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October 1, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: The Prado at Balboa Park

By sdwedding

Photo Credit: Cole Joseph Photography
Venue: The Prado at Balboa Park

Location: Balboa Park

Person to Contact: Marcy Melley

Phone: 619-557-9441
ext. 501


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Venue Background/Summary:

The Prado is located in the historic House of Hospitality in
San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park and is locally owned and operated by the
award winning Cohn Restaurant Group.

The House of Hospitality, a historic landmark, was
originally built in 1915 and recently reopened after undergoing complete
reconstruction and modernization.  The unique architecture, artwork,
sculpture, alcoves, gardens and fountains were preserved, returning the
building to its original Spanish Colonial charm. Over two dozen original,
hand-painted wooden stencil designs adorn the doors, ceilings, and beams of
this world renowned National Historic Landmark.   The House of
Hospitality has been a favorite wedding ceremony location for generation of San
Diegans since 1935. 

How would you describe the atmosphere
of The Prado at Balboa Park in three words?

Timeless, Unique, Breathtaking

What makes The Prado at Balboa Park stand out as a
wedding venue?

Located in the Beautiful Historic
Balboa Park

What spaces are available for
ceremonies/ receptions? How many people can you accommodate?

Fountain Courtyard & Grand Ballroom
– 320pl with dance floor

Loggia -80pl with dance floor

Alhambra – 60pl with
dance floor

Garden Terrace – 320 people

Is there in-house catering?


Is there a day-of coordinator?

No, recommendations available upon

How would you describe the The Prado at Balboa Park experience?

Perfection, Award winning cuisine,
timeless and romantic setting of Balboa Park

What is one important piece of advice
you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?

Make sure your vision is attainable, be
honest with the venue and ask questions.
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