If you are looking for a unique wedding venue with views that will have your guests scrambling to post every last detail on Instagram, Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the place for you. Perched high on a bluff overlooking La Jolla — and boasting what is arguably the best sunset in Southern California — the 30,000 square-foot facility is stunning inside and out.
From an intimate ceremony in front of the Giant Kelp Forest exhibit to a boisterous fete on the outdoor Tide Pool Plaza, the aquarium can bring your dream wedding to life. During your wedding, the aquarium is exclusively yours, so your guests will be able to explore ocean habitats, get hands-on with Scripps Oceanography science, and take pictures with the one of the largest whale sculptures in the world — all while enjoying exquisite farm-to-table and locally-sourced food from one of the venue’s exclusive caterers.
Your special event directly supports Birch Aquarium’s mission. Not only will an event at Birch Aquarium create lasting memories, it will also inspire ocean conservation by supporting exhibits, animal care, and education programs. Our experienced Special Events Team can help you create memorable events for wedding receptions and ceremonies, social organizations, and family occasions as well as conventions, corporate events, professional events, and academic retreats. For more information or to request a tour, visit Birch Aquarium’s website.