8 Unique San Diego Event Spaces — Think Renovated Factories, Harbor Views & Two-Story Spots
By Caroline Bercu, Writer
We love the infinite possibilities of a raw space. These San Diego event spaces offer just such a blank canvas for the celebration of your dreams. Use the open floor-plans to create custom spaces or hang inspiring installations from exposed beams. Whether you opt for a renovated factory or historic clubhouse, there’s a perfect venue waiting to transform your dream into reality.
For a rustic industrial vibe…
Once a Naval Training Center machine shop, BRICK is now a stunning private event space. This lofty venue boasts exposed brick and vaulted ceilings. Unique half-moon windows and a glass entranceway provide plenty of light while exposed beaming allows for additional creative installations. We especially love how this Rustic Fall Wedding incorporated string lights and suspended foliage to highlight the romantic vibes of this simple yet accommodating space. Make sure to take advantage of the one-on-one coordination service and open-air photo booth rental for laidback event planning and memorable entertainment.
Capacity: 220 (seated) – 350 (standing)
Downtown Abbey Club
For a luxurious, all-inclusive venue…
This all-inclusive event venue offers everything from full event-planning services to flexible menu options designed by internationally acclaimed chefs. Eliminate lines at the bar by indulging in The Abbey Inclusive Package. It includes a unique beverage “tree” with branches holding 88 glasses. Unsure about the choice of décor? Complimentary magical LED string lights and olive trees in rolling whiskey barrels are available for every celebration. Large open-air doors also let in plenty of light and a comfortable breeze for a semi-outdoor experience.
Capacity: 250 (seated) – 300 (standing)
The Wood Shed
For wooden accents in chic geometric designs…
This unique private events venue partners with Booze Brothers Brewing Co. to host unforgettable exclusive celebrations. A geometric wood feature wall along with custom light fixtures create a rustic, yet contemporary, ambiance. The space also boasts a chalkboard that can be used for a multitude of creative purposes, such as a photo booth backdrop or a wedding logo display. With ten taps featuring the company’s own craft beer, guests can enjoy a beverage package exclusive to The Wood Shed.
Capacity: Up to 120
For Colonial-style glamour…
Just steps away from the historic Balboa Park, Parq West spent most of its illustrious past as the San Diego Woman’s Clubhouse. While the club still holds weekly meeting there, Parq West is now a full-service event venue. The Colonial-style mansion boasts six different event spaces available for your chic private event. We especially love the Maple Ballroom which features floor-to-ceiling windows and ethereal drapes that add a touch of elegance to the all white space. French Doors lead to the Fountain Patio for perfect photo-ops and a chance to toast under the stars. Make sure to also pose for a picture at the venue’s impressive front facade like these fashionable ladies from this 50’s Style Mixer.
Maple Ballroom B Capacity: 60 (seated) – 75 (standing)
Maple Ballroom A Capacity: 300 (seated) – 400 (standing)
For urban elegance…
Moniker Warehouse, one of Moniker Events’ premier venues, is a versatile event space ideal for a variety of exclusive celebrations. Pristine white walls and floor-to-ceiling drapery complement the rustic wooden chandeliers and exposed piping for a chic, modern aesthetic. Free off-street parking and a full list of vendors upon request make party planning an easy process at this elegant raw space.
Capacity: 160 (seated) – 250 (standing)
Harbor View Loft
For stunning 360-degree views…
Located on San Diego’s Harbor Island, this exquisite venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces with breathtaking views. Inside, you’ll find panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and cascading drum chandeliers for a bright and airy atmosphere. For cocktails with a view, consider hosting a celebration on the wrap-around balcony adjacent to the picturesque marina. Ceremonies and receptions are equally impressive on the rooftop. Guests will love the scenic sunsets and twinkling San Diego skyline.
Capacity: 200 (seated) – 300 (standing)
For infinite possibilities…
Sandbox is a spacious, customizable venue focusing on “experience, design, and engagement.” The open-floor plan encourages flexibility. Event planners will love their ability to redesign the contours of the space as needed. Exposed brick and a 25’ high barrel-vaulted ceiling create a feeling of open-ended possibilility. Market lights drape exposed wooden beams for a dreamy effect. Sandbox also offers compelling amenities including an open vendor policy, no curfew and gated parking.
The Main Hall Capacity: up to 250 (seated)
For a bright space with a VIP balcony…
This bright and spacious venue makes its home in the historic 1928 Carnation Dairy Factory. Large windows and lofty arching ceilings give a palatial feel to this rustic industrial space. A mid-level balcony creates the perfect opportunity for a breakout space or art installation. We especially adore the romantic signage suspended from the balustrade at this Rustic Loft Wedding.
Capacity: 125 (seated) – 150 (standing)
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