Weddings

Michael's Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   10 reviews
$22k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

About

$22k - $28k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

No

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

$750

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

$750

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

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 maximum capacity of your venue?

150

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Set Up
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 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

10 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Brittany Married on 07/01/2017
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    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. Married on 05/21/2017
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    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.

    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!
    -Laura
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    Wendy Married on 04/29/2017
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    The whole experience at Michaels was amazing from beginning to end.
    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.

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Map

1147 Third St Santa Monica, CA, 90403
3104517470
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Michael's Santa Monica frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Michael's Santa Monica?

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
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Michael's Santa Monica, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Michael's Santa Monica includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Michael's Santa Monica, what does the bar service starting price include?

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

What are the most important characteristics of Michael's Santa Monica in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Michael's Santa Monica for wedding events is known for:
  • Art Gallery
  • Garden
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Michael's Santa Monica for wedding events?

Michael's Santa Monica offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Michael's Santa Monica offer?

Michael's Santa Monica offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Michael's Santa Monica offer for wedding events?

Michael's Santa Monica offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Michael's Santa Monica and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Michael's Santa Monica is recommended by 80% 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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