Huntington Beach Wedding Venue
500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, California 92648
If you’re looking for the coolest setting for a California coastal wedding in Orange County, you have to check out this uber-awesome new venue in the heart of Surf City USA. It delivers amazing oceanside views with an energetic Huntington Beach downtown surround and 8,000 square feet of terrific indoor/outdoor event space.
Very likely you and your guests will be carried away instantly by the décor—super, beach-themed touches like the vibrant murals (one is actually an enormous quilt made of wet suits), the surfboardstyle sculptural elements, and the iconic images of local beach culture by photographer Aaron Chang. The architectural elements will impress everyone, too: The high ceilings, clean lines and large windows are an airy salute to the breezy Southern California lifestyle. But what’s most appealing here is the prospect of hosting an event—be it social or corporate—that’s free-spirited, easy-going, and sophisticated at the same time.
The 3,000-square-foot Epic Ballroom (divisible into thirds), its adjoining Foyer, and the adjacent Deck—are all truly epic. Polished and beautifully conceived with every imaginable feature, these spaces are also FUN. Creative forces creep into every tiny detail from the lovely sand, sea and sun-inspired colors to the subtle “footprint” textural effects in the walls and the sustainable landscaping in the outdoor function areas. For smaller groups or for breakout sessions, the Peak Room and Terrace offer still more upscale, yet comfortable opportunities for “peak” entertaining.
Zimzala, the hotel’s popular restaurant, is great for intimate parties. Outfitted in brilliant marine-blues and sparkly copper tones, it’s sleek, yet laid back, with an adjoining terrace that can add another 660 square feet of outdoor space. The kitchen serves up a host of sophisticated beach-inspired hors d’oeuvres, hand-crafted cocktails, and traditional favorites with a contemporary spin, like their grilled sirloin burgers with gruyère cheese, caramelized onions and parmesan-garlic fries or the pan-seared organic Irish salmon with tarragon-scented pearl couscous.
Of course, in addition to the hotel’s experience-enhancing design, the best part of staging an event in a Kimpton hotel like the Shorebreak is the personalized service from the warm, welcoming staff and all of the on-site amenities. And don’t forget there are 157 rooms and 39 suites here for anyone who wants to extend their stay. Our guess is that your guests won’t want to leave, and why should they? With the comforting sound of waves within earshot and the enticements of Main Street, Huntington Beach at their feet, this is the ultimate destination for anyone wanting to celebrate or play in true Southern California style. Take a hint prompted by the hotel’s surf lingo lexicon or “riptionary”: Whether you want to hang loose or amp up, this place is the fall line. It’s totally alchemy hour.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 150 seated guests, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 150 seated or 250 standing indoors and 100 seated or 150 standing outdoors.
A $2,000 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required to reserve your date. Additional nonrefundable, nontransferable deposits are required at 60, 90 and 120 days prior with the estimated balance due 14 days prior to your date. Ceremony fee is $750. A wedding coordinator is required for all on-site ceremonies. Event space rental fees range $250–1,950 with food and beverage minimum. Taxable service charge and sales tax are additional. Fees for business programs vary based on overnight accommodations, services and menus selected.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: no
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: valet and self in garage, extra charge
Accommodations: 157 guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
View: cityscape, garden patio, ocean
Other: AV equipment, event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house; beer, wine or champagne only
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK indoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily. Business functions: 8am–5pm or 6pm–11pm. Weddings: 11am–4pm and 6pm–11pm.