A scenic wedding venue in Orange County, California, Balboa Bay Resort offers a Mediterranean-inspired setting for your picturesque day. Located minutes away from John Wayne Airport and situated right on the water, you and your guests will get the luxury of experiencing the romance and elegance of this stunning resort, while being in a convenient spot for travel.
Facilities and Capacity
Balboa Bay Resort hosts simple ceremonies and grand affairs, offering a sophisticated, yet coastal relaxed feel. With oceanfront terraces, beach venues and a 7,000-square-foot ballroom, you will have your choice between multiple amazing event spaces. For your ceremony, the stunning outside setting provides a coastal backdrop of sunshine and marina views, while the reception in the grand ballroom contains 18-foot ceilings, burgundy and gold fabrics and crystal chandeliers. For your special day, the ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests. Other options include the Beachfront Lawn for 400 guests, Bay Front Lawn with a capacity of 210 and the Bay View Room for 125 people. Regardless of your choice, each space is special and unique, and will be the perfect backdrop for your day.
Balboa Bay Resort provides couples with a dedicated event planning staff for all of your wedding needs. Aside from the versatile event spaces, the resort also offers inclusive wedding packages filled with catering, parking and accommodations. Some event services and items include:
For a wedding with delicious food and a variety of catering options, Balboa Bay Resort is sure to exceed expectations. Offering hors d’oeuvres, buffet, displays and station enhancement, you can choose the menu that fits your preferences. Some examples of entree items include braised short ribs, grilled swordfish, salmon, mushroom ravioli and grilled chicken.
With guest rooms and luxury suites, you and your guests will stay comfortably as you celebrate all weekend long. Each room has contemporary furniture, with amazing mattresses, pillows and views. In the resort itself, amenities include a full-service spa, fitness center, pool, outdoor furniture and more.
28 Reviews for Balboa Bay Resort
Recommended by 97% of couples
Rose Briggs · Married on 07/14/2018
Our daughter's wedding reception was at Balboa Bay Resort and we could not be happier with the level of staff and overall experience. The wedding was over the top beautiful!! The staff and sales manager went above and beyond to accommodate us and make my daughter's dream wedding happen. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent!! Would highly recommend this venue!! Thank you Tiana, Katie and Kristen!!!Sent on 12/29/2018
shannon · Married on 12/03/2017
Hands down the Balboa Bay Resort is one of the most beautiful venues in the area. One look at their amazing ballroom and my husband and I were sold. Everything here is top notch from top to bottom and my husband and I could not be happier to have had our wedding here. It was everything we were looking for. Highly recommended!Sent on 02/13/2018
audrienna · Married on 04/29/2017
One look at this place and I knew I had to have my wedding here. This place is just beautiful and their entire staff was wonderful. I really loved how everything turned out. Your guests will thank you as well for choosing such a pretty location.Sent on 09/27/2017
Say ‘I do’ with a stunning backdrop of bay views at Balboa Bay Resort.
- 15% Off Food & Beverage Minimum
- $500 Off Ceremony Fee
- Complimentary One Bedroom Luxury Suite for Two Nights
Choose one additional complimentary perk:
- Complimentary Food & Beverage for Hospitality Suite
- Complimentary Lawn Activities & Games on Lawn Pre-Function
- Customized Logo or Initial GoBo
- Monogrammed His & Her Champagne Glasses & Cocktail Napkins
- Embroidered His & Her Robes in the Wedding Suite
- Welcome Reception at Arrival on Bayfront Pre-Function
- Outdoor Rental Heaters
Designed for your intimate celebration of up to 50 people
on the Newly Expanded Bayfront Lawn at Balboa Bay Resort. Starting at $8,000.
- Combined Ceremony and Seated Dinner on Bayfront Lawn
- Cocktail Reception
- White Garden Chairs
- Microphone & Sound System
- Infused Water Station
- Gift & Guest Book Table
- Market Umbrellas
- Designated Rehearsal Time
- Complimentary Valet Parking
- Complimentary Guest Room for the Couple
Abbie Reis who handles all the wedding and wedding related events at The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is a hands on perfectionist. She will be there to insure that all the hotel details are followed through by the hotel staff that is responsible for each area. She is a joy to work with throughout the process and will put all your nervousness at ease. Her creative ideas will be an assest to your wedding vision. The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is a wonderful setting whether it be for a bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner or the entire wedding weekend. It has all the amenities you will need without having to leave the property. Beach lawns for casual entertaining, spa and hair salon for the women, patios for outdoor entetaining and a fabulous ballroom for the final evening reception. They also have a room on the second floor overlooking the bay which can host that after wedding brunch with indoor and outdoor seating. It is truly a hidden gem with a most amazing unpretinous staff.