Testimonials

I am really happy I went I went with Harborside. It was such a beautiful venue. I had so many people tell me it was one of the most beautiful weddings they had ever been to. We didn’t even pay for the upgraded chairs or table cloths & the room still looked gorgeous. What was really nice about getting the venue there was we rented a beach house for rehearsal dinner, the night of the wedding & the night after. So we got to spend more time with our families & friends! The wedding is over so fast! It is in such a perfect location. The view is what sold us! You do not even need to go crazy with decorations or flowers because the view is so pretty in it’s self. We timed the ceremony perfectly to where afterwards we were able to walk across the street and take pictures on the sand at sunset. My dream of a perfect wedding!

Madison & Dereck
Adam and I just returned from our honeymoon. We wanted to thank you for all of your hard work before, during, and after the reception! I cannot thank you enough for making our day so very special. I still tear up when I think about the beauty of the reception. I will admit, the wedding day is still a bit of a blur, but a beautiful blur. So many details went into the planning, but the most important parts of the day were that I married Adam and that everyone had a fabulous time at Harborside. And thank you for ordering that gorgeous moon over the hills! ;) We will certainly recommend Harborside as a venue to our family and friends.

Tiffany & Adam
We got married and had our wedding reception here last month on January 21st. To my husband and I, the bottom line is this: If you want to go all out, make it a night to remember for all of your guests, and enjoy the delicacy of good food… you’re in the right place. Thankfully along with this venue, we enjoyed the perk of awesome coordinators: Vicki and Karen, who made sure everything ran as smoothly as possible. And trust me… on the day of, that is ALL every bride wishes for.Our florist (also from the area) turned out to be a Huge Disappointment. We had a lot of faith in them but they really let us down. They were supposed to show up two hours before the event but showed up 15 minutes prior and also broke a couple of our centerpiece vases. Cocktail hour couldn’t open on time because of them but Vicki and Karen came to the rescue and helped out, they had their staff help out as well. That wasn’t their responsibility… but that is what I mean when I say they are awesome, they just come through for you.Of course, there were hiccups, but what wedding doesn’t have them? Nothing major or worth mentioning though. What matters here is that all of our guests say something to the effect of: “best wedding ever” They wouldn’t say that if this venue wasn’t worth that.

Maria & Robert Semaan
To say that you & your staff exceeded our expectations is an understatement. From our initial meeting, the menu tasting, our wedding day & beyond, everyone at Harborside treated us with a warmth & genuine caring for our event that enhanced every aspect of planning our big day. It really felt like we were dealing with friends, instead of simply vendors. Harborside definitely gives a lot of “bang for your buck”!The Harborside’s attention to detail was second to none. We used some of your suggested vendors & could not have been happier with their performance. By the time our wedding day arrived, we were absolutely stress free & all of our guests were so impressed with the beauty & elegance of the ballroom. Your location was perfect & we STILL get many compliments about your venue! Thank you so much for making our wedding so fabulous!We look forward to having our 1st anniversary dinner at Harborside & we wish you nothing but the best in the future!

Sincerely,

Rosie & Louie Gomez
Good morning ladies,I wanted to send you a note to let you know how incredibly impressed I was by Harborside Pavilion. Not only were the two of you AMAZING to work with during the planning process… but on the day of the event, your staff was extraordinary. You can tell that they love their jobs and love working with you. I could see them having fun while working which is a true testament to you! They were eager to please at every turn and never made me feel like I was asking too much or was over stepping my welcome. I was honored to work with all of them. You have a hidden gem and I truly hope that the owners of the venue know what an incredible team you have built for them. Service is EVERYTHING in this industry. And you all have nailed it! Have a lovely week!Warmly,
Holly

Holly M. Chavez, PBC
HMC Event Solutions
Many thanks to Karen Armstrong and Vicki Schones and the staff at the Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom for helping me to make a fabulous event. They bent over backwards to make sure everything was done with ease and calm. I would recommend this venue anytime for any event. Thanks so much to this wonderful crew…you are top notch!

Beth Slavin
Beth Slavin Productions
Harborside is a hidden gem of Orange County, with gorgeous water front and Balboa Island views. You can’t help but fall in love for your next event; from a corporate dinner to your big day. The team at Harborside is wonderful to work with and provide excellent customer service for their clients. One of the best parts about the space is you can keep it simple and enjoy the view or go over the top with decor and add to the historic charm. Our couples and clients are always thrilled with their decision of choosing Harborside, there is nothing better for the location and value.”

Team LVL Weddings & Events
Thank you for all of your help planning and organizing the wedding reception. Your kindness and patience mad the experience so fun and memorable. We had a blast at the reception and so did our guests. The Harborside looked gorgeous and the food service was impecable. Also thank you for the Harborside glasses. We will keep those forever.

Tasha & Bryan
You ladies are amazing! Thank you for all of your hard work on our wedding day. We could not have been happier with the way everything turned out. We appreciate your hard work throughout our year engagement. It was a pleasure getting to know and work with you both. We will remember all of our experiences for the rest of our lives.

Courtney & Colin
We can’t thank you enough for all your help in making Carter and Jessica’s “surprise” engagement party the success that it was. We honestly could not have done it without you! All our very best to you in the New Year!

The Burgess Family
Thank you so much for all of your help on our special day! We really appreciate all the you have done for us! We are still editing our pic’s ut we will send them over to you as soon as we have them. We will come visit you soon and highly recommend Harborside Banquets to anyone getting married or looking for a venue.

Brendan & Jana’ee
Thank you so very much for all your help. You were great to work with. We appreciate it very much.

Lori & Bara
We just wanted to let you know that we loved having our wedding ceremony and reception a the Harborside. The venue is wonderful and the food was very very good. Our compliments to the chef. Several of our guests have been raving about the food and said that it was excellent. We plan to have lunch and or dinner the restaurant a lot in the future and probably so will many of our guests that live locally. Thank you to you and your staff for all the hard work.

Jeff & Lexi
We could not have been more pleased with everything. Your support, competence, and sensitivity are tremendously appreciated. Without your cool head and calming reassurance, it would not have been the wonderful tribute to Gill that we experienced. I didn’t get a chance to taste the food, but I heard that it was delicious. Oh, and thank you, by the way, for sending servers to make sure the family had an opportunity to have lunch before the food was removed. That was very sweet and thoughtful. Hopefully someday we will have another occasion to use your services; maybe for a grandchild’s wedding or some other happy event. It would be our great pleasure to work with you again.

Carol Wayne
I want to thank both of you so much for making our Holiday Party a great success. Your location is fantastic, the food was wonderful, and everyone had such a nice time there. Thank you for your attention to detail. It was nice doing business with you and working together on this event.

Lana & Grewal Foods
We just wanted to thank you again for making our experience at the Harborside Grand Ballroom a great one! We couldn’t have picked a better venue to celebrate our wedding!

Robert & Maria
It’s been a while since our wonderful wedding day in the ballroom ad we still celebrate our honeymoon each day. Our experience through much of this is with appreciative thank you’s for all that you helped us with, including our special day…you were always there with us. Our friends lent a hand in support in so many ways and so many times as Mona and I planned for our wedding day. And we think of you with great fondness as one of these friends.

Brenan & Mona
Wow! What a spectacular wedding event you all made for Justin and Lauren Turner. The ballroom was so elegant, and everyone had a fabulous time. Fred, the menu was delicious. I was sorry I didn’t sneak back in line for seconds! Everyone was so helpful ~ I was so pleased. I never had to ask for anything! We do appreciate all your extra efforts.

Nancy & James