Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
The Newport Dunes was great to work with, the only struggle we had was some of the responsiveness of the staff (before, during, but mainly after). We always received a response, but not always within what we felt was an adequate time. We might have been a little more demanding than some couples though, so take this criticism with a grain of salt. The biggest complaint was the follow up on some items left at the venue, we felt a little like once the checked was cashed, we were dismissed.
One of the things that was very important to us was the quality of the food and reception. This is something that we cannot complain in the least about. The venue was very accomodating in our requests and even worked with us to develop a unique package based on some special requests. Including working within a budget, without making it seem like they skimped on anything. During our tasting the chef and our account rep were AMAZING! The food was equally amazing and many of our guests complimented our choice in venue and food.
The staff on the day of the wedding was great, the set up and venue was beautiful, the day was unforgettable. They did make our overall experience easier to plan and we received multiple compliments on the venue.
We had our event at Back Bay Bistro (the restaurant within Newport Dunes). The venue was absolutely gorgeous! The food was also very good, and I thought reasonably priced considering the location.
However, the night of the event, there were WAY too many things that went wrong. There was theft by employees, meals were served wrong (including to the groom), they were not at all ready with tables set when guests were getting there and they argued with me (the bride) and also my mom. We will be meeting with them tomorrow to see how they plan to correct all these mistakes. I will update my review when I hear back from them.
The original coordinator that I booked my wedding with was "no longer with the company" by the time the wedding came around, which was a little scary. However, another person stepped in and fulfilled all the promises the other had promised. She was very kind, when we finally got to speak with her. She threw in a whole bunch of stuff that the other coordinator was going to charge us for! There was a few things that got lost in translation. I had to remind her of what we had tasted, at the food tasting she was supposed to attend but had others help us with. Day of, things weren't set up like she had promised and my coordinator had to make the staff do the things we were promised, like tying napkin bows, etc. In fact, the staff delayed the wedding, as they were still setting tables as guests arrived and my friend had to go around tables, making sure everyone had spoons. However, the location was just what I wanted-a beach wedding, without strangers walking through it and gawking, and easy parking and concrete for the reception with electricity for twinkle lights. The food was great! The service during the wedding was awesome! The gorgeous setting was definitely worth it!
Our wedding was very small and this was the perfect venue for it! Ive always dreamed about a beach wedding and this was just what I imagined. Great food, amazing atmosphere. They took care of everything. It was also the best deal we found. If you wish for a water front, candle light wedding, look no further.
The Newport Dunes knows how to throw a party. They have an attentive staff of coordinators and servers. Where the Newport Dunes does not receive enough credit is for their food. The food is some of the best in Orange County. And with such a large facility, brides have many choices from beach front to elegant banquet rooms. So if your a flip flop or a high heel type of bride, the Newport Dunes has a place for your wedding. FLY BY NIGHT highly recommends The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort!
Newport Dunes is an amazing location due to the fact they have about 10 different locations on-site. You can pick and choose the PERFECT SPOT for your ceremony and reception!! If you are looking to have a waterfront location...this is your dream come true. You will find that Randi Zamora is extremely helpful, and has quite a bit of knowledge in the wedding industry. Randi has a very easy going friendly personality.
For any Bride and Groom reading this endorsement: I am Rev. Michael and I Officiate at all locations in Orange County. And one of my top five favorite locations to Officiate at is the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Their staff are, without a doubt, the best, the most flexible, the most organized and the nicest coordinators to work with. I receive so many rave reviews from my couples not only regarding the way they handle the Ceremony but the reception as well. I would be remiss in not telling you to at least call the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and investigate their venue. If you wish to know more, feel free to contact me at ReverendMichael@ReverendMichael.com http://www.ReverendMichael.com. Rev. Michael
The Dunes waterfront resort is one of those places youll have to see to appreciate.
Not only is it a beautiful location but we have also noticed that all of the quests are in a great mood because of the way the stuff pays attention to every little detail.
We rate them an A+ ------- thats-a-rap.com
Great venue and wonderfull staff. I loved the new resturant.
Do you dream of reciting your vows under the stars overlooking the bay? There are several locations to choose from either on the beach or on the grass at our Gazebo to help you have the wedding of your dreams.
The Newport Dunes has over 100 acres of beach front space, and several indoor locations as well. Please call us and schedule a tour of our Resort.