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Tom Ham's Lighthouse

San Diego , CA
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LOCATION

2150 HARBOR iSLAND dRIVE
San Diego, CA US 92101 (map)

PHONE

619-291-9110

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ABOUT US

Perched at the end of Harbor Island, Tom Ham's Lighthouse provides breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay , Coronado Bridge and downtown skyline for your special event ! Private rooms... Read more
Perched at the end of Harbor Island, Tom Ham's Lighthouse provides breathtaking views of the San Diego Bay , Coronado Bridge and downtown skyline for your special event ! Private rooms available with events catered by our Chef , Eric Sarkisian , to make your event the most memorable for you and your guests. Read less
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Haley
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom Ham's Lighthouse was everything my husband and I had wanted. The new arch is beautiful (and doesn't need to be decorated), the banquet manager was professional and quick to respond to any questions, and we were happy with the service provided during the reception.
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LILLIAN
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Great place for an event, great views, relaxed atmosphere, great service
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Brandi
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Tom Hams Lighthouse was amazing. Stephany was so helpful and so easy to work with. She always kept me in the loop and was quick to respond if I needed something. The venue is beautiful, it was recently remodeled and its breathtaking. All of our guest were in awe with the view and the service as well as the quality of the food. When we did our tasting the chef came out and spoke to us allowing us to ask question etc. I would recommend this location to anyone.
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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Tom Ham's was wonderful for our June wedding reception. It has been recently rennovated and looks stunning. Our guests were blown away by the beautiful atmosphere and stunning San Diego skyline. The staff is all so professional and the Banquet Manager Stephany is very helpful and accessible. We served prime rib and salmon, and the food was delicious, so much more elegant and tasty than your typical wedding chicken. Tom Ham's is also an all-inclusive venue which is nice, many other venues we looked at seemed less expensive, however, didn't include plates, linens, tables, rentals, cake cutting, hosted bar, etc....when really your $$ would go further at a place like TH. Thank-you TH for everything!!!
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Dawn
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
I can't say enough about Tom Ham's. The service was amazing and both the owner and the event coordinator are super nice and easy to work with. The staff the night of the wedding were awesome. The value is amongst the best in San Diego and you cannot put a price tag on the gorgeous view. I got prices from last year before their remodel but I am sure the new increase is still a great value for everything that they include. They have also built a new ceremony site right out front that is gorgeous and I can't tell you how many compliments I got on the venue itself.
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suzie
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.9/5.0
The view here is AMAZING, especially at night. This was the main reason we booked this venue for our reception. Not to mention the prices were pretty affordable, especially for our wedding of 200. The space was a little tight for a wedding of this size, but we knew that going in so it wasn't upsetting. Our guests loved the food and the appetizers were delicious, however my rice was a little undercooked and I remember the tasting being a lot better. The service was great though. The waiters were very polite and respectful. The coordinators, Judy and Stephany, were very quick to respond to emails and were very professional. Overall, we'd recommend this venue to anyone. Did I mention the view is amazing?!
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Erin
Wedding:
3/31/2012
4.3/5.0
I had a really pleasant and easy experience with Tom Ham's Lighthouse. Judy and Stephany were professional and able to answer any questions I had. The whole thing was a breeze. They were always available via email to answer questions that popped into my head. I was also really impressed with the service from the staff on the night of the wedding. I guess my expectations based on being in other weddings were kind of low. The staff were accomodating and kind all night. I recieved tons of compliments on the food which I also didn't expect as this is catering/wedding food, but they were right! Our meal was fabulous. You can't beat the view and the value for the experience at Tom Ham's. I'm really glad we chose this venue!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Taylors Mom
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The event coordinators, Stephany and Judy, were always professional, extremely quick to respond to my emails (usually within minutes), were patient with us as we asked our many questions, and walked us through every detail of our ceremony and reception. The view was beautiful, the food was fantastic, and the staff was very helpful, efficient, and courteous. You cannot beat their prices. So many things that we would have been expected to pay extra for at other facilities were included in the price at Tom Ham's. We received so many compliments from our guests on the venue and the food. This is a place that is definitely worth looking at when you plan your wedding.
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jojeandandre
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Beautiful views, courteous staff and organized coordinators. Tom Ham's made our wedding experience unforgettable and worry-free. They definitely took care of us the day of the wedding, making sure we had enough to eat and drink and asking us if there was anything we needed. Judy and Stephany were very willing to answer any questions we had leading up to the day. They were responsive both by email, by phone and even in person when we would show up to show our family the venue. The appetizers and food for the buffet option were delicious - guests couldn't stop raving about how much they loved it! Thank you so much Tom Ham's for making our wedding day a dream come true. You're the BEST!
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Leslie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.9/5.0
They were absolutely wonderful. One of my vendors said they weren't as easy to deal with but they went above and beyond for my fiance and I. The food was delicious, the servers were on it and Judy the venue Coordinator was responsive any time I emailed or called her. Their prices were affordable, the view fantastic and overall, a great experience. The only thing I didn't like was that they didn't clean the patio floor before I walked down the aisle (I had my ceremony there) and my dress suffered the consequences of a FILTHY floor. Other than that, I recommend this venue.
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Jenna
Wedding:
7/16/2010
1.6/5.0
Held my wedding reception at Tom Ham's. We selected steak and salmon to be served to our guests. The presentation of the food was very sloppy; comparable to something you may find in a cafeteria. This was a surprise to us one, because it was not what we were promised, and two, because in their main dining they have a much more elegant presentation of their food. They also go the entire food order wrong and did little to compensate for their mistake. We left feeling extremely undervalued despite having spent $13,000. Huge Mistake!!!
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Debra
Wedding:
10/17/2009
3.8/5.0
Tom Ham's has a beautiful view and we had a lovely reception overall they are a great place to have a wedding. The food was wonderful and the service on the day of the wedding was great and our guest had a wonderful time. They include a lot in their base fee but they are not very flexible when it comes to accommodating anything that is not on their list or adding anything in even though you are paying a lot to rent the room. Everything was yes or no, never let me see if I can help you get what you want. I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding day venue choice but just know what you are getting into when you sign up which is great view, great food, not a lot of flexibility.
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Tom Ham's Lighthouse responded with the following comments:

While we always try to be as flexible as possible on anything that we can be, there are sometimes many requests that we just can't accomodate. I do hope that this bride had a wonderful reception, even if we could not do/get some of the things she wanted.
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Candis
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
I felt they were extremely flexible w/me. I was even changing the head count the day of and had changed the floor plan a week prior to the wedding reception. I even had changes to the bar the day of the wedding...I found them to be really flexible and attentive to my needs. If you're looking for great quality that's affordable nothing can top Tom Ham's Lighthouse. The view is to die for, the service is great, and the presentation of the room is classy and sophisticated. I had my reception in the smaller of the two rooms and it was perfect. I was worried there wouldn't be enough room or that it would be crowded, but it was just enough room w/ 85 people. When I was looking around for other venues a very "high end" competitor even told me to go w/Tom Ham's and there was no other place that could compete w/them. If you're wondering if you should book it...DO IT! I wasted my time looking into other places...this was perfect!
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RMM
Wedding:
4/4/2009
4.8/5.0
Tom Hams was a beautiful setting for our reception. All of the guests loved it and the food was delicious! The only thing that I gave a 4 on was the flexibility of hours that our room was available. But, I do realize they have other events to schedule around.
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adolopo
Wedding:
10/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Our guests were very impressed with the service, food and unobstructed view of downtown. It was bright and sunny on the balcony where we had our ceremony. The dining area was big and beautiful. The food is very good quality. Judy the catering manager went above and beyond. She found crushed chocolate colored napkins for my reception. They also have samples of tablecloths right there for you to check out. Free parking is a plus! Besides you really can't get lost finding the location.
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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blushingbride
Wedding:
6/14/2008
4.4/5.0
I loved Tom Ham's. The view and room that I booked were perfect. The food was great. I was nervous because they don't do tastings if you want the buffet, but everything was delicious! The one thing that I thought was very unprofessional was that at the end of the night, the bartender came up to me with the bill! They had my credit card on file and the majority was pre-payed. I don't think that that it is a good time to talk to the bride about billing at 1 am after a night of drinking and dancing.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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oceanchyck
Wedding:
5/15/2008
1.2/5.0
I did not have a full on reception because it was just our family. I did have a reservation for 8 that I made two weeks in advance. When we got there, we had to wait half an hour even though we had a reservation. It was not even busy and we could see there were plenty of open tables. Everyone ordered the buffet and they didn't keep the hot food or the desserts stocked adequately at all. We actually had to ask for more food to be brought out, and then had to wait quite a while before they actually restocked it. Our waiter wasn't very friendly and didn't even congratulate us even though it was clear we'd just gotten married because we were still wearing our stuff. We were really disapointed in this place. I wouldn't recommend it for lunch, but perhaps they do a better job with their wedding receptions.
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breeyawnadawn
Wedding:
2/22/2008
4.6/5.0
This venue is awesome! It's right on the bay, on harbor island. Both banquet rooms (decorated vintage nautical) have spectacular views of the Coronado Bridge and downtown SD. The catering staff was absolutely amazing and made a buffet style dinner very sophisticated, beautiful and delicious. Judy and Adrian (wedding contacts) are very helpful and respond very quickly to any calls/questions. The best part about the venue is it is very AFFORDABLE, about $50 a person (unheard of for bay venues). I fell in love with it the first time I saw it.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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ladylynd
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
The view is GORGEOUS!!! And truly breathtaking. It's inexpensive with an amazingly, beautiful view (Downtown)...you can't beat that. We wanted a venue that had a nice view and not just a plain room and when we saw this venue, we couldn't resist it. Our guests were impressed with the location. Parking is free and lots of it. The room and balcony is spacious. The food was pretty good as well. And the service was great! It's perfect for a romantic event.
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discoredhd
Wedding:
8/11/2007
3.8/5.0
The value for the location, you just can't beat. Very flexible with the menu (I have dietary issues in my family all over the place). Flexibility otherwise is lacking....but the catering staff that you get the day of is great, a few of the lower level ones are missing a few screws, but the managers and supervisors are just a cut above the rest and make sure your day is special. You can't miss with Tom Ham's.
Services Used: Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Amber
Wedding:
8/10/2002
4.4/5.0
Tom Ham's Lighthouse was a great value. The food was good and the location on the San Diego harbor is beautiful! Lunch and dinner prices were less than the other places we checked out. You can have your ceremony there too, right by the water.
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