14 Best Small Private Party Venues in San Diego, CA

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After sheltering at home for the past year, many of us are now looking for fun and exciting ways to reconnect with friends, family, and coworkers. There’s no better way to facilitate a fun night of reconnection than with a private party at a top-quality venue. If you’re a San Diego resident or plan on visiting the city for an upcoming trip, there are a number of beautiful private party venues to choose from. 

Below, we have listed our suggestions for the top ten best locations in San Diego, along with a wide range of entertainment opportunities that each one can provide for you and your guests. Whether you’re looking for a feeling of class and sophistication or just a place where you and your guests can experience the energy of the city and enjoy the evening, you’ll be able to find the perfect location for your next private event.

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery is a stunning event venue housed in the historic Sterling Hardware Building located in the Gaslamp Quarter of San Diego. It features a sizable selection of contemporary artwork created by talented Southern California artists such as Alexander Arshansky, Khalid Alkaaby, Ron Carlson, Duke Windsor, Charlene Mosley, and many more. The venue has a capacity of 100 seated guests, with options for up to 300 on a rolling basis.

Luce Loft

Luce Loft is a gorgeous venue with a perfect industrial feeling for anyone looking to host a high-class private party of any type. Located in the ballpark district of Downtown San Diego within the historic 1927 Carnation Dairy Building, Luce Loft can be fully customized to be a picture of classy elegance, or provide an urban rustic feel. This venue has room to host up to 140 seated guests and up to 175 standing guests, making it an excellent venue for small and mid-sized events.

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FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery

No matter what kind of event you’re planning, the FruitCraft Fermentery & Distillery in San Diego, California, is one of the best venues that you can choose from. They offer guests the chance to book the entire venue, or just their Love Patio or Cozy Corner areas, depending on the size of the unique gathering. They can host up to 200 standing guests. They also offer a range of party platters and specialized food options that can be completely customized to serve the needs of the group.

VENUES – The Presley

Venues – The Presley

Venues Liberty Station is a massive, gorgeous venue that offers ten distinct indoor and outdoor spaces across 28 acres of land. It features several beautifully restored buildings and a picture-perfect landscape that can serve as the ideal background no matter what sort of private event you’re planning. We love The Presley venue the most since it’s located just minutes from Downtown and has an upscale and intimate small private party venue vibe. Liberty Station features entertainment, restaurants, hotels, and is near the San Diego airport. 

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POP Studio

POP Studio is a stylish and incredibly versatile party venue located in North Park, San Diego. It prides itself on being an open, neutral space that can be customized to reflect your creative vision, no matter what it may be. The venue features an industrial, modern feel with a minimalist style that can serve as a beautiful canvas for any private event and is perfect for small to mid-sized gatherings of fifty people or less. Take advantage of their large backspace preparation area and walk-in flower cooler if you want to bring a bit of nature into your party.

Are you looking for a classy, top-quality location to host your upcoming private party in the San Diego area? If so, take a moment to explore the excellent rental options offered by Sparks Gallery today, or reach out to them at (619)-696-1416 to learn more.



A luxurious downtown venue, Deck655 is a new space to hold private parties in San Diego. The venue is completely private so that you and your guests can enjoy the space without the risk of disruption. Get ready to treat yourself to a fun night only limited by your imagination. 

Deck655 is all about the amenities. With breathtaking views of Coronado, Point Loma, and Downtown, Deck655 offers a perfect spot to watch the sunset before the party turns up. While you can invite over 300 people, you can also rent the space for small groups, leaving lots of room to explore and use. 

The 8,500 sq ft space offers flat-screen monitors, a fully stock arcade game room, board room, Wifi, sound system, 50/50 doors, outdoor fireplace and heaters, amphitheater seating outside, dance floor, and a built-in bar.
While it is a relatively new venue in San Diego, Deck655 is a modern space that will grow in popularity. To ensure you get the spacious flat, you’ll want to reserve your spot before it sells out. You can schedule to tour the venue Monday through Friday.

Cruise San Diego

Cruise San Diego

Are you feeling a little landlocked? Why not move your small private party onto the ocean by sailing on The Ohana with Cruise Sand Diego. Cruise along Mission Bay at sunset or charter the spacious boat for a larger party. Setting off to see is a unique and memorable experience your guests will talk about long after the party.

The Ohana is equipped for any adventure. Built-in the 1960’s and stretching sixty-five feet, the double-decker boat can seat up to 128 guests. The ship has a full bar, sound system, dance floor, and two decks to get the party started. Cruise San Diego can provide a customizable food and bar package and even offers live entertainment.

You can reserve a spot on their Sunset Cruise, Networking Cruise or charter the whole boat for a private party. On The Sunset Cruise and Networking Cruise, you can reserve two exclusive areas for your special occasion, a VIP bow area that allows you to bring additional food and catering aboard, or the exclusive Captain’s Bridge, which can accommodate up to eight people.

Depending on the time of year, you may want to book early because reserved private areas can sell out often. Aboard this stylish yacht, you’ll impress your friends with this unique experience.

Bankers Hill Club

The Bankers Hill Club is an ample, versatile event space perfect for hosting significant private events and get-togethers. Their space includes a patio, event hall with a stage, a conference room, kitchen, and plenty of parking for up to 200 guests. If you want to host a party that will leave you and your guest with tons of space for entertainment, then this is a venue you’ll want to consider.

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Studio710 is one of the best private party locations available in San Diego. The space can be used for a classy cocktail party of 200 guests, a seated dinner party of 100, or even a large theater for 100 guests. Consider using their large white walls for steller photographic opportunities, or renting their A/V projector to stream a movie that people can enjoy throughout the party.

The Point

No matter what sort of private event you’re looking to host, The Point is a venue that is definitely worth your consideration. They offer a number of options for events, so you can customize everything to exactly match your creative dream. Make use of their multiple indoor and outdoor lounges and seating areas as you relax with friends, family, or co-workers during your private party, and let them help to make your special event as memorable as possible.

FEMX Quarters

The venue offered by FEMX Quarters provides a lovely open plan that you can use to pull together a fantastic private event that neither you nor your guests will ever forget. Their space can hold up to 150 party guests, making it the perfect location for small and medium-sized gatherings. Their convenient central location is only five minutes away from both the ever-exciting Downtown and the classic Old Town of San Diego.

Are you looking to plan a fantastic private get-together with friends, family, or colleagues in the San Diego area? Consider renting Sparks Gallery for an elegant cultural experience. Call (619)-696-1416 to connect with the event team.

Green Acre

Green Acre

Located in Campus Pointe, Green Acre, a patio restaurant, offers a natural gathering space overlooking Torrey Pines, making a perfect spot for small parties. A fresh menu of clean eating cuisine, Green Acre fuses nature with delicious seasonal dishes.

Green Acre has several small meeting spaces indoors and out, each reflecting a modern ambiance with high-tech accommodations. Each area comes equipped with A/V connections and other meeting supplies for corporate getaways. These event rooms also have on-site organic gardens, a billiards room, an event lawn, and an expansive outdoor dining space.

Green Acre also offers additional services to ensure a successful party. You can rent additional tables, chairs, media equipment, and other office supplies. You can also customize a catering package or order from the restaurant, depending on the needs of your occasion. The rooms can seat twenty to eighty people. Or, you can buy out the whole restaurant for a larger event.

When the weather’s nice, you’ll enjoy sitting around the patio fire pit and soaking in the natural environment, but you’ll want to call to check availability and make a reservation well in advance. This refreshing hot spot is a popular venue for corporate parties, weddings, and other special occasions.



Located in the Rancho Bernardo Inn overlooking the championship golf club, AVANT is a contemporary restaurant offering several spaces for private parties. Touting beautiful cuisine that will dazzle guests, AVANT also offers a five-course tasting menu with beverage pairing to inspire an eventful evening. 

AVANT has several indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate a special event, corporate function, or intimate soiree for an upscale evening. Choose from the La Taberna, El Biz, AVANT Patio, or the AVANT Table 65 that can seat between twelve to fifty people depending on your occasion.

AVANT Table 65 is their most unique and captivating space. It offers a unique immersive kitchen experience for up to twelve guests. You’ll sit around a round table while the AVANT chef will give private cooking demonstrations and prepare a special meal for you and your guests. Part of the experience is letting you in on AVANT’s culinary secrets that make their menu so extraordinary. One of the more expensive venues on our list, AVANT offers some of the best food and wine in San Diego. You’ll want to book reservations well in advance because of the popularity of the restaurant.

Bleu Boheme

Bleu Boheme

Bleu Boheme is an ideal venue for a small private dinner party. Voted year after year as the best French restaurant in San Diego, Bleu Boheme has traditional French bistro food and an extensive wine list to compliment your intimate evening with friends. 

Designed to invoke a French bohemian traveler’s oasis, Bleu Boheme has a chic, warm, and sophisticated style. The rich, wood beam ceilings mixed with old-world furnishings set the mood for a great evening with delicious food that will have everyone talking. 

For small private parties, you can reserve the entire restaurant that sits fifty people or a private banquet room that sits up to sixteen people. The banquet room touts beautiful wood beams, limestone walls, and seasonal flowers, creating an atmosphere of a French chateau.
Paired with excellent service, Bleu Boheme’s chef will customize a menu to create a memorable night for you and your guests. You’ll want to contact them soon for reservations that need to be made several weeks in advance to guarantee the space.

Are you looking to plan a fantastic private get-together with friends, family, or colleagues in the San Diego area? Consider renting Sparks Gallery for an elegant cultural experience. Call (619)-696-1416 to connect with the event team.