Posts Categorized: Rehearsal Dinners

  [caption id="attachment_58009" align="alignnone" width="704"]Enjoy a Stunning Wedding, Wedding Reception or Rehearsal Dinner at one of San Diego's many romantic vineyards. Enjoy a Stunning Wedding, Wedding Reception or Rehearsal Dinner at one of San Diego's many romantic vineyards.[/caption] The Rehearsal Dinner is the precursor to the day you will remember for the rest of your life, your Wedding Day will be the first step to a lifetime of joy and happiness together. That's why the SAN DIEGAN has taken the time to extensively research these venues, so you can have the perfect venue for your Rehearsal Dinner. Many of these romantic San Diego restaurants will also make a great choice for your memorable wedding reception. Yes, great restaurants abound and many San Diego restaurants are in close proximity to chosen wedding site.  If you are getting married in Balboa Park, which so happens to be everybody's favorite venue, you'll find several excellent rehearsal dinner locations nearby. An obvious candidate is The Prado, which is a popular wedding site and the restaurant is in the heart of Balboa Park. But far superior is Mister A's, which sits atop the Fifth Avenue Financial Building and offers a breathtaking view of the city both at dusk and at night. Your wedding party will be swept away with this restaurant's elegant setting. It's always an excellent suggestion to dine at these suggested venues to appreciate each rehearsal dinner location's venues. Dining is both inside and on their magnificent rooftop  patio with its eye catching view of commercial airlines gliding by on their approach to the city. Still another one-of-a-kind venues is that of Old Town State Historic Park, which is home to almost a dozen festive Mexican Restaurants And those that specialize in weddings and wedding rehearsal are everything you'd expect a wedding rehearsal dinner venue or a wedding reception to be. With its historic setting in the heart of historic San Diego's beginning, this locale is hard to beat. So expect to be entertained while you dine by strolling mariach's as  the frosty margaritas flow like water. And of course the Mexican cuisine is second to none. And because this historic site offers no parking meters you'll find lots of parking available with two restaurants offering underground parking. Ole! Stunning to say the least is a wedding rehearsal at an oceanfront restaurant in La Jolla. Virtually every La Jolla Restaurant is a show stopper. Perhaps one up manship for a stunning place to dine would be to be seated for a breath taking view of the ocean at sunset. Great recommendations with sunsets served daily include Dukes, Donavan's Steakhouse George's at the Cove and of course the one and only Marine Restaurant, where at high tide the waves actually smash on the thick glass while you dine. Go there for cocktails and view the sweeping ocean view and you will be forever in love with this stunning restaurant. Another breathtaking destination ls Shelter Island, which was San Diego Bay's first of two man made aquatic wonderlands, which are filled with stunning bay view restaurants. Perhaps the most famous is the one and only Bali Hai Restaurant, It specializes in weddings and can accommodate almost any size wedding party with it's unique south seas theme. And the views of ships entering or leaving San Diego harbor will capture your imagination with wonderful possibilities. As for the cuisine, it's polynesian. And ho hasn't dined in or enjoyed the musical venues offered at a Humphrey's Concert On the venue? If for some reason you have missed it, don't miss having a Sunday Brunch or dinner here to glimpse at this stunning location for your wedding, rehearsal dinner and or wedding reception. It's second to none. And memorable weddings is one of their specialties. So with its view of yachts moored at the multiple marinas, the view will take your breath away. And perhaps the grand daddy of them all is to have your rehearsal dinner or wedding reception at the world renowned San Diego Yacht Club. While it is a private club, they do offer these events. It offers the same awesome venue that Humphrey's On The Bay Offers is a stunning nautical setting. And any recommendation would be amiss if your special event did not include a visit to the world famous Hotel Del Coronado. This stunning turn of the century showplace has been the scene of royal weddings and special occasions since 1888. Some guests prefer to be married on the beach in front of the hotel and then enjoy a one of a kind reception fit for royalty. And as you might guess there are numerous other bay front venues that will knock your socks off. One is Peohe's Restaurant overlooking downtown San Diego and the other is just next door Il Fornaio Restaurant offering mouthwatering Italian cuisine is a romantic setting second to none. Both of these venues sit side by side at the Ferry Land Market Place at the water's edge overlooking downtown San Diego. And at sunset your guests will see the city shimmer in the sunset as the sun reflects on the windows of the many skyscrapers. Then as night falls they will see the city light up like a Christmas tree. While there are stunning wedding, wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venues not mention in this introduction from the ocean to San Diego's Borrego Desert all of these recommendations are seriously challenged by having your special event on a harbor cruise on the Hornblower Cruise and Events, which specializes in special events. It offers the same stunning views that both Peohe's and Ill Fornaio offer except that it cruised the entire bay from Shelter Island to Coronado and back. And for cuisine it is second to none. And when your guests step aboard, they are greeted with a smile as they are handed a sparkling glass of champagne. Now that's class! So for your special celebration, you should definitely pull out all of the stops and celebrate your event like royalty. Presented here are over 500 personally researched venues. Many are at restaurants because they are already well known for their superb cuisine and are equally well known for their unique settings. And many have underground parking lots. So virtually every roadblock to a smooth running event has already been taken care of. So whatever, you do don't leave a rock unturned in spending the time searching for and finding the perfect venue.And with this almost exhausting list of researched venues you are well on your way to find the perfect venue for your special wedding celebration.        

Bali Hai For Romantic Bay Views of San Diego

Bali Hai has been a San Diego favorite for seafood fine dining since 1954. They are well-known for their delicious seafood, steaks and polynesian cuisine served with a breathtaking view of San Diego Bay. If you want to impress your out-of-town guests, bring them here. Entrées to rave about are their Chicken of the Gods,… Read more »

Sunrise Buffet Offers the Best Tasting All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Extravaganza in Greater San Diego

Great Plaza Buffet

Sunrise Buffet has two convenient locations to serve you. And you’ll be delighted with your discovery of what has been discribed as “the best tasting seafood and oriental buffet in the county.” This all-you-can-eat dining extravaganza is where you will find lots of repeat customers because the food and selection are so good. Sunrise Buffet… Read more »

Bistro 39 is a California Bistro Classics

Bistro 39 is a favorite restaurant for locals and out-of-towners alike. Its local appeal is because the word has gotten out that it’s not hotel food. So the numerous locals living in nearby apartments, condos and single-family homes come here to dine too. Plus, their chef, who graduated from a famous culinary school, creates memorable… Read more »

Andrés Cuban Restaurant is a TOP 100 BEST in San Diego Recommended Dining Destination Not to Miss

andres cuban restaurant

This family owned and operated restaurant has been a San Diegan classic for over 25 years, with a strong local following, and a favorite of many dignitaries, pro-athletes and notable figures visiting San Diego from Latin America that were in search of the best authentic Caribbean food. For the best seating, ask for table 7. An evening meal at Andrés is a delicious experience.

The Butcher Shop Steakhouse is a Classic

You will be pleasantly delighted when you’re escorted to one of three plush dining rooms. Be sure to ask to be seated in the library, and ask for booth 17 or 21. Their combination dinners are very popular. Heavenly desserts are also a specialty here. Reminiscent of a classic Chicago-style steakhouse, The Butcher Shop features… Read more »

Saska’s Steak & Seafood is Celebrating Its 63rd Anniversary in North Mission Beach ’til 2 a.m.

A legend in our city is Saska’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant. This family-owned restaurant is celebrating 63 years in business at the same location on Mission Boulevard in north Mission Beach. Featured in a rustic nautical setting are Saska’s delicious fresh seafood selections and fabulous tasting steaks. The Saska’s secret to their delicious – tasting… Read more »

Island Prime means Steaks, Seafood, and Bay Views

Island Prime is actually two restaurants under one roof, the first is Island Prime serving steak and seafood, and the other is C Level Lounge featuring California cuisine. For spectacular bay and downtown San Diego skyline views, ask for tables 21 or 26. Chef Deborah Scott’s Island Prime features metro steaks and seafood in a… Read more »

Humphreys Restaurant Featuring Live Music

Humphreys Restaurant

Humphreys Restaurant on Shelter Island is the award winner of the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 San Diego Restaurant Association’s Gold Medallion Award for Best Live Music Venue/Restaurant. And when it comes to Sunday brunch, Humphreys bay-front restaurant is as good as it gets. Humphreys features an unparalleled presentation against the backdrop of beautiful yachts moored… Read more »

Jolly Roger Restaurant on Oceanside Harbor

This attractive New England-style restaurant is nestled on the edge of Oceanside Harbor. A good recommendation is the macadamia nut mahi mahi. It’s two generous, golden brown cuts that are perfectly prepared. Another winner is the seafood linguine, which is a combination of lobster, scallops and fresh fish of the day in a creamy sauce…. Read more »

Kaiserhof Restaurant Voted Best German Restaurant in San Diego 36 years in a Row

Kaiserhof Restaurant (2) during the pandemic you need to call for hours open. Most recent hours have been limited to Thursday thru Sunday with curbside takeaway only from noon till 7 p.m. only. This awesome local faqvorite has been voted the best German restaurant in all of San Diego for 36 years in a row…. Read more »

Mount Palomar Winery is One of the Original Wineries in Temecula Valley

Mount Palomar Winery

One of the original wineries, established 1969, it is up a little hill, hidden from the road. This inviting winery is open for tastings daily. They produce over 14,000 cases of wine annually and distribute to store and fine restaurants in Southern California. They also have a full-service gourmet deli, gift shop, patio and shady… Read more »

Solare Ristorante & Lounge is a Local Favorite Offering Superb Italian Cuisine at Liberty Station

Owner/Chef Stefano Ceresoli and his lovely wife Roberta have transformed their already successful Italian restaurant Solare Ristorants & Lounge into a new and delightfully fun place to dine and entertain. They also offer live jazz on Thursday. Now they have added a new menu to go along with their already personalized service to make dining… Read more »

Ashoka the Great Serves Indian Cuisine

When it comes to San Diego Restaurants serving Indian cuisine, look no farther than Ashoka The Great. This is a fabulous restaurant featuring the finest-tasting Indian cuisine in San Diego. Their all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and dinner buffet are very popular. However, it is from their extensive menu that you will find the truly memorable Indian… Read more »

Wiens Family Cellars are Famous for Their "Big Red" Wines in Temecula Wine Country

This winery is literally family run, with four brothers working together to grow, produce and distribute their “Big Red” wines. Their selection of handcrafted wines includes over 15 different varietals like Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Port and Amour de l’Orange, which is a sparkling white wine with a touch of orange. Tastings are… Read more »

Phil’s BBQ: San Diego’s Most Famous BBQ Restaurant

Phil’s BBQ, which opened its doors in 1998, has served more than one million pounds of BBQ sauce to go along with its. Serving thousands of customers a day Phil’s has built a foundation on consistency, quality, freshness and friendly service. Phil’s BBQ offers full service catering via a fleet of high tech trucks fully… Read more »

Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant Family Style Meals

Nicolosi’s offers the best tasting family style Italian food in San Diego and being in business for 58 years is a great testimonial as to how popular they are. Ask anyone and they will tell you that this family owned San Diego favorite has been serving the best-tasting lasagna, ravioli, eggplant, macaroni and cheese, chicken… Read more »

Pearl Chinese Cuisine Features Hong Kong-Style Dining with Lakefront Views

When you dine here, expect to enjoy delicious Hong Kong-style cuisine in a luxurious setting with a romantic lake view. In fact, this is the only restaurant in North County Inland that has a waterfront view. However, the big attraction here is the tantalizing cuisine with attentive service. A memorable entrée from their Clay Pot… Read more »

San Diego Symphony Performs Year-Round

San Diego Symphony

The jewel of this district is the historic Copley Symphony Hall (20) at 750 B St. (619-235-0804). It is regarded as one of the finest classical music venues on the West Coast. This year the San Diego Symphony, now over 100 years old and one of the oldest orchestras in California, will embark on a… Read more »

Residence Inn by Marriott Oceanside is Appealing to Business Travelers and Vacationers Alike

This impressive four story, 125 room hotel ($149–$329) has all the amenities that make Residence Inn so appealing to business travelers as well as vacationers. A big plus are its fully-equipped kitchen amenities, which include a microwave oven in every room, dishwasher, refrigerator and more. Complimentary breakfast buffets are offered every morning and they have… Read more »

Doubletree Hotel Downtown Features Breathtaking Views of San Diego’s Beautiful Harbor

The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown is a newly renovated hotel featuring 333 guest rooms, suites and town homes with balconies that overlook downtown and the harbor. They also have two ballrooms for special events and meetings that can accommodate up to 200 people. They have superb catering and tasteful extras that make them top… Read more »

San Diego Botanic Garden Is North County’s World-Renowned Botanical Garden Attraction

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a place of year-round beauty. Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a… Read more »

Homewood Suites is a Hotel That’s Like Home

At Homewood Suites by Hilton, you’ll enjoy their spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, along with amenities to help you feel at home. 120 suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table, work desk, sofa, complimentary high-speed internet access, cable TV and complimentary HBO. Complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast served daily. Complimentary light meal and… Read more »

Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery in Temecula

Carol’s Restaurant at Bailey Winery in Temecula is an excellent place to eat when touring the Temeculca Wineries. In fact, this fine restaurant is ideally located in one of the most recommended wineries. You can indoor or on a delightful patio overlooking the vinewards. If you dine indoors you’ll be greeted by a high-ceiling dominated… Read more »

Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant in Grossmont Center, La Mesa Is an East County Favorite

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant is home to their world-famous bird-bath sized margaritas. It is undoubtedly the most colorful and enjoyable Mexican restaurants in San Diego County. They were previously located in Old Town’s Bazaar del Mundo for 35 years. Now, by popular demand, it has been relocated to La Mesa…. Read more »

Ocean View Dining at Chart House Restaurant

The Chart House Restaurant (30), for more than 50 years has represented the best of the best when it comes to spectacular settings be it at the ocean or in a forest. Here it is a breathtaking seashore view of waves crashing on the beach while you dine. Their floor to ceiling windows and inspiring… Read more »

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Old Town San Diego Has Won Many Awards

Casa Guadalajara

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant (31) won the Gold Medallion Award in 2010 for the Best Mexican Dinner House, and for good reason. For great San Diego Restaurants, it’s at the top of the list. It’s an excellent Mexican restaurant, which is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Ask for a seat on one of their… Read more »

NOW CLOSED Albie’s Beef Inn was a Local Favorite

Albie’s Beef Inn (20), which has been in business for over 50 years, is well known and highly recommended for its popular piano bar and delicious aged steaks and fresh seafood. A loyal following of San Diegans of all ages dine here often. Ask to be seated in the cocktail lounge piano bar in a… Read more »

Cafe Coyote Serves Award Winning Mexican Food

For San Diego Restaurants, this one’s a winner. In fact, it’s been selected as the top Mexican Restaurant in San Diego by the San Diego Restaurant Association for 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. They received the Gold Medallion Award for Best Mexican Restaurant. This year this Mexican Restaurant in Historic Old Town is celebrating… Read more »

San Diego’s Natural History Museum is Filled With Life-Sized Prehistoric Animals & Exhibits

This huge Balboa Park treasure, which is the oldest museum in Southern California, is where you’ll find life-sized dinosaur models and hands-on natural history exhibits. The museum’s permanent exhibition is Fossil Mysteries, which takes you on a journey through 75 million years of Southern California’s rich history. One of Balboa Park’s best-kept secrets is the… Read more »

Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park is where you Can See Artisans at Work

A visit to Balboa Park would not be complete without visiting the 37 working artist studios managed by over 250 local artists and see and speak to many of these artists while they create their works of art that are all offered for sale. This unique venue is showcased in The Spanish Village Art Center… Read more »