16 Sweet Sleepy Beach Town Wedding Venues along the Pacific Coast

Searching for a swoon-worthy sleepy beach town for your destination wedding? Well, you know what they say... there's no coast like the West Coast. From Washington State down to sunny San Diego, this picturesque coastline stretches over 1,000 miles and is home to a ton of romantic beaches to tie the knot. Whether you want to exchange vows on a misty cliff perched above a rugged coastline, on the shores of a quaint seaside village, or with your toes-in-the-sand on a pristine white beach overlooking the Pacific, these serene locations are short on crowds and make a big impression thanks to their gorgeous natural scenery.



WASHINGTON


Between its lush National Forests and rocky coastline, you'll find endless activities and adventures like whale watching, biking, and hiking trails all surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery. Explore the beautiful beach towns and hop on a ferry to the San Juan Islands full of picturesque landscapes and plush accommodations ranging from quaint B&B's to stunning waterfront resorts.


The Odd Fellows Hall

Eastsound, Washington

Fab Features: historic dance hall situated on Orcas Island among Madrona trees, evergreens, and colorful wildflowers • the interior impresses with maple floors, high ceilings, and French doors opening onto a waterfront deck • charming and affordable, with plenty of included amenities

Catering: BYO
Price: $

Lime Kiln Point State Park Lighthouse

Friday Harbor, Washington

Fab Features: preserved 40-acre park nestled in the San Juan Islands • exchange vows in a historic lighthouse while the waves crash below • explore the grounds and catch sightings of passing orca

Price: $

Crockett Farm on Whidbey Island

Coupeville, WA

Fab Features: serene 11-acre farm set on beautiful Whidbey Island • exchange vows on a sprawling pasture with unfettered ocean views • rustic receptions in the large barn complete with the original timbers

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


OREGON


The Oregon coast was made for road-tripping. Take in the sweet coastal fishing town of Pacific City, set your sites on the black sand beaches of Shelter Cove, or stroll along the famous Cannon Beach. Thanks to its dramatic cliffs, sprawling dunes, and driftwood-covered shores, you'll find no shortage of gorgeous oceanfront real estate to tie the knot.


Crook Point

Brookings, Oregon

Fab Features: peaceful, secluded resort perched on a 60-foot bluff overlooking the Pacific • wed on one of three private beaches situated between Gold Beach and Brookings • on-site vacation homes offer splendid ocean vistas, hot tubs, private decks, and beach access

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Pelican Pub & Brewery

Pacific City, Oregon

Fab Features: beachfront pub in the heart of one of the Oregon Coast’s most charming hamlets • ceremonies with a striking backdrop of Haystack Rock or looking out over the ocean • awesome accommodations nearby at the cute Cottages at Cape Kiwanda right next door, the luxurious Inn at Cape Kiwanda, and the Headlands Lodge on the Oregon Coast

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

McMenamins | Gearhart Hotel

Seaside, OR

Fab Features: historic hotel and private club with beach access • al fresco receptions on the spacious deck or on the sweeping lawn • all-inclusive packages served with McMenamins handcrafted ales, wines, and spirits

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


From the misty bluffs of Mendocino to the hidden jewel that is Half Moon Bay to the one-and-only Big Sur coastline, Northern California's rocky shores, Redwood Forests, and breathtaking scenery make for the ultra-romantic setting for sunset ceremonies.


Warner Point

Gualala, CA

Fab Features: secluded oceanfront beach cottage on a private cove • exchange vows perched on a cliff with unobstructed views of the Pacific • watch the sunset as you dine and dance on the expansive marine terrace

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

Switzer Farm

Westport, CA

Fab Features: 1884 Victorian farmhouse perched on a striking bluff in Mendocino • the 22 private acres provide unfettered ocean and headland views, a private meadow, a garden cottage, historic barn, and garden • the rental includes 3 nights lodging for up to 27 guests in plush yet cozy accommodations

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay, CA

Fab Features: a luxurious resort with manicured grounds and panoramic ocean views • exchange vows on a cliff overlooking the water • host your reception under the stars or inside an elegant ballroom designed with vaulted ceilings and sparkling chandeliers

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Slide Ranch

Muir Beach, California

Fab Features: breathtaking ceremonies on a grassy bluff overlooking Muir Beach • glamping and late-night celebrations on the adjoining campground • intimate, laid-back receptions in the Yurt, a circular canvas structure with a clear skylight, wooden floor, and wood-burning stove

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Carmel, California

Fab Features: historic hotel perched on a cliff overlooking the Big Sur coastline • ceremonies on the open-air redwood deck with panoramic views of the Pacific • customized menus prepared with fresh and sustainable local fare by award-winning culinary team

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Ventana Big Sur

Big Sur, CA

Fab Features: lavish resort surrounded by 160 acres of natural splendor • unique event spaces include the Redwood cathedral, the Ocean Lawn Meadow and Sur Vista lookout point • this versatile venue can accommodate everything from romantic elopements to extravagant galas

Catering: In-house
Price: $$$


CENTRAL CALIFORNIA


Halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles lies the charming Central Coast, peppered with sandy shores that are far less crowded than their So Cal counterparts.


Avila Lighthouse Suites at Avila Beach

Avila Beach, CA

Fab Features: cozy beachfront hotel with first-class amenities • ceremonies on the beach or the expansive sun deck • all-inclusive wedding packages cover everything from elopements to grand events with custom cocktail hours--even farewell brunches!

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


This always sunny destination is home to cute coastal communities with world-renowned surfing, pristine sandy beaches--and did we mention endless sunshine? From the glorious bluffs of Malibu to the calming coves of San Diego, you can have your toes-in-the-sand ceremony just about any day of the year.


Rincon Beach Club

Carpinteria | Santa Barbara, CA

Fab Features: private club located in the seaside community of Carpinteria just south of Santa Barbara • choice of ceremony locations: a white-sand beach or a leafy courtyard enclosed by 10-foot-high walls of flowering vines and roses • enchanting open-air garden receptions beneath a starry sky

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

La Casa del Camino

Laguna Beach, California

Fab Features: charming, landmark boutique hotel • unique, Spanish-style guest rooms are richly decorated with hand-carved wood furnishing • one-of-kind receptions on the stunning wraparound Rooftop deck that offers 360-degree views of the Pacific

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Balboa Bay Resort

Newport Beach, CA

Fab Features: luxurious Newport Beach resort with sophisticated amenities & a boutique vibe • waterfront wedding wow-factor thanks to the sparkling bay, sleek yachts, and romantic sunsets • pamper yourself in the elaborate on-site spa, or take your partner on a kayaking adventure!

Catering: In-house, Preferred list
Price: $$


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