La Valencia Hotel first opened in 1926. It is very richly decorated with rare Spanish mosaics and exquisite furnishings. It's gold and blue domed tower even served as a defense lookout during World War II! With the addition of many ocean villas it is now a highly maintained after destination in Southern California. Included in La Valencia's services are complete butler service, ocean view patios and fireplaces. With such an amazing location and view it's no wonder it is such a popular wedding venue! La Valencia wedding photos can be some of the most amazing coastal images out there!
La Valencia sits in the world famous La Jolla Cove just steps up from the Pacific Ocean. Many of Hollywood's most famous stars have used La Valencia as a getaway from the spotlight. Even after all these years the hotel retains its Mediterranean charm. Truly one of SoCal's best boutique hotels, with open air courtyards. The hotel also boasts modern luxuries. With such a majestic view, the Pacific facing courtyard has placed host to many a wedding!
The location of the hotel makes it a much sought after wedding venue. Not only can you get the most beautiful La Valencia wedding photos, you also have the breathtaking beach just steps away. La Jolla Cove & Ellen Scripps Browning Park are just across the street, with stairways that deliver you to the very doorstep of pounding Pacific surf and sand. You may have to maneuver around a few seals and sea lions that sun-bathe on La Jolla's shores.
The pure charm of La Jolla, the perfect temperatures, the spectacular sunsets. During peak season you should definitely give yourself extra travel time, as it's something of a bottleneck getting into La Jolla, but once you're there you will not want to leave! Should you decide to do wedding photos at La Valencia be sure to check on sunset times as they continue to move each and every day. You should also consult a tide chart to find peak surf times. Looking into events at the park is also wise, festivals can absolutely pack the beaches and parks with thousands of people and it will be a task to get a photo without people in it. I have found that if you go far enough out to the surf you should have no problem finding a nook to execute perfect sunset wedding photos in La Jolla.