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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

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


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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

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
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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Vipul P. Married on 10/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.

Aimee Married on 07/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great value, amazing venue, what more can you ask for?

Christina and her team were professional, personable and timely with their communication. My husband and I got married in the Marina Garden and had our reception in the Mission Bay Ballroom. The venue was absolutely gorgeous and the staff really made our dream wedding come to life. All of our guests, including ourselves, had the best time celebrating :)
Franchesca G. Married on 08/20/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond Amazing!

When we started wedding planning, choosing the venue was the most difficult part for us. But once we toured The Dana and met their amazing staff, we knew we had to have our wedding here, and it was the best decision! Our wedding day was nothing short of amazing thanks to Christina and her wonderful team! Communication is key for me and Christina was the best! Always answering my never ending questions quickly and with so much detail. She was beyond accommodating and so helpful. Many of our guests traveled to our wedding as it was a destination for my side and all of those who stayed at The Dana can not stop raving about it! They are all planning their next vacations. We truly could not have asked for a better location to celebrate our big day. Big shout out to the kitchen as well for absolutely delicious food! Our gusts were so impressed with everything from the appetizers, to dinner, to the late night sliders. Our signature cocktails were a huge hit and the bartenders were so fast! No one went thirsty. A HUGE thank you to Christina for being the most wonderful venue coordinator. Not a beat was missed and everyone could not stop talking about how wonderful all of the staff members were. I could not have done it without you! Truly the day of our dreams and the party of a lifetime. THANK YOU!
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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!

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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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