San Diego Museum of Art

Indoor and outdoor spaces

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Starting at $24,174 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $24k for 50 Guests
Starting at $24k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 250

Starting price

$24K to start


Ceremony / Reception
Indoor / Outdoor

San Diego Museum of Art Overview

The May S. Marcy Sculpture Garden is open and available for private, socially distanced wedding ceremonies. The San Diego Museum of Art is proud to be partnering with PEP Creative to bring beautiful, safe, and stress-free outdoor wedding ceremonies. Learn more and contact the Special Events team at With an encyclopedic collection of more than 20,000 objects, the Museum is a significant cultural resource presenting works of art from around the globe. Located in the heart of Balboa Park, the Museum is a special place where you can experience San Diego’s natural beauty, history, art, and culture. Opening its doors in 1926, the Museum’s Spanish Colonial-style architecture took inspiration from the 1915 Panama-California international exposition. The Museum’s indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture court and garden offer unique settings for corporate events, private parties, weddings, seminars, and meetings.

Venue Notes

The rental fee ranges from $6,000 to $10,000 for a reception and ceremony and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $6,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required.

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Dance area
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Public parking


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Choose from a list for catering- General liability insurance required- Music must end by midnight- No indoor flames- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- No smoking- Venue must approve all decorations- Wedding coordinator required