Oxnard, California 93035
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Why We Like This Place
Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort If you can’t imagine getting married anywhere but at the beach, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to the Mandalay Beach Resort. The entire complex is built right next to the ocean, with nothing between it and the water but a wide strip of sand. Almost every ceremony here takes place seaside on the Presidential Lawn, a broad semicircle of grass that slopes gently down to the sand. As the bride walks down the aisle, she and her guests can’t help but be uplifted by the scenery: a sunlit shoreline dotted with palms, the Channel Islands in the distance, sailboats gliding by and maybe even some dolphins playing in the surf. Presidential Lawn ceremonies also include two nights in a Presidential Suite, a marvelous hideaway that just happens to have two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms including a large soaking tub in the master, and, of course, a view of the Pacific.
If you prefer a more sheltered spot, tie the knot in the Courtyard, a mission-style garden enclosed by the resort on all sides. While you can’t see the ocean from here, you still have access to plenty of water—the space is dominated by a pair of massive rock waterfalls. Couples exchange vows on a raised lawn, surrounded by tropical palms, flowers and the sound of rushing water.
Receptions are usually held in one of the resort’s two elegant banquet rooms, the Embassy Ballroom upstairs or the larger Mandalay Ballroom on the ground floor. Each space includes a long beautiful foyer, where your guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres or linger for a private chat. Tall multi-pane windows let in fresh air, and French doors open onto an outdoor terrace.
Note that almost everywhere you go at the Embassy Suites there are terrific photo opportunities that make the most of this site’s lighting, architecture, gardens and seashore. You may come here to get married at the beach, but if these pictures are any indication, you’ll get much more than sand and sea breezes: One of the benefits of a wedding at Mandalay Beach Resort is treating your visiting friends and family to a mini-vacation. They’ll be delighted by the usually fine weather, sparkling swimming pool with spas, and beach time. Another on-site pleasure is the resort’s new Coastal Grill. With its dramatic beachfront setting, and innovative cuisine that includes fresh, local fish, this casual bistro a great way to round out your sublime Mandalay experience.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 0
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
- Max. Seated Indoors: 350
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 90
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 350
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 90
- Max. Seated: 865
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Presidential Lawn holds 350 seated, the Courtyard 120 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Mandalay Ballroom holds 350 seated, the Embassy Ballroom 150.
MEETING CAPACITY: 8 meeting rooms accommodate 55–865 guests seated theater-style, 20–405 seated classroom-style or 14–50 seated conference-style.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
For weddings, a $3,000 initial deposit is required to secure your date. Another 50% of the estimated event total is due 3 months prior to the event and the final balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Wedding packages include white or ivory floor length linen, dance floor, appetizer selections, plated or buffet meals, champagne and sparkling cider toast and complimentary cake cutting. Dinner packages start at $79/person. Tax and service charge are additional.
Garden or ocean front ceremonies are available. Setup includes white folding chairs, arch, sound system and 2 nights in a suite.
For meetings and business functions, rates vary depending on room(s) and services selected; call for more specific information.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: parquet wood floor
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: valet available
Accommodations: 248 guestrooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: ocean views from patios
Other: day-of wedding planner required
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Beach Wedding Ceremony
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors only
Wheelchair Access: yes
Other: no rice, birdseed or confetti