Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego

2215 Pan American Road East, San Diego, CA 92101 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego

Japanese Friendship Garden is a unique wedding venue in San Diego, California. This historic, private garden venue incorporates a zen philosophy and style, great for large or small events. Located on seven and a half acres of beautiful land, this venue offers gorgeous gardens, lanterns, waterfalls, and even a Koi Pond. Japanese Friendship Garden is sure to make your wedding memorable, unique, and of course, enjoyable.

Facilities and Capacity
There are two on-site venues to the Japanese Friendship Garden. The upper level garden has a koi pond, moon-viewing deck, the Charles C. Dail Memorial Gate, and an open-air reception plaza. The Lower garden is an elegant yet modern space, including the Inamori Pavilion, an indoor space with an outdoor feel. The maximum capacity for these spaces is 250 people.

Services Offered
Japanese Friendship Garden’s professional staff can provide excellent event services for you and your guests, to ensure a fantastic experience. They offer a bridal suite, event rentals, wireless Internet, and lighting/sound services.

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Sweetheart's table
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18 Reviews for Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego

Recommended by 90% of couples


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  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.4

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  • User6897271 · 2+ years ago

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    Book it! This is an unbelievable place to get married, filled with natural beauty and serenity. Perfect for outdoor events! We just had our 5 year anniversary dinner there, and working with Christine reminded me how easy they are and helpful. I highly recommend it for any outdoor event you are planning, it is a beautiful place.

    Sent on 06/28/2016

    Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego's reply:

    Seeing that you and your wife are so happy just made my day! I'm really glad we were able to pull this all together in time and surprise her! We wish you many more years of happy marriage!
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    Laura · Married on 10/25/2014

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    The ceremony and reception were at the koi pond in Balboa park and it was beautiful. I couldn't have asked for anything better.

    Sent on 11/03/2015

    Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego's reply:

    Thank you Laura! The Koi Pond is deffinetly a beautiful spot!

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Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 2,700.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,700.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Museum
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Continental Catering
    Continental Catering Wedding Caterers

    Absolutely gorgeous venue with elegance and natural beauty. The staff is very helpful and friendly, great venue!

  • Dancing DJ Productions
    Dancing DJ Productions Wedding DJs

    I just DJ'd a wedding at the Japanese Friendship Garden, and it was a great experience! It really is a beautiful setting and I recommend it to all couples looking for a pretty outdoor venue.

  • Indulge Contemporary Catering
    Indulge Contemporary Catering Wedding Caterers

    Without question, Balboa Park's Japanese Friendship Garden is the most exquisite, romantic venue in Southern California. We are truly blessed to provide our catering services to the majority of weddings held in such a breathtakingly beautiful natural setting. Year after year we meet numerous couples who book this "destination" wedding venue and make us part of their life changing momentous event. If you desire a unique outdoor setting that will create lasting memories, you should inquire with this spectacular venue.

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  • 2215 Pan American Road East San Diego, California, 92101 See on map
    619-432-6543 (Phone number)

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