Lovers of art and history find the perfect combination of these two elements at the San Diego Museum of Art, located in the heart of Balboa Park. With a rich history and over 20,000 unique items, the museum hosts four sites for wedding ceremonies and receptions, all with beautiful views of the architecture and art within the museum.
The on-site bridal suite is a great place for the bridal party to get ready and relax while awaiting the beginning of festivities.
Every inch of the San Diego Museum of Art is primed for wedding photos, be it a one-on-one first look between the bride and groom, or portraits with the full bridal party.
Capturing sweet moments between couples is one of the aspects of wedding photography we love best!
With so many indoor and outdoor spots to choose from, couples can take a wide variety of photos among the greenery and flowers of the garden or even with their favorite pieces of art.
Ceremonies held at the May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden host one of a kind views of the California Tower and the gorgeous landscaping all around.
Paired with the unparalleled Southern California blue skies and sunshine, this outdoor ceremony venue has it all.
Flowers of any kind stand out beautifully on this lush, green garden.
Making a grand entrance at your San Diego Museum of Art wedding is easy among stunning architecture. Even the groom himself was emotional upon seeing his bride!
Our bride and groom were all smiles at their San Diego Museum of Art wedding. And who wouldn’t be, getting married to the love of their life in such a gorgeous location?
The moment a bride and groom become man and wife is unlike anything else!
Sneak away with your new spouse for a golden hour couple’s session among the gorgeous grounds of the garden.
The lighting and weather were perfect for this San Diego Museum of Art wedding and highlighted the exotic arches perfectly.
Sharing a kiss under the bride’s veil is a classic wedding shot and perfectly framed by the California Tower in the background.
Couples can choose between four unique locations for their San Diego Museum of Art wedding reception.
The May S. Marcy Sculpture Court is the perfect combination of indoors and outdoors, allowing open air to flow freely through the gorgeous Spanish architecture and a wonderful view of the garden nearby.
Vibrant floral centerpieces balanced with tropical greenery are tied together perfectly with custom menus and table numbers.
Cocktail hour at the John M. and Sally B. Thornton Rotunda, as pictured below, allows your guests to roam the halls of the museum at their leisure.
The rotunda also sets the scene for a dramatic grand entrance of the newlyweds and bridal party down the sweeping staircase.
A first dance surrounded by friends, family, and beautiful decor is the best way to start your life together as husband and wife.
Panama 66, the restaurant and bar located at the San Diego Museum of Art, is an open courtyard with stunning views of the garden and is a great central location for any reception or after-party.
For couples looking for a reprieve from the outdoors, the James S. Copley Auditorium is the place to dance the night away and enjoy celebrating with friends and family. Also available to host indoor weddings, the auditorium is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment and may be used alongside the sculpture court and garden.
Evening photos at your San Diego Museum of Art wedding are certainly a must. The striking architecture and dazzling reflections of the outdoor pools create a one of a kind photo opportunity for couple’s portraits.
Where is the San Diego Museum of Art located?
The address is 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92102.
Where should my guests park for my wedding at the museum?
There are multiple, free lots located within Balboa Park which are walking distance from the museum. There is also a parking load-in zone available for passenger and item drop-off while you set up for your wedding.
What is the venue capacity?
The San Diego Museum of Art can accommodate up to 250 guests
Are there any other special rules or regulations?
A wedding coordinator is required for your San Diego Museum of Art wedding, and the venue must approve all decorations. Caterers must be chosen from a venue-approved list. Amplified music is allowed indoors and outdoors, with a midnight curfew.
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