Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275
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Why We Like This Place
Prepare to fall in love … with this magnificent 102-acre coastal resort, situated on a bluff overlooking the sea at the very tip of the stunning Palos Verdes Peninsula. If you’re searching for an earthly paradise, you’re bound to find it here, where every meandering path transports you to new and varied delights. Built on land that once served as the exotic setting for numerous films and TV shows, this vast oceanside sanctuary is designed to capture hearts and instill indelible memories. In fact, just checking this venue out is a treat you won’t want to miss.
Terranea Resort is definitely the location for postcard-perfect celebrations. Promontories with jaw-dropping vistas abound on grounds landscaped to showcase native vegetation and ecology. Catalina Point, with its hilltop trellis, broad lawn, and sightlines all the way to its namesake island, is ideal for open-air vows. The nearby Ocean Lawn also boasts views that will set your heart racing. If your guest list numbers in the high hundreds, scenic Palos Verdes Meadows offers a vast expanse for a ceremony or an affair en plein air with a backdrop that features the Point Vicente lighthouse, the sky-blue-meets-sea-blue horizon and a glorious sunset.
Inside Terranea’s seven-story central complex, the choices are similarly compelling. You can’t help but be dazzled by this wonderland of possibilities! There are multiple ballrooms of varying dimensions, all grand, impressive, and splendidly appointed. Whether your choice is the casual grace of the Catalina Ballroom, the warmth and sophistication of the Marineland Ballroom, or the elegance and scale of the Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom, your selection can be personalized to create just the right frame for your special occasion. All are teamed with Terranea’s lovely terraces, allowing seamless transitions from indoor pleasures to al fresco cocktails and dining. Up on the sixth floor, the same refined sensibility and service can be yours in a series of suites with oceanview balconies—some ample enough to accommodate a small ceremony—that work well for welcome receptions, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches and countless other social or business events. A legion of handsome Point Rooms on the second floor may also be combined with the Mediterranean-inspired Point Terrace and Lawn for a sun-splashed or star-lit gathering with a garden and seascape surround.
Once the festivities are over, let the leisure begin. Indulge in soothing treatments at their signature spa mere steps from the ocean’s edge … sample the fabulous fare at any of the six restaurants—including several with celebrity status … savor unhurried walks along the shoreline … play a round of golf on their award-winning 9-hole, par-3 course, The Links. A host of gorgeous accommodations, ranging from luxurious guest rooms and suites to beautifully outfitted freestanding casitas and villas, will entice you to extend your stay. And with so many divine opportunities for pampering, relaxing, and alone time, Terranea is the place for a romantic honeymoon. But we warn you: Book early. This resort made Conde Nast Travelers’ Gold List as one of the Best Places on Earth for a reason. Once you see it, you’ll know why.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 900
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 900
- Max. Seated Indoors: 900
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 600
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 1100
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 600
- Max. Seated: 900
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The resort holds 900 seated guests indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 900 seated or 1,100 standing guests indoors and 600 seated or standing outdoors.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
30% of the food & beverage minimum is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $250–10,000 depending on the space(s) used, and the day and time of the event. Meals range $70–200/person. Tax, alcohol and a 24% 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
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: valet required
Accommodations: 582 guest rooms, suites, bungalows, casitas and villas
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: panorama of Pacific Ocean, coastline, beach cove, bluffs and Catalina Islands
Other: grand piano
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required