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Iconic Venues for History-Making Moments

Our event and meeting spaces honor this building’s architectural gems. Whether it’s the iconic character of the Grace Ballroom, the elegance of the Society Ballroom, or our garden’s urban oasis, your ideal venue awaits.

  • 7

    Event Rooms

  • 1,991 sq m

    Total Event Space

  • 466

    Capacity Largest Space

Grace Ballroom - Reception

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Grace Ballroom

About This Venue

  • Our new downtown meeting venues boast exposed brick and dramatic high ceilings for a historic touch

  • Inspire innovative ideas in our Grace Ballroom, formerly a YMCA basketball court from the 1920s

  • Easily maintain communication with co-workers outside of San Diego with our high-speed Wi-Fi

  • Showcase a corporate slideshow and professional presentation using our high-performance AV equipment

  • To receive an exclusive rate on your downtown retreat, reserve a block of 10 or more accommodations

Plan an Inspired Event

Attendee Booking Tools

We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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Manage Your Event with Ease

Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and Services

Meeting Equipment

AV equipment

Film projector

LCD projector


PA system portable

Polling devices

Rear screen projection

Stage: portable


TV production service provider

Walkie talkie radios

Meeting Services

AV technician

Copy service


Security guard

Business Services

Copy service

Messenger service

Network/Internet printing

High-speed Internet access

Meeting rooms: Wireless


Capacity Chart

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  • The Council Room
  • 9.1x5.2x2.4
  • 47
  • 57
  • 21
  • 12
  • 15
  • 51
  • 42
  • Society Hall
  • 7.6x3.7x2.4
  • 51
  • 55
  • 46
  • Grace Hall
  • 9.8x7.6x2.4
  • 74
  • 26
  • 67
  • Grace Ballroom
  • 21.3x15.2x7.3
  • 326
  • 420
  • 216
  • 82
  • 80
  • 350
  • 285
  • Society Ballroom
  • 27.4x13.1x3.7
  • 360
  • 400
  • 160
  • 90
  • 100
  • 300
  • 250
  • Grace Gardens East (Outdoors)
  • 32x12.2x0
  • 390
  • 300
  • 200
  • Grace Gardens (Outdoors)
  • 61x12.2x0
  • 743
  • 466
  • 420
  • 350

Room Set-up Examples

Setup Example

Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

Setup Example


Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

Setup Example

Conference and Hollow Square

Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.

Setup Example

Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example


Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

Setup Example


Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

Setup Example

E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

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