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Pricing information

Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$50 per person
Reception
$500 starting price
Ceremony
$2,000 starting price
Bar service
$50 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

About

On WeddingWire since 2010

Located on the coast at Pismo Beach, California, Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is a picturesque wedding venue. This modern property is conveniently located just south of San Luis Obispo and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Here, couples can enjoy unparalleled service and stunning ocean views as they celebrate their milestone.

Facilities and Capacity

At Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa, you can say your vows at the edge of the pristine Pacific coastline. There are six separate and incredible event spaces for you to choose from, with the largest room having a maximum capacity of 250 people. These spaces offer the choice of indoor and outdoor locations so that couples can find the perfect location that best suits their wedding needs and vision. Palm trees, lush pathways, spectacular amenities, ocean bluffs, and salt-scented air are just some of the magnificent reasons your wedding day will be unforgettable. Accommodation is available for overnight stays, offering a restful waterfront retreat after a busy day.

Services Offered

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 includes offering support with setup and cleanup, leaving couples with more free time to spend with their loved ones. You can also call on the in-house team for assistance with event planning. A selection of event rentals, alongside lighting and sound equipment, is available.

Cuisine

Your wedding's catering and bartending needs can be taken care of by the hotel's own team. Treat your guests to magnificent dishes crafted using locally-sourced produce and fresh ingredients. The culinary team will create a special selection for any wedding event, from rehearsal dinner to reception and even a farewell brunch. For those with a sweet tooth, a dessert bar and cake is sure to impress.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Liquor
House Wine
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Beach
Hotel
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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Reviews of Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
14 Reviews
99% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Weddingwire
4.9/5 14 reviews
Google
4.7/5 742 reviews
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Kelly C. Sent on 07/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Picturesque Wedding Setting

Dolphin Bay Resort made our October wedding dreams come true. I always said to my vendors from day 1 I was willing to put in the extra work if I could be stress free that weekend and that is what happened. The setting was nothing short of spectacular, everyone loved the f&b and danced the night away. The sun appeared at the start of the ceremony and the sunset looked like a painting. Our 180 guests loved the atmosphere, convenience and overall weekend experience. It was truly a mesh of Hawaii meeting California. Thank you Mary, Lisa and team for all of your help. Our guest still rave about the wedding almost a year later and want to go back and do it all over again.
Alexandra
Alexandra C. Sent on 10/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
S
Stephanie Sent on 10/14/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue!

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.
In Terms was staff, grounds, food, pool, service. Everything was 5 stars.
Wouldn't have changed a thing!!
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Awards

14

Real Weddings

Neysa & Tom
23 photos · 06/20/2021
Ben & Kimmie
21 photos · 06/28/2020

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Marriage With Meaning Marriage With Meaning Wedding Officiants

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!

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Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa frequently asked questions

Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Resort
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
  • Tents
Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa is recommended by 99% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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