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Visit Oceanside to Host Second Annual “Wedding March”

Oceanside CA— Oceanside, San Diego’s North Shore, invites couples to begin planning their happily ever after during the second annual “Wedding March” community open house on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will showcase the city’s wide variety of wedding and event venues during this fun afternoon designed for anyone researching coastal venues for weddings, parties or other special events.

“Oceanside’s Wedding March event not only takes the hassle out of researching wedding venues, but also introduces couples to new options that they might not be aware of,” says Michelle Martini-Brown, Visit Oceanside’s wedding resource manager. “In one afternoon, couples can easily visit Oceanside’s amazing collection of wedding sites from private tropical gardens and beachfront locations to historical sites and museums. Participants also get to talk to a number of wedding vendors who can guide them in their planning.”

Organized by Visit Oceanside’s wedding resource team, the 2016 Wedding March event will include 15 Oceanside venues and a selection of vendors. Anyone interested in attending should register at www.visitoceansideweddings.com. Once registered, participants will receive a printable map with a list of venues and instructions including what to expect at each site. Some venues will have rooms set up for an event, some will feature wedding vendors and goodies and all will have representatives on hand to answer questions on pricing and availability.

To add to the fun, Visit Oceanside is sponsoring a photo scavenger hunt during the event where participants use clues at each stop that lead them to a photo opportunity. Photos submitted via Twitter, Instagram, text or email using the hashtag #wedoside will be entered to win a selection of prizes.

A highlight of venues participating include:

333 Pacific: With stunning views of the famous Oceanside Pier, the innovative cuisine and stylish decor of this North County gem create a seaside California elegance. The restaurant includes two private dining rooms and an ocean view terrace available for small receptions and rehearsal dinners.

A La Plage: This location offers a stunning beachfront space for weddings of 40 guests and smaller and is the perfect backdrop for a romantic and elegant ceremony.

Courtyard by Marriot Oceanside: Just a few miles from the coast, Courtyard by Marriott, San Diego Oceanside combines spacious design and technology enhancements with relaxing courtyard areas featuring stone fire pits and a ballroom for exquisite receptions.

Heritage Park: The charm of yesteryear is beautifully captured in this historic park, which serves as a dramatic and unique backdrop for special events and social gatherings of all kinds. The historic town square houses a large gazebo and is an ideal location for a wedding ceremony and reception.

Paradise Falls Wedding Estate:Nestled in the Oceanside hills, this scenic locale is reminiscent of a private tropical estate and includes a cascading waterfall, lily pad-filled lagoon, colorful tropical gardens lit by tiki torches, three ceremony locations and an outdoor band shell with a large dance area and twinkle light-wrapped mature shade trees for guest seating with romantic lighting.

Oceanside Marina Suites: The Oceanside Marina Suites is located on its own private peninsula in the Oceanside Harbor. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on three sides, our resort offers a host of amenities in a peaceful oceanfront environment. Lounge by the pool. Relax on your own spacious private patio. Unwind with a picturesque walk along the adjacent marina or shop and at the Marina Village. Wedding venue features a charming gazebo and an outdoor reception lawn with endless harbor and ocean views.

SpringHill Suites Marriott Oceanside: Oceanside’s newest hotel just steps from the beach and featuring a stunning ocean view deck for ceremonies and cocktail receptions and a surfer chic indoor ballroom for receptions.

For more information or to register, visit www.visitoceanside.org/weddingmarch.