Bali Hai Restaurant is a modern restaurant wedding venue serving authentic Polynesian cuisine in San Diego, California. Perched overlooking San Diego Bay, the restaurant offers delightful California-Asian dishes and breathtaking views of the ocean and city skyline. This spacious venue is an ideal canvas for unforgettable weddings.
Facilities and Capacity
Bali Hai Restaurant has three refreshing private event rooms reminiscent of islands in the South Pacific. Each can be transformed for casual or formal celebrations. The Tiki Room blends contemporary elegance with a beachy vibe, and is ideal for small weddings or parties of up to 32 guests. Alternately, the South Pacific Room can host grand events of up to 200 attendees. With a private bar and permanent dance floor, it has all the essentials for a lively party. The Hawaiian Village is a tremendous outdoor space reminiscent of luaus and white sand beaches. Depending on your setup, the pavilion can accommodate weddings of 200 guests. It is fully customizable, so events here can reflect the beautiful San Diego area or transport guests to the Hawaiian islands.
This venue offers all-inclusive packages for weddings held here. The expert staff have planned a wide array of events and have a wealth of knowledge. In addition to the delightful catering menus and extensive bar packages, the restaurant has an assortment of items available for event rentals. Reception essentials including glassware, flatware, china, and linens can all be provided by the venue. All packages cover event setup and cleanup in order to make weddings as stress-free as possible.
Bali Hai serves delectable South Pacific dishes, with an emphasis on Hawaiian cuisine. Executive Chef Dion effortlessly blends Polynesian and Californian flavors to create the restaurant’s signature dishes. Wedding menus are fully customized to the couple’s tastes with pre-wedding tastings. Choose from plated service or go all out Hawaiian with a private luau buffet. They also have options for brunch and cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres. The serving staff will even cut and serve the wedding cake with all event rentals of the facility. In addition, there are several bar packages available, each with a selection of beer, wine, and liquor with a complimentary champagne toast and signature drink.
96 Reviews for Bali Hai Restaurant
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Jodi Tam · Getting married on 06/03/2021
Best Value for Wedding Venue!
From the event coordinators (Jenny & Kendyll) to the wait staff, my now-husband and I could not have asked for a more accomodating and organized group of people to help us execute our big day beyond our expectations. Having a group that is detail-oriented, organized, and fast responders was a huge priority for us in making the wedding as stress-free as possible. The tasting for the food was included with our package which isn't common. The food was great and was a highlight of our wedding day, as were the mai tai's and champagne punch bowl. You definitely get a great waterfront view at Bali Hai, but what you will get that you will not get elsewhere is by far the biggest bang for your buck. Choosing this place was most gratifying decision we made for our wedding.Sent on 06/10/2019
Alexandra Mcquarrie · Getting married on 10/09/2020
My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better venue for our ceremony and reception! We chose to have our reception in the outdoor Hawaiian pavilion, and it was an excellent decision. Our guests were amazed with the beauty and views of this venue. The wait staff exceeded our expectations as well and you can't go wrong with their amazing food. Jenny and Kendyll were a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend!Sent on 10/09/2019
Daniel Audick · Getting married on 08/04/2020
Amazing and picturesque venue for a wedding ceremony and reception!
Absolutely! We have actually already told many friends and associates about our wedding and the wonderful venue and services of Bali Hai! It was the perfect setting with a very romantic backdrop of the City of San Diego on the other side of the San Diego Harbor. The city lights were very picturesque. Lots of our guests were from out of town. It was very convenient for them to get to the ceremony and reception at the same location. They were very impressed to have a view of San Diego lit up across the waters. The pricing options for the ceremony and reception were well within our budget. For those considering a location for a wedding and reception or any other event, we highly recommend the Bali Hai!Sent on 05/28/2019
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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.