The Abbey on Fifth Avenue

San Diego



Overlook the greenery of the stately and lively Balboa Park in the gorgeous century-old venue of downtown San Diego, The Abbey on Fifth Avenue. Making your big day the historic event it was meant to be, Hornblower’s Abbey is an on-land alternative for your special celebration. Capitalize on the timeless beauty of this remarkable spot, where authentic stained glass windows, romantic antique woodwork, and Cathedral ceilings will blow your guests away. Feel like a princess walking down the aisle with the soft glow of light making its way down from the glass dome above and the dramatic polished moldings of the décor transporting you to a Renaissance Cathedral. Dine in elegance under stunning fixtures of hand-blown orange-yellow glass suspended from 50-foot ceilings. This traditional and romantic location is appealing to a couple that wants to feel apart of a royal court on their big day. Your guests will appreciate the one-of-a-kind event space at the Abbey and its ability to transform from a beautiful Cathedral for the ceremony into a classic space for the reception.

Venue Style

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Event Center, Church/Temple


Indoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 175 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 350 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Events must end by 2:00AM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee is $900 for ceremony and reception and includes 4 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $750/hr. Food and beverage packages start at $63 per guest and there is a food and beverage minimum of $7,000 for evening events. Discounts are available if rehearsal dinner or other wedding related event is hosted on a Hornblower yacht. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue is estimated at between $9,972 and $19,238 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Upgraded chairs
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 2:00AM
No confetti, petals