Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center

1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad, CA
Typically Responds within 24 hours
Capacity: 200 people

About Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation Discovery Center is a community organization of America, located in Carlsbad, California. The lagoon is covered by 400 acer of area. It is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. Every year at our Discovery Center we organize programs dedicated to environmental education and outreach. We also host numerous public programs and other activities and events. The Discovery Center is 3,800 sq. feet. At our center we can accommodate up to 200 of your guest comfortably. So if you are planning for a wedding or any event then visit our center. We provide all services and facilities you need like a kitchen and restrooms. Our location is covered by natural beauty which makes our venue even more unique and memorable.

Event Pricing

A La Carte Options (does not include entire facility, specific rooms/spaces)
$250 - $1,000 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
After Hours Flat Rate
$800 /event
Pricing for parties and meetings only
Natural Package (Wedding)
$1,200 - $2,200 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Coastal Package (Weddings)
$2,200 - $5,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Green Package (Weddings)
$5,000 - $6,500 /event
Pricing for weddings only

Event Spaces

Nature Node #1
Nature Node #1
Rotunda Room
Rotunda Room


Hidden gem for small weddings and events! - An Eventective User

My daughters small (16 people total) wedding ceremony and dinner after was held at this venue this past weekend, 10-10-20. We were so very lucky to have been able to have her event here, due to COVID there were very few options available. When my daughter first told me about the "discovery center", I have to admit I had reservations, until I actually saw the outdoor space. I was very happy and relieved to see there was a very nice wedding arch in place, with gorgeous sunset views overlooking the lagoon, as well as a perfect patio strung with market lights in which to have a sit down catered dinner. The venue closes to the public after 4:00, so the timing was perfect for a sunset wedding. The staff at the Discovery Center was extremely responsive, answering all our questions promptly and professionally. I am a perfectionist, and am very often disappointed in venues or events, but Agua Hedionda Discovery Center exceeded my expectations in every way. My daughters wedding was already postponed twice due to COVID, but she wanted to go through with a legal ceremony instead of waiting any more, she has two grandfathers that are both in their 90's that she wanted to attend. This venue was perfect for them. There was handicapped parking available just steps from the ceremony site, no steps or stairs to navigate, restrooms very easily accessible, was well lighted and the Discovery Center provided the tables and chairs needed so we did not have to rent or bring those in ourselves. The Discovery Center is truly a hidden gem! I would have never thought of this location for an event if my daughter had not heard about it but would happily recommend this site for anyone looking for an easy, picturesque, very reasonably priced venue for a small-medium sized event. I forgot to add, we were also able to bring our own champagne for a toast, as well as wine for dinner (or any other food or beverages we would have liked). This is a HUGE plus as other venues would absolutely not allow you to bring in any of your own beverages and many have restrictions on caterers used if they do not provide food services. A++++ event from start to finish! Thank you, Agua Hedionda Discovery Center, for providing my daughter with the perfect wedding even during these COVID times! We will forever be grateful!

Management Response
Thank you so much for the kind words! We loved hosting your intimate ceremony, and look forward to seeing you guys back again.
60th Birthday Party - An Eventective User

Samantha is amazing and really helped coordinate my event. Fantastic venue with a great patio. Staff were helpful and the facility was clean as represented.

Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Waterview
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 200
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 3
  • Special Features: Waterfront view of Agua Hedionda Lagoon, tables and chairs included (some). Nature Center. Natural Surroundings.
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 3,800