David C. Copley Atrium

Flaunting a minimalist style with dramatic 24-foot high ceilings, sky lights and porcelain travertine flooring. Atrium rental includes private access to MOPA's first-class photography exhibitions

Venue Details


  • Seated dinner for 150 guests
  • Standing receptions for 175 quests

Please Note

The Atrium price includes event support and security guards. Event team is responsible for load in, load out and cleaning. All events can begin at 6:00 p.m. and must end by 11:00 p.m. A wedding planner and rehearsal are required for all wedding ceremonies held at MOPA@SDMA.

The Museum has a separate process associated with on-site A/V staffing and A/V equipment rental. Please contact the MOPA@SDMA special event team for more information.

Usage Fees

  • Atrium: $4,750
  • Atrium + Theater: $5,500
  • Atrium + Theater w/ rehearsal: $6,000

* Museum offers a 10% discount on above rental fees for military and non-profit organizations.




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    MOPA is now MOPA@SDMA!

    Welcome to the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art!

    As of July 1, 2023, the Museum of Photographic Arts and The San Diego Museum of Art have merged to become one unified institution. The Museum of Photographic Arts is now the Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA).

    MOPA@SDMA remains a pay-what-you wish museum open Thursdays through Sundays 11:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.

    We look forward to seeing you soon!