Best Downtown San Diego Photos Ops

by | Jan 6, 2023 | Planning Tips, Weddings

When it comes to your wedding day, for many couples, capturing all those special moments on camera is top of mind. Downtown San Diego is full of beautiful and unique photo opportunities. Couples that choose to get married downtown are often after an urban, chic vibe like The Sinclair offers. To compliment your wedding vibe, check out some of the best downtown San Diego photo ops for your special day.

San Diego Wedding Photos

The first step to capturing your wedding day is to hire a talented wedding photographer with experience photographing in San Diego. Why? Because location and lighting matter—photographers with San Diego as their home base will have the most experience with the different lighting based on the time of year, and best understand sunset golden hours and more.

So, what is left to the bride and groom? Many photographers work off of a shot list, while others prefer not to. Asking your photographer what their style of work is will help you find a photographer that is the best fit for your needs. Regardless, offering up some suggestions of locations and specific shots you’d like captured, helps any photographer have something to work off of. It also ensures you are completely satisfied when you receive your wedding photos after the fact.

Top 5 Places to Take Wedding Photos in Downtown San Diego

1. Green Door on Market Street—If you’ve visited The Sinclair Instagram page you are likely familiar with our famous green garage door. Flanked by original brick and live ivy, the green door has become a famous spot for our couples to capture the beauty of their special day. Locate the green door on 7th Street near the corner of 7th Street & G Street.

2. Top Floor Parking Garage – Park It On Market—Nothing says downtown urban wedding like cityscape views at sunset. Can you see it? We’ve found the perfect, secret spot—just one-half block from The Sinclair venue, venture to the top of the Park It On Market parking garage (located on Market Street between the 6th and 7th blocks). The top level features sweeping cityscape views of the San Diego skyline—and it’s best captured at the sunset golden hour. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

3. Gaslamp Sign on 5th Ave—nothing says iconic downtown San Diego like a shot with the historic Gaslamp Sign on 5th Avenue. Just a one block walk from The Sinclair, couples have captured their “dip and kiss” shots under the sign for decades. After your sunset shots on top of the Park It On Market parking garage, head over to the Gaslamp sign for some photos when the sign is lit up at night.

4. Petco Park—Baseball fans listen up! Petco Park is an easy 4 block walk from The Sinclair venue. If you’re a baseball fan, a regular sports fan, or you just want a unique San Diego backdrop for some of your wedding day photos, consider making the short walk over the Petco Park baseball stadium. Not only can you capture the fun baseball stadium sign, you can also take advantage of the classic downtown San Diego brick architecture and quintessential climbing ivy.

5. 643 G Street – The Sinclair—This wouldn’t be a complete list without mentioning our very favorite building in all of downtown San Diego. If your vibe is chic, urban, and timeless, it really doesn’t get much better than the historic Victorian exterior of The Sinclair on G Street venue.

Best Downtown San Diego Wedding Venue

As one of the iconic buildings in San Diego, The Sinclair on G Street venue offers the ideal city backdrop for your quintessential downtown San Diego wedding. With our historic Victorian exterior and urban brick interior, The Sinclair is a blank space for you to create the wedding of your dreams. From planning services to photo inspiration, our team is here to assist you every step of the way. Let’s get planning—book a tour of The Sinclair on G Street venue today.