San Diego Botanic Garden

San Diego




San Diego Botanic Gardens is a unique and versatile place for your wedding celebration. Less than an hour from downtown and boasting 220 beautiful days a year, the charming garden setting is the perfect botanical backdrop for your special day. Imagine a ceremony in the center of the garden. A beautiful large lawn framed by natural borders of flowing plants and mature trees features the Victorian Gazebo, where you’ll exchange vows. Or choose the intimate Walled Garden location, enclosed within a lovely original adobe and tile wall and surrounded by lush ferns and trees. After your magical nuptials, an unforgettable reception unfolds in the Lawn House Garden. The tropical backdrop and soothing sounds of waterfalls create a unique setting for your reception. Dine and dance under the stars as the San Diego Botanic Garden provides a truly memorable experience for the best day of your life.

Venue Style

Barn/Farm/Ranch, Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 1:00PM. Events must end by 11:30PM for Friday/Saturday weddings.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $1,300 to $3,800 for a ceremony and reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $400/hr. A non-refundable security deposit ranges from $200 to $1,000 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at San Diego Botanic Garden is estimated at between $5,807 and $19,233 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Chairs included

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM