As a San Diego wedding planner, I know that choosing the right venue is one of the most important decisions you'll make when planning your wedding. San Diego has a wide range of beautiful and unique wedding venues to choose from, each with its own charm and appeal. In this blog post, I'll share some of our favorite San Diego wedding venues, including Balboa Park, Venue 808, Coasterra, and Julep.
Balboa Park is a popular location for weddings in San Diego, with a variety of beautiful venues to choose from. Two of our favorites are the Mingei International Museum and The Prado.
The Mingei International Museum is a stunning space with a modern design that is perfect for couples looking for a unique and elegant venue. The museum features a beautiful courtyard, which is perfect for outdoor ceremonies or cocktail hours, as well as a spacious indoor area for receptions.
The Prado is another beautiful venue located in Balboa Park, featuring stunning Spanish-style architecture and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces. The venue offers a variety of different spaces, including the outdoor garden, courtyard, and ballroom, making it a versatile choice for weddings of all sizes.
Style: Multiple styles and spaces
Inclusions: Food and beverage, Service staff, Varying
Venue 808 is a beautiful and modern venue located in the heart of San Diego. The venue features a spacious indoor area with high ceilings and beautiful natural light. One of the unique features of Venue 808 is the hidden speakeasy, which has its own bar and offers a stunning space for pictures.
Style: Modern, natural, industrial
Capacity: 350 seated
Inclusions: Venue space, built in tables for 140 guests, Black metal chairs, Two fully furnished suites, Indoor grove of real olive trees, Indoor farmhouse chapel, and Market string lights
If you're looking for a wedding venue with stunning waterfront views, look no further than Coasterra. Located on Harbor Island, Coasterra offers panoramic views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline. The venue features indoor and outdoor spaces, including a spacious ballroom and a beautiful floating deck. Coasterra also offers on-site catering and bar services, making it a convenient choice for couples looking for an all-in-one wedding venue.
Capacity: 500, Dependent on selected space
Inclusions: Tables, Chairs, Linens, Tabletop pieces, Food and beverage, and Service staff
Julep is a charming wedding venue located at the base of Mission Hills. The venue features a beautiful outdoor patio area, perfect for intimate ceremonies or cocktail hours, as well as a transformable indoor space. Juelp is the perfect venue for wedding couples looking for the perfect blank slate space to make their own.
Style: Modern, clean, transformable
Capacity: 300 seated, 400 cocktail style
Inclusions: Tables, Chairs, Linens, AV, staging, Custom room dividers, Outdoor seating, and a Professional team of Event Coordinators
Ketch at Portside Pier
Located on the San Diego Bay, Ketch at Portside Pier offers breathtaking views of the water and downtown San Diego skyline. This venue is perfect for couples who want a waterfront wedding with a modern, chic vibe. Ketch at Portside Pier has both indoor and outdoor spaces, making it ideal for any type of wedding, from intimate gatherings to large celebrations. The indoor space features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the stunning views, while the outdoor deck offers a romantic setting for your ceremony or reception. The venue also offers a customizable menu featuring fresh seafood and other delicious dishes, as well as a full bar with handcrafted cocktails.
Capacity: Varies, up to 150 seated
Inclusions: Tables, Chairs, Service Staff, Tabletop pieces, Food and Beverage
Selecting the perfect wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you'll make when planning your wedding. From the waterfront setting of Ketch at Portside Pier to the historic charm of The Prado at Balboa Park, San Diego offers a variety of venues to suit any couple's style and taste. As a San Diego wedding planner, we have experience working with many venues in the area and can help you find the perfect venue for your special day. If you're interested in learning more about our wedding planning services, please contact us today.