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Price range: $5,600 - $13,100 Price range: $5,600 - $13,100
Couples usually spend $8,000 Couples usually spend $8,000
Reception
$5,600 starting price
Ceremony
$5,600 starting price
Reception
$5,600 starting price
Ceremony
$5,600 starting price

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About

On WeddingWire since 2021

San Diego Central Library is a banquet hall wedding venue situated in San Diego, CA. Located mere minutes from the historic Gaslamp Quarter, this award-winning library provides gatherings of all styles and sizes with a stunning celebration backdrop. Since opening its doors in 2013, the building has become one of the city’s most popular cultural institutions, attracting over six million visitors every year. It has been praised for its top-of-the-line facilities, comfortable surroundings, and vibrant event spaces that are filled with shimmering natural light. Versatile, inviting, and elegant, it is the perfect place to start your new chapter with your nearest and dearest.

Facilities and Capacity

San Diego Central Library offers a selection of expansive event spaces to choose from to bring your dream wedding to life. Spread out over 5,000 square feet, The Neil Morgan Auditorium is the perfect place to host every stage of your day. This state-of-the-art theater and performance space has been designed to welcome groups of up to 300 and can be customized to fit your specific vision. It features folding floor-to-ceiling glass doors that expand into an outdoor courtyard, which is ideal for cocktail-hour mingling. A LED screen is provided as well as an acoustically-balanced sound system, complete with wireless microphones for speeches. For reception gatherings of up to 216 attendees can take place in the Shiley Special Events Suite. Located on the ninth floor, this majestic room features towering windows with stunning views of San Diego Bay, East Village, and Petco Park. As well as beautiful surroundings, it also features invaluable amenities, including a catering prep space, a serving area, and more. Get-ready rooms are also provided, allowing you to prepare for your festivities in secluded peace and privacy.

Services Offered

The Special Events team at San Diego Central Library is ready to put every detail in place so that you can enjoy your wedding to the fullest. Offering a selection of services, they will assist you in crafting a planning package that fits your unique vision for your day. Their options include setup and cleanup, basic lighting and sound, and more. They also offer a full list of preferred caterers in San Diego.

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?

5,600

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

5,600

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?

5,600

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

5,600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Government Building
Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
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?

Clean Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Phi N. Sent on 09/12/2022
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Hidden Gem for Wedding and Special Events

The Shiley Special Events Suite at the San Diego Central Library is a top-notch event venue space. We used it for our wedding (160 guests), and our guests raved about the space, view, and location. We could see the Coronado bridge, fireworks from the Padres game, and overall downtown rooftops. The best part about the venue is the staff! They're extremely responsive and were more than helpful leading up to the wedding and on the day of. Funds from renting the event space go back to the library's programs, visitors, and the local community! The only difficult aspect was parking for our guests. Because our wedding day landed on a Padres game day, parking was $50/ car. We recommended that our guests use rideshares to be able to enjoy the open bar and avoid parking hassles.
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