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Oceano Hotel and Spa

Half Moon Bay, CA View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
40 reviews
$16k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$16k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

Oceano Hotel and Spa is an award-winning hotel and coastal wedding venue located in Half Moon Bay, California. The property overlooks the picturesque Half Moon Bay Harbor and is situated just 30 minutes from San Francisco. A spectacular wedding venue, Oceano Hotel and Spa has all the amenities to accommodate a grand and lavish celebration. With beautiful event spaces, an expert event planning team, and unparalleled ocean views, this destination is a treat. Oceano Hotel and Spa will go above and beyond to create an unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity

The Oceano Hotel and Spa offers a variety of one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate up to 250 wedding guests. The white-fenced wedding garden space features a stone walkway and harbor views, making it a perfect space for outdoor ceremonies. Also available, the Gate House provides rustic accents for an outdoor reception. Ideal for indoor gatherings, the elegant 4,400-square-foot Grand Ballroom, plus Atrium with glittering chandeliers, offers a beautiful backdrop for glamorous weddings. For those hosting cozier gatherings, the Montara Room and Mirada Room provide smaller spaces for more intimate affairs.

Services Offered

Oceano Hotel and Spa offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. On-site wedding planners are available to assist in every step of the wedding planning process, from coordinating the ceremony to choosing gourmet menu selections. Event provisions include the following:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite rental
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Setup and cleanup
  • In-house bar and catering
  • Event planning
  • Wireless internet

Cuisine

The culinary team at Oceano Hotel and Spa will create a customized menu for your special day. To do this, they use only the freshest locally-sourced ingredients. Farm-to-table entrees include grilled black Angus tri-tip, local line-caught halibut, and rosemary dijon chicken.

Accommodation

Your special event will be enhanced by 95 beautifully appointed guest suites. Many of these overlook the Pacific Ocean. Bolstering this, the Oceano Coastal Spa offers a peaceful sanctuary with a menu of organic products and relaxing therapies.

Other Services

Oceano Hotel and Spa is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events. These can include engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.

Location

Oceano Hotel and Spa is located in a bustling fishing harbor at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay. It is surrounded by breathtaking, picturesque views of the Northern California Coast. Oceano Hotel and Spa is just west of California’s Highway 1, and only 25 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport.

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?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
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 Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Barn
Beach
Garden
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
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

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Plated

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    The Most Beautiful Place

    Oceano was so beautiful and was exactly what we wanted for our wedding! Honestly the best value for Oceanside venue with DELICIOUS food and a best coordinator ( Love you Nancy! ) along side you the whole way. The Gate house is the perfect canvas to your dream wedding. The hotel is very accommodating to us and all our guest! We will definitely be back to spend more time at Oceano
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    Ih Married on 06/25/2022
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    Oceano is the best venue!

    Oceano was absolutely amazing! The venue is beautiful, the hotel is beautiful, everything was wonderful! Nancy and Jenn were so sweet every time we met with them. They were very patient and helpful with all our questions, and they set up all the decorations and coordinated the wedding flawlessly. The food was great, the rooms were amazing, everything was just perfect. We had the best wedding day.
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    Nia Married on 10/13/2018
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    Absolutely amazing

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We had our wedding here mid October and the entire experience from day 1 was incredible!! We had the most magical, stress free, fun wedding ever! All of our guests raved about the amazing food, location, sweet staff, and beautiful hotel.

    If you are considering having your wedding here... DO IT... you will not regret it! My husband and I had spent months looking for a wedding venue. We wanted to have something near the ocean and went up and down the coast trying to find a venue and nothing felt right. One day we called up Oceano and were lucky enough to speak with Nancy. Without hesitation she had us come in that day to give us a tour. To describe Nancy as an angel is an understatement... I don't know how we got so lucky to work with her! She was the main reason our wedding was so fabulous!!

    I'm getting off track... so we met with Nancy that day and got the tour of the hotel. It has great views of the water and both of the wedding venues were beautiful. One of our biggest pet peeves when looking at venues was the cost of the wedding site and then we'd go look at the ballrooms and either the carpet was dirty and/or a crazy color, or the chairs were old conference looking chairs, or we had to pay a bunch of extra money to get drapes to make the room look nice. But with Oceano, none of that was necessary! The rooms are beautiful, they already have chiavari chairs ( which no other venue supplied, and those chair usually run about $10 without tax to rent-- so a huge savings) and there is normal looking carpet (none of that lime green ugly hotel carpet). So there wasn't much to spend on decor because you really do get what you pay for-- once you start the wedding planning process you'll know what I am talking about. When we sat down and spoke with Nancy, she was very knowledgeable with the in's and out's of planning a wedding. She listened to and addressed all of our concerns and needs. She also was not pushy at all and made us feel very comfortable. After looking for months, we knew instantly that we wanted to book Oceano for our wedding!

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    The hotel: rooms are gorgeous, well kept and very spacious. All of our guests enjoyed their entire stay there and many of them have already told me they are excited to come back on their own to vacation there!

    The food: To be honest, food was not #1 priority for my husband and I. We know wedding guests care but we were pretty flexible and indifferent. However, when we had our tasting with Nancy, everything we tried was delicious! On top of that everything was organic from their farm! We also had some guests with dietary restrictions and Nancy was so accommodating and went above and beyond to ensure that they were able to get a dish that worked with their restrictions. All we heard after the wedding from our guests was how amazing the food was! That was not even our concern but all of our family and friends loved it and yet to this day comment on it!

    The staff: everyone working at the hotel is so kind and was so helpful during the entire planning process and day of. They definitely know what they are doing when it comes to weddings and they made the whole experience so stress free. My husband and I were on a budget and one of the things other venues required were day of coordinators. At Oceano, that is not necessary because either Nancy or the other event staff pretty much are your coordinators.. so you do not need to hire someone! From the first day Nancy went over the details with us, helped us with our timeline and planning, and even reached out to our vendors before the wedding to finalize details with them. She was amazing at answering all of our questions and communicating in a very timely manner. To stick to our budget, we also did a lot of DIY decor. Nancy was so gracious to allow us to come early the day before and set up a few things and get everything ready, which was a major help and saved us so much money and time! For our rehearsal, Nancy was there to coordinate and was very calm and helpful ( even with our crazy families who kept getting distracted or asking a bunch of questions). On the wedding day, we had absolutely no stress and no worries because Nancy made us feel so confident that everything was going to run smoothly. She was there every step of the way, she checked in with all of our vendors, she kept us on track and she also made sure we ATE! She saved hors d'oeuvres for us so we can also try them during cocktail hour and brought us plates of food during the wedding and even after! Everything exceeded our expectations and our wedding day was just amazing.

    Oceano truly checked off all the boxes when picking our wedding venue. My husband and I are so lucky that we found Oceano and Nancy. They have made such an incredible memory for us and our families. Trust me when I say.. BOOK YOUR WEDDING HERE, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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The Oceano is just an outstanding venue on the coast. You have the water and harbor for a beautiful backdrop along with an attentive staff to make your wedding day go smoothly. Jen and Nancy in the events office are very knowledgeable and so nice to work with! We highly recommend them :)

Charleton Churchill Photography Charleton Churchill Photography Wedding Photographers

Love, Love, Love this Venue, and those overseeing the weddings are top notch! I can't recommend them enough!

Jasmine Wang Photography Jasmine Wang Photography Wedding Photographers

Oceano Hotel is one of the most beloved wedding venues for me over the years - the cute, vintage and beautiful hotel provides the most amazing experience. It's really close to the beach, we have gotten the most amazing beach photos for pretty much every couple! and the wedding/event planner - Nancy, Jen and Laurin are so pleasant to work with! They really go out of the way to make sure you get what you need and feel like home. Again, love the hotel!

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Oceano Hotel and Spa frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Oceano Hotel and Spa?

Oceano Hotel and Spa 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
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Oceano Hotel and Spa, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Oceano Hotel and Spa includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Oceano Hotel and Spa, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Oceano Hotel and Spa includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Oceano Hotel and Spa in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Oceano Hotel and Spa for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Barn
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Oceano Hotel and Spa for wedding events?

Oceano Hotel and Spa offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Oceano Hotel and Spa offer?

Oceano Hotel and Spa offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Oceano Hotel and Spa offer for wedding events?

Oceano Hotel and Spa offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Oceano Hotel and Spa have available for wedding events?

Oceano Hotel and Spa offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Oceano Hotel and Spa and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Oceano Hotel and Spa is recommended by 90% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.8 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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