Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Flexibility to change the date without any charges or penalties (based on availability);
  • The ability to cancel your wedding up to 30 days prior to your date.
  • Power to adjust your wedding guest count up to 30 days before to the event.

*Our FLEX Wedding Planning is offered through April 30, 2021.

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13 Reviews for Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Recommended by 84% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.2
  • Professionalism 4.1
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.0

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    Sharon · Married on 06/19/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    5.0
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    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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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 1900
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1000
  • 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?
    $ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    5000
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    20
  • Describe your venue:
    Beach
    Garden
    Marina
    Resort
    Restaurant
    Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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?
    Accommodations
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    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?
    Aisle Markers
    Aisle Runners
    Altar/Arch
    Audio Equipment
    Centerpieces
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Photo booth
    Tables
    Tents
    Tent Accessories
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    November
    December

Team of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Amanda Kolb

Amanda Kolb

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!

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • FLY BY NIGHT Disc Jockeys Wedding DJs

    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!

  • Tustin Banquet Center
    Tustin Banquet Center Mansion Weddings

    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.

  • Reverend Michael Wedding Officiant Wedding Officiants

    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

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  • 1131 Back Bay Drive Newport Beach, CA, 92660 See on map
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    9499993129 (Fax Number)
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