Ah the rooftop… if you’re planning a wedding in San Diego, chances are you’ve already considered, thought of, or dreamt about having it on a rooftop. Why? Well, because San Diego offers some of the most stunning views and sunsets for rooftop weddings around. Why wouldn’t you want this surrounding beauty included in your wedding?
Styling a Rooftop Wedding
Planning a wedding may seem overwhelming since there is so much that goes into it; and you, of course, likely want every detail to be perfect. Much of the wedding planning stress and overwhelm comes from the details.
The thought of choosing a theme, a color scheme, centerpieces, flowers and ALL the details can be a lot. Rooftop weddings, especially those that offer stunning views of the skyline, water and sunset are much easier to plan because you don’t need a ton of extra décor. Of course you’ll want to bring in some décor to reflect your own personal style, but the view alone creates natural ambiance.
Rooftop weddings in San Diego offer gorgeous views of:
- San Diego’s beautiful Downtown skyline
- The whimsical and romantic boats docked in San Diego Bay
- Stunning views of Coronado Island
When you’re planning your rooftop wedding, make sure to choose a venue that has the type of view that goes along with your theme and personal taste.
Lighting for Rooftop Weddings
If you’re choosing a rooftop for the sunset, make sure to take the lighting into account. Your wedding coordinator should be able to help you with this, as candlelight and stringed white lights add a romantic soft touch that goes great with rooftops and skylines.
Don’t Underestimate Wind
Even though we are blessed with amazing weather most of the year in San Diego, rooftops can get a little windy and chilly, especially after the sun goes down. Make sure to inquire about heat lamps and plan for wind just in case. Some things to consider are keeping napkins or other paper products at a minimum or away from the edge of the roof.
Use the View as Your Backdrop
The views offered by most San Diego rooftops are stunning – after all, this is probably why you are choosing a rooftop venue. So, keep that in mind when planning the details. It may help to keep your décor simple and minimal and use the view as the main focal point/backdrop. Otherwise, it can get too distracting.
Of course you will want to add personal touches to make the venue your own and reflect your unique vision, but you may consider going with a couple simple décor items like small floral centerpieces and maybe one main focal point like a huppah.
Rooftop Cocktail Hour
Rooftop weddings are perfect for tray passed appetizers and cocktails. The idea of a rooftop is very chic, modern and romantic, all at the same time. There are so many things you can do to create the most spellbinding wedding that your guests will rave about for years to come. Your wedding coordinator will be able to bring your vision to life and create an event you will never forget.
Schedule an Appointment with a Professional
If you’ve been dreaming about a rooftop wedding, we would love to speak with you about our venue and team. Our staff is highly experienced in creating weddings and we understand each couple is special, with a unique story to tell. We would love to discuss the options available with our venue and rooftop bar setup, and talk over the details of your exciting day.