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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Dec. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Nov.
Reception
$250 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar
$7 starting price
Reception
$250 starting price
Ceremony
$1,000 starting price
Bar
$7 starting price

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About

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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 affair. The chefs at the venue can create American, Indian, Italian, Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes for a couple鈥檚 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
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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

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

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
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
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4.8 out of 5 rating
31 Reviews
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
97% Recommended by couples

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31 Reviews
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Suzanne Married on 08/29/2020
5 out of 5 rating
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.
C Kennedy
C Kennedy Married on 08/21/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Sheri D. Married on 01/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
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Awards

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

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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鈥攖hey'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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Harborside Grand Ballroom frequently asked questions

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
Harborside Grand Ballroom includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
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
The space offered by Harborside Grand Ballroom for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront
Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Harborside Grand Ballroom offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Harborside Grand Ballroom is recommended by 97% 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.
Harborside Grand Ballroom currently offers 1 gift promotion for wedding services.

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