Redondo Beach Wedding Venue
260 Portofino Way
Redondo Beach, California 90277
If Redondo Beach, with its sunshine and balmy ocean breezes epitomizes the Southern California lifestyle, then the Portofino Hotel & Marina is the perfect place to enjoy it. Set on a lush private peninsula, it offers guests a chance to relax, let loose, and embrace the “endless summer” experience.
The venue has the unassuming intimacy of a boutique hotel, and its casual, nauticalchic ambiance makes you feel immediately at home. The inviting lobby is actually dubbed “the Living Room,” although we don’t know too many people who have a three-story atrium in their house—or such an astounding view! Tall, multipaned windows overlook the lagoon, where kayaks and yachts regularly make their way out to sea. There’s no sign of land, only rippling sapphire-blue water, so you have the impression of floating on some elaborate houseboat. It’s a remarkably soothing vision, and between the soft jazz playing on the sound system and the cocktail you’re served from the bar tucked discreetly in one corner, you might want to lounge in the comfortable Living Room chairs indefinitely.
But there’s a celebration afoot, beginning with a Seaside Lawn ceremony. It’s surprising how many guests this intimate area can accommodate, but up to 200 of your friends and family can watch you exchange vows under an archway or gazebo with the water as the backdrop. The tropical garden atmosphere and the refreshing scent of sea spray provide natural adornments.
A short stroll from the hotel proper takes you to the Pavilion, a crisp contemporary building with two distinctive ballrooms for receptions. The sophisticated Bayside Ballroom has a 180-degree view of the ocean, and at night the twinkling stars and the lights of the Palos Verdes Peninsula cast a dreamy shimmer on the water. Next door, the Pacific Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows that take in the action of the lagoon and the cityscape beyond. Step out to the Pacific Terrace for cocktails or a whiff of sea air, and perhaps you’ll spy dolphins cavorting in the ocean waves.
Your Portofino wedding package includes a room for your wedding night so that you can snuggle under the covers and savor your ocean view a while longer. With first-class service, a long list of amenities and a spectacular setting, it’s no wonder The Portofino Hotel & Marina has become one of California’s most desirable spots for weddings, vacations and romantic getaways.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Pacific or Bayside Ballrooms each hold 250 seated. Outdoors, the Seaside Lawn holds 200 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Bayside Ballroom holds 250 seated or 350 standing. The Pacific Ballroom holds 140 seated or 250 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Pacificor Bayside Ballrooms hold 200 – 300 seated, depending on the seating configuration.
40% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date; partial payments are due 6 months and 4 business days prior to the event. Wedding packages run $120–199/person, and include a custom wedding cake and an oceanside room for the bridal couple. Tax and a 23% service charge are additional.
A $2,800 ceremony setup fee is extra, as is hosted valet or self-parking at $10/car. Special discounted room rates for overnight hotel accommodations are available.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: provided
Meeting Equipment: full range AV, extra fee
Parking: large lots, $10/car valet or self-parking
Accommodations: 161 guest rooms
Telephone: house phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: ocean and coastline
Other: event coordination
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified indoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, birdseed or smoke/fog machines
Year-round, daily, 11am–4pm and 6pm–midnight.
Alternate Info: The Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club, The Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club