Event Venue Location Guide: San Diego

*Banzai’s Location Guides are here to help you find the perfect venue for your upcoming event. Our Pipeline score is based on the overall quality of the space, level of information available online, location, amenities, and venue size.

It’s no secret that San Diego has some of the best weather in the country, making it a prime destination for B2B events. We’ve made it easy for you to find the perfect venue for any type of event by rounding up some of our favorite spaces.

horton plaza park

Horton Plaza Park

Location: Downtown, San Diego

Event Type: Intimate Dinners, large executive parties, conferences, and more

The Space: Horton Plaza Park is a large, outdoor entertainment center in downtown San Diego. The venue consists of three rental spaces, ranging from a lush lawn to more modern landscapes sure to impress any attendee. Available rental spaces include:

South Plaza

  • 3,360 square ft.
  • Strong connection to Broadway Circle and the Theater District
  • Ideal area for larger events extending from the Amphitheater to include catering back of house, food trucks, or a stage

Amphitheater

  • 12,700 square ft. including 9,340 square ft. of flat space plus steps seating up to 244 guests
  • Coliseum-style seating bowl can be included in event footprint
  • Pop-jet fountain can be turned off for maximum production area, or left on with options for customized programming
  • Ideal for speaking engagements, theatrical performances, and concerts

Historic Park

  • 13,530 square ft.
  • Features lush landscaping and historic fountain
  • Highly visible location on Broadway
  • Ideal for receptions, networking functions, and exhibits

Exclusive Use

  • 53,165 square ft.
  • Ideal for large-scale private and ticketed events
  • Includes a buy-out of the 3 Park Pavilions allowing the entire space to be controlled and privatized

Amenities:

  • Customizable light and water features
  • Parking onsite
  • Onsite restrooms
  • Free Wifi
  • An in-house production team is available upon requests, as well as advertising and social media opportunities.

hilton gaslamp

Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter

Location: Downtown, San Diego

Event Type: small-to-medium-sized conferences, meetings, and forums

The Space: Located within the Hilton Hotel, this industrial and chic venue overlooks the iconic Gaslamp sign. Available spaces include the Gaslamp room that features floor-to-ceiling windows, exposed ceilings, and an adjoining open-air terrace. Additionally, the starlight terrace has design features from the Gaslamp storied past. For a more traditional venue, an additional premium meeting space is also available.

Amenities:

  • More than 16,000 square ft. of indoor/outdoor event space
  • Adjacent to San Diego Conference Center
  • Meeting space located on one floor
  • Walking distance to many restaurants
  • Complimentary 24-hour business center
  • On-site catering and banquet service

brick

BRICK

Location: Liberty Station, San Diego

Event Type: Small-to-medium-sized conferences, meetings, and forums

The Space: BRICK is an industrial event space located in San Diego’s historic Liberty Station.

Amenities:

  • 24-hour rentals
  • Seating capacity for up for 220 guests
  • Bring your own vendors
  • Dimmable market lights
  • Pet-friendly
  • A dedicated point of contact to help with your event
  • Beverage service available
  • Photo booth available
  • Ample parking

The Prado at Balboa Park

The Padro at Balboa Park

Location: Downtown, San Diego

Event Type: Executive gatherings or dinners, lunch & learns, happy hours, small conference

The Space: Located in the beautiful Balboa Park, The Prado is a great choice for great conversation paired with food. The venue features 22,000 square ft. of meeting space indoors and can accommodate groups of up to 2,500 guests. Available rooms include:

Grand Ballroom

Up to 500 guests for Cocktail Reception/Stations, Up to 320 guests for Dinner/Dance, Up to 380 guests for Dinner

Loggia

Up to 140 guests for Cocktail Reception/Stations, Up to 80 guests for Dinner/Dance, Up to 100 guests for Dinner

Alhambra

Up to 140 guests for Cocktail Reception/Stations, Up to 50 guests for Dinner/Dance, Up to 80 guests for Dinner

The Casa del Rey Moro Garden

Up to 300 guests for Cocktail Reception/Stations, Up to 120 guests for Dinner.

Restaurant and Terrace Lunch, Dinner

14 to 26 guests: Separate Tables (Non-Private) or Sala Del Rey Up 28 guests (Private)

Amenities:

The Point

The Point

Location: Mission Bay, San Diego

Event Type: Small conferences, executive gatherings or dinners, lunch & learns, corporate retreats

The Space: The Point goes by the tagline, “Get to the Point”, and prides itself on providing a turn-key experience for corporate events. Located near the beach in San Diego’s famous Mission Bay, The Point offers event packages for every need.

Amenities:

  • See packages for included amenities

The New Children's Museum

The New Children’s Museum

Location: Downtown, San Diego

Event Type: Large conferences and parties, executive gatherings or dinners, lunch & learns, corporate retreats

The Space: Who said a children’s museum isn’t for adults? From interactive Syfy spaces to modern and sleek designed spaces, the museum can be transformed to your desire.

Amenities:

  • 50,000 square ft. of venue space can accommodate groups of up to 1,000
  • Multi-level venue options
  • An Events Services team will help you create your event.
  • Catering and vendor list provided

Skybox at DiamondView

Skybox at DiamondView

Location: Downtown, San Diego

Event Type: Executive gatherings or dinners, lunch & learns, happy hours

The Space: Located on the top floor of DiamondView East Village, The Skybox has breathtaking views of the San Diego Skyline, San Diego Bay and Coronado, and more, making it an unforgettable experience.

Amenities:

  • Valet service and parking available
  • 4,500 square ft., up to 220 guests
  • Full culinary kitchen
  • 5 flat-screen TV’s
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling-to-floor bay windows
  • 14′ long outdoor fireplace
  • Large bar area
  • Built-in projector and 9′ x 12′ drop-down projection screen
  • Blackout and mesh drop-down shades
  • iPod hook up
  • Private event security
  • Built-in sound system throughout the space
  • Designer lounge furniture

wine and culinary events center

Wine & Culinary Event Center

Location: Downtown, San Diego

Event Type: Product launches, executive gatherings or dinners, lunch & learns, happy hours, interactive experiences

The Space: Create a unique and hands-on experience for your guests with a food and/or wine-themed event, complete with live chef demonstrations and our uniquely interactive wine and spirits tasting stations. Available room options include:

Bordeaux Cellar

  • Accommodates up to 150 guests
  • 1,500 square ft.
  • Features a collection of wine-themed artwork and a wall decorated with wine barrels. The Bordeaux Cellar includes the Exhibition Kitchen, an expansive Wine Tasting Bar and direct access to the Sunset Patio.

Fallbrook Cellar

  • Accommodates up to 300 guests
  • 3,000 square ft.
  • A sound-proof accordion air wall separates the Fallbrook Cellar from the Bordeaux Cellar, giving guests the option to utilize just part of the space
  • Decorated with winery artifacts and dramatic stacked wine barrels, the Cellar can be used as a private space with its own entrance.

Sunset Patio

This semi-private, semi-covered patio overlooks the San Diego Convention Center. Patio space includes fire pits and heaters (as needed).

Amenities:

  • On-site food & beverage service
  • Entertainment options
  • Buyouts available
  • Extensive furniture inventory
  • In-house décor options
  • Exclusive caterer
  • A/V services available
  • Certified sommelier

Have a venue in the San Diego area that you think we should add? Email us at marketing@getbanzi.com.

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