Museum of Photographic Arts

1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Museum of Photographic Arts

Museum of Photographic Arts is a wedding venue in San Diego, California. This unique art gallery venue provides an elegant and sophisticated location for weddings, engagement parties and rehearsal dinners. The contemporary and innovative design makes a unique environment that is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
Museum of Photographic Arts has two event spaces that are available, each with their own unique style and amenities. The David C. Copley Atrium can fit 140 seated guests, and 200 guests cocktail-style. The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater has a maximum capacity of 226 guests.

Services Offered
This venue offers event planning services and event rentals in order to ensure that all of your needs are met for the best possible wedding day. The staff at the Museum of Photographic Arts can also provide setup and cleanup assistance, and there is wireless Internet available on-site.

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Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Ceremony site/cocktail hour
Ceremony site/cocktail hour
Reception venue
Reception venue
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Bride's portrait
Bride's portrait
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Wedding ceremony area
Wedding ceremony area
Table setup
Table setup
Dragon dance
Dragon dance
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Groom and his groomsmen
Groom and his groomsmen
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Museum at night
Museum at night
White design
White design
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Happy couple
Happy couple
Wedding ceremony area
Wedding ceremony area
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Guests
Guests
Wedding ceremony area
Wedding ceremony area
Table centerpiece
Table centerpiece
Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
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Carmen Lopez Photography
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Couple's portrait
Couple's portrait
Ceremony site/cocktail hour
Ceremony site/cocktail hour

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11 Reviews for Museum of Photographic Arts

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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Megan · Married on 05/19/2018

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    Wedding Reception Venue

    We had our wedding reception at the MOPA and could not have been happier with it! It's such a unique spot, with a great space and beautiful gallery, so we didn’t have to bring in a lot of extra decor (big relief!), but also had plenty of opportunity to make it our own. We had around 110 guests and thought the space was a great size, with plenty of room for tables and dancing. We had the ceremony in one of the nearby courtyards, and loved everything about the whole experience.

    Melissa is the event coordinator there and one of the main reasons that we chose the venue and had such an amazing day! She responded quickly to our (many) questions, had a wealth of information and suggestions, was very organized, and overall just made everything so much easier and stress-free. She went out of her way to help us with not only the reception venue, but also choosing and booking the ceremony space and suggesting other vendors. She also worked with our coordinator to come up with the arrangement of the space.

    On the day of the wedding, everything went so smoothly. The Museum staff also deserves a big thank you for their work, as they did a great job breaking down the museum space, cleaning everything, and getting it ready for the reception. Everything was well coordinated, the space was prepared quickly, and it was opened up for the vendors to set everything up like clockwork.

    We really can’t say enough good things about it, and would absolutely recommend it!

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    Fan · Married on 05/12/2018

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    We just had our reception at the MOPA and we could not be happier! The place is amazing and very classy! I was a "lazy" bride... I had 4 months to plan everything and the MOPA and Balboa park was love at the first sight :). We did the ceremony outdoor but the MOPA also has an indoor theatre can be used for the ceremony. But having the option to do the ceremony outdoor right there was an instant attraction for me.
    Melissa, the special event manager at the MOPA is the best! She gave me so many great ideas and helped me to get the permit for the outdoor ceremony, planned the floor and seating, very promptly answered all of my last minute questions! We had a small wedding (36 people). With very nicely positioned tables, the space was like perfectly sized for the event. The best part of the venue is that we don't need to decorate it! Because all of the exhibits were stunning decoration by themselves. With uplights brought by the DJ, the place was stunning! We and the guests had so much fun and I can't say enough of it! Thank you, MOPA!!!

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Museum of Photographic Arts 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? $ 4,150.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 4,150.00
  • 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? $ 200.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 200.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 5
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Historic Building, Museum, Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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? Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi
  • What bar services do you provide? Outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking

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  • TOAST Catering
    TOAST Catering Wedding Caterers

    The Museum of Photographic Arts is a beautiful venue! Toast Catering has been on the preferred list for 11 years. We love the staff and all of the services they provide with the venue. A great location is hold your Wedding or any Corporate Event. They recently remodeled with beautiful flooring with a very modern artistic atmosphere. Any style wedding looks fantastic in this space. The entire team at The MOPA we love!

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  • 1649 El Prado San Diego, California, 92101 See on map
    619-376-2991 (Phone number)

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