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THE ABBEY ON FIFTH AVENUE WEDDING PLANNING GUIDE


Over 5,000 brides have whispered “I do” over the past 100 years under the cathedral domes of San Diego’s own historic The Abbey on Fifth Avenue. Located in the quaint Balboa Park District, this

wonderful venue, once a church, has been a landmark since 1910. It was built in a Classical Revival style and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The Abbey is a treasured site for all kinds of special events.

The massive stained glass windows, 50-foot cathedral ceilings and beautiful interior will escort you back in time. The setting is classic, the menu is continental and the service is award-winning. The Abbey is located in the heart of San Diego adjacent to Balboa Park.

The Abbey has a full staff ready to serve you. All catering is done on-site. Our executive chef ensures

the finest in quality and presentation for your guests’ dining pleasure. Choose from many delectable menus. We can also customize packages to suit your event needs for up to 475 guests.

We specialize in coordinating all details of your wedding, from the catering and beverages, to the

flowers and music. Our full time wedding specialist will make planning your event easy and fun. During the celebration, we will ensure that every detail of your event is an amazing experience.

Call today to schedule an appointment for a private tour of this inspiring venue. We look forward to hearing from you so we can start making your wedding dreams come true at The Abbey.

WEDDINGS · RECEPTIONS · ANNIVERSARIES · FAMILY REUNIONS SHOWERS · BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS · RETIREMENT PARTIES


WEDDING PACKAGES AT THE ABBEY ON FIFTH AVENUE Package Minimum: 100 Guests / $5,000.00 Deposit*

ABBEY WEDDING CEREMONY PACKAGE: $1,000 One Hour Ceremony Rehearsal Ceremony Seating White Aisle Runner Two Altar Candelabras Table and Linen for Unity Candle Table Room for Dressing Ceremony Time up to One Hour

Ceremonies at The Abbey are available in conjunction with a reception only.

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DAYTIME RECEPTION PACKAGES FIFTH AVENUE BRUNCH

BUFFET BRUNCH

$79.00 per guest*

TRAY-PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

4 Hour Reception

Coconut Prawns served with a Ginger Passion Fruit Dip

Background Music

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

BEVERAGE SERVICE

MAINS

Arrival Glass of Mimosa

Baker’s Basket of Breakfast Breads, Fruit Preserves and Butter

Free-Flowing House Champagne Hosted Soda and Juice Bar Cash Bar for Additional Beverages

Smoked Salmon Lox with Bagels, Cream Cheese, Capers and Marinated Red Onions Fresh Sliced Seasonal Fruit

Upgrade to Hosted Wine and Beer for $13 per guest

Roasted Red Potatoes with Peppers and Scallions

— Choice of SEATED or BUFFET Brunch —

Classic Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce

SEATED BRUNCH TRAY-PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES Prosciutto-Wrapped Melon

Chilled Asparagus with Meyer Lemon Sabayon Carved Breast of Turkey with Cranberry Relish DESSERT Wedding Cake

Smoked Salmon on Belgian Endive MAIN Classic Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine on Buttermilk Biscuit, Hollandaise Sauce SIDES Baker’s Basket of Croissants, Muffins, Fruit Preserves and Butter

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Hickory Smoked Bacon or Sausage Links Roasted Red Potatoes with Peppers and Scallions Fresh Seasonal Fruit Garnish

*Taxes and Service Charge Additional

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DAYTIME RECEPTION PACKAGES GABRIEL’S LUNCH

BANKER’S HILL HORS D’OEUVRES RECEPTION

$79.00 per guest*

MAINS

4 Hour Reception

Carved Roasted Breast of Turkey with Cranberry Relish

$79 per guest*

Whole Roasted New York Strip Loin with Horseradish Cream

3 Hour Reception

Background Music BEVERAGE SERVICE Arrival Glass of House Champagne Free-Flowing House Champagne Hosted Soda and Juice Bar Cash Bar for Additional Beverages

Upgrade to Hosted Wine and Beer for $13 per guest

SIDES Rotelle Pasta Tossed with Fresh Herbs and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spinach Salad with Lemon and Herb Vinaigrette Grilled Seasonal Vegetable Display Fresh Sliced Seasonal Fruit

Background Music BEVERAGE SERVICE Arrival Glass of House Champagne Free-Flowing House Champagne Hosted Wine and Beer Bar Cash Bar for Additional Beverages

TRAY-PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

Assorted Rolls and Butter

DISPLAYED HORS D’OEUVRES

Mushroom Bruschetta with Asiago

DESSERT

Charcuterie and Cheeses with Crackers and Lavosh

Coconut Prawns served with a Ginger Passion Fruit Dip

— Choice of SEATED or BUFFET Lunch —

SEATED LUNCH

Wedding Cake

Grilled Seasonal Vegetables with Hummus TRAY-PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES Sesame Chicken Salad on Belgian Endive Spear Coconut Prawns served with a Ginger Passion Fruit Dip

MAINS (Pre-selected choice of one entrée. Create a duet entrée for an

Tenderloin of Beef and Portobello Brochette

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon with Citrus Relish of Fresh Oranges, Grapefruit, and Fresh Chervil

DESSERT

additional $7 per guest.)

Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken finished with Basil Cream Sauce and Roasted Red Pepper Coulis SIDES Wedge Salad topped with Feta, Chopped Roma Tomato and Lemon-Dijon Creamy Dressing Orzo with Olive Oil, Caramelized Leeks, Fennel and Chives Season’s Best Vegetables with Fresh Parsley Butter Assorted Rolls and Butter

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BUFFET LUNCH

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Teriyaki Glaze

Wedding Cake Not available on Saturday.


EVENING RECEPTION PACKAGES HORTON DINNER $88 per guest*

4 Hour Reception Background Music

BUFFET DINNER MAINS (choose two, a third may be added for $7 per guest)

Grilled Salmon with Saffron Cream on Braised Leeks and Scallions

BALBOA DINNER $112 per guest*

4 Hour Reception DJ Entertainment

BEVERAGE SERVICE

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach and Feta with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Arrival Glass of House Champagne

Carved New York Strip Loin with Horseradish Cream

Free-Flowing House Champagne

Arrival Glass of House Champagne

SIDES

Free-Flowing House Champagne

California Greens with Toasted Almonds, Gorgonzola and Champagne Vinaigrette

Cash Bar for Additional Beverages

Hosted Soda & Juice Bar Cash Bar for Additional Beverages

Upgrade to Hosted Wine & Beer for $13 per guest HORS D’OEUVRES Displayed Artisan Cheeses with Fresh Fruit and Flat Breads

Sliced Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Sweet Red Onions, Basil, Olive Oil and Garlic Potatoes au Gratin

BEVERAGE SERVICE

Hosted Wine & Beer Bar

TRAY PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES Coconut Prawns served with Ginger Passion Fruit Dip

Seasonal Vegetables with Herbed Butter

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

— Choice of SEATED or BUFFET Dinner —

Assorted Breads and Rolls

MAINS (Pre-selected choice of one entrée. Create a duet entrée for an

SEATED DINNER

DESSERT

Broiled Escalope of Salmon with our Signature Chimichurri

MAINS (Pre-selected choice of one entrée. Create a duet entrée for an additional $7 per guest.)

Roasted Breast of Chicken with Artichoke Hearts served on Wilted Greens with Light Lemon Cream Grilled Pepper Flat Iron Steak with Cabernet Demi-Glace and Glazed Shallots

Wedding Cake

additional $8 per guest.)

Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic and Chive Butter SIDES Assorted Baby Greens with Gorgonzola, Grapes and Toasted Walnuts with Sherry Vinaigrette Roasted Red Potatoes with Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper

SIDES

Seasonal Vegetables with Chive Butter

California Blend of Baby Lettuce, Cucumbers, Grape Tomatoes and House Vinaigrette

Assorted Breads and Rolls

Rice Pilaf with Fresh Herbs Seasonal Vegetable Sauté

DESSERT Wedding Cake

Assorted Breads and Rolls

*Taxes and Service Charge Additional

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EVENING RECEPTION PACKAGES THE GRANDE DINNER $129 per guest** 4 Hour Reception DJ Entertainment BEVERAGE SERVICE Arrival Glass of House Champagne Free-Flowing House Champagne Hosted Standard Bar DISPLAYED HORS D ’OEUVRES Charcuterie and Grilled Vegetables TRAY-PASSED HORS D ’OEUVRES Baked Crab Stuffed Mushrooms Glazed Salmon Bite served on Cucumber Round MAINS (Pre-selected choice of one entrée. Create a duet entrée for an additional $8 per guest.)

Center Cut Filet Mignon with Vintage Port and Veal Demi-glace Roasted Prawns with Tomatoes, Saffron, Leeks and Cream SIDES Butter Lettuce and Radicchio with Pecorino and Lemon Sabayon Dressing Potatoes au Gratin Season’s Best Baby Vegetables with Herb Butter Assorted Breads and Rolls DESSERT Wedding Cake Boxed Chocolate Truffles

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REHEARSAL DINNER PACKAGES OLD TOWN REHEARSAL DINNER* $69 per guest**

LITTLE ITALY REHEARSAL DINNER* $75 per guest**

3 Hour Event Time

3 Hour Event Time

Background Music

Background Music

BEVERAGE SERVICE

BEVERAGE SERVICE

Arrival Glass of Sangria

Arrival glass of House Champagne

Hosted Sangria, Mexican Beers and Margaritas

Free-Flowing House Champagne

Cash Bar for Additional Beverages

Hosted Wine & Beer Bar

DISPLAYED HORS D ’OEUVRES

Cash Bar for Additional Beverages

Tortilla Chips with Salsa and Guacamole

TRAY PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES

MAINS

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Sizzling Fajita Style Chicken Steak and/or Shrimp SIDES Caesar Salad Warm Flour Tortillas and Corn Tortillas Spanish Rice Sonora Style Beans Sour Cream, Shredded Jack and Cheddar Cheese, Pickled Jalapenos and Carrots DESSERT Churros with Caramel Sauce

*Rehearsal Dinner Packages are not available on Saturday evenings. **Tax and Service Charge Additional

Breaded Parmesan Artichoke Hearts served with Lemon Garlic Aioli

Host your rehearsal dinner or wedding-related event on a Hornblower yacht and receive a

10% discount when your reception is held at The Abbey. Choose from 7 yachts for groups of 30 to 1,200 guests.

PERFECT FOR PRE- AND POST- WEDDING ACTIVITIES:

Rehearsal Dinners Showers Brunch

Family Sightseeing Tours Bachelorette Parties Cocktail Cruises

MAINS (choose two, a third may be added for $7 per guest)

Antipasti Chopped Salad with Salami and Provolone Grilled Chicken with Lemon, Capers and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Baked Ziti with Four Cheeses and Herbed Bread Crumbs Baked Tomato and Zucchini Oreganata Herbed Garlic Focaccia DESSERT Tray Passed Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

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ALTERNATIVE MENUS

WEDDING ENHANCEMENTS

We can prepare a menu to accommodate any dietary restriction.

Consider these touches to brighten your big day.

VEGETARIAN ENTRÉE OPTIONS

A LA CARTE HORS D’ OEUVRES

MAINS (choose one)

Warm Artichoke and Spinach Gratin on Crisp Baguettes............................................ $7 per guest

Timpano with Penne Pasta Tower of Grilled Zucchini, Eggplant & Roasted Red Peppers layered with Penne Pasta in a Bechamel Sauce, Resting on Wilted Spinach, Leeks & Fennel, topped with Zesty Pomodoro Portobello Mushroom Tower of Smoky Vegetables from the Grill, Wilted Greens, Roasted Sweet Red Pepper Coulis Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Crispy Baked Tofu with Honey-Sesame Glaze and served on Brown Rice Polenta Lasagna Fresh Spinach and Herbed Ricotta, Grilled Vegetables & Polenta with Smoked Coulis Vegan option available

CHILDREN’S MENU (4-12 year olds)

Chicken Fingers, Fries, Fresh Fruit and a Brownie Children’s Rate is $65 after minimums are met.

Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Display Fresh Herbs, Hummus, Pita............................. $7 per guest Warm Baked Brie Imported Brie, Tart-Sweet Apricots, Almonds, Puff Pastry, Crisp Flatbread, Seasonal Fruits, Assortment of Nuts........................................... $8 per guest Artisan Cheese & Fruit Local and European Cheeses, Seasonal Fruits, Assorted Flatbreads, Fruit Chutney, Assortment of Nuts............................................. $8 per guest Chilled Prawns on a Bed of Shaved Ice, Classic Cocktail Sauce..... $48/dozen

TRAY-PASSED Spanakopita Fresh Spinach, Feta Cheese, Flaky Phyllo Dough Pockets...............................................$4.25 per piece Mini Philadelphia Cheesesteak with Sweet Caramelized Onions................... $4.50 per piece Thai Chicken Satay Grilled Skewers of Tender Chicken, Peanut Sauce...................................................$4.75 per piece Smoky Chicken Quesadillas Roasted Vegetables, Salsa Fresca....................$4.75 per piece Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Delicate Scallops, Smoky Bacon....................$5.25 per piece

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Crispy Crab Cakes Bite-Size Cakes of Sweet Crab, Rémoulade Sauce...............................................$5.25 per piece Ahi Tuna-Wasabi Bites Seared Sushi-Grade Tuna, Spicy Wasabi Cream, Won Ton Crisps................................................. $5.25 per piece

LATE NIGHT FARE A LA CARTE Tri-colored Tortilla Chips with Salsa Fresca and Guacamole..................................................$7.50 per guest Build Your Own Nacho Bar ................................ $8 per guest CHOICE OF FOUR ITEMS BELOW $16 per guest Classic Slider with Soft Cheddar Cheese on Mini Roll..........$4.50 per guest Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings with Sesame Seeds.............................................$4.50 per guest Jalapeño Poppers with Ranch Dip................................................ $4.25 per guest Garlic Wedge Cut Fries...................................$5.50 per guest Mini Cheese Pizzas..........................................$6.50 per guest Stuffed Potato Skins with Bacon, Cheddar Cheese & Sour Cream....................................................$5.75 per guest Cookie and a Shot of Milk...............................$3.75 per guest


WEDDING ENHANCEMENTS Consider these touches to brighten your big day.

ULTIMATE CANDY STATION Starting at $8 per person*

Let us take the favors off your hands with our Ultimate Candy Station. Guests help themselves to a variety of sweet treats to eat on-site or take with them. Candy varies, and we can customize to match a theme/color if you like! Candy Station includes candy, various shapes and sized of candy jars, scoops and to-go containers.

CLASSIC ENHANCEMENT PACKAGE $10 per guest*

Red Carpet Arrival Silver Showplates Colored Napkins Boxed Truffles A LA CARTE OPTIONS Chair Sleeves.......................................................$7.00 per chair Colored Napkins............................ starting at $1.00 per person

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY Our experienced photographers are familiar with interior and exterior lighting at The Abbey, so even your candid photos are assured to be of the finest quality. TRANSPORTATION Motor coaches, trolleys & limousines WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY The Abbey is wheelchair accessible on the main level only. The Abbey is a registered historic building and cannot be changed structurally and therefore does not have an elevator to the upper balcony. We are happy to accommodate guests with mobility issues on the main level. PARKING There are hundreds of spaces one block east in Balboa Park, which are free and open to the public. This parking area is accessible at the corner of Upas Street and 6th Avenue. Some parking restrictions apply. You and your guests are welcome to park any place around The Abbey as well. All meters are free after 6 pm and all day on Sundays and holidays.

ENTERTAINMENT DANCE, BACKGROUND OR EASY LISTENING Our versatile musicians can play the dance hits of the ‘40s through today, as well as a variety of jazz, standards and popular favorites for your dining and listening pleasure. Dance, Background or Easy-Listening Solo Keyboard or Guitar................................. starting at $850 DJ Dancing...................................................... starting at $950 Karaoke with DJ (one person)...................... starting at $1,250 Dance Band or Background Dinner Music Please consult your wedding sales manager...............prices vary SPECIALTY MUSIC Big Band, Country Western, Caribbean/Reggae, Latin/Mexican Fiesta, Disco, R&B, Hip Hop, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, current Top 40 or Classical. PHOTO BOOTH Includes props and a thumb drive of all the files.............$1,200

Colored Overlays.............................................$2.00 per person

EVENT ENHANCEMENTS Take advantage of our full-service event coordination and let us attend to every detail to complete your event. Our prices are competitive, our service impeccable, and our quality excellent. CUSTOM FLORALS Let us take the guesswork out of your floral needs. Our professional florists are experienced at designing arrangements to further enhance the ambience of your event.

*Taxes and Service Charge Additional

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San Diego Wedding Guide 2018  

San Diego Wedding Guide 2018