Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla Offers Ocean-View San Diego Event Space and San Diego Meeting Space
Much praised by vacationing guests, the Grande Colonial Hotel La Jolla's picturesque ocean-view setting and get-away-from-it-all ambiance also make the hotel an attractive location for small meetings, workshops, conferences, banquets, and other special events.
Just 15 miles north of San Diego and 110 miles south of Los Angeles, the Grande Colonial offers a variety of indoor and outdoor San Diego meeting and event venue spaces -- some with views of the Pacific Ocean-- a full-service catering team, and on-site audio-visual support.
The meeting rooms, which were completely renovated in 2023, range in size from 169 square feet to 2,000 square feet. The largest indoor meeting room -- the Sun Room -- accommodates up to 80 for theater-style seating and up to 60 for a reception or banquet-style seating. The 825-square-foot La Jolla Room accommodates up to 50 for receptions, and 40 banquet-style. The 325-square-foot Parlor Room accommodates up to 20 in a reception or banquet arrangement. Outdoors, the 2,000 square foot Garden Courtyard can be set for up to 100, while the Grande Terrace for up to 60, and the Loft rooftop deck for up to 24.
A full-service catering staff, under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Jason Knibb of the MICHELIN-recognized NINE-TEN Restaurant, is available to help organize and oversee breakfasts, breaks, luncheons, dinners, and other special functions such as receptions and parties. The menu selections include buffets or separate entrees for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with poultry, seafood, beef, and specials of the day; snacks and refreshments; and desserts and beverages. A cash bar or hosted bar also is available.
For receptions, the menu selections include hot and cold hors d'oeuvres; salads, pasta, and taco bars; fresh vegetable and fruit trays; deli platters; cheeseboards and dips; and carving stations. The hotel also can arrange themed menus, such as Italian, Mexican, Asian , and Jamaican.
The Grande Colonial's ocean-view setting is a major selling point for meeting planners, according to Leo Lopez, director of sales. "Being just two blocks from the ocean, most of our recently renovated facilities feature spectacular views, which is not something you find in most hotels. After a long day of meetings, there's no better way to relax than to take a stroll along the waterfront and listen to the hypnotic lullaby of the surf."