The Flower Fields are more than just beautiful fields of color; they provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding, corporate event or other special gathering.
Conveniently located in North San Diego County, the Paul Ecke Jr. Barn is nestled among a 50-acre working ranch with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The barn is 3,240 square feet and can accommodate up to 200 people, offering outdoor space for receptions and other wedding festivities.
March through May are the most ideal months for a wedding because the flowers are in bloom. However, The Flower Fields is open for weddings and events throughout the year (January – December), allowing guests the option to host an event in the season of their choice. Parking is free and spacious, providing easy accessibility for guests; and catering options are available, giving guests the opportunity to save both time and money coordinating with outside vendors.
The beautiful setting, open outdoor space and do-it yourself venue style, allows guests to personalize the event to their liking.
History of the Flower Fields
More than six decades ago, an English horticulturist named Luther Gage and his family left their native country of England to make a new home in Southern California. Prior to his immigration, Gage had taken a special interest in the beautiful ranunculus flower, and in particular, the giant strain of ranunculus now known as Giant Tecolote Ranunculus. This strong floral appreciation motivated Gage to bring a collection of seeds along on the journey, subsequently resulting in the first ranunculus flowers known to be planted in North America. In 1958 the flower fields were planted in Carlsbad, and they received the nickname the flower fields from residents of the area that drove by. Today, more than 150,000 people visit the fields each year, many of whom return year after year.