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Venue of the Month: Prado Balboa Park

23 May

Our first venue of the month is a San Diego classic.  Situated in the heart of Balboa Park, Prado offers a ceremony location along with three distinct ballrooms for weddings. 

THE TERRACE – The only ceremony location that is managed by Prado is the terrace.  It is beautiful, but the style of the terrace is different from the traditional walk down the aisle with two sides.  Near the alter, there is limited seating, which is generally reserved for close family.  Beyond that, the remainder of the guests sit on a second tier, a bit further away.

GRAND BALLROOM – My personal favorite reception location, the grand ballroom is dark wood with classic Spanish style.  It fits up to 400 guests and features hardwood floors, hand crafted ceilings, custom chandeliers and a full stage, which is great for your DJ or band.

LOGGIA ROOM – Perfect for smaller weddings, the Loggia Room technically fits 100 guests, but is better for a party of 80 or less.  With Spanish tile floors and blue-green painted wood beams, this second floor room is romantic and quaint. 

ALHAMBRA ROOM – The smallest of Prado’s offerings, the Alhambra Room comfortably fits 60-70 guests (the capacity is 80)  and features high ceilings.  We personally love this room for a lunchtime event.

THE FOOD – Prado is run by the Cohn Family, which run a variety of restaurants throughout San Diego.  The food is great and they offer buffet and plated options with a lot of available extras.  The only bummer here is that they do not offer menu tastings, so you will have to choose from the paper menu.  Having said that, your guests won’t be disappointed.

THE CAKE – Prado works exclusively with Flour Power, so if you get married here, the cake will be from there.  Flour Power has great cakes (and you will be able to do a tasting here).  Just make sure that you provide them with a design or some ideas.  They do great work.

LOCATIONS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY – One of the best things about getting married at Prado is you are steps away from some of the most picturesque locations in San Diego.  You will have amazing wedding pictures here, so that is a HUGE plus.

Check out www.balboaparkweddings.com for more information on weddings here or call the office and ask for Andrea, who will take great care of you. 

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