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Visit Oceanside shows off wedding venues

OCEANSIDE — Visit Oceanside is ready to sweep couples off their feet during its “Wedding March” event to showcase the city’s variety of bridal and event venues. The community-wide open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22 and is open to anyone researching coastal venues for weddings, parties or other special events.

“From private tropical gardens and beachfront locations to historical sites and museums, Oceanside has a wealth of exciting venues that fit all budgets,” said Michelle Martini-Brown, wedding resource manager for Visit Oceanside. “The Wedding March event allows us to showcase the city’s amazing collection of sites, while making it easy for anyone planning an event. Participants can preview all of the sites in one day without having to make an appointment at each place.”

During the event, participants will be introduced to 15 venues, a selection of vendors and the Visit Oceanside wedding resource team. They can also participate in a photo scavenger hunt to win a selection of prizes.

Anyone interested in attending should register at Once registered, participants will receive a printable map with a list of participating venues and instructions that include venues that are open for tours, times they are available and what participants can expect when they visit 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.

At each stop, participants can “check in” by taking a selfie with the Wedding March sign at that location with the hashtag #wedoside. Photos submitted via Twitter, Instagram, text or e-mail will be entered for a prize drawing.

For more information or to register, visit

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