The Guild Hotel, San Diego, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

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.


Event Rooms

15937 SQ FT

Total Event Space


Capacity Largest Space

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The perfect location for meetings and events.
What sets us apart is our obsessive attention to detail and genuine passion for hosting. Our service, food and staff of experts will make your event, and you, a success.
Council Boardroom

Meetings & Events

Our 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
Host hybrid meetings and stay connected with co-workers with our high-speed Wi-Fi
Showcase a corporate slideshow and professional presentation using our high-performance AV equipment
Receive an exclusive rate on your downtown San Diego retreat, when you block 10 or more rooms
Discover downtown's newest urban outdoor venue, Poppy, featuring over 3,300 sq. ft. of event space

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Architectural venues re-imagined for social events, meetings & weddings.

Grace Ballroom - Meeting

Grace Ballroom

The iconic YMCA basketball court transformed into the elegant Grace Ballroom. The 30’ original ceilings hung with rose gold chandeliers, polished wood floors and original mezzanine running track are designed to set the stage to surpass your expectations for all occasions.

Society Ballroom

Society Ballroom

The original YMCA pool transformed into elegant Society Ballroom space. Guests enjoy an elevated pre-function space prior to entering the Society Ballroom. Sophisticated and timeless, the Society Ballroom begs visitors to celebrate the past while celebrating the present.

Council Boardroom

Council Room

Design-forward Boardroom, sleek executive chairs and the latest technology. Design and style ensure a room fully and comfortably equipped for any kind of presentation or meeting.

Grace Garden

Garden Terrace

Socialize with friends and colleagues over light fare in The Guild Bar, located between our historic courtyard and unique, urban oasis, Poppy. Among luxurious velvet furnishings, treat yourself to our handcrafted cocktails, craft beers and wines while enjoying DJ-curated music.

Society Lounge

Society Lounge

Luxe lounge and wet bar with plush seating, chic tables & velvet drapes. Style your meeting as a conference, or mini think tank pods or culinary event - enjoying the room’s enhancements of 65” TV and ultra luxe wet bar.

An Urban Outdoor Space


Transform this urban outdoor event space into the venue of your dreams. This oasis, located in the heart of Downtown San Diego, is truly a transformative location for any event, big or small.

An outdoor event space
Celebrate in America’s Finest City.
The Guild boasts an urban oasis in the heart of San Diego, the Grace Garden for your special occasions. Celebrations make history in our ballrooms – unique in design, luxuriously transformed from the original 1924 basketball court and pool. We are experience curators and delight brokers.
Grace Ballroom - Reception

Weddings & Occasions

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

Poppy, 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

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.  

Society Ballroom

Once the pool of the YMCA, this elegant ballroom is now graced with curated black and white artwork, mirrored uplit window style alcoves, plush silver-tone carpet styled as moving waters and floor to ceiling white drapes. 

Society Ballroom

Council Room

Transform our Council Room into the ideal setting for an intimate wedding. Our Council Boardroom features state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities, a large ash wood table, and modern tufted fabric executive-style chairs. 

Council Boardroom
Society Lounge

Society Lounge

The Society Lounge, San Diego’s most private meeting space, is ideal for small meetings or intimate dining events. Hardwood floors, deep maroon velvet drapes, and rich fabric club chairs combine with convertible marble tables to create dramatic designer events.

Poppy, an outdoor urban event space

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.

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