Top San Diego Event Venues

Green dragon tavern and museum

Whether you are throwing a fundraiser, celebrating a wedding, or commemorating another memorable milestone, your special occasion deserves unmatched attention to detail. And luckily, San Diego is home to some of the most incredible spaces designed to fit the mood and objective of any budget. This is your ultimate guide to some of our city’s best and most memorable venues.

Top San Diego Event Venues

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San Diego Zoo

This San Diego Zoo is world famous for its lush gardens, winding hills, open-air exhibits, and much more. Surrounded by exotic animals, this hot spot makes visitors feel like they are in a close up, tree-filled safari excursion and brings a wild twist to any ceremony.

San Diego Air and Space Museum

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the San Diego Air and Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the country. Aside from its extensive collection of historical aircrafts and spacecrafts, the site can accommodate over 1,500 guests.

San diego air and space museum

San Diego Natural History Museum

From rooftop weddings to elegant receptions, the San Diego Natural History Museum offers a unique and elegant venue for any event. And since it is located in the historic Balboa Park, attendees can dance under the night sky on the property’s rooftop terrace.

San diego natural history musuem

Sycuan Resort Casino Hotel

This popular hotel recently completed a $260 million expansion, which includes a number of new upscale restaurants and cocktail bars. Its 42,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space is equipped to host both large and small groups for any special function.

Sycuan casino resort

Fleet Science Center

With three spacious meeting rooms, a 274-seat Giant Dome Theater, and 30,000 square feet of event space to work with, the Fleet Science Center provides the perfect ambiance for cocktail receptions, corporate events, and awards ceremonies. Plus, the center is minutes from downtown San Diego.

Fleet science center

New Children’s Museum

For those who want breathtaking views of the San Diego skyline, look no further. The New Children’s Museum is conveniently located steps from the San Diego Convention Center and features three floors of interactive event space.

New childrens musuem

Comic-Con Museum

The Comic-Con Museum is Balboa Park’s newest addition. This space combines traditional museum displays with spectacular projection mapping, interactive installations, movie props and costumes, as well as hands-on workshops for kids and adults.

Comic con museum

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown

Located in the heart of downtown San Diego, this museum has been a city staple since 1941. The John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda echoes the Spanish design of the building’s exterior with two stories of open space, along with private access to awe-inspiring art galleries. The May S. Marcy Sculpture Court features a dramatic walkway with glorious views of both the Plaza de Panama and adjacent Sculpture Garden.

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San Diego Automotive Museum

Housing a multi-million-dollar collection of cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia, the San Diego Automotive Museum is sure to make any event an unforgettable one. The total meeting space equates to 43,350 square feet and even permits outside caterers, which means party-throwers are in full control over their budgets and planning process.

San Diego Automotive Museum

Green Dragon Tavern and Museum

For those seeking an elevated atmosphere with undertones of rustic elegance for their next event, whether it be a black tie gala or school function, The Green Dragon Tavern can bring any celebration to life. The tavern’s charming private banquet rooms can hold receptions of up to 220, or smaller intimate gatherings of 25 or more. There are more than 13 different floor plans, each serving a unique purpose.

Green dragon tavern and museum

Sycuan Resort Singing Hills

Unlike some of the other major players on this list, Singing Hills Golf Resort is situated in a quiet, picturesque valley and provides guests a pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. The resort’s dedicated staff has built a reputation on creating a perfect all-service package tailored to each party’s specifications.

Sycuan resort singing hills

Mingei International Museum

With several private spaces to choose from, the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park offers an eclectic setting that visitors from all walks of life can enjoy. Art installations are also present throughout the venue, which make for a one-of-a-kind celebration.

Mingei international museum

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla

Few can resist scenic Pacific Ocean views, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego La Jolla has plenty to go around. After spending four years and over $105 million in renovations, this location features a world-class contemporary art collection, an art park, and several multipurpose event spaces that can accommodate up to 1,500 guests.

Museum of contemporary art san diego la jolla

Children’s Nature Retreat

Just 45 minutes east of downtown San Diego, this ranch-style retreat is home to more than 200 domesticated livestock and animal spread across 20 acres of land in Alpine. Interactive animal encounters make The Children’s Nature Retreat an ideal spot for people to learn firsthand about the connection between humans and nature.


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Esteban Villanueva