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March 7, 2014

World-Class Coastal Resort Offers Unique Wedding Venues

Newport Beach is the perfect destination for your wedding!  In addition to stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception settings, Newport Beach offers an abundant array of lodging, dining, and amenities choices that are sure to make your special day memorable…and to please your guests long after the last dance.

The sky and the sea truly are the limit when it comes to innovative and memorable wedding venues in Newport Beach. Charter a yacht, savor a candlelit dinner in a wine cave, host a large-scale reception in a waterfront ballroom or on the sand, sip cocktails amidst historic sports memorabilia at a local museum (a groom favorite!)… the opportunities are endless when it comes to your big day in Newport Beach!

Beach Brides

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina offers the perfect venue for your beach wedding. Select from a variety of beach, gazebo, marina, and other venues on this 100-acre resort gracing a peaceful stretch of waterfront on Newport Beach’s scenic Back Bay.  Exchange your vows on a white sand beach, then host your reception in a grand tent where lights can be strung to allow for a touch of sparkle. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina offers experienced wedding planners and a talented culinary staff that can make your special day one to remember.

Crystal Cove Historic District

Brides and grooms seeking a charming beachfront setting reminiscent of Nantucket or the Hamptons, but with idyllic West Coast weather?  Look no further than Crystal Cove, with its dramatic sea bluffs, lovely white sand beach, and historic beach cottages. With the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop, weddings at Crystal Cove are unforgettable amid five distinctive venues, including ocean view decks, the vintage cottages, and the on-the-sand Beachcomber Restaurant.

“I Do”…With a View

Harborside Ballroom

Memorable weddings feature unforgettable settings – such as The Harborside Grand Ballroom in Newport Beach. One of Southern California’s premier waterfront venues, The Harborside Grand Ballroom is located in the historic and picturesque Balboa Pavilion and features walls of glass providing views of the famous Newport Harbor. At this venue, you and your guests will enjoy a spectacular setting, delicious full-service catering, and an attentive staff – all within an iconic landmark location.

ExplorOcean/ Newport Harbor Nautical Museum

One of Newport Beach’s most unique wedding venues is the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum located in the historic Balboa Fun Zone. The museum is one of the few wedding venues capable of bringing so much of its own seaside charm and historical character to the ceremony – perfect for sailing or history buffs! With a view of the scenic Newport Harbor waterfront, this location ensures one of a kind wedding photos (on the Fun Zone Ferris wheel!) and a fabulous venue for the ceremony and reception that encourages creativity for trendsetting brides and grooms.

Weddings at Sea

Imagine exchanging vows on a private luxury yacht under the sun – or stars – and surrounded by the sparkling blue sea. Newport Beach offers a myriad of choices for cruising that will help your dream wedding on the water become a blissful reality. The cruises offer a variety of options from a champagne brunch, to a sea breeze luncheon, all the way to an intimate dinner with the sunset as your background. With state-of-the-art gourmet galleys, expansive salons, luxurious staterooms, enclosed upper decks, and custom-built teak and marble bars; there is a yacht perfect for every wedding. There are few destinations quite so memorable as getting married in the breathtaking Pacific Ocean.

For Good Sports

Newport Sports Museum

Couples looking for an out-of-the-box wedding venue that will “wow” their guests will love the Newport Sports Museum.  Brides and grooms can celebrate their love of sports – and of each other! – surrounded by loved ones and more than 10,000 pieces of authentic sports memorabilia here, in a central Newport Beach location.

Garden Wedding

Sherman Library and Gardens

Brides and grooms seeking a wedding filled with magical moments surrounded by gardens full of flowers and exotic plants choose Sherman Library and Gardens as their ultimate venue. Choose from a variety of lush and enchanting settings, including formal and casual gardens, terraces, and conservatories linked by wide brick walkways, beds blooming with seasonal flowers, and bubbling tile fountains. The wisteria-covered arbor in the tea garden provides the perfect place to exchange vows, while the indoor space features cathedral ceilings, a white-brick fireplace, and a covered terrace.

Toasting Your Future

Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery

Newport Beach Vineyards and Winery is one of Newport Beach’s best-kept wedding secrets.  Recite your vows in a scenic vineyard, and then treat your guests to a reception-to-remember in a private underground wine cave.  Other venues on the grounds of this private estate encompass gardens, koi ponds, and an aviary. This quiet oasis can be the perfect place for you to say “cheers!”

Lavish Newport Beach Hotel Weddings

Newport Beach is home to some of the finest hotels in California. From venues with sweeping ocean views to elegant ballrooms, Newport’s hotels have what every couple is looking for on their special day. Every wedding deserves to be special, and all your dreams can come true in Newport Beach.

Balboa Bay Resort

As the only waterfront resort in Newport Beach, The Balboa Bay Resort is there to make sure your walk down the aisle is everything you have always imagined. With remarkable architecture and stunning design, their wedding facilities will turn your special day into an extraordinary one – especially if your wedding is held in the Balboa Bay Resort’s dramatic ballroom with its 18-foot ceilings and crystal and pearl chandeliers. The resort offers special rates for your guests, and rooms feature spectacular views and French doors that open onto private patios. In addition to taking care of you on your big day, the wedding planners are there to help with all your wedding needs – from the rehearsal dinner to the big day to your post-wedding brunch.

Fairmont Newport Beach

Fairmont Newport Beach combines the history and elegance for which the Fairmont brand is known, worldwide.  The property offers a wide array of appealing ceremony and reception locations, from the striking Bamboo Garden, to the intimate Garden Gazebo and Orchid Terrace, to the classic Bay Laurel Ballroom. With its top-notch professional staff and award-winning cuisine, and inviting guest rooms, the Fairmont Newport Beach ensures that your wedding is a day as special as you are.

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Surrounded by the breathtaking coastal landscape, the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach offers several romantic wedding venues and ballrooms for your big day.  With 26 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, the Hyatt’s gorgeous arbors and gardens are idyllic settings for dream weddings. You’ll also enjoy the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach’s fine catering, spacious guestrooms, and central location that allow you and your guests to explore all the world-class resort of Newport Beach has to offer.

Island Hotel Newport Beach

If you’re seeking an unforgettable wedding weekend, consider the Island Hotel Newport Beach.  Featuring an exceptional location adjacent to world-famous Fashion Island – a mecca for shopping, dining and entertainment – the Island Hotel offers an impressive collection of ballrooms suited to weddings ranging from the intimate to the grand. Guests will dance the night away in a lavish ballroom, sip cocktails on a tropically landscaped terrace, and enjoy elegant hotel rooms – many affording gorgeous views of the Back Bay, coastline and city lights.

Newport Beach Marriott Bayview

The Newport Beach Marriott Bayview sets the stage for a spectacular wedding celebration overlooking Newport’s Upper Back Bay Natural Preserve. The beauty of the hotel and its scenic water views provide lovely backdrops for ceremonies and receptions, and the lushly landscaped courtyard and patio are perfect for cocktails under the stars.  Offering an all-suite guest room format, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants and a lobby bar, the Newport Beach Marriott Bayview is the ideal place for your family and friends to stay and celebrate your special day.

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa

From the intimate to the grand, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa is the perfect place for weddings of all sizes and themes. This exclusive hotel and spa features elegant ballrooms and three stunning outdoor venues, as well as bridal suites with sweeping Pacific vistas.  At the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, an experienced staff and a world-class culinary team combine to create spectacular weddings and other events.

Carlton Newport Beach Hotel

The Carlton Newport Beach Hotel understands that your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and that should be unique from start to finish. With numerous on-site venues that allow for draped ceilings, flowers dripping from the walls and tables filled with your closest family and friends, your big day will be remembered for years to come. The Carlton Newport Beach Hotel also features exceptional reception packages that include catering, a farewell brunch, and honeymoon suites.

The Resort at Pelican Hill

At the Resort at Pelican Hill each couple is unique, and each experience will be truly their own. The century-old olive trees, rows of lavender, and 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean will captivate your guests as you say your vows. Of special note is the Resort’s oval lawn with a spectacular Italian rotunda perched just 300 feet above the ocean – it’s the perfect place to say “I do.” With exceptional amenities including a complimentary two-bedroom villa, bridal lounge, and a wedding butler, this venue is the five-star wedding destination of which dreams are made.

*Photo Credit: Harborside Pavilion

Written by @visitnewportbeach

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