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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.
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
- Event rentals
- In-house bar
- Outside vendors
- Wireless Internet
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:
- Cocktail reception
- Hors d'oeuvres
- Outside cake
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:
- Dance floor
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Gorgeous Newport harbor venue that is also incredibly affordable.
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!
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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- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
- Cake Cutting
- Champagne Toast
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Limited Bar
- Open Bar
- Premium Liquor
- Signature Drink
- Historic Building
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Bar Services
- Clean Up
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Dance Floor