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Perfect Blend of Art and Romance: Weddings at The Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla


Indulge yourself in the modern and contemporary beauty of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla, where art meets luxury and romance. With its striking minimalist design, clean lines, and breathtaking ocean views, MCASD is a stunning and popular wedding destination that will leave you and your guests in awe.


Willmus Weddings Team at MCASD

Willmus Weddings Team at MCASD


Walking through the museum's galleries is an experience on its own, where you'll be surrounded by the energetic and vibrant display of contemporary art. The impressive sculptures, bold colors, and exquisite textures will inspire and uplift you, creating a sense of celebration that perfectly complements your big day. The expansive galleries offer ample space for mingling and socializing, allowing your guests to fully immerse themselves in the beauty and wonder of your celebration.


But what makes MCASD truly special is its flexibility and adaptability to your unique vision. From intimate celebrations to extravagant receptions, the museum's indoor and outdoor spaces can be transformed to fit your style and preferences. The museum's captivating ocean views serve as a natural and serene backdrop for your ceremony, while its sleek and modern design creates a unique ambiance for your reception. The possibilities are endless, and the experienced staff & catering team at MCASD will work with you to make sure your special day is nothing less than extraordinary.


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Artful Ambiance: MCASD Event Spaces for Your Occasion


The museum boasts several separate venues that can accommodate both small and large gatherings alike. From the breezy rooftop terrace with sweeping coastline views to the spacious gallery hallways and contemporary interior event spaces, there is something for everyone. So immerse yourself in the serene surroundings and let the beauty of this unique space captivate your senses...


Jacobs Hall & Adjoining Terraces


Discover the gem of MCASD's event spaces - Jacobs Hall, where the beauty of nature and the magnificence of architecture combine to create a stunning ambiance. Step inside and be greeted by the grandeur of 23-foot wooden ceilings and be awed by the floor-to-ceiling windows along the west wall that showcases the unobstructed views of the coastline.


Nestled across from the picturesque 'Wedding Bowl' in La Jolla, Jacobs Hall is the ultimate choice for creating memories that last a lifetime. Be it a wedding, anniversary dinner, lecture, corporate luncheon, or any special event, this multipurpose venue is tailored to suit your vision.


Jacobs Hall MCASD

Additionally, with two adjoining terraces, the 'Jackson Terrace' and the 'Palmer Terrace,' Jacobs Hall offers a unique indoor-outdoor experience, where the guests can savor the gentle ocean breeze. Imagine enjoying an intimate seated dinner for 150 guests on the 'Jackson Terrace' while watching the sun dip below the horizon or hosting a standing reception for up to 325 guests on the 'Palmer Terrace' overlooking the ocean's vast expanse for your wedding in La Jolla.


MCASD View La Jolla Wedding

Beautiful views of La Jolla Coast


Axline Court


Embrace the splendor of art and elegance at Axline Court, the crown jewel of MCASD's La Jolla campus. Nestled in the center of the museum, this iconic gallery has been the venue of choice for countless special events and celebrations, earning a well-deserved reputation as one of San Diego's most coveted event spaces.


Axline Court Wedding

Axline Court Ceilings


Axline Court is the perfect setting for your next special occasion, whether it's a sit-down dinner or a cocktail reception. This exquisite space offers seating for up to 250 guests, and standing room for up to 430. The breathtaking neon artwork by Robert Venturi serves as an art-rich backdrop, adding a touch of creativity and glamour to any event.


As you step into Axline Court, prepare to be swept away by the elegance and grandeur of the surroundings. With its impeccable attention to detail, spacious layout, and breathtaking architecture, Axline Court is the ultimate choice for your dream celebration. Whether you're planning a wedding, anniversary, or corporate event, the unique ambiance of this venue will leave a lasting impression on your guests.


Axline Court Wedding Reception Space

Davis Family Oceanview Terrace


Introducing La Jolla's best-kept secret - a newly added terrace that is sure to take your breath away. Positioned just outside the newly expanded galleries, this stunning terrace offers a breathtaking view that will leave you in awe. The warm earth tones of the Italian travertine create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for your special event.


Imagine saying your vows with the picturesque view of La Jolla as your backdrop or hosting a sophisticated cocktail reception that your guests will never forget. Accommodating up to 150 guests if you want a seated dinner or 250 guests for a standing reception, the terrace offers the perfect combination of intimacy and grandeur.


With its prime location and unparalleled beauty, this newly added terrace is a hidden gem that is not to be missed. The tranquility and serenity of this beautiful space are second to none, creating a truly unforgettable experience.


MCASD Wedding Museum Art La Jolla


Holly McGrath Terrace


Experience a slice of paradise at the terrace space overlooking the Sculpture Garden, where art and nature unite to create a truly enchanting atmosphere. This idyllic venue has long been a favorite of both Museum visitors and San Diego residents, known for its panoramic views and the iconic Nancy Rubins' sculpture "Pleasure Point."


This picturesque oasis is the perfect spot for a romantic sunset dinner, an intimate wedding ceremony, or a joyful celebration with friends and family. As you bask in the serene surroundings, you'll be transported to a world of pure bliss, where time seems to stand still.


With the capacity to accommodate up to 80 guests for a proper seated dinner or 130 guests for a standing reception, this terrace is the perfect balance of intimacy and grandeur. The adjacent Conrad Prebys Learning Center can be added to provide the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience, allowing you to take full advantage of the stunning surroundings.


Museum Contemporary Art Wedding La Jolla


Culinary Masterpieces: MCASD Wedding Catering and Services


The Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego offers a range of exceptional services and catering partners that will elevate your special day and make it unforgettable.


At MCASD, you'll have access to a dedicated partner who will handle the setup and cleanup of the event space, including tables, chairs, linens, and decor. Plus, they provide basic lighting and sound equipment to make sure your big day is picture-perfect.


Miho Catering provides delicious farm-to-table dishes while Toast Catering offers locally sourced and sustainable options. Every catering partner has a unique touch to make your menu special.


Feast on This is a full-service catering company that can customize menus to fit your tastes and dietary needs. Urban Kitchen Group is perfect for those seeking signature cocktails and a full bar service. With a range of options including vegetarian and gluten-free, there is something for everyone.


Kitchen MCASD La Jolla Wedding


Artful I Do's: Willmus Weddings at MCASD


As you plan your dream wedding at MCASD, imagine exchanging vows at the iconic museum while surrounded by contemporary works of art. At Willmus Weddings, we'll work together to design a wedding celebration that captures the essence of your love and reflects your unique style.


Willmus Weddings specializes in creating memorable wedding experiences, and we're passionate about making your dream wedding a reality. Let us take care of the wedding planning, design, and photography, so you can focus on enjoying your special day. So choose Willmus Weddings to begin your happily ever after in style at MCASD.




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