Santa Cruz Dream Inn

175 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Santa Cruz Dream Inn

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.

Services Offered
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:

  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • In-house catering
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting/sound
  • Event rentals
  • Accommodations
  • Set up
  • Clean up


Cuisine
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.

Accommodation
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.

Other Facilities
Aside from event spaces and accommodations, the venue also has the following facilities:

  • Parking
  • Valet
  • Wheelchair access
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13 Reviews for Santa Cruz Dream Inn

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Max Ade · Married on 10/13/2018

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    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.

    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.

    Sent on 11/09/2018

    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!

    Best,
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    Travis · Married on 07/12/2018

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    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!

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Santa Cruz Dream Inn 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? $ 4,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 4,000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 300.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 300.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? 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)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 30.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), House Beer, House Wine, Limited Bar, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Hotel, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, 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? Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, November, December

3 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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    Rehearsal/Welcome Reception Promo!

    Looking for a location for your rehearsal dinner or welcome reception this summer? Kick start your wedding weekend with a mingling cocktail reception, interactive buffets, or a formal plated dinner overlooking the ocean! We are offering up to 50% off the venue for events in summer 2019. Inquire today to learn more!

  • Santa Cruz Dream Inn 2
    Brunch on the Beach

    Looking for the perfect location for your post wedding brunch? Inquire today for a delicious brunch menu and mimosa bar overlooking the beach!

    A 20% Venue Fee Discount is offered when booking through Wedding Wire or the Knot!

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    Summer Wedding Sale

    Have you always dreamed of a beachside wedding? Dream Inn is offering 50% off of our venue fee for weddings in June or July 2019! Inquire today to secure your Dream wedding!

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  • 175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 See on map
    831-316-1363 (Phone number)

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