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Port Pavilion

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier is a cruise ship terminal, an event venue, a public gathering space and a scenic viewpoint of San Diego Bay ideally situated on the Embarcadero.



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Port Pavilion

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier is a cruise ship terminal, an event venue, a public gathering space and a scenic viewpoint of San Diego Bay ideally situated on the Embarcadero. This flexible space honors the water through its artistic design and environmentally-friendly features, welcomes residents and visitors to our dynamic waterfront, and promises a vibrant and eco-conscious experience for all. Cruise in or out and back again. Host an event for family, colleagues or friends, have a beautiful bayfront wedding or, just sit back, relax and watch the ships roll in and out against the backdrop of the setting San Diego sun.

Take A Port Pavilion Virtual Tour

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Port Pavilion Event Reservation and Permit


Tidal Radiance
The Port Pavilion’s architecture and design connects visitors and residents to the waterfront and inspires creativity and wondrous experiences. Day or night, a dynamic sculpture, a light garden, color and time dance together to welcome the community and cruise visitors to San Diego Bay. Watch the video to explore the Pavilion's artistry.

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A Green Business Icon
As champions of the safekeeping and environmental care of our waterfront and the region, the Port is proud to have earned LEED Gold certification for the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. The Pavilion’s environmentally-friendly features include:

  • 60 kW solar panel system
  • Water-efficient fixtures
  • Shore Power
  • 7,550 sq. feet of windows to reduce indoor lighting needs

Watch the video to learn more.

  • Cruise


    The Port Pavilion serves as a cruise ship terminal when the nearby B Street Cruise Ship Terminal is accommodating two ships and a third ship needs a berth.

    Plan your cruise
  • Events


    When not accommodating a cruise ship, the Port Pavilion can be rented out for meetings, parties, concerts, conferences, performances or other public events.

    Venue fees range from: $2,000 - $15,000, daily

    Contact us for information
  • Public Access

    Public Access

    Public access is a key element of Broadway Pier. When there is no cruise ship in port, the pier forecourt, the area between the Port Pavilion and North Harbor Drive, is open 24 hours a day. The view court area, located on the bay side of the Pavilion, is open from sunrise to sunset.

    On rare occasions, public access to the pier may be limited during special events.

  • Location


    The Port Pavilion is within easy walking distance of attractions, including the USS Midway Museum and the San Diego Maritime Museum, which has a fleet of ships that include the Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship. It is also close to San Diego International Airport, waterfront hotels and restaurants and the Seaport Village shopping and dining complex.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are food and beverage allowed in the Pavilion?

Food and beverages may be served by a caterer only. (The Port Pavilion doesn't have kitchen facilities, but there are areas for caterers to set up and to heat food.)

Is electricity available?

110 volts is available from outlets inside the facility. The pavilion area has 20 amp, 100-volt outlets on most of its stanchions. The exterior has three corners that supply 50 amp, 220-volt outlets where spider boxes can be used. Generators may be used as an option. (The renter is responsible for providing an electrical source for an event on the pier.)

Does the Pavilion have wireless internet?

Free Wi-Fi is available in the Pavilion, Broadway View Room and foyer sections of the facility.

What are the Pavilion's weight load capacities?

Roof Loads: Each truss of the interior roof structure is capable of supporting loads up to 1,000 pounds. The load can be applied at any one location along the truss, or it can be divided into multiple support locations on the truss. In any case, a total load of 1,000 pounds can be supported at each truss.

Truck Loads: The far west of end of the pier has the most limitation on the amount of weight that the pier can support. The west end pier deck is capable of supporting truck loads classified as HS20-44. Generally speaking, the deck can support most truck trailers that can legally travel on the streets leading to the pier. The total truck and trailer weight that can be supported varies between 50,000 and 70,000 pounds, depending on the axle configuration. (A sketch depicting the maximum HS20-44 truck load axle configuration is available on request.)

What are the dimensions of the Pavilion and the Pier?

  • The Port Pavilion is 52,000 square feet in size. It is 75 feet wide, 464 feet long and 55 feet tall.
  • Broadway Pier is 1,000 feet long by 130 feet wide for a total of 130,000-square feet.
  • The Broadway Pier forecourt, the area between the Port Pavilion and Harbor Drive is 400 feet long by 130 feet wide
  • The Broadway Pier view court, the area between the back of the Port Pavilion and San Diego Bay is 136 feet long by 130 feet wide.