Deposit to Hold a Date
All deposits are non-refundable. A $250 deposit and a signed contract reserve an available daytime ceremony location. A $500 deposit and a signed contract reserve an available daytime ceremony and reception location combination. A $1000 deposit and a signed contract reserve an available evening ceremony and reception or reception. The deposit is applied to your total rental cost. The balance of rental cost including security deposit and insurance if applicable is due 90 days before event date or at time of contract signing if less than 90 days.
All deposits are nonrefundable, cancellations made after the balance of rental cost are paid will be refunded as follows; after removing initial deposit from rental cost any monies already paid will be refunded in full if canceled before 31 days or more prior to event; 15-30 days 50% of those funds; 1-14 days no refund.
Admission and Parking
Fees include parking and admission to the Gardens for the wedding party and guests.
A $250 refundable security deposit is required for all ceremonies. A $500 refundable security deposit is required for all receptions and all evening weddings. A $75 insurance fee is charged if there is not a proof of insurance. Payments are due 3 months prior to the wedding date.
What You Need to Know
To help ensure a pleasant event and to preserve the beauty of the Gardens please keep in mind the following:
- The garden is open to the public every day until 5 pm.
- Rice, bird seed, confetti and sparklers my not be used for any reason anywhere in the garden.
- NO BALLOONS.
- DJ volume must not exceed Noise Ordinance levels dictated by the City of Encinitas and will be regulated during event.
- Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere at San Diego Botanic Garden
SDBG offers a list of approved caterers that are familiar with the Gardens, our facilities, rules and regulations.
SDBG offers a list of approved florists that are familiar with the Gardens, our facilities, rules and regulations.