Venue Rental


Host an Event
Make us a part of your history

With spectacular views of the beautiful Pacific, award-winning architecture, and historic vessels, Ocean Institute provides the perfect venue for weddings, private events, meetings, and more. 

* Photos may depict rental chairs provided by client.

Ocean Institute is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Site fees for all private events helps Ocean Institute sustain its year-round calendar of education programs for the community. 

For more information, please contact our event management team at or call (949) 324-6322.  

Event Brochure


Plan Your Event

Interested in hosting your event at the Ocean Institute? 

Request an appointment for a tour with our knowledgeable staff by filling out the form below. 


Venue Spaces


Birthday Parties
Celebrate Your Child's Birthday With Us

The Ocean Institute is pleased to offer a unique location and educational experience for birthday celebrations.  A birthday party at the Ocean Institute is an experience your child will not forget!

Parties can be scheduled from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm most Saturdays and Sundays. If you are interested in booking Ocean Institute’s Birthday Party Package, please call 949-496-2274, ext. 369.


Online payments

To pay reservation deposits, security deposits and venue rental fees, please follow the instructions below.


1.  For $1000 security deposit, select 1 quantity to add to your total.

2.  For reservation deposit and/or venue rental fee, please input the amount you would like to pay (example 3000.00) in the ‘optional’ box next to Venue fee.  

3.  Tab to move to the next screen.