Hello and welcome back! I am so excited that wedding season is here. I love being able to Celebrate Love with you!
If you are one of the many couples who recently became engaged, Congratulations! I am sure you are excited about planning the future with your new soon to be husband/wife. Before you dream too far ahead however, you are probably figuring out what type of wedding you want and what kind of budget you can afford.
Well, I have great news for you. Over the next few months, I will be visiting different venues throughout Southern California, including South of Border. The goal is to do the “leg” work for you. I will meet with the staff, tour the location and learn about the packages they offer.
So, are you ready to travel from the comfort of your computer? If so, let’s go….
I decided to start my venue hunt south of the border in Rosarito Beach. If you have never been, Rosarito is about a 20-minute drive past the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego. The signs are very clear, so it’s very easy to find your way. The roads are maintained well, however, you do go through a toll booth half way through (you will pay about $2.00).
I figured I would start with one of the more popular locations; The Rosarito Beach Hotel. I met with the Event Manager who was very nice and speaks English. They provide full wedding service packages to many Americans and the staff was super nice.
First of all, they are located right on the beach, which offers a beautiful setting. The have the property fenced off, so you still have your beautiful ocean view, but it is very private. You can have your ceremony at any one of the beautiful sites the property has. You can choose either an outdoor or indoor reception. They have several indoor banquet rooms as well as outdoor areas that can accommodate guests’ comfortably.
While I did not get a chance to see the newest wedding site they offer, I did see it from the ground. The space is located on the roof top of the hotels’ newest tower, so you can imagine the view you and your guests will have.
If you want an elegant beach wedding on a smaller budget, then The Rosarito Beach Hotel is for you. I almost fell over when the manager discussed the various wedding packages they offer. Are you ready to be blown away?
They offer 3 wedding packages for you to choose from. All of the packages are based on a 100-person guest count, which they will adjust based on your actual expected guest count. So, it may be a bit lower if you have less then 100 guests and a bit more for over 100. Don’t worry, you can customize any of their packages to fit your needs.
Their packages range from $8600 to $16,550 for 100 guests. The packages are all inclusive, which means they provide the following services:
- Ceremony & Reception site
- Dinner – buffer or sit down
- Domestic liquor
- Soft drinks
- Flower center pieces
- Bridal bouquet
- Custom cake
- Tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware
I was amazed at how much you get for your money! It also makes for a super fun weekend with family and friends. There is so much to do in Rosarito, that you don’t need to worry about how to entertain your guests’.
You are welcome to bring in some of your own vendors; like Photographer and Videographer, but there are professional vendors locally that you can choose from as well.
What a great way to celebrate your love and wedding with the people closest to you, by making a weekend out of it that is Fun, Beautiful, Memorable and Affordable.
So, are you ready to travel across the border to get married? If so, be sure to reach out to me and I will be happy to help make it happen!
Until next time….Happy Planning!
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Maria is bi-lingual in Spanish & English and has been helping couples plan for their very special day for over 10 years. She is located in Temecula, CA and travels all over California and Mexico.