At Market Creek Events & Venues (MCEV), our goal is to deliver memorable events in San Diego’s most culturally diverse setting. We are committed to providing an unparalleled experience for you and your guests — from inspiring venues, personalized services, and cultural ambience to tantalizing cuisine, community art, and a vibrant commercial center.
MCEV supports community change. We are committed to partnering with the people who live here. As a social enterprise, Market Creek Events & Venues circulates your dollars back into the neighborhood. Our goal is to make your dollars bounce, benefiting entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations, families, and individuals in this traditionally under-served area. When you transform your event, you help transform an entire community.
By hosting your event at MCEV, you help support economic development in a community of nearly 100,000 residents. Your investment — and ours — supports neighborhood change.
It has already brought significant results ranging from removal of blight, creation of jobs, career training, and cross-cultural organizing to minority contracting, tax increments, and revenue generation. All profits are put back to work in the community.
In the future, Market Creek Events & Venues will be owned and operated by the community. Your business is key to the success of this resident-led transformation. It is part of the development of the 60-acre Village at Market Creek. The vision encompasses a central cultural, commercial, and residential district with a network of successful businesses and residential projects fully owned by the community. By having your event here, you become a partner in this innovative work.
The Village at Market Creek is home to Market Creek Events & Venues and the adjacent Market Creek Plaza. These businesses are part of a network of mission-related organizations connected to the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, a non-profit foundation that supports resident ownership of neighborhood change. It is based on the philosophy that residents must own and drive change in their community for it to be meaningful and long lasting.
From the beginning, these enterprises have been guided by a resident-led collaboration that includes local groups and organizations. Resident teams came together to help develop the cultural kitchen, which provides learning opportunities for future careers in the food service industry. Residents also led the planning and design of the Joe & Vi Jacobs Center, which is home to some of our venues.
Market Creek Events & Venues also serves as a gathering place for the resident teams planning and building The Village at Market Creek. It provides unique venue options for community events and cultural celebrations, fostering social networks, and promoting cross-cultural understanding. Guests are encouraged to share and learn about history, heritage, food, and traditions of people from around the world.
Market Creek Events & Venues is dedicated to sustainable practices through energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and recycling. From construction to operations, we have incorporated environmentally innovative materials and conservation techniques. Gatherings at Market Creek Events & Venues support a sustainable beloved community
that will benefit generations to come.