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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. Set your date for a Guild Wedding and enjoy a series of 3 romantic dates designed by The Guild, we make wedding planning romantic from the moment of I Will to the day of I Do.  

  • 7

    Event Rooms

  • 1,991 sq m

    Total Event Space

  • 466

    Capacity Largest Space

Iconic-Modern Luxury Venue

Pleasure awaits you at The Guild.

Garden Terrace 

Under the iconic YMCA sign, you’ll find a garden space that accommodates up to 300 guests. The Terrace, landscaped with succulents, olive, and Carolina laurel cherry trees boasts a mosaic “carpet-like” brick terrace design.  

Grace Garden

About This Venue

  • Grace Ballroom, originally a YMCA basketball court, offers lots of natural light and garden access

  • Grace Garden, our outdoor venue, is an urban oasis with its lush trees and succulent surroundings

  • Dramatic high ceilings and exposed brick walls give your event a historic touch in our all-new hotel

  • With our high-speed Wi-Fi, it's never been easier to share photos and videos from a San Diego event

  • Relive your journey of love by showing a slideshow on our wide array of versatile AV equipment

  • Reserve a block of rooms for your downtown wedding and receive a special group rate for loved ones

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.

  • Shared in an email
  • Embed in a website
  • Personalized with your group name, event dates, hotel, and special rates
  • Displayed in multiple languages on Marriott domains worldwide

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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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.

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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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