Waterfront Corporate Event Venues for Rent Downtown San Diego

Corporate Event
Corporate Event

 

Our Corporate Event Venues Produce Positive Results and an Incredible Experience!

San Diego’s best location for off site corporate mixers, meetings and private events. The Maritime Museum offers four incredible ships, each with their own unique personality.

The National Historic Landmark, 1898 Berkeley ferryboat, located near the convention center on San Diego Bay, is available for corporate and private events, meetings, special events, and social gatherings. The Berkeley event space is not only unique with her gorgeous Victorian period appointments, but the space also has two large open-air decks that offer incredible views of both the downtown city skyline as well as breathtaking sunset views of the harbor. The event space boasts a large dance floor, beautiful hand carved wood seating, and Victorian (opalescent) stained glass windows that are back-lit at night and crown the venue with grace and elegance.

The historic tall ship Star of India is arguably, the most unique icon of San Diego, if not all of southern California. Built in 1863, she has circled the globe 21 times and has been designated with National and State Historic Landmark status.

The Star of India or any of the ships can be transformed, from an elegant cocktail reception to an exhilarating Pirate party. With its magnificent top decks, the Star of India is surrounded by a 360 degree breath-taking view of the San Diego skyline and harbor.

HMS Surprise, from the 20th Century fox Studios movie hit, Master & Commander, is available for corporate events and private events or gatherings. Host your unique corporate event, cocktail reception, a pre-dinner gathering, or dance on her decks into the night. She has a treasure of opportunities.

The HMS Surprise is fantastic for themed events as guests never forget the experiences aboard this majestic venue.

California’s State tall ship, Californian, has the dexterity to sail or stay dockside for intimate events and charters. She is instrumental in serving the community with our results oriented corporate team-building and sailing programs.

To learn more about our ships, Click here.

http://sdmaritime.org/event-venues-san-diego/corporate-events/

Event Review by Susan Hayes

Susan Hayesposted to Event Venues San Diego
  • Love having our event on the Berkeley, such a pretty venue and the staff are just wonderful to work with. The set up for a silent auction is so well figured out, and Jim Davis is really knowledgeable about how to arrange things. The catering staff are really professional, and we got great value for our money with the food. Everyone is really dedicated to making the event a success.
    Thank you Susan!
    Fair winds,
    Erica Geary

San Diego Wedding Venues

The Star of India is a San Diego icon–everyone recognizes it.  A lot of us spent the night aboard it as kids during an educational overnight program, or attended a friend’s birthday party or a corporate event.

Star of India Event Venues

The Star of India is an exciting and unique event venue.  Walking along the Embarcadero, you’ve seen her sails and you’ve heard our pirates running about but you may not know how beautiful she can be for weddings!

We do specialty weddings and receptions ranging from nautical, tropical, island beach, and romantic, to anything else you can think of!  Want more details?  Call us at 619-234-9153 ext 102.

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Plan Your 2013 Party in Advance

Hello San Diego!

Happy 2013!  As the New Year begins, so does the planning for all of the upcoming parties, weddings, meetings, and receptions.  We know it takes a lot of time and effort to select the perfect venue, caterer, DJ, florist, etc.  That’s why we wanted to make sure you know that the Maritime Museum is one of the MOST flexible venues in San Diego.

We offer multiple event packages ranging from just the venue (one of our unique ships) or everything you need to throw an outrageous party (venue, caterer, DJ, florist, photographer, photo booth, and live entertainment).  The most important person in the event planning process is YOU!  If you can dream it–we can make it a reality.

Star of India

Want to bring your own caterer–great!  Want us to plan out an elegant meal for you–no problem!  Not only do we offer it all in terms of event services, we also provide you with an event coordinator to ease you through the planning process.

Still not convinced?  Come see our ships for yourself–we promise it’s an experience you’ll never forget!

Or you can call 619-234-9153 ext. 102 to set up a meeting with one of our event coordinators!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

Meet Our Team: Jon Hall

This kicks off our new series of posts to help you get to know our Event Venues team here at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Events Group

First up is Jon Hall (center of photo)!  Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Jon has been a San Diegan since 1950!  This year he and his wife, Lucy, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Jon has been at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for seven years now and runs the Beverage Department in addition to assisting in the Event Venues Department.

When asked about one of his favorite memories here at the Museum Jon said, “My favorite was catering on the Star of India when it sailed.  It’s a 150 year old ship that sails with no motor and has sailed around the world 21 times.”  Now that is impressive!

Jon has also been the Assistant Food and Beverage Director at Town & Country, Vacation Village, Hacienda Hotel, and Holiday Inn Las Vegas.  He enjoys hanging out with his grandchildren and has a collection of 10,000 football programs and magazines.

We are so happy to have Jon as a part of our team.  If you host an event with us, you’ll probably see his smiling face behind the bar.  Make sure to say hello!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary

$300 Discount

With the holidays right around the corner–we wanted to offer you a special treat–$300 off a weekend rental for a party on one of our ships!

Book now; whether it be a future Wedding & Reception, Corporate Event, or any other celebration, and receive $300.00 off the ship rental fee, plus receive an automatic upgrade on your hosted bar package!

Holiday parties

Please print this coupon and present for applicability.

Star holiday parties

Applicable for new bookings only some restrictions apply. Valid for weekend site rentals only. See event coordinator for details. Coupon Code October2012 – Coupon expires October 31, 2012

Hope this helps!

Fair winds,

Erica Geary