Top 5 Intimate Wedding Venues in San Diego

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In the realm of sought-after celebration locales, San Diego emerges as a captivating play land and premier wedding destination. Its allure lies not only in the breathtaking natural landscapes, but also in the sun-soaked climate and an extensive stretch of nearly 70 miles of pristine beaches. Within this splendid tapestry, the San Diego Area unveils an array of exceptional wedding venues – from beachfront splendors and elegant ballrooms to enchanting gardens and rustic barns. With so many options to choose from, we have curated a list that will help you select the perfect spot for your nuptials.

Here is the list of Top 5 Intimate Wedding Venues in San Diego

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BrickDiscover BRICK, an industrial-chic haven nestled in the heart of Point Loma. This modern venue boasts rustic brick walls, exposed pipes, and vaulted ceilings, creating an airy ambiance flooded with natural light through 100 windows. With a capacity for up to 220 seated guests or a larger cocktail-style reception, BRICK offers 24-hour rentals for flexibility. Choose your own vendors, indulge in BYOB options, and elevate your celebration with our decor and services. The BRICK team ensures a seamless wedding experience, providing a dedicated concierge for all your venue-related queries.

2. The Fowler House

The fowler houseLocated in the scenic mountains in Jamul, The Fowler House stands as an intimate, family-owned venue. Specializing in serene weddings with fewer than 50 guests, it offers a respite from urban chaos. The day rental includes a bridal suite and groom’s room alongside ceremony, cocktail, and reception spaces. Opt for a weekend rental to host up to 14 guests in its five bedrooms with eight beds. Elevate your celebration with a picturesque backdrop and personalized charm at The Fowler House.

3. The Japanese Friendship Garden

The japanese friendship gardenThe Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park has built a reputation on being one of the most idyllic wedding venues in San Diego. The intimate Lower Garden offers a perfect blend of nature’s splendor for smaller gatherings. Elevate your celebration by including the Inamori Pavilion and a chic bridal suite. For more intimate “minimonies,” select from the Koi Pond, Ceremonial Gate, Earth Bridge, Kannon Bosatsu, or the courtyard, accommodating up to 40 guests.

4. Paradise Point

Paradise pointParadise Point is the ultimate “I do” destination. Couples can exchange vows in unforgettable venues, from beachside settings to waterfront terraces or lush gardens adorned with palm trees. Accommodating intimate ceremonies or grand celebrations for up to 400 guests, Paradise Point offers a range of options. For post-wedding festivities, select from various reception settings, featuring ballrooms that capture Southern California’s beauty. With expansive windows and terraces offering bay or garden views, Paradise Point ensures a memorable affair. The award-winning event team, boasting a 95% satisfaction rate, has been recognized as a “Best of Weddings” pick by The Knot.

5. The Wedding Bowl

The wedding bowlCuvier Park, also called The Wedding Bowl, is a small park located at Coast Boulevard and Cuvier Street in La Jolla. It is located directly across the street from the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art on the bluffs above the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. The park site is about five steps below street level so it is hard to see from the street creating an intimacy for up to 40 guests in an otherwise very public area. It is the most popular spot for weddings along the La Jolla coastline. You MUST get a permit from the City of San Diego and pay a nominal fee. The beauty of the spot makes this a very sought-after location, and some dates are put to lottery, so do not delay!


San Diego offers a variety of intimate wedding venues, each with its own unique charm. From the industrial vibes of BRICK to the serene settings of The Fowler House and the natural beauty of The Japanese Friendship Garden, these locations cater to diverse preferences. Paradise Point and The Wedding Bowl provide stunning backdrops for larger gatherings and ocean-side ceremonies. Each venue ensures a special day tailored to every couple’s dream.

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Esteban Villanueva