Costa Mesa Wedding Venue
686 Anton Boulevard
Costa Mesa, California 92626
An oasis of tranquility in Orange County’s sophisticated cultural Mecca, the Westin South Coast Plaza resonates with discreet style and a Zen-like calm following its baseboards-to-ballrooms redesign in 2008. And with its new look and feel, it offers a cosmopolitan backdrop for an elegant reception or destination wedding.
Entering the airy lobby of what has long been a premier hotel in the area for business and pleasure travelers, you’re welcomed by a soothing ambiance. Luxuriant floral accents and white tea aromatic accents simultaneously arouse the senses and quiet the nerves. The minimalist style and palette of warm grays, translucent greens and soft purples inspire a feeling of unhurried peace. Abundant natural light and a view of flowing water beyond further draw you into the space.
Before the festivities begin, you and your bridal party might pose for wedding album pictures at the beautiful Waterfall Terrace, or head next door to the Orange County Performing Arts Center where more photo opportunities abound.
You may also want to exchange vows on the Waterfall Terrace, beneath a scalloped shade canopy in a California-tropical setting lush with ferns, climbing vines and blooming impatiens. Against a cascading stream, you and your groom will kiss for the first time as husband and wife.
The adjacent Lido Ballroom provides the stage for a casually chic reception. This light-filled venue opens onto its own terrace, encouraging an easy indoor-outdoor flow throughout your event and giving celebrants lots of room to mingle.
If your guest list is long, tie the knot under the Terrace Gazebo. Presiding over the 4,000-square-foot Terrace Pavilion, it’s a grand, curtained structure whose sheer drapes can be customized to suit your color scheme. As a string quartet plays in concert with the sound of the tumbling waterfall below, guests can relax on comfy couches before taking their seats for your outdoor ceremony. Afterwards, they’ll enjoy appetizers and champagne under the stars, enclosed by long planters filled with stately palms and birds of paradise.
Formal receptions are held in the Plaza Ballroom, illuminated by seven crystal chandeliers. With its neutral décor, it’s easily tailored to any bride’s design wishes, and its smaller-than-typical size makes it more intimate than most grand ballrooms.
After you’ve thrown the bouquet and danced your last dance, retire to your luxurious bridal suite, where you’ll sleep ever-so-soundly on Westin’s patented Heavenly Bed®. When you wake up the next day, you can look forward to plenty of wonderful options: Walk arm-in-arm across the pedestrian bridge leading to South Coast Plaza and its world-class shops and restaurants. Pay a visit to one or more of the nearby museums or attend a performance at the adjacent Orange County Performing Arts Center. Why not take a day trip to Catalina Island, Disneyland or the Aquarium of the Pacific?—they’re all less than 30 minutes away. With so much to do and see here, you and your very happy out-of-town guests will be able to turn your destination wedding into a true vacation.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 600 seated guests indoors or out.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel holds 650 seated or 1,000 standing guests indoors and 400 seated or 600 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 600 guests indoors.
25% of the total estimated event cost is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 14 business days prior to the event. Rental fees are waived when food and beverage minimums are met. Wedding packages start at $64/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional.
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: yes
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: valet or self-parking, garage nearby
Accommodations: 393 guest rooms
Telephone: office phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: garden, waterfall, pool area, landscaped grounds
Other: AV lighting services
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required