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Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.9 out of 5
26 reviews
$16k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$16k - $22k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a coastal wedding venue in San Diego, California. This destination resort offers a gorgeous, romantic and modern location for your California wedding. With panoramic views of the Shelter Island Waterways, talented consultants and excellent services, this venue is sure to make your dream wedding a reality.

Facilities and Capacity
Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers a variety of spaces for your big event. From courtyards and terraces to gardens and private beach space, they have excellent indoor and outdoor options. There is 13,000 square feet of gorgeous indoor ballroom space, and over 43,000 square feet of outdoor space options. The maximum capacity for this venue is 500 people.

Services Offered
This venue has excellent event planning services provided by experienced and creative consultant, to give you the perfect wedding down to every little detail. There are also excellent accommodations available that you and your guests can enjoy while celebrating your wedding day. The other event services available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa include:

  • Cake
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Outside vendors
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Bridal suite
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless Internet

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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

$500

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

$750

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?

$1,500

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
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Wedding Cake

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Garden
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

26 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
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  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5

46 User photos

  • Sharon
    Sharon M. Married on 06/04/2022
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    Billion dollar views & Pets too - Perfect wedding venue!

    The Kona Kai team brings the true spirit of Aloha to San Diego. Before you walk in the front door the Team has greeted you like family, and it just gets better every step of the way. Our gentle giant furbaby, Keenan, knows everyone on staff, exactly where all the treat stations are and was totally loved on and spoiled! The entire hotel is beautiful and our room had a see through fireplace to the stunning marina view. During our 30-person wedding party's four night stay, the entire team at Kona Kai could not have been nicer or more helpful! They even jumped in to save the day when we realized the zipper on my dress was 100% defective 30-minutes before the start of wedding. The front desk team came through with multiple safety pins and needle/thread packets while Jeffrey and his catering team effortlessly switched up the timeline and our guests never knew there was a problem (until they saw the back of my dress).
    They treated us as if we were the only people there even though they had their annual Luau event that evening and other private events happening. The food was amazing, our family & guests are still talking about it!
    The wedding location was breathtaking and we reserved cabanas at the main pool for a fun reception party! Yes, since the dress was already ruined - we Took The Plunge fully dressed into the pool! Only wish we would've stayed longer to enjoy the paddleboards and bikes to cruise Shelter Island, the spa and more but we plan on going back often.
    We both have been very blessed to travel the world, and we highly recommend the Kona Kai for a perfect wedding venue, fantastic pet family destination, weekend visit or even stop in for a great meal at Vessel's.
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    Charles B. Married on 03/14/2022
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    Our Perfect Wedding

    The venue was amazing. The staff, the facilities, and the entire vibe of the resort was perfect for our special day. We thank you so much for helping our vision become reality.
  • Chelsey
    Chelsey V. Married on 09/18/2021
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    Dream Wedding Venue!

    We got married at the Kona Kai on September 18th, 2021 and it was everything we imagined and more! The venue itself is so beautiful and the whole staff was accommodating and friendly. We worked closely with Jeffrey Hornick and he was extremely helpful and professional. He really went above and beyond to make sure our wedding weekend was perfect. We had about 60-70 people staying at the Kona Kai for our room block and every single person only had positive things to say about their experience. The food, drinks, and customer service were top-notch! From the moment we booked the Kona Kai we had great experiences and no complaints. It was a perfect wedding and we are SO happy we did it at the beautiful Kona Kai!

Awards

  • 26
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Lois Mathews Design Lois Mathews Design Wedding Florists

This is the most unique beach venue in San Diego. I have worked their many times and it is professional, beautiful, well located and the food is delicious. A real find for any Bride and Groom

Unveiled Unveiled Wedding Dresses

The Kona Kai Resort offers an intimate waterfront paradise. The team is top notch, they are every brides dream team. Its a must see for every newly engaged bride.

Map

1551 Shelter Island Dr San Diego, CA, 92106
6192218000
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Kona Kai Resort & Spa frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Kona Kai Resort & Spa?

Kona Kai Resort & Spa includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Kona Kai Resort & Spa, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Kona Kai Resort & Spa includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
  • Wedding Cake

At Kona Kai Resort & Spa, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Kona Kai Resort & Spa includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Kona Kai Resort & Spa in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Kona Kai Resort & Spa for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Kona Kai Resort & Spa for wedding events?

Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Kona Kai Resort & Spa offer?

Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Kona Kai Resort & Spa offer for wedding events?

Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Kona Kai Resort & Spa have available for wedding events?

Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Kona Kai Resort & Spa and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Kona Kai Resort & Spa is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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