Martin Johnson House

Make You​rself at Home in La Jolla’s Most Charming Oceanfront Venue

The Martin Johnson House is a historic oceanfront cottage nestled under lush cypress trees with breathtaking views of the Pacific coastline along La Jolla, Calif.

Built in 1916, the rustic cottage was one of the earliest additions to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus. Once used as a home for Scripps professors and their families, the refurbished cottage and grounds now offer a charming coastal setting ideal for social events ranging from business meetings to wedding receptions.

  • Corporate Events
  • Meetings
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Dinners
  • Private Parties

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Indoor Features

  • Small kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, counters, and microwave; partitioned off from main space
  • Two ADA-equipped unisex bathrooms with outdoor entrances

Outdoor Features

  • Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, La Jolla Cove, and Scripps Pier
  • Two large, multi-level teak decks with electrical outlets for music and lighting
  • Small surrounding grassy areas with bench seating
  • Shade from tall cypress trees

Rates and Capacities

Venue Area Sq. Ft. Capacity Rental Fee
    Classroom Banquet Hollow Square Lecture  
Interior - 30 40 20 50 $3,000 / day
Exterior - Upper and Lower Deck - - 130 - -

For More Information

We encourage you to tour the Martin Johnson House with a representative from Scripps Venue Rentals and explore the many options available to you.

Scripps Venue Rentals
Telephone: 858-534-5604

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Please note that the above contact information is for Scripps Institution of Oceanography Venue Rentals only.  For general information about Scripps research, projects or people, please call 858-246-5511 or email