Weddings

San Diego Botanic Garden

Encinitas, CA View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   39 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

San Diego Botanic Garden is San Diego County’s location of choice for our uniquely picturesque and memorable outdoor wedding & reception.

With a mild year-round climate, the Garden offers a variety of garden settings for your event, from the large Gazebo Lawn to our intimate Waterfall View Deck and secluded Walled or Lawn House Gardens.

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?

$3800.00

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

$3300.00

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?

$3800.00

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

$3300.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

39 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Rating 4.5 out of 5

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    Maggie Married on 09/10/2020
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    Picturesque venue - great experience!

    We had a great experience with the beautiful SDBG. We are from out of town and had dreamed of getting married here. It is BEAUTIFUL, and there are endless photo opportunities throughout the garden. Lita was so wonderful to work with. She was flexible and helpful knowing we were not local, worked well with my local mom and our planner, was very professional and followed local safety protocols with COVID 19. When we needed to move our location of the ceremony within the garden to accommodate our party size while maintaining social distancing, they were so understanding and helpful. Such a great value for the service and visuals. We did not realize that the garden was closing at a specific time so we were a little rushed while taking pictures but I feel like that was more because of COVID and a misunderstanding on our part, so I would just recommend you clarify when you need to be out of the garden completely, not just your rented space of the garden! This was a very small hiccup, and had an otherwise perfect day.

    San Diego Botanic Garden's reply:

    Maggie, it was a complete pleasure. The Garden is thrilled that you were still able to hold your ceremony onsite under current circumstances. Also on behalf of the Garden, I would like to extend an apology on any miscommunication. Congratulations!
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    Kelly Married on 07/05/2019
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    Beautiful venue, great experience!

    We loved having our wedding at the San Diego Botanic Gardens! It was such a beautiful venue - we hardly needed any decorations because of the beautiful greenery. We also were very impressed with Lita Dantes. She was very quick to reply to emails, always friendly, and always answered my abundant questions! She was also flexible with ideas and plans, even though there were certain rules/guidelines we had to stay within. We also appreciated that we were allowed to visit the gardens several times before the rehearsal to visualize where everything would go, meet with our photographer, and do a walk through. During the actual wedding day, the SDBG staff was excellent at setting up chairs/tables for our use. It was a huge help that we were able to use their tables & chairs!
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    Ashley Married on 11/03/2017
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    San Diego Botanic Garden is absolutely beautiful! It was the first venue I saw and I fell in love right away. It was perfect for our intimate, romantic outdoor wedding last fall. The Gazebo Lawn lit up at night looked like a dream!

Awards

  • 39

Real Weddings

  • Tim & Lindsay
    28 photos · 11/06/2016
  • John & Vanessa
    27 photos · 10/09/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

10 Endorsements
Continental Catering Continental Catering Wedding Caterers

This beautiful venue is one of a kind in San Diego and we love working here! The staff is wonderful, very courteous and easy to work with!

Aloha Catering Aloha Catering Wedding Caterers

Beautiful Garden Weddings start at the Botanical Gardens. We have enjoyed Catering to Bridal Couple for many years, and this is one of the most Lovely Site.

Designworks Florals Designworks Florals Wedding Florists

Truly a place in my heart. I am inspired to improve my growing grounds every time I see this gorgeous venue!!

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230 Quail Gardens Dr Encinitas, CA, 92024
7604363036 (205)

7 days a week from 9a-5p
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San Diego Botanic Garden frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at San Diego Botanic Garden?

San Diego Botanic Garden includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up

What are the most important characteristics of San Diego Botanic Garden in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by San Diego Botanic Garden for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at San Diego Botanic Garden for wedding events?

San Diego Botanic Garden offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does San Diego Botanic Garden offer?

San Diego Botanic Garden offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does San Diego Botanic Garden offer for wedding events?

San Diego Botanic Garden offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance

What percentage of users recommend San Diego Botanic Garden and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

San Diego Botanic Garden is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.7 in value, 4.6 in average response time and 4.5 in flexibility.

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