Aptos Wedding Venue
1 Seascape Resort Drive
Aptos, California 95003
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Spread out along the bluffs overlooking Monterey Bay, this resort definitely lives up to its name. From almost any vantage point, inside or out, you have sweeping ocean vistas, and if you’re one of those people who comes alive in the sea air (and who isn’t?), you’ll find the surroundings here quite rejuvenating.
Take the ceremony spot, for example: It’s an expanse of lawn on top of a bluff, set against a postcard-beautiful backdrop of cypress trees and shimmering sea. The miniforest at the edge of the property is a favorite place for the bride and groom to have their pictures taken, and a short path leads down to the beach for a walk along the sand.
Receptions are held indoors in a variety of banquet rooms. The largest, the Seascape Room, has a light, airy feel and fabulous ocean views. Smaller weddings take place in the Riviera Room, which has one wall of windows that face the bay and another that overlooks the treetops. A skylight adds to the natural light in the space. Probably the most popular room for intimate gatherings is the Bayview Room. It not only faces the ocean, but has its own terrace. For a very small party or rehearsal dinner, reserve the Peninsula Room. It, too, benefits from an abundance of windows as well as views of the bay and tree-studded bluff.
All of these spaces, along with additional rooms, are also available for meetings. Each one has state-of-the-art audio, video, computer, high-speed internet and modem connections. Another huge benefit are the in-house professional meeting, wedding and special event planners who will assist you with the planning and execution of your event.
Whether you’re getting married or hosting a meeting, conference or retreat here, Seascape is a great place to bring your guests for an extended stay. All of the accommodations (from suites to two-bedroom beach villas) have decks or patios, kitchenettes and fireplaces, and many have direct ocean views. You can go for a dip in one of three heated pools and hot spas, or take advantage of the tennis courts, gym and Olympic-size pool at the Seascape Sports Club. Sanderlings, the on-site restaurant, offers dining with sweeping ocean vistas. Nearby there are award-winning golf courses, and, of course, the Santa Cruz/Monterey/Carmel coastline is one of the most spectacular stretches of coast in the country. So, if you’re tempted to turn your event into a vacation, go ahead—Seascape makes it easy.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Wedding Bluff accommodates 250 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The resort holds 50–250 seated indoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: 8 rooms accommodate 35–400 guests.
For weddings or special events, a nonrefundable $2,000 deposit is required to reserve your date. Ceremony site fees start at $1,000. Wedding packages start at $95/person including catering and room rental. Seated meals for non-wedding special events or business functions start at $35/person; alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge are additional.
For special events or day meetings, the banquet room rental fee ranges $400–1,200/day, with catering à la carte. Meeting packages are available that include meals, refreshment breaks, banquet/meeting room rentals and basic audiovisual.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: rentable suites
Meeting Equipment: fully equipped
Parking: on site for 500 guests
Accommodations: 285 suites and villas
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: Pacific Ocean panorama
Other: coordination, theme and beach events, complimentary night stay for bride & groom
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK with limits
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, confetti, birdseed or uncontained candles
Year-round, daily, 7am–11pm. Wedding receptions are held on Saturdays and Sundays in the Seascape Room, 4pm–9:30pm; or in the Riviera or Bayview Rooms, 1pm–6:30pm. For meetings or conferences, please call the sales department.
Alternate Info: Seascape Resort