Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach 325 Bristol Street • Costa Mesa • California 92626

Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach

325 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California 92626

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

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Imagine a cobblestone piazza dotted with marble tables. Sparrows flit in and out of ficus trees, and terracotta planters ring an elegant, three-tiered fountain set in a turquoise-tiled pool. You're sipping wine with your beloved and a summery breeze carries the aroma of roasting herbs and garlic. It may feel like you're soaking up the charms of Paris or Rome, but you're actually in Costa Mesa at the Ayres Hotel, a modern hotel with a decidedly Old World sensibility.

Despite its size (the hotel has 284 beautifully appointed guest rooms), the Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach retains a quaint, friendly atmosphere with a welcoming staff. Your guests will immediately feel at ease as they walk through the lobby to the wedding site, pausing to admire antiques from around the world.

The Garden Courtyard, with its cultured and international ambiance, is the favorite spot for a ceremony. Couples usually say their vows in front of the fountain, positioning the bridesmaids and groomsmen on either side along its steps. Come evening, the incandescent street lamps and the glittering necklace of fountain lights add a touch of magic to the courtyard. From the wedding site it's just a short walk to the reception and pool terrace on the lower level of the main hotel. If you're looking to host your reception indoors, there are four rooms to choose from, each decorated with warm wood wainscoting, oil paintings, and custom wall treatments. All banquet rooms open onto a large, inviting pool terrace. The Living Room can accommodate a buffet or a small sit-down dinner, while the Camberley, Essex, or Breton Rooms are big enough for a crowd and a dance floor.

The most popular reception option, however, is the pool terrace itself, dressed with curtained cabanas and glowing string lights over the shimmering water. With the ability to seat up to 200 of your friends and family, the Terrace feels at once spacious and cozy, the perfect setting for a romantic, unforgettable evening.

When the day's celebration is over, the bride and groom have the luxury of retiring to their suite, compliments of the hotel. Awaiting them will be a bottle of chilled champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, just a couple of the many fine and caring touches you'll encounter when you hold your wedding at the Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach.


Elopement, Anyone?
Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport Beach has put together a special elopement & small wedding package--mini-mony & mini-ception! This elegant and affordable bundle lets you celebrate with up to 20 guests, and includes everything you need, from flowers to food, easy peasy.
Please contact Dawn for available dates, DGrandi@ayreshotels.com, 714-549-0300 x448.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $0/event
    • There is no site fee for receptions that meet the reasonable Food & Beverage minimum.
    • Receptions occur in 5-hour time blocks; receptions with ceremonies in 6-hour blocks.
    • Shuttle service and special rates for overnight wedding guests are available.
Ceremony Fee
  • $1,000/event
  • Note this fee applies exclusively for a ceremony with an on-site reception.

Package Prices
  • $50/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • There are three wedding packages, for lunch or dinner, which include the following: a 3-course meal, hors d'oeuvres, wedding cake, champagne toast, dance floor, banquet room or event space, and a complimentary wedding suite for the newlyweds.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 100 150
Cocktails, etc. Standing 160 250
Reception Seated 130 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Outdoors, the Garden Courtyard holds up to 200 guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoor spaces accommodate up to 120 seated or 75–160 standing. The Camberley Room holds up to 120 seated, and up to 200 can be seated poolside.

MEETING CAPACITY: The total indoor meeting space is 11,000 square feet, which can accommodate 10–150 seated guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations Details
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$




BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

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  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Pool Area


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