The Hills Hotel 25205 La Paz Road • Laguna Hills • California 92653

The Hills Hotel

25205 La Paz Road
Laguna Hills, California 92653

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Why You'll Love This Place

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Modern, trendy, and conveniently located, The Hills Hotel is perfect for an Orange County destination wedding. At this upscale boutique hotel, you have everything you need in one place: a variety of versatile event spaces, accommodations for all your guests, and plenty of local attractions and activities to keep everyone entertained.

A grand staircase (or elevator) takes you up to the third floor where celebrations unfold. You'll have exclusive use of the entire level, and can choreograph your event in whatever way works best for you.

The festivities typically start with guests mingling on the Mezzanine at the top of the stairs, but the fun really begins with a cocktail hour in the adjoining Crystal Lounge. Here, drinks and delectable appetizers are served at a long, marble-topped bar, and guests can relax on white tufted benches or step outside for a little fresh air on the attached patio, which gets some extra sparkle from white star lights strung overhead.

Dining and dancing take place in the Crystal Ballroom, highlighted by six glittering crystal chandeliers that cast a warm glow on the shimmering, pearlescent walls. LED lights in the ceiling can be set to a range of colors, allowing you to create the mood you desire. The ballroom opens to The Veranda, an atrium-style corridor illuminated by its own set of seven crystal chandeliers plus a wall of windows. This space is ideal for a luxurious buffet setup during your dinner reception.

The hotel offers more event spaces on the first floor. For an elegant ceremony, reserve The Garnet Gallery. Decorated in regal hues of maroon and purple and enhanced by gold frames artistically arranged on the walls, it provides a classic, yet modern, ambiance. If you're planning an intimate ceremony or a rehearsal dinner, the Platinum Room is an excellent choice. It's done in all-white with silver accents, and affords a view of the pool.

Two beautifully curated wedding reception packages (Crystal and Diamond) feature a long list of amenities: customizable menus; complimentary bride & groom entrées; wedding cake; Chiavari chairs; menu and escort cards; dance floor; gorgeous floral centerpieces; and much more. As newlyweds, you'll also receive a complimentary room (with a sweet gift of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries)…and the next morning you'll enjoy a complimentary breakfast in bed or in the Hills Restaurant.

Guests staying the weekend will be happy they did! They can take a dip in the pool, listen to live music in the hotel's Emerald Lounge, or explore the area. Hills Hotel is close to beaches, art galleries, shopping, and fine dining, not to mention Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Mission Viejo Lake, and Laguna Niguel Regional Park.

Weddings, birthdays, quinceañeras, bar mitzvahs, and other special occasions and meetings are all equally at home at The Hills Hotel. No matter what event you have in mind, their highly experienced team is dedicated to making it a memorable one!

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $600/event and up
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved

  • Ceremony packages include:

    • Day-of ceremony coordinator
    • Chiavari chairs
    • Gift, ceremonial, and guest book tables
    • Bridal dressing room
    • Bridal party champagne toast following ceremony
    • And more!
Package Prices
  • $84/person and up
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen

  • Reception packages include:

    • Wedding invitations, RSVP cards, escort cards, and mailing envelopes
    • Event coordinator for reception
    • Tables, Chiavari chairs, floor length satin linens
    • Floral centerpieces
    • China, flatware, glassware, and choice of silver or gold chargers
    • Custom wedding cake and complimentary cutting
    • Wooden dance floor
    • Champagne toast
    • One hour call brand hosted bar
    • LED ceiling lighting in choice of color
    • And more!
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 24%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 400 140
Cocktails, etc. Standing 400 100
Reception Seated 280 90
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Crystal Ballroom holds a maximum of 400 guests (seated theater-style); Garnet Gallery can accommodate 140 seated, and the Platinum Room seats 80.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Crystal Ballroom seats 280, the Garnet Gallery 90, and the Platinum Room up to 50.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces accommodate 50–400 depending on the room and the seating setup (theater, classroom, conference, etc.).

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily. Events must end by midnight.

Venue Type

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

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Hotel

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Hills
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house or BYO, licensed and insured
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: Chiavari chair upgrade included in ceremony & reception package
Linens, Silver, etc.: floor-length satin linens and tableware included in reception package
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible, available upstairs and downstairs
Dance Floor: included in reception package
Dressing Area: included in ceremony package
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA through Catering Dept
Parking: self-parking
Accommodations: 147 guest rooms and 2 suites
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: included in ceremony and reception package
View: panorama of hills and mountains


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: 20 feet away from any outdoor terrace or entrance
Music: restrictions apply; inquire for DJ policy and other details
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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