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The Reef

Huntington Beach , CA

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Huntington Beach, CA US 92649
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.3/5.0
We decided on the reef because of the amazing view during day and night. The banquet hostess was hard to get a hold of from the beginning to end, it took multiple emails and calls to get a response. Once our wedding day everything seems great until the cocktail hour where bartender was rude and short with my guests, banquet manager Freddy did not follow contract rules about keeping bar inside and at a certain location while cocktail hour was going on. Food was mediocre, it needed more taste. I guess in the end what we paid for was the view, overall service was a 7/10. I would advise you to look elsewhere unless you are into views. The Mayan restaurant/hotel prob has better service and same view.
We decided on the reef because of the amazing view during day and night. The banquet hostess was hard to get a hold of Read more...
We decided on the reef because of the amazing view during day and night. The banquet hostess was hard to get a hold of from the beginning to end, it took multiple emails and calls to get a response. Once our wedding day everything seems great until the cocktail hour where bartender was rude and short with my guests, banquet manager Freddy did not follow contract rules about keeping bar inside and at a certain location while cocktail hour was going on. Food was mediocre, it needed more taste. I guess in the end what we paid for was the view, overall service was a 7/10. I would advise you to look elsewhere unless you are into views. The Mayan restaurant/hotel prob has better service and same view. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.4/5.0
Amazing venue location. Ashley was the best!
Amazing venue location. Ashley was the best!
Amazing venue location. Ashley was the best! Read less
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Tori
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
The Reef was a great choice for our reception. They worked with us on the costs, menu and other options for our party. The view in the Harbor Room of the LB Harbor was the perfect back-drop and as the sun set, our guests were stunned at how beautiful the setting was. They had a bit of turn-over from the staff (we had three contacts during our 14-month engagement), but each of them were responsive, flexible and patient. Not only were they the perfect choice for the reception, but we even booked our morning-after brunch there because of some issues with another spot. I would recommend the
The Reef was a great choice for our reception. They worked with us on the costs, menu and other options for our party. The Read more...
The Reef was a great choice for our reception. They worked with us on the costs, menu and other options for our party. The view in the Harbor Room of the LB Harbor was the perfect back-drop and as the sun set, our guests were stunned at how beautiful the setting was. They had a bit of turn-over from the staff (we had three contacts during our 14-month engagement), but each of them were responsive, flexible and patient. Not only were they the perfect choice for the reception, but we even booked our morning-after brunch there because of some issues with another spot. I would recommend the Read less
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MrsBrady2011
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.7/5.0
I was very happy with the Reef! I got tons of compliments on the food. The view is unbeatable. The servers, hosts, and bartenders were very polite and accomodating. I worked with Ashley and she was very receptive to my requests and quick to respond to all emails and phone calls. I thought they were definitely worth the money.
I was very happy with the Reef! I got tons of compliments on the food. The view is unbeatable. The servers, hosts, and Read more...
I was very happy with the Reef! I got tons of compliments on the food. The view is unbeatable. The servers, hosts, and bartenders were very polite and accomodating. I worked with Ashley and she was very receptive to my requests and quick to respond to all emails and phone calls. I thought they were definitely worth the money. Read less
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JLauro79
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
the food was wonderful, great service, beautiful setting
the food was wonderful, great service, beautiful setting
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ninteck
Wedding:
5/15/2010
4.7/5.0
Easy to work with on the phone and in person. The whole team of consultants and dinner captain were very helpful and nice. They got every detail right. They could be more flexible on the food and drink packages as well as the schedule.

The valet even let us park our cars in the morning, before the reception in the evening to help with our special transportation needs.

All of the staff was nice and courteous to us and our guests.
Easy to work with on the phone and in person. The whole team of consultants and dinner captain were very helpful and nice. Read more...
Easy to work with on the phone and in person. The whole team of consultants and dinner captain were very helpful and nice. They got every detail right. They could be more flexible on the food and drink packages as well as the schedule.

The valet even let us park our cars in the morning, before the reception in the evening to help with our special transportation needs.

All of the staff was nice and courteous to us and our guests. Read less
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uwograd
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.6/5.0
Venue was beautiful. Everyone was very helpful. It was stress free working with them. A little on the expensive side but well worth it.
Venue was beautiful. Everyone was very helpful. It was stress free working with them. A little on the expensive side but Read more...
Venue was beautiful. Everyone was very helpful. It was stress free working with them. A little on the expensive side but well worth it. Read less
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brittanysornborger
Wedding:
8/21/2009
5.0/5.0
What a beautiful view on top of the roof! I could not have been happier with the location, service, food, etc. What an amazing location! I was recommended to this location by co-workers and have since recommended friends there.
What a beautiful view on top of the roof! I could not have been happier with the location, service, food, etc. What an Read more...
What a beautiful view on top of the roof! I could not have been happier with the location, service, food, etc. What an amazing location! I was recommended to this location by co-workers and have since recommended friends there. Read less
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ma
Wedding:
1/31/2009
4.8/5.0
This is a great location the view will take your breath away! All of the staff is wonderful, ready and willing to help out with everything. The food was so tasty. We did not want are night to end.
This is a great location the view will take your breath away! All of the staff is wonderful, ready and willing to help out Read more...
This is a great location the view will take your breath away! All of the staff is wonderful, ready and willing to help out with everything. The food was so tasty. We did not want are night to end. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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vblack0925
Wedding:
10/10/2008
5.0/5.0
The Reef, specifically Claudia in catering, were professional and courteous throughout the entire process. They accomodated all of my requests and the wedding ran smoothly. I couldn't have asked for more. The view is beautiful too!
The Reef, specifically Claudia in catering, were professional and courteous throughout the entire process. They Read more...
The Reef, specifically Claudia in catering, were professional and courteous throughout the entire process. They accomodated all of my requests and the wedding ran smoothly. I couldn't have asked for more. The view is beautiful too! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Lovedbride
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.9/5.0
The food was delicious and I was very impresed on how attentive the staff was the day of our event. The view was amazing.
The food was delicious and I was very impresed on how attentive the staff was the day of our event. The view was amazing.
The food was delicious and I was very impresed on how attentive the staff was the day of our event. The view was amazing. Read less
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fallgirly
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.2/5.0
This venue was perfect! Because they do up to 4 weddings per weekend night they know exactly what they are doing. A well oiled machine! And, during our wedding I never saw another wedding party at all. It felt as if we were the only ones. I highly recommend this location as it is right on the water yet still affordable.
This venue was perfect! Because they do up to 4 weddings per weekend night they know exactly what they are doing. A well Read more...
This venue was perfect! Because they do up to 4 weddings per weekend night they know exactly what they are doing. A well oiled machine! And, during our wedding I never saw another wedding party at all. It felt as if we were the only ones. I highly recommend this location as it is right on the water yet still affordable. Read less
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Allyson
Wedding:
6/21/2008
3.3/5.0
Overall, The Reef Restaurant was ok. The view is incredible, both for the ceremony (on the Sunset Deck) and the reception (The Harborview Ballroom). The food is great, and my guests had a great time. There was a lot of miscommunincation and because of the turnover in the catering department, there were things that one person promised us that the next person said they couldn't deliver, costing us almost $3000 more than we were originally quoted.
Overall, The Reef Restaurant was ok. The view is incredible, both for the ceremony (on the Sunset Deck) and the reception Read more...
Overall, The Reef Restaurant was ok. The view is incredible, both for the ceremony (on the Sunset Deck) and the reception (The Harborview Ballroom). The food is great, and my guests had a great time. There was a lot of miscommunincation and because of the turnover in the catering department, there were things that one person promised us that the next person said they couldn't deliver, costing us almost $3000 more than we were originally quoted. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Bonnie
Wedding:
5/4/2008
5.0/5.0
WOW... I was so happy with The Reef as my ceremony and reception venue they were just great! My day was so romantic and everything went as planned... The view is to die for! I wish I could do it everyday!
WOW... I was so happy with The Reef as my ceremony and reception venue they were just great! My day was so romantic and Read more...
WOW... I was so happy with The Reef as my ceremony and reception venue they were just great! My day was so romantic and everything went as planned... The view is to die for! I wish I could do it everyday! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Gabz
Wedding:
3/17/2007
4.3/5.0
We loved this place because it was right by Queen Mary Harbor! It also had an outside pation were people can get some fresh air. I also loved the fact that the food we had selected was delicious. I had two dissapointments that week. One is that they started to tear out the patio floor that week before the wedding. We almost didn't have access to it and which was our whole point for selecting the place, but it eventually worked out after pushing them and of course telling them how unhappy and upset I was. Thank goodness they finished it the Friday before the wedding. The other upset was that there was an event right before our reception in the same room and therefore only gave my vendor an hour to set up before our reception started! THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!!!!! Came to find out later that the service staff was a bit rude and unhelpful! I would totally recommend the place because it is a beautiful place once it is set up. However, would have second thoughts if you have a big party and are not given enough time to set up.
We loved this place because it was right by Queen Mary Harbor! It also had an outside pation were people can get some Read more...
We loved this place because it was right by Queen Mary Harbor! It also had an outside pation were people can get some fresh air. I also loved the fact that the food we had selected was delicious. I had two dissapointments that week. One is that they started to tear out the patio floor that week before the wedding. We almost didn't have access to it and which was our whole point for selecting the place, but it eventually worked out after pushing them and of course telling them how unhappy and upset I was. Thank goodness they finished it the Friday before the wedding. The other upset was that there was an event right before our reception in the same room and therefore only gave my vendor an hour to set up before our reception started! THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH TIME!!!!!!! Came to find out later that the service staff was a bit rude and unhelpful! I would totally recommend the place because it is a beautiful place once it is set up. However, would have second thoughts if you have a big party and are not given enough time to set up. Read less
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