Hotel Casa del Mar1910 Ocean Way Santa Monica, CA
Southern California’s Hotel Casa del Mar radiates elegance and originality as an ultimate beachside wedding site. Built in Santa Monica in 1926, the lovingly restored Renaissance-style hotel combines the élan of its halcyon days with the latest in contemporary luxury. Everywhere couples look, they find exquisite craftsmanship and decorative whimsy, whether in the lobby, lounge, gourmet restaurant, fitness center, spa or on the Palm Terrace pool deck. Celebrity sightings abound.
The private rooms and suites display a similarly seductive retro-chic glamour—all highlighted by computerized spa tubs. Above the tubs, frosted windows open to blue skies by day and the stars at night.
Most brides fall head over heels with the Colonnade Ballroom. Known as one of the most beautiful rooms on the West Coast, it features sculpted ceilings in shades of peach and shell pink illuminated by twin-tiered chandeliers. Silk drapes of celadon and gold frame a wall of windows facing the sunset over the sea. After dancing the night away, couples can open the French doors, step out onto the loggia and let the ocean breeze caress their cheeks.