Private Events

Take Your Private Event or Meeting on the Road at the San Diego Automotive Museum!

With an incredible collection of cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia wrapped around your special event, rest assured it will be enjoyed and long remembered. From a black-tie gala to a wedding to a backyard barbeque, the festive atmosphere of the San Diego Automotive Museum in historic Balboa Park can accommodate the occasion of your dreams. Have your next meeting or seminar at one of the most unique venues in all of San Diego!

For more information or to book an event, please fill out our online application or contact Patrick Heffernan at 619.398.0310, patrick@sdautomuseum.org.

Exhibit Floor (17,000 Square Feet)

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Enjoy cocktails and a fine meal surrounded by stunning classic cars and motorcycles, and maybe even a few newer ones, as well as our often-changing special exhibitions. Our exhibit floor can accommodate up to 250 for a buffet, cocktails, or a lovely sit-down dinner. This is our most popular choice. Events must be held after the museum closes at 5 PM. Set-up can begin as early as 3:30 PM. $1,500 to $3,500 (depending on number of attendees and amount of set-up required).

Car Park (22,680 Square Feet)

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Landscaped and tree-shaded, our Car Park is ideal for weddings, car shows, festivals, or company picnics. If your event takes place during museum hours, you may stroll in and out of the museum at your leisure, or arrange a tour. This is San Diego's best-kept secret! Our car park is a private, park-like setting that comfortably hosts up to 500 people. $1,500 to $2,000 per day (depending on number of attendees and amount of set-up required).

Hall of Fame (3,250 Square Feet)

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Overlooking the exhibit floor, the Hall of Fame is great for meetings and meals, and can also include a tour of the exhibit floor.   Ideal for lectures, meetings, business lunches, or a sit-down dinner for up to 150 people. Free Wi-Fi. $650 to $750 per day, or $150 to $200 per hour (depending on number of attendees and amount of set-up required).

Classroom (420 Square Feet) 

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Need to teach a class? We've got you covered. Lecture space for up to 50 people, desks and tables included. Free Wi-Fi. This is our most affordable option. $100-$150 per day during museum hours (10am to 5pm daily). After hours, please inquire.

Utilities, professional staffing, and standard security are included in all rentals. Any additional security would be the client’s responsibility. Dancing events require the rental of an appropriate dance floor and additional liability insurance.

All of the above pricing is for facility rentals ONLY. Catering and equipment are the clients’s responsibility.

Preferred Caterer Contact List

Brothers Signature Catering & Events  858.397.1777      www.brotherssce.com
Continental Catering                               619.698.3500      www.continentalcateringsd.com
Convivial Catering                                   760.828.8762      www.convivialcatering.com
GR Catering                                             619.808.5566      www.grcatering.com
Park Boulevard Catering                        619.458.9595      www.parkboulevardcatering.com
Savor Catering Inc.                                 619.423.3348      www.savorcater.com
San Diego Catering Company               858.715.1561      www.sdcateringcompany.com

Also Available …

20  Banquet tables (6' x 30")   $5 per table, per day

100  Black "fan-back" chairs    $1 per chair, per day

1 Presentation screen   $20 per day

 

Recommended Rental Companies:

Raphael’s 858.689.7368

Abbey Rents 888.252.1319

 

Sound Systems Rentals:  

Right Audio 760.855.2671

 

For more information or to book an event, please fill out our online application or contact Patrick Heffernan at 619.398.0310, patrick@sdautomuseum.org.

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