Oceano Hotel and Spa is an award-winning hotel and coastal wedding venue located in Half Moon Bay, California. Overlooking the picturesque Half Moon Bay Harbor and situated just 30 minutes from San Francisco, this spectacular wedding venue has all the amenities to accommodate a grand and lavish celebration. With beautiful and elegant event spaces, an expert event planning team and unparalleled ocean views, the Oceano Hotel and Spa will 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 with a stone walkway and harbor views is perfect for outdoor ceremonies, while the Gate House provides rustic accents for an outdoor reception. Ideal for indoor gatherings, the elegant 4,400-square-foot Grand Ballroom, and Atrium with glittering chandeliers offers a beautiful backdrop for glamorous weddings. The Montara Room and Mirada Room provide smaller spaces for more intimate affairs.
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 services offered include the following:
The culinary team at Oceano Hotel and Spa will create a customized menu for your special day using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. Farm-to-table entrees include grilled black angus tri-tip, local line-caught halibut, and rosemary dijon chicken.
Your special event will be enhanced by 95 beautifully appointed guest suites, many of which overlook the Pacific Ocean. The Oceano Coastal Spa offers a peaceful sanctuary with a menu of organic products and relaxing therapies for hotel guests.
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, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
Oceano Hotel and Spa is located in a bustling fishing harbor at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Northern California Coast. This venue is just west of California’s Highway 1, and only 25 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Victor · Married on 07/05/2014
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you're planning a wedding, you MUST check out the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA. Hands down the best venue to get married, the whole experience of our wedding was amazing, and it was all thanks to the awesome people at the Oceano, five stars!!Sent on 08/12/2014
Nia · Married on 10/13/2018
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.Sent on 11/19/2018
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!!!
Devan · Married on 07/06/2018
One word: AMAZING. Our wedding guests raved about the hotel as our ceremony and reception site. It was beautiful, the staff is friendly and responsive, and our guests loved being walking distance from the wedding itself, the water, and yummy restaurants!Sent on 07/22/2018
We felt so at home with our coordinator Nancy. She took care of every detail and I spent the wedding day completely relaxed knowing that her team was taking care of everything. We had our dream wedding day and the beautiful Oceano was a big part of the reason why.
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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 :)
Love, Love, Love this Venue, and those overseeing the weddings are top notch! I can't recommend them enough!
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!