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Visit Oceanside’s Third Annual “Wedding March” Event Highlights Best Places to Tie the Knot

New for this year is the option of a guided tour of the wedding venues via a luxury shuttle

Oceanside CA— With wedding planning season in high gear, Oceanside is helping couples plan their happily ever after during the third annual “Wedding March” community open house on Sunday, Mar. 12 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. New this year, guests have the option of taking a guided tour of the wedding venues in the comforts of a luxury CLi Worldwide Transportation shuttle. Tickets for the guided tour are $20 and include swag, chocolates, caramels, and champagne. For those that want to explore on their own, there is no cost to participate.

“Oceanside’s Wedding March is an easy way to visit Oceanside’s premier wedding and event venues,” 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 country clubs. 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 2017 Wedding March event will include five Oceanside venues and a selection of vendors. Anyone interested in attending can download an event packet at www.visitoceanside.org/weddingmarch. 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, SpringHill Suites Marriott Oceanside will host a Cocktail Hour After-Party from 4-5 p.m. complete with tastings, vendors, entertainment, giveaways and more. Event packets include a Wedding March passport for participants to get stamped at each venue. The more venues a participant visits, the more chances they’ll have to win! Turn your passport in at the after party to receive your raffle tickets to win exciting prizes including hotel stays, photography, attraction tickets, spa days and more!

A highlight of participating venues include:

Heritage Park (12-3 p.m.): 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.

El Camino Country Club (2-5 p.m.): A beautiful venue for both your wedding and reception. Outdoor ceremonies typically take place under the white gazebo with expansive golf course views. When combined with the Garden Room, the Main Dining Room accommodates up to 250 guests for receptions. Photo opportunities include an enormous lakeside weeping willow. El Camino Country Club is having their annual Wedding Show Weekend. Multiple vendors will be onsite to help you plan the perfect event.

Paradise Falls Wedding Estate (12-4 p.m.): 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 (2-5 p.m.): 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 (2-5 p.m.): Style, comfort, and friendly service: you’ll find all of this and more at the LEED-certified SpringHill Suites San Diego Oceanside/Downtown, just a few steps from the beach. They take “Laid Back, Southern California Beach Cool” to new levels with their wedding and rehearsal dinners. SHSO is the host site for the event’s fabulous Cocktail Hour After-Party from 4-5 p.m. complete with tastings, entertainment and prizes galore.

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

About Oceanside

Perfectly situated between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles, Oceanside is Southern California’s most authentic beach town. Visitors enjoy a quintessential California coastal escape that includes wide sandy beaches, a quaint New England-style harbor, historic wooden pier, and charming bungalow neighborhoods. O’side (as locals affectionately call it) is a destination of discovery where visitors can explore everything from California history at the “King of Missions” to surf culture at the California Surf Museum and awe-inspiring sea life through exciting ocean adventures. This playful and fun destination thrives on taking recreation to the next level and boasts world-class surfing, skateboarding, bike riding, boating and even skydiving. A flourishing food and craft beer scene reflects Oceanside’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit, as do exciting arts and culture programs that highlight the city’s history, diversity and friendly, laid-back attitude. Classically charming, eclectic, and always genuine, Oceanside is an ideal place to stay and a true O’riginal. www.visitoceanside.org

About Visit Oceanside

Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau is the official tourism marketing organization in Oceanside, Calif; promoting travel to the city for both leisure and group visitors. The organization influences about one-third of the $271 million that is generated by visitor spending in Oceanside each year, which supports nearly 3000 jobs. Visit Oceanside also operates one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major Southern California attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB and California Welcome Center- Oceanside are conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800) 350-7873 or visit www.visitoceanside.org