The USS Midway Museum is an immensely popular event venue. Its unique downtown location, convention center proximity and 360-degree panorama view make it an unparalleled venue for every occasion. On average, 97 percent of event attendees have never been aboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier.
The Midway can accommodate events for up to 3,500 guests. Paid parking for more than 300 after-hours vehicles (plus bus turnouts) is available on Navy Pier, immediately adjacent to Midway.
The Midway can be reserved for after-hours events beginning at 6:30 p.m. Popular dates often book a year in advance and only the Museum’s Group Sales Department can reserve dates.
- Two enclosed hangar bays, each approximately 17,000 square feet
- Four-acre flight deck with more than 50,000 square feet of dramatic event space
- Sponson deck for limited, smaller early-evening events
- Below deck spaces: Mess Deck, Wardroom, Dirtyshirt Wardroom
View our Special Event Brochure for detailed planning information.
In addition, Midway's gift shop features a wide range of unique items for event attendees.
The USS Midway Museum provides event space and many ancillary equipment rental options and activities. The museum also operates the exclusive beverage service. Approved optional caterers aboard the USS Midway Museum are:
|Art Bolic/Peartrees Catering
|Behind the Scenes Catering
|Carriage Trade Catering
|Crown Point Catering
||Lori Hastings/Kimberly Loughlin
||Meredith Bell/Kristen Villaseñor
|Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
|San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina
|San Diego Off-Site Catering by Sheraton
||Stacy LeVasseur Vasquer
For more information on hosting a private event, please contact Susan Butler at (619) 398-8273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.