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Frequently Asked Questions for Meetings and Special Events

What year was the Mission Bay Ballroom built?

The Mission Bay Ballroom was built in 2004 as a part of our 20 million dollar expansion and renovation.

What's the biggest event you can hold?

The beautiful Mission Bay Ballroom is 3888 sf and can seat up to 280 for banquets, 430 theatre-style, 400 for receptions and 250 classroom-style.

Do you have outdoor venues?

We have our Ballroom Terrace which is immediately adjacent to the Mission Bay Ballroom and can be used for receptions or dinners for up to 250 people. We do events at either of our beautiful swimming pools. We also have three wedding sites that are also used for special events as appropriate.

Does your meeting space feature natural lighting?

The Mission Bay Ball Room benefits from 18 foot glass walls that form an L. When divided the Sunset Room and Marina Room both offer natural light. These rooms also have electronic blinds for those meetings that require reduced light.

What size group works for this property?

We strive to accommodate the needs of groups of all shapes and sizes. For groups that don't have breakout needs, we can easily seat and feed groups of up to 250. We serve groups of 50-75 with a General Session of up to 75, two breakouts for up to 40 each and dining al fresco on the Ballroom Terrace.

Can you accommodate break-out meetings?

The Mission Bay ballroom divides into three sections with dimensions of 2000 sf for the Sunset Room, 920 sf for the Pacific Room and 916 sf for the Marina Room.

Do you provide audio visual equipment?

We have a full range of audio visual equipment available to you along with on-site technical expertise. We also allow you to bring in your own equipment or work a combination to fully realize your needs.

Do you provide a full-service Catering and Conference Services Department?

The Dana on Mission Bay offers full-service Catering and Convention Services. Our Executive Chef has designed an extensive selection of catering menus for your review.

Can you cater to different types of cuisine?

Yes, our menus are used as guidelines; we can work with the Executive Chef on any type of custom menu.

Can you bring in outside catering?

No, all food and beverage is supplied by the hotel. Our award-winning culinary team has designed an extensive selection of catering menus for your review. Our expert staff can help you create everything from elegant buffets to delightful, full-course special event menus.

What types of special events are you able to accommodate?

Bridal Showers, Engagement Parties, Rehearsal Dinners, Receptions, Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar/Bat Mitvahs, Birthdays, Quinceaneras, Christenings, Corporate Events, Holiday Parties, Graduations, Memorials and more.

How late can we enjoy music at our event?

Music may be played until 10:00 pm for outdoor events and until midnight for indoor functions.

What are the Food and Beverage minimums for special events?

  • Friday - $6,000.00 Day, $12,000.00 Evening
  • Saturday - $8,000.00 Day, $15,000.00 Evening
  • Sunday - $4,000.00 Day, $8,000.00 Evening

How much do you require for our initial deposit?

The deposit amount varies and is based on type of event.

What is the largest peak night group room block you can accommodate?

We can accommodate group blocks of up to 150 rooms per night, depending on lead time, season and availability.

Do you provide discounts on guestrooms?

Yes. Typically a minimum of a 15% discount is given to group room blocks, but prices and discounts vary.

Do you coordinate group transportation needs?

We do not offer transportation from the hotel directly but our Sales Department is happy to work with you on contracting outside transportation for your group.

What are your traditional need periods?

Traditionally the months of December, January and February are the most significant need periods.