Unique Event Venues in San Diego

Unique Event Venues in San Diego

When finding a venue for your event, you don’t want the same ol’, same ol’.  On the other hand, sometimes the oldies are the goodies for a reason.   Embracing a theme in a modern way with fresh music and acts can make the old feel new again.

With theme suggestions from EPIC Entertainment, you are ready to take your event at these unique event venues in San Diego to the next level.

Birch Aquarium – is a stunning setting for a sophisticated occasion, with gorgeous exhibits of ocean life.  This La Jolla location provides spectacular views of the coastline and has quite a lot of entertainment space.  For music, we recommend Ottopilot, an acoustic brother duo, who offer the perfect mellow sound for this type of event.  In another area to keep the mood light, EPIC suggests the Under The Sea Characters, who provide fun, beloved music from “The Little Mermaid” and can also walk amongst the guests for photo opps and relaxed fun.

The Prado – located in historic Balboa Park, The Prado is a National Historic Landmark of Spanish, Moorish and Mexican design.  Lush gardens and courtyards and elegant interiors provide exquisite opportunities for a Latin-themed event.   EPIC suggests the band Otro Mundo, with their unique combination of Samba, Bossa Nova, Flamenco and Latin Jazz, as well as Middle Eastern Gypsy, Mediterranean Folk and Balkan music to create a distinctive musical experience.  And, for strolling entertainment throughout the venue, we suggest the authentic Mariachi Real De San Diego, known for their loyalty to the traditions of this genre.

The USS Midway Museum – is long-time favorite of the area and offers historical significance having been the longest serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century.   Beginning its service in 1945, the Midway is the perfect venue for a 1940s theme event.  Ideal for this occasion, the Sweethearts of Swing, would add the perfect music and costume, reminiscent of the era.  How about a Cirque “Rosie the Riveter” dangling from an Anchor overhead.  Or do you need to escort your guests from a hotel to the Midway?  Let our “Sargent Dressed Characters” motivate (we’ll use the term loosely) their way down the street.  And Bob Hope is the obvious MC for the gathering.  Another idea for the USS Midway, a rockin’ Top Gun theme is sure to please, starting with a perfect Tom Cruise look-a-like as MC or for photo opps.   Adding music from The Zippers, a popular Top 40 band, will create an energetic vibe.

Japanese Friendship Garden – also located in Historic Balboa Park, this lush venue offers winding pathways, waterfall, peaceful koi pond, and authentic Japanese garden features.   For an unexpected twist, we suggest music by East West, who offer a unique combination of Japanese koto and Western instruments for a new take on jazz standards.   Or add energy with the powerful and spellbinding sounds of Taiko Drums, a classical Japanese art that will surely impress your guests.

At EPIC Entertainment, we have extensive experience booking all kinds of acts.   Wherever you choose to hold your unique event, EPIC will help you develop your theme with the perfect entertainment.  The venue is important, but the details really make an event successful.  At EPIC, we know they always remember the entertainment!


Ray Gosselin is the owner of EPIC ENTERTAINMENT. EPIC has been providing Headline Acts and a broad spectrum of contemporary, unique, and interactive event entertainment for over 18 years to corporate and private buyers. EPIC’s range of services isn’t just limited to booking acts. Our expertise also encompasses comprehensive production services including staging, sound, lighting, back-line equipment, and rear-screen projections for both large concert size facilities, or smaller, more intimate venues locally, nationally, and world-wide.
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