Celebrate your private party the quintessential San Diego way – with the ocean in arm’s reach. Across town, from Del Mar to Coronado, you can host your special occasion right along the coast to ensure a warm sea breeze is the showstopper of your affair.
Discover the top ocean-view private event venues
Tower23 Hotel: This Pacific Beach hotel and accompanying restaurant JRDN embrace seaside vibes with a key location just step away from the sand. For your party, it’s the perfect place to toast to San Diego’s warm climate while professional planners take care of the details. Inside of the private Wine Room, you’ll be warmly welcomed by dramatic lighting reflecting off the 1,000 bottle wine wall and onto a massive ocean panorama. The space opens into a heated, covered patio complete with a soothing water feature and a fire pit for guests to mix and mingle around. The hand-selected meats, sustainable seafood and locally grown, organic produce prepared by Executive Chef David Warner will satisfy every guest’s personal tastes. Chef can also design a custom menu to fit just what you and your guests may be looking for. Reserve your private party by calling 858.490.3126 or emailing email@example.com.
George’s at the Cove: Overlooking the great Pacific, George’s at the Cove presents all the key elements to impress at your next private event, whether it’s business, a reception, or just jovial celebration. The La Jolla Cove view is unmatched, as is the award-winning cuisine. Events are customized at George’s, avoiding standard packages and instead creating uniquely tailored and special occasions. From intimate gatherings to large affairs, the team at George’s is well-versed in the art of brining a vision to life, stress-free. Choose from the Ocean View and Pacific Rooms, ideal for smaller groups and offering a dramatic view of the Pacific coastline; the sleek and modern Prospect & Village Rooms; or George’s Bar with expansive views of the ocean for 56 people with tables and chairs or 34 with barstools. For more information, visit georgesatthecove.com.
1500 OCEAN at Hotel Del Coronado: At Hotel Del Coronado, the pristine beaches and extraordinary ocean views are focal points for visitors and locals alike. 1500 OCEAN boasts beachfront dining with a farm-to-table culinary approach. The restaurant offers two private dining rooms for events. First, the Wine Room welcomes guests into an intimate setting connecting to the wine vault which can also be used for hors d’eouvres and tastings. The Oceanview Room offers a wider space that opens onto a grand outdoor terrace. Sample menus include tray-passed appetizers of Smoked Salmon, Crab Salmon, Beef Tartare or Smoked Eggplant; Stations of Truffle Macaroni and Cheese, Prosciutto-Wrapped Prawns or a Charcuterie Platte; and lavish three-course or four-course plated dinner options. For more information, visit hoteldel.com
L’ Auberge Del Mar: Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, L’Auberge offers only the best to create those perfect moments. L’Auberge can accommodate groups up to 300 in six private meeting rooms or event spaces, most of which include windows and terraces. If you’re really after the ocean though, there are exclusive outdoor spaces with stunning views. The culinary team is armed and ready to create personally tailored banquet menus just for you, featuring regional and seasonal organic ingredients. Menus also feature free-range meats and sustainable seafood, keeping with a focus on health-conscious fare. Groups enjoy individually garnished servings placed in beautiful Villeroy and Boch china served a-la-minute on elegant display stations. For more information, visit laubergedelmar.com.
Humphreys Restaurant: Special gatherings are a perfect fit at Humphreys by the Bay, with award-wining cuisine and scenic bay views. Using the best of California fresh produce, seafood and Angus beef, Chef Paul Murphy artfully combines the flavors of the Caribbean, Gulf Coast, Mediterranean and Pacific Rim. Options are endless, starting with morning offerings of plated breakfasts, varied buffets or an “Island Brunch”. For afternoon banquets or dinner parties, Humphreys can serve plated dishes or roll out the lavish buffets. Station buffets range from Pacific Seafood and Japanese Sushi to Baja Taco, Italian Pasta, Bangkok Curry and more. The experienced staff is well-prepared to help you create a unique and memorable experience at one of the most chic spots in San Diego. For more information, visit humphreysrestaurant.com.
Brockton Villa: Nestled in La Jolla on the hillside above Coast Boulevard, the quaint Brockton Villa offers a striking private party venue with unbeatable ocean views. For both tourists and locals alike, Brockton Villa is a true gem with is one of a kind location. For special occasions, Brockton Villa can accommodate your party with the best possible view and seating areas with a maximum of 100. Guests can choose from the West Veranda featuring a covered porch with a great sunset vantage point in the evenings; the Inside Dining Room with a large abalone-inlaid fireplace, ocean view and cozy cottage ambiance; or the Outside Patio with open-air delight shaded by umbrellas and an old pepper tree. All food is prepared from scratch and served sit-down or buffet style. For more information, visit brocktonvilla.com.
Paradise Point Resort & Spa: This lush tropical retreat can take guests far away to a blissful place, while staying right here in San Diego. Surrounded by a private island paradise of lush gardens, endless waterfront activities, relaxing indulgences and acclaimed dining, Paradise Point can accommodate any private party. There is 35,057 square feet of event space, each room with its own character and stunning views of San Diego Mission Bay, including the well known Paradise Ballroom for celebrations of up to 1,000. Soak in the secluded, outdoor beauty of Pine Hill, Paradise Lawn and Sunset Lawn. Paradise Point will treat your guests and meeting attendees to extraordinary cuisine with their courteous and attentive catering staff on hand to create everything from elegant buffets to decadent, full-course menus. Expert catering coordinators offer exceptional service to enhance your event. For more information, visit paradisepoint.com.
Bali Hai Restaurant: With spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline, Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island is an ideal spot for private events. Bali Hai completed a $4 million transformation in 2010, now boasting a contemporary redesign by architect Graham Downes, as well as a reinvented Pacific Rim menu. Along with the upstairs dining room, Bali Hai offers three different and versatile private rooms. The flexibility of multiple private facilities can accommodate any type of party with an added bay breeze to accent your affair. The South Pacific Room boasts the largest indoor space, a circular room opening up to a panoramic view of the San Diego Bay. Hawaiian Village is the outdoor pavilion located on San Diego Bay, containing its own restrooms and bar. The Tiki Room is a smaller private room located upstairs off the dining room. For more information, visit balihairestaurant.com.
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