Japanese Friendship Garden 2215 Pan American Road East • San Diego • CA 92101

Japanese Friendship Garden

2215 Pan American Road East
San Diego, CA 92101

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Minimonies are available Monday–Thursday for $2,000. Rentals run 1.5 hours, including setup and cleanup, and include a ceremony at the Koi Pond & Moon Viewing Deck, Ceremonial Gate, Earth Bridge, or Courtyard. Additional time is $500/hour.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,200/event and up
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Event duration
  • Upper Garden | 200 guests | $700–1,200/hour rental
    Lower Garden | 200 guests | $850–1,500/hour rental (includes dressing room and limited parking)

    There is a 6-hour minimum for all events involving a reception and/or cocktail hour.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 30 230
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 300
Reception Seated 250 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Garden
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Waterfall


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