Hastings House is a beautiful, uncovered, outdoor, wedding venue located in coastal Half Moon Bay, California. The garden area is a one-of-a-kind site that is the perfect location for both romantic and picturesque wedding ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals. Hastings House is situated right on the edge of the scenic Pacific Ocean in a private outdoor setting. You are filled with the beauty and scents of the garden, accented with sea breezes. Located overlooking the ocean and beach, Hastings House provides you with an intimate setting surrounded by coastal trees.
Facilities and Capacity
This classic and coastal styled garden venue has a maximum capacity of about 100 guests. Their one event space acts as a unique Pacific Coast garden, the perfect place to hold a gorgeous ceremony. The garden is designed to be blooming throughout the year in various colors, with peak bloom season in spring, summer and fall. All year round, you can expect the gardens to be filled with lush greenery and flowering shrubs. The venue is so close to the ocean, you and your guests will enjoy the relaxing sound of crashing waves as well as songs birds throughout the duration of your stay.
Hastings House provides their soon-to-be newlywed clients with personalized care from the owner Linda ( who is your planner and coordinator) and her husband Richard ( your musician) . Complete set up is included, no decorating is necessary since the garden is so lovely. The venue is wheelchair accessible and also provides nearby parking. The owners, Linda and Richard take pride is helping make this the best day of your life and the wedding of your dreams. Some of the other services that Hastings House offers include both clean up and set up services, event rentals and liability insurance.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Leanne · Married on 03/28/2015
We had the best experience working with The Hastings House. We couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! Booking online without seeing a venue can be risky but I would absolutely recommend going with The Hastings House! Linda was extremely helpful in the planning of the wedding putting any nerves we had at ease. She was always responsive and willing to offer suggestions on where to stay, which officiants she has worked with, local reception venues, etc.
Overall we've gotten the best response from friends and family as they were all impressed with the amazing photos that Linda took. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding day. Thank you Linda for all of your help!
Carey · Married on 09/22/2018
We came to know about Hastings House from attending our friends' wedding last year, so when it was our turn, it was at the top of the list, and it did not disappoint.
Linda is beyond helpful and patient with the various questions I had throughout the process. She is a seasoned pro at this, and really helped put me at ease with just a week to go by patiently giving me pointers and extremely useful suggestions to make sure that the whole thing would go smoothly. On the day of, I did not feel the need to hire a day-of wedding planner with Linda at helm. She really helped direct the whole thing beautifully to make sure everything stayed on schedule; she was also super nice to the parents, the bridal/groom party, and the photographer crew.
The setting itself is spectacular. Situated right across from the gorgeous Pacific Ocean, the garden is gorgeous, serene, and perfect for a relatively smaller wedding (we had ~80 guests). There are plenty of spots to take group and individual pictures around the garden as well. I absolutely loved (and still love!) the elegance and classy atmosphere it imparts. Highly recommended.
Lisa · Married on 08/22/2017
My husband and I had our wedding here late last summer and it was an absolute dream. I had been searching for wedding spots all over the place including destination weddings and when my friend and I saw this garden, I became teary eyed. I knew this venue was perfect. The garden is so peaceful and it gives off a simple outdoorsy yet beautifully elegant vibe that I was in love with. You can tell that a lot of work, care, and love has been given to the garden, which made me love it even more.
Linda was extremely prompt answering all questions that I had and she was a great person to work with. She knows a lot about Half Moon Bay and gives you a list of nearby places to hold reception, get flowers, and officiants. She is upfront about her pricing and there were absolutely no hidden costs. We had a small wedding with under 50 guests and it was perfect, (the garden can hold more people though).
Need a photographer? Have Linda do the photography! Linda and an assistant took our photos, and they turned out amazing. They even had photography shades and reflectors, (not sure of the proper term), to help get proper lighting outdoors. We received a lot of compliments on our photos and we're so appreciative!
Overall, I give this venue 10 out of 5 stars. They go above and beyond to make sure that you have the wedding of your dreams. It was perfect. Thank you!
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The Hastings House is located down the street from The Douglas Beach House right on Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay. Have your wedding in the absolutely beautiful coastal garden at the Hastings House and literally you and your guests walk a few steps down the ocean front road (a wonderful stroll in itself) to The Douglas Beach House (or of course choose your reception at another incredible location on the coast.) Linda and Richard run the Hastings House and you could not ask for a better team. Linda is experienced, extremely detailed, organized and a wonderful person who will attend to your every detail. Her husband Richard is a very well known guitarist who may be available for your wedding as well. Linda is also a fabulous photographer. If you are looking for a garden setting, this is the place!
I've worked at Hastings House as an officiant for at least 30 weddings and it's one of my favorite locations to work with. Their garden is beautiful and well maintained; their service to bridal couples is personalized and professional; their location across from the Pacific Ocean makes for a great backdrop for the ceremony.
As a wedding photographer for 30 years, I have covered many venues in the Bay Area, most particularly the Half Moon Bay Coastside. Without a doubt, at the top of my list is Hastings House. I know all the secret corners of the garden and always come away with unique and beautiful images! The garden is magnificent, all planned by Linda, who does a fantastic job of making it thrive. Her magic and colorful garden, along with the ocean in front of Hastings House (yes - they have it all) provides the ideal setting for weddings. To go along with the beautiful scenery, Linda's accomplished husband, Richard Patterson will play his guitar for you, perfect accompaniment music for your special day. Richard has entertained audiences around world and is an absolute master. I'm always pleased with the photos that I shoot at Hastings House; when the venue looks that good, so do I.