Laguna Hills Wedding Venue
25205 La Paz Road
Laguna Hills, California 92653
If first impressions make a lasting impression, 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 special events.
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 ambiance and are all 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 glass-tile 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 whatever atmosphere you desire: Choose shades of blue or purple for a sultry, nightclub feeling, or use pink or amber tones for something more romantic or festive. Chiavari chairs (available in a selection of colors) add a sophisticated touch.
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.
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 and TV monitor, and can double as a cigar lounge.
Couples getting married here have two additional ceremony options: the Garnet Gallery and poolside. All ceremonies include the rehearsal and the assistance of an on-staff coordinator.
The hotel’s wedding packages offer a long list of amenities: a champagne toast, the meal, wedding cake, linens, lighting, dance floor, and more. And when the wedding comes to a close, the newlyweds can retire to their complimentary room, where a sweet gift of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries awaits. The next morning, they’ll enjoy a complimentary breakfast in bed or in the hotel restaurant.
Close to beaches, art galleries, shopping, fine dining, local attractions and more, The Hills Hotel is a convenient choice for a destination wedding.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 300 seated guests indoors and 150 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Crystal Ballroom can accommodate 300 seated or 400 standing guests indoors. The poolside area holds 80 seated or 100 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 400 guests seated theater-style.
A deposit is required to reserve your date. 50% of the estimated balance is due 180 days prior, and the balance is due 14 days prior to the event. Packages start at $55/person. Tax, alcohol and a service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house or BYO with approval
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: Chiavari chairs included
Linens, Silver, etc.: floor length satin linens included
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: complimentary in large lot, or valet service, extra fee
Accommodations: 147 guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: panorama of hills and mountains
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house or BYO wine with corkage fee
Smoking: outdoor terraces only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required unlessproviding outside catering
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, anytime.
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