Spectacular views, friendly weather, easy access, and ready amenities make for a dream wedding in Huntington Beach. Here are a few prominent nuptial venues.
If sinking your toes into the sand while saying “I do” sounds like your dream wedding, take your pick of three beaches in Surf City USA. Huntington City Beach typically hosts small weddings lasting 15-30 minutes. Couples have free range on where to tie the knot in the sand. At Huntington State Beach reservable ramadas dot the sand and come with a picnic table and fire ring. Located across Pacific Coast Highway from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Bolsa Chica State Beach offers a variety of reservable picnic areas and fire pits. A new upscale concession, modeled after award-winning local favorite SeaLegs Wine Bar—welcomes sunset wedding receptions.
Huntington City Beach - It's In the Details:
- Cost ranges from $225 to $550 depending on size of party.
- Alcohol, sound, fencing, and open flame are not permitted.
- Contact the city’s Beach Operations at 714-536-5281.
- No weddings between Memorial Day and Labor Day due to busy season.
Huntington State Beach and Bolsa Chica State Beach - It’s In The Details:
- Cost varies depending on size of wedding, alcohol consumption, and contracted services.
- Contact a California State Beach Special Events Coordinator at 714-377-9422.
Opening its doors to any style wedding, from sweet simplistic to lovely lavish, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa's 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space features Andalusian architecture, fountains, warm wood furnishings, along with three ocean view ballrooms and ocean-facing courtyards. Plus, they come equipped with their own roster of wedding services, down to the last bite.
Panoramic views of the Pacific, two ocean view ballrooms, and an outdoor courtyard make the The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel a very popular wedding retreat. With more than 21,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, wedding specialists, and the in-house culinary team at your disposal, the Mediterranean-style venue promises to make your day “unforgettable.” Plus, the new nine-story resort tower will add more than 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space and an event lawn (slated to open in spring 2017).
Lovebirds in search of a surf-centric venue along Pacific Coast Highway need look no further than the boutique Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel at the corner of 5th Street. A robust wedding package covers every detail, from ceremony all the way through the last dance.
Huntington Beach’s newest luxury hotel, Paséa Hotel & Spa, exudes oceanfront opulence. Wedding spaces include an 8,400-square-foot oceanfront Ballroom and oceanfront “Blue Room” with a built-in bar, as well as a 14,600-square-foot event lawn. They are “dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction from the moment you arrive until your departure.”
Located behind the Newland House Museum near Beach Boulevard and Adams Avenue, the very affordable Newland Barn is perfect for couples seeking a casual outdoor ambiance for their special day. Perched atop a hill, the burnt red barn sits near a rose garden and gazebo and overlooks Bartlett Park. Ceremony space includes the barn, lawn, and patio, and accommodates roughly 200 guests. Owned by the city, the rustic venue uses a lottery system for Saturday events.
Seated on a hill at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, the Red Horse Barn offers a rustic yet elegant space for weddings, with a spacious outdoor lawn accommodating up to 250 guests for both the ceremony and reception. The romantic gazebo, beautifully landscaped grounds, and preferred vendors list are major pluses.