• Weddings in the Garden

Weddings in the Garden
Pricing

 

San Diego Botanic Garden’s is a unique and versatile property for wedding ceremonies and receptions of all sizes. With over 220 beautiful days a year our garden setting is the perfect botanical backdrop for your special day.


Daytime Ceremony

2 Hour Rental; Chairs Included **PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Lawn House Garden 
Walled Garden 
Gazebo Lawn
Waterfall Deck**
       
$1500
$1500
$2500
$650

Ceremony times are limited: Lawn House Garden and
Walled Garden 10:00 am -12:00 pm, 1:00-3:00 pm;
Victorian Gazebo Lawn 11:00 am-1:00 pm 

**The Waterfall Deck can accommodate up to 30 guests seated on white folding wedding chairs. 

 

Daytime Ceremony with Reception

4 Hour Rental of the Walled Garden & Lawn House Garden;
Table & Chairs included **PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

March - October
November- February
   
$3,000 
$2,500



Evening Wedding Pricing  

Exclusive Rental of the Walled Garden, Herb Garden, and Gazebo Lawn Chairs Included for Ceremony Only **PRICING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Season
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
       
Mar-Oct
$4,500
$5,000
$4,500
       
Nov-Feb
$4,000
$4,500
$4,000


*$400 Additional Fee for use of Lawn House Garden for Cocktail hour
*$400 Additional Fee for early Event time (4 pm) Friday & Saturday only

Friday & Saturday

  • Set up Begins 1:00 pm
  • Event Time 5:00-10:00 pm
  • Clean up Ends 11:30 pm

Sunday - Thursday

  • Set up Begins 12:00 pm
  • Event Time 4:00-9:00 pm
  • Clean up Ends 10:30 pm


Deposit to Hold a Date

All deposits are non-refundable. A $250 deposit and a signed contract reserve an available daytime ceremony location. A $500 deposit and a signed contract reserve an available daytime ceremony and reception location combination. A $1000 deposit and a signed contract reserve an available evening ceremony and reception or reception. The deposit is applied to your total rental cost. The balance of rental cost including security deposit and insurance if applicable is due 90 days before event date or at time of contract signing if less than 90 days.


Cancellations

All deposits are nonrefundable, cancelations made after the balance of rental cost are paid will be refunded as follows; after removing initial deposit from rental cost any monies already paid will be refunded in full if canceled before 31 days or more prior to event; 15-30 days 50% of those funds; 1-14 days no refund.


Admission and Parking

Fees include parking and admission to the Gardens for the wedding party and guests.


Security/Insurance
A $250 refundable security deposit is required for all ceremonies. A $500 refundable security deposit is required for all receptions and all evening weddings. A $75 insurance fee is charged if there is not a proof of insurance. Payments are due 3 months prior to the wedding date.

What You Need to Know
To help ensure a pleasant event and to preserve the beauty of the Gardens please keep in mind the following:

  • The garden is open to the public every day until 5 pm.
  • Rice, bird seed, confetti and sparklers my not be used for any reason anywhere in the garden.
  • NO BALLOONS.
  • DJ, Band or recorded music volume must not exceed Noise Ordinance levels dictated by the City of Encinitas and will be regulated during event.
  • Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere at San Diego Botanic Garden

Caterers
SDBG offers a list of approved caterers that are familiar with the Gardens, our facilities, rules and regulations.

Florist
SDBG offers a list of approved Florist that are familiar with the Gardens, our facilities, rules and regulations.


Before requesting a guided tour we suggest a visit to the Gardens on your own to see firsthand the areas discussed and determine if one these natural backdrops suits your wedding day vision.

To check availability please complete this form (RENTAL INTEREST FORM) and submit to ldantes@sdbgarden.org as instructed.

To book a guided tour please call or email Lita Dantes our Wedding Site Manager for availability and details; ldantes@sdbgarden.org or 760/ 436-3036 x205

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