Newport Beach, California 92660
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Why We Like This Place
Possibly the best-kept secret in this sophisticated coastal enclave, the Carlton Hotel Newport Beach offers upscale comfort without pretension or stuffiness. It’s one of the top values in town, and it’s just minutes from John Wayne Airport (a mere half-mile way), sunny beaches, renowned golf courses, and world-class shopping and culture.
With all its assets, the Carlton Hotel is popular for weddings, reunions, bar/ bat mitzvahs, quinceañeras and other special events. Brides enjoy the services of a certified wedding coordinator, who assists in planning every detail. Wedding packages also include a tasting session, so couples can sample the cuisine they want to serve at their reception and make sure it’s to their liking. A duo of changing rooms for the bridal party, a complimentary honeymoon suite and free parking for guests are additional benefits that come with all bookings.
The hotel’s spacious Garden Pavilion can be transformed into a magical setting for a wedding ceremony or reception, with elegant chiffon swags. A year-round venue with an indoor-outdoor feel, it’s protected from the elements yet awash with natural light.
The Pacific Ballroom, one of the few in Orange County with windows, opens to the pool area. With its dark wood paneling and multiple crystal chandeliers and wall sconces on dimmer switches, it’s an impressive stage for formal receptions. For smaller affairs, including rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches, the Palm Garden Room is a lovely space with a dance floor in its glassed-in “wine cellar” area.
Another option for a ceremony or reception is the vibrant Palm Court, a bright atrium which adjoins the Carlton’s two mid-rise towers and features a bold tropical-themed mural. There’s also the Newport Bay Room, a “junior ballroom” that opens to a private patio shielded by ferns and tall ficus trees.
After your guests depart, come “home” to a suite as large as many city apartments and outfitted with marble-topped counters, a giant plasma screen TV, and a Jacuzzi tub in one of two bathrooms. And while the Carlton Hotel can’t guarantee sweet dreams, you’ll probably have them once you curl up in your king-size bed, truly the perfect end to a perfect day.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 500
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
- Max. Seated Indoors: 500
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 700
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 600
- Max. Seated: 600
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 500 seated guests indoors and 400 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 500 seated or 700 standing guests indoors, and 350 seated or 600 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 600 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
30% of the food & beverage minimum is required to reserve your date. A portion is due 90 days prior to the event, and the remainder is due 10 days prior. The rental fee ranges $850–3,500 depending on the ceremony location selected. Meals range $45–105/person. Tax and a 22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, select from list or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided, CBA
Parking: large complimentary lot
Accommodations: 335 guest rooms & suites
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: fountain, garden, landscaped grounds, garden courtyard, pool area
Other: in-house wedding cake, clergy on staff, picnic area, complimentary suite for bride & groom, podium, risers, event coordination
Venue ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house or BYO wine w/corkage fee
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Alternate Info: Radisson Newport Beach