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Harborside Grand Ballroom

Newport Beach , CA
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LOCATION

400 Main Street
Newport Beach, CA US 92661 (map)

PHONE

949-673-4633

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We are pleased that you are considering the Harborside Grand Ballroom as the venue for your special celebration. The Harborside Grand Ballroom is Newport Beach’s premier waterfront venue... Read more
We are pleased that you are considering the Harborside Grand Ballroom as the venue for your special celebration. The Harborside Grand Ballroom is Newport Beach’s premier waterfront venue for events offering an exceptional locale, staff experience, full service delicious cuisine & beverage and impeccable service while remaining surprisingling affordable. The Harborside Grand Ballroom is located in the historic and picturesque Balboa Pavilion. The Balboa Pavilion, which opened in 1905, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated California Landmark. Famous for its world-renowned cupola and illuminated by more than 1,400 white lights, the Balboa Pavilion has served as the beacon of Newport Beach for 100 years. The Harborside Grand Ballroom, with floor to ceiling windows and unparalleled views overlooking Newport Bay, has unique banquet facilities for 75-500 guests. It is the ideal setting for weddings, holiday parties and corporate functions. Our entire Grand Ballroom staff is looking forward to the opportunity of serving you and your guests. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and excellent cuisine. Please visit our website: www.harborside-pavilion.com and click on "Banquets" then ’Virtual Tour" to visit our banquet room. You can also view our current menus . ( pricing subject to change) Sincerely, Vicki Schones vicki@harborside-pavilion.com 949-673-5144 Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1905
When was your venue last renovated?
2005
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Nautical, Vintage, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
40
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Kelley
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Most Excellent! We held our reception at the Balboa Pavilion which decorated itself on the harbor of Newport Beach and Balboa Island. I would not change a thing. The service provided by their consultants was so helpful and made my evening very relaxed and happy. The food was phenomenal, which many people told us they served the best they ever had for a wedding!

I would highly recommend the Balboa Pavilion / Harborside Ballroom for any reception or party event!
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Kristy
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We searched all over Newport for a venue that we felt comfortable asking people from all over the US to travel to. While other venues were nice, we would have been in a ballroom of a hotel with no view. The view alone is worth booking at Harborside, but then you meet Vicki, Karen and Justin and it's a done deal!! They are the nicest, easiest people to work with in helping you create your special day. We could not have been happier with our choice of venue!!
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Tracy
Wedding:
12/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Vicki and Karen, You and your entire staff are awesome!!!! Our event was beyond our expectations. Thank you so much for everything that you did. I would recommend your venue to anyone. Hope we can have another party here someday. Thank YOU!
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Aileen
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect Reception place for me! They were in my price range with the setting I was looking for and accommodated more than enough space for all my guests without it costing more like other places did. They were very helpful throughout the date of booking to the event. Besides that, they seemed to try NOT to bother me on my big day but still was able to take care of everything they needed. It takes quite a bit of communication with them to get everything the way you need for the event, but it's as easy as an e-mail and they respond quickly and efficiently. Thank you Harborside!
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Janaée
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Vicki was amazing to work with and so helpful throughout the whole process! We would highly recommend Vicki and the Pavilion to anyone that is in search of a venue for a wedding or event!!!
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Suzanne
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
The Harborside Grand Ballroom is a beautiful setting with windows that look onto the bay. Karen and Vicki are wonderful to work with. The food was fantastic and our guests loved how large the dance floor was. One of the highlights of the evening was the "Balboa Bar" bar where our guest could enjoy fresh "Balboa Bars" with the toppings of their choice. We had cigars on the patio after the cake. The Bride and Groom left for their wedding night in a water taxi with all the guests waving from the windows of the ballroom.
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NATALIE
Wedding:
4/4/2014
4.8/5.0
This place is amazing! I was married here 4/4/14. If I could do it all over again I wouldn't change a thing, I would do it again here in an instant! i worked with Vicki and Karen and used one of their packages which included the venue, delicious food and upgraded linens All overlooking the water. The view is incredible.

Everything was great from the initial contact, the flexibility in dates (if they weren't booked yet) and the food and of course, the big day .I was amazed at how perfect everything was. They are very organized. They showed me the layout prior to the event and all the details ( colors, uplights, food tasting, linens- everything.) The best part is it was so easy. (i work 50 hours a week and took a new promotion while planning a wedding). They literally saved me. :)

The food was delicious and the view breathtaking. I received so many compliments on how great the food was and how beautiful and classy the reception was. All the staff the evening of my reception were very professional, attentive and kind. (Hard to find these days.)

They were flexible with the food items in terms of upgrading appetizer items and for the bar. We went with premium open bar and they accommodated extra hours and making my reception longer by an hour as well. They are very easy to deal with.

I am recommending the Harborside to my friends who are getting married next year and recommend them to you if you want an ocean/beach venue that gives great views, food, and organization within your budget. Thank you everyone at Harborside!!!
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Robert
Wedding:
12/25/2006
4.8/5.0
Excellent , classy, and the most beautiful place on earth.
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Meka
Wedding:
2/24/2007
4.6/5.0
The Pavilion is a great place to have a wedding reception. It has beautiful views surrounding the venue and the staff was very helpful in every aspect of the planning.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/16/2005
4.2/5.0
I booked before the new owners took over. It was a bit hectic around there when trying to reach them by phone. I'm sure it is much better now. The location is awesome. The waterfront view is amazing, especialy if you rent both sides, as we did.The food was outstanding; I got so many compliments. Parking is a nightmare, but the location makes it owrth it.
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melfit
Wedding:
11/25/2006
4.1/5.0
I had my wedding reception at Harborside and it was beautiful. Kristy was a delight to work with. She is very easy going and does what she can to make you happy. As it got closer to the wedding, I had more guests than expected. Since there were two rooms with a divider and I was to only have one, she was able to get me the other room and didn't charge the extra room fee. She also threw in free votive candles for the tables and mirrors for the tables. I also wanted a Persian cuisine dinner and she arranged it all and it was delicious! Great views too!
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Private User
Wedding:
7/13/2013
3.3/5.0
Even though my rating here is average, I am still pleased with how my wedding turned out. Karen (in catering) was great to work with. She was flexible with some small requests that were in her domain, but I have heard from numerous people that the owners or managers here are not very flexible. Karen couldn't make some of the bigger decisions (she had to go to her boss) so there were some things that they wouldn't budge on. The room is all wood and not super glamorous, but I felt that the view outweighed this. The room has windows on all sides and overlooks Newport Harbor. If you can afford it, you should book the entire room. They typically split the large room into 2 smaller rooms with a divider. Everyone said how beautiful it was. I actually think the old wooden look was charming. Depending on your decorations, the room might look a little dark. I made sure to brighten it up with some lighter colors.
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