Built in 1910, The Abbey is a historic San Diego landmark. Stained glass dome skylights bathe the room in a romantic golden glow. Imagine a Renaissance cathedral: dark, polished redwood molding and woodwork. The Abbey, formerly an iconic church, is a full-service facility, with gourmet cuisine prepared onsite. Up to 400 guests are treated to an elegant reception. Step into the stained-glass resplendence of this award-winning landmark. The Abbey dates back to 1910, and is the only Classic Revival structure still in existence in San Diego. Hornblower Cruises & Events is proud to be associated with this extraordinary venue that merits the distinction of placement on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as nationwide acclaim for design excellence.
Come discover the timeless elegance of The Abbey. A wonderful venue for catered affairs including corporate dinners, banquets, meetings, weddings and receptions, luncheons, incentives, galas and association fundraisers. The Abbey is a stricking embodiment of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture with a dozen stained glass windows, and is topped with a triumphant statue of Gabriel blowing his horn.
The Abbey renovations won several awards including the Presidential Design Award sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Abbey is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an enormous honor reserved for only a limited amount of places throughout the nation.
Today, The Abbey on Fifth is a private special event facility managed by Hornblower Cruises & Events, two-time recipients of the prestigious "Finest Service Award. Two enormous domed, stained glass skylights bathe the room in a pale yellow glow, while the twelve luminous stained glass windows cast their own heavenly light.
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