Laguna Beach Wedding Venue
425 South Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, California 92651
The first grand hotel to grace Laguna Beach and the getaway of choice for Golden Age of Hollywood movie stars like Errol Flynn, John Barrymore, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, iconic Hotel Laguna is viewed with equal reverence by locals and visitors. Situated in the heart of Downtown Laguna Beach, this landmark building’s delightful blend of Old World charm and California-casual style has been pleasing guests for decades…and it’s still an oceanfront favorite.
The small private beach at the foot of the property is perhaps the most popular spot in the area for an outdoor wedding ceremony. Couples can get married here with the ocean quite literally at their feet and the surf tumbling in a few yards away. Larger outdoor ceremonies are held in the hotel’s lovely Rose Garden, with its Victorian gazebo and Spanish-tile fountain. Surrounded by climbing bougainvillea, colorful hibiscus, and—of course—roses, it’s also a great place to stage anything from a cocktail reception to a rocking dance party.
But for a party that’s practically on the beach, there’s no place like the Laguna Room. Outfitted with fresh white curtains and champagne-colored carpeting, it has a built-in dance floor, oak-andgranite bar, private restrooms and a small foyer/lounge. Its ceiling slopes down to sliding glass windows that frame an expansive ocean view and open onto the Laguna Room balcony, situated right over the beach. Revelers can dance here, indoors or out, with ocean breezes to keep them naturally cool—and the acoustics inside are excellent.
But these aren’t the only options for entertaining in this vibrant and widely adored venue. Serve up cocktails or bites in the Catalina Room, where a highly polished granite fireplace set on a wide granite platform with built-in granite benches is large enough to act as a small stage. Windows and doors provide access to the OceanView Bar & Grill’s terrace, outdoor walkways and panoramic Pacific views. Party often? How about sipping in Claes’ Wine Cellar, where the rich Merlot-colored carpet, handcrafted floor-to-ceiling mahogany wine cabinets, and a cherrywood chef’s table create a subtly glamorous dining ambiance. The smoked glass vitrine full of the owner’s food and wine competition medals speaks to this venue’s award-winning culinary expertise. Or gather your small group of guests for a private rehearsal dinner or extra-intimate reception in the handsomely appointed San Clemente Room, located inside the Claes Dining Room. This cozy event space shares décor elements and gorgeous views with the dining room—which, incidentally, can be bought out for private functions.
When the celebration is over, don’t make the mistake of leaving right away. The artsy community of Laguna Beach has so much to offer, and this is the perfect home away from home from which to enjoy it. Snag the Bogart or Errol Flynn suite, book an après-party at OceanView Bar & Grill, and ease into a little vacation fun on California’s own Riviera.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds up to 150 seated guests outdoors, and white chairs are provided.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 150 seated or 180 standing guests indoors, and 130 seated or 180 standing outdoors
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat up to 180 guests.
A deposit in the amount of the rental fee is required to reserve your date. The estimated event total balance is due 14 days prior to the event. The rental fee for a ceremony and reception is $2,500 with a ceremony in the Victorian Rose Garden or $3,000 with a ceremony on the beach. The fee includes the ceremony and reception sites with full guest seating, an overnight stay with champagne in the Bridal Suite for the couple, and a 2-hour changing room for the groom and groomsmen. The Bridal Suite serves as the bride’s dressing room during the day. Room rental fees for a reception only range $200–1,000 depending on the space rented. Meals range $28–75/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided, or BYO
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes, with ceremony
Meeting Equipment: some provided, or BYO
Parking: valet available; self-parking nearby
Accommodations: 65 guest rooms
Telephone: house or guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: fountain, garden, courtyard; panorama of ocean and coastline
Other: spa services, AV equipment, event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.
Alternate Info: Laguna Hotel Laguna Beach