Redondo Beach, California 90277
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Why We Like This Place
This is a true story: The Chart House of Redondo Beach can trace its origins to a 1960s surf-safari. That’s right—legendary longboarders Buzzy Bent and Joey Cabell surfed their way down the West Coast on an enviable twofold mission: to find the best surf in California and a stellar restaurant location. When the duo reached the Redondo Beach breakwaters, they knew they’d hit pay dirt—they had not only discovered a surfing paradise, but also a building with unsurpassed ocean views and beach access.
After an extensive remodel by the noted architect Kendrick Bangs Kellog, the Chart House opened in 1969 and has enjoyed renown as both an exceptional restaurant and event venue for over three decades.
Built on sturdy piers, the Chart House is a contemporary, low-profile, cream stucco building with a red-tile hipped roof. Huge beams and pillars define the restaurant’s newly renovated, smartly dressed interior, while a ribbon of tinted windows around the perimeter heightens the sense of space and provides guests with a breathtaking seascape. Diners enjoy a rare 180-degree view of the Pacific Ocean from anywhere in the house. During winter’s high tides, a window seat is a giddy ride, as the surf thunders and splashes against the glass. On chillier days, a fireplace in the restaurant’s lounge area adds warmth and comfort.
If you’re having a large event, reserve the entire restaurant so guests can mingle freely and enjoy the facility’s amenities: an upscale circular bar with snazzy lighting fixtures, new furnishings with royal blue accents, and a wall hung with sepias of lifeguards, red cars and images of Redondo Beach in a more innocent era. We particularly liked the hand-blown glass art situated near the entry.
Smaller-scale parties can raise their glasses for a toast in the Sunset Room, a private space offering an expansive view of the north coast. This room can be completely separated from the rest of the dining area by simply closing its glass doors.
The Chart House is one of the only places in the South Bay where you can get married on the beach, and weddings here are conducted with ease. As you might imagine, sunset is often the preferred hour for ceremonies, with couples exchanging vows barefoot, right on the sand. It’s a glorious tableau, with the sun’s last shimmering light preserving the moment in a golden glow.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 100
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
- Max. Seated Indoors: 225
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 225
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated: 100
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, overlooking the ocean, the site seats up to 100 guests; outdoors, the beach holds up to 300 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: For daytime receptions when the restaurant is closed, the venue can accommodate up to 225 seated indoors. Evening receptions are held in a private room that seats up to 90 guests (65 with a dance floor) or up to 100 for a rehearsal dinner or other nighttime special event.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your date. The reception package is $850. For an indoor ceremony, add $10/person. Beach ceremony packages range $2,200–2,500. Plated entrées range $41–85/person and buffets range $51–61/person. Tax, alcohol, and service charge are additional. Food & beverage minimums may apply to specific times, days and rooms.
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, extra fee
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: included during the day; valet only at night, $5/car
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: 180-degree ocean view, coastline vistas, Redondo Beach Harbor and sailboats
Other: event coordination
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Beach Wedding Ceremony
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: designated area only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required