Malibu, California 90265
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Why We Like This Place
Standing at the edge of the ocean between Zuma State Beach and Broad Beach, the Malibu West Beach Club presides over one of the most desirable slices of real estate in Southern California. Glorious white sand stretches 200 yards from the clubhouse to the breaking surf, and from the second-floor deck there’s a 180-degree panorama of the vast Pacific and miles of Malibu coastline. When it’s clear, you can even see all the way to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands! As an added treat, whales migrate close to shore in the winter months, and almost daily you’ll spot dolphins leaping out of the water as they swim by.
The unassuming two-story structure is partially screened from the street behind some hot pink bougainvillea and evergreen trees; you’d never know it was there if you didn’t go looking for it. The large event space, which occupies the top floor and opens onto the spacious deck, is a bright and airy room with a high vaulted and arched ceiling. Its clean, simple interior is as unadorned as can be—truly a blank canvas where you can create your own decoration. Of course, the sunsets, visible through the club’s glass façade, complement any décor.
Ceremonies are held on the 50-foot deck, with that glorious ocean panorama as a backdrop. Afterwards, the newlyweds may go down to the beach for photos, while their guests remain on the deck to mingle during the cocktail hour and savor the view.
Dinner and dancing take place inside, where everyone can enjoy the fabulous ocean vista through the wall of floor-to-ceiling glass that separates the banquet room from the deck. And throughout the evening, diners are free to step outside to sip wine or champagne, linger over the setting sun or watch the stars come out in the night sky.
In addition to the banquet room, Malibu West also offers a versatile bride’s room. The club has outfitted it with thoughtful amenities to help the ladies primp and prepare—mirrors, vanities, dress racks—and there’s even an ocean view! After the ceremony, it’s also a quiet retreat where the bride and groom can have a moment alone together before the festivities begin; and during the reception this space can be set up as a kiddies’ play area.
As if all this weren’t enough, Malibu West also boasts a knowledgeable, friendly staff that will assist you in selecting vendors that match your vision and your budget. Given its beachfront location, genial ambiance and affordable prices, the Malibu West Beach Club is understandably in demand.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 200
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
- Max. Seated Indoors: 170
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 200
- Max. Seated: 170
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The oceanview deck holds 150 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds up to 170 seated or 250 standing guests. 150 or fewer is suggested for weddings, if you want everyone in the same room at the same time.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
For events, 50% of the rental fee is a nonrefundable deposit required to reserve your date. The remaining balance and a $1,000 refundable security deposit are payable 60 days prior to the event. Weekend and holiday rental fees range $6,250–8,450 depending on guest count. An on-site representative is required for the duration of the event and is included in the rental fee. Midweek rates start at $3,650.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: select from extensive list
Kitchen Facilities: most appliances
Tables & Chairs: provided, 150 chairs and tables for up to 200 guests
Linens, Silver, etc.: caterer or BYO
Restrooms: two are wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: included
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: limited on-street, 7 spaces at the club; valet or shuttle required for larger parties
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access lighting only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BYO
Cleanup: through caterer
View: panoramic ocean views and sunsets, Catalina and Channel Islands, Malibu coastline
Kosher: kosher kitchen CBA
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: BYO; server bonded and licensed
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors until 10pm, volume reduced until midnight
Wheelchair Access: ramp
Insurance: required for caterers not on preferred list
Other: no rice, staples, nails, birdseed or confetti