Scripps Seaside Forum

The Scripps Seaside Forum offers a tasteful blend of function and style that celebrates Southern California's unrivaled coastal environment. With an unparalleled waterfront location, modern facilities, and award-winning architecture, this stunning venue offers the ideal setting for corporate events such as meetings and conferences as well as social events such as weddings and galas.

 -Corporate Events
 -Award Ceremonies
 -Wedding Ceremonies
 -Private Parties

Award-winning Architecture

The multifunctional and beautiful Scripps Seaside Forum oceanfront venue won an "orchid" for its architecture from the San Diego Architectural Foundation at the 2009 Orchids & Onions Awards Ceremony as well as a Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects-San Diego at their 50th anniversary design awards in June 2010.

Cutting-edge Meets the Water's Edge

The Scripps Seaside Forum pairs warm, inviting interiors with powerful state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment ranging from high definition projection systems, multiple computer connections, audio surround sound and user-friendly touch-screen controls. Consisting of a multi-purpose auditorium with balcony, four separate ocean view conference rooms, breakout areas, and an outdoor garden plaza to enjoy the fresh ocean air, the Scripps Seaside Forum will meet your every event need.


In 1903, members of the Scripps family and other community leaders chartered the Marine Biological Association of San Diego, building its first laboratory in La Jolla in 1905.  The marine lab was renamed the Scripps Institution for Biological Research and became part of the University of California in 1912. The UC Regents changed the name to Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1925 in recognition of the breadth of research underway at the institution.
In 1960, the Regents established a San Diego campus of the University of California and Scripps became part of the University of California, San Diego.
Since its founding, the institution has expanded its scope to include studies of the physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and climate of the earth. Hundreds of research programs are underway today in a wide range of scientific areas on every continent and in every ocean.

Who is Robert Paine Scripps?

The son of Scripps Oceanography founder E.W. Scripps and nephew of patroness Ellen Browning Scripps, Robert Paine Scripps (1895-1938) was born and spent his life in the San Diego area. As a youth, he frequently visited the Scripps campus and sailed on its research vessels. Scripps Oceanography survived the depression thanks to Robert Paine Scripps. Not only did he more than double his family's support during this period, but Robert Paine Scripps also made these gifts strategically, arranging for the state of California to match the family's contributions.

Andy C’s review on Yelp:

“What a ridiculously beautiful venue! Located right on the beach and below Caroline's restaurant, this venue is prefect for the wedding spot, beachside lecture hall, or private event. I recently attended an event here put on by my volunteer spot and man was I blown away. Parking is a little hard to find, but if you come early, you can find a nice spot in the neighborhood and walk to the forum. The spot has got a great grassy area framed beautifully by palm trees where you can look out at the beach, waves and surfers as well as the Scripps Pier. This picturesque location is a must if you are planning the prefect beach wedding for your loved one.”

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