Pacific Palisades Wedding Venue
1250 Capri Drive
Pacific Palisades, California 90272
Tucked between the Santa Monica foothills and the ocean in upscale Pacific Palisades lies a hidden treasure: The Riviera Country Club, a historic venue with a long tradition of high-class entertaining. Since its opening in 1926, The Riviera’s posh comforts and championship golf course have attracted dignitaries, movie stars and the “Rat Pack” who famously played and partied here—the picturesque grounds have even been featured in classic Hollywood films. Though exclusive and private, The Riviera welcomes nonmembers to celebrate at its storied property.
With its Mediterranean architecture and 1920s décor, the majestic clubhouse exudes nostalgic glamour. It also commands a sweeping view of the park-like course, with the Santa Monica Bay in the distance. For wedding ceremonies, guests take the stairs from the clubhouse down to the Vista Riviera, a gorgeous expanse of manicured lawn on a gentle rise overlooking the ocean. Crowning the scene is an ornate wrought-iron gazebo, especially stunning when embellished with garlands, flowers or other decorative touches. Couples say their vows against the breathtaking backdrop of tree-laced fairways, with the sea and sky melding together in two blue layers on the horizon. Just below them is the 18th hole, one of the most famous finishing holes in golf. If we were to name our Top 10 ceremony sites, the magical Vista Riviera would certainly make that list.
Cocktail hours are held on the clubhouse’s broad tiled terrace. From this lofty vantage, guests enjoy spectacular sunsets and a glorious coastal panorama. Receptions unfold in your choice of two indoor spaces. The resplendent Crystal Ballroom is named for the original crystal chandeliers suspended from the dramatic, coved ceiling. A marble-manteled fireplace at one end complements the gleaming marble floor, perfect for dancing. Tall Deco-style French windows open to the terrace and ocean breezes. Larger galas are supremely elegant in the Grand Ballroom, whose Spanish Revival aesthetic is expressed in arched entryways and a high ceiling with dark wood beams. A light oak dance floor in the center of the room ensures everyone has a clear view of the revelers. From its private terrace, there’s a superb view of the 1st fairway and neighboring Tennis Club.
The intimate George C. Thomas Room, with mahogany-paneled walls, crystal chandeliers and an antique fireplace, evokes a cozy, sophisticated ambiance that’s just right for rehearsal dinners or wedding brunches. An expansive bay window frames views, and an adjoining veranda adds versatility.
This distinguished venue hosts only one event at a time, and is dedicated to providing “The Riviera Experience”: personalization and customization of each event along with exceptional service. While The Riviera’s acclaimed chef is known for his crowd-pleasing cuisine, you may also bring in kosher and other ethnic foods prepared by outside caterers.
And here’s something else not often found at country clubs—overnight accommodations. Once known as the “Grand Hotel of Golf,” The Riviera offers 27 guest rooms, including a complimentary bridal suite, that combine vintage finery with modern amenities. With an experienced, congenial staff at your service throughout your stay and an on-site restaurant cooking up three meals a day, there’s no reason not to bask in The Riviera’s gracious hospitality for as long as possible.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 275 seated guests indoors and 500 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The club can accommodate 250 seated or 350 standing guests indoors, and 250 seated or 500 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 350 seated guests.
A deposit is required to reserve your date. Personalized event packages start at $125/person. The use of professional coordinators may be required for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house or select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: 30 guest rooms
Telephone: house or guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: landscaped grounds; panorama of hills, mountains, fairways, forest, ocean
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
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Alternate Info: Riviera Golf Club