Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa 25135 Park Lantern • Dana Point • California 92629


We'd love it if you would mention that you found Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa on the Here Comes The Guide website.

Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Just south of Laguna Beach lies a picturesque curve of coastline with white sandy beaches and balmy breezes wafting in from the Pacific. At the tip of this idyllic cove is Dana Point, a historic headland named for 19th-century seafaring adventurer and author Richard Henry Dana, who dubbed it "California's most romantic spot."

If romantic celebrations are on your agenda, then you'll love the Laguna Cliffs Marriott, a AAA Four Diamond luxury retreat overlooking the Pacific. The upscale resort's oceanview setting, which encompasses acres of emerald-green parks, a bustling marina and the boundless blue sea, creates the perfect backdrop for weddings and receptions.

The Laguna Cliffs takes full advantage of its breathtaking location by offering three beautiful outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies. The secluded Del Mar Lawn embraces a layered view of mountains, sea, and a section of shore known as "the California Riviera." The Vue Lawn treats guests to a colorful parade of yachts and sailboats against an ocean panorama. A third enclave, the Laguna Brick, captures glorious sunsets unfurling across the watery horizon.

Gala receptions are staged in one of two newly renovated ballrooms, each illuminated by novel pendant fixtures. A color palette that calls to mind the sea and sun-kissed sand, gold Chiavari chairs, and the soft flickering of votive candles contribute to an ambiance of sophisticated coastal elegance. Equally impressive is the award-winning catering that puts a new spin on California cuisine.

The resort staff takes your event as seriously as you do. A dedicated team of Wedding Professionals ensures that every detail is just the way you envision it. Wedding packages come with upgrades such as cake cutting, a luxurious bridal suite, and a "Couple's Spa Massage" to soothe any pre-wedding jitters. Speaking of spa, this one is an award-winning favorite in the O.C. and has been named by Spa Finder magazine "Best Spa" and "Best Spa for Romance." The Bridal Beauty Packages are fabulous, and they'll customize a skin care regimen so you look more gorgeous than ever.

You and your guests will also appreciate the newly renovated guest rooms, updated with the latest amenities. Thoughtful comforts like plush feathertop beds, duvets and spa robes encourage relaxation. With a host of on-site diversions, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, the spa and two oceanview pools, Laguna Cliffs Marriott truly is an ideal destination.

The Director of Catering Sales told us, "We strive to create a customized event experience that reflects each couple's personal vision." We think you'll agree that Laguna Cliffs is a most hospitable ambassador for the Southern California lifestyle.


Video by 618 Studios.

Video by Sara Fleenor.

Video by One Story Weddings.

Video by Ashley Media.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $5,000–7,000/event
  • The ceremony package includes white garden chairs, a water station, tables & a riser, two getting ready rooms, a mic/speaker package, a rehearsal, AND a couple’s spa massage at the Spa at Laguna Cliffs!

Package Prices
  • $170–215/person
  • Reception packages include:

    • 1-hour cocktail hour with deluxe hosted bar and tray-passed hors d'oeuvres
    • Plated, buffet, or stations-style menu
    • Tableside wine service with dinner
    • Sparkling wine or cider toast
    • Custom-designed wedding cake with cutting
    • Tableside coffee & tea service
    • Tables, gold Chiavari chairs, linens, votives, dance floor, and staging
    • Complimentary oceanview guest room for the wedding couple

    Outside catering packages range $45–100/person, which applies to your food & beverage minimum.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $4,000–70,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
  • F&B minimums for venues that accommodate under 70 guests range $4,000–10,000. F&B minimums venues that accommodate up to 600 guests range $14,000–40,000(outdoor venues) and $22,000–70,000 (indoor venues).

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 600 600
Cocktails, etc. Standing 900 900
Reception Seated 600 600
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 1000.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, the hotel holds up to 600 seated indoors or outdoors on the lawn. Smaller spaces are also available.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoor spaces accommodate 30–600 seated, or 40–900 standing. Outdoors, the site holds up to 600 seated or 900 standing.

MEETING CAPACITY: Several rooms accommodate up to 1,000 guests seated theater-style.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info


$ • $$ • $$$


Preferred list

Outside catering for cultural weddings is available with preferred caterers.


BYO with corkage fee

Outside wine allowed with corkage fee only, BYO liquor not permitted.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, until midnight indoors and 10:00 PM outdoors

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Resort / Spa
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Park
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house or BYO with approval
Kitchen Facilities: service area
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: AV equip. provided
Parking: valet
Accommodations: 378 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes, for an additional fee
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ and fire pits
Cleanup: provided
View: Pacific Ocean, Dana Point Harbor, mountains, coastline


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine with corkage
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


Wondering what CBA or BYO means?
Want more info on our editorial process?

Send an email to Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Oh, no. How embarrassing!

Our website is overwhelmed.
Please click SEND EMAIL to try again.

We play nice. We promise never to share your info with anyone except Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa.

We Play Nice

Wedding Venues  >  Southern California Wedding Venues  > Orange County Wedding Venues

Alternate Info: Laguna Cliffs Resort and Spa, A Marriott Resort