Venues: Descriptions and Capacities

San Diego Botanic Garden is a unique and versatile property for wedding ceremonies and receptions of all sizes. With over 220 beautiful days a year, our garden setting is the perfect botanical backdrop for your special day.

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The Victorian Gazebo Lawn

Located in the center of the Garden a beautiful large lawn framed by natural borders of flowing plants and mature trees featuring the Victorian Gazebo it is the perfect backdrop allowing you to fulfill your personal desires of your special celebration. The Victorian Gazebo Lawn is available for daytime ceremonies and evening receptions.

Ceremony: 300 Seated
Reception: 200 Seated at Tables


The Walled Garden

An intimate location enclosed within a lovely original adobe and tile wall and surrounded by lush ferns and trees. The ambiance is enhanced by the inclusion of the historic Larabee House which opens onto the Walled Garden; available for daytime wedding ceremonies, parties, showers, anniversary celebrations, memorials, evening wedding ceremonies and evening cocktail receptions.

Ceremony: 180 Seated
Reception: 72 Seated at Tables

The Lawn House Garden

A multi-level private gated location adjacent to the Palm Canyon Rainforest. The tropical backdrop and soothing waterfall sounds create a unique setting for daytime ceremonies, daytime wedding receptions (lunch or brunch), parties, showers, anniversary celebrations, memorials as well as evening receptions.

Ceremony: 60 Seated
Reception: 60 Seated at Tables
Cocktail Reception: 150

The Waterfall View Deck

Located in a somewhat secluded area of the Garden the deck overlooks a three story waterfall and is surrounded by palm trees and exotic tropical foliage a unique site for small daytime wedding ceremonies.

Ceremony: 30 Seated

The Dickinson Family Education Conservatory

The Dickinson Family Education Conservatory is a magnificent, glass-enclosed facility with over 8,000 sq. feet of multi-use space and an adjacent 3,512 sq. ft. outdoor amphitheater. The conservatory includes a multi-purpose main hall, a full demonstration and catering kitchen, and a classroom. It is a perfect place to hold your next private or corporate event!

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We recommend visiting the Garden first on your own to see the areas described and determine if one of these natural backdrops suits your vision. For more information or to schedule a guided tour, please contact our Weddings & Private Events team.

Rental Locations: Pricing

Daytime Ceremony

2 Hour Rental; Chairs Included

  • Lawn House Garden: $3,000
  • Walled Garden: $3,500
  • Gazebo Lawn: $4,000
  • Waterfall Deck**: $1,800

Ceremony times are limited: Lawn House Garden and Walled Garden 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.; Victorian Gazebo Lawn 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

**The Waterfall Deck can accommodate up to 30 guests seated on white folding wedding chairs.

Daytime Ceremony & Reception

4 Hour Rental of the Walled Garden & Lawn House Garden; Including Ceremony Space, Table & Chairs.

  • March-October: $5,000
  • November-February: $4,500

Evening Pricing

Exclusive Rental of the Walled Garden (ceremony), Herb Garden (cocktail hour), & Gazebo Lawn (reception).

Chairs Included for Ceremony & Belly Bar Tables for Cocktail Hour Only



*$400 Additional Fee for use of Lawn House Garden for Cocktail hour

*$600 Additional Fee for early Event time (4 p.m.) Friday & Saturday only

Friday & Saturday
Set up Begins 1:00 p.m.
Event Time 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Clean up Ends 11:30 p.m.

Set up Begins 12:00 p.m.
Event Time 4:00-9:00 p.m.
Clean up Ends 10:30 p.m.