Malibu Wedding Venue
33572 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90265
Poised on a flat bluff overlooking the wide blue backdrop of the Pacific, this two-acre, oceanfront private estate is an exceptionally dramatic locale for any occasion. Beauty greets you at every turn: Majestic Monterey cypress are silhouetted against the sky, an acre of velvety lawn
spreads all the way to the end of the bluff, and on summer nights the cliff-edge gazebo is backlit by the setting sun. The nautical white Victorian home, reminiscent of the East Coast Hamptons, is generally not available for events, but the gorgeous grounds, festooned with roses and multicolored blooms, leave little to be desired.
Most celebrations are held on the bluff’s expansive lawn. Here a large brick patio beneath towering cypress trees works perfectly for a buffet setup, and every table on the grass has an ocean view. The white gazebo, spacious enough for the bride and all her bridesmaids, also serves as a classic frame for wedding photos as well as displaying and cutting the cake.
For smaller receptions or seaside ceremonies, walk down through Palm Canyon to the secluded beach patio, where young Marilyn Monroe attended many luaus. As you descend, you’ll see hundreds of phoenix, Mexican fantail and date palms, some of them over 150 feet tall! The tropicalstyle beach bar and patio, really a series of three lushly landscaped brick and adobe terraces that end on the sand, is an intimate and romantic spot to exchange vows. The couple stands with their backs to the crashing surf, while guests seated on the palm-shaded lawn have a view of the sea. The patio also boasts a delightful bamboo cabana. With canvas rollback windows and wired for sound, it’s a sublime place to spend an evening listening to your favorite music, sipping mai tais and watching the moon drop into the sea.
Cypress Sea Cove hosts many types of events, including corporate barbecues and private parties, but the estate’s owners have a particular fondness for weddings and provide a cottage just for the bride. In addition, the owners can suggest several experienced wedding and special event planning companies that will help make your event worry-free. A New York Times pick as one of the best wedding locations in the U.S., this stunning waterfront venue is truly a little piece of paradise found.
CEREMONY, RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The formal lawn holds up to 300 seated guests. The lower beach patio can accommodate up to 50 guests.
The rental fee ranges $8,000–20,000 depending on the season, date selected and group size. A cleaning fee may be additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: prep area for outdoor caterers
Tables & Chairs: BYO
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair access CBA
Dance Floor: BYO
Bride’s Dressing Area: Bridal Cottage with restroom
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO, wireless internet provided
Parking: shuttle or valet
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: yes
View: 180-degree panorama of Pacific Ocean and beach; palm trees and sunsets
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: not restricted
Music: amplified OK with time & volume restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Year-round, daily, including holidays.
Alternate Info: Mandalay Palms Estate