Tag Archives: Wedding Reception

San Diego’s Broadway Pier Port Pavilion Weddings | San Diego DJS

The Port of San Diego spent $28 million on the new cruise ship terminal on Broadway Pier. But with the decline in cruise activity, the downtown terminal sits vacant much of the time. But KPBS Metro reporter Katie Orr says the building is still getting some use.

San Diego’s Port Pavilion has been open for about a year. It’s designed for cruise ships. Its opening coincided, however, with a fall-off in cruise-ship visits here; drug-war violence in Mexico and a down economy are to blame.

But the new pavilion may have found its calling with something else.

With views of both San Diego’s bay and skyline, the pavilion has caught on as an events center.

In the last year more than 40 events have taken place at the center, bringing in more than $240,000 in revenue. The Port’s Rita Vandergaw said that’s happened without a formal marketing campaign.

“It has really exceeded our expectations,” she said. “We really didn’t know what kind of activity would be in the building and how many people would be interested in it.”

“If you want to have a wedding, you want to have a bar mitzvah, you want to have an anniversary, you just want to have a celebration, this is place where you can come and enjoy the bay,”

Officials said the port has spent about $229,000 this year on maintenance for the pavilion and the pier it sits on. And event planners requiring security must pay for it themselves.

Vandergaw said the Port has 18 parks around the bay and that the pavilion provides another option.

“This is an amenity that we don’t have on the bay. We do not have a facility, a building,” she said. “When people have a wedding they’d like to have it in a covered facility.”

Vandergaw said event revenue brings in about $10 thousand a day when the pavilion is rented out. But she acknowledges that does not make-up for the decline in cruise-ship activity, which brings in about $30 thousand a day when a ship is docked.

With a poor economy and continued drug-war violence in Mexico, cruise lines don’t figure to expand service in San Diego anytime soon. It may be time to start marketing the harbor-side pavilion to party planners.

 

Photo by:

Ashley Gabrielson

 

Read More

Lionsgate Events | San Diego Best Wedding DJs

Newlyweds Tasia and Scott bloomed in the center of a fantastic outdoor wedding at Lionsgate Events in Bonsall, Ca. This space provided the perfect ambience with cascading lights hanging from above and an array of breathtaking greenery fitting perfectly to the tropical theme. Melissa, the wedding coordinator, made sure to make the event even more extraordinary by provided leis for all of the guest and special leis for the bride and the groom. Using a list that the couple provided and songs of his own, Dj Gill brought the house down, keeping the guests dancing all night long. As the sun set, the bride and groom participated in fun events such as traditional dances and a money dance. Dj Gill played the iconic song Wannbe  by the Spice Girls as the bride tossed her bouquet. Photographer Katie captured memories to last a lifetime. With MyDjs, Melissa and all the other helping hands, this wedding turned out to be a truly spectacular event that will forever be the beginning of a lifetime in everlasting love. Congratulations to the newlyweds! 

 

 

 

Read More

Bali Hai | Best Wedding DJs

Venue
Bali Hai

True Photography

Coordinator
Oh Happy Heart Events
Florist
Tessfresh Flowers

Disc Jockey
MY DJs | San Diego

Photo Booth
MY DJs | San Diego

Tropical picturesque Bali Hai Restaurant, … With its sunny, floral, and tropical elements. Boats and Yachts line the shore amongst the sweeping views of San Diego’s harbor. Ashely and Scott’s sweet Bali Hai wedding, Shelter Island is on top of the list for weddings!

Read More
1 2 3 18