The 8 Best Small Wedding Venues in San Diego
If you’re looking to plan an outdoor wedding, San Diego is the place to be. Not only is the weather spectacular year-round, but there are also endless options for outdoor event spaces. To simplify your hunt for the perfect place, we did the searching for you and rounded up the 8 best small wedding venues in San Diego. Some of these are entirely outdoors, while others give you the option of accessing both indoor and outdoor spaces. Either way, they all make fantastic choices for your wedding:
This Pacific Beach-area indoor/outdoor venue landscaped with synthetic grass can fit 175 people maximum. It features string lights, photo-worthy walls, and outdoor games your wedding guests are free to play. The booking fee includes the use of the tables, chairs, speakers, and a projector. There is onsite parking, and the entire venue is wheelchair accessible.
The host offers several add-on amenities for an extra fee, including decorations, a licensed bartender, a photographer, a bounce house, a food truck, a taco stand, or pizza catering. The host also has a list of preferred caterers they can put you in touch with as well as live music or DJ referrals. There is a cleaning service so you can just relax and have fun (as you should at your wedding). You can even walk to the beach afterward or use it as part of your reception. Note: Be aware that there is a $500 fee for all wedding ceremonies held onsite at this venue.
2. This Outdoor Chula Vista Event Space
This stunning hillside estate is a quick 10-minute drive from San Diego. Perhaps the most detailed of the best small wedding venues in San Diego (in terms of landscape design), this outdoor patio features a large koi pond, waterfalls, and fireplaces. When you book the space, you are allowed the use of chairs, tables, speakers, the kitchen, restrooms, and a full bar. And, you can also hire an outside caterer for food and beverages if you’d like. The host can help you find the perfect bartender to serve your guests, as well as a DJ to liven up the party. This Peerspace bookable venue fits 45 people seated and 75 people with standing room only.
3. This Outdoor Event Space
Just outside San Diego in National City lies Dickinson Farm. The yard of this historic home is the perfect place to host a wedding with chic rustic style for up to 60 guests. The rental fee grants you use of the tables, chairs, plates, utensils, the full kitchen, and restrooms, so just bring your guests, decorations, and catering! Check out all its gorgeous picks on its Peerspace page!
This indoor/outdoor all-ages bar and the venue is the perfect mix of rustic and eclectic. Featuring a stage, speakers, microphones, and an in-house A/V technician, this place was made for hosting your wedding band. The tables and restrooms are available for you to use in this completely wheelchair-accessible venue. The combined indoor and outdoor area can fit up to 70 wedding guests. And best of all, you can book it right here on Peerspace
The Southern California area is so beautiful that we couldn’t limit our search for the best small wedding venues in San Diego just to the city itself. This versatile indoor/outdoor venue located in Lakeside (about a 30-minute drive from San Diego) actually features five separate spaces. You can accommodate up to 50 people in the villa itself. The other areas, including the pool area, the villa terrace, and pavilion may not be available, because they can be rented out separately to events that are happening simultaneously. No matter how much of the property you book, you will still have use of tables, chairs, and a kitchen, and a stunning view featuring gardens and fruit trees. Learn more about it on its Peerspace listing.
Get the best of all California’s terrain has to offer. This beach-facing two-story home in the San Diego foothills features a wrap-around deck with a cozy firepit and can accommodate up to 60 people. The booking includes the kitchen, restrooms, and even parking attendants to help your guests navigate the property when they arrive!
This Instagram-worthy mansion is the place to host an intimate, but slightly larger wedding. The private villa with loads of personality can accommodate up to 100 people when you combine the house space and the four outdoor decks. The yard features a fireplace, gazebo, pool, spa, and a five-car driveway for parking. Outside catering is allowed onsite, and you have access to the kitchen for any food prep that needs to be done. The bedrooms in the mansion are also available and are great for those “getting ready” photos every wedding photographer loves to take. We recommend starting a photo shot list when scoping out the site because this Peerspace bookable venue has photo ops everywhere!
8. This Beautiful Rustic Outdoor Venue
This spacious and naturally stunning backyard venue near downtown San Diego will make you feel right at home. When you book this space, you’ll have full use of the tables, the restroom, a kitchen, and even a dressing room. The host can provide food and beverages, but you can also work with an outside caterer if you have a special meal in mind for your reception. The beautiful patio features a pool in the center, mini gardens, a fountain, speakers, and unique furniture. With 10 spaces in the driveway and a maximum occupancy of 30 people, parking should be no trouble at all. Check it out here on Peerspace!
If you’re looking to have some fun in the sun on your wedding day, you can’t go wrong with choosing one of the best small wedding venues in San Diego. Working with Peerspace to find a wedding venue gives you more freedom than going the traditional venue-booking route. Most of our hosts have relaxed catering and decorating policies and offer unique services that most ordinary venues do not. Weddings are just better when they’re planned with Peerspace!