Tucked just off the Torrey Pines Road, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club comes with a privately owned beach ideal for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, along with an open courtyard inside the club’s walls, perfect for the reception.
But it's not just the layout. Its staff definitely rank among our favorites, and some of the most efficient that we have ever worked with. They get things set up like a well-oiled machine, and if need be, they can change things around at a moment's notice. During our last event there, when the photo booth needed to be moved to another area just minutes before guests were entering the reception area, they rolled out some power cables to an area that did not have any outlets and were able to get the whole space presentable before anyone had a chance to notice. Yay!
The customer service at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is beyond amazing. During the planning process, we got to communicate with Chelsea, Kate, and Jennifer, who were all very responsive and professional. The team was not only responsive but also quite helpful when it came to addressing issues we raised.
WHAT WE LIKE
The club provides an atmosphere that is fancy, as you would expect from any private club, but this also comes coupled with the relaxed feeling of being at the beach. At the reception area, you can look forward to finding;
- A courtyard that has been removed from the public beach
- Mission style architecture, complete with an adobe-tiled floors and plenty of green as you stroll the grounds
- Permanently installed market lighting over the reception area
- Large open space that allows for interesting and varied background options, with up-lights and/or gobo being placed at the far back wall
SOMETHING TO WATCH OUT FOR
While at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the use of amplification on the beach is only permitted when the ceremony is taking place. Therefore, no amplification can be utilized before or after the ceremony, not even when the cocktail session is ongoing.
However, that's not necessarily as big of an issue as you might think. First of all, there are plenty of live music options that don't even need amplification, such as a string quartet. Second, they do have an indoor area just off the beach where you can have your cocktail hour along with any music you want. And third, maybe you don't need music anyway! You're on a private beach in La Jolla, for crying out loud! How many of your out-of-town guests won't be perfectly happy just with that?