Terranea Resort100 Terranea Way Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
At the edge of Southern Californiaâ??s Palos Verdes Peninsula, couples find a tranquil retreat and stunning wedding destination in Terranea Resort. The luxurious escape, located just south of Los Angeles, is flanked on three sides by the blue waters of the Pacific, with Catalina Island in view just across the channel.
Terraneaâ??s 102 acres embrace the peninsulaâ??s rich Mediterranean heritage, fused with the striking coastal beauty and laid-back energy this part of California is famous for. The decor throughout public spaces and the 582 accommodations blend Spanish hacienda-style elements like graceful archways and elaborately tiled floors with ocean-inspired accents such as seashell lamps and bleached-wood furnishings.
In addition to the sumptuous rooms and suitesâ??many facing the seaâ??the resortâ??s two- to four-bedroom casitas, bungalows and villas make perfect getaways for wedding parties. Each comes complete with a full kitchen, spacious living areas and a large outdoor terrace.
Naturally, the resort offers no shortage of spectacular wedding venues for intimate and grand celebrations alike. Most brides and grooms say forever on the Ocean Lawn or at bluff-side Catalina Point, with its namesake island as an inspiring backdrop. A reception typically follows in an elegant ballroom, like the Catalina Room, where floor-to-ceiling windows bring in imposing water vistas. Along with a professional wedding coordinator, couples can count on Terraneaâ??s accomplished culinary and event team to ensure all the details for the big day are executed to perfection.
Anytime during their stay, couples and their guests can stroll bluff-top trails and lush gardens or relax around one of the many fireplaces found on property. Thereâ??s also biking, hiking and scuba diving excursions available along with award-winning, nine-hole golf on oceanfront links. Those looking to unwind find relaxation poolside or at the luxurious spa onsite.
When hunger hits, Terranea is home to several outstanding dining venues, including the signature marâ??sel (Spanish for â??seaâ? and French for â??saltâ?), where Innovative California cuisine is paired with world-renowned wines and stunning island views. For a more casual vibe, popular Nelsons serves local brew and avocado burgers in a cliff-top setting overlooking the Pacific. Couples who prefer to dine in the privacy of their suite take advantage of around-the-clock room service.