San Pedro Wedding Venue
470 West 7th Street
San Pedro, California 90731
Exciting things are happening in San Pedro these days. Thanks to a spruced up waterfront and a resurgent downtown, locals and tourists alike are flocking to this vibrant area where the First Thursday art walk brings a party atmosphere to the newly created cultural district. Right in the midst of this dynamic neighborhood, supporting unique mom-and-pop stores as well as hip art galleries, is Michael’s Tuscany Room, a beautiful and very romantic wedding and event venue. Owner Michael Cutri has been an integral part of this burgeoning scene for more than a decade (he created the original Marcello’s Restaurant), and his latest endeavor is one gorgeous setting.
Wrought-iron gates and slender trees in terracotta pots adorn the outside of the building, where three sets of French doors are topped with magnificent stained-glass windows. Step inside and you feel like you’ve been transported to an upscale, yet rustic, country home somewhere in Tuscany.
As you take in this soaring, 30-foot-high space, your eye is drawn up to the open-beamed ceiling with its pyramid-shaped skylights and mix of ornate Old World chandeliers. Once one of Mr. Cutri’s warehouses, the room has been lovingly refashioned to capture the charms of his homeland. The walls are sandblasted weathered brick, punctuated with rows of French doors in a rich dark wood. There’s a decorative balcony that runs the length of both sides of the room, creating the illusion of being in an outdoor courtyard. Faux windows and flower boxes brim with colorful blooms, and the fancy wrought-iron railing is laced with green, cascading vines.
Near the back of the room is a gracious, curving staircase that leads up to the mezzanine. Entwined with twinkle lights, it’s perfect for the bride making her grand entrance for a ceremony at the base of the stairs.
Afterwards, guests mingle on the main floor and up on the mezzanine, as they raise a glass of bubbly and toast to amore. Dinner is served at tables set around the central dance floor. The mezzanine, which is decorated with a bucolic countryside mural and fireplace, can also be used for your band/DJ or set up as a lounge or even a photo booth area.
As captivating as this place is, it’s not just a feast for the eyes. With an owner whose first love was the culinary arts (which he studied in Tuscany), you’d expect a lot of care to go into the cuisine and you won’t be disappointed. A truly mouth-watering array of dishes—most with an Italian influence—is offered, but menus can also be customized for your particular event and budget.
CEREMONYCAPACITY: The site holds 150 seated guests indoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 250 seated or 300 standing guests indoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 300 seated guests.
A $10/person deposit is required to reserve your date. 50% of the event cost is due 30 days prior and the balance is due 1 week prior to the event. Rental fees range $0–500 depending on the time in excess of standard hours. Ceremony fee is additional. Luncheon starts at $20/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
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: large lot, on street
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: beer and liquor in-house, or BYO wine or champagne with corkage fee
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Alternate Info: Michaels Tuscany Room