San Diego Mission Bay Resort 1775 East Mission Bay Drive • San Diego • CA 92109


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

With San Diego's wealth of pristine beaches, it's no wonder so many couples choose to wed with their "toes in the sand", and this resort's beach ceremony spot is one of the region's loveliest. You'll say "I do" as Mission Bay's tranquil waters lap at the shore and sailboats glide by gracefully in the distance—an iconic snapshot of "America's Finest City", to be sure.

For a celebration with a decidedly South Seas twist, consider the exquisite Garden by the Bay, where towering palm trees form a natural wedding arch. Exchange vows beneath the softly swaying fronds surrounded by lush tropical gardens, all with an unobstructed view of the ocean. Not quite ready to leave the water's edge? Continue the fête right here—this area is wonderful for dining under the stars, and the sunsets aren't to be missed.

You might also hold your reception on the Bayside Terrace, with its cascading waterfall and striking 60-year-old ficus tree. Or, opt for one of the hotel's chic ballrooms, each of which offers a host of fine features, from dazzling Italian glass chandeliers to French doors that open to views of the pool and bay.

For something a bit different, consider Solrisa, an inviting, lounge-style space where you can enjoy the seasonal fireworks from nearby Sea World (and make believe they're just for you!).

Of course, you aren't limited to any one, or even two, of these captivating sites—how you choreograph your party is entirely up to you. The combinations are endless, and your dedicated event specialist will help you work out all the details, including obtaining the permit for your beach vows and accommodating your cultural traditions.

That same flexibility extends to the personalized packages, which can be easily tailored to fit your needs and budget. They even offer one exclusively for elopements or very small events: A popular option is an intimate ceremony on the resort's rustic dock on the bay, followed by an open-air reception.

Best yet? The resort is the ideal choice for a wedding weekend. Its central location, just a quick drive to all of the city's most popular attractions, will make this a favorite with your out-of-town and local guests alike. And because it's a true resort, with outstanding waterfront rooms, sumptuous dining, enticing pools, the divine Spa Brezza, and much more, you can enjoy a truly San Diego experience without setting foot outside the lavish grounds. On second thought, you may want to extend your stay into a "wedding week"!



Simply Perfect Elopement & Small Wedding

Looking for a beautiful place to elope or host an intimate wedding celebration? San Diego Mission Bay Resort’s Simply Perfect Package provides everything you need to have a magical, stress-free wedding:

  • White garden chairs for up to 30 guests
  • Licensed wedding officiant
  • Sound system including speakers and handheld microphone for the officiant
  • Custom rose florals for the wedding couple
  • Priority reservation at the onsite restaurant or private dining room
  • Discounted overnight wedding accommodations for the couple and guests

Ceremony locations include South Lawn ($3,000), Beach ($3,500), Bay Lawn ($2,000), and Dock ($2,500.)

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $3,000–3,800/event
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
Package Prices
  • $168/person and up
  • Wedding packages include:

    • Plated dinner & hors d'oeuvres
    • One-hour hosted premium bar & celebration toast
    • Wedding cake
    • Reception setup
    • Menu tasting for up to four guests
    • Two-night stay for the newlyweds (with a bottle of sparkling wine & strawberries the night of the wedding)
    • Discounted accommodations for guests & event self-parking

    Brunch wedding packages start at $84/person.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 600 500
Cocktails, etc. Standing 800 600
Reception Seated 700 600
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 125.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site seats 600 indoors or 500 outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility accommodates 700 seated or 800 standing indoors and 600 seated or standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 50 guests indoors and 125 outdoors.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list



Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

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

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Park
  • Pool Area
  • Waterfall

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house, preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Dressing Areas: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot, on street, garage, nearby lot
Accommodations: 378 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: cityscape, garden, coastline, landscaped grounds


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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