A timeless and elegant wedding venue in San Diego, The Abbey on Fifth Avenue is a historical cathedral that boasts unique decor and romantic event spaces for your perfect day. This is a full-service venue with both ceremony and reception spaces available.
Facilities and Capacity
The impressive decoration in The Abbey’s interior will make your day unforgettable. With 50-foot cathedral ceilings, colorful stained glass windows, polished redwood molding and woodwork, and stunning fixtures suspended from the ceilings, you will be transformed into a Renaissance feel with this classic decor. For your ceremony, couples may host up to 175 guests. In the reception space, couples may host up to 300 guests.
Your ceremony will include white aisle runners, two altar candelabras, table for unity candles, one-hour rehearsal with coordinator and one-hour ceremony time. As for your reception, you will have every detail taken care of, from the flowers to photography, entertainment and more. The Abbey on Fifth Avenue is a private special event facility managed by City Experiences, two-time recipients of the finest service award. Some services and event items include:
- Bridal suite
- In-house bar
- In-house catering
The Abbey on Fifth Avenue and City Experiences created five menu package options to choose from. They are also happy to customize your wedding menu to reflect your tastes. The Grande Package is a very elegant menu, combining traditional and California cuisine. Gabriel’s Package offers a food station option, featuring three stations ranging from chicken, salmon and steak, as well as hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Option three is the Balboa Package, using local, organic and seasonal ingredients for a delicious menu. The Horton Reception Package is the next option, inclusive of tray-passed appetizers and a seated salad and entree option. The final option is the Fifth Avenue Package, a Mediterranean-style buffet with menu selections such as New York strip loin, chicken breast, penne pasta, tomato and mozzarella, grilled vegetables and much more.
The Abbey also uses their professional experts to offer additional services, if couples choose to utilize them. One option is the Classic or Elegant wedding service, which includes things like a red carpet arrival, colored napkins, regal chair covers and sash. Other services include:
- Chocolate fountain
- DJ service
- Favor ideas
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The Abbey on Fifth by City Experiences frequently asked questions
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- Clean Up
- Set Up
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At The Abbey on Fifth by City Experiences, what does the bar service starting price include?
- Champagne Toast
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Premium Liquor
What are the most important characteristics of The Abbey on Fifth by City Experiences in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Banquet Hall
- Historic Building
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What kind of wedding events does The Abbey on Fifth by City Experiences offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Abbey on Fifth by City Experiences offer for wedding events?
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Liability Insurance
- Lighting / Sound
- Set Up
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