedding host asks for at least two months notice to make all the necessary arrangements, including booking her favorite photographer, florist, officiant, caterer and so forth.

The best way to contact Barbara Lubin is via email: blubin@san.rr.com or phone 858-337-8952.

Cheers! (and best wishes)

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I live in La Jolla and I'm a travel writer, so in addition to enjoying my home town's great weather, beautiful surroundings, and range of cultural and recreational options, I also see La Jolla - and the rest of San Diego - as a travel destination. And what I see sometimes drives me batty. People vacation in La Jolla, but don't take advantage of everything our community offers, so I decided to start this blog and provide insider advice for out-of-towners. Hey. I figure if I can write insider tips about exotic destinations on Authentic Luxury Travel, I ought to be able to lead readers off the beaten path that starts just outside my front door. In the process, I'm having fun revisiting my favorite places and discovering some new ones. Travel writers are naturally snoopy, and this blog is my excuse to have a good ol' sticky beak around my home town. I hope you find it helpful. If you are coming to La Jolla or another area of San Diego and would like my help in planning your trip, please read "Need Help Planning Your Trip" and then email me at ehansen298@aol.com. Elizabeth Hansen

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