The Dana on Mission bay is a waterfront wedding venue in San Diego, California. This coastal venue offers a romantic atmosphere for you and your guests to celebrate your wedding day. Whether you want a waterfront wedding, or something more classic and indoor with amazing views, this venue is a great option.
Facilities and Capacity.
The Dana on Mission Bay offers several different indoor and outdoor event spaces. They can do waterfront weddings, and they also have three other outdoor venues. The Marina Garden is the most popular open-air venue space, for up to 300 guests. Sunset park is a romantic spot with panoramic views of the bay for 250 guests. The Dana Courtyard is a tropical and serene setting, with space for up to 150 guests. The Mission Bay Ballroom, an indoor banquet space, has 22-foot-high ceilings and sleek floor-to-ceiling windows. There are also three small rooms, the Sunset Room, Marina Room, and Pacific Room, which can be combined or divided spaces, depending upon how much space you will need.
The Dana on Mission Bay offers highly personalized event services to give you your dream wedding. They have excellent in-house catering and bar services that are sure to impress your guests. The other services offered include:
42 Reviews for The Dana on Mission Bay
Recommended by 98% of couples
34 User photos
Vipul P. · Married on 10/05/2019
Great Venue, Great Contacts, Highly Recommend
I will start and end this review with the same comment..."I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE DANA ON MISSION BAY!" My now wife and I selected The Dana to host our fusion wedding that incorporated both the Hindu and Christian wedding ceremonies, and we nor our guests were disappointed with the accommodations. Aside from the great location, new facilities, free activities, and everything else that comes along with a nice resort, I wanted to highlight just a few reasons why I recommend this venue:
**Communication – Cannot stress this one enough. The Sales Director (our Point of Contact) at the venue was one of the most professional and responsive contacts of any of our vendors. And for being the actual venue, this alleviated a lot of stressing knowing that she would always be there. And when she was not available, the other Sales Director was not only just as responsive, but also just as well up-to-date with our wedding where we didn’t skip a beat. I never had to re-explain anything, and they were on the top of their game.
**Flexibility – Being that we were putting on a fusion wedding, we had lots of changes. From quite a few additional hours needed for the ceremony, to having a horse on premise, to a moving procession (Baraat) along the water, to changes in timeline and vendor setup; the venue was extremely flexible and accommodating. They also provided us with extra storage for our event items, their staff was always helpful and accommodating, and the venue overall provided anything we needed.
**Only 1 Event per Day – This was a HUGE bonus. The Dana only has one wedding per day even though they have multiple ceremony and reception sites. Aside from this being beneficial for our guests, it was great for us as the wedding party since we had the entire grounds at our disposal for our pictures. It was also nice that we were not competing for storage space, or the bridal suite with another party.
**Catering – One thing that I was concerned about with the venue was that they do not allow outside catering. And this was not anything unique about this venue. My only concern was that with a fusion wedding, I was concerned about the quality of the Indian food that they could create. However, not only were my wife and I blown away at the quality and authenticity of the flavors and dishes during our tasting; but my Indian family also reiterated the same after the wedding. And this was not only because the Chef is extremely talented, but he was very in tune to what we needed and wanted. He asked for any specific dishes and recipes, asked for you tube examples of techniques as suggested by my mom, and even provided us options of alternatives. In the end, they nailed it, and this was one of the biggest importance to me.
I could go on and on, but as is clear from the above, I highly recommend The Dana on Mission Bay for your future wedding event. Simply reach out to either Christina Gold or Adrienne Hur…they will take care of you, walk you through the process, and take all your concerns away.
Sent on 01/13/2020
Emma M. · Married on 06/20/2020
Best Wedding Venue!
My husband and I had our wedding at The Dana on Mission Bay this past January and it was absolutely PERFECT!!! The venue itself is gorgeous. Our ceremony was on the sunset lawn and the view of the bay and the palm trees was breathtaking. Our guests loved the scenery so much. Besides having our wedding at a gorgeous venue, it all wouldn’t have been possible without our venue coordinator Christina Gold. She worked so cohesively with all of my other vendors and my day of coordinator that the day was seamless. She was so quick to respond throughout the whole process, which as a busy bride, I appreciated so much. She helped execute our vision and made it come to life. The catering was absolutely delicious and everyone loved our plated entree selections and tray passed appetizers. Highly recommended The Dana for your future wedding venue!!Sent on 02/06/2020
Kayla M. · Married on 07/14/2019
Choosing The Dana on Mission Bay for our wedding was the absolute best decision we could have made. The venue is BEAUTIFUL and affordable, compared to other Southern California locations. Christina is phenomenal and basically acts as your own personal coordinator (even though a day of coordinator is required, which is totally worth it, FYI!). The venue grounds are so beautiful and they only hold 1 wedding at a time, therefore, you have access to the entire venue for your wedding for pictures, etc. You can seriously not go wrong choosing this location for your dream day! I wish I could go back and do it all over again!Sent on 07/25/2019
The Dana on Mission Bay Price Rates
Your choice of two of the following specials:
Reserve your wedding on a Monday through Friday or Sunday and receive 10% off the Wedding Package price per adult.
Wedding specials are valid for weddings taking place January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Holiday Weekends are not eligible for the Bonus Special.
Team of The Dana on Mission Bay
Director of Catering
Born in Los Angeles, I came to San Diego for college over fifteen years ago. Throughout my 13+ years of hospitality, I’ve had the opportunity to work at various hotels in San Diego to include Omni, Hilton, Marriott, and Hard Rock and have produced all types of events. Weddings have always been my specialty as I thoroughly enjoy the uniqueness , personal identity and creativity with each couple I experience. I hope you are enjoying the exciting (and stressful) process of wedding planning and my goal is to guide you in finding the perfect venue that meets your unique vision!
The Dana has it all for the ceremony to the reception. An awesome venue with so many choices for the couple. Always a pleasure to be asked to be part of the magic at this location!