17 Jan The New Children’s Museum
Don’t let the name of this place fool you: hailing as a “contemporary art museum for families,” let your inner child and imagination run wild when planning your next event and host it at the contemporary New Children’s Museum in Downtown San Diego. Although the venue may have the word “children” attached to it, it’s sharp and modern architecture, hands-on exhibits for all ages, and the venue’s unique characteristics really lends itself to any type of reception, be it a corporate function or an elegant wedding.
I was completely blown away by NCM’s current exhibition, “Trash,” comprised of amazing and thought-provoking pieces from 12 artists, like the fully-functional rock wall made from recycled cardboard and plastic. And I really appreciate the exhibition’s mission to change how we see trash, by challenging us to ask more questions and changing our perspective on the subject and how to address issues surrounding it. As the old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.
The museum has three levels of interactive event space, with a total capacity of up to 1,000 guests for a standing reception and up to 620 guests for a seated dinner. For more intimate affairs, the main level can be broken into sections so guests don’t feel too far apart. Unique photo opportunities are endless in this venue, with most of the exhibits and rooms serving as perfect photo backdrops. You can also hire an in-house chalk artist to create some art on the museum’s huge box-like chalkboard, like an elaborate image for a photo backdrop or something as simple as a logo and seating chart.
Two patios can serve as an outdoor cocktail reception or even wedding ceremony site. For those that want a little more green, a small park across the street can also be permitted for a ceremony.
For more information, contact any of The Abbey Catering’s Event Consultants at (888) 238-0949.
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