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Your Wedding at St. Paul’s

Filled with translucent light from shimmering stained glass windows and sheltered near the palm trees of Balboa Park, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral is one of San Diego’s most precious gems. As a “Cathedral for the City,” we are a house of prayer for all people where city leaders, former governors, and even the British royal family have come together at St. Paul’s. Steeped in tradition, the Cathedral creates a memorable, sacred space to share your most solemn vows with family and friends.

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Special considerations

Before you set your heart on being married at St. Paul’s Cathedral, please consider the following restrictions:

  • At least one of the couple to be married must be a baptized Christian (of any denomination);
  • If either of the couple has been divorced at any time, a copy of the final decree must be provided before the wedding date can be confirmed;
  • A minimum of six months’ notice is normally required;
  • The wedding vows are a fixed text and may not be changed;
  • The same-sex marriage liturgy may be found here
  • The principal ordained minister in the ceremony must be an Episcopal priest
  • We have several options for receptions depending on your needs. View the options below.

Click the button below to view our guidelines and pricing:

“Thank you for all the hard work you put in to make our wedding day so special” – Ryan & Christopher  

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“Still thinking how AMAZING the ceremony was on our special day. You all are the best.” – Arika & Bruce 

“The cathedral staff made our wedding so beautiful and perfect. We are so grateful!” – Laura & Kurt

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Wedding Spaces:

Cathedral Nave

Adorned with stained glass by world famous Judson Studios of Pasadena, CA, distinctive carvings, and vaulted grandeur, the Cathedral’s nave is glorious space to host a seated dinner, receptions, weddings, lectures, concerts, etc.  There are few spaces available to rent in San Diego as grand as this. 

Dimensions: (6,305 square ft)
Capacity:  300 rounds, 600 theater  

Chapel of the Holy Family

Our small chapel inside the Nave is an intimate but elegant space for your event.  Judson Studios stained glass and handmade altar, chairs and other elements bring warmth to the grand vaulted ceilings and columns.  A special space for your intimate gathering. 

Dimensions:  approx 50’x17′ (850 square ft)
Capacity:  50 theater  

Reception Spaces:

Queen's Courtyard

The courtyard joining the Great Hall from the Nave, the Queen’s Courtyard (so named after the 1983 visit of Queen Elizabeth II to the Cathedral) is a peaceful and beautiful space for a pre or post event reception.  Available to rent on its own, or in conjunction with other spaces, the Queen’s Courtyard is lovingly landscaped and ready to host your event.

Dimensions:  approx 28’x28′ (784 square ft)
Capacity:  110 standing

Great Hall

 with kitchen 

This 1928 building was once the worship space for the congregation. Now it serves as its “parish hall”.  Its soaring ceilings, rose window, and Spanish mission style details give the Great Hall its’ unique and grand feeling.  It’s a flexible space which has hosted galas, concerts, meetings, fashion shows, and more.  Additional space in the choir loft (great for the d.j. or band) and a non-commercial adjoining kitchen make this room ideal for most rentals.

Dimensions:  approx 57’x57′ (3,249 square ft)
Capacity:  150 rounds, 200 theater  

Guild Room

with kitchenette, pre function foyer and green room

The Guild Room is a versatile and rental-able space that offers a range of features to accommodate various events and gatherings. This room is designed to provide a comfortable and functional environment for meetings, presentations, workshops, or any other event requiring a flexible and spacious area.

It is equipped with an air wall, a movable partition that can be adjusted to create smaller breakout spaces or opened up to create a larger area. Also, a state-of-the-art projectors, screens, microphones, and video capabilities

Rental includes the pre-function vestibule, access to the kitchenette, green room and three gender neutral bathrooms.

 approx 30’x27′ (807 square ft)
Capacity: 40 theater

 approx 38’x34′ (1,200 square ft)
Capacity: 40 rounds, 50 theater

 approx 61’x30′ (2,007 square ft)
Capacity: 140 standing, 80 rounds, 100 theater

Cathedral Parlor

Small intimate space for small meetings, pre-event green room. Typically, will come with Cathedral rental (included in fees).

Interested in holding your wedding at St. Paul's Cathedral?

Email or call us at (619) 298 – 7261.

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