16 featured reviews
Member Since: 3/24/2011
Paradise Point is a breathtaking place to get married- the grounds are immaculately cared for and the setting of being right on the bay is amazing. The staff are all wonderful and made our day absolutely perfect. I would 100% recommend Paradise Point for a wedding venue!
Member Since: 2/19/2012
Karen made sure that everything was perfect for my wedding from the food to the landscape, she helped make my day rock!
Member Since: 12/4/2009
We had our wedding on the Island Point Lawn (luscious, intimate setting for 80 or less) amd our reception atthe dockside ballroom. The beauty of this location is indescribable; 44 acres of lush tropical landscaping, bay views, beach areas, bridges, ponds...endless opportunities for beautiful pictures. Our catering manager was Karen Cipolla and she was wonderful. Karen was a great resource, friendly and professional and answered all of our (many) questions in a timely manner. The only regret I have is that the golf cart rental didn't work out as we had expected. We were told that the cart could drive us all over the facility (at an additional price) and would take us to all the "sweet spots" for the best pictures all over the island...Unfortunately, our cart driver disappeared as soon as he dropped me off for our "sneak peek"...and took the photographer's extra equipment with him! He didn't return until half an hour later, and by then we only had time to grab a few bridal party pics before it was time to go. So disappointed we weren't able to get our full money's worth, but for the record the cart driver was very friendly. Moral of the story, make sure to clarify that the golf cart will stick around if you use it but the venue is still amazing and totally worth it.
Member Since: 3/29/2011
Paradise Point Resort was the first venue I looked at when visiting different venues for my July 21st 2012 wedding of 120 guests. After visiting Paradise Point, I compared every other venue to it, and it could not be beat! We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding near/on the beach. We loved the tropical flair that Paradise Point had to offer. It gave the feel of a Hawaiian destination wedding without the travel. It was not the cheapest venue around, but other cheaper Hawaiian themed hotels in the area did not portray the "class and elegance" I wanted. Serving chicken/fish and open bar with wine/beer and including resort service fees and taxes will cost you about $180 person. Their wedding package does include your cake, linens,premium open bar at cocktail hour and night of wedding suite for the bride/groom. You will need to rent a separate suite for the bridal party to get ready in on the day, that is not included. There is no other resort like Paradise Point in San Diego, Orange County or LA, trust me, I've looked! Julie Arroyo, the catering manager, was amazing! She was a true professional, incredibly sweet, personable, accommodating and was quick to respond to emails and phone calls. She is honest and keeps to her word and there were no "surprise" fees or charges that showed up at the end of our wedding. She went above and beyond to make sure my day was flawless. I felt like she was a good friend of hers and I was the only bride planning my wedding there when dealing with her. She never once mixed me up with another bride or wedding and made us feel confident we would be taken care of. The food at the wedding was perfection! It was just as good at the wedding as it was at our tasting. We received so many compliments from guests how good it was. Not your typical wedding food! Our cake was delicious and gorgeous and we were so happy with Flour Power bakery (you get to choose from 2 bakeries)! We got married at the Pine Hill ceremony site, which was an intimate tropical garden location. Our cocktail hour was on the decks outside the Sunset ballroom and the reception was held in the Sunset ballroom that overlooked Mission Bay.The resort itself has a few customer service issues, but nothing major. I would highly reccommend Paradise Point for your wedding! They have multiple cermony locations and reception ballrooms to choose from and can accommodate small 10 person weddings to as many as 500 people I think. Our guests really enjoyed staying at the resort and using the amenities the resort offers and told me that even being local San Diego and LA residents, they felt like they were "somewhere else" during the wedding and their stay. I can't wait to get our pictures back because there are so many gorgeous backgrounds on the property from sand beaches, ponds, gazebo,tropical greenery, boat docks, bridge, etc!
Member Since: 9/13/2011
My husband and I were engaged and married within 4 months- not a long time to plan a wedding at all. We decided we wanted a small, intimate wedding far away from our cold midwest winter. We found Paradise Point on the Knot and picked it based on the reviews, website pictures, and conversations with the staff. I could only hope the location would be pretty as I had never been there before. When I pulled up the day before my wedding I knew we had made the right choice. The location was beautiful, the staff was so kind and helpful. We chose the Island Point Lawn- which is even smaller than it looks on the website, but was absolutely perfect for our small wedding of only 30 guests. was intimate and elegant. I had an amazing view of the bay while saying my vows without having to get sand between my toes. Everything went smoothly. And we got the most amazing wedding pictures- there is a variety of beautiful settings to take pictures, so be sure to invest in a good photographer. There was even a golf cart available to drive us around the grounds of the resort so we could get pictures in a variety of settings! I wouldn't have changed one single thing about our special day.
Member Since: 10/6/2008
Julie Arroyo is the BEST! She always available when you need her. She is so great to work with. Besides the amazing staff at Paradise Point, this location is wonderful. We really wanted to be married next to the water, but had older family we had to accommodate. Our ceremony took place on Paradise lawn. Which worked perfect for every ones needs. This property is absolutely perfect for pictures. The Landscaping is gorgeous. We love Paradise Point and look forward to future visits there.
Member Since: 3/3/2011
From the beautiful ceremony site(we chose Island Point for our small group) to the attention to detail shown by the staff, our wedding experience at Paradise Point was perfect. Our guests raved about the drinks, food and setting. The sunset over Mission Bay and the nighttime breeze were added bonuses to our day.
Member Since: 5/15/2011
We cannot say enough good things about Paradise Point resort. Our wedding was perfect! Due to the wonderful Julie Arroyo! The minute we met Julie and saw the gorgeous property we knew this was the place we wanted to get married! We had a small wedding, but never once did I feel like that made a difference to them. We choose a wedding package that put other resorts and wedding venues to shame. What I loved most was that even though we went with a wedding package, we really were in control of what we wanted! And Julie was there for every question or concern. Her energy and passion for what she does makes all the difference. Our guests haven’t stopped talking about how delicious the food was or how amazing the venue was. Our banquet staff was top notch and our banquet captain, Hector – by far the best! I’m telling all my friends to get married there – just so we can go back!
Member Since: 7/7/2011
Paradise point was over the top! Excellent in everway. Many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they've ever had! The sunset ballroom was beautiful.
Member Since: 1/31/2010
Paradise Point was a wonderful venue for our February wedding! The property is gorgeous, the food was amazing and the service was phenomenal. My entire bridal party had their hair and make up done at the spa and we were all very pleased. Our catering contact was very professional and attentive through out the entire process. She was even there for the start of our ceremony. Our friends and family were all blown away with the property and our reception. My husband and I would definitely recommend Paradise Point Resort & Spa.
Member Since: 7/19/2010
As a couple we are known for getaways and vacations, so we needed a local place that would give the feeling of being off on a tropical island. Paradise Point was it. The weather, the views, the gardens, ocean, waterfalls etc. made it easy to plan without for need to decor setup. The ballrooms attached to the dock were perfect for our cocktail hour and reception. No complaints about service either, which is always great! The only problem was the wait staff taking plates before our guest were finished with each portion of the meal, from the salad to the cake.
Member Since: 11/20/2009
My husband and I first came here on our first weekend getaway when we were first dating. When we thought of a honeymoon destination, we couldn't think of anywhere better than Paradise Point. We love that this place is off the beaten path. It's very relaxing and quiet. Another great thing is that Paradise Point isn't far from all of the great places that San Diego has to offer. We can't wait to go back.
Member Since: 3/22/2007
Outside the reception ballroom was so lush and green for the cocktail hour and the room was clean and set-up by the resort staff exactly as we planned.
Member Since: 1/19/2004
The location right on the bay and floor to ceiling windows that looked right out onto the water.;Will need to use chair covers and remind yourself of details that are supposed to be set on tables. (round mirrors on table tops for center pieces)
Member Since: 1/28/2007
It is a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful outdoor wedding. The reception area has a great outdoor deck area that is beautifully decorated and has a wonderful view of the water and sunset. The food was great and the reception room had great floor to ceiling windows that looked out onto the deck and water.;A Wedding Planner is recommended.
Member Since: 9/25/2007
We loved that the ballroom was not hidden away in a hotel but was waterfront and opened onto a large deck that was just for our use. We loved the floor to ceiling windows that highlighted the amazing view. The food was great and the waitstaff was very attentive. When we realized we weren't going to have as many guests as we thought we were able to add in things like after-dinner snacks and tequila shots for the toast to help meet our minimum.;Make sure you factor in the service fee and be aware that they tax you on it too so you're looking at an additional 30% on top of the minimum you have to meet.
Paradise Point - San Diego's Wedding Island
Tucked away on a 44-acre island retreat in the heart of San Diego, Paradise Point offers 60,000 square feet of stunning ceremony and reception venues in the form of lush gardens, waterfront lawns, white beaches, and elegant ballrooms with dramatic bay views, plus an award-winning event team.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: Yes
- Tented Area: No
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: No
- Site Fee: No
- Capacity: More than 400
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort, Unusual/Alternative, Restaurant, Botanic Garden/Park
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013