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The Sunset Restaurant

Malibu Wedding Venue
6800 Westward Beach Road
Malibu, California 90265

Contact: Events Department
Phone: 310/589-2027
www.thesunsetrestaurant.com
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Why We Like This Place

You can have it all—a romantic setting, delectable cuisine, and gracious service—at the Sunset Restaurant, tucked against the Malibu bluffs just steps from Zuma Beach. Housed in an updated version of a classic beach bungalow, the two-story restaurant breathes with space and light, thanks to the expanse of windows along the front wall. One of the many benefits of staging your wedding at the Sunset is the ease of having everything in one package. This venue is particularly event-friendly, with distinct areas that coordinate with each phase of a wedding celebration.

First, say your marriage vows right on the beach. For a fee that includes the city permit, the Sunset arranges a platform walkway, runner and a wood stage area with the blue Pacific as a vibrant backdrop. Other elements further enhance this idyllic place: Sailboats drift across the horizon…a pelican dives for its dinner…the sound of the waves is in soothing harmony with the music of your accompanist. As you walk down the aisle, a light breeze lifts your veil, which floats around you like sea foam. Your guests are entranced, and the fun is only beginning. (This writer knows from personal experience: She had her wedding here, and the guests are still raving!)

After the ceremony, your photographer captures dramatic photos of the bridal party during one of Malibu’s jewel-toned sunsets. Meanwhile, your friends and family gather on the outdoor patio that adjoins the Event Room. Here they enjoy the cocktail hour and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, while mingling around cocktail tables or relaxing on couches. You can add your own festive touches with colored paper lanterns, string lights or vibrant throw pillows.

When it’s time for the reception, everyone moves into the Event Room. Simple, yet classy, its understated décor adapts easily to your own vision…but this room has a couple of tasteful features that add to your celebration: The white fabric lining the ceiling lends a wavy softness to the space, and a row of view-filled windows curves shoreward, like a long ripple in the nearby surf. At some point during your festivities, you might drift outside with your sweetheart to stroll on the sugary sand and soak up a bit of moonlight.

Two cozy upstairs venues, the North and South Rooms, prove that the views are even more spectacular from the second floor. Picture windows keep these spaces bathed in golden daylight, when the warm, cheery ambiance is perfect for wedding brunches or showers; at night, star-filled horizons and city-light vistas are sparkling additions to rehearsal dinners.

The Sunset Restaurant, which is open for weekend brunch and dinner every night, has a large number of regular (and often celebrity!) clientele and attracts more loyal fans every day. After paying a visit to this divine seaside locale, you’re bound to become a regular, too.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 0
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 150

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 140
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 35
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 200
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 150

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 150

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The beach holds up to 150 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY:Indoors, the restaurant holds 120 seated with a dance floor or 140 without, or 200 standing guests. Outdoors the parking lot may be tented for 200 guests or 300 standing.

Fees & Deposits

10% of the estimated event total (or $1,500) is required to reserve your date and another 50% is due 4 months prior to the event. Both deposits are nonrefundable. Rental fees range $500–10,000 depending on space and time rented and guest count. Meals range $45–110/person and there is a beverage minimum of $20/person. Tax, 20% service charge and mandatory valet charges are additional.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: n/a
Bride’s Dressing Area: n/a
Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: mandatory valet
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: Malibu coastline, ocean
Other: beach ceremony

Site Views

Coastline
Hills
Ocean/Bay
Panoramic

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Beach Wedding Ceremony
Restaurant
Waterfront/Beach Location

Restrictions

Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance:not required

Some Essential Info
Catering

Provided

Alcohol

Provided

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Availability

Year-round.