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.        

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe & Pub is a Bay Park Winner

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe and Pub, 2415 Morena Blvd., Bay Park (619-276-2100). Open Mon., Wed. and Thurs. 11:3- a.m.–10 p.m. (kitchen closed at 9 p.m.); Friday 11:30 a.m. till  11 p.m. (kitchen loses at 10 p.m.); Sat. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.); Sunday 10:30 a.m.– 9 p.m. (kitchen closes at 9 p.m.)… Read more »

Visit Ponte Winery in Temecula

Ponte Winery

Ponte Family Estate Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula (951-694-8855) [Pontewinery.com] Open daily 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Wine tastings week days $15 Weekends $20 for six wines and a souvenir glass The impressive Ponte Family Estate Winery with its award winning outdoor vineyard view restaurant and top 10 ranked Ponte Vineyard… Read more »

Orfila Winery Offers 2 for 1 Wine Tastings & a Wine Bar in Julian.

Escondido Location 13455 San Pasqual Rd. | Escondido, CA 92025 Call: 760.738.6500 x 22, Toll Free: 1.800.868.WINE (9463) Southern California’s Award Winning Winery with Wine Bar in Julian Orfila Vineyards & Winery (3) at 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido (760-738-6500) is undoubtedly the best winery in San Diego County. It’s also the oldest active winery… Read more »

AVANT Restaurant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn

AVANT Restaurant

AVANT Restaurant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 (858-675-8550). Open Sun.–Thurs. 4 p.m. –10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m. –11 p.m. ($21–$32) with a prix fix menu Mon.–Fri. 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.  Happy Hour Mon.–Fri. 4 p.m.­–6 p.m. with ($2) off signature drinks… Read more »

You Must See The Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music

The focus of this impressive museum is to present a nostalgic walk through the past 100 years of American music and music-making. Featured are more than 500 vintage instruments. Plus, there are lots of interactive exhibits and hundreds of audio and video clips. This is an educational adventure for everyone! General admission is ($10); seniors,… Read more »

Falkner Winery in Temecula Wine Country

Falkner Winery Pinnacle Restaurant

  Falkner Winery specializes in high quality wines with over 80% earning Gold or Silver medals in wine competitions. So while you may be tempted to stop at the first winery that you see in Temecula wine country, be sure to plan to make a stop at the Falkner Winery for wine tasting and lunch at their… Read more »

Sycuan Golf Resort is San Diego’s Favorite

Golf

Sycuan Golf Resort offers incredible variety as the only 54-hole golf facility in San Diego. Situated in the beautiful hills of east San Diego, the three Ted Robinson designed courses feature mature tree-lined fairways, elevation changes, water features and impeccable greens. No matter if you’re a seasoned player or a first-timer, the two challenging 18-hole… Read more »

Bully’s East Is Famous For Its Prime Rib

Bully's East Juicy San Diego Burger

For great San Diego Restaurants Bully’s East is a winner. They are the 2012 City Beat Magazine Readers Poll winner for Best Prime Rib and the prestigious winner of the 2011 California Beef Backer Award. Bully’s East is Famous for their Prime Rib, Fresh Seafood, Steaks and Awesome Weekly Specials. Monday: Burger, Steak, Fries and… Read more »

Villa Manila Restaurant Features Filipino Hospitality and Authentic & Delicious Cuisine

Villa Manilla

When you eat at the Villa Manila Restaurant (1) you will undoubtedly enjoy the warmth of Filipino hospitality in a comfortable, family atmosphere. Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of Chinese, Malay, Spanish and American cuisines. So expect to enjoy all types of flavors ranging from sweet and salty to sour and spicy. Plus, they… Read more »

Il Fornaio – Upscale Italian Cuisine

Il Fornaio

Coronado 1333 First Street Coronado, CA 92118 (619-437-4911) [hours] [map] [menu] Del Mar 1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 301 Del Mar, CA 92014 (858-755-8876) [hours] [map] [menu] Il Fornaio – Upscale Italian Cuisine with Bay & Ocean Views in Coronado & Del Mar Located in upscale Del Mar and impressive Coronado, Il Fornaio’s authentic Italian… Read more »

Hunter Steakhouse in Mission Valley & Oceanside Has Been a Landmark Steakhouse for 40 Years and is Also Outstanding For Banquets & Catering

Hunter Steakhouse is a local favorite for good food with good friends, which offers the same warm atmosphere as the other locations. Each restaurant features several inviting dining rooms a friendly cocktail lounge and a banquet room which is perfect for family and corporate events. Ask to be seated next to the warm inviting fireplace… Read more »

Hunter Steakhouse in Oceanside Has Been a Landmark for 40 Years & Serves the “Best Prime Rib in Town!"

Hunters

Hunter Steakhouse is a local favorite for good food with good friends, which offers the same warm atmosphere as the other locations. Each restaurant features several inviting dining rooms a friendly cocktail lounge and a banquet room which is perfect for family and corporate events. Ask to be seated next to the warm inviting fireplace… Read more »

Saska’s Sushi is Next Door to Saska’s Steakhouse With an Intimate Little Sushi Bar

Saska's Sushi

Saska’s Sushi is next door to Saska’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant. It’s Saska’s little sushi restaurant. The sushi bar seats 10. Plus, there are several tables as well as a large enclosed patio where you can be served complete meals with steamed rice, miso soup and a Japanese salad. Their list of appetizers is almost… Read more »

Old Town Mexican Cafe Has the Best Carnitas

Old town Mexican Cafe

Old Town Mexican Cafe and Cantina, 2489 San Diego Ave., Old Town (619-297-4330) [oldtownmexcafe.com]. Open Sun.–Thurs., 7 a.m.–11 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 7 a.m.–midnight ($8–$15). Happy hour Mon.–Fri., 3 p.m.–7 p.m. and 10 p.m. till closing. Bar is open daily till 1 a.m. And their popular Taco Tuesdays run all day long. This year is their 36th… Read more »

Nati’s Mexican Restaurant Celebrates Over 55 Years

Nati's Mexican Restaurant

Nati’s Mexican Restaurant is the gold medal-winner for being the best restaurant in Point Loma and Ocean Beach six years in a row. This landmark restaurant, which is only a block away from the Ocean Beach Pier, is celebrating over 55 years in business. Mexican food lovers dine here on a regular basis. To this day, Nati’s is one of… Read more »

Phuong Trang Voted Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Phuong Trang Vietnamese Restau­rant, 4170 Convoy St., Kearny Mesa (858-565-6750) [phoungtrangrestaurant.com]. Open daily serving lunch and dinner. Sun.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.–10 p.m. ($3.95–$14.95) with family dinner combination for two–10 people from ($18.95–$129.95). While it is great to dine at this restaurant on your own or as a couple, many guests… Read more »

House of Blues San Diego Entertainment Venue

House of Blues

If you’re looking for a truly unique venue in the Gaslamp, the House of Blues San Diego on Fifth is sure to please. As San Diego’s premier restaurant and entertainment venue, the artistic environment celebrates African-American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art like never before. In the decorative music hall patrons can find… Read more »

Mandarin House Has Been Serving Delicious Chinese Specialties in San Diego for 34 Years

Mandarin House

Mandarin House (15) offers a perfect setting for delicious Chinese cuisine and exceptional service. The inviting dining room offers comfortable seating in big, inviting leather booths, which are perfect for families or a romantic dinner for two. The extensive menu offers an impressive selection of chicken, beef, pork, duck and seafood dishes. They also have… Read more »

Fiddler’s Green is Shelter Island’s Best Spot for Fine Food, Good Friends, a Good Time & Great Spirits

Fiddlers Green

Fiddler’s Green (12), which is located on Shelter Island, is one of our city’s great San Diego Restaurants. And this reviewer, who has dined here since the 1960’s has never hand a bad meal. It stands above all of the rest for it’s classy nautical decor, congenial service and a superb menu filled with delicious… Read more »

Alfonso’s of La Jolla Serves Mexican Food and Excellent Margaritas in a Festive, Friendly Atmosphere

Alfonso's of La Jolla

The best Mexican food in Solana Beach The mood at Alfonso’s (5) is always festive with happy diners. Alfonso is there too, chatting with his guests, catering to special requests. He is a perfect host, always cordial and accommodating. If there is a secret to his success, it has to be in the well -guarded… Read more »

La Jolla Shores’ Piatti La Jolla Italian Restaurant

Piatti La Jolla

Piatti is nestled in the unique La Jolla Shores neighborhood with an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Their light and airy interior décor features an exhibition kitchen and full service bar. Outside, they offer two tree-covered patios – perfect for a private event or al fresco dining. Piatti’s Executive Chef, Pepe Ccapatinta, has developed their menu… Read more »

Historic & Lively Coronado Firehouse Bar & Grill

If the walls could speak they’d tell you that almost every dignitary in the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century had dined here or at least step foot within the walls of this building. The current resident of this historic building is the Firehouse Bar & Grill, which pays homage to the building’s origin. In… Read more »

Le Passage French Bistro in the Heart of the Romantic Village of Carlsbad Serves Delicious Cuisine

Located in the heart of the Carlsbad Village is the delightful Le Passage French Bistro. It’s small and intimate with sidewalk dining on warm afternoons otherwise you will be equally happy dining at one of their intimate tables for two. Offered from their select menu are such memorable entrees as their sauteed fresh salmon with… Read more »

Top Rated Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steak House

Break out of the ordinary. Rei do Gado Brazilian Steak House will give you something to talk about as well as something to rave about. Find yourself a cozy booth or comfortable table and get ready for a meal to remember. Since you don’t pay extra for the best table, ask for 101. It seats… Read more »

Fiore Steak and Seafood Restaurant at Harrah’s Casino is a Superb Award Winning Restaurant

Fiore Steak & Seafood Restaurant is the winner of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine. At Fiore Steak & Seafood Restaurant you can expect a enjoyable fine dining experience like no other. It’s a place where each entree is prepared to uncompromising standards and served by a warm and… Read more »

Flagship Cruises & Events Offers Brunch & Dinner Cruises, Yachting Events & More!

Flagship Cruises & Events, a San Diego Harbor Excursion luxury brand, has a premiere fleet of yachts available for booking private charters and event cruises. It has luxury yacht charter packages for weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, group outings and more. Each package can be customized and consists of stellar service, gourmet food prepared on… Read more »

Hornblower Cruises and Events is the #1 Rated Harbor Cruise in San Diego and Perfect for any Venue

For nearly thirty years, Hornblower Cruises & Events (4) has provided thousands of people a harbor and ocean cruise with spectacular views and ocean breezes aboard their dinner cruises, champagne brunch cruises, harbor tours, whale watching adventure cruises and private yacht charters for weddings and corporate events. Savor, indulge and unwind on a Hornblower Cruise,… Read more »

Casino Pauma is North County’s Favorite Small Where Players Love to Play & Win Big

Casino Pauma is a North County favorite, because it’s smaller in size compared to the other casinos. This is a very appealing aspect for many people because big is not always better. You’ll also be greeted by a friendly door man with a smile and a warm greeting. Yes, Casino Pauma is a friendly place. A palm tree-lined road greets guests to Casino Pauma and its comfortable 42,500-sq. ft. facility. More than 1,050 state-of-the-art slot machines are featured here at Casino Pauma along with exciting table games including poker, roulette, ($5) blackjack 24-hours a day, Lucky Lady’s Bonus Blackjack, Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow Poker, and no limit Texas Hold ’em tournaments. The Poker Room opens at 5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs. and at 2 p.m. Fri.–Sun.

Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant in Romantic Old Town Offers Superb Dining in an Historic Setting

Soon after Juan Bandini built his thatch-roofed adobe family home, 1827–29, it became the social center of San Diego. Bandini himself was often seen waltzing gracefully and elegantly across the parlor floor. In 1869, after Bandini’s death, stage master Albert Seeley purchased Bandini’s home and converted it into his family home and a hotel. When… Read more »

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House is La Jolla’s Most Impressive Upscale Restaurant

Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House is definitely the best upscale restaurant in San Diego. Plus, they offer valet parking. So from the moment you arrive till the moment you leave, you will be treated like royalty. Truluck’s Restaurant in La Jolla has won ‘Best of the Best’ in the San Diego Magazine Readers’ Poll… Read more »