The Best Ideas for Eloping and Proposing in San Diego

Many people go all out when it comes to their wedding, but if the setting is beautiful enough, sometimes you don’t need to do much at all. San Diego is a popular destination for proposing — and even eloping — and it isn’t hard to understand why. Whether you’re looking for a picturesque place to pop the question or a serene setting for a subdued ceremony, it doesn’t get much better than this. In fact, Pacific Terrace hotel and beautiful Pacific Beach have been the site of some amazing proposals and elopements that you can see for yourself.

The Perfect Place to Propose

Whether you envision yourself getting down on one knee in the sand or on a beautiful beachfront balcony, Pacific Terrace is here to help. The staff at our hotel has had the honor of helping countless couples create magical moments. Here are some of our favorites:

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The beach itself also makes for the perfect backdrop to your proposal — especially if you’re planning on having someone film or photograph the event.

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Whatever you have in mind, our staff is ready to help make it a reality. Champagne, rose petals, chocolate-covered strawberries, balloons, and even more-personalized touches — it’s all possible here.

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Here’s what one of our guests had to say about the experience:

“Toasting on our beautiful balcony to our engagement that just took place in our hotel room, where the hotel set up rose petals, candles, chocolate covered strawberries, and champagne. The best trip to Pacific Terrace Hotel ever ❤.

The hotel did a great job setting up for our engagement. It was truly special and the balcony sunset champagne toast was a perfect way to spend part of the evening !!”

– Emily A., 10/18/2019

Sunset Cliffs

Nearby Sunset Cliffs is a spectacular spot for picturesque proposals and intimate wedding ceremonies. If you’re dreaming of celebrating your love in this iconic location, our concierge and staff will be happy to help coordinate.

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Petco Park

Looking to make a grand gesture with a large audience? For a small fee, Petco Park allows you to broadcast “Will you marry me?” on its LED board — which always gets a big cheer from the crowd. Check out the stadium’s website to learn more.

Explore Our Romance Packages

Not only is our serene setting perfect for your proposal or elopement in San Diego, but our exclusive packages make the experience as easy as it is romantic. Explore our weddings page and let us know more about what you have in mind!