THE PERFECT VENUE

The feeling of Paris right when you walk through the beautiful golden doors. The grand entry lobby with a sweeping staircase and gilded gold accents every turn . This hotel  is designed as a recreation of an anteroom in the Palace of Versailles.

“we couldn't imagine a prettier place to get married!”

We had just returned from a multi-city European engagement and decided that the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego embodied all the charm and elegance of Europe that we wanted for our wedding.

sydney & luke

“as soon as we saw the driveway we knew this was it”

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amy & paul

“as soon as we saw the driveway we knew this was it”

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amy & paul

THE ROOFTOP


THE LOBBY


Should we both get ready at the Westgate?

FAQ

There is a beautiful bridal suite at the Westage Hotel for getting ready photos. The lighting is perfect with many windows to let the natural light come in. The groom and groomsmen do not have a dedicated room but usually get ready in one of the vent spaces. Once they are dressed we utilize other areas of the property for their photos.

A FEW OF OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SHOOTING WEDDINGS AT THE WESTGATE HOTEL

Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?

Family Portraits can be taken at the alter after ceremony or on the rooftop. There are many clean, bright locations to choose from. If your ceremony is indoors, I would still recommend going outside for natural light images.

Where will the ceremony location be?

The Westgage Hotel has several options for your ceremony location. From One of the ballrooms to the rooftop, there is something for everyone.

We have guest coming in from out of town, where should they stay?

With 223 luxuriously appointed guest rooms all boasting balcony views of downtown and San Diego bay, the Westgate becomes the ideal gathering place for guests. If more options for guests are needed adjacent to the property is the Us Grant Hotel 

What is included in the venues fee?

Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up
Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up Tables. With a guest minimum of 80 and a maximum of 150.

Can we have our rehearsal dinner at the Westgate?

There are options for any size party, the Westgate Hotel can accommodate any size. From a table at the Westgate Room restaurant, to a private dining space.

Meet carrie

GET TO KNOW THE PHOTOGRAPHER and team behind this beautiful wedding

I'm wedding and portrait photographer from Southern California, and I'm based out of the quaint wine country town of Temecula California. We also love to travel so if your wedding is a destination, count us in! I'm a mama to a cute little dapper eight-year-old blondie and my fur babies Bella and Bokeh. I am obsessed with decorating and have a love for wine.
After over 7 years of wedding experience, I have learned what it takes to create a true experience over just a service. I want to be with you each step of the way to ensure the best wedding experience possible.
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Whether you’re getting married at the Westgate Hotel or someplace in California (or beyond!), we would love to be considered for your day. 
If you’re interested in working with us, the best way to reach us is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to hello@carriemcguire.com with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from us in a few days, please email us directly.

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