Long Beach Wedding Venue
701 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90831
We’ve been in enough big hotels to know that their glamour, architectural grandeur and high style can sometimes be a little overwhelming, impersonal or even intimidating. Happily this is not the case with the award-winning Hilton Long Beach, a lovely first-class hotel with a warm and inviting atmosphere. This is no accident: the staff at the Hilton Long Beach Hilton takes its motto—"Come home to Hilton"—to heart, and they will go out of their way to ensure your wedding or special event is a wildly successful affair.
The Hilton’s friendly ambiance is apparent as soon as you drive under the hotel’s grand porte-cochre and encounter the winning smiles of the valet and concierge. A polished marble staircase (where newlyweds often pose for pictures) leads to the hotel’s lobby, whose congenial feeling and international flavor set the tone for the entire hotel. Here, objets d’art from around the world are showcased.
An escalator from the lobby leads to the second-floor Promenade, a wide carpeted foyer decorated with works of art. Double doors open into the Hilton’s enormous International Ballroom, an ideal venue for weddings and receptions of Cecil B. De Mille proportions. Tastefully carpeted in green and chocolate brown hues, and featuring modern geometric chandeliers, it’s a refined and elegant space. If your reception is on a smaller scale, the Ballroom’s airwalls can be moved to create a more intimate spot, or you can stage your event in the Catalina Ballroom. Painted in a light blush, and with east- and west-facing windows, it lends a pleasing, natural light to any reception.
If your heart is set on an outdoor ceremony, then you’ll appreciate the Garden Lanai, a beautifully landscaped garden terrace adorned with wrought-iron lampposts. Forming an elevated bridge between the World Trade Center and the Hilton, and surrounding the flag-festooned Trade Center Plaza, the Garden Lanai is a refreshingly open site for exchanging vows in front of up to 250 admiring guests.
For those of you who’ve come to Long Beach to mix business with pleasure, you’ll find the new Executive Meeting Center next door to the Hilton more than accommodating. Twelve conference rooms and over 12,000 square feet of dedicated state-of-the-art meeting space include such thoughtful amenities as ergonomically designed chairs and an on-site business concierge. After a hard day’s work, the luxuries at the Hilton will be extra-appreciated. A large health club, a fine-dining restaurant and a beauty salon help guests relax and unwind. The recently renovated guestrooms are another soothing amenity: the forward décor is understated chic, with rich, earthy textures and colors contributing to a stylishly comfortable milieu. Most appreciated will probably be the plush pillowtop mattresses on the Hilton "Suite Dreams" king-size beds, which offer newlyweds and business travelers even more pampering.
The Hilton Long Beach has already proven itself to be a popular wedding spot—and for good reason. If you envision your celebration or corporate function in a classy setting with a welcoming feel, then the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center is the place you want to be.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, the location holds up to 800 seated guests; outdoors up to 300 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The International Ballroom seats up to 700 guests, the Catalina Ballroom up to 250 guests. The Pacific Room holds up to 100 seated guests.
25% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 72 hours days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $500–10,000 depending on the food and beverage totals. Meals start at $85/person. Tax, alcohol and a 12% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided or BYO, licensed server
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
Parking: valet $12/car or self-parking $7/car
Accommodations: 393 guestrooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQs
Other: wedding coordination, ice carvings, cakes
Meeting Equipment: full range CBA, extra charge
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: may be required
Other: no fog machines
Year-round, daily, anytime.
Alternate Info: Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center