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Scripps Seaside Forum

So you’re engaged and it’s time to start looking into wedding venues–where to begin?! Let Team Abbey guide you through your options–our company actually works with the majority of all venues in San Diego.

If you’ve done any research so far looking for the perfect coastal, ocean-view venue, you’ve likely come across Scripps Seaside Forum. The Forum is located in the heart of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus which is right on the coastline of La Jolla–one of the most desirable areas for a wedding in America. It is regarded to have the best oceanview of any venue in San Diego, overlooking the La Jolla Shores beach and the legendary (and picture worthy!) Scripps Pier.

Other than having close beach access for epic wedding photos, the venue itself has a large well-kept grassy area perfect for an ocean-view on-site ceremony and also suitable for a sunny outdoor cocktail hour underneath palm trees and perfumed with ocean breeze.

Even though the ocean is clearly the main highlight, the room itself is absolutely one-of-a-kind. It’s award winning design has modern touches of handcrafted wood and concrete, a rare find for SoCal venues. Including a front and side patio for cocktail hour, the main room has a warm ambiance with plenty of space for dinner and dancing and very high ceilings (great for draping chiffon fabric or string lights!) with room for up to 220 guests seated. And because the room is mostly a blank slate, it makes for a perfect canvas to bring in any rentals that fit your overall vision.


Other big perks:

Deposit is only 25% which is less than most venues
They allow up to one courtesy hold (for a limited time), which is also rare for local venues
You can technically rent the space up to 11pm which is much later than other coastal venues
Pre-scheduled rehearsals are allowed
The building is LEED certified, which essentially means that you are supporting a certified green company

Like how it’s sounding so far? You’re not alone! The Forum is a highly desirable location for brides and grooms on the hunt, so make sure to plan ahead — they are one of the top 3 most sought out venues in San Diego, so time to start planning.


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

Please reach out today to or call at 858-777-0255 ext. 727

We are so excited to share more details about Scripps Seaside Forum and any of our other great venues!

Wishing you all good health!

$$ Affordable, 200 Guests, La Jolla