The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside is a beautiful establishment located in San Diego, California. Playing host to a variety of functions from simple hotel to corporate events, it is especially suited for hosting a wedding ceremony and reception. It proudly features multiple spaces, inside and out, for the ceremony and reception. The ballrooms range in space from 1,450 to 3,400 square feet and can accommodate many different wedding sizes.
The Tropical Outdoor Patio is ideal for the ceremony with views of the San Diego Bay, providing a gorgeous backdrop for vows.
The fifth-floor ceremony site is an indoor option for ceremony. Providing a grand view of America's Cup Harbor, you will still have a natural backdrop for the ceremony.
The Harborview Room is 1,480 square feet in size and can hold up to 80 guests for a wedding reception. The room also features sweeping bay views and a large balcony for guests to enjoy.
The Bayside Ballroom is 3,400 square feet in size and can host 220 guests for a much larger wedding reception.
The Pt. Loma Room is ideally suited for a more intimate affair, with a capacity of 70 guests and 1,450 square feet.
The California Room works well for a mid-sized reception. With a square footage of 1,875 feet and a capacity of 130 guests, the room, like all of the others the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside provides, includes the latest high-tech audio and visual equipment on hand.
Outdoor spaces are also available if you wish to host the wedding reception out in the Southern California fresh air. Gourmet plated meals or a buffet are provided and there is also a planning staff to assist in organizing the details of the event.
What You Should Know
The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside provides many of the standard amenities and functions of other spaces that host weddings. In addition to the professional wedding consultant on staff, the hotel also provides a complimentary champagne toast and a cake cutting service. Past guests note their appreciation of the friendly staff and how close the hotel is to the local airport. Wi-Fi is provided and upgraded packages include a bar hosted for one hour, hor d'oeuvres and a suite for the bride and groom among other extras.
The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside prides itself in going above and beyond for its couples. These perks include spaces and hosting for engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. Fun activities for guests with downtime also include:
- Heated pool
- Mini golf course
- Ping pong tables
From the Vendor
Our spectacular location across from the San Diego Bay creates the perfect ambiance for your wedding. With exceptional catering, multiple ballrooms, and personalized attention from our professional staff, you are guaranteed a memory to last a lifetime.
Amenities + Details
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$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Separated...Reviewed on 10/10/2012 Irene M
I thought our blocked rooms would be booked on the same floor... or at least the same building. My parents room had flood stains on the carpet, issues with the toilet and a/c unit. They did upgrade my husbands and my room to a bay view which was great, but that made me feel even worse about the issues my parents were experiencing. It's a fantastic location and was within walking distance of all our events!
Everything was perfect except....Reviewed on 10/19/2011 Adia R
I loved this venue, the ceramony was perfect, the reception room was amazing! However the customer service was TERRIBL. The catering/reception manager was so rude and they miscalulated my final cost calling me ON my honeymoon saying I owed $798 more dollars. In they end they wrote off the amount because it was there mistake but it was such a nightmare. I love the location and the actual event just not the people.