San Pedro, California 90731
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Why We Like This Place
If you haven't discovered Ports O' Call yet, you're in for a treat at this popular landmark restaurant that's packed with personality and pulse. Located right on the Los Angeles channel in San Pedro's picturesque Ports O' Call Village, it offers a plethora of areas for entertaining and a playful, easy-going vibe that sparkles just like its sun-splashed seaside setting. Weddings, company meetings and gatherings, holiday parties, and other special events—they all get a lift here.
The vitality begins with the variety of options, both indoors and out. For a very special celebration, you might want to take advantage of the year-round California sunshine and stage your entire affair outdoors. The broad Garden Patio, with its background of sun-spangled harbor and vessels gliding by, is perfect for a party. An adorable little cottage near at hand makes it ever so convenient for the bride and her entourage to get ready. Tie the knot there on the deck and follow with a reception on the adjacent patios, or customize further by teaming them up with any of six banquet rooms indoors.
Planning a really large function? The Catalina Grand Ballroom and Courtyard is a wonderful combination. There's a built-in dance floor and ample space in both the ballroom and courtyard for live-action food stations or appetizer, salad and desert bars—whatever your heart desires. This is, after all, a restaurant known for its culinary generosity, creativity, and expertise. Greek fête, Tuscan Table, Napa Valley Picnic, South-of-the-Border tasting—the accomplished staff has a reputation for serving up delicious dishes with flair. For smaller gatherings, either the Marina View Room with its private waterfront patio or the even more intimate Captains Quarters is ideal.
Head upstairs and you'll find additional panoramic vistas in the Bridgeview and Breakwater Ballrooms, which are arranged side-by-side with a beautiful foyer in between. Each room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls that afford gorgeous channel views; mirrors on the other two walls create a dazzling wraparound effect. Both rooms also feature a built-in dance floor, Chiavari chairs, and stunning crystal chandeliers and sconces, making them easy to use either individually or together.
In addition to the Los Angeles channel and the glittering Pacific, the scenic surround includes the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the historic Battleship Iowa, the Los Angeles Coast Guard Base, the San Pedro Breakwater, and the sailboat and yacht marinas, as well as the spectacular Irving Johnson and Electa "Exy" Johnson tall ships. And speaking of sailing vessels, don't forget that you can extend your festivities well beyond the usual boundaries and plan everything from arrivals and departures to cocktails and cruising as part of your Ports O' Call experience.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 140
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
- Max. Seated Indoors: 350
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated: 350
CEREMONY CAPACITY: At the restaurant, the Patio holds up to 150 seated guests. Spirit Cruises vessels accommodate up to 140 guests on the Motor Yacht Spirit, up to 75 on the Pacific Spirit, and up to 80 on the Sailing Ship Spirit.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: At the restaurant, the Banquet Rooms host up to 350 seated or 400 standing guests. On the vessels, the Motor Yacht Spirit can hold up 140 guests, the Pacific Spirit up to 75, and the Sailing Ship Spirit up to 80.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A $400–1,500 deposit is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 10 days prior to the event. The ceremony site rental fee ranges $750–2,400. Meals range $20–119/person at the restaurant or $50–119/person on the vessels. Tax and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large complimentary lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: harbor, bay, coastline
Other: event coordination
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
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