San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado • San Diego • CA 92101


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Museum Equipment Bonus Package

Book within 30 days of inquiry and receive a complimentary equipment package including 30 tables, 15 high top tables, and 300 chairs. Valid through 2024.

Help Save The Planet When You Book with The Nat!

When you choose to celebrate your wedding day at The Nat, as a non-profit you directly support their efforts of species conservation, educational exhibitions, and regional preservation of our natural environment.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,800–32,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
    • Event duration
  • The rental fee is $1,600 per space, per hour and includes:

    • Onsite venue coordinator, event staff, and setup & teardown
    • Dressing area with private balcony
    • Unlimited site visits, customized floor plans, event guide, checklist, timeline templates, scheduled payments and personalized contracts
    • Guests can explore the exhibition floor during cocktail hour with a themed scavenger hunt
    • Childcare room for cocktail hour and reception, including a backyard exhibit for children to explore
    • In-house sound system and microphone
    • Customizable bar services
    • Pet-friendly!

    A 3-hour minimum venue rental is required to book a private event.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 180
Cocktails, etc. Standing 700 150
Reception Seated 300 100
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 1800.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list



In-house licensed bartender only.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–2am, depending on space reserved.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Park
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Penthouse / Rooftop
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Unique
  • Non-Profit
  • Art Gallery

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Mountains
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Park
  • Valley


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