Winner of LA Times' Best of OC: Live Venue 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is an award-winning beach wedding venue nestled in the heart of Newport Beach, California. Encompassing eight unique indoor and outdoor waterfront venues, we host events ranging from intimate gatherings to extravagant Hamptons-style beachfront weddings under the stars. If you’ve ever dreamed of a beautiful beach wedding, let us help make your dreams come true. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort offers lovely sandy beaches to tie the knot.
Facilities and Capacity
With over 50,000 square feet of beach paradise and glistening waters, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is the only private waterfront location in Orange County. To highlight some of our top venues, we offer fresh-cut flowers, white-linens, and gorgeous lighting that sets the mood for our grand-scale events in our breathtaking Bayside Pavilion Ballroom. Our waterfront resort features over 20 unique venues and can accommodate up to 450 wedding guests. If you have always dreamed of reciting your vows while overlooking the bay, this picturesque coastal resort is the ideal spot for you to host your special day. Couples can choose from various venues, including the Bayview Gardens, Beach Pavilions, the Marina Terrace, Bayside Pavilions, or our iconic Grand Gazebo. Seamlessly move your guests from the ceremony to the reception venue. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort’s event specialists can assist you in planning both intimate and grand gala events.
Upon booking, Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort exclusively reserves the entire day for your wedding event and has a dedicated Wedding Manager assigned to you.
We will work with you to bring your dreams and vision of the ideal wedding celebration to life. We offer full-service amenities and preferred vendors to help ease your wedding planning. Your guests, including your fur babies, are welcome to stay at our pet-friendly resort in our quaint beach cottages or RV. Besides wedding ceremonies and receptions, we can also host bridal showers and engagement parties. All packages include the use of chairs, tables, flatware, glassware, china, and linens. Centerpieces, chair covers, audio equipment, dance floors, drapery, uplighting, furniture, and other general decors can be added to your package if desired. All areas are wheelchair accessible, and parking is complimentary. Other services include:
Newport Dunes FLEX Wedding Planning™
Given these uncertain times, we know how hard it is for wedding couples to plan their special day. Newport Dunes offers FLEX Wedding Planning to ease your date selection and give couples peace of mind.
Newport Dunes FLEX Wedding Planning™ offers:
*Our FLEX Wedding Planning is offered through April 30, 2021.
13 Reviews for Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Recommended by 84% of couples
2 User photos
Lenora · Married on 07/05/2019
Great food, atmosphere, and staff! Brianna and all the staff were so helpful and made our night really special!! Thank you Newport Dunes🙂
Sent on 07/19/2019
Sharon · Married on 06/19/2016
Selina Grande did an exceptional job at coordinating the details before, during, & after our wedding/reception. Professional! Personable! Knowledgeable! Selina went above and beyond our expectations! Thank you Selina!Sent on 06/23/2016
User4758538 · 2+ years ago
Having the Wedding outside was called OFF at the last minute, bur plan B went into place without a hitch:):)Sent on 02/01/2015
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Team of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
Wedding Sales Manager
Amanda Kolb has been helping brides and grooms walk down the aisle since 2017. Before joining our Newport Dunes team, she was a Wedding Coordinator and Producer. She is a firm advocate for her couples and dedicates that experience as she sits on the wedding world's venue side.
Amanda's favorite part of the wedding planning process is when a wedding couple sees the design-finished venue space for the first time, and all the months of planning pay off. She loves turning wedding dreams into a reality and being a part of the most important day of your life!
The Newport Dunes knows how to throw a party. They have an attentive staff of coordinators and servers. Where the Newport Dunes does not receive enough credit is for their food. The food is some of the best in Orange County. And with such a large facility, brides have many choices from beach front to elegant banquet rooms. So if your a flip flop or a high heel type of bride, the Newport Dunes has a place for your wedding. FLY BY NIGHT highly recommends The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort!
Newport Dunes is an amazing location due to the fact they have about 10 different locations on-site. You can pick and choose the PERFECT SPOT for your ceremony and reception!! If you are looking to have a waterfront location...this is your dream come true. You will find that Randi Zamora is extremely helpful, and has quite a bit of knowledge in the wedding industry. Randi has a very easy going friendly personality.
For any Bride and Groom reading this endorsement: I am Rev. Michael and I Officiate at all locations in Orange County. And one of my top five favorite locations to Officiate at is the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Their staff are, without a doubt, the best, the most flexible, the most organized and the nicest coordinators to work with. I receive so many rave reviews from my couples not only regarding the way they handle the Ceremony but the reception as well. I would be remiss in not telling you to at least call the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and investigate their venue. If you wish to know more, feel free to contact me at ReverendMichael@ReverendMichael.com http://www.ReverendMichael.com. Rev. Michael