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San Diego, California 2051 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California 92106

Elegant, Waterfront San Diego Weddings

Nestled along the shores of Shelter Island, the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina provides a waterfront wedding setting that is truly spectacular. Ideal for intimate and larger affairs, the hotel boasts reception rooms with seating for up to 150 guests. All of the rooms deliver views of our private yacht marina, Point Loma, and La Playa Cove. With San Diego's perfect weather, an outdoor ceremony in one of our two waterfront gardens is a year-round option.

Wedding & Banquet Facilities

The Grand Marina Ballroom, set along our private yacht marina, is just steps away from the water. The Sunset Room is elevated a full story above the marina, and offers sweeping views of Point Loma and La Playa Cove. If you plan on having a smaller affair, The Harbor, Bay, and Santa Barbara Rooms offer panoramic water views with a more intimate setting for up to 80 guests.

Quality Services

We vow to make your big day a stellar one. Our catering team will guide you every step of the way and help you create the perfect menus. Several packages are offered that cover everything from rehearsal dinners to receptions. Ceremony garden packages include archway, carpet runner, white folding chairs and PA sound system.

Detailed Wedding Services

Every couple is unique, which is why we feature authentic touches and special event services tailored specifically to your needs. Our special events staff, personalized catering, and breathtaking views make our Shelter Island hotel the perfect location for your waterfront wedding. For more information about having your wedding at the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina, please fill out our Request for Proposal form. A member of our Sales Team will reach out to you shortly, to begin planning your big day!


"My guests are still talking about the amazing view, food, and service. I was very fortunate to find the Island Palm Hotel and Marina. I cannot imagine my wedding at any other venue."
"We had our rehearsal, wedding, and reception and the Island Palms and we had an amazing time. The wedding was gorgeous, the food was DELICIOUS, and the service we had there was great."
"The property is beautiful and the employees are the best!"
"The customer service level just bowled me over - I don't experience such great service much nowadays. Everything went off beautifully, couldn't have been better. We had so much fun, and I didn't have to worry thanks to the fantastic staff."
"Anyone who ever plans a wedding should get married at The Island Palms, thanks for being such a helpful contribution to our special day!"
"Beautiful views of the Marina. Friendly helpful staff. Delicious food."
"You will definitely be our first call when we host anything again! We could not have picked a better place to celebrate our wedding! Every guest said it was the most perfect wedding they had ever been to" - Meghan R
"We chose Island Palms for its location right on the bay and closeness to the airport. They have great, affordable choices for wedding packages. Our reception had a little over 100 guests and was held in their largest room, the Grand Marina Room. Most of our guests were from out of town just as we were and stayed at the Island Palms as well. Everyone complimented on the beauty of the place and the menu was awesome. The rooms were wonderful, especially their suites. We definitely recommend the Island Palms." - Melvin
"Our overall experience working with the Best Western Island Palms staff, Caitlin Mincer in particular, was an enjoyable and easy experience. She helped me to remember about small details, and was very accommodating when we changed our mind about our room or garden that we were wanting to use. The staff at our reception were exceptional and so very attentive. Some of my family came from big cities such as Denver, CO and Lincoln, NE and they were amazed at how good the service, food, and drinks were! They said that the service here beats anything they have experienced back in their home towns. By far, this was the best experience we have had!!! Everything was beautiful and more than we expected. I couldn't have been happier!!!" - Ashley
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