Say, “I Do,” at a Romantic Beach Wedding in California


Expect a blend of modern elegance and ocean-inspired luxury when you host your wedding at this Laguna Beach resort. From breathtaking ceremonies on an oceanfront lawn to elegant ballroom receptions, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel creates destination weddings that capture the magic and distinction of Southern California. Discover a vast selection of indoor and outdoor venues, as well as package options and resort experiences that transform a wedding into a weekend away. Welcoming all faiths and cultures, the resort proudly offers an on-site chef-driven culinary program dedicated to South Asian weddings, balancing artistic plated meals with family-style selections, buffets, and customized menus.


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Weddings and Occasions

18 Dana Point event venues and 8 outdoor lawns or terraces

A total of 26,000 square feet of conference and banquet space
More than 54,000 square feet of outdoor space for your event in Dana Point
Collaborate with our culinary experts to serve delicious meals for an unforgettable evening.
Our professional wedding advisors and stunning venues will help to create the wedding of your dreams
With views of the Pacific Ocean, our hotel offers a picturesque scene for your big day.
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Culinary Collaboration

Chef de Cuisine and New Delhi-native Sanjay Rawat bring a decade of international cooking experience with a nuanced understanding of India’s multi-faceted culinary landscape to the resort's new culinary program.

Ocean Suite - Living Area

A Suite Escape

The perfect pre- or post-wedding treat, experience Laguna Beach-inspired living in luxurious suites with large living areas, outdoor spaces and stunning Pacific views.


Wedding Advisor

Let The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel help plan your beachfront wedding with impeccable service and spectacular venues.


The Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace

The Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace is a beautifully private and quaint Spanish tiled courtyard overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This oceanfront setting situated atop of a 150-foot bluff is the exclusive ceremony location for the Plaza Room. The breathtaking ocean views will frame a picture perfect setting for your celebration. Wedding ceremonies up to 74 guests.

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The Bluff

The Bluff is a lush ceremony location that offers a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the coastline. With the unique setting of the Gazebo Lawn, your guests will enjoy the soft ocean breezes and soothing sounds of waves crashing below as they experience what is sure to be a memory of a lifetime. Wedding ceremonies up to 550 guests.


The Pacific Promenade Lawn

The Pacific Promenade Lawn is the exclusive ceremony location for the Pacific Promenade Room. This beautifully landscaped setting offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, northern coastline and offers a lush lawn, lined with richly colored gardens and native palms. With the backdrop of the California Riviera, you and your guests will always treasure the amazing experience. Wedding ceremonies up to 275 guests.

Stunning Ocean Views

Dana Lawn

This lush ocean-view lawn is the perfect venue for cocktail receptions and alfresco dinners, offering a casual elegance and Southern California feel. Receptions up to 700 and dinners up to 420.

The Gazebo Lawn
Reception Venues
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The Plaza

French doors open to a commanding view of the ocean from the private half-moon balcony. The Plaza room offers classical touches such as a crystal chandelier and white marble fireplace. Wedding receptions up to 70 guests.

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The Terrace Salon

Reminiscing the tranquility and coolness of the Pacific Ocean with a private balcony, is the art deco inspired Terrace Salon. The Terrace Salon features creamy and beige tones surrounded by sumptuous mother of pearl wall panel insets creating a beautiful “play of light.” Wedding receptions up to 150 guests.

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The Pavilion

One of our premiere ocean-facing reception sites, The Pavilion, features crystal chandeliers and domed ceilings. French doors open onto a private terrace with a 180 degree panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, sun swept beach and northern coastline. Wedding receptions up to 200 guests.

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The Pacific Promenade Ballroom

Among the most unique ballrooms in Southern California, The Pacific Promenade has floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. A beautiful open-air marble foyer welcomes guests into an atmosphere of secluded privacy, complemented by a rich cream, gold, blue and green color scheme. Wedding receptions up to 275 guests.

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The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom

California elegance combined with contemporary accents is the hallmark for our largest event space. Receptions up to 550 guests.

Banquet tables on an ocean-view terrace
Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace

A beautifully private and quaint Spanish tiled terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean, framing a picture-perfect setting for your celebration. Receptions up to 74 guests.