We had the opportunity to attend the fall open house at the Bali Hai restaurant on Shelter Island, and meet with clients and other wedding professionals who are regulars at ceremonies here. First off, the weather couldn't have been better - scattered clouds with clear skies, a fantastic view of downtown, and a magical sunset.
Bali Hai really went all out, having vendors display the best of their work and serving great food and drinks throughout the event. We had the opportunity to meet florists, bakers, DJ's, photographers, really everyone who could help make your wedding day the best possible experience. These are all experienced professionals, and I enjoyed sharing stories with them
If you're searching for a waterfront wedding ceremony site, I know Bali Hai is a place you should check out. We aren't professional photographers and just our cell phone pictures came out stunning. Imagine what your guests will experience here. It's an absolutely beautiful wedding site.
There were incredible options for table displays, mostly centered around an island theme but with different types of flowers and centerpieces. VG Donuts brought out a spread of desserts that would impress Willy Wonka, and we really enjoyed as the sun went down hanging out around the fire pit while the downtown high rises lit up in the distance across the bay.
Overall, if you're still searching for an incredible wedding or event space in the central San Diego area, Bali Hai should be on your list to visit. We've played there before and would love to provide your ceremony and cocktail hour music, and we're happy to set you up with the other wedding professionals we met.
Kona Kai is the perfect place for events and weddings in San Diego!
I had the opportunity to take a site tour of the newly renovated Kona Kai resort, located on Shelter Island in San Diego. The place is breathtaking, inside and out. It reminded me of a Greek village overlooking the water, and the views were stunning. Keep in mind, I'm a musician, not a professional photographer, but hopefully you can get the gist of the place and see what a special feeling it has.
Our string & harp trio headed to Mission Bay to play for a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Paradise Point Resort yesterday. The weather was perfect, overcast but still bright out, not hot but not cold, and all of the guests were happy to be there (so were we!)
Our day started off checking out the reception site where we played after the ceremony, and setting up our string trio for the processional. The clients requested a harp/violin/cello trio, which is a beautiful option and provides many options for wedding ceremony music.
San Diego has an amazing amount of venues to host weddings- from luxurious downtown hotels to mountain wineries. One of the most iconic wedding locations in Southern California though is right on the sand at the ocean. What better way to celebrate than with the fresh salt air and cool breezes of getting married at one of San Diego's many beachfront locations.
In terms of locations and beach types, there are many places to choose from:
Dan is the bassoonist & one of the founders of the LCQ.