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The outside of The Centre Escondido next to the fountain, looking at the front doors. You can see the Lexus and Vintana sign.

Our Message To You

To Our Guests,

We greatly miss gathering with all of you—the people who make The Centre a rich and vibrant place to come together. We hope that you are safe and well. Many of us are uncertain how to move forward during this time, so we would like to share some information that we’ve found helpful:

Together, we will get through this. We look forward to serving you very soon.

In regards to The Centre’s current status, automotive repair is considered an essential service. So, Lexus Escondido remains open at this time. Our team has implemented new processes—including routine cleaning and sanitizing procedures and home delivery—to serve you safely. Please reach out to the Lexus team to learn more on the Lexus Escondido website.

Our events team is also available to discuss events for 2020 and beyond, go over menus, and walk you through your event planning needs. We can’t wait to celebrate your life’s most special moments with you again very soon. Learn more on our event page.

We are thinking of you each and every day. Please reach out if there is anything we can do to serve you during this time.

Wishing you ongoing health and safety,
The Centre Team

Event Trends in 2020

The New Year has arrived and it is time to celebrate! From baby showers to weddings to birthday parties, The Centre is the perfect setting for all of your event needs! This past year, a few of The Centre venues received some upgrades. One of our biggest changes was the grand opening of our 4,000 sq. ft. ballroom, Diamond Ridge. Our Events team is eager to get your event booked and begin the planning process! To help get the event planning wheels turning, we are giving you the top 3 event trends of 2020.


Location, location, location! 2020 is all about unique venue experiences. Endless Events reports that 53% of surveyed event planners said the biggest location trend of 2020 is selecting unique venue spaces over hotels. Here at The Centre, we are the definition of a unique venue. Our three-story building is the home to a car dealership (Lexus Escondido) on our first level, a shop collection on our second level, and a Cohn Restaurant (Vintana Wine + Dine) on our third level. With the wide variety of options, we provide event attendees with a one-of-a-kind experience.

Alternative Food

Next, another big trend for 2020 that has been on a recent rise is alternative food options. From vegans and vegetarians to dieters doing Keto or Whole 30, serving food and beverage to your guests has become far more complex. Incorporating various options on the menu can ensure that there is something for everyone. Our upstairs neighbor and event caterer, Vintana Wine + Dine, offers certain menu items in vegetarian or gluten-free options in order to help better accommodate guests. Pro tip: On the event invite, ask guests to please notify you of any diet restrictions in advance.

Personalized Touch

Finally, adding that personalized touch to each event will go a long way in 2020. Nowadays, most event attendees are taking to social media to share their experience. Adding an event hashtag for guests to use makes it easier to collect event photos. Doing this will make the event more unique, personal  and memorable in a fun and interactive way. Themed cocktails add a personal touch to your event and are more likely to be posted about by event attendees, as well. It could be as simple as his and her cocktails for a wedding reception or holiday-themed drinks for a Christmas party!

No matter what trends you choose to follow, your guests will appreciate all the time and effort put into it. In one of our unique venues, and with the help of our Events Team, you can make your dream event come true. Come in for a tour! We’d be happy to show you around and help you decide which venue is right for you. For more information, contact our Events Coordinator, Arianna Jimenez, at 877-568-6118, or visit

An Unprecedented Experience at Lexus Escondido

unprecedented [ uhn-pres-i-den-tid ]


  1. without previous instance, never before known or experienced, unexampled or unparalleled

To say that Lexus Escondido, and its trademarked AutoJoyment experience, is unprecedented would be an extreme understatement. Is it a process, a brand promise, a big huge audacious goal? An emphatic YES to all!

AutoJoyment is the blending of hospitality and entertainment with automotive sales and servicing. It is creating unparalleled amenities, care, and service to accompany your showroom and ownership experiences. It can only exist at Lexus Escondido by virtue of the home court advantage that they enjoy with their three-level, 326,000 square foot facility that boasts a golf simulator, private library with massage chairs, eight indoor and outdoor meeting and event venues, Culture Craft Coffee, JJ’s Boutique, JJ’s Loft, Stephen Fishwick Fine Art, RockNHair Salon, Andrew Arroyo Real Estate, The Wedding Centre, and of course everyone knows and loves the award-winning cuisine at Chef Deborah Scott’s Vintana Wine + Dine.

It’s not only a facility that makes a place great, as phenomenal as The Centre is, it’s the people that truly set this place apart. It’s their servant hearts; it’s going the extra mile to make sure that you feel welcomed, comfortable, and cared for. It truly is their pleasure to serve others and share their JOY.

That service and joy looks like $40 to enjoy at Vintana just for having your current vehicle appraised or taking a test drive, 10% off Lexus service and free breakfast at Culture Café on Saturdays, free manicure and pedicure in lieu of taking a courtesy car, invitations to exclusive events, courtesy car washes, and so much more.

If this sounds too good to miss out on, visit Lexus Escondido today to experience AutoJoyment for yourself. Of course, you can also learn more by going to or contacting us at 760-690-2740.



Book The Centre’s Newest Venue for your Holiday Party Today

What a great year it has been at The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido. In fact, this year has been so fabulous that we are ending it with a bang! We are proud and excited to announce the official opening of a brand new indoor event space.

Our newest space, Diamond Ridge, is a 4,000 sq. ft. ballroom with room for up to 250 guests. Italian stone and chandeliers abound in this refined, yet comfortable venue. Every type of grand event can be accommodated, from weddings to concerts, quinceneras, corporate holiday parties, retreats and more. In addition, there is a holding kitchen for full catering services and plenty of natural light that comes from the large windows and glass corridor. Diamond Ridge also boasts ultramodern audio and visual equipment easy for presentations, movie showings, or use by a DJ.

In fact, right now if you book your holiday party to be held on a Sunday through Wednesday you’ll receive 20% off the venue fee!* Your guests will also receive a free glass of champagne upon arrival compliments of Vintana Wine+Dine—the award-winning restaurant that sits atop The Centre—if you have your event catered by them.

At The Centre Escondido, we are more than just a luxury car dealership—we are three levels of unique and beautiful space.

Come in for a tour, we’d be happy to show you around and help you decide which venue is right for your event. For more information, or contact Events Coordinator, Arianna Jimenez, at 877-568-6118 or visit

*Ask our Events Team for more information.

Experience AutoJoyment at JJ’s Boutique

AutoJoyment at The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido, has Expanded into JJ’s Boutique—a specialty shop you won’t want to miss!

The new JJ’s Boutique, located in the heart of the Lexus Escondido Service center, offers a number of exciting, fashionable, fun, and environmentally sustainable items that make for some amazing gifts!

Now, if you’re thinking ‘Wait, what? You got birthday gifts at an automotive service center that weren’t oil filters or wiper blades,’ you definitely need to get over to JJ’s Boutique to see for yourself their spectacular selection of things very beyond automobile maintenance. They carry specialty lines like Beekman goats milk beauty products, Kate Spade purses and accessories, Blue Planet sun readers and sunglasses, Shiraleah apparel, Tea Forte tea accessories, and Roost jewelry line among numerous other quality products. There’s everything from luxurious throw blankets to popular children’s picture books; cute beanies to gorgeous candle creations.

“Aside from providing merchandise that meets your every gift need, I also try to buy local, sustainable and charitable when selecting my vendors to make our store more genuine and unique in its offering to the community,” said Tracie Weston, manager of JJ’s Boutique.

In fact, JJ’s is THE place to do your holiday gift shopping if you’re looking for something special for that unique someone in your life. There are a number of beautiful winter scarves, great headbands, plus special fun Christmas-themed items that are available now.

Judy Jones-Cone, President and Founder of Lexus Escondido (among other dealership and charity entities) and namesake of JJ’s Boutique, said “I have always wanted to create a vibrant Lexus retail experience that entertains and excites our guests.  It is important to me that they enjoy their time with us.”

This dovetails nicely with the whole concept of “AutoJoyment” – blending hospitality with the automotive industry. From grabbing a cappuccino at Culture Craft Coffee as you peruse through the newest Lexus models, to getting your hair and nails done at RocknHair Salon, to having lunch with friends at the five-star Vintana wine + dine to now finding that perfect gift for someone on your way to a party after getting your car serviced. Experience AutoJoyment. Experience Lexus Escondido.

You can visit JJ’s Boutique on the 1st floor of The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido at 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029. See our website for more details at: Plus, get social with us on Facebook and Instagram!

Business Meeting Needs for 2020

Business Meeting Needs for 2020

As we enter the last quarter of the year, it’s important to jump ahead on the planning for 2020. Impress your employees with beautiful and accommodating meeting venues at The Centre, located in Escondido, CA, where we offer various venue spaces fully equipped for all of your business needs. In fact, this month, we are upgrading our venue spaces with all-new audio & visual components! To help you decide on all of your business needs, we’re giving you a few reasons why off-site meetings can be more effective.

Change of Scenery

Meeting outside of the office can really give the employees a breath of fresh air. When getting together at a different location, everyone is forced to adapt to a new environment which prevents individuals from falling into their usual meeting routine, such as taking the same seat, staring out of the same window, etc. Therefore, creativity is sparked and ideas will flow easier through discussion.

Face-to face Communication

No more hiding behind the phone calls and emails! When you’re at an off-site meeting, you are given the opportunity to meet your colleagues in-person and able to put a face to a name. This helps create healthy professional relationships, as well as strengthen existing ones. Also, the change of scenery tends to relax employees, which can make conversations start in a smoother and more natural manner.

New Type of Learning

Off-site meetings are hardly similar to your normal office meetings. Icebreakers are usually a significant part of the conversation, because they teach individuals to step outside of their comfort zone. Breaking off into teams is another great way of learning that you usually don’t experience in your everyday environment. Typically, in your office, you work with the same group of individuals. However, at an off-site meeting, there are usually representatives from various departments. When you break off into groups, you are not only meeting new people, you are also learning how to work with unfamiliar work styles and personality types.


There are many benefits to planning off-site meetings for your employees. The Centre, home of Lexus Escondido and located near Temecula, CA, is available to assist you with fulfilling all of your business needs. Contact our Events Team today and begin booking for 2020!

New Event Venue & More are Coming

New Event Venue & More are Coming

The Centre’s new Diamond Ridge room, a 4,000 sq. ft venue, will be opening November, 2019. Featuring Italian stone, chandeliers, and ultramodern audio and visual components, it makes for an elegant, yet comfortable setting. With a seating capacity of up to 250 guests, it’s a perfect location for your wedding, quinceañera or special event. We are booking up quickly for our 2019 holiday season; inquire now for pricing and availability!

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