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Admiral Kidd Catering and Conference Center

San Diego , CA
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33050 Acoustic Ave., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92136 US (map)

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619-524-6287

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
The venue was absolutely beautiful!! Right on the bay front with the downtown skyline view. Great during the day time with the beautiful water and breathtaking at night with the skyline view. We received great feedback from the guests and they all loved it! The food was average but their skyline room upstairs has a nice balcony as well. Overall, we are satisfied with our experience and we are glad we chose that venue.
The venue was absolutely beautiful!! Right on the bay front with the downtown skyline view. Great during the day time with Read more...
The venue was absolutely beautiful!! Right on the bay front with the downtown skyline view. Great during the day time with the beautiful water and breathtaking at night with the skyline view. We received great feedback from the guests and they all loved it! The food was average but their skyline room upstairs has a nice balcony as well. Overall, we are satisfied with our experience and we are glad we chose that venue. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/1/2014
4.7/5.0
Both my husband and I had attended a couple weddings at AK, and we knew what a spectacular venue this was with the ocean and downtown views. We booked our date 15 months in advance, and had to book on a Friday since Saturdays typically book out 2 years in advance. I am certain that this venue is the best value for the prime location. It is not, however, very flexible, since it is a military property. It's not a problem as long as you understand the rules and policies. We had our reception in the Skyline Room, which is the upstairs venue. You pay for a minimum of 200 guests, and we had 175. We talked them into counting our 8 children as part of the 200 (contract says they do not count toward the minimum). We appreciated that flexibility to save $ on the kids' meals. We were not pleased initially with the AK coordinator we were assigned. She made mistakes on our contract, and we were not impressed with her communication skills with us. Then we met Nancy Watson-Leone, Catering Operations Assistant, at one of our walk through visits. Nancy has been at AK a long time, and she is absolutely amazing. She talked us through any questions we had that were not answered by our assigned AK coordinator. She made sure we knew our options and reminded us to get our guest lists in on time so that we were in compliance with the policies. The reception at AK was perfect - from the set up with our sweethearts table, with the sunset behind us, and our loved ones at their tables on both sides of us, to the spacious dance floor, to the food. We did not expect much from the food since the tastings at the catering fairs were just OK. We had so many compliments from guests on our food! Even though we had buffet, AK was flexible in making two special orders for two guests with dietary restrictions. If you are open to the policies and rules at AK (as well as vetting your vendors for AK's approval), then you will love AK for your wedding! We would definitely recommend it.
Both my husband and I had attended a couple weddings at AK, and we knew what a spectacular venue this was with the ocean Read more...
Both my husband and I had attended a couple weddings at AK, and we knew what a spectacular venue this was with the ocean and downtown views. We booked our date 15 months in advance, and had to book on a Friday since Saturdays typically book out 2 years in advance. I am certain that this venue is the best value for the prime location. It is not, however, very flexible, since it is a military property. It's not a problem as long as you understand the rules and policies. We had our reception in the Skyline Room, which is the upstairs venue. You pay for a minimum of 200 guests, and we had 175. We talked them into counting our 8 children as part of the 200 (contract says they do not count toward the minimum). We appreciated that flexibility to save $ on the kids' meals. We were not pleased initially with the AK coordinator we were assigned. She made mistakes on our contract, and we were not impressed with her communication skills with us. Then we met Nancy Watson-Leone, Catering Operations Assistant, at one of our walk through visits. Nancy has been at AK a long time, and she is absolutely amazing. She talked us through any questions we had that were not answered by our assigned AK coordinator. She made sure we knew our options and reminded us to get our guest lists in on time so that we were in compliance with the policies. The reception at AK was perfect - from the set up with our sweethearts table, with the sunset behind us, and our loved ones at their tables on both sides of us, to the spacious dance floor, to the food. We did not expect much from the food since the tastings at the catering fairs were just OK. We had so many compliments from guests on our food! Even though we had buffet, AK was flexible in making two special orders for two guests with dietary restrictions. If you are open to the policies and rules at AK (as well as vetting your vendors for AK's approval), then you will love AK for your wedding! We would definitely recommend it. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
10/27/2013
3.6/5.0
The Admiral Kidd Club was ideal for us because they have a beautiful location right on the bay and downtown San Diego in the background. Because they are a military base they were not flexible with start/end times of cocktail hour and dinner (though our DJ made that happen on the day of, Jeremy from Party People San Diego). They are also not flexible with the start times of the ceremony, there are only 2. The food was decent, we chose salmon and prime rib. I heard the prime rib was better than the salmon. Our catering manager was very difficult to get ahold of and retired 3 months before our wedding without telling us. The communication lacks a little. Overall, a good experience with them though.
The Admiral Kidd Club was ideal for us because they have a beautiful location right on the bay and downtown San Diego in Read more...
The Admiral Kidd Club was ideal for us because they have a beautiful location right on the bay and downtown San Diego in the background. Because they are a military base they were not flexible with start/end times of cocktail hour and dinner (though our DJ made that happen on the day of, Jeremy from Party People San Diego). They are also not flexible with the start times of the ceremony, there are only 2. The food was decent, we chose salmon and prime rib. I heard the prime rib was better than the salmon. Our catering manager was very difficult to get ahold of and retired 3 months before our wedding without telling us. The communication lacks a little. Overall, a good experience with them though. Read less
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natalie
Wedding:
8/23/2013
4.6/5.0
Amazing venue, everything was great. Wish venue allowed a longer reception.
Amazing venue, everything was great. Wish venue allowed a longer reception.
Amazing venue, everything was great. Wish venue allowed a longer reception. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/20/2013
3.4/5.0
Admiral Kidd in Point Loma is a very beatiful venue! The people there are very friendly, but you must rember due to it being on a Navy base there are many rules! I did not really have a problem with any of them but there is definitely not a lot of flexibilty with this place. I did have a wonderful experience there though!
Admiral Kidd in Point Loma is a very beatiful venue! The people there are very friendly, but you must rember due to it Read more...
Admiral Kidd in Point Loma is a very beatiful venue! The people there are very friendly, but you must rember due to it being on a Navy base there are many rules! I did not really have a problem with any of them but there is definitely not a lot of flexibilty with this place. I did have a wonderful experience there though! Read less
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Wedding:
5/19/2013
4.1/5.0
The skyline was beautiful, there manager was pretty helpful with everything. The food tastes really good, the lighting was a little dim, and unfortunately a few dinner plates were cold.
The skyline was beautiful, there manager was pretty helpful with everything. The food tastes really good, the lighting was Read more...
The skyline was beautiful, there manager was pretty helpful with everything. The food tastes really good, the lighting was a little dim, and unfortunately a few dinner plates were cold. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
The AKC, as my family and I have come to call it, was spectacular. We loved everything about our experience with them (Dan was my catering manager - so awesome!). Emails and phone calls were responded to quickly, and just about everything was perfect. The only reason why it's not a perfect 5 stars is because we weren't able to change the cocktail hour because the schedule was written 2 weeks prior, and we realized we didn't adjust the time earlier. Yes, it's technically our fault, but a "maybe we could call the bartender on the schedule to see if they could come in..." would have been a nice gesture. Other than that, everything was spot on and perfect!
The AKC, as my family and I have come to call it, was spectacular. We loved everything about our experience with them (Dan Read more...
The AKC, as my family and I have come to call it, was spectacular. We loved everything about our experience with them (Dan was my catering manager - so awesome!). Emails and phone calls were responded to quickly, and just about everything was perfect. The only reason why it's not a perfect 5 stars is because we weren't able to change the cocktail hour because the schedule was written 2 weeks prior, and we realized we didn't adjust the time earlier. Yes, it's technically our fault, but a "maybe we could call the bartender on the schedule to see if they could come in..." would have been a nice gesture. Other than that, everything was spot on and perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
First off, this venue is a really nice place to have your wedding. The view is gorgeous and is a perfect place to have an outdoor ceremony. The ballroom we reserved, which was the Skyline room on the top floor,was perfect for a larger wedding that we had planned (200+ guests). There are a few things I would have to mention. First, this venue books FAST! When we booked our wedding, they were already 2-years out booked. We were lucky someone cancelled around the time-frame we were looking at. Second, this venue has strict rules and regulations to follow, so be sure with your other vendors that they can accommodate to the venue's rules (had a few issues with some vendors regarding this).

Our experience with this venue? My wife and I would say that we were overall satisfied with how we were treated and accommodated. Dan, our sales manager, really helped us out. He was very nice and accommodating to our needs. The food was outstanding! Everyone had nothing but good comments for the food.

There are a few things that did prevent us from giving this place a perfect score. First, the bar we had arranged to have for our reception was a bust due to the fact that their credit card machine was not working. We had arranged for a tab to be set for our guests but because of this issue, that was not possible. Second, we had ordered a buffet for our guests, which was great until they started keeping the food early. Guests were still a bit hungry but by the time they went to get more, the servers were already starting to clean up. Also, we did have an issue with passing out our cake/cupcakes. We had ordered enough cupcakes and cake for our guests but for some reason, some guests did not get any. We are unsure of the cause but some guests are saying that the cakes weren't distributed evenly among everyone.

Other than that, the venue and its services were good.
First off, this venue is a really nice place to have your wedding. The view is gorgeous and is a perfect place to have an Read more...
First off, this venue is a really nice place to have your wedding. The view is gorgeous and is a perfect place to have an outdoor ceremony. The ballroom we reserved, which was the Skyline room on the top floor,was perfect for a larger wedding that we had planned (200+ guests). There are a few things I would have to mention. First, this venue books FAST! When we booked our wedding, they were already 2-years out booked. We were lucky someone cancelled around the time-frame we were looking at. Second, this venue has strict rules and regulations to follow, so be sure with your other vendors that they can accommodate to the venue's rules (had a few issues with some vendors regarding this).

Our experience with this venue? My wife and I would say that we were overall satisfied with how we were treated and accommodated. Dan, our sales manager, really helped us out. He was very nice and accommodating to our needs. The food was outstanding! Everyone had nothing but good comments for the food.

There are a few things that did prevent us from giving this place a perfect score. First, the bar we had arranged to have for our reception was a bust due to the fact that their credit card machine was not working. We had arranged for a tab to be set for our guests but because of this issue, that was not possible. Second, we had ordered a buffet for our guests, which was great until they started keeping the food early. Guests were still a bit hungry but by the time they went to get more, the servers were already starting to clean up. Also, we did have an issue with passing out our cake/cupcakes. We had ordered enough cupcakes and cake for our guests but for some reason, some guests did not get any. We are unsure of the cause but some guests are saying that the cakes weren't distributed evenly among everyone.

Other than that, the venue and its services were good. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
very limited with what you can do here. there are a lot of rules you have to follow and alot of things you cannot use
very limited with what you can do here. there are a lot of rules you have to follow and alot of things you cannot use
very limited with what you can do here. there are a lot of rules you have to follow and alot of things you cannot use Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
i always believe in "cheap & elegant" - reasonable price for our wedding package with the wonderful view of san diego harbor and over all cleanliness & great service from admiral kidd! we were lucky enough to get a "spot" or schedule our wedding on time we wanted it but sure worth the wait (we heard they get pretty booked 2 yrs ahead)!
i always believe in "cheap & elegant" - reasonable price for our wedding package with the wonderful view of san diego Read more...
i always believe in "cheap & elegant" - reasonable price for our wedding package with the wonderful view of san diego harbor and over all cleanliness & great service from admiral kidd! we were lucky enough to get a "spot" or schedule our wedding on time we wanted it but sure worth the wait (we heard they get pretty booked 2 yrs ahead)! Read less
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