San Diego Botanical Garden

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San Diego Botanical Garden Wedding Venue

While the wedding scene is going off in La Jolla and downtown San Diego there is an oasis just a little further north in the city of Encinitas, CA. San Diego Botanic Gardens is stunningly gorgeous and is right up there with any other San Diego wedding venue. Some brides want a lush garden as their wedding day backdrop and this venue exceeds all expectations.

Garden weddings are full of romance and this all outdoor space is wondrously full of hundreds of botanicals to set the perfect mood. Covering a hillside at the very top there are a couple expansive viewpoints where you can view the Pacific Ocean gleaming in the distance reflecting the warm sunlight. There are many locations on the property to host your ceremony and reception with different capacities to fit your guest count.

The Victorian Gazebo Lawn located in the center of the garden is great for higher guest counts. It can accommodate 300 for a ceremony and 200 for a sit down dinner reception. Surrounded by flourishing foliage and flowers you will feel like you’ve transported to a botanic wonderland.

The Walled Garden is an intimate setting that can seat about 70 people for a dinner reception. This space is filled with green ferns and trees and even has a place to get ready in called the Larabee House. Brides can exit out the historic building and walk right down the aisle. This area is versatile and can be used for cocktail receptions and even rehearsal dinners.

The Lawn House Garden is a multi-tiered private gated location. This space has more of a tropical rainforest vibe and you can even hear the faint sounds of a waterfall. This area can seat around 60 guests for a dinner reception.
Lastly, the Waterfall View Deck is prime for very intimate weddings and accommodates close to 30 people for ceremony only. It overlooks a stunning waterfall and is surrounded by palm trees and exotic tropical plants.


Venue Pricing

The San Diego Botanic Garden ranges in pricing depending on which location you choose to host your wedding and the time of year. On average this venue is $4500 for a full day rental. The max is $5500. You are required to rent tables and chairs from the Abbey Catering or outside source. They do allow BYOB but require a licensed bartender to serve your booze. Curfew is 10pm Friday and Saturday but 9pm on Sundays. If you’re a bride or couple that has fallen in love with the garden theme for your wedding then this place is perfect for you!

Just north of San Diego in Encinitas, the San Diego Botanic Garden wedding venue features numerous exhibits. Rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, tropical rainforests.  A subtropical fruit garden and native coastal sage natural areas all frame the stunning Californian grounds. This beautifully maintained 37 acre property is the perfect backdrop to your next event or special day. It also has different areas perfect for almost any wedding size. The Abbey has created numerous weddings, corporate gatherings, & military mixers at the Botanic Gardens. We know how to deliver top quality cuisine in this picturesque surrounding. If you’d like to take a tour of this or any other venue, don’t hesitate to contact me.


With the rain of last summer still fresh in our minds, it will be a relief for many to find out that this summer in San Diego is going to be a hot one. The San Diego Botanic Gardens is already the perfect place for a warm blue sky day and an idyllic wedding.

Additional Info About The San Diego Botanic Garden

Imagine walking through lush forests, with overhanging trees forming well-deserved shade in the hot summer sun. The sounds of nature all around as the perfect symphony for a wedding at the most blissful location in South California. The Waterfall View Deck is made for days of summer, and is one of the most popular parts of the garden for photographs. In a secluded area of the Gardens. This can be your own space to share that intimate moment of exchanging vows with your loved one and your friends and family around you.

Similarly, The San Diego Botanical Garden located in Encinitas is a choice spot to have a wedding and with the perfect weather that frequents San Diego an outdoor reception is paradise waiting.  The Huyhn party chose this spot for its beauty and seclusion. They wished to have a nice intimate gathering of family to witness this special day for their exchanging of vows.  Due to being surrounded by blossoming flowers, stunning clear blue skies overhead and exotic smells wafting throughout the gardens.


Still have more questions? Want to set up a tour or check availability?

Please reach out today to or call at 858-225-2349 ext. 714

We are so excited to share more details about the San Diego Botanic Garden and any of our other great venues. Wishing you all good health!

Venue Details

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Style: Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor
Max Capacity: 300 guests
Ceremony: Outdoor only
Reception: Outdoor only


$$ Affordable, 300 Guests, San Diego