Say “I Do” on the California Coast at Shutters on the Beach

Couples will love the grand event spaces, charming décor, and luxurious amenities.

Shutters on the Beach exterior with bridesmaids groomsmen
Photo by Maya Myers Photography; Event Design by Stephanie Grace

Brides and grooms looking for a beachfront wedding venue with a refined coastal ambience will adore Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, California. The hotel features charming East Coast cottage-inspired exteriors showcasing slate-grey shingled siding with floral-covered trellises, balconies, and striped cabana awnings to provide a comfortable and romantic setting on the sand.

Talented decorator, Michael Smith – best known for his work at the presidential White House – designed the elegant coastal interiors to make guests feel at home during their stay. Sophisticated spaces feature dark wood floors, white-painted wood paneled walls, and custom furnishings, as well as original artwork displayed throughout the property by renowned artists including Richard Diebenkorn, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Claes Oldenburg, and William Wegman.

The beachfront property offers an array of stylish venues for wedding events, including the Grand Salon featuring chandeliers draped with glass seashells and beads and an inviting fireplace to provide an intimate, relaxed feel. Brides and grooms desiring a seaside soirée will love the Pacific Terrace, a beautiful space for a ceremony or cocktail hour with a guest list of up to 220 guests that looks out over Santa Monica Beach. The property also showcases a number of private event spaces for rehearsal dinners or post-wedding brunches. Oceanside and Beachside Rooms are just steps off the sand and offer intimate views of the Pacific for smaller celebrations of 20-70 loved ones.

In addition, the bride and her bridesmaids or mother can indulge in pre-wedding pampering at ONE Spa, which offers organic body treatments, or couples can enjoy a post-nuptial day of relaxation with an array of revitalizing experiences. Guests staying on property can also relish in a day of sun on the luxurious pool deck – also designed by Michael Smith – or enjoy an afternoon on the sand with planning assistance from a year-round beach concierge that provides recreational activities, bicycle rentals, and other amenities. Guests staying in the Oceanside and Beachside Rooms on property also have access to a Tesla Model S electric vehicle to venture to one of the other beaches or towns along the coast.

So if you’re looking for a wedding venue that offers the luxury you desire matched with sensational ocean views, beachfront accommodations for your guests, and a variety of ceremony and reception venues to fit your taste, discover this beautiful and charming property by the sea.

Shutters on the Beach Pacific Terrace wedding venue
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Event Design by Samantha Scott Events

Shutters on the Beach Pacific Terrace wedding venue purple flowers
Photo by Miki and Sonja; Event Design by Picture Perfect Events

Shutters on the Beach outdoor wedding reception u-shape table
Photo by Christine Bentley Photography; Event Design by Moments by Wayne

Shutters on the Beach ballroom wedding reception
Photo by Amy & Stuart Photography; Event Design by Samantha Scott Events

Shutters on the Beach exterior entrance
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Shutters on the Beach bedroom with view of beach ocean
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Shutters on the Beach guest room bathroom
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Shutters on the Beach living room with fireplace guest room suite
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Shutters on the Beach pool with view of beach ocean
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