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Known as one of Southern California’s finest wedding venues, the Grand Tradition Estate offers couples a picturesque setting for a charming garden wedding day. This storybook venue rose from the McDougal family’s dream to create a beautiful setting for community gathering and weddings — a dream that came to fruition after years of enhancing and landscaping the property. After 30 years of hosting unforgettable celebrations, the Grand Tradition Estate is well-equipped to throw events that your guests won’t soon forget!

The Grand Tradition Estate feels as though it were plucked straight out of a gentler era. Spanning over 30 acres of flourishing property, this stunning venue provides a multitude of indoor and outdoor backdrops for your ceremony or reception. Whether you hope to hold an exotic tropical affair or a romantic vintage celebration, this San Diego venue can provide you with an unforgettable setting for saying your “I do’s.” If you envision a traditional big day, walk from a romantic horse drawn carriage and down the aisle at the lakeside, where you can meet your beloved beneath a charming gazebo at the water’s edge. You can then move the celebration into the Beverly Manion’s Crystal Ballroom, an elegant event space complete with gigantic Swarovski crystal chandeliers that sparkle in the light. If you want to feel as though you have been transported to exotic Hawaii without ever stepping out of California, exchange your vows before the massive waterfalls and blooming flowers in the Arbor Terrace. The festivities can continue in the Arbor Pavilion, which is characterized by its massive dance floor and outdoor fireplace. For a more casual affair, hold your ceremony at the Compass Falls — voted one of the best water features in the state — before sojourning to the Compass Garden and Orchid Bar. This contemporary venue is perched atop the falls, allowing you and your guests to enjoy stunning views of the distant lake and formal gardens as you dine. Known for its singular beauty and unrivaled versatility, Grand Tradition Estate offers breathtaking outdoor and indoor wedding venues that are sure to impress even the most discerning of guests!

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One thought on “Venue Spotlight: Grand Tradition Estate

  1. I find this place like Miami wedding venues they are so alike. The trees, the concept, the beauty. I am hoping that everyone can see the beauty of these places and their dream wedding here. Kudos for those great pictures and moments. Thanks for sharing!

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