Darlington House Est. 1968

7441 Olivetas Ave, La Jolla, CA, United States

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Host a dazzling day at Darlington for your dearest and nearest. 
This mediterranean-style house is San Diego's go-to wedding venue for all things sunny and charming. Located in the heart of La Jolla, you'll get just the right amount of California cool mixed with vintage vibes. 
The Lowdown
Type
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Garden
Historic Building
Library
Views
Courtyard
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Water Feature
Style
Classic
Garden Party
Mediterranean
Romantic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Once the seasonal home of Mrs. Sybil Darlington, Darlington House still echoes a lifestyle of gracious living, elegant dinner parties and delightful musical concerts. Darlington House is available every day, including weekends. It awaits you and your personal celebration or special occasion. Whether you are planning a small gathering or a large gala, Darlington House offers an unforgettable venue for your special day.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

We do require a wedding planner or day-of coordinator

We highly reccomend valet. If you choose to have valet, we require you to use Preferred Valet Parking 

Our price is for venue only. We require you to select on of our Required Caterers. The caterer can offer you a package to include your rentals or you can use the vendor of your choice for your rental needs (tables, chairs, linens, flatware, etc.). 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
200
Standing
200
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1968
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Bridal Suites and Groomsmen suites on site. Included in Wedding and Reception Package and may be purchased for other packages 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Darlington House is alive with designs and details from many cultures. Enter into a foyer with an Italianate chandelier and a romantic sweeping staircase. The warmly decorated living room’s double French doors lead to the Egyptian Patio, which features a beautiful, colorfully tiled fountain surrounded by lush succulents and wispy grasses. A stroll away, the Andalusian Patio is adorned with Roman arches and Azulejo tiles in the style of southern Spain. Another step takes you into the Library, inspired by Moorish architecture and filled with the changing shadows of sunset and the warmth of a Moroccan fireplace. Further on is the Rose Garden’s charming brick patio, surrounded by roses, succulents, camellias, and a bubbling tiled fountain.

Once the seasonal home of Mrs. Sybil Darlington, Darlington House still echoes a lifestyle of gracious living, elegant dinner parties and delightful musical concerts. Darlington House is available every day, including weekends. It awaits you and your personal celebration or special occasion. Whether you are planning a small gathering or a large gala, Darlington House offers an unforgettable venue for your special day.

From the moment you book your event to the day everything comes together, our staff will ensure that you and your guests have a relaxing and unforgettable experience.

Design:

Located just steps from the Pacific Ocean in the beautiful sunshine of La Jolla, California, Darlington House provides an idyllic backdrop for any couple. The historic home is a melting pot of architectural styles from all over the world and offers several options for your ceremony and reception. Your guests will enjoy exploring the nooks and crannies of the fully furnished first floor and inviting patios and gardens. Darlington House only holds one event each day, so your magical day can deserve all of the special attention it deserves.

The Andalusian Patio features stunning Roman arches as well as benches and flooring made with Azulejo tile. Modeled after the style of Southern Spain and opening to the Rose Garden, the Andalusian Patio seats 80 guests for a ceremony surrounded by charm.

The Egyptian Patio also opens to the Rose Garden and dazzles with a fountain and colorful classic Egyptian tile lining the pool. With lush surrounding greenery and bricked walkways, the Egyptian Patio seats 125 guests for a ceremony surrounding the fountain.

The Rose Garden is a fragrant floral utopia that surrounds guests with roses and azaleas. This open-air space seats 200 guests theater style and 200 at tables.

The Library features dark wooden bookcases, a Moroccan fireplace and a gorgeous staircase that invokes Moorish architecture. Perfect for intimate events, the Library seats 50 guests theater style for an intimate ceremony or 32 guests at tables for a cozy reception. At larger events, most clients utilize the library for a unique bar setting.

The Living and Dining Rooms feature plush armchairs, a warm fireplace, a stunning dining table and double French doors that lead to the Egyptian Patio. Up to 60 guests can be seated theater style, or 50 can be accommodated at tables.

Upstairs Suites offer a serene and generous space for your entire bridal party to relax before your ceremony. Sunlight floods the wallpapered rooms, making the suites a photographer’s dream.

Celebration Locations
Rose Garden:
The Darlington House Rose Garden is the site of most receptions. A beautiful year-round garden full of succulents, ferns, fruit trees, and roses.
- Max Capacity: 200
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