Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier sits on scenic San Diego Bay along San Diego's North Embarcadero, a tourist mecca. It is a building that embodies the San Diego region's rich maritime history, while featuring some of the most forward thinking elements of modern environmental design.

The Port Pavilion is a dual-purpose facility. It 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.

When no cruise visits are scheduled, the pavilion can be rented out for meetings, parties, concerts, conferences, performances or other public events. Contact us today!

The perfect location

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Located at 1000 N. Harbor Drive (map), the 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.

Broadway Pier is itself historic. The waterfront landmark was constructed in 1919 and over the years it has accommodated the U.S. Navy, the region's fishing fleet, cruise ships and the royal yacht Brittania during a 1983 visit by Queen Elizabeth.

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.

A green business icon

The Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier was designed by Bermello Ajamil & Partners and built by Jaynes Corporation. The building has achieved the prestigious Gold level "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design" (LEED) certification for its many environmental features, including natural ventilation, low-flow water fixtures and its shore power system. Learn more…

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Public art

The pavilion features a public art element on its facade that blends into the architecture during the day, then comes alive in dazzling hues after dark. Made of textured stainless steel and clear-glass shapes that are reminiscent of fish scales and seashells, the facade sculpture sparkles at night in luminous greens, golds, pale blues or deep blues, depending on the season.

Titled, "Tidal Radiance," the artwork was designed by noted New York artist Leni Schwendinger. It makes an eye-catching signature statement to the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, for the enjoyment of pedestrians and motorists as they move along the North Embarcadero.

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Contact Us

Don't hesitate — book the facility today! Our friendly staff will assess all your needs and provide a site tour to help you choose the right room for your event.

  • Online requests: tinyurl.com/portpavilion
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  • Phone: (619) 686-8027
  • pdf Broadway Pier Event Permit Application and Agreement (252 KB)
  • pdf Port Pavilion Diagram (1.77 MB)
  • default Port Pavilion First Floor (CAD) (314 KB)
  • default Port Pavilion Second Floor (CAD) (324 KB)