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Fairmont Newport Beach

Newport Beach Wedding Venue
4500 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, California 92660

Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 949/476-2001 x4000
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Why We Like This Place

After a $35 million makeover, the Fairmont Newport Beach is considered by many to be Orange County’s finest luxury hotel. From the moment you step into its gleaming lobby, you’ll be impressed with its dramatic new look and feel, and throughout your event here you’ll experience the high level of hospitality and service the Fairmont name is known for worldwide. You’ll also appreciate the hotel’s enviable location:

Set in one of Southern California’s most affluent coastal cities, it’s just a stone’s throw from John Wayne Airport, world-class shopping, a multitude of recreational activities and many local beaches.

The Garden Gazebo, edged with multihued impatiens, has been designed for ceremonies. Secluded from hotel guests and protected by tall palms and ferns, it’s very private and serene. After walking through an evergreen arch, you meet your groom under the ivory gazebo, which can be enhanced with floral garlands. Following the ceremony, the lovely surroundings serve as a picturesque backdrop for photography.

For your reception, choose from among several elegant ballrooms including the spacious Bay Laurel Ballroom, where you can dance the night away under a magnificent chandelier. In the garden-like Orchid Terrace, glass sliders and ceiling fans contribute to the indoor/outdoor feel. For a quintessential Southern California party, entertain your guests in the new Bamboo Garden with its fireplace, fire pit and water feature, or on the glorious Sky Palms pool deck, whose palm trees, umbrellas and cabanas set the stage for a memorable al fresco celebration. The hotel’s cozy bambú Cellar Room is ideal for a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch.

The Fairmont Newport Beach specializes in California cuisine, but they can customize a menu for you. Also, whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a full-scale gala, the hotel’s wedding specialist will work with your wedding coordinator to make sure everything runs smoothly.

To take full advantage of all the Fairmont has to offer, you and your wedding party may want to indulge in an array of soothing treatments in the hotel’s Amadeus spa. With more than 8,000 square feet of space and an extensive menu of services, this sanctuary for body and soul provides the ultimate in urban pampering.

One of California’s most upscale playgrounds, Newport Beach is not only an A-list wedding location, it’s a prime choice for a honeymoon or vacation. So why not extend your stay at this exceptional hotel—you’ll have the pleasure of prolonging your Fairmont experience and treating yourself to a wonderful getaway.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 500
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 500
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 400


  • Max. Seated: 800

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Gazebo accommodates 250 seated and the Bamboo Garden area holds up to 400 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Ballroom/Bamboo Garden hold up to 500, and the Bamboo Room holds up to 200 seated guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Several spaces hold 20–800 seated guests.

Fees & Deposits

For weddings, a nonrefundable deposit of 20% of the estimated total is payable when you make reservations. The estimated balance is payable 14 business days prior to the event start date. Wedding packages range $98–125/person plus applicable tax and a 22% service charge. For ceremonies, the setup fee ranges $3,000–6,000.

For business meetings, room rental fees vary depending on room(s) reserved and services required; call for additional information.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: valet
Accommodations: 444 guest rooms and suites
Telephone: guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: garden

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Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: in-house, BYO for Wine only with corkage fee
Smoking: designated areas
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required

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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Weddings, year-round, daily, 11am–4pm or 6pm–midnight. Business functions or meetings, year-round, daily, anytime.

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