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Unique Event Venues

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The Children's Museum:

The New Children's Museum offers unlimited possibilities for your next corporate event, company meeting, holiday party, wedding, or special occasion. Featuring three floors of contemporary culture, the venue offers a smart and sophisticated atmosphere with flexible space options for groups up to 1,000. In the heart of downtown San Diego, this 50,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, urban venue is the ideal location for your next event. Mention Velocity and receive a 15% discount off the facility rental fee.

When you book at NCM, your support helps us continue to offer innovative art exhibitions and creative programming to all San Diego children and their families.


The Prado:

Uniquely San Diego
The Prado is located in the House of Hospitality, in the heart of San Diego's world famous Balboa Park. A National Historic Landmark which was originally built for the 1914-16 Panama-California Exposition. This recently restored San Diego treasure features original Spanish, Moorish and Mexican architecture, spectacular gardens and a wonderful courtyard with the magnificent Donal Hord sculpture, "Women of Tehuantepec" a world renowned piece of art.
For the planner looking for a special venue for an off-property evening, The Prado offers more than 22,000 sq. feet of indoor and outdoor banquet space. The elegant Grand Ballroom features beautiful hardwood floors, a 27 foot high hand stenciled ceiling, lacy chandeliers, skylights and a fully equipped theatrical stage. It can accommodate 320 people for a sit down dinner.
The Prado at Balboa Park is locally owned and operated by the Cohn Restaurant Group.
1549 El Prado San Diego, CA
United States

Contact Info
Marcy Melley
(619) 557-9441 x206

From a small business meeting to a large event of 1,500, The Prado at Balboa Park provides the perfect setting embodying Spanish-Colonial charm and unique architecture. Stunning vaulted ceilings with colorful stenciled beams and Spanish tile floor accentuate the authenticity of the Prado's intriguing history. Whether your event is a causal luncheon or a lavish 6-course dinner, The Prado at Balboa Park provides infinite possibilities.
Our Catering Professionals will be happy to assist you with any additional questions. Please call us today for a tour of our unique venue.

- Allow our award Winning Executive Chef Jonathan Hale to create a unique Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner menu for your next event or occasion.
- Professional Staff-Synchronized Service
- Full Length Table Linens, Gold Chiavari Chairs and Porcelain China

Reuben H. Fleet:

The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (the Fleet) offers an ideal atmosphere for your next meeting or special event. Featuring seven unique hands-on galleries, the Fleet has more than 100 science exhibits and four spacious meeting rooms (for lectures, board meetings, presentations or luncheons) as well as the 314-seat Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff IMAX Dome Theater. Our new digital dome projection system will take your event to the next level.

With a variety of ways to customize your event at our multilevel facility, our galleries provide the perfect ambiance for an elaborate sit-down dinner, cocktail reception, corporate event, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, awards gala, birthday celebration, prom, or school function. Located in San Diego's historic Balboa Park (close to downtown and the San Diego Convention Center), The Fleet has a spectacular view of the park's iconic Bea Evenson Fountain, which serves as the perfect backdrop for your special event.

By booking your next event at the Fleet, your support helps us continue to develop and implement a wide array of educational programs and exhibits to promote lifelong learning and a deep appreciation of science and technology for the entire community.

The Fleet is ready to work with you to create a unique and dynamic event. We offer a preferred catering list of San Diego's premier event professionals and exclusive beverage catering (see pages 20-22 for more information). Our talented team in the Special Events Department will assist you in the planning process to help make your event unforgettable. For more information, please call (619) 685-5761 or send an email to specialevents@rhfleet.org and let the planning begin!


San Diego Zoo/ Safari Park:

Events are a Roaring Success at the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Planning an event? Think outside of the box and go a little wild! The many venues at the world-famous San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park can help set your event apart from the rest with beautiful settings and exotic wildlife. Whether your "herd" is gathering for a meeting or social event, the decidedly unique environment at the Zoo or the Park will have your participants trumpeting about the experience!


Velocity Audio Visual is the Preferred AV Provider for these fine event venues. Call to make Velocity your preferred provider and be listed as one of our preferred venues!