Prime for Meeting
When you’re in San Diego, the Navy is everywhere. One of the most celebrated ships in the retired eet is the SS Midway. The Midway served 47 years, longer than any other US Navy carrier in the 20th century. In her day she was the largest naval ship in the world and the rst of all Navy carriers built with a steel ight dec .
Today as the USS Midway Museum, she provides a spectacular option for meetings. The ship’s amazing size, its proximity to the convention center and the dramatic backdrop of sunset views are some of the reasons this venue hosts an average of 700 events annually, and why the waiting list can be three years in most cases.
San Diego local Meredith Bell, director of business development and growth at Festivities Catering and Special Events, has her own special list of spectacular San Diego venues.
With breathtaking views of downtown and the Bay, and looking over the Padres’ home turf of PETCO Park, the Ultimate SkyBox at Diamondview Tower is located on the top oor of the Diamond View Tower. The 2,500-squarefoot space can handle up to 160 guests, with ve at screen TVs, a large bar area and a 12-foot outdoor replace.
In nearby a Jolla, the EED-certi ed Robert Paine Scripps Forum at UCSD is an extraordinary ocean-front conference center. With room for up to 250 guests directly on the beach, the center is located in the heart of Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Also located here, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps offers room for up to 1,500 guests. The facility can offer guided tours of the aquarium, tide-pool talks and divers in the kelp tank.
Another EED-certi ed venue, the San Diego Natural History Museum offers intriguing space for up to 300 guests, with a rooftop deck that offers sweeping views of Balboa Park.
Also set in historic Balboa Park, the San Diego Museum of Art offers a covered courtyard and spacious sculpture garden with room for up to 400 guests. The Museum’s world-class art collection, historic architecture and location in the heart of Balboa Park provide a sparkling venue for private events.
Events at San Diego’s newest museum, The New Children’s Museum, are known to bring out the inner child in every attendee. This 50,000-squarefoot urban museum offers three oors of contemporary, interactive and creative possibilities, with exible space for groups up to 1,000.