San Diego, California 92109
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Why We Like This Place
The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina is almost a city unto itself and, like most fabulous cities, seems to have something for everyone—especially when it comes to weddings. This sprawling resort, surrounded on three sides by water, encompasses such a variety of event spaces—from grand ballrooms to a verdant garden patio to a sunny seaside embankment—that virtually any bride’s desires can be satisfied.
Start with the very private Banyan Court and Lawn, a landscaped park featuring a cluster of spreading banyan trees in the center of a courtyard, ringed by flowering shrubs and water views. Banyans, which symbolize “wish fulfillment” and “eternal life” throughout India and Southeast Asia, make a fitting backdrop for exchanging vows and celebrating a union! There’s plenty of room on the expansive adjacent lawn for cocktails and dinner, followed by dancing under the stars. Wedding album alert: The wooden bridge in the grove is a charming spot for photos.
If you prefer a ceremony site with the sun sparkling on the water, tie the knot on the Bayside Lawn. From here, it’s a short walk to the Bayview Ballroom. Grand in scale, the room boasts dramatic chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows framing a wide vista that transitions from a colorful sunset at dusk to twinkling lights across Mission Bay at night. An adjoining patio (also available with the Mission and Palm Ballrooms) creates an indoor/outdoor flow.
But the Hyatt has another option that truly elevates the indoor/outdoor experience to a totally upscale and glamorous level: The Regatta Pavilion will make you forget anything you ever thought you knew about tented venues. Lushly draped and fully carpeted, the pavilion is a unique, romantic setting where up to 700 guests can revel beside the bay.
Planning a smaller-scale gathering? There are plenty of choices for you, too. The Cabanas is an intriguing spot for an event-in-the-round. A series of raised, open-air cabanas around the perimeter provide seating during the ceremony, or conversation-friendly groupings during the reception. For an intimate fête with a sophisticated feel, take the elevator straight to the Penthouse atop The Tower. This sleek apartment with marble floors, step-down living room, fireplace, bar and wraparound patios with near 360-degree panoramas of the bay, ocean and marina is, to quote Cole Porter, “the tops.”
The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay is a great destination for your out-of-town guests: They’ll dine splendidly (the catering staff uses the freshest ingredients in deliciously innovative ways); they can be pampered at the spa; there’s a water playground on site; and the hotel is close to a wide range of attractions. And for you, the newlyweds, the perks don’t end with the wedding—in addition to receiving a complimentary bridal suite, you actually earn reward points from your event that entitle you to free nights at any Hyatt worldwide for your honeymoon!
- Max. Seated Indoors: 700
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 700
- Max. Seated Indoors: 700
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 500
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 800
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 700
- Max. Seated: 700
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel holds up to 700 seated guests indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site accommodates up to 700 seated or 800 standing indoors, and 500 seated or 700 standing guests outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting rooms hold up to 700 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
25% of the food & beverage minimum is required to reserve your date. The balance is payable in quarterly installments with the final payment due 10 business days prior to the event. The ceremony fee ranges $1,500–2,500 depending on the day and time of the event and the space reserved. Packages start at $95/person for lunch and $115/person for dinner. Tax and service charge are additional. For the rooftop Penthouse space, packages are available that include food, beverage, sleeping accommodations, tax, and service charge.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: self and valet available
Accommodations: 430 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: garden, courtyard, pool area, landscaped grounds; panorama of ocean/bay, coastline, and cityscape
Other: spa services
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required