Newport Beach Wedding Stories

From venue to menu, Balboa Bay Resort will provide you with every aspect needed to create the Southern California wedding of your dreams and a guest experience to remember. In addition to our elegance venues, our five-star staff includes some of the most seasoned hospitality members in Orange County, some of whom have been with the property for decades.

To prove it, browse through our wedding testimonials below and discover why Balboa Bay Resort is the preferred venue for Southern California beach weddings.


Hi Allison,

We just wanted to say another HUGE thank you for all your help with our wedding. It was a dream night - and so much fun. You made the planning process such an easy experience - thanks for lending your talents and putting so much effort into making sure everything went off without a hitch.

We really appreciate everything you did to make the night - and the whole weekend - so special :)

All the best,

Lauren and Joe


Good Evening,

I just wanted to contact you and let you know what a wonderful event we had. Allison is amazing and could have not done a better job. Everything she touched was perfect. Your staff at the reception were so kind. Enrique and his wait staff were so attentive and thoughtful to not only both John and myself but our guests as well. The food was delicious and served on time.

We are so glad that we chose your Resort for not only a destination for our guests but our wedding and reception.

It was truly a magical event and the perfect day for our daughter.

Thank you again,

John and Linda Gunther


Dear Allison,

We looked far and wide for the ideal location for Lisa and Mike’s wedding and ended up about 2 miles from home. Thank you, thank you for a perfect event… it couldn’t have been more lovely or fun! Your timing and attention to detail made everything happen without a glitch. And you did it with a big smile and abundant charm and grace.

From the moment we arrived on Friday, we could not have enjoyed a more welcoming and accommodating staff. Our rooms were lovely and our meals/beverages in Duke’s Place and First Cabin outstanding. The bell stand, valet, room service, went above and beyond to exceed our expectations.

Many of our guests have commented that the wedding dinner was the best banquet meal they’ve ever enjoyed. We agree! The appetizers were incredible, the beet salad crisp and delicious, and the chicken and sauce divine. The kitchen/banquet staff did a superb job.

Thanks to you and your fellow employees at the Balboa Bay Club, Lisa and Mike’s wedding will be an event our family will treasure forever!

Dave & Julie Ball


Hi Allison,

Jessie and I wanted to thank you so much for having everything run SO smoothly on Saturday. It was an absolute pleasure working with you! The wedding was perfect and we had an amazing night thanks to you.

We are so excited to see our video! Our friends have already made us promise to invite them over to watch it when we get it. :)

We got the lovely champagne and dessert when we got back to our room; thank you!

We couldn’t be more happier the way the night turned out! Everyone was so accommodating! All of our guests raved about the hotel and the food!

Thanks so much again!

Mishan & Jessie


We were here for a wedding, not a conference. The reception in the Grand Ballroom was one of the nicest I have been to, fabulous food, served very graciously, beautiful tables, very spacious. Appetizers were very good and very generous.