The Prado at Balboa Park

San Diego



The Prado, located in the House of Hospitality at Balboa Park, will blend the grace and splendor of yesterday with the traditions of today to create the wedding of your dreams. The Prado’s Casa Del Rey Moro Gardens are picturesque terraces for a wedding ceremony. The multi-level terraces which feature historic fountains, reflecting pool, wishing well, and beautifully landscaped gardens have made this a premier wedding site for generations of San Diegans. The Fountain Courtyard, a pre-function space to the Grand Ballroom, is a traditional, Spanish Colonial Courtyard that offers a lush garden setting. The Grand Ballroom, then, is an elegant ballroom that features beautiful hardwood floors, a 27-foot high hand-stenciled ceiling, custom lacy chandeliers, and skylights! On the second floor, the Loggia and the Alhambra are ideal for smaller parties. Boasting everything from vaulted ceiling to French doors to rooftop terraces, these rooms match the glamorous feel of the venue! Whether you are planning an intimate garden wedding or a grand affair, The Prado at Balboa Park has everything you need!

Venue Style

Event Center, Ballrooms, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 320 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 320 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 320 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 120 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by 1:00AM.

Rental Fees

There is no rental fee for the reception but there is a food and beverage minimum applied to all events. The venue allows 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee to rent the venue for a wedding ceremony is $1,708 with the reception. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $500/hr or $350/hr depending on the space. Please inquire with venue wedding coordinator for more details.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at The Prado at Balboa Park is estimated at between $14,197 and $20,572 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
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
Wheelchair access limited
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 1:00AM
No rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter etc.