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Island Palms Hotel & Marina

San Diego , CA
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2051 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106 US (map)

PHONE

619-222-0561

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ABOUT US

The Island Palms has a long and well-regarded history of providing our clients with vacation memories. We are pleased to announce the completion of our much anticipated 20 million dollar... Read more
The Island Palms has a long and well-regarded history of providing our clients with vacation memories. We are pleased to announce the completion of our much anticipated 20 million dollar expansion and renovation project. You’ll love the new California waterfront décor, expanded water views, and stunning guest rooms. Our location on Shelter Island provides the quintessential San Diego vacation and lifestyle experience for vacations, meetings or special events. San Diego’s perfect climate draws you to the outdoors. And Shelter Island is the perfect place to get up and go! The expansion has taken us from 97 guest rooms to 222 rooms including 60 spacious suites. The newly renovated water view meeting space can accommodate guests up to 150people for social events or meetings. The renovation of The Blue Wave Bar & Grill provides a comfortable and intimate gathering spot for best of friends or new business colleagues. And our Shelter Island Marina is just steps away. The Island Palms offers two pool areas where you can relax and soak up the sun. Our unforgettable location and attentive staff are sure to provide you with a memorable and enjoyable stay at the Island Palms Hotel & Marina. We hope to see you soon! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1958
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
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?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
3500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the Island Palms and Lauren and Samantha, their event/ banquet coordinators. Lauren was super helpful, answering all of my questions before and after we signed the contract. We were able to drop off the decorations that we were providing the night before, and the banquet staff set everything up for us. They even picked up our flowers for the reception hall when our florist messed up our order. If you want an as stress-free as it can be experience, with multiple package options to choose from, amazing views from both the marina and harbor side of the hotel, this is your place!!
I cannot say enough good things about the Island Palms and Lauren and Samantha, their event/ banquet coordinators. Lauren Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about the Island Palms and Lauren and Samantha, their event/ banquet coordinators. Lauren was super helpful, answering all of my questions before and after we signed the contract. We were able to drop off the decorations that we were providing the night before, and the banquet staff set everything up for us. They even picked up our flowers for the reception hall when our florist messed up our order. If you want an as stress-free as it can be experience, with multiple package options to choose from, amazing views from both the marina and harbor side of the hotel, this is your place!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Great experience with them!!!
Great experience with them!!!
Great experience with them!!! Read less
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Nooshin & Jason
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception here on September 13th. From our first visit to the last minute of our wedding, Lauren and Samantha were super helpful and responsive to us. They help us with booking our rooms, setting the ceremony site and reception hall. We made our own centerpieces and they helped set them on the tables. Guest service at the hotel was great. We had 100 guests and more than 75% of them stayed at the hotel the night of the wedding. Our family loved the venue and the hotel. It's absolutely adorable, peaceful and beautiful. Their food is delicious. You get to go to a free tasting session before you pick the menu. We went with their Italian buffet, got the salmon, pasta station, wild rice, garlic chicken and prime rib station.... they were all super yummy! Our guests said they went back for seconds and thirds. I would recommend Island Palms 100% to anyone looking for a marina wedding.
We had our ceremony and reception here on September 13th. From our first visit to the last minute of our wedding, Lauren Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception here on September 13th. From our first visit to the last minute of our wedding, Lauren and Samantha were super helpful and responsive to us. They help us with booking our rooms, setting the ceremony site and reception hall. We made our own centerpieces and they helped set them on the tables. Guest service at the hotel was great. We had 100 guests and more than 75% of them stayed at the hotel the night of the wedding. Our family loved the venue and the hotel. It's absolutely adorable, peaceful and beautiful. Their food is delicious. You get to go to a free tasting session before you pick the menu. We went with their Italian buffet, got the salmon, pasta station, wild rice, garlic chicken and prime rib station.... they were all super yummy! Our guests said they went back for seconds and thirds. I would recommend Island Palms 100% to anyone looking for a marina wedding. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We decided to have our wedding here and make it easy for all out of town guests and for ourselves, by booking all of our activities in one place. I had my bridal shower here, then the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and even a post wedidng brunch. In short, I was at this location many, many times throughout the last year. All of the staff members are friendly and very customer service oriented. All of our events were a success, very classy, fun, and each in a different room/location, as they have options to choose from, so that created a nice variety. We were very impressed and so happy with how everything went. Lauren Miller is whom we worked with and she went above and beyond for us, making the whole process smooth and stress free, we had the best wedding ever, and received many compliments from our guests regarding how much fun they had, and how beautiful it was. The location was perfect for us because it was a great way to showcase the city we love by being on the water. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony with great views, that would be accomodating to our guests. Island Palms offers bike rentals and free airport shuttle service, so makes it easy to get to and around. The Blue Wave Bar and Grill inside the hotel, also has yummy food and drink options, and the food for our wedding day was even more delicious then when we had gone in for our tastings. When compared to other vendors, we were most pleased with the package options and everything that is included, it is really a hidden gem, and we are so happy we found this place for our special day!
We decided to have our wedding here and make it easy for all out of town guests and for ourselves, by booking all of our Read more...
We decided to have our wedding here and make it easy for all out of town guests and for ourselves, by booking all of our activities in one place. I had my bridal shower here, then the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and even a post wedidng brunch. In short, I was at this location many, many times throughout the last year. All of the staff members are friendly and very customer service oriented. All of our events were a success, very classy, fun, and each in a different room/location, as they have options to choose from, so that created a nice variety. We were very impressed and so happy with how everything went. Lauren Miller is whom we worked with and she went above and beyond for us, making the whole process smooth and stress free, we had the best wedding ever, and received many compliments from our guests regarding how much fun they had, and how beautiful it was. The location was perfect for us because it was a great way to showcase the city we love by being on the water. We really wanted an outdoor ceremony with great views, that would be accomodating to our guests. Island Palms offers bike rentals and free airport shuttle service, so makes it easy to get to and around. The Blue Wave Bar and Grill inside the hotel, also has yummy food and drink options, and the food for our wedding day was even more delicious then when we had gone in for our tastings. When compared to other vendors, we were most pleased with the package options and everything that is included, it is really a hidden gem, and we are so happy we found this place for our special day! Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.6/5.0
The Island Palms is a gorgeous place to get married and hold a reception. The hotel staff is amazing, kind, and very flexible. Lauren Miller is easy to work with and makes the process of planning easy. The serving staff during the reception were rude to guests which is why I gave them 4 stars, however the GM handled the situation and made me feel a lot better.
The Island Palms is a gorgeous place to get married and hold a reception. The hotel staff is amazing, kind, and very Read more...
The Island Palms is a gorgeous place to get married and hold a reception. The hotel staff is amazing, kind, and very flexible. Lauren Miller is easy to work with and makes the process of planning easy. The serving staff during the reception were rude to guests which is why I gave them 4 stars, however the GM handled the situation and made me feel a lot better. Read less
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Liliana
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancee and I began the wedding reception venue search at San Diego's bridal bazaar for our March 8th wedding. We just happened to pick up a brochure from the Island Palms Hotel and Marina and boy was it a blessing! After inquiring about prices, we set up an appointment to meet with Michael Da Silva. He was laid back, yet listened to what we were looking for in a venue. We looked into other venues, but what sold us on the Island Palm is their willingness to negotiate several things with us, and even allowed us to bring in our own wine and champagne (with a corkage fee, but it still saved us money). Our entire planning process was smooth, stress free, and they kept us on point with when to do certain things (order linens, sash, etc). Half way through our planning process, Michael left and our event was given to Lauren Miller. Now, we had heard nightmare stories from other couples about this happening, but the transition was so smooth it's as if Lauren had been working with us from the beginning. She picked up exactly where Michael left off and was amazing and easy to work with. They have incredible vendors that you can choose to work with, which made coordinating the cake and flowers super easy. Anything we needed they were there to help us out. The venue is beautiful and combine that with amazing service and San Diego weather and what results is a beautiful wedding. Our guests loved the food and the service was on point. We received so many compliments about the location. Our families stayed in the hotel the entire weekend, and they loved the rooms and beautiful views. They even gave us a discount on rooms without been tied to a particular number of rooms. Island Palm is a hidden gem! They are super good at getting back to you and ensuring that all goes right on your special day. We are so happy we picked them as our venue. Thank you Lauren and staff at the Island Palms for making our big day so incredible!
My fiancee and I began the wedding reception venue search at San Diego's bridal bazaar for our March 8th wedding. We just Read more...
My fiancee and I began the wedding reception venue search at San Diego's bridal bazaar for our March 8th wedding. We just happened to pick up a brochure from the Island Palms Hotel and Marina and boy was it a blessing! After inquiring about prices, we set up an appointment to meet with Michael Da Silva. He was laid back, yet listened to what we were looking for in a venue. We looked into other venues, but what sold us on the Island Palm is their willingness to negotiate several things with us, and even allowed us to bring in our own wine and champagne (with a corkage fee, but it still saved us money). Our entire planning process was smooth, stress free, and they kept us on point with when to do certain things (order linens, sash, etc). Half way through our planning process, Michael left and our event was given to Lauren Miller. Now, we had heard nightmare stories from other couples about this happening, but the transition was so smooth it's as if Lauren had been working with us from the beginning. She picked up exactly where Michael left off and was amazing and easy to work with. They have incredible vendors that you can choose to work with, which made coordinating the cake and flowers super easy. Anything we needed they were there to help us out. The venue is beautiful and combine that with amazing service and San Diego weather and what results is a beautiful wedding. Our guests loved the food and the service was on point. We received so many compliments about the location. Our families stayed in the hotel the entire weekend, and they loved the rooms and beautiful views. They even gave us a discount on rooms without been tied to a particular number of rooms. Island Palm is a hidden gem! They are super good at getting back to you and ensuring that all goes right on your special day. We are so happy we picked them as our venue. Thank you Lauren and staff at the Island Palms for making our big day so incredible! Read less
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Trista
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.1/5.0
This is a great venue in which to get the most "bang for your buck." Lauren Miller was my event coordinator and she was extremely responsive and assisted with so much. If you book here ask for her. As with all wedding days there were some things that did not work out as planned. The grooms dish was cold, and in hind sight we should have requested another meal for him but didn't. I also provided things for the day of such as a hand held lighter to light the ancestor candle, a Ganesh for the table as people entered and the cake serving set and two of these were never returned to me and one was not returned in the manner it was provided to them. Other than that everything else went pretty well. The other thing to know is the bar closes very early as well as bars in the neighboring locations.

As far as the hotel itself, the groom and I were disappointed in that the bridal suite, though the request was made multiple times, was not serviced after the bride got ready so at the end of the night the room was a disaster. The air unit was also not working and had it not been 4am when it made sounds like a train was going through our room we would have requested a room change. So in that regard I'm not certain I would completely suggest staying there. The mother of the brides air unit was also not working and had maintenance in there a few times. We had around 15rooms booked and the mother of the groom requested to be on the second floor and that was also not accommodated. I'm not sure I would stay there again or recommend that but I would however recommend this venue for a wedding to anyone.
This is a great venue in which to get the most "bang for your buck." Lauren Miller was my event coordinator and she was Read more...
This is a great venue in which to get the most "bang for your buck." Lauren Miller was my event coordinator and she was extremely responsive and assisted with so much. If you book here ask for her. As with all wedding days there were some things that did not work out as planned. The grooms dish was cold, and in hind sight we should have requested another meal for him but didn't. I also provided things for the day of such as a hand held lighter to light the ancestor candle, a Ganesh for the table as people entered and the cake serving set and two of these were never returned to me and one was not returned in the manner it was provided to them. Other than that everything else went pretty well. The other thing to know is the bar closes very early as well as bars in the neighboring locations.

As far as the hotel itself, the groom and I were disappointed in that the bridal suite, though the request was made multiple times, was not serviced after the bride got ready so at the end of the night the room was a disaster. The air unit was also not working and had it not been 4am when it made sounds like a train was going through our room we would have requested a room change. So in that regard I'm not certain I would completely suggest staying there. The mother of the brides air unit was also not working and had maintenance in there a few times. We had around 15rooms booked and the mother of the groom requested to be on the second floor and that was also not accommodated. I'm not sure I would stay there again or recommend that but I would however recommend this venue for a wedding to anyone. Read less
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Janee
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Michael DaSilva and the staff at Island Palms Hotel and Marina. From the start everyone was professional, kind, and attentive. Michael was always available to discuss details of my wedding reception. As an out of town bride I required a certain amount of accommodation. Michael and staff had no problem working with me. My guests are still talking about the amazing view, food, and service. I was very fortunate to find the Island Palm Hotel and Marina. I cannot imagine my wedding at any other venue.
I loved working with Michael DaSilva and the staff at Island Palms Hotel and Marina. From the start everyone was Read more...
I loved working with Michael DaSilva and the staff at Island Palms Hotel and Marina. From the start everyone was professional, kind, and attentive. Michael was always available to discuss details of my wedding reception. As an out of town bride I required a certain amount of accommodation. Michael and staff had no problem working with me. My guests are still talking about the amazing view, food, and service. I was very fortunate to find the Island Palm Hotel and Marina. I cannot imagine my wedding at any other venue. Read less
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hgelbman
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
They made my wedding day magical!
They made my wedding day magical!
They made my wedding day magical! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent location to have everything you need and want onsite and it's absolutely beautiful. Staff is fantastic to work with as well. Overall fantastic experience...highly recommend! :)
Excellent location to have everything you need and want onsite and it's absolutely beautiful. Staff is fantastic to work Read more...
Excellent location to have everything you need and want onsite and it's absolutely beautiful. Staff is fantastic to work with as well. Overall fantastic experience...highly recommend! :) Read less
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