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The Junipero Serra Museum

San Diego, CA View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
20 reviews

About

Junipero Serra Museum and San Diego History Center are historic wedding venues in San Diego, California. These two classic, vintage spaces offer beautiful views, a unique environment, and great services to provide a truly unforgettable experience for you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
The San Diego History Center, located in historic Balboa Park, has five galleries, a grand atrium, a theater and conference rooms available for use. The Junipero Serra Museum, in Presidio Park, is a mission-style building from 1929 that has gorgeous city anc ocean views. There is an outdoor terrace and intimate gallery space at this location. The maximum capacity for these spaces is 140 guests.

Services Offered
These venues offer several great services to make your wedding celebration great. They offer the option of using outside vendors, so that you can have exactly what you’d like at your event. They also can assist with event rentals, lighting and sound services, and even the cleanup of your event.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$3,200

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

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?

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Parking
Set Up

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

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
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors

What event items are available?

Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
October
November
December

20 Reviews

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Ruth Married on 04/06/2019
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    Amazing Venue

    A beautiful historic venue in San Diego. Besides it’s central location, the scenic views and beautiful architecture make for an unforgettable day. The museum events coordinator Scott Kelley was amazing to work with. He went above and beyond to ensure our every need was met. We couldn’t be happier with our choice.
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    Samantha Married on 06/16/2018
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    I recently held my wedding here and I had the best experience at the Junipero Serra Museum!! My husband and I booked the Junipero Serra almost as soon as we saw it. It's beautiful, rustic, and historic! It's appearance resembles a mission and it's on top of Presidio park so you have beautiful views from every where. So if you're looking for a very "California" wedding, this is the spot! Another thing to note is that the venue is so naturally beautiful with lush trees all around, the cost to decorate was minimal, so that was a huge money saver for us!!

    Aside from it's beauty, working with the staff at the museum was more than amazing. Joy served as out venue contact/coordinator and she made our day so easy for us! She was always responsive and more than accommodate our party before, during, and after. Joy communicated with our other vendors with us and was always there for questions and concerns.

    A few things to note about holding events here:
    1. The venue is a historic site so it's not ADA compliant and it's on a hill.
    2. The outside area holds 140 people.
    3. It is a museum! And they keep the exhibits up (that was my favorite part, being married next to exhibits).
    4. They also have visiting hours so take a look yourself!

    There were a few resounding compliments about our wedding and the beautiful location was on the top of the list!
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    Mariecel Married on 10/13/2017
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    I was feeling a little abandoned, having coordinator after coordinator leave the San Diego history center, until Joy became my final venue coordinator! And it felt like she was with us from the very beginning! She was very attentive, responsive to emails, calling to see if I needed anything else and being a recent bride herself, she knew exactly what was stressing me out and was very empathetic. She is the most kind, the sweetest and an all around good person! We loved our venue and her being our coordinator is the cherry on top!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sarah & Chris
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Deals

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Discount
The San Diego History Center & Junipero Serra Museum offers a 10% discount for active military, non-profit organizations, and museum members. Proof is required.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Both Junipero Serra and the San Diego History Center are awesome. Junipero Serra is perched on a "precarious" hillside and overlooks most of Western San Diego, from La Jolla to Downtown. It's intimate terrace is perfect for an outdoor wedding reception. San Diego History Center has a great roster of exhibitions that lend another perspective to the depth of America's finest city. Nicole George, the Events Manager, has been incredibly friendly, helpful, and a professional at what she does. Not to mention her enthusiasm for the Junipero Serra and the History Center, which shows her where her passion lies. The Junipero is one of San Diego's best kept secrets for intimate, beautiful, let-San-Diego-charm-you styled weddings, and I thoroughly endorse both venues and Nicole George!

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2727 Presidio Drive, Suite 3 San Diego, CA, 92103
619-232-6203
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