Make Yourself at Home in La Jolla’s Most Charming Oceanfront Venue.
The Martin Johnson House is a historic oceanfront cottage nestled under lush cypress trees with breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline.
Built in 1916, the rustic cottage was one of the earliest additions to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus. Once used as a home for Scripps professors and their families, the refurbished cottage and grounds now offer a charming coastal setting ideal for social events ranging from business meetings to wedding receptions.
-Small kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, counters, and microwave; partitioned off from main space
-Two ADA-equipped unisex bathrooms with outdoor entrances
-Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, La Jolla Cove, and Scripps Pier
-Two large, multi-level teak decks with electrical outlets for music and lighting
-Small surrounding grassy areas with bench seating
-Shade from tall cypress trees
Below are the guidelines for renting a Scripps venue for an exclusive event.
No rice, birdseed, rose petals, confetti, sand, sparklers, floating sky lanterns, fire pits, glitter, or tiki torches will be allowed on the premises. All decor must be approved in advance on walk through of the facility with the manager before the event.
Lights or other decorations may not be attached to the palm trees, structure, or other landscaping.
The delivery and pick up of all rental items must be done on the day of your event.
If a rehearsal is necessary, it must be scheduled with your Event Manager and will be based around events that we have scheduled. All rehearsal participants are restricted to the wedding party only.
Should you choose to hire any outside vendors for your event, i.e., musicians, entertainers, etc., a one-day certificate of insurance naming the Regents as additionally insured is mandatory as well. Certificates of insurance are not needed for the catering companies or equipment rental companies as those certificates of insurance are on file with the university.
Trash cans must be ordered through your caterer and trash must be picked up at the end of your event.
Bands may be set up inside the main auditorium or on the south side of the lobby only.
Smoking is not allowed at the Scripps Seaside Forum, Martin Johnson House or in our parking lots.
Cooking with oil(includes independent donut or churro vendors) may only be done in the driveway of the Scripps Seaside Forum and is not permitted inside the building or outside patios/lawn.
Total event logistics, must be approved by your Event Manager to ensure the proper arrangements are made.
Contact: Scripps Venue Rentals