March 7, 2022

Planning a Beach Wedding Event in Los Angeles

California Yacht Marina’s Wedding Venues in LA

Getting married under the blue sky next to the sparkling water at the beach is magical. At California Yacht Marina, our experienced team is here to ensure your day is the one of your dreams. We have a wedding event venue in Los Angeles nestled on the waterfront. We understand wedding planning is often a stressful time, so your event planner can help you through every step of the process. From decorating and styling to catering and lighting, our team has tips about planning a beach wedding event in Los Angeles to make your day as magical as possible. Contact us today to find out more about our wedding venues.

California Yacht Marina’s Beach Wedding Venue

California Yacht Marina provides a fantastic waterfront wedding venue. We’ll help you choose the best location to fit your specific needs. Our beach wedding event venues include:

The PlazaThe Plaza at Cabrillo Marina is located near Cabrillo Beach. The one-story banquet hall hosts wedding for 120 seated or 260 standing guests. Our Plaza wedding reception package includes the use of our banquet room, kitchen facilities, the lawn, outdoor courtyard, gardens and fountain patio, and free event parking. Most couples choose to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails on the triple-fountain patio, then go inside the event hall for dinner and dancing.

Beach Wedding Attire

You get to choose the style of your day beside the sand and under the sun. You should determine if you want a theme and if you want people to dress casual or formal. Most people will understand a beach wedding doesn’t mean they’re spending the day at the beach in their swimwear. You can print on the invitations if you want them to be casual, semi-formal, or formal. You can also wear lightweight wedding garments and opt for sandals instead of formal shoes. Most of all, don’t forget sunglasses and sunscreen.

The Backup Plan

Rain is good luck on your big day, but it isn’t always welcome at an outdoor wedding. It’s essential to always have a backup plan in case of inclement weather at the beach. Your event planners will help you design a perfect backup plan in the rare case of rain. You should always prepare for the wind whipping off the waves, but that shouldn’t interrupt your nuptials.

Tour the Wedding Event Venue

Our event space provides the perfect views of the ocean under a blue sky, but it’s important to tour it to check out the details. You should do a walkthrough to determine the best spaces for decorations and any lighting needs for nighttime weddings. Your event planners can work with you to determine a chosen floor plan and any additional things you may need for the ceremony or reception.

The Perfect Date and Time

Los Angeles is one of the best wedding destinations in the world. We’re known for sunshine and sand throughout the year. Choosing a date and time that works for you is essential to planning a beach wedding in the South Bay area. Our beautiful party venue books quickly, so it’s necessary to reserve a date and time as soon as possible. Off-season periods at the beach often have challenging weather conditions with fewer options for vendors, but this might mean you have more privacy. A daytime ceremony lets you take full advantage of the breathtaking views of the ocean. A sunset wedding is also a lovely time to capture the gorgeous sky over the waves. There is no wrong time to book your wedding event with California Yacht Marina. We’ll ensure your wedding is the one of your dreams, no matter the time of year.

Choosing Vendors

Many couples love that you can choose your own vendors, or we will recommend vendors including catering, and party rentals for your waterfront wedding. We don’t charge any random fees or cake-cutting fees, and you can serve your own alcohol. Our event hall, and outside spaces are all included in the price.

Offer Tips on Things to Do in the Area

Our wedding event venue is near many fun things to see and do in the San Pedro, Long Beach and LA waterfront areas. We can provide a list of nearby places to stay, things to do, and places to eat while guests are here for your wedding. San Pedro is an eclectic place full of small-town charm. Guests can enjoy historical sites like the Point Fermin Lighthouse or take a trip on a propane-powered trolley. We have countless waterfront restaurants, boutique shops, and exciting things to do.

Beach-Friendly Wedding Decorations

The blue waters and clear skies offer the perfect backdrop to your wedding. There is never a need to go overboard with beach decorations, so keep them as simple as possible. It’s essential to remember the wind and blowing sand may uproot some decorations. You can always provide a beautiful focal point for the ceremony. Mason jars and lanterns are heavy and gorgeous pieces of decorations for your tables. A beach ceremony gives you many flexible ways to decorate without needing to go wild with designs.

Ensuring Guests Are Comfortable

One of the wonderful things about a waterfront wedding venue near Torrance, CA is that guests are often more comfortable than at a fancy indoor wedding. The only problem is they may not be prepared for a beachfront wedding. You can help them feel more comfortable with a few gestures:

  • Shoe Station – While our event venues offer a location without sand, you can always offer guests a place to kick off their shoes. They have free reign to take a walk down the sandy beach as the waves crash onto the shore.
  • Sun Care — Provide small tubes of sunscreen for guests to ensure they don’t get too much sun on your big day. You can also include sunglasses and sun hats.
  • Hydration — Hydration is key for a day of fun in the sun. It’s important to keep guests hydrated with water while at your wedding.

Why Choose California Yacht Marina?

California Yacht Marina is a family-owned marina with picturesque views and impeccable customer service. For over 35 years, we’ve provided a beautiful space for people of all ages to celebrate the love of the ocean. Our beach wedding venue located near Palos Verdes Peninsula offers modern amenities and the perfect location. Our wedding event planners are here to answer all your questions and ensure your wedding day is perfect.

Contact Us for a Tour of Our Marinas

Planning a beach wedding in Long Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, and Los Angeles is an exciting time filled with many decisions. Let us help you narrow down your search with a tour of our gorgeous wedding event venue. We can discuss your decorations, guests, vendors, and menu while you’re here. We want you to feel at home and excited about the location of your beachfront wedding. Contact California Yacht Marina today to speak with one of our wedding event planners. We can give you a wedding location estimate and schedule a tour today!