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Fallbrook wedding venue a 'top spot' in the region

Fallbrook residents know that their village is a hidden gem. Now it appears the rest of San Diego County is starting to take notice of the unique businesses and services found in Fallbrook.

One such business is the Grand Tradition, which was recently selected by Channel 10 KGTV as one of the top wedding spots in the region, after voters raved over the services offered at the estate.

Built in 1984, the Grand Tradition is the perfect place for weddings, with 30 acres of lavishly landscaped grounds and event venues ranging from the formal elegance of the Beverly Mansion to the relaxing atmosphere of the Arbor Terrace Pavilion and gardens.

General manager Scott McDougal estimates that 5,000 wedding ceremonies have been held at the estate since it was built and opened by his grandfather, Earl (Mac) McDougal.

Scott McDougal feels that the reason so many couples have been happy with their Grand Tradition wedding is because the staff works hard to provide the best service possible to each client.

“We are not a country club or a hotel,” said McDougal. “We were specifically built for weddings with a ceremony and reception location, which offers convenience for couples.”

The three on-staff wedding coordinators and employees at the Grand Tradition focus on creating the perfect ambiance for any wedding ceremony and reception, while offering preferred vendors for photography, floral decoration and music.

Wedding ceremonies at the Grand Tradition vary in price, depending on how many people attend the event. The wedding can be intimate with 50 guests or large with three thousand. Regardless of the event’s size, guests seem thrilled with the quality service offered.

“We’re hidden out here, so it’s usually a surprise for people when they see what we have,” said McDougal. “People choose us because of the change of scenery we offer. We aren’t freeways and buildings run together. Fallbrook has a rural, country feeling that people aren’t used to.”

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