Manhattan Beach Wedding Venue
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Southern California’s upscale coastal community of Manhattan Beach is cool ... cool, as in trendy and hip, as in designer sunglasses, fashionable bistros, and miles of roller blade trails…cool, as in refreshing ocean breezes, bodysurfing, and the provocative fragrance of seashells…cool, as in the Manhattan Beach Marriott.
The interior of this contemporary resort hotel seems inspired by a modern sandcastle, like those found along the nearby shore. Crafted in marble and stone, the magnificent lobby boasts sleek columns and mottled marble floors that glisten in the diffused light from lofty windows and skylights. Tropical floral displays, exotic accents, and furnishings in lively hues add flashes of color to the polished space.
In the middle of the lobby, twin marble staircases descend, merging at a landing in front of a rock garden with abstract glass rods depicting the reeds along the ocean. From here the stairways continue downward until they reach the Garden Terrace Patio and the adjoining outdoor Garden Terrace where wedding ceremonies are held.
At the center of the cobbled Garden Terrace, a rectangular water feature flows out into a small lake below, and the wedding arch frames the couple against a picturesque backdrop. The hotel overlooks the Manhattan Beach Marriott golf course, so from the expansive terrace everyone is treated to the fairways’ verdant panorama. Out on the greens, a pond with a petite footbridge and quaint grotto attracts the area’s wildlife. This fresh, serene atmosphere feels more like an exclusive country club than a hotel—just one of the reasons weddings are so popular here.
For the reception, choose from several event spaces, each with its own distinctive attractions. The Terrace Ballroom and Foyer are right on the Garden Level, and windows look out to the terrace or the turquoise pool. “Casual Resort” is the theme of the Manhattan Ballroom. Plantation ferns brighten the corners, and plush carpeting in tropical colors adorns both the Ballroom and the adjacent Prefunction Area. This is a terrific space for the cocktail hour, with a row of floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Garden Terrace and golf course. For an intimate and utterly private affair, consider reserving the Parkview. Its foyer features greenery overflowing from long planters, and picture windows that showcase the rolling fairways. The room has hand-blown Murano glass chandeliers, attractive artwork, and a crisp, uncluttered look.
The Marriott’s wedding planners have put together comprehensive packages that even include a made-to-order cake and those (usually hidden) tax and service charges. Ah, lucky you—starting at $127 per person, you can have a fabulous experience here, complete with all the amenities and exceptional service. And Manhattan Beach Marriott’s very cool ambiance? Well, it’s on the house.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Terrace holds up to 450 guests outdoors, the Manhattan Ballroom up to 450 seated indoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Several spaces seat 130–450 guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Several spaces accommodate 20–900 guests seated theater-style.
25% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date; an additional 50% is due 90 days prior to the event and the balance is due 7 days prior. Wedding packages run $95–215/person and include the first hour of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, a wedding cake, champagne toast, 4-course meal, choice of linens, and a complimentary suite for the bridal couple. Alcohol is additional. A $2,000 ceremony fee is additional.
For other types of events, lunches range $35–58/person, dinners $48–70/person. Room rental fees may apply, depending on food and beverage minimums.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, or BYO ethnic and kosher catering only
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: valet or self-parking
Accommodations: 385 guest rooms
Telephone: pay phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Kosher: can bring your own kosher caterer
View: golf course, pond
Other: event coordination
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, or corkage $15+/bottle
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Other: no rice, birdseed or fog machines
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, anytime.