The Prado, located in the House of Hospitality has been a favorite romantic wedding location for generations of San Diegans since 1935. Centrally located near Downtown San Diego, we feature our Fountain courtyard, elegant banquet rooms, enchanting terraces and beautiful views of Balboa Park.
While your guests visit The Prado, they can enjoy the beautiful architecture that surrounds us as they stroll by the Botanical Gardens and reflection ponds. On your wedding day, you and your Wedding Party will have many surrounding locations to choose from. Our location is a photographers dreams come true. These will be the moments that you will forever cherish.
We offer more than just a venue for your event. Our clients enjoy the Museums, Gardens, and the rich history of San Diego all of which make The Prado what it is today. We hope that you expose your guests to more than just our location while they visit. The Prado at Balboa Park offers everything you would like to make it a perfect setting for your wedding day and Reception
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Yasmin · Married on 06/16/2018
Best Day Ever!
Our wedding was like own fairy tale come to life! The venues we choose was the loggia room small yet just right for our wedding list. The wedding was beyond prefect and the staff were just amazing! Rachel (Catering sales Manager ) in particular had all the answers to any questions or concerns we had and would make sure we were not stressing over our special day. I would highly recommend the prado and their many venues!
Stephanie · Married on 11/18/2017
We had a lovely little ceremony by the wishing well followed by a reception in the Alhambra Room. The wishing well area was absolutely gorgeous. Even though there was a mariachi band playing in the courtyard, the sound didn't carry through to our reception which was quiet and beautiful. The park was very busy on a Saturday, but during our ceremony we could still hear the trees rustling and the calls of gulls circling overhead. The event still felt private. The Alhambra Room was perfect for our small group of 50 people, and the view from the terrace was stunning at sunset. Rachael was very helpful throughout the planning process and quickly answered any questions I had. The food was excellent, and the the Prado's wedding package made planning easy. I have no regrets and highly recommend the Prado for a beautiful and romantic wedding and reception.
Kristinne · Married on 09/30/2017
Marcy Malley at the Prado went above and beyond in helping us secure the Prado for our dream wedding! We had our ceremony at the Casa Del Rey Moro garden and reception in the grand ballroom - everything was superb and beyond our expectation! We had toured other venues at similar (if not, more expensive) price ranges, and we chose the Prado for its amazing service and staff (and food DUH! But more on that later). During our visit with the Prado, we saw the staff in action preparing for a wedding later that day. Boy did they impress us! Everything they did was so professional, personable, calm, and beautifully well done – especially behind the scenes! The Prado knows how to do weddings and boy do they do it right! Marcy was so accommodating with us – we wanted to serve champagne before the ceremony and it was such a big hit! And the FOOD! THE FOOD IS SOO GOOD! It was all so delicious! From drinks to cocktail hour appetizers to dinner entrées – everything they offer is amazing. The bartenders and service staff treated us and our guests so well – everyone had such a great time. Also, the synchronized service at dinner was so beautifully done. We highly recommend the Prado for weddings and the beef short ribs too! =)
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The Prado is an absolute Gem in the middle of one of my favorite parts of San Diego, Balboa Park. If you want Old School charm, an historic venue with soul, an awesome stage, excellent staff and great catering, this is the place for you! We've played The Prado on too many occasions to count and the result is always perfection. I highly recommend the Prado to anyone looking for a timeless event space!
Balboa Park is a beautiful place to celebrate any occasion so we decided to have my son'd rehearsal dinner at The Prado. Food delicious and a great venue, everyone had a great time, very special.
I really like photographing here and have shot a couple of events at this lovely property a few times. I've noticed that the staff are very wonderful and attentive to their clients whom I've photographed, and the staff have also been really accommodating at helping me get great shots for my clients, too. Thank you. Andrew Abouna Photography, San Diego, CA.