to the 828 Experience

We are thrilled you’re here.

Our mission is simple: To create beautiful and unique venues for weddings, corporate and private events by awakening historic properties that feature charm, character and unlimited creative options.

Thank you for visiting 828 Venues. I’m truly honored you’ve made it to the About Us page. 

First, a little history. Back in 2008, I was working as a Finance Analyst for a company that consolidated student loans (super exciting). When the crash hit, I was laid off and given the opportunity to pursue my passion of photography. This passion led me to start 8twenty8 Studios where I had the privilege of photographing over 350 weddings during my photography career and experienced every venue San Diego has to offer. 

In 2012, my wife and I were engaged and on the hunt for our venue. The experience was frustrating, daunting, disappointing and thus led us down a path toward our first venue BRICK, which launched at the end of 2014.

Long story – short; we weren’t the only couple looking for a venue that had astounding character, a flexible vendor policy, 24-hour rentals and the ability to make our wedding truly unique to us.

Since 2016, we remain on the hunt for amazing buildings across the nation and thanks to you, our most prized and favorite part of what we do, we’ve grown to eight venues and look forward to serving even more people like you. 

Thank you, 

Tim Wirick