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Carlsbad Windmill

890 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011

Luxury windmill wedding venue with gorgeous, contemporary interior styling.

A historic landmark, the Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings, is now a modern masterpiece. This stunning Dutch-style building combines elegance and luxury with a stylish location. Choose between two gorgeous ceremony sites. With dramatic vaulted ceilings, oversized windows, and chic accents throughout, the modern décor and spacious ballroom are designed to help you fall deeper in love!

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Beachy Vibes Wedding Venue Award by Wedgewood Weddings Best of Zola 2024 Award Unique Scenic Views Award by Wedgewood Weddings Most Affordable Venue Award by Here Comes the Guide to Wedgewood Weddings An Iconic Landmark Wedding Venue Award by Wedgewood Weddings All-Inclusive Venue Award by Here Comes the Guide to Wedgewood Weddings Beautiful Open Air Ceremony Venue Award by Wedgewood Weddings WeddingWire Couple's Choice award winner

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Carlsbad Windmill Features:
  • Two Exceptional Ceremony Spaces: Indoor Space with Cathedral Ceilings or Outdoor Garden with Mature Trees
  • Breathtaking Ballroom with Exposed Wood Beams and Penthouse Atmosphere
  • Exclusive Enclosed Terrace with Stylish Fireplace and Natural Plants Designed for Refreshing Shade
  • Windmill Views with Open-air Observation Station for Unique, Iconic Photos
  • Modern Dressing Suite with Kitchen and Full Bath Amenities
  • Whimsical and Stately Lighting & Fixtures Throughout
  • Convenient Guest Lodging and Tourist Attractions within Easy Reach
  • Remarkable Photo Opportunities
  • Impressive Location & Onsite Hotel
  • Carlsbad Beach Nearby

Carlsbad Windmill



The iconic Carlsbad Windmill, located in Carlsbad by the Sea - the quintessential Southern California beach town - has been a popular destination for decades. This historic building features a charming hotel, a trendy urban food hall, and contemporary event space. Following a multimillion-dollar renovation, this superb event location is set to wow. SoCal locals are always amazed to discover this gem on their doorstep!
Your event starts in the gorgeous get-ready suites, where you can relax alongside your closest VIPs. With a full kitchen and bath, this is your new home away from home. You'll then stroll through the picture-perfect gardens with mature paperbark trees towering above and listening to the pretty birdsong. For your ceremony, choose between two stunning options. As you make your grand entrance into the indoor ceremony space, you'll see this light-drenched room always feels airy thanks to the bright light wells and cathedral ceilings, which keep the room cool even in the height of summer. The contemporary architecture with exposed urban beams and modern chandeliers set off the exquisite draping that forms the center point for your vows. Add an on-trend geometric arch to complete the look. Or, if you're hoping for an outdoor ceremony, head outside. This charming outdoor space features a sprawling lush lawn, ideal for an intimate garden wedding. The well-manicured hedges and vibrant greenery make a lovely natural backdrop. The classic gazebo is a picturesque spot to exchange vows, framed by the mature eucalyptus trees behind it. 
The old-world style windmill exterior is a gorgeous contrast to the modern interior. Climb the industrial stairs to the second-floor ballroom. This oversized yet cozy space features dark wood beams and flooring, brightened with dual-aspect windows. The library nook with vintage books and armchairs complements the built-in bar offering all your favorite drinks. With room for 200 seated for dinner or celebrating on the hardwood dancefloor, this space guarantees a great time.
The secluded, enclosed patio boasts an oversized fireplace, draped bistro lights, foliage accents, and refreshing sea breezes. Carlsbad Windmill makes it easy to capture candid photos of your friends enjoying themselves as well as gorgeous portraits in each event space. We recommend a five-minute outing to the beach for photos with the dramatic sandstone cliffs and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, or the nearby Carlsbad Flower Fields rich with every color bloom imaginable. Recipient of Here Comes the Guide's 'Affordable San Diego Wedding Venues' and 'All Inclusive San Diego Wedding Venues' awards, Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings provides excellent value and ease to San Diego couples wanting seaside charm without busting budgets. You'll appreciate the beautiful, inclusive packages at this breezy coastal gem.
Situated 30 minutes north of San Diego in the well-known beach city, Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings is a fantastic wedding location for local couples and those looking for a destination wedding. This venue is ideal for out-of-town guests as it's walking distance to the beach and local area attractions such as Moonlight State Beach, Tamarack Surf Beach, Carlsbad Village, Legoland, and more! Enjoy convenient hotel accommodations directly on-site.
The Carlsbad Windmill is easily reachable from San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties. The Pacific Coast Highway / 5 Freeway makes transport a breeze. Local couples from Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, San Diego, Encinitas, Del Mar, San Clemente, Temecula, and Fallbrook love this spectacular wedding venue for its fresh design, urban interior, and iconic exterior.
Our expert wedding professionals love to deliver exceptional service for engaged couples. We pride ourselves on making your wedding planning process easy and fun. In our opinion, you should feel only joy and happiness as you complete your wedding journey!
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Luxury windmill venue with gorgeous, contemporary styling. A historical landmark, the Carlsbad Windmill by Wedgewood Weddings is now a modern masterpiece.




Our clients love how easy and stress-free it is to plan with us. Our all-inclusive, customizable packages provide peace of mind. Your guests will be amazed... but you'll know how easy it really was!

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Packages & Pricing

Event Planning: Where We Do The Hard Work

Planning & Coordination

Planning assistance is available every day. Plus, a walkthrough rehearsal and ceremony coordination, so everything is flawless.

Atmospheric DJ and Music Entertainment

DJ and MC Services

Experienced DJs to set the mood for your ceremony and keep the party going with just the right atmosphere!

Customizable Invitations

Invites & Accessories

Invitations in all sizes and styles, cocktail napkins, guest books, and more… all fully customizable to match your theme.

Exclusive and significant savings

Bliss Benefits

Get exclusive supplier discounts on lots of wedding standards and fripperies: attire, transportation, hotels, and more...

Beautiful Table Centerpieces

Table Centerpieces

Our trusted artisans will work with you to create focal points styled specifically to your color palette and wedding décor.

food and drink

Food & Beverages

A decadent and tasty menu filled with gourmet favorites developed by our award-winning culinary team. Oh, and plenty of fine wines, beers, and liquor...




Build Your Own Classic Premier Elite
Food & Beverage
Meal Service
All meals are served with a delicious salad and ample sides. A 'Duet Plate' is served at the table with two entrées.
2-Entrée Buffet
2-Entrée Buffet
3-Entrée Buffet
3-Entrée Buffet or Duet Plate
Vegetable & Cheese Platters
Choice of Six: Hot & Chilled Options
Choice of Six: Hot & Chilled Options
Wedding Cake
Customize your wedding cake with a choice of styles (like tiered, cupcakes, or pies) and flavors, and decorations...
Bar Service
Treat your guests with an open bar, so they do not have to reach for their wallets, or choose a cash bar. Tea, coffee, juices, and soda are included in all packages, except Build Your Own.
Cash Bar with Soft Drinks Included
Beer, Wine & Well Spirits
Beer, Wine & Top-Shelf Spirits
Champagne & Cider Toast
Wine with Meal
Placed on the table for guests to enjoy. Select the variety that best suits your tastes and your meal choices.
Entertainment & Décor
You get plenty of time to celebrate with your guests (plus secret extra time before and after your event so you can prepare and relax)
Chairs & Linens
Fresh florals are a great way to add extra color and personalize your event.
Custom Fresh Floral
Custom Fresh Floral
Invitations & Accessories
Design custom invitations to match your wedding theme.
DJ & MC Services
Accent Lighting
Pump up the atmosphere and make your reception pop!
Grand Sparklers
Full height cool-touch indoor fireworks. These are extra safe thanks to the wonders of modern technology.
  Build Your Own Classic Premier Elite



Wedding Pricing Explained

Packages by # Guests    +
  Ceremony & Venue      +
   Admin Fee & Tax       =
Your Incredible Wedding

While it seems like it should be simple, wedding pricing can be surprisingly complex. We believe that you should be able to get all your pricing upfront so you can easily find out what everything costs and decide what fits within your budget.

That’s our philosophy, which is why we’ll give you a unique pricing proposal during your personalized venue tour. Our team will provide you with all the details and help you customize your package. This allows us to gain a clear understanding of your wedding wish list and help you clearly see how your wedding can take shape.

If you'd like ballpark pricing now, simply download our PDF to get a general idea of the costs for your wedding. Keep in mind that these figures are approximate since all our packages are fully customizable. You can add or subtract services to tailor your event to your needs. 

Our pricing is based on four areas. First, you decide on your package level and multiply it by the number of guests. Next, you add the ceremony and venue price, which varies depending on the season and day of the week you're considering. Finally, you'll add your admin fee and state tax. As you can see, we include all the big-ticket items like the venue, the décor, and the catering so your wedding budget can work harder.

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