Why You'll Love This Place
A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
If Redondo Beach, with its sunshine, balmy ocean breezes, and coastal luxury epitomizes the Southern California lifestyle, then the Portofino Hotel & Marina is the perfect place to enjoy it. Set on a lush private peninsula and offering impeccable, personalized service and exceptional cuisine, guests are able to relax, let loose, and embrace the full destination wedding experience.
The venue has the unassuming intimacy of a boutique hotel, and its casual, nautical-chic ambiance makes you feel immediately at home—if your home happens to have a three-story atrium with astounding ocean views. The inviting lobby soaring, multipaned windows overlook King Harbor, where kayaks and yachts regularly make their way out to sea. There’s no sign of land, only rippling sapphire-blue water, so you have the impression of floating on a private, luxury yacht at sea. It’s a remarkably soothing vision, and between the soft jazz playing on the sound system and the cocktail you’re served from the bar tucked discreetly in one corner, you might want to lounge in the comfortable Living Room chairs indefinitely.
But there’s a celebration afoot, beginning with a quintessential Southern California ceremony on the Seaside Lawn. It’s surprising how many guests this intimate area can accommodate, but up to 200 of your friends and family can watch you exchange vows under an archway or gazebo with the water as the backdrop and the refreshing scent of sea spray in the air.
A short stroll takes you to the Pavilion, a crisp contemporary building with two distinctive ballrooms for receptions—both boasting unobstructed views of the sparkling sea. The Bayside Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows that take in the action of the lagoon and the cityscape beyond, while next door in the sophisticated Pacific Ballroom, guests might flow onto the terrace for cocktails overlooking the ocean. At night, the twinkling stars and the lights of the Palos Verdes Peninsula cast a dreamy shimmer on the water.
No wedding weekend is complete without a rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch. Opt for the airy, stylish BALEENkitchen for fresh, locally sourced seafood, which can be enjoyed on the al fresco terrace or one of the plush, fireside couches. For something a little different, book a marina boat for an on-the-water dining experience. At night, you and your guests can retreat to your plush, waterfront guest rooms, each impeccably appointed with luxurious amenities and private balconies overlooking the harbor or marina.With first-class service, a long list of amenities and a spectacular setting, it’s no wonder The Portofino Hotel & Marina has become one of California’s most desirable spots for weddings, vacations and romantic getaways.
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Intimate Celebrations at the Portofino
Celebrate your love with up to 50 guests in one of the oceanfront dining rooms. Packages include:
- Cocktail hour with full bar and butler-passed hors d'oeuvres
- 3-course dinner with wine service, and a sparkling toast
- Custom-designed wedding cake
- Complimentary upgrades to an Oceanview Deluxe Room with a special honeymoon amenity
- May be paired with the Seaside Celebrations package
Prices start at $150/person.
PRICES: What's this going to cost?
Wedding packages are fully customizable, and include:
- Your choice of oceanfront venues
- Ceremony set with white Vienna garden chairs, a citrus-flavored water station, and white wedding arch
- Reception set with Chiavari chairs, white or ivory linens, and a hardwood dance floor
- Wedding rehearsal
- Wedding team to help with vendor recommendations
- And more!
Meals (when priced separately)
- $150/person and up
Plated dinners start at $150/person, and include passed hors d'oeuvres, 4-hour deluxe open bar, 3-course dinner with house wine service, and a custom wedding cake.
Action stations, displayed hors d'oeuvres, dessert bars, late-night bites, and other additional upgrades are available to enhance your package.
Service Charge or Gratuity
Special discounted room rates for overnight hotel accommodations are available. Welcome receptions start at $75/person for light bites & cocktails, and farewell brunches start at $69/person for a mimosa bar and buffet.
|Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Pacific or Bayside Ballrooms each hold 250 seated. Outdoors, the Seaside Lawn holds 200 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Bayside Ballroom accommodates 250 seated or 350 standing. The Pacific Ballroom holds 140 seated or 250 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Pacific or Bayside Ballrooms seat 200–300, depending on the configuration.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- On-Site Accommodations
- Late Night
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
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Year-round, daily, 11am–4pm and 6pm–midnight.
Buildings & other settings available:
- Beach Wedding Ceremony
- Beach / Ocean
- Yacht Club
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Landscaped Grounds
- Ocean / Bay
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: provided
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range AV, extra fee
Parking: large lots, $16/car valet or self-parking
Accommodations: 161 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: ocean and coastline
Other: event coordination
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified indoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, birdseed, or smoke/fog machines
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