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The Dana on Mission Bay

San Diego, CA View map Visit website
4.9 out of 5 rating
45 reviews
Up to 250 guests

About

Up to 250 guests

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Setup/cleanup
  • Lighting/sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless internet
  • Event rentals
  • Outside vendors

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No

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?

$2,000

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
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
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?

$25

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Hotel
Marina
Resort
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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
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
Family Style
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
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
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
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    Shannon F. Married on 06/17/2022
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    Amazing all around!

    We chose the Dana to host our cocktail hour and reception plus us, our family, and members of the wedding party and guests spent the whole weekend at the resort before and after the wedding. Everything was absolutely amazing right from the initial contact with Christina (who made our vision a reality and is a superstar!!) all the way until check out two days after the wedding. I could not have asked for a better place for us to host our wedding weekend. The service was spectacular, the food was amazing, our bartender Brad J was top notch! We received so many great compliments from our wedding party and guests. They totally went above and beyond in every aspect. We can’t wait to return to visit again!
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    Michaela R. Married on 04/10/2022
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    Made Every Guest Feel Welcome

    Everyone trying to plan a wedding for 2022 quickly realized how difficult it could be to lockdown a venue – but our gratitude for The Dana hotel and specifically their coordinator Christina Gold began in part because of how responsive and kind they were, despite the busy year. Christina simply never dropped a ball, and she made us feel like we had an ally to planning our day.

    Upon a visit to view the resort, we were also struck by how helpful and warm their staff was – from Omar to Paul to Janessa to Vee to everyone on the breakfast crew –it was wonderful to hear our guests talk about how the staff made their stays so comfortable. On top of that, we really appreciated the extra measures they were taking to prevent the spread of Covid, as we had a few immunocompromised and older guests, and other hotels were definitely not in the same ballpark.

    Christina coordinated with our other vendors behind the scenes and took a lot of the logistics work off our plate so we could focus on more meaningful tasks. It was a great feeling to walk into our party and have absolute faith that Christina and her team would have everything handled so we could enjoy ourselves – and we did.

    It was also great to feel like the Dana’s packages and different options allowed us to prioritize our spending on exactly what we wanted and not on things we didn’t. There was never the dreaded ‘nickel and dimed’ feeling we’d heard about from other couples who faced surprise added costs or missed expectations. The Dana very much made us feel like we were their guests of honor, and that is also exceptional because we saw how many weddings they do!

    Finally, the Marina Garden outdoor setting we held our event in was lovely, and our suite’s view of the bay was spectacular. The vibe of the resort is laid back and relaxed. The hotel won a few loyal returnees from our guest list, and we ourselves look forward to making trips there to celebrate our anniversary in the future.

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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kyra & Michael
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Team

Christina Gold
Christina Gold
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!

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Vows From The Heart - Rev. Christopher Tuttle & Chaplain Mary Cyr Vows From The Heart - Rev. Christopher Tuttle & Chaplain Mary Cyr Wedding Officiants

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!

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1710 West Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA, 92109
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