Best Celebration of Life Venues in San Diego

December 1, 2023

When it comes to celebrating the life of a loved one, we understand the sensitivity of the situation. Finding a venue to host a celebration of life event can be an added stressor during an already difficult time, so we’ve rounded up event spaces in downtown San Diego and throughout the city to make your search easier. 

In this list, you’ll find memorable and intimate spaces in the San Diego area that will provide comfort and genuine hospitality for the ones you love. They are typically booked for use following a funeral.

The Thursday Club

Located in Point Loma, The Thursday Club is a beautiful event venue to honor your loved one. The venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces, with historic features inside, and picturesque gardens with unforgettable ocean views outside. The peaceful ambiance will allow your guests to reflect on the amazing life of their friend or family member. 

An outdoor venue for a celebration of life service in San Diego.


Planning a celebration of life memorial event is no simple task for a grieving friend or family member. The compassionate team at BRICK specializes in making your event as easy as possible on you. 

BRICK offers a versatile event space within Liberty Station, with both indoor and outdoor options to accommodate your celebration of life or memorial reception. Our industrial venue has a comfortable and open atmosphere, allowing friends and family to come together and commemorate their loved one. The spacious layout allows for plenty of tables and chairs, as well as lounge furniture to be brought in. Our full-service team will put you in touch with our vendor partners for catering, whether you prefer to have passed appetizers or a buffet-style setup, ensuring flexibility to meet your specific requirements. Most importantly, our dedicated team is happy to help support you and answer any questions as you honor the life of your loved one.

Japanese Friendship Garden

For a serene setting, consider a rental of the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park. This tranquil garden offers a beautiful and contemplative atmosphere, with various pathways, koi ponds, and traditional Japanese landscaping. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, contact the venue to arrange for an effortless ceremony.

An Instagram screenshot of the Japanese Friendship Garden

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Available all year-round, The Flower Fields offers a great location for an intimate event in San Diego. Follow the path of beautiful greenery and flowers to view the three venue options offered. No matter how many guests will be in attendance at the gathering, The Flower Fields has the capacity to host over 1,000 people. 

An Instagram screenshot of the flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Ultimate Skybox

If you prefer a more contemporary venue with options for outdoor spaces for your celebration of life, check out The Ultimate Skybox in downtown San Diego. Offering panoramic views of San Diego’s skyline and Petco Park, the outdoor terrace provides a refreshing contrast to the modern indoor setting.

An Instagram screenshot of The Ultimate Skybox

Celebrate The Life and Plan A Memorial Event in San Diego

Honor your loved one with a beautiful celebration of life at an extraordinary event venue. The team at BRICK is available to help make this difficult time easier on you. Contact us today for more information on hosting an event at BRICK.