Kona Kai San Diego Resort 1551 Shelter Island Dr • San Diego • CA 92106


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Set on Shelter Island, this sprawling resort's picturesque, Spanish-influenced buildings are flanked on one side by a sparkling harbor, and on the other by a grassy park overlooking the open bay. In true resort fashion, there's plenty to do here: borrow one of the hotel's fleet of turquoise beach cruisers for a spin around the island, rent paddle boards or kayaks from the on-site shop, or get pampered at the full-service spa.
  • On the property's private beach, an expanse of pristine sand brings guests right to the water's edge, where they have a lovely view across the harbor of Point Loma's hills. Host your whole celebration here, or opt for one of two lovely waterfront parks, both set against picturesque panoramas of city lights, lush greenery, and the colorful marina.
  • Inside the hotel, you'll find an array of flexible event spaces, each with an adjoining outdoor terrace. Perched over the harbor, the Point Loma Ballroom is perfect for an elegant reception following a ceremony on the adjacent brick-paved Circle Patio. Or, opt for the Cabo Courtyard, boasting a trickling Spanish-style fountain, a landing just right for exchanging vows, and grassy garden areas for mingling and lawn games.


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Book your wedding on any Sunday–Friday at Kona Kai San Diego Resort and receive the following amenities:

  • Discounted event parking
  • 5–10% off wedding package pricing
  • 25–50% off your ceremony fee

Must mention this promotion at the time of booking. Please call the catering office at 619-819-8179 to schedule a tour of the resort.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $1,500–3,000/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
Package Prices
  • $177–250/person
  • Wedding packages can include:

    • Butler-passed hors d'oeuvres
    • Plated dinner, buffet, or action stations
    • Wedding cake by Cute Cakes
    • Event setup
    • Menu tasting for the wedding couple
    • Water view guest room for the wedding couple on the night of their wedding with a bottle of sparkling wine & chocolate truffles
    • Hosted bar up to 5 1/2 hours, champagne toast, and wine service with dinner
    • And more!
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $2,500–30,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 900 1200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 1100 3000
Reception Seated 650 750
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 650.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, events end at 10pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Beach Wedding Ceremony
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Resort / Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Retreat
  • Beach / Ocean

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Areas: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot, on street
Accommodations: 170 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes in some spaces, CBA in others
Cleanup: provided
View: cityscape, fountain, garden, courtyard, pool area, landscaped grounds; panorama of bay, hills, and marina
Other: grand piano, picnic area


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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