The Garty Pavilion – San Diego’s Best Kept Secret

 Happy Couple Dancing the night away


Welcome to the award winning Garty Pavilion at the San Diego Rowing Club.  This magical bayside setting with its singular contemporary design is quickly becoming the location of choice for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, bar and bat mitzvahs, private parties and business events.



With its 12 foot tall sliding glass wall opening to sweeping views over Mission Bay, this indoor/outdoor space has an ambiance all its own.  Twilight introduces spectacular sunsets and shimmering reflections of the surrounding night lights on the bay.  Summer events have the added bonus of fireworks from nearby Sea World.

Located at the north end of the Coggeshall Rowing Center at 1220 El Carmel Place, the Garty Pavilion offers the advantages of privacy and close proximity to the water.  Designed by architect and club member Randy Hanna, the space reflects elements of the sport of rowing, particularly in the elegant ceiling, which is reminiscent of a rowing shell’s hull.

With a combined indoor/outdoor area of about 2000 square feet, the Garty Pavilion comfortably accommodates both large and intimate gatherings.

The San Diego Rowing Club is proud to share our Garty Pavilion for your special occasion.  We will work with you to help make your event truly memorable.


Venue Rental

Saturday Rental Fee:        $4,000.00

Sunday Rental Fee:           $3,500.00

The ceremony and reception site fee includes use of the Garty Pavilion for a total of 11 hours (including your vendors’ set up and tear down time), cleaning and a staff person to be on site for the length of your event.


A deposit of $500.00 (to be applied to the rental balance) is required to secure the date.  The balance is due 30 days prior to the event.

A separate, refundable $500.00 security/damage deposit is required and due 30 days prior to the event.

For more information, please contact:

Event Manager
Phone: 760-525-9727 email: [email protected]

We will gladly refer you to quality local caterers and other event-related vendors to make your event a memorable success.

Reviews of our wonderful venue can be seen at

Lastly, for more recent photos of events this summer check out our facebook page.

We look forward to meeting with you to plan your wedding or special occasion.


The Garty Pavilion Team