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Katie T. · Married on 10/10/2020
The perfect venue!
I cannot stop raving about this venue and the whole event planning team. We had such an amazing experience having out wedding at the Horton Grand Hotel, it makes me want to do it all over again. The venue itself is beautiful and provides a perfect romantic setting for an outdoor wedding.
Planning a wedding this year during COVID was nothing short of difficult but Jennifer and the whole event planning staff were so helpful and understanding throughout the whole planning process and really made planning this wedding and keeping our original date so easy. Jennifer constantly kept us updated on the current status of the hotel and was amazing at relaying information related to closures and events to us. She was knowledgeable about the restrictions and helped us plan for a day that was not only perfect in every way but also provided safety to our guests.
It was a pleasure having our wedding at such a beautiful location and we were so pleased with how it all turned out and the responsiveness of the staff. There were a number of last minute challenges that made our planning stressful, it was worth every stress and the staff at the Horton Grand Hotel helped us through every set back allowing us to fully enjoy our day.
Plan your wedding today at the Horton Grand Hotel, you definitely won't regret it!!Sent on 11/19/2020
Justice · Getting married on 07/22/2025
Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful
I recently coordinated a Vow Renewal at the Horton Grand Hotel! Jennifer was absolutely amazing, she is so kind, quick to respond, makes everything as easy as possible! The food was delicious, fresh, and well portioned! The venue itself was so beautiful that it did not take a lot to dress it up! My clients and myself LOVED our experience here and I can’t wait to recommended them for more weddings! Thank you Jennifer and your whole team!
- Justice Gonzales
Event Coordinator - Instagram: SanDiegoEventCoordinator
Photographer: MarciaLanaPhotography.pixieset.comSent on 06/18/2019
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hi Justice,
Aren B. · Married on 02/08/2020
Practically Perfect in Every Way
We chose this location because it reminded us of New Orleans Square in Disneyland and we were having a Disney themed wedding so it was at the top of our list. From our first communication with Jennifer, everything was a breeze. She was attentive and always had answers to our questions. There was a possibility of rain on our day but she eased our stress and had back up plans for any situation. She gave us the peace of mind we needed in a crazy time.
The venue is BEAUTIFUL and there are many great locations for photos! Guests are still complimenting the venue weeks later. The staff was SO FRIENDLY. Everyone greeted us with a smile and was helpful! The food and cocktails were DELICIOUS!
Our out-of-town guests felt at home and our in-town guests can't wait for an excuse to go back. The day was perfect and without this venue, Jennifer, and the rest of the staff that would not have been possible! We truly felt like Disney royalty!Sent on 04/24/2020
Jon H. · Married on 10/19/2019
A Dream Come True
We had such a great wedding at the Horton Grand!!Sent on 11/02/2019
The venue is beautiful. It looks great in pictures and even better in person. We got so many compliments on the venue on our wedding night. It doesn't need much in terms of decoration. The layout is great. The courtyard is beautiful and we had both our ceremony and reception there. The cocktail hour in the alley way was perfect. There's quite a few spots for pictures.
The food received great reviews from the guests. We chose prime rib, chicken, and a veggie pasta. We hired an extra bartender and that kept the lines short and drinks flowing for our 130 guests. The venue size was perfect for the amount of people we had.
We had a lot of out-of-towners and I loved that it's only 4 miles from the airport and walking distance to everything. We liked that no one had to rent a car. We had a get-together night at Half Door Brewing and our rehearsal dinner at Union Tap & Kitchen, both walking distance. There's a discount to stay at the Horton Grand and the rooms have so much charm. It's also close to every hotel chain for people with rewards.
Price was in line with everything else we looked at. We liked that there were no upcharges for chairs, linens, lighting, and all that. Everything is included in their packages that you would expect from a venue in terms of tables/chairs/linens/lights/food/bar/meal tasting/setup/takedown/etc. They even comp you a room on the wedding night. The only add-on we did was an extra bartender. We also appreciated that there are ballrooms as back ups in case of rain, which we did not have to use. Vendor-wise we brought in a florist, dj, photographer, day of planner, and photobooth.
Communication with Jennifer was excellent and she was very responsive to our many (and probably repeat) questions in the past year. I cannot recommend her enough. She was a true pleasure to work with.
All in all, the best compliment I can give it is that I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding at the Horton Grand. We spent so much time planning and preparing and stressing over it, but our wedding night was the best night of our lives. It was worth every penny.
Cherryl T. · Married on 10/05/2019
Madly in love
Gorgeous boutique hotel the vintage vibes are one of a kind. Jennifer is AMAZING she has been the best from the very first meeting. She's so kind, attentive, organized, all of the things! You will love it!Sent on 10/09/2019
Alyssa S. · Married on 09/02/2019
Horton Grand Hotel
My husband and I got married at Horton Grand Hotel last week. Choosing Horton Grand as our wedding venue and Jen and Blake as our wedding coordinator was the best decision. Everything went very smoothly, beautifully and the event was perfect! The event started on time the staff was on top of everything, we didn’t worry about anything but having a great time. The courtyard is stunning no extra decor needed.Sent on 09/04/2019
I highly recommend Horton Grand for wedding events!
Thank you so much!
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hi Alyssa,
Emily D. · Married on 05/25/2019
They were so great and exceeded all expectations! They were very flexible with any request we had, as well as being thorough and responsive the whole process. The venue is absolutely stunning, we have guests telling us they want to go back to the hotel to stay because they had such a wonderful experience, and their prices are so reasonable!!!Sent on 06/08/2019
Margarette · Married on 03/02/2019
Elegant and Classy Wedding
We LOVE LOVE LOVE Jennifer (Sales Manager), and the Horton Grand Hotel (HGH). She was perfectly placed in our lives when we began searching for our venue. She’s half the reason why we chose HGH. She was AMAZING for putting up with us, and all of my husband’s questions for the entire year of the wedding planning process. She responded very quickly, professionally, and was very helpful!Sent on 03/22/2019
If you decide to go with the Horton, consider using their ballroom for reception/dancing. We were going to use the quart yard, but it was going to rain that evening, and moved to the ballroom which we thought was even a better option for our 130 guests. We absolutely loved our ceremony at the quart yard. It’s a hidden gem in downtown Gaslamp Quarter San Diego. Our guests loved the fact that everything was in one location (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and even accommodations) all in one property. In addition, everything was walkable for our out of town guests who are excited to be in San Diego, with a very good room rates.
The food was great!! I recommend the prime rib and lemon chicken. One of our guests was super impressed with HGH’s chef because she’s allergic to onions, so the chef accommodated our guest’s needs.
My husband and I are absolutely going to miss Jennifer! We cannot be more pleased with how our wedding went. Jennifer and HGH will always have a place in our hearts!
Kelsey E. · Married on 01/25/2019
When looking for our wedding venue we knew we wanted something unique but beautiful. We spent months look at boring venues, expensive venues, parks, wineries, you name it but nothing came close to our visit at Horton Grand Hotel. The architecture and the feel of this hotel is breath taking. We were beyond happy with the outcome. Our event coordinator Jennifer Nauta was so helpful and sweet. She helped craft our wedding into something out of a magazine. I can't say enough nice things about her. Our guests are STILL raving about the beauty of the venue and the hospitality of the staff. As I begin to post pictures on social media every day I get messages from people I don't know asking what the location was. You will not be disappointed in choosing The Horton Grand Hotel!Sent on 02/05/2019
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hi Kelsey, thank you for reviewing us on Wedding Wire. We're so happy we had the opportunity to work with you towards your special day. Your photos are absolutely stunning - thanks for sharing them!
Shelby S. · Married on 01/20/2019
Jennifer at the Horton Grand Hotel has been an incredible asset throughout our wedding planning process. I cannot fathom the number of questions she answered, issues she handled, and nerves she calmed throughout our early planning stages to the event itself. The venue is absolutely gorgeous, and the staff do such an amazing job of making everyone feel welcomed and helped. Being from Chicago, most of our family and friends were from out-of-town, so having everyone in one place was helpful and all our of guests greatly enjoyed their accommodations. Also, people were raving about the food all night long! Our wedding was a dream, and that is at least 80% because of the Horton Grand Hotel. I highly recommend them!Sent on 01/28/2019
Patty · Married on 11/13/2018
They made our dream wedding came true!
This venue is absolutely perfect for a beautiful wedding in a beautiful setting! The staff was professional, prompt and responsive to all our needs! Jennifer is organized and can provide creative options whenever needed! They made our small weekday wedding intimate and beautiful! We couldn’t have asked for more!Sent on 11/25/2018
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hello Patty & Cindy! Thank you so much for your kind review. We're glad you and your guests had a wonderful time. We can't wait to see your pictures when you get them soon.
Stephanie R. · Married on 10/14/2018
CW Sunday Brunch
This venue was amazing I work for the CW San Diego and we just threw one of our events here for the premier of charmed! And Jennifer and her entire staff was amazing and so accommodating! Can't wait to throw another event hereSent on 10/17/2018
Ellen D. · Married on 10/13/2018
We had our wedding reception at the Horton Grand after a beach wedding at Imperial Beach. Jennifer and her team did an amazing job preparing the perfect event for us. It was supposed to rain the night of our wedding, so Jennifer put a plan b into place and gave us a tour of the interior ballrooms. We ended up using the courtyard for dancing and the ballroom off the courtyard for dinner, which worked really well. Jennifer was really responsive and flexible to our requests for the wedding. The chef created an entirely gluten free menu, and even checked on us a couple times during dinner to make sure everything was perfect. I would highly recommend the Horton Grand!Sent on 11/17/2018
Kathryn · Married on 09/15/2018
We had our wedding in the courtyard of the Horton Grand Hotel on 9.15.2018, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. The first couple of venues we looked at had terrible service, with contacts being unresponsive or completely gauging prices just because it was a wedding—one place wanted to charge us to use barn tables they already had, and when we asked where they’d be if we didn’t pay for them, they told us not to worry and that they’d lock them in a shed “so they won’t be in sight.” Then we visited the Horton Grand, which is beautiful and classic, with a real vintage feel, and Jennifer was so responsive, upfront, and flexible. We felt like humans instead of a wallet. The prices were the best we found from all the venues, and with much more included. Jennifer was able to customize the quote, too, so we were able to make sure everything was how we’d envisioned on the big day.
Throughout the entire planning process, Jennifer responded to all our emails so quickly and helped make all the things we wanted for our wedding happen. She had suggestions for vendors, recommendations for who we should contact if we didn’t know where to find something (we wanted a hedge wall for the alley during cocktail hour and she knew right where to send us), and solutions for any decoration/setup issues we ran into. She even did two walkthroughs with us because we scheduled our first one too early, before we had a wedding planner.
The day of the wedding was seamless, the staff was wonderful, and our guests can’t stop raving about how good the food was. There are also so many great places to take pictures at the venue because it’s such a historic hotel. It’s classically romantic. I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you to Jennifer and the rest of the Horton Grand staff for making our wedding day absolutely wonderful!Sent on 10/11/2018
Leora · Married on 06/14/2018
Worked with Jennifer and she was wonderful! We had our party in the courtyard and it was amazing! Such a quaint and beautiful hotel in the center of everything!!! Any event would shine here!Sent on 06/21/2018
Jessily · Married on 11/12/2016
I had my birthday party at the Horton Grand in November, it was simply stunning. The hotel possesses it own charm to it. The overall theme of the hotel greatly complimented my masquerade themed party. Front desk clerks are nice and welcoming. The rooms are cute and clean. The Horton Grand is also in a nice location as it is quite in the Gaslamp of San Diego. Would definitely recommend for any event or even a stay at the hotel.Sent on 02/12/2018
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Jessily, thank you for reviewing us! Sweet 16's are such fun events and I'm glad you chose the Horton Grand for your party. Best of luck to you in high school, college & beyond!
Jennifer · Married on 09/10/2016
We had our wedding and reception at the Horton Grand Hotel in September 2016. After doing a lot of research, meetings, and comparisons— our families both felt like the Horton Grand offered a reasonable price for one of the most exceptional venues in San Diego.Sent on 10/07/2016
I was looking for a place that was filled with character and history, while my husband wanted an outdoor space that took advantage of San Diego’s awesome weather. We certainly found both in the Horton Grand. The atrium, courtyard, alley, Ida Bailey restaurant, and Palace Bar provided exceptionally beautiful backdrops to all of our wedding festivities, while also providing a sense of intimacy. Many of our guests raved about the space and how they had never been to a wedding venue quite like it. We could not be happier that we chose the Horton Grand Hotel as our wedding venue.
Jennifer Nauta was our point of contact through out the planning process and was extremely helpful. She was willing to accommodate special requests, share her recommendations, and generally worked very hard to make sure everything ran smoothly.
We would highly recommend the Horton Grand Hotel.
Mary J. · Married on 09/24/2010
The grand was amazing!! The staff was great. Everyone that works there cater to all my needs!!!Sent on 10/19/2010
Meghan · Married on 06/23/2018
We had our wedding at the Horton Grand Hotel in June and it was perfect! Jennifer and her team were great to work with and made our day so special! The Horton Grand Hotel was the BEST venue for our elegant, rustic, romantic wedding, with the perfect blend of history and charm! All of our guests continue to rave about the uniqueness of the venue space and how perfect it was all around! We love that the space offers the downtown experience for guests, but offers its own character and funkiness! The courtyard is breathtaking and not like anything else you would find in downtown San Diego! It was also great to be able to use the Salt & Whiskey bar for pictures and the after party. The pricing for guests to stay during our wedding weekend was very affordable too, as it is right in the middle of the Gaslamp district. I would definitely recommend looking into this unique venue for your wedding or next big event!! You will not be disappointed!Sent on 07/29/2018
Hannah · Married on 09/16/2017
This review is for Jennifer Nauta at the Horton Grand, we absolutely loved working with her for our big day. The Horton Grand is the perfect spot for an intimate gathering, where you can have a beautiful wedding under the trees and still party after dinner. We really could not have been more grateful to have worked with Jennifer, she was extremely professional, caring, and flexible. We were also in contact with Jenny M, but did not feel nearly as comfortable with her professionalism or personality, we were able to request to continue working with Jennifer N. which made the situation a lot better. Also, the only downside to this venue is the bar pricing for your guests. We worked around it with Jennifer by bringing in our own wine and ordered a keg through their bar but compared to other venues and catering companies their alcohol/bar was definitely pricier. Besides that, everything else is fairly reasonably priced for the location and quality. All of our guests raved about the venue and couldn't believe it was in the middle of the Gaslamp Quarter! Jennifer, we really could not have had a better day without you and Jacky too! Overall this is a beautiful place and you won't regret chosing this as your venue for such an important and special day!Sent on 10/03/2017
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hannah, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your honest feedback! We are so happy that you and your guests had a wonderful wedding experience. Your dog Henry was the cutest in his tux and paw links! I can't wait to see your pictures!
Nicholas D. · Married on 09/14/2019
Horton Grand Hotel was Great.
The Horton Grand Hotel came through for us with flying colors! We put our trust in Jennifer Nauta and the hotel and it was worth it. The venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, as noted by all our guests, as was the service. They were sympathetic and flexible to all our concerns right up to the end. Great venue, great value, but more importantly, great wedding!Sent on 10/01/2019
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hi Nicholas,
Malika A. · Married on 08/30/2019
Everything went amazing, Jennifer deserves a raise.
Let me start by saying, Jennifer is the best. She made the most stressful day of my life, way less stressful. We found this venue in late November, fir an August wedding. She gave me all the information I asked for and then some. We emailed constantly and had two walk throughs, including a tasting. Jennifer went above and beyond, she even had a drink waiting for me when we came down the aisle. The venue was absolutely beautiful, the entire staff was attentive and helpful. Downsides: buffet was a little pricey, valet was mandatory. Overall, I’ll always recommend HGH!Sent on 09/18/2019
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hi Malika,
Carolina G. · Married on 06/22/2019
Best Day ever
The Horton Grand was a beautiful venue to have a urban, rustic, New Orleans style wedding. The options of space to use from the courtyard, alley, and both ballrooms were great have available for wedding. The Hotel staff was very helpful and professional, it made the special requirements easy to request. We were especially satisfied with Hotel Manager Jennifer. Without having a hired wedding coordinator, it felt as if Jennifer was one and couldn’t be any happier. Overall, the Horton Grand is special place to have your wedding!Sent on 06/28/2019
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hi Carolina,
Sarah C. · Married on 04/13/2019
Helpful, accommodating, beautiful
They were extremely accommodating and helpful. The day turned out beautifully without me having to stress too much about it. You do have to use their food but it was so delicious! So glad we got married hereSent on 04/30/2019
Horton Grand Hotel's reply:Hi Sarah, thank you for taking the time to review us! We wish you and Jeff many years of happiness, love and good times to come.
Sarah · Married on 07/01/2018
This venue is STUNNING. I knew from the moment I walked in that this was the place for us. We worked with Jennifer and she was amazing and very attentive. Initially, there weren't any packages that fit our budget and they were very quick to customize a package for us. I don't feel like we compromised on anything in our package and it fit perfectly into our budget which was a very important factor for us.
Our wedding size was ~75 and the Horton Grand held our party perfectly. The ceremony space was intimate and beautiful, our guests loved the alley way for our cocktail hour, and the courtyard was the perfect setting for our reception. It comfortably held nine tables and a sweetheart with plenty of room for dancing and desserts. Dinner and appetizers were very good and the staff was very careful to cater to various food allergies that we had. I am still hearing rave reviews from our family and friends on the venue, most of them actually stayed at the hotel because our wedding was a destination and they all enjoyed their stay very much. I would recommend the Horton Grand to anyone with a wedding around our size in a heartbeat. Huge thank you to Jennifer, the staff, and everyone else that served us at the Horton Grand!Sent on 07/13/2018