Malibu Wedding Venue
30756 West Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90265
Standing at the edge of the ocean between Zuma State Beach and Broad Beach, the Malibu West Beach Club occupies 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 facility’s 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.
This private club has provided beach access to countless families since it was built in 1962. 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 bright and airy event space, which is on the top floor, is essentially one large room with a high vaulted ceiling and an adjacent deck. It’s clean, simple and unadorned as can be—a blank canvas on which to create your own decoration. Of course, the sunsets, visible through the club’s glass façade, complement any décor.
Speaking of sunsets, that’s when most ceremonies take place. Guests are seated facing the ocean on the tiled 50-foot-wide deck, while bride and groom tie the knot under a flower-covered arch or chuppah. Afterwards, the newlyweds go down to the beach for wedding photos. All the elements are there for fabulous pictures: sun, sand, ocean—there’s even a Baywatch-style lifeguard tower on which everyone can pose for a group shot.
Generally, dinner and dancing are indoor activities, while sipping champagne, sampling hors d’oeuvres and lingering over a setting sun all take place on the deck. If you prefer, tables can be set up on the deck for an al fresco reception. From your ocean-front perch, you’ll feel the cool breezes and taste the tang of sea salt in the air. At night, you can look up and see millions of stars.
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.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The oceanview deck holds 150 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds up to 200 seated or 250 standing guests. 150 or fewer is suggested for weddings, if you want everyone in the same room at the same time.
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 $4,340–6,340 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 $2,340.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: BYO, bonded and licensed
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
Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: on street, limited on site, valet service recommended
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
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
Banquet 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
Year-round, daily, 8am–1am, in 12-hour blocks.