How to Plan a Dreamy San Diego Waterfront Wedding

Step One: Choose the Dana

From the perfect fairytale destination wedding, to an intimate ceremony and reception, The Dana is the perfect place to make your dreams come true. Our dynamic San Diego wedding venues include reception dinner spaces, bridal suites for preparing for the big day, and beautiful vistas for your ceremony.

We offer three picturesque waterfront ceremony locations that each have their own theme and style. For the person dreaming of a nautical happily ever after, our Marina Garden offers an idyllic backdrop of sailboats and yachts on the bay, bringing to mind a Kennedy-esque ceremony right out of coastal New England. Meanwhile, the Sunset Lawn venue has a traditional beachfront wedding style, with palm trees framing the panoramic view of Mission Bay against the flawless skies of San Diego. And our Tropical Courtyard venue is nestled in a secluded garden, filled with diverse foliage and flowers that make it feel like a truly away-from-it-all hidden paradise.

We also offer two ballrooms that can accommodate different types of wedding receptions. Our Mission Bay Ballroom features a more traditional setup of round tables adorned with white tablecloths and local floral arrangements, as well as a stage that can accommodate a mid-size band and a dance floor. We can also order specialty linen depending on your needs. For a more intimate celebration, we also provide smaller venues that are perfect for gatherings of your closest of friends and family.

For any size gathering or ceremony style, our executive culinary team will provide the most exquisite and innovative wedding menu to fit your celebration. Choose from one of our set menus of buffets or full course meals, or work with our head chef to design a custom culinary offering to make sure your special day is picture perfect. Whatever your wedding style is, The Dana is here to make sure your celebration of a lifetime goes perfectly right.