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Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens

San Diego , CA
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9675 Scranton Rd
San Diego, CA US 92111 (map)

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858-581-7324

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Colin
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
There is nothing but good things to say about the wedding services provided by Karl Strauss. Helen who is the manager of events, took every email we had and always responded quickly, even when she was on vacation. We asked so many questions... She also put us at ease when the renovation came along, we were worried at first, but after she showed us the plans we felt much better. The new renovation of the location is amazing! When we met Helen to go over the planning of the wedding day she was delightful and had it down. Almost every question we thought to ask her she went over before we got to ask it.

The banquet manager (on site coordinator) Raimi, is awesome! She worked through all of our craziness with ease and always was there for us on the day of the wedding, but not in anyway intrusive. She is on top of her game and I do not believe anyone could do her job better. Thank you so much Raimi!

The food, service, beer, etc on the day of the event was very good. Every single guest told us they had a wonderful time, loved the food, and the location. The staff even made my wife and I to-go plates, because anyone who has gotten married knows you don't really eat much at your wedding. So when we got back to our hotel that night we had lots of wonderful food to eat.

The grounds are just beautiful, the new remodel looks great.. you get way more than you pay for with the wedding service provided by Karl Strauss.. We are so grateful! This team made our wedding so special!.

Thank you all so very much!
-Colin & Cynthia
There is nothing but good things to say about the wedding services provided by Karl Strauss. Helen who is the manager of Read more...
There is nothing but good things to say about the wedding services provided by Karl Strauss. Helen who is the manager of events, took every email we had and always responded quickly, even when she was on vacation. We asked so many questions... She also put us at ease when the renovation came along, we were worried at first, but after she showed us the plans we felt much better. The new renovation of the location is amazing! When we met Helen to go over the planning of the wedding day she was delightful and had it down. Almost every question we thought to ask her she went over before we got to ask it.

The banquet manager (on site coordinator) Raimi, is awesome! She worked through all of our craziness with ease and always was there for us on the day of the wedding, but not in anyway intrusive. She is on top of her game and I do not believe anyone could do her job better. Thank you so much Raimi!

The food, service, beer, etc on the day of the event was very good. Every single guest told us they had a wonderful time, loved the food, and the location. The staff even made my wife and I to-go plates, because anyone who has gotten married knows you don't really eat much at your wedding. So when we got back to our hotel that night we had lots of wonderful food to eat.

The grounds are just beautiful, the new remodel looks great.. you get way more than you pay for with the wedding service provided by Karl Strauss.. We are so grateful! This team made our wedding so special!.

Thank you all so very much!
-Colin & Cynthia Read less
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Jasmine
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.7/5.0
Karl Strauss is literally a hidden gem for wedding receptions/ ceremony's!!!! I wanted to find a venue that had a package deal so it could almost be a one stop shop and i wouldn't have to do as much work on my end. I completely found it ALL at Karl Strauss! They provide the catering, set up/ clean up, alcohol, DJ, the cake and an on site coordinator the day of the wedding. it was PERFECT! The day of my wedding turned out phenomenal! from the time i got to the venue till the end everything went so smoothly it was unreal. My guest had an amazing time, the music was good and people couldnt get off the dance floor, the beer tasted amazing, our photos taken in the Japanese garden were gorgeous, and their service was top notch! Karl Strauss definitely helped create a picture perfect wedding.
Karl Strauss is literally a hidden gem for wedding receptions/ ceremony's!!!! I wanted to find a venue that had a package Read more...
Karl Strauss is literally a hidden gem for wedding receptions/ ceremony's!!!! I wanted to find a venue that had a package deal so it could almost be a one stop shop and i wouldn't have to do as much work on my end. I completely found it ALL at Karl Strauss! They provide the catering, set up/ clean up, alcohol, DJ, the cake and an on site coordinator the day of the wedding. it was PERFECT! The day of my wedding turned out phenomenal! from the time i got to the venue till the end everything went so smoothly it was unreal. My guest had an amazing time, the music was good and people couldnt get off the dance floor, the beer tasted amazing, our photos taken in the Japanese garden were gorgeous, and their service was top notch! Karl Strauss definitely helped create a picture perfect wedding. Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe what a pleasure it was to have our wedding at Karl Strauss. From the beginning, my wife and I were having trouble finding a wedding venue that was both our style and not astronomically priced. As soon as we walked into Karl Strauss Gardens, we knew it was the place for us.

The months leading up, we worked with Helen who was extremely helpful with helping us plan. Any questions we had were immediately answered either by phone or email. No question was too small for her.

The day of could not have gone more smoothly. Monica was our day coordinator, and right off the bat you knew she had everything handled. She brought a smile to my face over and over that evening, from making sure my entire wedding party had a beer in hand SECONDS after we left the ceremony....to making sure my wife and I had salad and appetizers waiting for us at our table when we made our entrance. Every small detail was taken care of by her, and we could not be more grateful.

The cake and DJ which come as part of the package were both fantastic. The cake was delicious and the DJ made sure we had all the music that we wanted to hear played. The venue at night is like a whole new world. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful it was next to the koi pond.

I would absolutely recommend Karl Strauss as a wedding venue. I will have a smile on my face every time i drink one of their beers now!
Words cannot describe what a pleasure it was to have our wedding at Karl Strauss. From the beginning, my wife and I were Read more...
Words cannot describe what a pleasure it was to have our wedding at Karl Strauss. From the beginning, my wife and I were having trouble finding a wedding venue that was both our style and not astronomically priced. As soon as we walked into Karl Strauss Gardens, we knew it was the place for us.

The months leading up, we worked with Helen who was extremely helpful with helping us plan. Any questions we had were immediately answered either by phone or email. No question was too small for her.

The day of could not have gone more smoothly. Monica was our day coordinator, and right off the bat you knew she had everything handled. She brought a smile to my face over and over that evening, from making sure my entire wedding party had a beer in hand SECONDS after we left the ceremony....to making sure my wife and I had salad and appetizers waiting for us at our table when we made our entrance. Every small detail was taken care of by her, and we could not be more grateful.

The cake and DJ which come as part of the package were both fantastic. The cake was delicious and the DJ made sure we had all the music that we wanted to hear played. The venue at night is like a whole new world. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful it was next to the koi pond.

I would absolutely recommend Karl Strauss as a wedding venue. I will have a smile on my face every time i drink one of their beers now! Read less
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Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens over the weekend. She chose this place because of the value and what it included...having a cake (they went with the delicious Eidelweiss Bakery) and the DJ included was a huge bonus! You will receive a packet with suggestions for other vendors, we didn't use any of these because we had a friend do the photography and chose our own florist. I have to mention Lori from Blossoms Design...she did a fantastic job with the flowers and no one could tell they were made on a budget...really beautiful! Helen, the main event coordinator was wonderful and was always quick to reply to phone calls or emails. Monica, the coordinator the day of the rehearsal and wedding was beyond amazing! She helped make the whole day run smoothly. We were able to just enjoy the day without worrying about all the little details. The staff at Karl Strauss is so professional and everyone was friendly.

This venue is absolutely gorgeous! I know the pictures will be beautiful. It's such a pretty, intimate, cozy place for a wedding.The food was sooo good, the cake was yummy and the DJ kept the night going and everyone danced all night long. I can't say enough about this place...it exceeded my expectations and my daughter was glowing all night long from happiness. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a wedding venue....you won't be disappointed. Everyone raved about the venue and the food. If I could give more stars I would!
My daughter was married at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens over the weekend. She chose this place because of the value and Read more...
My daughter was married at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens over the weekend. She chose this place because of the value and what it included...having a cake (they went with the delicious Eidelweiss Bakery) and the DJ included was a huge bonus! You will receive a packet with suggestions for other vendors, we didn't use any of these because we had a friend do the photography and chose our own florist. I have to mention Lori from Blossoms Design...she did a fantastic job with the flowers and no one could tell they were made on a budget...really beautiful! Helen, the main event coordinator was wonderful and was always quick to reply to phone calls or emails. Monica, the coordinator the day of the rehearsal and wedding was beyond amazing! She helped make the whole day run smoothly. We were able to just enjoy the day without worrying about all the little details. The staff at Karl Strauss is so professional and everyone was friendly.

This venue is absolutely gorgeous! I know the pictures will be beautiful. It's such a pretty, intimate, cozy place for a wedding.The food was sooo good, the cake was yummy and the DJ kept the night going and everyone danced all night long. I can't say enough about this place...it exceeded my expectations and my daughter was glowing all night long from happiness. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a wedding venue....you won't be disappointed. Everyone raved about the venue and the food. If I could give more stars I would! Read less
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Natalie Pittman
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin? from the moment we walked into this place we we're greeted with nothing but smiles. Everyone who seems to work here seems to be really really great at what they do! Helen who is the head banquet coordinator was just a delight to work with. She was always quick to respond to my phone calls and emails. I have to say with her charisma and charm it was nearly impossible to feel any stress when it came to planning our day! We where so blown away by how beautiful everything was on the day of our wedding. I couldn't have imagined it looking any better. But even better than the look of everything I couldn't grasp how they got away with everything going so smooth... I was told by many of my married friends "be prepared for things to go wrong on your wedding day, thats just what happens." Well none of my friends have been married at the Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens! Their team is on it when it comes to remembering every detail. I have to say I had so many friends tell me how great the food was and that my wedding was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. I happily agree!
Where do I begin? from the moment we walked into this place we we're greeted with nothing but smiles. Everyone who seems Read more...
Where do I begin? from the moment we walked into this place we we're greeted with nothing but smiles. Everyone who seems to work here seems to be really really great at what they do! Helen who is the head banquet coordinator was just a delight to work with. She was always quick to respond to my phone calls and emails. I have to say with her charisma and charm it was nearly impossible to feel any stress when it came to planning our day! We where so blown away by how beautiful everything was on the day of our wedding. I couldn't have imagined it looking any better. But even better than the look of everything I couldn't grasp how they got away with everything going so smooth... I was told by many of my married friends "be prepared for things to go wrong on your wedding day, thats just what happens." Well none of my friends have been married at the Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens! Their team is on it when it comes to remembering every detail. I have to say I had so many friends tell me how great the food was and that my wedding was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. I happily agree! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing place for a wedding. I had no idea this place existed and a girlfriend told me about it and it was exactly what we were looking for and in our price range. Helen was amazing to work with and Monica the day of wedding coordinator was hands down on top of everything. I have a few friends in the service industry who were at my wedding and complimented what a great team they had and they were on top of it. Not only a serene and beautiful place but great food and drinks as well. The day was amazing and I am thankful to the whole Karl Strauss team.
Amazing place for a wedding. I had no idea this place existed and a girlfriend told me about it and it was exactly what we Read more...
Amazing place for a wedding. I had no idea this place existed and a girlfriend told me about it and it was exactly what we were looking for and in our price range. Helen was amazing to work with and Monica the day of wedding coordinator was hands down on top of everything. I have a few friends in the service industry who were at my wedding and complimented what a great team they had and they were on top of it. Not only a serene and beautiful place but great food and drinks as well. The day was amazing and I am thankful to the whole Karl Strauss team. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Look, I'm not the kind of guy who ever wrights 5 star reviews, but our Karl Strauss wedding was absolutely fantastic. Perfect price, great professional staff to hold your hand along the way. The package comes with an amazing (tasty) custom cake, a DJ (HUGE props to Sunset Mobile Music). The food was fantastic, the beer was great. The price was upfront from day one and we never felt like we where pushed into spending more money. We saved hundreds or maybe even thousands on decorations because the venue was that pretty. Parking was not an issue. Having a hotel across the street means we knew our guests where safe. Our pictures came out fantastic. Having the whole event in one cozy venue was so easy.

If you want a fun, modern wedding- please consider Karl Strauss.
Look, I'm not the kind of guy who ever wrights 5 star reviews, but our Karl Strauss wedding was absolutely fantastic. Read more...
Look, I'm not the kind of guy who ever wrights 5 star reviews, but our Karl Strauss wedding was absolutely fantastic. Perfect price, great professional staff to hold your hand along the way. The package comes with an amazing (tasty) custom cake, a DJ (HUGE props to Sunset Mobile Music). The food was fantastic, the beer was great. The price was upfront from day one and we never felt like we where pushed into spending more money. We saved hundreds or maybe even thousands on decorations because the venue was that pretty. Parking was not an issue. Having a hotel across the street means we knew our guests where safe. Our pictures came out fantastic. Having the whole event in one cozy venue was so easy.

If you want a fun, modern wedding- please consider Karl Strauss. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens on 9/2/12 and I honestly felt like my wedding day was perfect. Karl Strauss does a lot of weddings and they really have it down! The events manager, Helen, was very easy to work with and always quickly responded to any questions. The day-of banquet captain, Monica, was amazing at making sure everything ran smoothly and on-time. I loved the fact that I didn't have to hire an outside DJ or cake company and their food is really good. We got so many compliments on how beautiful the scenery is and they are very reasonably priced!
I got married at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens on 9/2/12 and I honestly felt like my wedding day was perfect. Karl Strauss Read more...
I got married at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens on 9/2/12 and I honestly felt like my wedding day was perfect. Karl Strauss does a lot of weddings and they really have it down! The events manager, Helen, was very easy to work with and always quickly responded to any questions. The day-of banquet captain, Monica, was amazing at making sure everything ran smoothly and on-time. I loved the fact that I didn't have to hire an outside DJ or cake company and their food is really good. We got so many compliments on how beautiful the scenery is and they are very reasonably priced! Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.5/5.0
Great wedding package! Big bang for your buck! Also the grounds are beautiful and the koi pond is a GORGEOUS background for the ceremony!
Great wedding package! Big bang for your buck! Also the grounds are beautiful and the koi pond is a GORGEOUS background Read more...
Great wedding package! Big bang for your buck! Also the grounds are beautiful and the koi pond is a GORGEOUS background for the ceremony! Read less
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rravy
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so happy to have our wedding at Karl Strauss. It was the perfect match for us. The staff at Karl Strauss went above and beyond anything we could have asked for. It was a day we will always remember!
We were so happy to have our wedding at Karl Strauss. It was the perfect match for us. The staff at Karl Strauss went Read more...
We were so happy to have our wedding at Karl Strauss. It was the perfect match for us. The staff at Karl Strauss went above and beyond anything we could have asked for. It was a day we will always remember! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/18/2011
4.8/5.0
I don't know why we haven't written a review until now. Karl Strauss was a fabulous venue. Very pretty, staff very tentative (even brought a plate of food so I didn't need to carry my big dress through the buffet line). The food was AMAZING, and so was the beer- we didn't even miss a full bar!



The two negatives are:
We had several groups of people walk in on our event (for those that don't know, KS is a restaurant every other day of the week, so people were coming in trying to get to go to the restaurant). The first time, I asked one of the staff members if there was a sign or something, and they said yes. But, they kept coming (they are actually in one of the group shots). I would say that is the one thing KS needs to work on is having a sign large enough for people to see, or have it roped off or something like that.

I asked for 5 tables in the main room and two in the room right next to it. Whoever placed the tables, placed two in front, then three in back of it, but rather than staggering the two tables in front so they line up with the space between the three tables in back, they lined them up with the tables directly, so there was a LARGE gap in the of the room, which made the tables to the side look even farther away. I had specified with both the on site coordinator and Helen that they were going to stagger them, and they didn't do it.

But, its a wedding, and there are bound to be things that go wrong. The good def outweighs the bad here and this really is a fantastic venue. In fact, I want our 5 year anniversary to be here too!!!
I don't know why we haven't written a review until now. Karl Strauss was a fabulous venue. Very pretty, staff very Read more...
I don't know why we haven't written a review until now. Karl Strauss was a fabulous venue. Very pretty, staff very tentative (even brought a plate of food so I didn't need to carry my big dress through the buffet line). The food was AMAZING, and so was the beer- we didn't even miss a full bar!



The two negatives are:
We had several groups of people walk in on our event (for those that don't know, KS is a restaurant every other day of the week, so people were coming in trying to get to go to the restaurant). The first time, I asked one of the staff members if there was a sign or something, and they said yes. But, they kept coming (they are actually in one of the group shots). I would say that is the one thing KS needs to work on is having a sign large enough for people to see, or have it roped off or something like that.

I asked for 5 tables in the main room and two in the room right next to it. Whoever placed the tables, placed two in front, then three in back of it, but rather than staggering the two tables in front so they line up with the space between the three tables in back, they lined them up with the tables directly, so there was a LARGE gap in the of the room, which made the tables to the side look even farther away. I had specified with both the on site coordinator and Helen that they were going to stagger them, and they didn't do it.

But, its a wedding, and there are bound to be things that go wrong. The good def outweighs the bad here and this really is a fantastic venue. In fact, I want our 5 year anniversary to be here too!!! Read less
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Li & Alberto
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a great time at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens and the event manager, Helen Patterson, was superb! She was very understanding and accomodating to our needs and really helped us get exactly what we wanted. The food was great, the staff was awesome and the beer was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding and reception and we hope to host a future party there again!
We had a great time at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens and the event manager, Helen Patterson, was superb! She was very Read more...
We had a great time at Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens and the event manager, Helen Patterson, was superb! She was very understanding and accomodating to our needs and really helped us get exactly what we wanted. The food was great, the staff was awesome and the beer was perfect! We couldn't have asked for a better place to have our wedding and reception and we hope to host a future party there again! Read less
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gabriellelynn
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
FABULOUS PLACE FOR A WEDDING! Had my wedding here a few months ago and LOVED it. I had been here for Sunday brunch before, and never dreamed I could afford having the wedding at such a unique location, but turns out it was the most affordable place I looked at!

What makes KS so affordable, is that the cake, the DJ, the champagne toast, the linens, it's ALL INCLUDED in your per person dinner price. Nowhere else I looked offered all the same options in one price. The open bar options are also the most affordable that I've seen. They offer all their beers on tap, as well as several wines.

Besides being affordable, they make planning the wedding super smooth. Helen is great and works with you to get everything set up. Day of staff make sure everything runs smoothly and fits into your time window. I never had to worry about a single thing, and someone was always there telling me where I had to be or what I had to do. So simple!

The gardens are beautiful and make for lovely photos. I had my ceremony and reception here, and it was so convenient, no one had to drive between at all, just moved from the patio inside the restaurant. The whole place is closed down on Saturdays, so you get the entire restaurant to yourself! Amazing! Where else can you rent an entire restaurant and get some much for your money. I loved it. It was my dream wedding, thank you Karl Strauss!
FABULOUS PLACE FOR A WEDDING! Had my wedding here a few months ago and LOVED it. I had been here for Sunday brunch before, Read more...
FABULOUS PLACE FOR A WEDDING! Had my wedding here a few months ago and LOVED it. I had been here for Sunday brunch before, and never dreamed I could afford having the wedding at such a unique location, but turns out it was the most affordable place I looked at!

What makes KS so affordable, is that the cake, the DJ, the champagne toast, the linens, it's ALL INCLUDED in your per person dinner price. Nowhere else I looked offered all the same options in one price. The open bar options are also the most affordable that I've seen. They offer all their beers on tap, as well as several wines.

Besides being affordable, they make planning the wedding super smooth. Helen is great and works with you to get everything set up. Day of staff make sure everything runs smoothly and fits into your time window. I never had to worry about a single thing, and someone was always there telling me where I had to be or what I had to do. So simple!

The gardens are beautiful and make for lovely photos. I had my ceremony and reception here, and it was so convenient, no one had to drive between at all, just moved from the patio inside the restaurant. The whole place is closed down on Saturdays, so you get the entire restaurant to yourself! Amazing! Where else can you rent an entire restaurant and get some much for your money. I loved it. It was my dream wedding, thank you Karl Strauss! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/22/2011
4.6/5.0
Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens in Sorrento Mesa is an exceptional venue for a wedding/reception. It's beautiful, the staff are extremely professional throughout the planning process AND on the day of, the food was great, the beer/wine/soft bar were excellent, and the DJ & bakery options were top notch. Throughout the planning process, the coordinator was there to answer questions, help us stay on track, and get things done. When we had a last minute request for a gluten-free meal I wasn't sure we'd be able to accomodate our guest, but when I called the coordinator she said, "Oh we do that all the time!" And it was at no extra cost! We got compliments all day long on the food, service, and venue. It's been almost a month and we're still getting them!

My only complaint is that the groom and I wanted to do a bourbon toast (just the two of us & we would provide the two small shots). The venue said absolutely not and that if we tried to do one, they would kick us out. They don't have a liquor license, so we understood, but it was a serious bummer.

Otherwise, best venue we looked at, best value, and they helped us to create our best day ever.
Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens in Sorrento Mesa is an exceptional venue for a wedding/reception. It's beautiful, the staff Read more...
Karl Strauss Brewery Gardens in Sorrento Mesa is an exceptional venue for a wedding/reception. It's beautiful, the staff are extremely professional throughout the planning process AND on the day of, the food was great, the beer/wine/soft bar were excellent, and the DJ & bakery options were top notch. Throughout the planning process, the coordinator was there to answer questions, help us stay on track, and get things done. When we had a last minute request for a gluten-free meal I wasn't sure we'd be able to accomodate our guest, but when I called the coordinator she said, "Oh we do that all the time!" And it was at no extra cost! We got compliments all day long on the food, service, and venue. It's been almost a month and we're still getting them!

My only complaint is that the groom and I wanted to do a bourbon toast (just the two of us & we would provide the two small shots). The venue said absolutely not and that if we tried to do one, they would kick us out. They don't have a liquor license, so we understood, but it was a serious bummer.

Otherwise, best venue we looked at, best value, and they helped us to create our best day ever. Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
9/19/2010
4.8/5.0
service was above and beyond... the waitresses brought our wedding party drinks before we even entered the reception! literally out of the limo and a drink in my hand within minutes. in other words, they were very attentive. food was fabulous and hot, which is always hard to acheive with a buffet. the ambiance was perfect down to every last detail. the staff was courteous and professional every second of the evening! our guests loved the food and service as well, and the beer on tap received raves from our guests. our wedding reception was pure perfection thanks to everyone who helped us at karl strauss. we could not have asked for more!
service was above and beyond... the waitresses brought our wedding party drinks before we even entered the reception! Read more...
service was above and beyond... the waitresses brought our wedding party drinks before we even entered the reception! literally out of the limo and a drink in my hand within minutes. in other words, they were very attentive. food was fabulous and hot, which is always hard to acheive with a buffet. the ambiance was perfect down to every last detail. the staff was courteous and professional every second of the evening! our guests loved the food and service as well, and the beer on tap received raves from our guests. our wedding reception was pure perfection thanks to everyone who helped us at karl strauss. we could not have asked for more! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.9/5.0
I got married at Karl Strauss in May and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is stunning and the banquet captain took care of every little detail for us. I truly didn't have a single worry all night! Everyone told me it was the best wedding food they've ever had and the prettiest venue they've seen! Helen was very patient with me and my constant questions. It was also very affordable...the cake, DJ, and candles are included in the wedding package. The only complaint I have is that they would not allow us to hang paper cranes in the tented ceremony area. It is Japanese tradition to hang 1000 paper cranes for the wedding, but Helen was concerned that it would make the roof collapse. However, we were able to hang about 50 cranes from our arch in front of the koi pond, which tuned out gorgeous. The level of service, the beauty of the venue, and the food more than make up for us not being able to hang our cranes.
I got married at Karl Strauss in May and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is stunning and the banquet captain took Read more...
I got married at Karl Strauss in May and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is stunning and the banquet captain took care of every little detail for us. I truly didn't have a single worry all night! Everyone told me it was the best wedding food they've ever had and the prettiest venue they've seen! Helen was very patient with me and my constant questions. It was also very affordable...the cake, DJ, and candles are included in the wedding package. The only complaint I have is that they would not allow us to hang paper cranes in the tented ceremony area. It is Japanese tradition to hang 1000 paper cranes for the wedding, but Helen was concerned that it would make the roof collapse. However, we were able to hang about 50 cranes from our arch in front of the koi pond, which tuned out gorgeous. The level of service, the beauty of the venue, and the food more than make up for us not being able to hang our cranes. Read less
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hchiaro
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
we did not end up using this vendor, but we did attend a wedding here which made us look into it. they are nice to work with. the wedding we did attend had great beer and food! very intimate atmosphere. everybody had a blast!
we did not end up using this vendor, but we did attend a wedding here which made us look into it. they are nice to work Read more...
we did not end up using this vendor, but we did attend a wedding here which made us look into it. they are nice to work with. the wedding we did attend had great beer and food! very intimate atmosphere. everybody had a blast! Read less
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jesscasillas
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.8/5.0
The staff was wonderful. The location was gorgrous as wll. It's set right next to a koy pond and a waterful. Very peaceful. The food was wonderful and my guests have not stopped raving about the venue. The staff was wonderful and working with Helen ( group events) was such a blessing!
The staff was wonderful. The location was gorgrous as wll. It's set right next to a koy pond and a waterful. Very Read more...
The staff was wonderful. The location was gorgrous as wll. It's set right next to a koy pond and a waterful. Very peaceful. The food was wonderful and my guests have not stopped raving about the venue. The staff was wonderful and working with Helen ( group events) was such a blessing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Chandra
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.3/5.0
Karl Strauss was a beautiful location for the wedding and reception. My guests loved the location and the food. The staff, especially the bartenders were very friendly and helpful. There was no hard alcohol served which I would have liked to have and I wish there was a little more flexibility with the DJ choice and the timing of the event, but overall I recommend Karl Strauss.
Karl Strauss was a beautiful location for the wedding and reception. My guests loved the location and the food. The staff, Read more...
Karl Strauss was a beautiful location for the wedding and reception. My guests loved the location and the food. The staff, especially the bartenders were very friendly and helpful. There was no hard alcohol served which I would have liked to have and I wish there was a little more flexibility with the DJ choice and the timing of the event, but overall I recommend Karl Strauss. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/24/2005
5.0/5.0
Beautiful setting and the food was fantastic. It was also a very convenient location in San Diego and parking was very easy for the guests.

Pros: Food, garden setting is unbeatable, total privacy, feels secluded although you are in the middle of a business park of San Diego, reasonably priced, great drinks. BEAUTIFUL SETTING! Allowed us to have our dogs in the ceremony (outside), hotel across the street.

Cons: Hard to get good pictures on the pond bridge if you select the 11am-4pm timeslot because of high sun, DJ was mediocre, cheap guest seats during the ceremony (green plastic chairs). There's not really a place to get ready, so I'd recommend renting a hotel room across the street from the venue. Everything else was PERFECT.
Beautiful setting and the food was fantastic. It was also a very convenient location in San Diego and parking was very Read more...
Beautiful setting and the food was fantastic. It was also a very convenient location in San Diego and parking was very easy for the guests.

Pros: Food, garden setting is unbeatable, total privacy, feels secluded although you are in the middle of a business park of San Diego, reasonably priced, great drinks. BEAUTIFUL SETTING! Allowed us to have our dogs in the ceremony (outside), hotel across the street.

Cons: Hard to get good pictures on the pond bridge if you select the 11am-4pm timeslot because of high sun, DJ was mediocre, cheap guest seats during the ceremony (green plastic chairs). There's not really a place to get ready, so I'd recommend renting a hotel room across the street from the venue. Everything else was PERFECT. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Wedding Venue
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KATINA
Wedding:
4/21/2001
4.0/5.0
The event planning staff was extremely helpful. Helen met with us personally and went over menus, addressing any concerns we had with guest count and amount of food. At the time, I was the manager for a well-known bridal salon in san diego and Karl Strauss made sure that I was very well taken care of, especially because I knew what brides were going through with each vendor they had to choose. There was plenty of food for the price we paid (we did the buffet and many of our guests were able to go back for seconds!) and to this day, almost eight years later, friends and family STILL rave to us about our wedding!
The event planning staff was extremely helpful. Helen met with us personally and went over menus, addressing any concerns Read more...
The event planning staff was extremely helpful. Helen met with us personally and went over menus, addressing any concerns we had with guest count and amount of food. At the time, I was the manager for a well-known bridal salon in san diego and Karl Strauss made sure that I was very well taken care of, especially because I knew what brides were going through with each vendor they had to choose. There was plenty of food for the price we paid (we did the buffet and many of our guests were able to go back for seconds!) and to this day, almost eight years later, friends and family STILL rave to us about our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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stephanie
Wedding:
4/14/2001
4.4/5.0
Great value, limited on time and space.
Great value, limited on time and space.
Great value, limited on time and space. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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