The New Children's Museum

200 w. island ave, San Diego, CA 92101 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The New Children's Museum

The New Children’s Museum is a modern wedding venue in San Diego, California. This smart and sophisticated space offers three floors of interactive contemporary culture for you and your guests to enjoy. WIth flexible event spaces and an amazing, modern and unique feel, this venue is a great choice for your San Diego wedding.

Facilities and Capacity
The New Children’s Museum is a 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art museum that is perfect for events. You have the option of renting out the entire museum, which can hold up to 1,000 people, and gives you access to all three floors. You can also rent out single levels of the museum, whether it is the main level, upper, or lower, depending on the backdrop, view, and amount of space you are looking for.

Services Offered
This venue allows outside vendors for events, but they do have a list of excellent preferred vendors that you will be able to choose from. There are also event planning services offered at The New Children’s Museum, to ensure that all your wedding needs are met and your event is fun, relaxing and enjoyable. The other services at this venue are:

  • Event rentals
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless Internet
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Long table rows, reception
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Dainty chill area
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Bride and bridesmaids
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Cozy dining setup
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Little lights setup
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Long white table setup
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Holding hands
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Table setup with white roses
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Upper Level couple portrait
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Main Level, Reception Rounds
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Long table rows, reception
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Bride and groom, ceremony

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11 Reviews for The New Children's Museum

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Michael · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A little imagination goes a long way!

    Besides stating the obvious, the NCM provides a backdrop to the best wedding venue ever- you just have to use a little imagination! It's like a blank canvas giving couples a chance to showcase what they can create and brainstorm together! We started out not knowing what we wanted; however, once we stepped into the museum, we just knew this was it! To tell you the truth, out of all the venue inquiries that were sent out, the NCM was the one and only site that we visited!

    Minus all the running kids and the artistic platforms, you have free reign as to what that should look like. You can even keep any of the installations in the main room out, but if it's not your cup of tea- they can easily be rolled and stored away. Also note that this is a museum- installations and art will change throughout the year! We booked and singed our contract a little over a year from our wedding date. From the time of signature, two rooms changed on the main floor but this did not affect the look of our wedding.

    Laura assisted us in our wedding planning as the on-site coordinator for the NCM, but you will definitely need a wedding coordinator for all your hired vendors and any other facilitation. There is a preferred vendor list for rentals, beverage, and catering- but everything else can be selected yourself. We were able to use a couple vendors outside the list as some did not have things available or weren’t specified- floral, chalk artist, dj, photo+video, lounge, photobooth, games, and desserts+cake. Keep in mind that you need to be transparent with what you want so there is no hidden surprises- read contracts, ask questions, get proposals. We were able to get things that we wanted, but we all know there’s a price tag for everything!

    We pretty much utilized a majority of the space, as well as some areas that most don’t think about. We had some DIY, such as marquee lighting, name cards, escort card wall, and all the signage! Our coordinator probably had about 10 containers full of decor.

    We had about 130 guests in attendance and used the half main as out space. You can select other options such as the full main and/or include the second floor or bottom level for an additional cost. It is a little costly but just know that the money you paid will help promote the arts for young children! If you pay in full, there is a discounted rate too! Looking into other venues, the cost was as expected- even less than other venues we had in mind. The museum itself housed our cocktail hour and reception, and the covered park across the way held our ceremony (which needs a permit from the city).

    With everything said and done, we were more than happy with The New Children's Museum!

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    The New Children's Museum's reply:

    Thanks so much, Michael! It was so fun working with you and seeing your incredible vision come to life for your beautiful wedding day!
  • Joy

    Joy · Married on 11/08/2014

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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    The minute we visited the New Children’s Museum, we knew we had to get married there. We worked with Liz, and she was so nice and helpful. I probably emailed her a million times and she was quick to respond each and every time, and let us visit so that I could work out my “vision”. The Museum is extremely accommodating to your needs. We were able to do a sparkler exit and bring in a hot dog cart as an late night snack. Also my sorority sister is an artist, and they let her do a mural of our relationship on the large chalk board. All of my guests were wowed by the museum, and many said they had never been to a wedding like it. Absolutely book your wedding here, it will be unforgettable and you will truly have a magical day thanks to Liz and her staff. Also you’ll have some stunning photos from your day as well!

    Sent on 01/16/2015

    The New Children's Museum's reply:

    Thank you so much, Joy! You were an absolute pleasure to work with! We wish you and Craig all the happiness and look forward to seeing you again soon. :-)

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The New Children's Museum Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$3,810 - $5,267
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

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The New Children's Museum 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? $ 3,500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Art Gallery, Museum, Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
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    2019 Wedding Special!

    Book your 2019 wedding with The New Children's Museum! We are offering a special discount of 20% off the Facility Rental Fee for all 2019 weddings booked by August 1, 2019. Message us for a site tour today!

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Bliss Events
    Bliss Events Wedding Planners

    We love the New Children's Museum! Their space is one-of-a-kind... totally unique, modern, and fun. Their staff is extremely accommodating, easy to work with, and professional. They are the perfect venue for a memorable and cool event. We highly recommend them!

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  • 200 w. island ave San Diego, CA, 92101 See on map
    619-648-4197 (Phone number)

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