A jaw-dropping wedding venue in San Diego, California, Bali Hai Restaurant is an elegant, tropical location to host any number of wedding festivities. Not only are the scenic views of the bay gorgeous, but this location is so dynamic and able to be designed to fit your unique style. This Polynesian-inspired restaurant and event space is located on Shelter Island, providing couples with a further feeling of privacy and intimacy.
Facilities and Capacity
Bali Hai Restaurant has three separate event spaces to offer couples on their big day. The uncovered outdoor ceremony site is flooded with lovely flowers and gardens and offers a remarkable unobstructed view of the ocean. The South Pacific Room offers couples a lovely indoor restaurant space with accompanying patio and extensive amenities and luxuries. The third event space is The Hawaiian Village, a breathtaking covered outdoor pavilion which contains a uniquely romantic atmosphere and feeling of being in paradise. The beautiful Bali Hai Restaurant can accommodate anywhere from 75 - 200 guests.
The staff and service at the Bali Hai Restaurant are experienced, friendly and capable in their handlings of your wedding. Feel at ease on your wedding day knowing that they will take great care of every possible feature they can. Some of the services offered at this venue include:
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Kelly · Married on 09/09/2017
My husband and I got married at the Bali Hai back in September 2017 and it was absolutely amazing! We had our ceremony on the patio area which was perfect! I loved that they provided almost everything you needed. We then had our reception immediately following at in the Hawaiian Village. It was perfect for us as we were looking for an out door venue that was water front, but early September can be really hit or miss with how hot it was so we loved that it was covered with fans for our guests. We chose the Kauai Luau Buffet Package as it was the most reasonably priced and it included everything we were looking for. The tray passed apps were amazing, we picked the coconut shrimp, spring rolls and bacon wrapped scallops. People raved about them! We also loved that the buffet included multiple salads, main dishes and a carving station. We had several people say it was the best wedding food they had ever had. It was fun food and delicious! We also hosted an open bar, and this is one thing that really sets the Bali Hai apart from other venues, they really let you customize it and work with you. We did 5 hours open bar but because wine was served at dinner closed the bar for an hour at dinner which helped save us a lot of money! They also include one hour in the package price so really we just paid for 4 additional hours per person, it was one of the most affordable open bars we found.
Kendall and Jenny were so easy to work with, they responded to my every question and truly went above and beyond. They helped us coordinate having a family members boat use the dock, saved us a ton of money on lighting/draping by helping us coordinate with other brides that weekend and they we very accommodating with the tasting time so my parents could come from out of town.
If you're looking for a beautiful water front venue with great food and people at a reasonable price look no further. The Bali Hai truly made our wedding the best day ever!
Lorin · Married on 03/24/2018
Planning a wedding can be extremely stressful for anyone. From the moment I contacted Jenny at Bali Hai to the end of our daughters perfect wedding, the only stress involved was choosing the perfect menu. That was easy, everything was delicious, you can’t make a bad choice. Every detail was taken care of by the wonderful staff. I never once had to ask for anything. We were able to enjoy the entire party without having to micromanage anyone. Jenny was so knowledgeable and made great suggestions to help us with the day. This truly was the perfect place for our daughters dream wedding.
Karina · Married on 12/31/2017
My husband and I got married at the Bali Hai on 12/31/2017. We wanted to have a NYE wedding and wanted a venue that would be willing to work with us so we can party well on through the new year. Jenny and Kendyll did just that! Since the moment we met with Kendyll, she was kind and answered all of our questions. She presented us with the wedding packages and maybe less than a week later we gave our first deposit. Jenny and Kendyll were quick to respond to my many emails and always made time to meet with us whether it was a walk through with the wedding planner, the tasting, the rehearsal the day before the wedding or just to collect the next payment. One of my concerns for the night of the wedding was the weather and the possibility of rain. Jenny worked with us and said we could have our ceremony in the Hawaiian Village room since it was not booked and it is covered just in case it did rain. Thankfully it did not rain, and it was a beautiful clear night. They also arranged to have heaters placed so my guests were perfectly comfortable during the ceremony and they had an awesome view of the San Diego skyline.
We had the reception immediately following the ceremony in the South Pacific Room. We chose the Kauai Buffet Package because it included everything we wanted. We had tray passed appetizers, a buffet style dinner, and a hosted bar. Everyone said the food was delicious! The staff did a great job helping with the set up and something really sweet was one of the servers pulled me and my husband aside and fixed a plate for us to make sure we ate. Since we had a NYE wedding, we definitely wanted to have the countdown during the party. So our wedding started later than most of the weddings they do. They worked with us and let the wedding go till 2am! I absolutely loved my wedding at the Bali Hai and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a wedding venue!
Bali Hai Restaurant Price Rates
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Where could be even begin in giving our endorsements to the Bali Hai Restaurant? A 20+ year love affair with the food and the view. A 15 year wedding vendor relationship with the Baumann Family and easily over 100+ wedding ceremonies performed at the beautiful San Diego bay side location with such an awesome support staff where in addition to all this; we booked this very location for our daughter Sarah's wedding. Over the last 10 years, Larry Baumann and his family has donated their location to our www.militrymondays.net philanthropic outreach where in November 2015, we celebrated our 500th FREE ceremony to our active military. We love the Bali Hai!
The Bali Hai staff is accommodating and professional in every way. The setting is right on the water and the ceremony site is intimate and right on the harbor. The outdoor patio is the perfect size, and is also right along the water. The venue is memorable and modern.