Do you want to invite a hundred people to a party but still keep the atmosphere intimate? You don’t need room dividers or icebreaker games. No, the perfect party atmosphere is all about the venue.

In San Diego, we have an incredible array of halls, party rooms, and private venues to choose from. Whether you’re having an upscale casual wedding, an after-work mixer, or a shower for close friends and family only, San Diego has you covered.

We put together a list of our favorite places to eat, drink, and celebrate in the San Diego area. So if you’re looking for private party venues in San Diego, start here first.

1. Best for Overnight Occasions: Ponte Winery & Vineyard Inn, Temecula, CA

Whether you want to throw a dinner or a weekend getaway, Ponte Winery & Vineyard Inn helps you throw the upscale but relaxed event you’ve been planning so diligently.

Unlike most halls or private rooms, Ponte offers you one of several experiences including:

  • Barn/farm events
  • Estate house events
  • Winery/vineyard events
  • Bed & Breakfast/boutique hotel events

It’s the perfect place to go when your party becomes a weekend-long event. With an incredible restaurant, 90 hotel rooms, and 8,000 feet of event space, you have everything you need in one breathtaking locale.

2. Best All Around Venue: Sunset Temple

San Diego’s Sunset Temple offers everything you might need in one space. We offer plenty of room for standing or seated events, two bars, a historical proscenium stage, and a mezzanine lounge for overflow.

Visit our historic downtown building for the epic San Diego Mission revival feel and all the amenities you could need.

3. Best Rustic Space: The Wood Shed by Booze Brothers

The Wood Shed down in Vista, California is an event space attached to the Booze Brothers microbrewery. It’s a small space that fits 130 people seated or 200 standing and has a rustic vibe that suits both rustic, vintage, and bohemian themed events.

The wood walls, greenery, and magic light fixtures add an atmosphere that encourages a hands-off touch that’s perfect for those who aren’t interested in spending too much time sprucing up their party space.

The drinks are sure to be on-point as well with the Booze Brothers Brewery attached and wine brought in from a local vineyard. Of course, you can bring your own alcohol as well for a fee

4. Best Ocean Front Venue: Brockton Villa

Brockton Villa offers an atmosphere all its own and is a quintessential San Diego party venue.

With 25 years of serving up some of the best food on the coast, this La Jolla beach cottage is the best place to show off Cali’s coast to those out of town visitors.

Brockton is one of the most intimate party spaces in part because of its size. It retains the layout of a house, so it’s best for parties with a cocktail reception on the veranda followed by a sit-down dinner.

Venues in San Diego: Make Memories that Last a Lifetime

Whether you’re booking a celebration or a corporate event, you have hundreds of venues in San Diego to choose from. Each space offers a unique atmosphere and caters to a different crowd.

At Sunset Temple, we offer a versatile, chic space that’s perfect for large and small parties. Click here to learn more about our space and check availability.