A tropical wedding venue in Pismo Beach, California, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is an unbelievably gorgeous beachfront location, perfect for saying your vows. This picturesque resort excels in all areas to provide guests with the best service and experience possible. The natural view of the Pacific Ocean will be sure to please, and nothing will beat the comfort and added romance of the incoming sea breeze.
Facilities and Capacity
There are six separate and incredible event spaces at the Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa with guest capacity ranging from 2 - 250. These spaces offer the choice of indoor and covered/uncovered outdoor so that couples can pick the option that best suits their wedding event needs.
The staff at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa are dedicated to the finest care and service possible so that the couple and the guests alike can relax and enjoy the event. This resort also offers:
13 Reviews for Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa
Recommended by 99% of couples
4 User photos
Alexandra Connolly · Married on 10/19/2019
The best place for your wedding!
From the start to the end, this place and their staff have been incredible. Krysta, the events coordinator, truly made my dream wedding come to life. We are so lucky we were able to get married here. The view for the ceremony and reception is unreal. The tent that held out reception was absolutely gorgeous. This place, this staff, and Krysta are a 20/10.Sent on 10/11/2019
Stephanie · Married on 09/21/2019
We just got married at the Dolphin in September and I must say it was PERFECT. As soon as we saw this venue we fell in love. You can't beat the views, the grounds are so well kept, and the staff was impeccable. My mind was at ease the day of knowing that Krysta, the wedding coordinator, was down in the tent helping my vision come to life. She was AMAZING.Sent on 10/14/2019
In Terms was staff, grounds, food, pool, service. Everything was 5 stars.
Wouldn't have changed a thing!!
Sabrina · Married on 07/20/2019
Exceptional Venue for Our Wedding! They Made All Our Dreams Come True!
Selecting the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa for our wedding venue was one of the best decisions we ever made! We had really wanted to get married at the beach, somewhere in the Santa Barbara area because this was so special for us. We have a unique love story, in that we were high school sweet hearts, and first loves, but lost touch for 17 years, and reconnected 3 years ago!Sent on 11/22/2019
All the vendors that we talked to were difficult to work with, in that there were all these restrictions (e.g. we couldn’t have rose petals on the ground, etc.). We wanted a small, intimate wedding and many places required all kinds of minimums. At first glance, the Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa looked like it would be way out of our budget, and we were worried that the team might be difficult to work with again. The resort is up on a cliff, overlooking the pacific ocean, and to the views are breathtaking. The entire aura is one of elegance and beauty, and it feels like you are in a Disney movie. To our surprise, we discovered that the resort is family-owned and prides itself on its relationship with their clients. They were absolutely amazing to work with!! Not only that, but the cost was so affordable and they were so accommodating! They truly care about making your wedding dreams come true! They took the time to meet with us, several times, and go over detailed plans for our vision. Nothing was off-limits. There were so many tiny personal details in our wedding, and I felt like they made sure to make these happen. They commit to only ONE wedding for an entire weekend, so that they only focus on your event, and give the entire resort pours so much energy and love into it! I’ve never seen anything like that.
Our wedding ceremony was set for the walkway just outside the pool area, and the aisle led up to the ocean, with spectacular views of the ocean. There were families in the pool just before our ceremony, and one of the assistants at the resort went into the pool area and personally spoke to each person, asking if they could remain quiet for our wedding ceremony. I was so touched by their personal approach in doing that, instead of just posting a sign, that people could ignore. The assistant remained in the pool area, to control the noise throughout the entire ceremony, and from the moment I started down the aisle, I didn’t even notice that we had several on-lookers from the balconies and the pool area! No screaming kids. It was wonderful. It was only after we kissed and they pronounced us as husband and wife, that I heard an enormous round of applause and cheering from the pool area, and the rest of the resort. That was so special!
The reception took place outside in the lawn area, with a dance floor, and the Lido Patio area. We had several choices for settings that were affordable, and the setting we selected was perfect! Simple bistro lighting created a gorgeous ambiance, and they provided heat lamps for us, which worked beautifully. The patio provided the perfect intimate setting for us and our family. The food was absolutely incredible!! When we went for the tastings, every single dish was so good it was very difficult to choose. The chef came out and personally answered questions. At our wedding, we couldn’t stop hearing from our guests about how amazing the food was! The only thing is that they cleared the tables too soon, and some people weren’t quite finished, but that’s the only negative thing I could possibly say about this venue.
The coordinator for special events at Dolphin Bay, Krysta went above and beyond on our special day! She learned a couple days before that my twin sister (and matron of honor) would not be able to make it because she was pregnant and had to go on strict bed rest. It was devastating for her not to be there and to miss my special day. So Krysta took it upon herself to stream the entire ceremony and reception on her cell phone so that my twin sister could see it and “be there.” There will never be the words to thank her for doing that, and I get tears in my eyes writing this. Thank you so much, Krysta!
The most meaningful part of the entire day came with our grand finale’. We wanted to light a sky lantern and send it off into the heavens as our grand conclusion at the end of the reception. There was no other venue in California that would allow us to light sky lanterns, given the fire status of the state (with good reason, I must say). However, Dolphin Bay, after talking to our wedding coordinator about how important this was to us, allowed us to light a single sky lantern for ceremonial purposes. We were ecstatic!! Then they suggested that we do a sparkler send off just before the lantern send off. So not only were they okay with the lantern, but they suggested even more! We were over the moon. Everything for our wedding went perfect! And the sparkler send-off, walking the path to the end of the cliff, lighting the sky lantern and sending it up into the heavens is a memory I will never forget!!
Thank you, Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa for making all of our wedding dreams come true!
The Central Coast of California is a top wedding destinations for weddings for very good reason. Over the last 9 years I have officiated over 500 weddings in the Greater San Luis Obispo area and I've intimately experienced many different types of wedding places and venues. If you are looking for a ceremony and reception host who will earn a full 5 star review, look no further than Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa. It is always my pleasure to officiate a wedding there. Dolphin Bay has it all. Every hotel suite, the ceremony site and the reception site is overlooking the breathtaking setting of the majestic Pacific Ocean. And add top-tier dining from Lido brought to you with the true definition of service and you will see what sets them apart from others. And your wedding coordinator, Denai, is more than your coordinator. She has a well known reputation amongst wedding professionals and ecstatic clients for doing everything possible to ensure that your wedding is absolutely better than perfect. Denai and Dolphin Bay have an entire compliment of capable staff that will make your wedding day better than you expect. Take it from me and call Denai, let her show you all that Dolphin Bay has to offer and you will be happy that you did!