Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vendor Spotlight: Island Palms Best Western

Venue Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina
Location Point Loma/ Shelter Island - San Diego, CA
Person to Contact Lauren Miller or Michael DaSilva
Phone 619.222.0561
Email lmiller@islandpalms.com or mdasilva@islandpalms.com
Website www.islandpalms.com
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Venue Background
The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina is ideally located on Shelter Island, San Diego's Hawaiian isle. Our waterfront hotel is surrounded by the deep blue waters of San Diego's Big Bay and enveloped by lush, tropical landscaping. Savor sunny days, starlit nights, and majestic palm trees swaying in the cool sea breeze. Add warm, friendly hospitality and personalized service, and you have the makings of an ideal wedding.

Our island retreat features spectacular views of the San Diego Bay, Downtown Skyline, and our private mega yacht marina. The Island Palms Hotel & Marina is home to the Blue Wave Bar & Grill, a waterfront restaurant and lounge that offers a decadent variety of tropically inspired dishes. The peaceful oasis that is Shelter Island is located only minutes from the San Diego Airport, Downtown San Diego, and all of San Diego's most popular attractions.

How would you describe the atmosphere of Island Palms in three words?
Tranquil, Waterfront Paradise

What makes Island Palms stand out as a wedding venue?
Waterfront reception rooms featuring spectacular views of San Diego Bay and La Playa Yacht Basin
Waterfront ceremony gardens
Inclusive wedding packaging
Flexible pricing
Extensive preferred vendor partnerships
227-room hotel
Convenient, complimentary parking
Courtesy airport transportation

What spaces are available for ceremonies or receptions? How many people can you accommodate?
Grand Marina Ballroom: 1,920 square feet, 200 person max with dance floor and head table
Grand Marina Ceremony Garden: 150 person max
Sunset Ballroom: 1,800 square feet, 100 person max with dance floor and head table
Sunset Garden: 100 person max
Harbor Room: 896 square feet, 60 person max
Bay Room: 648 square feet, 50 person max
Santa Barbara Room: 1,100 square feet, 80 person max

Is there in-house catering?

Is there a day-of coordinator?
Yes. Fees may apply for coordination of vendors not supplied by hotel.

How would you describe the Island Palms experience?
Our packages are all inclusive to make planning your day a breeze, there is nothing we haven't thought of. We truly strive to make this an easy and stress free process for our brides and grooms. Your personal sales rep is here to help with any matters you need and we cover all bases for you. All of our employees here at the Island Palms have vast experience and you can be confident and comfortable in knowing the big days is in good hands.

What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?
It is important for the bride and groom to come up with a list of the top 3 most important things they are seeking with a venue. Ask your venue representative how they can accomplish these three goals for your wedding. Be sure to share your concerns and ideas with your planner.