Weddings and Receptions

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Extraordinarily Elegant San Diego Waterfront Weddings and Receptions.

The lovely 1898 Berkeley ferryboat, gracing San Diego Bay with her turn-of-the-century charm and ambiance is available for weddings and receptions. She has two open-air decks, offering your choice of downtown skyline or sunset views of the harbor. Her Ladies’ deck and dance floor are also crowned with Victorian styled stained glass windows, softly backlit after dark. The ferryboat is an excellent site for both weddings and receptions, offering a full array of services from your ceremony to your bon voyage.

Our own majestic Star of India is without question the most unique wedding location in Southern California, if not the world. She is the oldest active sailing ship in the world. Built in 1863, she has circled the globe 21 times with her soaring masts and spars that support her white billowing sails. Your wedding ceremony will be celebrated in timeless elegance and unparalleled beauty.

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$500.00 Wednesday Weddings!
Special wedding ceremonies are now available every Wednesday from 12pm-6pm by appointment. With the costs of weddings soaring, The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers a non-traditional route to brides and grooms. Every Wednesday, the museum offers $500 wedding ceremonies. They include: an ideal waterfront location on any ship at the museum, a private ceremony officiated by Reverend Powers, an immediate marriage license, and photo opportunities on any boat.

Up to 10 people are welcome aboard any Wednesday of their choosing. Keep it simple by cutting costs and stress to make the big day an intimate and romantic affair. After all, a wedding should be about the two getting married. Keeping costs down on the wedding means more money to spend enjoying a honeymoon, a house, or an adventure with that special someone.

“We created Wednesday Weddings for the couple on a budget that wants something personal and private. Come on down and elope to the San Diego Bay!” said Office Manager and Event Coordinator, Warren Potts.

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You made the planning of our event not only easy but so much darn fun!!!
— Pillsbury Winthrop LLP

Thank you, everyone had such a wonderful time. The Maritime staff was nothing short of fantastic and made the event exciting and memorable.
— Oliver McMillan

I wanted to say a very big thank-you to you and your team for helping us to host a most wonderful event on the Berkeley and Californian last night. The venue looked beautiful, all of the staff was friendly and helpful, and the entertainment and catering was perfect. You've both been such a support and help to me in organizing this event, which has been challenging due to my being on the other side of the world!
I would not hesitate in recommending the San Diego Maritime Museum and will indeed do so again whenever the occasion arises. Thanks again!
— Eversheds, London LLP

I would like to say yet again how much I appreciated all your hard work and support...Everything went so well... Obviously, your venue was huge success since we generally get 50-55% participation and yours closer to 72%.
— University of Kansas

Our event went off without a hitch! The view was breathtaking, the ship was magical, and the food was delicious; leaving our guests with a night they would never forget! The Maritime Museum was a pleasure to work with before, during, and after our event. Their prompt response and willingness to help really made planning our event easy. I called and emailed many times with questions and ideas and each answer came promptly with a willingness and readiness to work together to really make the event successful. The Maritime Museum not only had many great ideas for our event, but they also were flexible in letting us incorporate some of our own ideas. All of the people we worked with were so friendly and professional; they continuously catered to our needs, but not without keeping our budget, theme, and purpose of our event in mind. I would highly recommend hosting an event with the Maritime Museum; they exceeded all of my expectations and were such an essential part of making our event a success!
— Asteres Inc.

I can honestly say that we received the best service here with the Maritime Museum over anywhere else we have gone (which was many, many, many places!) I will definitely recommend the Berkeley to everyone....
— The Wong Family

Contact our Special Events team:
Booking Inquiry Form: Click here.
Phone: 619-234-9153 x 102
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A superb venue for your absolutely perfect day.