The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower

2825 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower

A timeless and elegant wedding venue in San Diego, The Abbey on Fifth Avenue is a historical cathedral that boasts unique decor and romantic event spaces for your perfect day. This is a full-service venue with both ceremony and reception spaces available.

Facilities and Capacity
The impressive decoration in The Abbey’s interior will make your day unforgettable. With 50-foot cathedral ceilings, colorful stained glass windows, polished redwood molding and woodwork, and stunning fixtures suspended from the ceilings, you will be transformed into a Renaissance feel with this classic decor. For your ceremony, couples may host up to 175 guests. In the reception space, couples may host up to 300 guests.

Services Offered
Your ceremony will include white aisle runners, two altar candelabras, table for unity candles, one-hour rehearsal with coordinator and one-hour ceremony time. As for your reception, you will have every detail taken care of, from the flowers to photography, entertainment and more. The Abbey on Fifth Avenue is a private special event facility managed by Hornblower Cruises & Events, two-time recipients of the finest service award. Some services and event items include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Chairs
  • Cleanup
  • Decor
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Setup
  • Tables

Cuisine
The Abbey on Fifth Avenue and Hornblower Cruises & Events created five menu package options to choose from. They are also happy to customize your wedding menu to reflect your tastes. The Grande Package is a very elegant menu, combining traditional and California cuisine. Gabriel’s Package offers a food station option, featuring three stations ranging from chicken, salmon and steak, as well as hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Option three is the Balboa Package, using local, organic and seasonal ingredients for a delicious menu. The Horton Reception Package is the next option, inclusive of tray-passed appetizers and a seated salad and entree option. The final option is the Fifth Avenue Package, a Mediterranean-style buffet with menu selections such as New York strip loin, chicken breast, penne pasta, tomato and mozzarella, grilled vegetables and much more.

Other Services
The Abbey also uses their professional experts to offer additional services, if couples choose to utilize them. One option is the Classic or Elegant wedding service, which includes things like a red carpet arrival, colored napkins, regal chair covers and sash. Other services include:

  • Chocolate fountain
  • DJ service
  • Favor ideas
  • Linens

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6 Reviews for The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.5
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    Jenny · Married on 07/27/2012

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

    The Abbey was a dream to work with. Kristi Bryant was a joy to collaborate with on our reception. She was straight forward and always eager to listen to what we needed, even we weren't sure what that was. The quality of the food was outstanding and the service was really top notch. I would do it all over again with them in a heartbeat.

    Sent on 08/01/2012
  • User3360992 · 2+ years ago

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Abbey was beautiful and elegant the perfect location and ambiance for our reception.
    The food was exceptional and am still receiving comments of how beautiful it all was.

    Kristie was wonderful in helping us set everything up and go through the planning. Our reception turned out as well as i had imagined and would make the same decisions again and again. It was a gorgeous evening and truly my favorite day !!

    Sent on 04/01/2014

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The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Premium Liquor
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Cake
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Reams Photo Wedding Photographers

    Really nice venue! I love that they have a second story.

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The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower?

The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

At The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Premium Liquor

What are the most important characteristics of The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower for wedding events is known for:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower for wedding events?

The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower offer?

The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower offer for wedding events?

The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Cake
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What percentage of users recommend The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Abbey on Fifth Avenue by Hornblower is recommended by 83% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism, 4.6 in value and 4.5 in average response time.