Santa Monica is known for its perfect weather, excellent shopping and dining, and, of course, the beach. And all of these things make it a great place to host a wedding weekend. Whether you’re looking for a beach ceremony site with views of the pier or a grand and elegant ballroom, you’ll love these Santa Monica wedding venues.
Looking to throw a beach wedding that’s also sophisticated? Then look no further. Shutters on the Beach is a beach-side hotel with everything you need (excellent dining, ocean views, luxury day spa) for a dream wedding weekend. The property has several different wedding venues. Check out the details of each on their website.
Typical cost: $25,000 – $40,000
Bonus: The Bridal Suite will make you feel like you’re already on the honeymoon.
Located in Heritage Square across the lawn from the California Heritage Museum, The Victorian is a historical wedding venue with a fabulous reputation. For one thing, you can save money on the decorations. Between the gorgeous antiques, classic artwork, and surrounding oak trees, the visual beauty at The Victorian needs very little enhancement. Plus, planning a wedding there is about as stress-free as it gets. Their all-inclusive wedding packages and seasoned staff will put you at ease.
Capacity: 150 – 300 seated
Typical cost: $9,000 – $15,000
Bonus: Make sure you and bae get a chance to eat dinner. The food here comes highly recommended.
For your Santa Monica wedding, consider the Huntley Hotel. Fall in love with the hotel’s modern and playful style and its stunning views. Plus, the Huntley Hotel can accommodate all types of weddings. Choose from their indoor and outdoor venues for your small ceremony or big family wedding.
Capacity: 160 seated
Typical cost: Site fee starting at $1,500
Bonus: Keep the party going. For the after-party, head up to the Penthouse atop the 18th floor.
Contemporary elegance and Pacific Ocean views will set your wedding apart at the Hotel Casa del Mar. Throw an event your guests will never forget in a grand ballroom on the beach, all with the help of the hotel’s seasoned event planners. Then, wake up as a newly married couple to a view that spans the California coastline—from Malibu to Palos Verdes.
Typical cost: $25,000 – $50,000
Bonus: Reviewers rave about the service.
As one reviewer put it, “Why have a wedding in Santa Monica if you don’t know you’re in Santa Monica?” At Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica, you can host a classy indoor reception without sacrificing those killer ocean views. Combine that with great service, food, and an ocean suite included in your wedding package, and you’re in for a fabulous wedding weekend.
Typical cost: $20,000 – $25,000
Bonus: Get that last-minute workout in at the 24-hour fitness center.