• I am so happy I chose to have my wedding at the S&S! It honestly was beyond perfect. The view is to die for on the Catalina terrace and I’m so pleased with how everything turned out. Lav was so organized and helped us so much throughout the whole process! The staff at S&S are amazing, the nicest people ever! My husband and I are SO happy we celebrated the best day of our lives here!



    Nicole G.
  • My husband and I had always wanted to get married at the beach and the Surf and Sand Resort is the most incredible oceanfront wedding venue in Southern California! Not only are the views and grounds amazing, Alana Zee the on-site coordinator is a total Rockstar! She made me feel so relaxed and I completely trusted that she had everything under control. Everyone at the resort was quick to respond to emails and made the whole planning process and day of as easy as possible. If you’re looking for a dream beach wedding, I would 100% recommend the Surf and Sand.


    Emily S.
  • This was the first and the only wedding venue I looked at. I knew I wanted my special day here after I saw the spectacular view. Lav was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely amazing!!! The staff at the Surf and Sand Resort were absolutely amazing! It rained on the morning of our wedding day and I was super worried about it but they were on top of the backup plan and everything worked out perfectly! It felt really good to be in such good hands! It even stopped raining later in the day just in time for our wedding! The day couldn’t have been more perfect!

    Nicole F.

Laguna Beach Wedding Ceremony Locations

  • Catalina Terrace
    180 GUESTS

    The largest of our outdoor Laguna Beach wedding ceremony locations, Catalina Terrace is settled up above the surf. Your guests will be in awe of the panoramic 180-degree ocean view as you prepare to say “I Do.” Catalina Terrace ceremonies begin one & one-half hours prior to sunset.

    Eight terrace guest rooms to be occupied by wedding guests at a discounted room rate on the evening of the wedding only. Seasonal room rates apply, please contact your Catering Manager for specific rates.

  • Ocean Terrace
    80 GUESTS

    Bring your Laguna Beach wedding ceremony to the water’s edge. This secluded corner of the Laguna Beach resort features a curved wall topped with glass panels and offers an uninterrupted view of the waves beyond. Ocean Terrace ceremonies begin one-half hours prior to sunset.

    Your Catalina Terrace or Ocean Terrace ceremony includes:

    • Wedding ceremony coordination
    • Natural wooden chairs
    • White aisle runner
    • Sound system for officiant
    • Gift & guest book tables
    • Water station
    • Dressing room for the bride or groom
    • Ceremony rehearsal space


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  • Beach
    50 GUESTS

    City permit required. Please call for additional information and restrictions. Beach ceremonies begin two and one-half hours prior to sunset, tides permitting.

    Your beach ceremony includes:

    • Wedding ceremony coordination
    • Gift & guest book tables
    • Water station
    • Dressing room for the bride or groom
    • Ceremony rehearsal space
  • Pelican Ballroom
    180 GUESTS

    An elegant venue option for making indoor & outdoor wedding memories, this spacious ballroom is highlighted by a vaulted ceiling & original artwork, while large, south-facing windows fill the room with beautiful California sunshine. An adjacent foyer is graced with distinctive custom furnishings, including hardwood credenzas with polished marble, & a patio with a partial ocean view sets the perfect stage for your cocktail reception. The ballroom is located on the second floor of the conference center, creating a secluded setting, ideal for private events.

Room NameSquare FeetWeddingSocial Event
Catalina Terrace304080-18090
Ocean Terrace105020-8050-75
Sandcastle Ballroom102940-6040-60
Sand Dollar Ballroom12188080
Pelican Ballroom250080-18080-180


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    The Perfect Package

    For Your Perfect Day

    • Four tray-passed hors d’oeuvres
    • Salad & entrée selection or buffet
    • Dessert or cake-cutting service
    • Champagne toast
    • Continuous pour tableside house wine service
    • Complimentary oceanfront guest room for the couple that night of the wedding
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Beyond Your Vows

Rehearsal Dinners & Wedding Brunches

Surf & Sand Resort’s signature restaurant, Splashes, offers an ocean view setting for dining after your rehearsal or extending your guests’ celebration with brunch on the day following your reception. You & your guests will savor exquisite seaside cuisine from a menu created especially for your event & perfectly paired with selections from the wine cellar. All the while you will enjoy the service of the gracious staff.

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Wedding Parties at the Spa

When you want to get away with your wedding party, or when you need to relax in solitude, the aqua terra spa is an oasis of tranquility. A variety of services, indoor and outdoor relaxation lounges, and our nearby oceanfront pool, offer an array of opportunities for escape.



To Assist You Along the Way

Food & Beverage Requirements

All reception event space holds a food & beverage minimum that are not inclusive of the applicable service charge & sales tax.  The ceremony site fee does not apply to your food & beverage minimum.  


To provide courtesy to all of our hotel guests, the resort staff may need to manage the volume of amplified entertainment. All entertainment must end at 12am. Your evening reception room is available to you for six (6) hours or until midnight, whichever comes first. 


A guaranteed number is required for the number of persons attending your event 10 days prior to the event date. This number will be considered a guaranteed number of guests, not subject to reduction.  If no guarantee is received, the expected number of guests will be considered the guarantee. 


Complimentary tastings are provided for events of 50 guests or more.  Tastings are hosted for two people. Tastings are pre-arranged with your Catering Manager & menu selections (3 entrées only) must be provided two weeks in advance.

Ceremony Rehearsals

Ceremony rehearsal times & locations are based on availability.  Ceremony rehearsals scheduled on Fridays & Saturdays may be held no later than 2 pm. Rehearsal space & coordination can be reserved up to 30 days in advance, based upon availability. 


Due to Surf & Sand Resort’s beach location, valet parking is limited.  Prevailing valet parking fees will be posted to the master account or paid by each guest individually. Self-parking is available in the metered spaces on the street, within blocks of the resort. An overnight parking fee will apply to guests staying the night at the resort, at the prevailing rate.

Guest Accommodations

The couple will receive a complimentary oceanfront room for the night of their wedding. Overnight accommodations are available to your guests at the lowest prevailing seasonal rate. A two-night minimum is required when incorporating a Saturday night stay. Holiday weekends may require a three-night minimum stay. 

Deposits & Billing

Deposits vary based on the food & beverage minimum of your event.  The non-refundable initial deposit is due upon receipt of a signed contract. The second deposit is due 90 days prior to your event date &  is based upon 75% of your estimated balance.

Additional Items

No food or beverage may be brought to or taken from the banquet facilities, with the exception of special event cakes. Entrée choices are limited to two entrées & one vegetarian option. A corkage fee will be applied to bottles of wine (with dinner only) & champagne (for toast only) if you choose to provide your own.

Planning Perfection

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On Your Wedding Day
On the day of your wedding, your catering manager will be there to assist you in:
  • Setting your favors, place cards, and specialty wedding items
  • Coordinating the arrivals of your vendors and overseeing the ceremony and reception set up
  • Lining up the wedding party and coordinating your wedding ceremony
  • Guiding guests from ceremony to reception
  • Coordinating with your DJ/emcee for introductions and schedule of events
  • Introducing you to the Banquet Captain, who will be there to assist you for the remainder of the reception
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Catering Manager
When the planning process begins, a Surf & Sand catering manager will be there to assist you in
  • Acting as your resort contact for vendors and guests who may have questions
  • Recommending trusted, specialty vendors for all of your wedding needs
  • Turning your dreams and wishes into banquet event orders and an itinerary to properly execute your big day
  • Creating a visual diagram of your reception rooms, setup, and design to assist you with your seating assignments
  • Providing you with an updated estimate for your event, and scheduled payment guidelines
  • Contacting your vendors prior to the event to coordinate arrival times and setup needs
  • Coordinating a rehearsal with you and your wedding party
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Professional Wedding Coordinator
A professional wedding coordinator will:
  • Assist with etiquette and protocol for invitations, seating, family matters, and toasts
  • Assist with event design ideas, inspiration, and planning
  • Create a timeline for your entire wedding day
  • Be the liaison between your family, wedding party, and guests
  • Ensure everything is seamless for the couple and wedding party
  • Stay until the conclusion of the wedding and assist in packing and moving personal items
Request For Proposal

Our team of culinary experts will work with you to create a custom menu just for you and your wedding reception in Laguna Beach so that every course reflects your personal taste. Or you can choose from one of our popular packages.

Your selections of creative seaside cuisine will showcase the freshest seasonal and regional ingredients, while innovative wine pairings offer yet another tribute to the perfect dining experience.

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