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 twostory, Cape Cod-style confection of a Manhattan Beach venue serves up—along with fabulous service and outstanding fare. Tucked away in a walled garden just a short walk from the sandy shore (where beach ceremonies are an option), the delightful Verandas Beach House will make you feel as if the honeymoon has already begun.
A black wrought-iron gate invites you behind the high white walls and into a fragrant little oasis, complete with well-groomed lawn and pathways, trellises, two petite waterfalls and a small but 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 casually in rattan, it’s perfect for chilling and chatting outdoors. 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 Mediterranean islands, hilltop villas, the sand and the sea.
Have a Champagne cocktail or some other specially concocted libation in the enticing whitewainscoted vestibule with its driftwood accents and black marble bar, then step into a capacious chamber with handsome French hardwood flooring, a gorgeous white fireplace, and a beautiful lounge area where billowing sheer white curtains drift on Pacific breezes around enormous windows that frame an ocean view. A divine environment for exchanging vows, a cocktail reception, dining or dancing, it will elevate any event and invest 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 Italianate 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 kingdom.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Verandas holds up to 250 seated, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The entire facility can accommodate up to 250.
For weddings: A first payment of $4,000, which is applied toward the event total, is required to book the site. Half the estimated total is due 6 months prior to the event; the balance is due 9 days prior. Event pricing starts at $56/person. The venue rental fee, tax, alcohol and a 22% production fee are additional. For ceremonies, an additional $1,500 is charged. Menus are provided and the venue rental fees range $1,500–8,500 depending on day of week and time frame. All-inclusive midweek wedding packages start at $159/person. Off-season pricing is available between November and June, offering significant discounts on venue rental fees.
For business functions: Breakfast meetings start at $15/person, luncheon meetings at $18/person. A $1,250 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
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: attended lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: restricted use
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: provided
View: ocean and garden
Other: event design and coordination; invitation maps; 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
For weddings: Year-round, daily, 11am–4pm or 6pm–11pm. Additional hours can be accommodated for an extra fee.
Alternate Info: Verandas, Manhattan Beach