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Harborside Grand Ballroom

Newport Beach, CA View map
Rating 4.8 out of 5
31 reviews
Up to 300 guests

About

Up to 300 guests

The Harborside Grand Ballroom is a waterfront wedding venue in the Orange County, California area. Couples can delight in the historic cupola and 1,400 white lights of the Balboa Pavilion, a national landmark in which this ballroom resides. The pavilion, a registered California landmark, offers the perfect beachy and vintage venue for a couple’s wedding. This venue can be found in Newport Beach, 23 minutes from the John Wayne Airport.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 500 guests to celebrate their special day at the Harborside Grand Ballroom. This building overlooks the Newport Harbor, assuring glamorous wedding photographs and scenic views for couples and guests. Couples can choose between the venue’s two banquet rooms. These rooms can be combined to form a Grand Ballroom for larger celebrations. Each banquet room--the Catalina and Lido--has a maximum capacity of 250 guests. They feature light wood accents and large windows for natural light and breathtaking views. The Catalina Room also offers an outdoor deck.

Services Offered

Through this venue couples will find convenient services such as onsite parking and valet options. All-inclusive packages ensure couples have everything they need for their big day. Other services through the Harborside Grand Ballroom include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


Cuisine
The staff at this ballroom offer full in-house bar service for a couple’s affair. The chefs at the venue can create American, Indian, Italian, Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes for a couple’s wedding. Cuisine can be prepared gluten free, lactose free, vegan and vegetarian, depending on the dietary needs of couples and guests. This fare can be served in the following styles on the big day:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Servers
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Other Services
Couples are invited to host their bridal shower, engagement party and rehearsal dinner at The Harborside Grand Ballroom in addition to their ceremony and reception. For any wedding event, the following event items are available to couples:

  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$250

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$250

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$7

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
November

31 Reviews

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4.8
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Suzanne Married on 08/29/2020
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    The Harborside Grand Ballroom is a beautiful setting with windows that look onto the bay. Karen and Vicki are wonderful to work with. The food was fantastic and our guests loved how large the dance floor was. One of the highlights of the evening was the "Balboa Bar" bar where our guest could enjoy fresh "Balboa Bars" with the toppings of their choice. We had cigars on the patio after the cake. The Bride and Groom left for their wedding night in a water taxi with all the guests waving from the windows of the ballroom.
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    C Kennedy Married on 08/21/2020
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    Affordable location looking at water

    I haven't booked yet but i like what this place had to offer. It was looking at the water and could fit lot of people. They gave great and realistic feedback to help keep my cost down. I liked that the regular chair option wasn't chair covers.

    Harborside Grand Ballroom's reply:

    Thank you we appreciate the compliment . We hope we can work together on your upcoming event !
    Sincerely,
    Vicki Schones
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    Sheri D. Married on 01/09/2020
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    Absolutely Excellent

    I have had my Wedding Reception, My mothers Celebration of Life, and My High School Reunion at this Venue! As you can tell I keep returning because of many factors. The Location is top notch, the Ease in Coordinating and the impeccable service are why. Vicki Schones is professional and wonderful to work with and is a great leader when you require a much needed opinion!
    Love Harborside Grand Ballroom!

    Harborside Grand Ballroom's reply:

    Thank you Sheri. Working with you on your event was so much fun!
    What a great group of friends you have. I hope to see you again soon!
    Sincerely,
    Vicki Schones

Awards

  • 31
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Johny & Hannah
    24 photos · 10/11/2015

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Atmosphere Events DJ & Lighting Atmosphere Events DJ & Lighting Wedding DJs

Gorgeous Newport harbor venue that is also incredibly affordable.

Prince Weddings Prince Weddings Wedding Videographers

Harborside Grand Ballroom is a great venue for any occasion—they've got the view, the amenities, and the hospitality. We have been there more than a handful of times, and the experience only gets better. Endorsed completely!

Battleson Entertainment Battleson Entertainment Wedding DJs

With their million dollar views and their rich history, the Harborside is truly a unique and wonderful venue for a wedding. Karen and Vicki and their staff are very experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and kind. Chef Friend is amazing too. You simply can't go wrong with this venue. Fantastic every single time!

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Map

400 Main Street Newport Beach, CA, 92661
9496734633
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Harborside Grand Ballroom frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Harborside Grand Ballroom?

Harborside Grand Ballroom includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Harborside Grand Ballroom, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Harborside Grand Ballroom includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Harborside Grand Ballroom, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Harborside Grand Ballroom includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Harborside Grand Ballroom in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Harborside Grand Ballroom for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Harborside Grand Ballroom for wedding events?

Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Harborside Grand Ballroom offer?

Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Harborside Grand Ballroom offer for wedding events?

Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Harborside Grand Ballroom have available for wedding events?

Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Harborside Grand Ballroom and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Harborside Grand Ballroom is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Harborside Grand Ballroom offer?

Harborside Grand Ballroom currently offers 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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