Love Notes

Our goal is to make your event a day to remember!

Below are just a few reviews from happy Darlington House couples.

“As we walked through the library, we were drawn to the other side by the deep blue tile of the Andalusian Patio and the smell of blooming roses in the adjacent Rose Garden; every inch of this place offered something very special, almost fairytale-like. From the upstairs suites to the common spaces below, each room had a sort of unique character that we found very refreshing after having seen one too many “mainstream” venues. There was a story here and I knew this is where we would get married. I fell in love with the Darlington House even before learning the proceeds of each event go toward providing affordable housing to low-income seniors in La Jolla. My heart was already certain and now it was also full.

My (now) husband and I married at the Darlington House on the Egyptian Patio in early April with just over 100 guests (who are still talking about the venue). I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day… A simple thank you will never suffice; you helped make our wedding dreams come true and for that we are forever grateful.” – Charlotte


“Wow. Just wow! The Darlington House is beyond wonderful. My husband and I had an intimate wedding (50 guests) and it was truly the most magical day. The Darlington House provided to perfect atmosphere for everyone to feel at home yet like they were part of an upscale event! The layout of The Darlington House is unique and makes each aspect of the day special. We began our ceremony in one area under beautiful arches, then our guests were escorted to a gorgeous patio that is connected to the library (where we set up the bar) for cocktail hour. During dinner & reception our guests were taken to yet another beautiful area to eat and have fun! All of these spaces are connected by just a few steps. The wedding party utilized the upstairs bedrooms which are so elegant! We truly felt like royalty. Every single guest approached us at some point in the night, raving about how beautiful our venue was. My husband and I were absolutely blown away by the space. It felt like a fairytale!! Thank you Carly, and all of The Darlington House staff, who helped make our day perfect in every way.” – Leah


“Amazing venue! Recently had my wedding at the Darlington House and couldn’t have more more pleased with our decision! Carly was always happy to answer any questions that came up during the planning process and helped us feel at home in the venue during walk through with vendors. The location was amazing, especially if you’re looking for more of a vintage feel. The beauty and uniqueness of the house made for gorgeous pictures and was topic of conversation throughout the night. Thank you Darlington House for an amazing wedding!” – Lisa

“As a wedding planner, there was no question that I knew that the Darlington was going to be the perfect fit when it finally came time for my big day! … It fit our laid back personalities, would be able to create the perfect private and historic ambiance, and provide us with the flexibility to make it our own. Their staff is so friendly, professional, and accommodating which I appreciate as a wedding vendor myself! The property is very well kept and I love that they recently renovated their back patio, it is so beautiful, lush, and green.” – Nicole

“We could not have asked for a more beautiful venue, accommodating staff or perfect location. From our initial emails and phone calls to the final walk through, I truly felt at home and at peace with our wedding venue. Truly, everything else was planned around the natural beauty and intricate details of Darlington House and I could not be happier with the end result. My only word of caution for brides considering the Darlington House- book early as this gem fills up quickly every year! – Suzanne

“Thank you to all the professional representatives at the Darlington House for being attentive, mindful and devoted to the organization of my wedding. The venue is meant for a true fairytale romance. It was more than my guests could ever imagine. True to the 1920s era, this property’s positive energy creates a vibe that ripples through the grounds. The venue’s ambiance is undoubtedly peaceful, breathtaking and has a flair for glitz and glamour. Rest assured your guests will remember your event if you host it at this beautiful property.” – Tina-Marie

Images by Aaron Morris Photography, Dani Purington Photography