“toast to the coast”

I truly believe that we live in one of the most beautiful states in the United States of America. California offers a little something for everyone, whether you are looking for the mountains, the valleys, or my favorite, the beaches.

Bride and Bloom Magazine published a great article in their Fall/Winter 2011 Edition called “Toast to the Coast,” highlighting 10 of the top Coastal view venues here in beautiful California. For those of you beach or coastal brides, I thought this information would be more than helpful!

Check out these beautiful venues! They come with amazing service, and an amazing view!

The Grand Del Mar, San Diego: Offering over 20,000 square feet of event space, both indoors and out. This Mediterranean inspired resort, located in northern San Diego is sure to impress. www.thegranddelmar.com

The Grande Colonial Hotel, La Jolla: A historic colonial in the elegant seaside village of La Jolla. Famous for hosting intimate celebrations of 60 guests for a seated dinner. Seaside views will make your day even more special. www.thegrandcolonial.com

L’Auberge Del Mar, Del Mar: A reception on the resorts rooftop terrace will be unforgettable. Dark wood flooring and plus seating are signature pieces of the beautiful venue. www.laubergedelmar.com

The Resort at Pelican Hill, Newport Coast: Couples can choose among three special event locations at this Newport venue. With only one wedding per day, you are sure to feel special while on property. www.pelicanhill.com

Villa Esperanza, Montecito: Just north on Highway 101, you will feel a world away. A private estate that can host up to 100 guests, this venue boasts a view that spans across the valley to the Pacific ocean. www.santabarbaraexclusiverentals.com

Rancho Del Cielo, Malibu: A 10 acre private estate in Malibu, nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains. www.ranchodelcielomalibu.com

Villa Sancti Di Bella Vista, Malibu: Showcasing the romance of Tuscany with a 180 degree view of the ocean. www.villasancti.com

Hotel Maya, Long Beach: One of my favorites! Located right on the waterfront of the Long Beach Harbor with views of the cityscape. www.hotelmayalongbeach.com

Crown Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina Hotel, Redondo Beach: The best of both worlds, an affordable seaside location with the service of a luxury resort. www.cpredondobeachhotel.com

Hotel Casa Del Mar, Santa Monica: a 1920s beach club, this venue has been transformed into a glamorous beachfront hotel. Crystal chandeliers and sweeping staircases are amazing for photos. www.hotelcasadelmar.com

Thank you Bride and Bloom Magazine! Pick up the new edition if you havent already!

…and to add to the list of coastal beauties, I have to mention two of my personal favorites:

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, www.ritzcarlton.com/lagunaniguel


The Laguna Cliffs Marriott Hotel, Dana Point www.lagunacliffs.com

Happy Venue Hunting!


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