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.
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:
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:
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Brittany · Married on 07/01/2017
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!Sent on 08/24/2016
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!
J.J. · Married on 05/21/2017
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.Sent on 04/03/2018
Michael's Santa Monica's reply:Thank you SO much, J.J.! It was truly a pleasure to work with you and Sara, and we are thrilled that you chose us to help celebrate your wedding!
Wendy · Married on 04/29/2017
The whole experience at Michaels was amazing from beginning to end.Sent on 09/18/2017
The outdoor patio was magical and the food was over the top, certainly not what you would expect at a wedding.
Laura was so sweet and great to work with as was the entire staff.
The atmosphere was romanic and intimate, yet easily held 100 guests.
Michael's art collection exhibited throughout the restaurant-even in the bathrooms, also added to the uniqueness of the space.
The night was perfect. thanks!!
Michael's Santa Monica's reply:Thank you so much Wendy! I had a blast working with you all, and the wedding was absolutely gorgeous! We are all so happy that you are local and can come dine with us on occasion as well. Hope to see you in again soon!
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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.