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Getting Married At Bali Hai - What You Need To Know

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

Bali Hai Wedding Ceremony San Diego

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You may already know Bali Hai for its yummy Sunday brunch, famous happy hour or signature Mai Tai BUT did you know you can tie the knot here!? If you are looking for a tropical venue for your wedding in San Diego, look no further! This Polynesian paradise should be at the top of your list! Ideally situated on Shelter Island, this local favorite will entice you with its romantic space, spectacular views of the San Diego Bay and Downtown skyline.

Bali Hai wedding view Shelter Island

Discover the Bayside Garden Patio, a green gem that is THE perfect spot for your ceremony. Imagine yourself walking down the aisle surrounded by tall, swaying palm trees and tropical flowers. Say yes facing an idyllic view of the bay. The Garden can seat up to 175 people with additional space for standing room. Bali Hai conveniently provides: white folding chairs, a white cloth aisle runner and a wedding arch.

Ceremony set up Bali Hai Wedding

For Cocktail Hour, the outside patio is the ideal space for your guests to enjoy their signature punch while admiring the sunset on the city’s skyline. Be sure to talk to our Photography & Videography team to capture these amazing moments!

Wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego

Now that you’ve said yes, it’s time to eat and dance! Bali Hai has three options to accommodate your reception:

The South Pacific Room is an indoor space with patio access that can seat up to 200 people. From floor to ceiling panoramic windows to the built-in wooden bar and magnificent dance floor, this space will charm your socks off! This room can be booked from 11am to 4:30pm or from 6pm to 12pm.

The Hawaiian Village is an outdoor covered pavilion that is located right by the bay. This space can seat up to 140 people with room for a dance floor directly underneath the structure. It has clear plastic sides that can be rolled down and heaters in the event of inclement weather. This room can be booked from 2pm to 8 pm or from 4pm to 10pm. Additional event hours can be purchased!

The Tiki Room, located upstairs, just off the dining room, offers a more intimate private setting for up to 30 people.

All the spaces come with tables, chairs, white tablecloths, napkins, flatware and glassware so that’s one thing you can cross off your list!

Wedding reception at Bali Hai

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For Cocktail Hour and Reception, Bali Hai offers 3 different packages with an assortment of drinks (including craft cocktails) and a catering menu that includes delicious farm fresh food to choose from. Word on the street is the Hawaiian Style Buffet and Mai Tai Punch Bowls are crowd pleasers!

Wedding Price: According to Here Comes The Guide, the cost of a meal served in the Hawaiian Village or the South Pacific Room starts at $65/person + Tax. Alcohol and 22% service charge are additional.

There is a Food and Beverage minimum to book either space. The amount differs depending on date and time, but it is typically around $10,000 for a Saturday evening.

PARKING: Don’t sweat! There is ample complimentary self-parking at the venue that allows your guests to park directly in front of the restaurant. Woohoo!

ACCOMMODATION: Bali Hai is conveniently situated a hop and a skip away from some of San Diego’s best hotels: Humphreys Half Moon Inn, Kona Kai Resort & Spa plus the Bay Club Hotel & Marina for your wedding night and guests.

Consult our Wedding Planning team in San Diego to design the wedding of your dreams and visit the space!

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