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Reception
$4,000 starting price
Ceremony
$4,000 starting price
Bar service
$65 per person
Reception
$3,500 starting price
Ceremony
$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$65 per person
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About

Michael's Santa Monica is a restaurant wedding venue located in Santa Monica, California. They have been serving farm-to-table California cuisine since 1979. The facility features over 3,500 square feet of unique entertainment space that can be easily transformed to fit your desired aesthetic. Michael’s offers both indoor and outdoor areas, and has greenery in the garden that makes for unforgettable photos. Inside, you and your guests can enjoy the stunning art gallery. Executive Chef Miles Thompson is committed to providing you and your loved ones with innovative and out-of-this-world menu options.

Facilities and Capacity
This combination garden, restaurant, and art gallery venue offers four different event spaces for you and your partner to choose from. These include indoor, uncovered outdoor, and covered outdoor options. You are welcome to invite 150 or fewer guests. Before the celebration begins, you and your wedding party can utilize the get-ready rooms for preparations. Michael’s is pet-friendly and WiFi is provided. The facility is in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, and is wheelchair accessible. They also offer parking, valet services, and a shuttle.

Services Offered
Michael’s Santa Monica is happy to provide you with an event planner to assist you throughout the process. The space can host all wedding events, including your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, and engagement party. Elopements are also welcome. All-inclusive packages are available to help make planning a bit easier. Proof of liability insurance can be given. On the day of your wedding, the on-site staff can provide set up and clean up services to give you more time with your loved ones. The facility offers a variety of event items, including:

  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens


Cuisine
Bartenders can serve at an open, cash, or limited bar, and proof of a liquor license can be shown. Michael’s offers house, specialty, and premium beer, wine, and liquor options. For an extra bit of fun, you can select to have a champagne toast and/or signature drink. Before the wedding, you and your partner are welcome to schedule tastings to ensure that the menu is just right. Dessert can be provided, but outside cake is welcome. You can choose between several meal styles, including:

  • Cocktail reception
  • Family-style meal
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated meal
  • Stations
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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?

$4,000

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

$3,500

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?

$4,000

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

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$65

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Art Gallery
Garden
Restaurant

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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

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
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
July
October
November
December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
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81% Recommended by couples
Jonas
Jonas G. Sent on 01/12/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding at Michael's Santa Monica

A bit late in posting this review, but we held our wedding at Michael’s Santa Monica in April 2023 and can’t rave enough about the caliber of our experience! Between the expert staff (with big shout-outs to Michael, Nathan, Inez, Evelyn, and Chef Job), gorgeous venue, and incredible food+drinks, we could not have been happier. As those who’ve been to Michael’s already know, the indoor/outdoor experience is magical – including transition from day to night – and they truly go above and beyond to make everything perfect. Without any hesitation, we HIGHLY recommend Michael’s for drinks/dinner or a special event. Our wedding had 96 guests and we even spiced it up with a live flamenco show. Could not have been better. Bravo!!!
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Brittany Sent on 08/24/2016
5 out of 5 rating
This place was PERFECT for my Bachelorette dinner the Friday before my wedding! Laura (the events manager) was super accommodating when we were finding a last minute location in Santa Monica - not an easy feat! Laura and Michael (the owner) immediately started getting the details together to make this night one that me and my bridesmaids/girlfriends would never forget! It was private, the perfect ambiance, great food, delicious and generous cocktails, and very quick service!

Thank you again to Laura and Michael! It was the perfect spot to grab a bite, a drink, and prepare for a night of dancing and karaoke for my last bash!
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J.j. Sent on 04/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating
I can't believe it's been almost a year since our amazing wedding at Michael's! I'm still getting comments about how amazing this experience was. People are STILL talking about how great the food was and how elegant, yet relaxed, the entire evening was. I'm extremely pleased with how this all came together. Michael's (and Laura) were so accommodating and worked with us to create a night we'll remember forever.
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Been eating (and celebrating) at Michael's for decades. It's the best Santa Monica and Los Angeles has to offer! A perfect place and most charming setting for your next big event or celebration.

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Michael's Santa Monica frequently asked questions

Michael's Santa Monica includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Michael's Santa Monica includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Michael's Santa Monica includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
The space offered by Michael's Santa Monica for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Restaurant
Michael's Santa Monica offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Michael's Santa Monica offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Michael's Santa Monica offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Michael's Santa Monica offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Michael's Santa Monica 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, 5 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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