Why You'll Love This Place
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If you can’t imagine getting married anywhere but at a waterfront oasis, you’ll definitely want to pay a visit to Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach. The entire luxury resort is built right next to the ocean, with nothing between it and the water but a wide strip of sand. Almost every ceremony here takes place seaside on either a broad semicircle of lawn or right on the sand. As the bride walks down the aisle, she and her guests can’t help but be uplifted by the scenery: a sunlit shoreline dotted with palms, the Channel Islands in the distance, sailboats gliding by and maybe even some dolphins playing in the surf.
If you prefer a more sheltered spot, tie the knot in the Courtyard, an enclosed garden, where tropical palms, flowers and the sound of rushing water from two rock waterfalls accompany your ceremony.
Receptions are usually held in one of the resort’s two elegant ballrooms, each with a beautiful pre-function foyer, where your guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres or linger for a private chat. Meanwhile, your bridal party can explore the many terrific photo opportunities that make the most of this site’s lighting, architecture, gardens and seashore.
One of the benefits of a wedding at Zachari Dunes is treating your visiting friends and family to a mini-vacation. They’ll be delighted by the usually fine weather, sparkling swimming pool with cabanas, and beach time. The all-suites accommodations are spacious and modern, and each has its own balcony or patio.
Other on-site pleasures include a range of dining options, from the refined Ox & Ocean culinary destination, to the casual fun of Sugar Beats, a converted Airstream trailer and patio, with cocktails, brews and Cali-inspired snacks. You can even rent surf gear, yard games and much more right from the resort, so after the festivities wind down, you and your loved ones can really savor your sublime Zachari Dunes experience and all that this wonderful setting has to offer.
Small Wedding Brunch Package:
Offered in the beach-view Solarium, this all-inclusive wedding brunch option for your intimate event for up to 50 guests includes your choice of garden or beach wedding ceremony; welcome mimosas; brunch or lunch in the Solarium; and complimentary upgraded Chiarvari chairs and floor-length linens. See the PDF below under "Pricing" for more info!
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Ceremony fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Space reserved
Garden, oceanfront, or beach ceremonies are available. Setup includes white folding chairs, welcome tables, sound system, infused water & lemonade station, and two-night accommodations for the couple in a suite.
- $250/person and up
Wedding packages include:
- White or ivory floor-length linen
- Dance floor
- Appetizer selections & plated or buffet meals
- Champagne & sparkling cider toast
- Red & white wine served with dinner
- Complimentary cake cutting & service
- Event self-parking
Food & Beverage Minimum
- Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Space reserved
Lower Food & Beverage minimums & venue fees may apply for non-ballroom reception events (such as welcome receptions, day-after brunches, cocktail gatherings, etc.). Please inquire for a customized quote.
Service Charge or Gratuity
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 800.|
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- On-Site Accommodations
- Late Night
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
$$ • $$$
Year-round, daily. Event curfew is midnight indoors, 10pm outdoors.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Beach Wedding Ceremony
- Resort / Spa
- Beach / Ocean
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Fountain / Water Feature
- Lagoon / Pond
- Landscaped Grounds
- Ocean / Bay
- Pool Area