We hosted our June wedding at the new Hilton, and could not have been more pleased with the experience! From the moment we chose them as our venue, the Hilton's catering dept., under the direction of Susan Khania, went every extra step to ensure that our Big Day was one to remember always.
The entire planning process was smooth and exceptional. Any request or minor detail was addressed and accommodated with utmost professionalism and attentiveness. Susan is a particularly amazing advocate, and lends both a professional and personal touch to everything involved with making the day that much more special.
The catering, through their own in-house kitchen at Chandler's, provided incredible food! We had salmon, chicken, and vegetarian main dishes with composed salads, appetizers, and signature cocktails...our guests could not stop complimenting on the food and drink! Service was top-notch and timely, and each member of the staff was wonderfully personable and at peak performance.
The grounds are gorgeous, and well appointed. Our ceremony took place on the north lawn adjacent to the main Shearwater Ballroom, and was separated from the rest of the resort. There is a beautiful view of the ocean, with occasional noise from traffic on Carlsbad Blvd. The ballroom itself is beautiful, spacious, and wonderfully appointed. The bridal suite was HUGE and lavish; everything about the resort is a treat. It was just a perfectly composed afternoon and evening. THANK YOU TO ALL!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With sweeping views of crystal beaches and the Pacific Ocean atop a series of gently rolling berms in sunny Southern California, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront is the destination for luxury. The Resort features 215 expansive guest rooms and suites, the full-service Ocean Crest Spa and world-class dining at Chandler’s Restaurant & Lounge. Guests can enjoy a variety of amenities including an ocean view swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and over 25,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor banquet facilities. With easy access to miles of beach, recreational activities like surfing, fishing and water sports are readily available. For families, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront is a short drive to LEGOLAND California, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Disneyland California. As well, the resort is minutes from Palomar Airport and less than a 45-minute drive from San Diego International Airport. ... more less
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