Have you always dreamed of having your wedding on the beach with panoramic ocean views?
Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a full-service beachfront hotel wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Santa Cruz, California. We offer breathtaking views of Santa Cruz’s Boardwalk, historic wharf, scenic West Cliff drive, and the Monterey Bay. Begin your wedding day with your toes in the sand, then party the night away in our ballroom space with floor to ceiling windows and sweeping ocean views. The Dream Inn Santa Cruz pays tribute to its history with 1960's whimsical decor and relaxed seaside atmosphere. We offer rentals, catering, bartending, and wedding planning services on site to make your special day everything you have dreamed of!
Facilities and Capacity
Santa Cruz Dream Inn can accommodate up to 200 guests. Spanning 3,500 square feet, the Dream Ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows that frame scenic views of various iconic landmarks in Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Dream Inn has an experienced wedding planner who can help couples make the big day perfect. The venue also offers the following services:
The Dream Inn has a full catering staff and bartending services. It mainly serves American and local cuisines of Santa Cruz. The venue offers various serving options, such as buffet, plated, family style, wandering reception, and more. It also can accommodate dietary needs such as gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
Santa Cruz Dream Inn has a number of rooms for couples and guests to stay in. This full-service beachfront hotel offers 165 guest rooms, each of which boasts a stunning ocean view.
Aside from event spaces and accommodations, the venue also has the following facilities:
Recommended by 94% of couples
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Marnette · Married on 04/05/2019
We had a dream wedding at the Dream Inn
I can't rave enough about this venue. During my rehearsal, everyone in my wedding party "oohed and aahed" as they got to see the view for the first time. We chose the Dream Inn because Santa Cruz means a lot to us and we love how close it is to everything, especially the beaches and th Boardwalk . I loved working with Katie, who was super responsive to all the little questions that I had. I was very anxious about the planning, but she put me right at ease. Our ceremony and reception turned out beautiful. We had so much fun and our guests had positive feedback about the food. We stayed at The Dream Inn for the whole weekend and everyone was super helpful and made us feel especial. We did a lot of the decor ourselves so we needed lots of help bringing items back and forth. Thank you, Dream Inn!Sent on 04/17/2019
Santa Cruz Dream Inn's reply:Thank you Marnette for your review! You and Phil were so much fun to work with and I loved helping you along the way :)
Max Ade · Married on 10/13/2018
Unreal Views, Exceptional Staff
We absolutely loved our wedding at The Dream Inn! The venue was gorgeous and the staff was incredible both leading up to and the day of the event.Sent on 11/09/2018
Let's start with the venue. We looked at a ton of venues. You are simply not going to find a more beautiful venue in Santa Cruz. All of our guests were raving about the views of the beach. There is floor to ceiling glass windows that give you a panorama view of the boardwalk, beach and ocean. Unreal. We were even able to slip out onto the beach during sunset to snap some photos in the sand.
If you book the Dream Inn, you'll have the chance to work with Katie. She's wonderful. You can skip hiring a wedding planner because Katie takes care of so much. She did an unbelievable job for us coordinating everything and providing creative input. It's pretty tough trying to figure out what vendors are really legit, but she was able to give us some honest recommendations on who to use and who to avoid. She worked with them all leading up to the event which took a ton of work off of our plate. She's incredibly organized and took care of every little detail on the day of. We just had to show up and the whole place was setup exactly how we had envisioned it.
Santa Cruz Dream Inn's reply:Thank you Max for your thoughtful comments! You and Susie were a dream to work with and I am so excited for your future together!
Travis · Married on 07/12/2018
Katie and the Dream Inn staff were awesome! They went above and beyond expectations and I highly recommend having your wedding, or special event with them!Sent on 08/03/2018
Santa Cruz Dream Inn Price Rates
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