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The Hills Hotel

Laguna Hills Wedding Venue
25205 La Paz Road
Laguna Hills, California 92653

Contact: Catering Director
Phone: 949/586-5000
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Host your wedding between July 1st and November 30th, 2015 and receive the following:
• Discounted Ceremony Package
• Mediterranean Sampler Appetizer Display
• 1 Complimentary Sleeping Room

For more details contact the Catering Department at 949/586-5000 or

Why We Like This Place

If first impressions are the most indelible, then The Hills Hotel is a place you’re definitely going to remember. After a multi-million dollar transformation, this boutique hotel is now a trendy, upscale venue for weddings.

A grand staircase leads up to the Mezzanine level, where you’ll find five event spaces that you can use in the way that best suits your wedding or private party. Guests can mingle in any of the four prefunction areas, which flow from one to another. Each has its own look and all are set with cocktail tables that feature large crystal vases filled with white branches. Walls are covered in light gray leather panels, an understated backdrop to the iridescent crystal sign that announces the adjoining ballroom.

Embossed, custom-designed doors open to the Crystal Ballroom, which lives up to its name. Formal and elegant, it’s outfitted with crown molding, mirror-backed wall sconces and six glittering beaded crystal chandeliers ringed with sparkling “candles.” The walls have a subtle shimmer, thanks to ground crystals embedded in the pearl-colored paper. Colored LED lights in the coffered ceiling allow you to create the perfect ambiance: Choose shades of blue or purple for a sultry, nightclub feeling, or use pink or amber tones for something more romantic or festive.

Ceremonies can take place in the Crystal Ballroom, but they’re often held in the Veranda, an atrium-style corridor that runs the length of the ballroom. Light comes from seven crystal chandeliers suspended from the tray ceiling, as well as from a wall of windows overlooking the trees right outside and the mountains in the distance. This area is also well suited for a cocktail reception or a buffet setup during dinner in the ballroom. An additional ceremony option is the Garnet Gallery, done in classic yet modern tones of maroon, purple and gold.

The Crystal Lounge is ideal for relaxing on white tufted benches while sipping cocktails, sampling appetizers and perhaps watching the bride and groom’s life stories playing on TV monitors. The Patio, which is staged with lounge furniture, provides another comfortable spot. It has a fuel-burning fireplace with glittered white star lights that add an extra glow during evening events.

The Crystal Wedding Reception Package offers a long list of amenities: plated, duet and buffet entrée choices; complimentary bride & groom entrées; wedding cake; Chiavari chairs; and much more. The newlyweds also receive a complimentary room, where a sweet gift of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries awaits … and, the next morning they’ll enjoy a complimentary breakfast in bed or in The Hills Café. For couples getting married here, too, there’s a separate ceremony package that includes a celebratory post-ceremony toast with the bridal party.

Close to beaches, art galleries, shopping, fine dining, local attractions and more, The Hills Hotel is a convenient choice for a destination wedding.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 220
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 140

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 280
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 80
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 100


  • Max. Seated: 600

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Crystal Ballroom I and II combined hold 220 seated; the Veranda accommodates 100 seated, and the Garnet Gallery seats 140.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Crystal Ballroom seats 280 and the Garnet Gallery seats 90 for dinner and dancing.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces can accommodate 600 seated guests.

Fees & Deposits

A $3,000 deposit is required to reserve your date. 50% of the estimated balance is due 180 days prior to the event, and the final guaranteed balance is due 14 days prior. Packages start at $70/person. Tax and a 22% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: Chiavari chair upgrade included in ceremony & reception package
Linens, Silver, etc.: floor-length satin linens and tableware included in reception package
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible, available upstairs and downstairs
Dance Floor: included in reception package
Bride’s Dressing Area: included in ceremony package
AV/Meeting Equipment: n/a
Parking: self-parking; valet service recommended for over 200 guests (valet service charge customized for your event)
Accommodations: 147 guest rooms with 2 suites
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: included in ceremony and reception package
View: panorama of hills and mountains

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Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: 20 feet away from any outdoor terrace or entrance
Music: restrictions apply; inquire for DJ policy and other details
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required any outdoor terrace or entrance

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Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily. Events must end by midnight.

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