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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14 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 4.6
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Marnette · Married on 04/05/2019

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    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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 :)
    We all loved hosting your group and I hope to see you back for an anniversary!
    Wishing you two the best,
    Katie Hillenga
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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,
    Katie Hillenga

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Santa Cruz Dream Inn Pricing

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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?
    $ 4000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000.00
  • 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

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