Sunset Temple is a historic wedding venue located in San Diego, California. Formerly North Park’s original department store, the building underwent renovations before being reappointed as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Sunset Temple in 1933. Today, this location hosts exciting private events where guests gather to make lifelong memories.
Facilities and Capacity
A part of the Mission Revival architectural movement, the building’s exterior features elements like red-tile roofing and mock towers. The Spanish influence is clear in its outward structural elements, while its interior seamlessly blends the old with the new. Inside, guests will find hanging chandeliers, an event stage, and hardwood flooring. The space’s neutral color scheme flawlessly complements a range of wedding themes, while its flexible floor plan allows for multiple seating arrangements. A balcony with a maximum capacity between 60 and 75 people looks out over the ground floor ballroom. This spacious main hall is capable of accommodating guest lists that range between 150 and 286 loved ones, depending on seating preferences. The ballroom opens up to an illuminated stage, the perfect place to hold ceremonies, wedding band performances, sweetheart tables, and more. Sunset Temple is fully equipped with necessary audiovisual devices, lighting, presentation equipment, and a modern sound system. It also features two bars and assorted antique-style lounge furnishings.
The Sunset Temple welcomes couples planning their forthcoming ceremony or reception, as well as any future engagement parties or wedding showers. They provide in-house support to assist with a number of event preparations. The venue’s staff sees to any setup or takedown concerns, while an on-location wedding coordinator oversees the main event’s smooth operations. Sunset Temple also offers full bar services as well as event catering menus. For guests taking advantage of the parking facilities, there are valet services available at their convenience. If couples require any rental items or decorative pieces, they can browse the venue’s offered inventory. Some of the functional and ornamental options that they can avail of include the following:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Ben Martin · Married on 06/29/2019
Amazing, Spectacular and Perfect.
Claire and everyone at the Sunset Temple were instrumental in making our wedding spectacular. First of all the venue itself is gorgeous with its stage, balcony, and vintage vibes. It is truly a hidden gem in North Park. The venue itself has so much character to start with and Claire generously added additional table decorations to make things fit together beautifully. We had the ceremony and the reception in the same space so the balcony was the perfect place for the cocktail hour. From up there the guests could mingle while Claire’s amazing staff worked to seamlessly transition the main floor and set all the tables and decorate everything. Everything was done and set up well within the hour for over 120 people. During the dancing portion of the wedding was where Claire really went way above and beyond. We had bought all the alcohol for the reception and we had run out of Southern Comfort near the beginning of the night! Claire went to the store in the middle of the party and got us two more bottles to keep the party going! No one asked her to do this she just seamlessly made our night perfect. She was always there with suggestions for how to make the party more awesome, including a late night snack of nachos. Me and my husband highly recommend the Sunset Temple and working with Claire on your special day, she and her team were so friendly, easy to work with, supportive, generous, and efficient. They obviously love the space and you can tell that it is her passion to help people create fabulous parties.Sent on 07/11/2019
Kimberly · Married on 09/23/2016
This venue is absolutely amazing and my wedding was absolutely perfect. It was beautiful, elegant, romantic, unique to us, and was exactly what I envisioned in my head. I will recommend them to everyone I can in the future. Here are more details:Sent on 09/29/2016
The space is gorgeous, unique, vintage, and loaded with character. It was a men's club in the 30's and has so many details that make the space have a great feel. We utilized the stage both for the ceremony and for our 8-piece reception band. The space was made for dancing and the sound system in the space is amazing. I received compliments all night about the venue.
I was amazed to find out that the venue rental included a day-of coordinator, and then was even more blown away by our coordinator, Eddie. Eddie made sure that everything went so beautifully and smoothly on our day, but he also was so attentive and involved from the day we met all the way up to our actual day. Todd is the space manager, and he helped create the environment in exactly the specifications I desired and then ran all the tech the evening of including putting on a light show for us to accompany our band. Claire owns the building and she is so personable and wants you to have the most amazing day of your life and does everything she can to be sure it happens.
You can't beat the price of this venue and everything it includes. The venue rental encompasses tables, chairs, lounge furniture, set up, staff, sound system, linens, china, flatware, and for extra they'll do your catering too. Claire booked our caterer and I received so many compliments on the food. Plus, any changes or adjustments you want to make they will accommodate. They have no vendor restrictions and they also know a bunch of vendors if you don't know who to hire.
I just can't speak highly enough about Sunset Temple and I can't thank them enough for making our special day truly miraculous.