Simchas Resource Guide 2019

by Jacqueline Bull March 4, 2019




Andaz San Diego

600 F Street

(619) 814-2082

Call for quote and details

Bassmnt Nightclub

919 4th Avenue

(619) 231-9200 ext 3

Capacity: 50-1000

Call for pricing and catering information

Dave & Buster’s

2981 Camino del Rio N

(619) 881-4408

Call for quote and details

Harbor View Loft

1880 Harbor Island Drive

(858) 638-0672

Capacity: 300

Room cost: call for a quote

Advance booking recommended: call for estimate

Outside catering allowed: No

Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Del Mar

3939 Ocean Bluff Ave.

(858) 720-9500

Capacity: up to 150

Room cost: food and beverage minimum of $2,500 gets free room rental

Advance booking recommended: anytime, but book by June 15, and the hotel will offer a complimentary chocolate fountain enough for 35

Outside catering allowed: Only for ethnic requirements, but per-person fee is applied

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Blvd.

(619) 321-4211

Capacity: up to 2,400

Room cost: varies, call for quote

Advance booking recommended: one year

Outside catering allowed:
No, Kosher catering available in-house

Hilton San Diego/Del Mar

15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

(858) 764-6044

Capacity: up to 400

Room cost: call for quote

Advance booking recommended: 6 months

Outside catering allowed: Only if dietary restrictions are required

Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa

1775 East Mission Bay Drive

(619) 275-8912

Capacity: 50-1000

This venue has over nine event spaces. Call for quote for more detailed information.

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Diego-Del Mar

11025 Vista Sorrento Parkway

(858) 523-0500

Capacity: up to 90

Room cost: varies by event date and requirements

Advance booking recommended: book early to save up to 15%

Outside catering allowed: No, except for kosher events

Hornblower Cruises

1800 N. Harbor Dr.

(619) 686-8700

Capacity: 10-1,000

Room cost: price varies with custom options

Advance booking recommended: as soon as possible

Outside catering allowed: No

Hotel Del Coronado

1500 Orange Ave.

(619) 435-6611

Capacity: up to 1,100

Room cost: food and beverage minimums on top of room rental charges

Advance booking recommended: at least one year

Outside catering allowed: No

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Drive

(858) 552-6025

Capacity: up to 650

Room cost: $50-200 per person

Advance booking recommended: one year

Outside catering allowed: Yes

Maderas Golf Club

17750 Old Coach Rd.

(858) 451-8100

Call for quote and details

Morgan Run Club & Resort

5690 Cancha de Golf,
Rancho Santa Fe

(858) 759-5459

Capacity: 25-300

Call to speak to an event planner.

Parq Restaurant & Nightclub

615 Broadway, San Diego

(619) 727-6789

Capacity: up to 850 reception, 250 dinner

Room cost: venue rental fee depends on group size and day of the week

Advance booking recommended: 3 months

Outside catering allowed: Not usually, but exceptions for kosher catering

Party Pals

10427 Roselle St.

(858) 622-6613

Capacity: up to 1,000 (inside and/or outside space available)

Room cost: call for quote

Advance booking recommended: extremely busy through summer, starting in May. Recommended six months in advance

Outside catering allowed: Yes

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Dr.

(760) 436-3036

Capacity: 30-300

Room cost: $550-1900

Advance booking recommended: 15 months

Outside catering allowed: No, but exceptions can be made for Kosher requirements

San Diego Marriott Del Mar

11966 El Camino Real

(858) 523-1700

Capacity: 120-420

Room cost: varies by event date and requirements

Advance booking recommended: depends on the season desired

Outside catering allowed: Yes

San Diego Marriott – La Jolla

4240 La Jolla Village Drive

(858) 597-6384

Capacity: groups of 80-700

Room cost: $25-60 per person plus tax and service charge

Advance booking recommended: short term up to a year and a half out

Outside catering allowed: only if full kosher is need

San Diego Marriott
Mission Valley

8757 Rio San Diego Dr.

(619) 692-3800


Room cost: food and beverage minimums only,

Advance booking recommended: as soon as possible

Outside catering allowed: Yes

San Diego Zoo

2920 Zoo Drive

(619) 685-3259

Call for quote and details

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

1380 Harbor Island Dr.

(619) 692-2702

Capacity: 50-1500

Room cost: consultation required

Advance booking recommended: at least one month

Outside catering allowed: No

Tango Del Rey

3567 Del Rey Street

(858) 794-9044

Capacity: 5000 sqft with seeting up to 220

Room cost: varies, call for quote

Advance booking recommended: as early as one month depending on preferred date.

Outside catering allowed: No.  Kosher-style available

The Great Hall at UCSD

(858) 534-0540

Capacity: 175-250

Room cost: call for quote

Advance booking recommended: availability is dependent on the academic calendar. Outside catering allowed: Yes

The New Children’s Museum

200 West Island Ave.

(619) 795-1698

Capacity: 1,000

Room cost: $2,500-6,500

Advance booking recommended: availability varies

Outside catering allowed: No, but exceptions can be made for Kosher requirements

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

5480 Grand Pacific Drive

(760) 827-2419

Capacity: 100-500

Room cost: no room reservation cost, only charged for food and beverage to be consumed

Advance booking recommended: six months recommended

Outside catering allowed: Yes

The Westin Gaslamp Quarter

910 Broadway Circle

(619) 239-2200

Capacity: 100-600

Room cost: call for a quote

Advance booking recommended: as far out as possible, but availability is very flexible

Outside catering allowed: Yes

UCSD Faculty Club

9500 Gilman Drive, #0121

(858) 534-1924

Capacity: 50-300

Room cost: prices vary for members or non-members

Advance booking recommended: Faculty Club members and UCSD organizations receive scheduling preference.Outside catering allowed: No.


Absolutely Fabulous!

(858) 886-6807

At Your Side

(619) 322-7084

Backdrops Beautiful

(858) 300-2100

Bliss Events

(619) 252-1058

Brilliant Event Design

(305) 588-2761

Events by Gisele

(858) 531-3181

First Comes Love Weddings
and Events

(619) 501-1695

I Do… Weddings and Events

(858) 405-7244

Lounge Appeal

(858) 229-9990

Mitzvah Event Productions

(619) 548-3485

Michele Moss Events

(858) 220-9011

Platinum Rentals

(858) 483-7368

RSVP Events


The Center of Attention

(619) 857-5225

The Party Link

(619) 464-3800

Timeless Events

(617) 759-0050



Absolutely Fabulous!

(858) 866-6807

Products: games, lighting, glow products, furniture

AFR Lounge Furniture Rentals

(619) 208-2449

Products: furniture

Allen’s Flowers

(619) 233-7673

Products: floral-themed centerpieces, flowers, ceremony arrangements and baskets for out-of-town guests

A Little Scene Flip Books

(619) 922-0939

Products: photo flip books

Backdrops Beautiful

(858) 300-2100

Products: digital and static backdrops

Charm bracelets
and Candy Buffet

(619) 548-3485

Products: bracelets, photo frames, flip-flops, necklaces

Chris’ Custom Airbrush

(858) 488-7723

Products: airbrush t-shirts

Create-A-Design at CLONE

(858) 259-6789

Products: invitations, napkins, iPhone cases, other favors
and gifts

Hatikva Fine Judaica

(858) 695-9777

Products: Judaica, jewelry, bookstore, cards, stationary and largest family-owned Jewish store in San Diego, since 1991.

Lounge Appeal Furniture Rentals

(888) 229-9990

Products: high quality lounge furniture

Pacific Events Productions, Inc./Pep Creative

(858) 450-7777

Products: furniture, bars, lighting & staging, props, florals, entertainment

Paper Moment

(858) 531-0494

Products: invitations

The Center of Attention


Products: décor


A New World VR

(858) 761-1758

Services offered: virtual reality experiences

Benjamin Asher Productions

(858) 790-1412

Services available: DJ/MC, party pumpers, lighting and photo booths

Bollotta Entertainment

(619) 295-3522

Services available: Djs, dance bands, comedians


18103 Sky Park Circle

(949) 427-0155

Products: balloon centerpieces, bouquets and backdrops

Cirque Quirk

(619) 800-1887

Services offered: clowns, performing arts

CEG Interactive

(800) 987-0290

Services available: DJs, photo booth, green screen, graffiti wall

Dance Masters

(800) 610-5570

Services available: hip hop and break dancers

Dancing DJ Productions

(619) 980-8338

Services available: DJ/MCs, lighting effects, photo booths

Henna San Diego

(858) 752-3628

Services available: Henna tattoos

Kevin Viner

(760) 586-3947

Services available: magic, mentalism and comedy

Maximum Impact

(760) 929-9669

Services available: DJs, dancers, party pumpers, lighting, sound systems, video screens

Magic Mike Stilwell

(619) 660-9662

Services available: magic shows

Mr. Disc Jockey

(760) 575-7720

Services available: DJ, party pumpers, lighting

My Little Carnival

(619) 571-7654

Services available: carnival games and prizes, clowns, jugglers, magicians, dunk tanks, rock walls, amusement rides, pony rides, balloon decoration

Second Avenue Klezmer

(619) 275-1539

Services available: live music

SoCal Green Screen

(760) 755-7720

Services available: green screens


(949) 939-4363

Services available: DJs, musicians, décor, airbrush and body art

Party Pals

(858) 622-6613

Products: party rental games, arcade rental games

Republic of Music

(858) 277-8689

Services available: live music, interactive party band

Fickle Finger Airbrush

(760) 644-1991

Services available: airbrush accessories (hats, bags, headbands), temporary tattoos, Henna

Funky Hair

(949) 500-5158

Products: funky hair, funky glow fun, posh nailz polish parties, face painting, twinkle couture, funky tattoos

ZG Productions

(760) 722-4450

Services available: MC/DJ, dancers, lighting, video screens, photo booth

 3D Cheeze

(714) 310-5429

Services available: flip photos, graffiti wall, 3D images, flip books, magazine covers


Bob Hoffman

(858) 576-0046

Services: photography and videography

Alon David

(858) 699-5376

Services: photography

Daisy Varley

(619) 405-4780

Services: photography and videography

Del Rio Studios

(760) 480-7553

Services: photography and videography

Leetal Elmaleh

(858) 692-3418

Services: photography

PPI Photo Events

(858) 947-8887

Services: photography and photo booth rental

Vito di Stefano

(619) 822-0456

Services: photography

The Video Fellow

(858) 663-4468

Services: videography, photo booth


Approximate price ranges when indicated; otherwise, call the vendor

$ – up to $20 pp

$$ – $ 20-30 pp

$$$ – more than $30 pp

Allison’s Custom Confections

11564 Winding Ridge Drive

(858) 395-4094

Food cost/person: call for quote

Food style: cookies, cakes, candies, confections

Balboa International Market

5907 Balboa Ave

(858) 277-3600

Food cost/person: $

Food style: Mediterranean

Café Chabad Catering by Yakov

16934 Chabad Way

(858) 451-0455

Food cost/person: call for quote

Food style: Glatt Kosher

Catering by Charles Rubin of Shmoozers

10785 Pomerado Road

(619) 583-1636
or (619) 261-8856

Food cost/person: call for quote

Food style: ethnic variety

D.Z. Akin’s

6930 Alvarado Road

(619) 265-0218

Food cost/person: $$

Food style: New York Jewish deli

East West Masala Catering

Spice Lounge Restaurant

859 Hornblend St.

Gourmet India

810 4th Ave.

(610) 394-2084

Food cost/person: $$

Food style: Indian

Eco Caters

4934 Voltaire St.

(858) 246-6129

Food cost/person: $$$

Food style: seasonal farm-to-table

Embargo Grill

3960 West Point Loma Blvd

(619) 786-7522
or (619) 994-4834

Food cost/per person: $-$$

Food style: Top-rated Cuban, Caribbean and Latin American

Elijah’s Delicatessen

7061 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

(858) 353-5528

Food cost/person: $$

Food style: Jewish deli, Russian

Hanna’s Gourmet

2864 Adams Ave.

(619) 280-5600

Food cost/person: $$-$$$

Food style: international eclectic

North Park Produce Poway

12342 Poway Rd.

(858) 391-9100

Food cost/person: $-$$

Food style: Persian, deli, kosher style available also

Oink and Moo Burgers and BBQ

121 N. Pico Ave

(760) 451-6005

Food cost/person: $$

Food style: Top rated BBQ, Burgers in north county, San Diego

Outcast Grill

6104 Regents Road

(858) 202-0097

Food cost/person: $$

Food style: Mediterranean American

Personal Touch Dining

(858) 638-0672

Food cost/person: call for quote

Food style: Full service caterer, with traditional, Mexican,  Italian and vegetarian menus.


1026 Wall St.

(858) 454-1260 or (858) 344-4456

Food cost/person: $$

Food style: Mexican, gourmet street food

Ralphs “Kosher Experience”

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive

(858) 597-1550

Food costs/person: call for quote

Food style: kosher, deli, cakes

Renaissance Produce and Catering

(858) 752-9311

Food cost/per person: call for quote

Food style: breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, rotisserie chickens, fish and traditional Jewish

Rotisserie Affair

7313 Carroll Rd.

(858) 578-8891

Food cost/person: $$-$$$

Food style: Rotisserie

 Shalom Catering

11860 Carmel Creek Rd.

(619) 985-8202

Food cost/person: $$$

Food style: kosher

K Sima’s Gourmet Catering

(858) 205-9738

Food cost/person: call for quote

Food style: Persian, Mediterranean, gluten-free with kosher options available

Terra Catering

11860 Carmel Creek Rd.

(619) 993-1437

Food cost/person: $$$

Food style: customized farm-to-table

The French Gourmet

960 Turquoise St.

(858) 488-1725

Food cost/person: $$-$$$

Food style: French

The Place Café at JCC

4126 Executive Drive

(858) 457-3030

Food costs/person: $$

Food style: kosher, Israeli style

Toast Catering

2320 Truxton Street

(619) 795-9135

Food cost/person: $$$

Food style: Persian buffets, Mexican-, Indian-, Thai-themed and ethnic foods, sushi and kosher-style dairy options available

Urban Solace Catering

6496 Marindustry Drive,
Suite A

(858) 264-5780

Food cost/person: $$$

Food style: California coastal/fusion

Z Catering

17290 Newhope St., Suite A

(855) 567-4371

Food cost/person: $$$

Food style: Kosher

Desserts and extras:


(619) 296-4173

Food cost/person: $

Food style: gourmet cupcakes and desserts 

Chocolate Haven

(619) 993-7785

Food cost/person: $-$$$

Food style: 5-star rated and award-winning chocolate, nacho cheese and caramel fountains, mini-desserts and handmade figurines and favors

Dippin’ Dots

2892 South Santa Fe Avenue St. Suite 112

(760) 801-2301

Food cost/person: $

Food style: ice cream

Dolce Donuts

(619) 985-9854

Food cost/person: call for quote

Food style: donuts and treats

Edible Arrangements
Torrey Hills

(858) 792-9100

Food cost/person: call for quote

Food style: edible fruit baskets

Gelato Paradiso

789 W Harbor Dr

(619) 238-0307

Food cost/person: $

Food style: gelato

Sensational Treats

(858) 776-4999

Food cost/person: $-$$

Food style: interactive dessert stations

The Baked Bear

4516 Mission Blvd

(858) 886-7433

Food cost/person: $

Food style: full service ice cream sandwich bar and pre-packaged ice cream sandwiches, homemade fresh daily

The Cravory

3960 West Point Loma Blvd

(619) 795-9077

Food cost/person: $

Food style: ultimate gourmet cookies

Yummie Fountains

(760) 676-9866

Food cost/person: $195/50 people

Food style: different varieties of chocolate or sauce fountains.


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