San Diego Meeting Space and Social Event Venues
Whether it’s the fabled Presidential Ballroom, the stately Palm Court ballroom, the storied Celestial Ballroom—which served as a speakeasy during prohibition—or the elegant Crystal Ballroom, an inspiring meeting and event setting awaits in THE US GRANT's 33,000 square feet of event space.
THE US GRANT's 22 event spaces includes four ballrooms:
The Presidential Ballroom opened in 1910 as the open-air Palm Terrace, a rooftop garden salon, landscaped by Kate O. Sessions. Enclosed in the 1950's, today, the regal ballroom pays tribute to the 14 US Presidents who have stayed at the hotel.
Distinguished as the heart and soul of the hotel, the 6,000-square-foot Celestial Ballroom embodies the iconic hotel. The sophisticated ribs of the vaulted ceiling are hand painted and lacquered in subtle shades of metallic blue and supported by grand columns intricately restored to reveal the detailed woodwork of the room's 1930s heyday.
The 3,000-square-foot Palm Court's four grand columns draw attention to the 14-foot-high cove ceilings which host nine chandeliers and are flanked by a wall of west-facing windows, honoring the legendary vision of the hotel's circa 1920 terrace. This magnificent room originally opened to the public as the Grant Hotel Dining Room.
Unveiled in 1927 as the Italianate Ballroom, the Crystal Ballroom's private socialite salon was built to complement the hotel's original Grand Ballroom. Today restored to its original splendor, the venue boasts a travertine floor, embellished European plasterwork, and a hand-painted ceiling.
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THE US GRANT's 33,000 square feet of event space encompasses three floors and 22 event rooms. From boardroom meetings to grand-scale product launches and charity galas in our Presidential Ballroom, THE US GRANT presents an accommodating and inspiring backdrop for meetings and events of all sizes.