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Santa Cruz Dream Inn

Santa Cruz, CA View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
15 reviews
Up to 200 guests

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Up to 200 guests

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鈥檚 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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

$4,000

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$300

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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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15 Reviews

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Recommended by 95% of couples
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    Alana S. Married on 05/01/2021
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    The Dream Inn is a dream!

    Covid bride rescheduled from Dec 2020 to May 2021, The Dream Inn never wavered in support. The whole team was so accommodating, answering continuous questions and working with us to make our wedding happen in any way that it could, safely. The day of went without a hitch and it is the MOST BEAUTIFUL setting to get married. Highly recommend the Dream Inn for both the beauty as well as the service - especially Dan and Danielle. Thank you all!
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    Marnette Married on 04/05/2019
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    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!

    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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175 West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
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