Long Beach Wedding Venue
111 E. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90802
After a recent $12 million renovation, the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel’s new look is a sensuous mix of casual island elegance and sleek sophistication. This seaside venue fits in beautifully with the trendy dining scene on Pine Avenue, just steps away, and it offers a range of appealing spaces for all types of events.
Walking into this premier hotel, you have the sense of being whisked away to Miami’s color-drenched South Beach. And like Miami’s hottest resorts, the style here is sublimely modern, but with a laid-back California twist. Scanning the interior, you’re drawn to splashes of bold blues, oranges and greens, along with abstract ocean motifs. Orchids and colored-glass votives adorn countertops, and guests sit beneath palm trees in the lobby lounge, sipping drinks from frosted glasses. The warmth of the décor is further enhanced by the warmth of the staff, who greet you with smiles and the kind of savvy, attentive service that quickly wins you over.
Gowns and tuxedos are the perfect attire for the Renaissance Ballroom, whose 16-foot coffered ceiling and lavish crystal chandeliers impart a feeling of grandeur. For one Indian wedding, the room was scintillating with golden rattan chairs and beautifully embroidered fabrics. The adjoining foyer, which is often used for cocktail receptions, is filled with light flowing in through enormous windows. The more intimate Sicilian Ballroom also features classic décor, and affords a spectacular view of the marina from its cozy, horseshoe-shaped alcove.
The Pool Terrace up on the third floor is the prime spot for an al fresco party. Once the pool furniture is removed, it becomes a blank slate for your own decoration ideas. Dress it up with linen-covered cocktail tables and candles (feel free to float some in the pool), and set up a bar and seating areas. You can create the mood you want by adding special spot lighting, hurricane lamps and heaters.
As part of the renovation, the hotel added the Naples Ballroom. Tucked away on the lobby level and completely separated from all the other event spaces in the hotel, it affords the most seclusion. The room has lower ceilings and smaller chandeliers, making it a more contemporary setting. It also has direct access to The Promenade, a wide walkway that not only leads to nearby clubs and boutique shops, but is also a unique open-air event site in its own right. Cordoned off for privacy, it’s a fabulous option for parties of up to 1,000.
That $12 million was, indeed, well spent: the Renaissance Long Beach is unquestionably a posh urban oasis—and a great destination for out-of-town guests. When they stay here they’ll enjoy a plethora of room amenities (yes, the luxurious bedding includes 300-thread-count linens and a down comforter), as well as an extensive list of things to do. The hotel’s central location puts Long Beach’s arts and entertainment district within walking distance, and golf, hiking, swimming, and many other activities are easily accessible.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 850 seated guests indoors and 400 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 540 seated or 800 standing guests indoors, and 350 seated or 500 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting rooms hold up to 850 seated guests.
25% of the estimated food and beverage total is required to reserve your date. A portion is due 60 days prior to the event. The balance is due 7 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $0–6,000 depending on the day and time of the event, space rented and guest count. Meals range $26–180/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided or select from list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: self or valet, garage nearby
Accommodations: 374 guestrooms
Telephone: pay or house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: cityscape, coastline, ocean, pool area
Other: grand piano, spa services, on-site floral arrangements, on-site wedding cake, event coordination, AV equipment
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Choose From List
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, 6am–2am.