The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Centrally located, the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego offers couples a convenient spot to host their wedding ceremony and reception. The hotel is just three miles from San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California and within walking distance of the Gaslamp Quarter's shops. Because the facility sits on the waterfront, to-be-weds have unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean that make the ideal backdrop for any wedding. The indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces are truly breathtaking and tours are available upon request.
Bayview Terrace. Take the elevator to the 32nd floor where you can discover the Bayview Terrace. This venue has enough room for 150 guests and it allows the bride and groom and their guests to enjoy an outdoor breeze and panoramic views of the city skyline and bay waters. The terrace has all of the modern amenities you've grown accustomed to while sporting a contemporary coastal design that has a romantic feel.
Coronado Ballroom. Sporting the most stunning chandeliers, the Coronado Ballroom has enough space for 450 of your closest friends and family members. The ballroom has space for dancing and was designed with a coastal theme. Connected to the ballroom is a private foyer and a terrace that have views of the surrounding bay.
Seaview Ballroom. The biggest feature of the Seaview Ballroom is its door that leads to the marina. Couples can easily have first-look photos taken down on the docks and then return to the ballroom where dinner and dancing can begin. The room is big enough for 300 people and has a modern design with an elegant twist.
Harbor Ballroom. With 18-foot-high ceilings, the Harbor Ballroom is an impressive 25,000 square feet, which is large enough to host as many as 800 guests. Decorative chandeliers hang from the ceilings and just outside the room are a private foyer and terrace that make for excellent breakaway spots.
Seaport Ballroom. The largest of the on-site ballrooms is the Seaport Ballroom, which has a 1,000-person capacity. This 30,000-square-foot ballroom includes vaulted ceilings and an attached foyer with picturesque floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests love the large dance floor, as well as the terrace that is often used for a cocktail hour.
What You Should Know
The first thing you might want to do when booking a wedding at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is meet with your coordinator to set up a food tasting with the facility's culinary team. The chef uses only the highest-quality locally sourced ingredients to ensure freshness. When it comes to the hors d'oeuvres, you can find duck confit and apple raviolis, fresh jumbo crab cakes and sliced mushroom strudels on the menu. The main entrees are just as appealing. Go with the potato herb-crusted chicken breast, the boiled sake-marinated sea bass or the pistachio-crusted rack of lamb. There's also a variety of desserts to add on, including lemon raspberry tarts, vanilla crème brulee with chocolate-dipped strawberries and espresso panna cotta.
There's no need to stress at your wedding, as the staff are more than happy to handle the setup of all of the tables and chairs. They do so according to the seating chart that you provide. Tables hold up to 12 guests each and are covered with your choice of white or black floor-length table linens with matching napkins. Mirrored tiles with votive candles are used as centerpieces, unless you prefer to bring your own. Included in all wedding packages is a custom-designed wedding cake from the on-site pastry chef, use of staging for a DJ or a live band and custom monogram lighting that can personalize the space. You may also want to browse the available bar packages that with come with a complimentary champagne toast and coffee service.
The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego congratulates the bride and groom by providing them with a complimentary guest room the night of their wedding. They can also block off rooms at a discounted rate for any out-of-town friends and relatives that are planning to attend the wedding. A few more bonuses are listed below.
- Valet parking available
- Audiovisual equipment
From the Vendor
Say "I Do" to Pacific Ocean views at Grand Hyatt
With sweeping Pacific Ocean and downtown skyline views, there are few things more romantic than celebrating your special day at Grand Hyatt San Diego. Located in the heart of downtown on the waterfront, just 3 miles from the international airport and steps to the Gaslamp's shopping and nightlife you will be in the center of everything. Whether it's an intimate reception for 50 or a lavish affair for 500, this hotel venue is the perfect space for any event, big or small. On Instagram? Find real Grand Hyatt San Diego weddings using #GrandHyattSDWedding. Please contact us for more information, to arrange a tasting, and schedule a tour.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
I just had my wedding here in November 2016. I could not have picked a better venue. They were so great to work with - Jonathan was amazing. When my now husband, parents, and I went to look at the venue they made us feel so special and everything was personalized. This attention lasted until the end of the honeymoon (we stayed in a Hyatt hotel) and it was not just a way to sell the venue. At every chance they got, they would upgrade our room, give us club access, bring us food and champagne. The food was also delicious, which I know is rare at weddings. It was of the same quality we had during the tasting. I HIGHLY recommend this venue to any bride and groom. I promise you won't be disappointed.
We had our wedding reception here last November and loved how everything turned out. The venue itself was beautiful; we were extremely happy with the ballroom, guest rooms, and all the amenities. Our ballroom had a a great view as well which the guests were able to enjoy during cocktail hour. The staff was excellent; very courteous, friendly and easy to work with. We had the pleasure of working with Jonathan DeFreitas and we couldn't say enough positive things about our experience. We worked w/ Maria Santana for our accommodations. She did a great job; even with last minute reservations, they were able to accommodate us. The honeymoon suite was amazing w/ beautiful views. Grateful to all the staff there for making our special day so memorable. Highly recommend this venue.
So easy!Reviewed on 9/16/2015 Niki E
We set up a block of rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in SD for our wedding in May. Every employee we encountered at the hotel was wonderful! They were especially accommodating when a guest who chose stay at another hotel wanted to switch over to the Grand Hyatt after seeing how beautiful the hotel is. The Booking Staff was able to make it happen right away! Thank you for the personalized service and for taking care of my guests!
Wow! What a place!Reviewed on 7/08/2012 Tina Y
I saw an ad for the Manchester Grand flash by on Orbitz while looking for places to stay on our honeymoon. After a little bit of researching, we decided this was totally the place. We were given a military discount (my husband is in the Army) and booked a corner king room for the week. After we were checked in and got up to the room, talk about a view!! It had a great view of the bay and part of the city, and also overlooked the outdoor pool outside. The facility had everything you could possibly image, need, or just think about. There's a great bar up on the 40th floor that has a wrap around view of the whole city, which is amazing at night. The hotel is within walking distance of many sites, and also offer bicycle rentals for those that are a few miles off. They also have directions to catch the trolley or buses for all the tourists attractions like the Zoo and SeaWorld. Overall, great service and an absolutely amazing hotel. The staff was top-notch and very diverse coming from all parts of the world. They were very professional, knowledgeable, and knew the city pretty well so were able to suggest a number of places for us to visit besides all the main tourist places. Highly recommend any newly-weds to stay here for at least a week and just take it all in. Can't wait to stay there again, possibly for an anniversary trip?
GroomReviewed on 1/20/2011 Robert D
It is often said the two biggest fears people have are death and public speaking. But what those researchers who developed the list have markedly omitted is one of the biggest fears of all … getting married! For a bride and groom to plan a wedding there are a significant amount of worries, but often overlooked is finding the perfect hotel accommodations for both you and your guests. As a frequent traveler and a long term Hyatt Hotel Diamond Global Passport member, over the years I have become somewhat of a “hotel snob”. I recognize the importance of staying at a hotel that is in a good location, has a clean and comfortable room, and a professional and knowledgeable staff all at a reasonable price. Granted, it is easy enough to worry about booking a room for myself; however, the stress level becomes magnified when trying to also satisfy wedding guests who are used to staying at 4-star and 5-star hotels. Now add in the fact of personally wanting a hotel suite to thrill my bride-to-be and the situation becomes as dire as obtaining front row tickets to a Los Angeles Lakers playoff basketball game and sitting next to Jack Nicholson! With our destination wedding planned on November 24, 2010 in San Diego, California, finding the perfect hotel accommodations was paramount. From downtown to the beach, the city of San Diego and its outlying areas offer a wide variety of hotels. Although there is an advantage with such a wide selection, there is also a disadvantage of trying to cut down that list. Ironically, after an extensive search over several months, our choice of hotels were reduced down to two – the Hyatt at Mission Bay and the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt. My long time experience with the Hyatt chain has always been very favorable, so with either choice I knew I was in good hands. Ultimately we decided on the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt. And what a fantastic choice it was! From better-than-competitive rates, to the most state-of-the-art on-line wedding reservation tracking system, to large and modern rooms with comfortable bedding, to the highest degree of guest care this hotel is to be commended. And for hotel restaurants, there are not many better than Sally’s! In particular, my wife and I would like to thank and commend Ms. Stephanie Wancheck, the Convention Services Manager, for her outstanding attention to every one of our needs… and even more! Although the Grand Hyatt has over 1,600 rooms, Ms. Wancheck made us feel like we were staying at a much more intimate bed and breakfast. She and her staff’s attention to detail was impeccable. Despite our wedding party being less than 50 guests, Ms. Wancheck was in correspondence with us weekly all the way up to the time of our wedding to ensure everything was going as planned. This allowed us to focus on the other aspects of our wedding. The “place de resistance” was the upgraded hotel suite Ms. Wancheck surprised us with. When we checked in we were upgraded to the Douglas Suite and she made sure our incredible room had a bottle of wine and chocolate covered strawberries and truffles in our honor! The room wasn’t just an upgrade it was an “up-great”! Once again, thank you to Ms. Wancheck and to all others involved at the Hyatt in helping make our wedding a special occasion and one we will always remember. The Hyatt Hotel’s mission statement is “to be the world’s premier host, creating a great experience for every person every time” and
Beautiful place, difficult to work with staffReviewed on 9/24/2010 Alexis B
The location was beautiful, but the staff was sadly unresponsive. They also didnt realize they had another 600 person party at the same time on the balcony below where my wedding was so we had to move the location within the hotel at the last minute. The staff doesnt work together so you have to manage the individual parts, which eliminates the perk of using just one location.
Review for Manchester Grand Hyatt San DiegoReviewed on 5/10/2010 San N
The cake looked liked what I wanted.;Taste could be improved for the price.
Rating for Manchester Grand Hyatt San DiegoReviewed on 9/09/2007 Cheryl C