Victoria Schroeder has been expertly coordinating and designing weddings for over 16 years since moving back to San Diego from New York City.
Before dedicating herself to weddings, she began her career in hospitality as a Catering Manager at the former Le Meridien Hotel and Resort in Coronado and then moved to New York City as a Senior Catering Manager at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Her time in New York City gave her a unique edge to her style of wedding planning which she describes as a hybrid of quick and efficient, paired with a mellow, easy-going personality.
After starting a family, (her son is a true native Manhattanite from the Upper West Side!), Victoria decided to return to San Diego in 2003 to take over her family wedding planning business. Coronado Weddings was established in 1991 by her mother, Helen Walker, one of the original luxury wedding planners in San Diego.
As Victoria’s reputation for her sense of style, sophistication, humor and expertly coordinated events grew, she launched her own company in 2009, Victoria Weddings and Events. Her new brand has earned her rave reviews and continued referrals from past and present brides as well as the finest venues in San Diego such as The Grand Del Mar, U.S. Grant, Hotel Del Coronado, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, La Valencia Hotel, Estancia La Jolla and Coronado Marriott.
Victoria takes great pride in a being known a family planner and feels the best compliment she can receive is being asked to plan a second, third or fourth child’s wedding. This special connection has enabled her to plan weddings in New York City, Santa Barbara, Maui and Denver.
Her weddings are regularly featured in Inside Weddings, Exquisite Weddings and Ceremony Magazine. She was also a featured designer in Grace Ormonde’s hard cover book, “Being in Love Never Goes Out of Style”.
Victoria resides in Mission Hills with her husband, two children and sweet Labrador, Lucy. When not planning weddings, she spends her time off sailing in San Diego, Ensenada or Catalina as well as her new favorite, the British Virgin Islands!