Rentable Spaces

Versatile Spaces

St. Paul’s Cathedral has provided the setting for hundreds of illustrious musicians, dancers, artists and lecturers and for countless programs and offerings by diverse organizations. We offer a range of affordable venues within an architectural masterpiece in one of the most dynamic and popular cities in the world. We welcome inquiries for

  • performances
  • lectures
  • meetings
  • film and photography shoots
  • and more!

Looking to book your wedding or celebration of life?  

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  

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  

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

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  

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

Conference Room 201

Located in the new 525 Olive offices, this room has the latest technology for your meeting needs and seats 16 around its large conference table.

Dimensions:  approx 27’x22′ (555 square ft)
Capacity:  16

Conference Room 202

Located in the new 525 Olive offices, this room has the latest technology for your meeting needs and seats 8 around its conference table.

Dimensions:  approx 12’x25′ (300 square ft)
Capacity:  8

Fireside Room

A homey room for your meeting or gathering, the Fireside Room is a small but flexible space to have a group meet, or hold a class or lecture.  Adorned with images of the rectors and deans of the Cathedral it makes for a warm and welcoming space for your gathering.

Dimensions:  approx 34’x21′ (731 square ft)
Capacity:  40 rounds, 64 theater  

Cathedral Parlor

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

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Email Kathleen Burgess ( or call us at (619) 298 – 7261.

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Fees & Policies

Learn about rental rates and space rental policies. Rates for film and photography shoots are set on a case-by-case basis. For inquires, complete the form below.

Please note, food and drink other than water are not permitted in the cathedral, unless it is a cathedral-organized event.

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