San Diego Wedding Venues

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Let's start by defining your vision and what's important to you. From there, our Event Consultants can recommend venues for consideration. We'd enjoy the opportunity to escort you on a personalized day of venue tours specifically designed to meet your needs. To arrange a complimentary, personalized day of tours, please contact us.

In the meantime, browse our list of the top wedding venues in the San Diego area.

Best Wedding Venues - San Diego, CA


La Jolla Cove Suites

Offer your otherworldly day with loved ones out of a standout amongst the most sentimental settings in San Diego, disregarding the world popular La Jolla Cove and the Pacific Ocean. The inn, exactly at the tip of the coastline, is the place reality surpasses the creative energy. The setting features a 12,000 square foot oceanfront housetop – ideal for a festival.


CUVIER CLUB

Envision a straightforward, exquisite wedding on the shores of the warm, radiant California coastline. Your toes are tickled by the warm, smooth sand and a delicate, delicate breeze energetically unsettles your hair and the skirt of your outfit. You’ll stroll down the walkway towards the sea, where the waves tenderly lap the shore, and say “I do” under a basic arbor weighed down with blossoms in full sprout.


The Downtown Abbey

The Downtown Abbey is one of the top San Diego wedding venues designed for any occasion. This San Diego social venue is rustic yet elegant. Minutes from downtown San Diego it is a wedding venue like no other. With it’s recent renovation, not one detail was overlooked. Along with a stunning interior setting that features rustic furniture and the quintessential ambiance you’d expect from the best venues.


BEACH CLIFF VILLAS

Envision strolling the nightfall bluffs and completion the night with a fire in the yard with the sound of the sea out of sight. At BeachCliff Villas, you and your visitors will be wrapped in the San Diego warmth and normal excellence as all of you assemble to praise your cheerfully ever-after. From staggering all encompassing perspectives of the Pacific Ocean to the helpful vicinity from attractions and many well known hotel and resort possibilities nearby it’s a great choice for anyone.


LA JOLLA WOMAN’S CLUB

Offer your otherworldly day with loved ones out of a standout amongst the most sentimental settings in San Diego, disregarding the world popular La Jolla Cove and the Pacific Ocean. The inn, exactly at the tip of the coastline, is the place reality surpasses the creative energy. The setting features a 12,000 square foot oceanfront housetop – ideal for a festival.


THE DARLINGTON HOUSE

Offer your otherworldly day with loved ones out of a standout amongst the most sentimental settings in San Diego, disregarding the world popular La Jolla Cove and the Pacific Ocean. The inn, exactly at the tip of the coastline, is the place reality surpasses the creative energy. The setting features a 12,000 square foot oceanfront housetop – ideal for a festival.


THE THURSDAY CLUB

Offer your otherworldly day with loved ones out of a standout amongst the most sentimental settings in San Diego, disregarding the world popular La Jolla Cove and the Pacific Ocean. The inn, exactly at the tip of the coastline, is the place reality surpasses the creative energy. The setting features a 12,000 square foot oceanfront housetop – ideal for a festival.


MARINA VILLAGE

If you’re on the look out for a bay front wedding at an easily affordable price, look no further, The Marina Village is on the southwestern tip of beautiful Mission Bay near the well known hotel/resort circle. Marina Village Wedding Venue – with all its charm and attraction, can accommodate small intimate affairs of 60 guests or grand weddings of 350. For Saturday receptions, rental rates start at $600.00 for the “Nautical Room”, which holds 60 seated guests and the Saturday price is still low at $2600.00 for the “Baja Room”, a room which holds an amazing 350 guests.


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DEL MAR POWERHOUSE

Out of all of the beautiful Del Mar wedding venues, the Del mar powerhouse is by far one of our favorite. A beachfront wedding, look no further than The Powerhouse Community Center on Coast Boulevard in Del Mar. This venue can host a wedding or event of up to 120 seated guests, with Del Mar Beach as your backdrop and an indoor reception to keep the party strong.


CORONADO COMMUNITY CENTER

The Club boasts picturesque views of the water and downtown skyline. It also includes flexibility for guests that reserve their rooms. most of all a fabulous kitchen that allows you to create just about any menu you could dream of. Let us not forget one of the most picture perfect ceremony sites that San Diego has to offer!


FORGOTTEN BARREL

Brides and grooms can try a few of the best bottles of wine in Southern California while their friends and family surround them with love on the most important day of their life. Additionally, the Forgotten Barrel serves up a collection of superior wines and is surrounded by well known hotel/resort locations available. Feel free to visit them at their tasting room. Also, Be sure to experience their different varietals and to preview the one-of- a-kind atmosphere.


SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ARTS

True love at first sight. We fall in deep love, plan our future together, and of course we plan our wedding. The San Diego Museum of Art is one of the few San Diego wedding venues you will look at and have you falling in love at first sight from the moment you step in through the door, if you have been searching for a venue rich with culture, with a splash of elegance, that does not inhibit you from adding your own personal touch; then search no more!


SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

The upper floors of the Museum are home to beautiful and unique exhibitions. With open spaces for buffet tables, bars, and lounge furniture, these areas, which overlook the spectacular Atrium and Fossil Mysteries, often provide the needed overflow for larger events. With a spectacular view of Balboa Park, the downtown skyline, east to the mountains, south into Mexico, and west to the San Diego Bay, this rooftop deck (the only one in the park) is a spectacular location.


MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS

The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) was founded in 1983. This venue has an international reputation of excellence through its presentation of high quality exhibitions, lectures, publications and films. A museum without walls since 1972, MOPA became what it is today when the City of San Diego donated a 7,000-square-foot, custom-designed space in the Casa de Balboa Building in Balboa Park.


THE LUCE LOFT

The Luce Loft is an intimate venue in downtown San Diego has a great urban and warehouse-like feel and the right choice for a more modern or contemporary bride. Some of the perks of this venue include a 24 hour rental and freedom to bring in all of the vendors you choose.


SAN DIEGO CENTRAL LIBRARY

Coming back through the main dining space leads to the picturesque Woods Family Sunset View Terrace. This larger outdoor space is simply perfect for cocktail hour, with a built-in roll-up service window that is wonderful for Bar Setups or Non-Alcoholic Infused Water Stations. The included unique square belly bars allow for guests to set beverages down, as photo opportunities abound!


The Mission Beach Woman’s Club

The main banquet room of The Mission Beach Woman’s Club is perfect for anything from casual to formal affairs, perfect for up to 110 seated guests or for a standing reception, 150 guests.  It’s centrally located near the Mission Bay hotel circle. The adjacent stage has a built-in projector screen for those that may wish to use the venue for a business meeting. This can also be the perfect place for a DJ or live band to perform on your wedding day. Weddings can be conducted on the bayside patio or for a small fee, paid to Mission Bay Park, performed on the sand and in front of the bay.


SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF MAN

The San Diego Museum of Man is the most recognized museum in Balboa Park due to its landmark dome and tower. Imagine having your ceremony in a 100 year old chapel known as St. Francis Chapel or outdoors in the ceremonial El Prado, then on to a beautiful and historic setting inside the Museum of Man with distinctive exhibits your guests can enjoy during the reception. The Museum of Man is the only anthropological museum in San Diego.


BERNARDO WINERY

If you are looking for an off the beaten path space to host your next event, check out the Bernardo Winery. Just 15 minutes north of San Diego, the Bernardo Winery is a century old family owned winery, that’s perfect for your next mixer or wedding. Here are some key features of this wonderful venue. It’s a beautiful outdoor space ideal for creating a “rustic sheik” feel without breaking the bank. The venue is surrounded by trees and  beautifully open


AUTO MUSEUM

In the Southwest end of historic Balboa Park rests the San Diego Automotive Museum. Perfect for everything from weddings to corporate mixers. It comes with ample space to host your every need with a staff workforce that are determined to tend your every request. Constantly striving for fresh new pieces to show, the Automotive Museum rotates its vehicles regularly and boasts one of the most continuously electrifying collections in San Diego.


BOTANICAL GARDEN

In the Southwest end of historic Balboa Park rests the San Diego Automotive Museum. Perfect for everything from weddings to corporate mixers. It comes with ample space to host your every need with a staff workforce that are determined to tend your every request. Constantly striving for fresh new pieces to show, the Automotive Museum rotates its vehicles regularly and boasts one of the most continuously electrifying collections in San Diego.


San Diego Rowing Club

The San Diego Rowing Club wedding venue is located on the west shore Mission Bay with an amazing bayside setting has become a very popular location for Ceremonies and receptions. This venue offers a wall of sliding glass doors that open to the patio overlooking Mission Bay. The venue offers a combined indoor/outdoor area with approximately 2000 square feet that can house up to 200 guests for your special day.


The Soledad Club

The Soledad Club wedding venue is a charming wedding venue located across from the famous Kate O. Sessions Memorial Park. The Soledad Club is able to seat up to 225 guests, comes with a complete stage, and holds breathtaking views of Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The large outdoor deck surrounding The Soledad Club is ideal for snapping perfect wedding photos the beautiful San Diego stationed as your back drop.


The Lot 8

The Lot 8 is one of the most popular outdoor event venues in San Diego. It’s surrounded by palm trees and really gives off a southern California feel. With rustic living walls it’s honestly one of the most unique venues we’ve seen. In the heart of SD, you’re guests won’t get lost with it’s prime location.


The Pannikin Building

The Pannikin Building is one of the most creative spaces in San Diego. It resembles some of the most historic buildings with its exposed brick, vaulted ceilings, wood flooring and a true rustic feel for your wedding or event.


Building 177

Building 177, which was previously the Naval Library, is a perfect space for anyone looking for a blank canvas for their event. With over 7,000 square feet it’s suited to handle almost all event types. The scenic outdoor patio works very well for bridal parties and even conferences.


Brick

Brick is a wedding venue that can seat up 220 guests. Situated in Liberty Station, Point Loma, it is in the heart of San Diego. The venue is designed for weddings and most celebrations. It offers an rustic look and feel. To top it all off it’s surrounded by the breathtaking bay area of San Diego.


Scripps Seaside Forum

The Scripps Seaside Forum is a venue located in La Jolla. It’s a true showcase of Southern California’s beautiful coast. Situated right on the coast and equipped with modern architecture. This spectacular venue is the ideal place for weddings. Few other beachfront venues come close to beating the beauty this venue offers.


Port Pavillion at Broadway Pier

The Port Pavillion is an event venue on the Embarcadero of San Diego. It’s surrounded by water and cruise ships. This venue is perfect for anyone that loves water and an urban environment. On one side you have the water and on the other you have downtown San Diego.


What to Consider When Choosing the Right Venue

San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in California and has a long list of attractions that make it a desirable wedding destination to many engaged couples. When you’ve decided to host your wedding in San Diego, you run into a new problem. You have to figure out wedding venue is best for your upcoming wedding. There is no single solution for everyone. You and your loved one have a unique set of preferences, taste, expectations and budget. Although it can be a daunting task it can be done with a few simple steps.

How to Choose the Right Event Space

Prepare Yourself

When you start on the venue search you’ll quickly realize that it can get overwhelming. Each venue you look at offers completely different pricing, packages and features. You want to keep yourself organized to remember what you liked and didn’t like about each venue. Everyone is different so the way you keep your notes is totally up to you. You might want to just download an app to write down notes for each venue or use an excel sheet. Either way, just keep notes so when it comes down to choosing the right one you feel more confident about the choice you plan to make.

Decide on a Budget

One of the first things you want to figure out with your soon to be husband or wife is what your budget is. Your budget is an important factor to consider first because more often than not, many engaged couples don’t discuss their budget upfront. This leads to two different expectations and can add unnecessary stress to your wedding planning.

Talk to your wedding planner

Your wedding planner knows the ins and outs of your cities venues and should have more than enough experience to help you find the right wedding venue.Wedding planners are familiar with what’s available, the capabilities, typical layouts, average costs, and almost anything you can think of when it comes to a wedding. After all, that’s what they do. Let you’re wedding planner show you there expertise.

Consider your Guest List

Another huge factor to choosing the right wedding venue is making sure the venue can hold your guest list. This can also help you save some money so you don’t overspend on a venue that’s too big. Make sure you have your guest list finalized. If you can try to talk to everyone on the list to make sure they can make it. Once your guest list is pruned, and finalized you’ll be better prepared to choose the right wedding venue.

Think About Your Ideal Wedding

Although this might be obvious, be sure it isn’t overlooked. You want to visualize your ideal wedding so that you can narrow down the options. Are you looking for a modern, rustic, or outdoor wedding? The more specific you can get the better off you’ll be.

Consider Your Guests

Once you have your guest list finalized, it’s a good idea to talk about your guests and their experience with your wedding. If you have a lot of guests coming from out of town you want to be sure the wedding venue is near a hotel. Simple logistics like parking, carpooling, and location become important on your wedding day.

Compare What’s Included

Each venue offers different packages. You want to make sure you compare the different packages to see what works best for you. Doing this will help you save money and have the wedding that you really want. Make sure you take some time to do this. You don’t want to run into any unpleasant surprises because you missed this step.

Availability

This is such an obvious point but you can’t forget it! You want to be 100% sure that the venue is available on your wedding date. This will change over time so make sure you check as often as need be. Just be sure you keep in mind that popular venues fill in months ahead of time.



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