Manhattan Beach Wedding Venue
401 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
We love beach chic for a Southern California wedding, and that’s exactly what this two-story, Cape Cod-style confection of a Manhattan Beach venue serves up—along with fabulous service and outstanding fare. Tucked away in a private garden just a short walk from the sandy shore (where beach ceremonies are an option), Verandas Beach House and its coastal ambiance will make you feel as if the honeymoon has already begun.
An ornate wrought-iron gate invites you behind the high white walls and into a fragrant little oasis, complete with manicured lawn and pathways, trellises, two petite waterfalls an exquisite koi pond full of flowering water plants and jewel-bright fish. Sunlit and dazzling by day, trimmed in twinkling lights at night, it’s an entrancing setting for a wedding ceremony or a garden party.
A grand staircase, ideal for dramatic entrances and group photos, leads from the garden to the patio lounge upstairs. Furnished with comfortable outdoor sofas, it’s perfect for chilling and chatting al fresco. Then, when you set foot inside the house, you’ll think you’ve been swept away to some faraway sundrenched place: Design details like soft seashell colorations against crisp white contrasts, luxurious fabrics, and surprising textures suggest the sand and the sea.
Have a champagne cocktail or some other specially concocted libation in the enticing white wainscoted vestibule with its driftwood accents and black marble bar, then step into a capacious chamber with handsome French hardwood flooring and a beautiful lounge area with expansive windows that frame an ocean view. A wonderful environment for exchanging vows, a cocktail reception, dining or dancing, it will elevate any event and infuse it with a fresh, easy elegance.
From here, another stunning staircase (there’s an elevator as well) descends to more lovely spaces, but you might want to pause on the landing—which is large enough to seat a string quartet and a super spot for photos—to bask in the opulent atmosphere. Downstairs the “swept away” experience continues. The exquisitely appointed bride’s room and restrooms have a gracious spa-like ambiance, but the real show-stopper is the large skylit banquet room in which flashes of white play against sophisticated neutral shades, sumptuous textures and coastal details to create a rich yet contemporary tone.
The final element that makes this luxurious beach house an extraordinary event site is New York Food Company, renowned for their talented catering team and brilliantly presented cuisine. These creative professionals will have you and your guests believing, for an enchanted moment in time, that you’re the very fortunate residents of your own seaside estate.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Verandas Beach House holds up to 250 seated, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The entire facility can accommodate up to 250.
For weddings: A $4,000 payment, which is applied toward the event total, is required to book the site. A second payment for half the estimated total is due 6 months prior to the event. The guaranteed guest count is due 14 days prior, and the final balance is due 9 days before the event. The venue rental fee ranges $3,000–8,000 depending on the day of the week and time frame. During the off-season (November 1st–May 30th), it ranges $2,000–6,000. There’s an additional charge for a garden ceremony ($1,700) or a beach ceremony ($4,000). Catering pricing, which also includes exclusive use of the property, a personal event coordinator and complimentary parking, starts at $70/person for food and $16/person for beverages.
For business functions Monday–Thursday, 8am–5pm: Breakfast meetings start at $15/person, luncheon meetings at $18/person. A $1,500 room rental fee and an $850 food minimum apply for events taking place Monday–Thursday, 8am–5pm.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided by New York Food Company
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: attended lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: ocean and garden
Other: event design and coordination; sound system
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house or BYO
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for all vendors
Weddings take place year-round, daily, 11am–4pm or 6pm–11pm. Additional hours can be accommodated for an extra fee.
Alternate Info: Verandas, Manhattan Beach