Mission San Luis Rey Wedding Photos – Amanda & Trevor
One of the most unique wedding venue locations in Southern California is the historic Mission San Luis Rey. Founded in 1798 and known as “King of the Missions,” Mission San Luis Rey is the largest of all 21 California missions. In fact, it was the rich history and distinctive architecture, featuring a blend of Spanish, Moorish, and Mexican styles that convinced Trevor and Amanda to have their wedding there! We started the wedding day at the Mission before making a very brief stop off at the beach to capture some wedding portraits. After that, we headed to Trevor’s parents house for the wedding reception. Below are some of the photographs from that day.
Photographing Weddings At Mission San Luis Rey
As you walk through, imagine the countless weddings celebrated in this remarkable space. The mission’s church offers a breathtaking backdrop for such special occasions. In fact, it features grand archways and intricate wooden doors, creating a romantic and timeless atmosphere. Outside, the lush gardens provide another perfect setting for wedding ceremonies. Here, you’ll find vibrant flowers and historic fountains, setting the scene for unforgettable moments. However, there is one thing you should know in terms of wedding photography. And that is the wedding venue does not allow flash photography in the actual church. Therefore, it can be super dark and a little tricky to get super sharp photos without digital grain. Make sure you communicate this to the bride and groom beforehand, and try to use some AI tools to remove grain in post given you will ahve to shoot at very high ISO.
Wedding photos were captured at Mission San Luis Rey and reception photos were snapped up at the home of Trevor’s parents in Oceanside, California. We partied all night and I am sure their was an abundance of hangovers the next morning. But I am pretty sure all good nights come with bad mornings?
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Anyone Have A Wedding At Mission San Luis Rey Parish?
No, to have your wedding at Mission San Luis Rey Parish, one or both parties must be Catholic. The Mission San Luis Rey Parish does not host weddings on Sundays or during Advent and Lent. The Old Mission and Chapel are available for weddings, but availability may vary.
How Do I Schedule My Wedding At This Historical Site?
First, contact the Parish Office at (760) 757-3250 or email@example.com. You need to check the calendar for availability and discuss your plans with them. If you’re a registered parishioner, you must have contributed at least $250 in the year prior to calling. You need to contact a priest or deacon at least one year in advance.
Are There Specific Locations Within Mission San Luis Rey de Francia For Weddings?
Yes, weddings take place in the Parish Chapel and the Old Mission. Availability depends on the time and day. The Parish Chapel is available on Fridays and Saturdays, while the Old Mission offers slots at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Make sure to check with the Parish Office for specific availability.
What Are The Costs Involved For Hosting A Wedding At Mission San Luis Rey?
Costs vary depending on your status as a parishioner or non-parishioner. For parishioners, Chapel wedding fees start at $750, and Mission weddings start at $1,300. Non-parishioners can have a Chapel wedding starting at $850. These fees are subject to change, and it’s best to check the latest information with the Parish Office.
Can I Have My Engagement Photos Taken At Mission San Luis Rey?
Unfortunately, the Mission San Luis Rey wedding guide doesn’t explicitly outline policies on engagement photos. Therefore, it’s best to contact the Parish Office directly at (760) 757-3250 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They can provide current policies and help coordinate your photography session. Remember, this historical site makes for a stunning backdrop for any wedding-related photography, but it is best to reach out to them directly for the most recent info!
When planning your wedding at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, CA, these FAQs should provide a helpful starting point. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Parish Office for any additional information or clarification you might need. Happy wedding planning!
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- 1 Mission San Luis Rey Wedding Photos – Amanda & Trevor
- 2 Photographing Weddings At Mission San Luis Rey
- 2.1 Frequently Asked Questions
- 2.1.1 Can Anyone Have A Wedding At Mission San Luis Rey Parish?
- 2.1.2 How Do I Schedule My Wedding At This Historical Site?
- 2.1.3 Are There Specific Locations Within Mission San Luis Rey de Francia For Weddings?
- 2.1.4 What Are The Costs Involved For Hosting A Wedding At Mission San Luis Rey?
- 2.1.5 Can I Have My Engagement Photos Taken At Mission San Luis Rey?
- 2.1 Frequently Asked Questions