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Destination Haute Spot: Fairmont Grand Del Mar

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Basking in San Diego’s endless sunshine, Fairmont Grand Del Mar welcomes guests to a warm Mediterranean estate, replete with signature charm and Southern California style. Impeccable service delivers every five-star indulgence, including a championship Tom Fazio golf course, therapeutic five-star spa, and exquisite dining — epitomized by Addison, Southern California’s only five-star and five diamond restaurant.


Fairmont Grand Del Mar is an ideal location for weddings as guests can visit the resort for several days and never have to leave. Lounge poolside. Take a scenic hike. Focus on wellbeing. Fairmont Grand Del Mar is nestled in the heart of Southern California, drenched in year-round sunshine and surrounded by a wonderland of flora and fauna. Endless options offer something for everyone – the active enthusiast, the spirited adventurer, the culinary connoisseur, and the style seeker. From pro-style tennis courts and an 18-hole championship golf course to a renaissance-inspired spa and an abundance of outdoor recreation on the 37 miles of canyon preserve trails, the vibrant activity of the resort will meet every need for fun or relaxation. Should you venture beyond the luxurious retreat, you’ll find San Diego’s top attractions, art galleries and museums, lively shopping districts, and miles of coastal bliss, all minutes away.

Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Mediterranean-style setting draws inspiration from Spain’s palaces, France’s sun-washed coastal retreats, Florence’s decorate arts and Morocco’s exotic architecture. A wedding here feels like a destination worlds away, yet conveniently located in Southern California.

The on-site Capella chapel is a beautifully-appointed venue evoking an intriguing mix of romance, whimsy, and rich, detailed design. Light floods the airy space through expansive tinted and stained glass windows with vibrant hues of amber, amethyst, rose, and jewel tones. The masterful architecture and interiors include an artful mix of Jerusalem gold-honed limestone, Italian Vicenza stone, Rossa Levanto polished marble accents, antiqued timber beams, and limestone buttresses. Anchoring the front of the room is a stunning proscenium supported by hand-carved polished marble columns and a dramatic stained glass quatrefoil window. Featuring 28 hand-carved removable pews imported from Italy, the Capella accommodates up to 280 guests for a wedding ceremony or seated dinner and 350 guests for a cocktail reception. Fairmont Grand Del Mar hosts only one wedding per day, so brides are treated with true hospitality as the sole focus on their special day.

From secluded to sweeping, Fairmont Grand Del Mar offers an exquisite array of options: Recite your vows on the manicured and verdant Aria Lawn, framed by the splendorous Aria Pavilion; surround yourself in elegance within the Manchester Salon and Terrace; create a sense of theatre in the gilded Elizabeth Ballroom; or unite in the storybook locale of the Capella chapel. A similar breadth of experiences are available for your reception, from expansive ballrooms and sun-drenched, outdoor pavilions to two restaurants with private dining areas, our wood-beamed and bricked wine rooms, or even Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Wine Cellar, where wedding toasts flow like vintage Champagne. Simply put, there can be no better place to start your life together.

Book your Fairmont Grand Del Mar nuptials now and take advantage of Fairmont’s special offer!

When you say “I do” to Fairmont, they make sure you have everything you need for your wedding—and a little something extra. In 2018, they’re offering you the option to choose one of nine benefits (and weddings held on a Sunday are entitled to a second, too!) Visit for details.

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