Kona Kai Resort & Spa

1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Kona Kai Resort & Spa

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
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19 Reviews for Kona Kai Resort & Spa

Recommended by 97% of couples


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

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  • Amelie

    Amelie A. · Married on 05/08/2021

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

    Kona Kai surpassed all my wedding dreams!!

    The Kona Kai Resort is a hidden gem in San Diego for weddings! My husband and I knew we wanted our wedding in San Diego, but weren't sure where so we toured practically every single venue. Kona Kai was the second one we visited and no other venue could top it. It was everything we dreamed of for our wedding day. It had the most beautiful ceremony locations and outdoor reception areas. Plus having the hotel on site was perfect for getting ready on site, the restaurant is delicious for all meals, and the location is a perfect vacation get away for our out of town guests (and ourselves!!)

    Our 200 guest wedding date was originally scheduled for Spring 2020, however due to COVID we had to post pone to the later than summer. During this time, the catering services team was on leave due to COVID, so we were put in touch with the director Jeff Hornick. He was so understanding of the situation and helped us pick a new date. However, by summertime 2020, restrictions were still in place and my husband and I knew we wouldn't be able to host the wedding of our dreams, so we postponed again to Spring 2021. Once again Jeff and the Kona Kai were so understanding and graciously moved our contract again. Then by Spring 2021 there was still so much uncertainty that we made the decision to drastically cut our guest list to 25 people and make many modifications to event to meet all CDC guidelines. By the time our wedding date finally came, it was so nice staying at the hotel, our ceremony location was breathtaking, and we got to enjoy a cocktail hour, dinner, cake, champagne toasts, and dancing with our family and close friends. The wedding was a lot different than planned, but it was everything and more than we could ever have dreamt of.

    Sent on 05/21/2021
  • Daniel

    Daniel K. · Married on 04/16/2021

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

    Covid wedding

    The reception was on the terrace right in front of the Point Loma Ball Room. The view of the Marina could have not been better. The staff was very helpful and attentive during the entire event. Our coordinator Jeff Hornick was responsive and helpful, even during the very uncertain times of COVID. Food was absolutely amazing, hands down the best wedding dinner I have ate. Wish we could have stayed the entire week. The Kona Kai Resort is beautiful! Cannot beat the location and views. Ohhh and the balcony from our suite was dreamy! Can't wait to stay here again for an anniversary date.

    Sent on 04/21/2021

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Kona Kai Resort & Spa FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • 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?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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
    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?
    $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Signature Drink
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • 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.

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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 95% 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 professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.