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San Diego Wedding Venue Reviews

What Happy Couples Have Said

Read our San Diego wedding venue reviews, and learn how the exquisite event spaces and professional staff at Holiday Inn Bayside make for a truly unique waterfront destination.  

Wedding Reviews


Reyes-Halal Wedding - 5 STARS

by Krizandra (bride), December 6th, 2019

The Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside was an absolute perfect venue for our wedding reception. I toured a handful of hotels before I finally found this hidden gem and nearly booked it on the spot because of Lindsey Wong. From the first day she was professional, helpful, and genuinely cared about our wedding and helping us plan the perfect celebration. She was so accommodating to our needs and full of tons of useful tips and advice. She worked well with our vendors and was promptly responsive to the millions of questions I had. Planning our wedding with my husband across the country was a breeze because of Lindsey and the incredible service this place has to offer.

The hotel is located between Downtown San Diego and La Jolla and there are plenty of gorgeous spots for photos in the area and not to mention that it's a super convenient for all of our family and friends who wanted to explore San Diego. The Bayside Ballroom was HUGE and the food was phenomenal. The entire front tower, including the ballroom were recently built so it is very clean and modern. The newlywed suite we stayed in was gorgeous, I slept in the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in in my life, and it was perfect for hosting family and friends for the big day. Our family and friends especially enjoyed being conveniently located in the middle of the action with the affordable hotel room block. Overall, I cannot recommend Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside enough. It was by far the best reception location we could have asked for!


Herrera-Ridenour Wedding - 5 STARS

by Anna (bride), Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I would highly recommend this hotel for couples who are looking for a great venue to celebrate their big day. We had our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at the poolside deck which was beautifully decorated (tropical lush feel). Our reception was at the Harborview room with great ambiance overlooking the city and the marina and the setting had an intimate feel. Most importantly, our guests told us they loved and enjoyed all the food selection served in the buffet table so, kudos to the chef and catering team! Initially, we worked with Jenay Moore regarding the details of our wedding, she was very helpful and answered all our questions but she left a couple of weeks prior to our event but Dianne Rodrigues took her place and coordinated everything with us and she did a fantastic job. Overall, we were satisfied with the service this hotel provided. It worked well with our budget without sacrificing the quality of the location, accommodations and menu selection. Thank you for making June 25, 2016 a memorable day to us.


Perfect Wedding - 5 STARS

by Lynn Ogata, Monday, July 11, 2016

The wedding glitter has settled, 4th of July craziness gone, all out of town guests back home . My house is Very Quiet so I have time to reflect. Thank you God for blessing us with a perfect wedding for our daughter Randi Nicole and her husband Christopher Wu's wedding. I cannot express my gratitude enough to Holiday Inn Bayside for going above and beyond to make everything sooo perfect. From the bottom of my heart , thank you Dianne Harvey Rodrigues for all of your hard work. Shannon for working with Di with all last minute details . Pat and your dining staff, Lynn and your dining staff for brunch. Everything was Absolutely magical, delicious and perfect. I would highly recommend Holiday Inn Bayside for any function you are planning. Professionalism, Heart , and lots of hard work is what they blessed us with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making such an Important day so Perfect....Such a Happy Heart ! Thank you.