Harborside Grand Ballroom

400 Main Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Harborside Grand Ballroom

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
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Bride & Groom ready to party!
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Fabulous Cake Cutting Photo Op - backdrop of Newport Harbor
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Fab Photo on the Harborside Pier
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Great shot of our newlyweds overlooking the Pavilion in the distance
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31 Reviews for Harborside Grand Ballroom

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • C Kennedy

    C Kennedy · Getting married on 08/21/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.

    Sent on 09/03/2019

    Harborside Grand Ballroom's reply:

    Thank you we appreciate the compliment . We hope we can work together on your upcoming event !
    Sincerely,
    Vicki Schones
  • Sheri

    Sheri Drewry · Married on 01/09/2020

    5.0
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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!

    Sent on 10/04/2019

    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

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Harborside Grand Ballroom FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 250.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 250.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • 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?
    $ 7.00
  • 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
    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

Real Weddings

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    COMPLIMENTARY CHAMPAGNE TOAST
    Complimentary tray-passed Champagne Toast at your event if you found us on Wedding Wire!

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Atmosphere Events DJ & Lighting Wedding DJs

    Gorgeous Newport harbor venue that is also incredibly affordable.

  • 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 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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  • 400 Main Street Newport Beach, CA, 92661 See on map
    949-383-5414 (Phone number)
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