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About Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach

Shade, it's cooler here.

Manhattan Beach is synonymous with casual California beach culture. With a rich history of surfing, beach volleyball, Strand bicycle cruising and plain old sun-worshipping, it has always been an exclusive spot to relax and unwind. In the last decade, development has inspired a coastal renaissance. Manhattan Beach has become the place to dine, shop, and now sleep in style. Presenting Shade - your coastal oasis at one of California's premier beach communities. Whether you're staying in Manhattan Beach for work or play, whether you choose to absorb the energy of the beach or lounge by our dipping pool, enjoy a cocktail in the Zinc Lounge or luxuriate in your private Sanijet™ spa tub, Shade is your place. 

Shade is the perfect place to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Manhattan Beach’s first luxury boutique hotel, nestled downtown, provides an exquisite backdrop for the quintessential Southern California wedding.

Picture your event in a unique space that transcends the traditional concept of indoors and outdoors. Our signature space, the Courtyard, is the heart of the hotel. This extraordinary open air venue offers the flexibility to plan the wedding of your dreams. An abundance of natural light provides a lively yet gentle environment in which to celebrate.

Please keep in mind that Shade is capable of anything from a big traditional wedding to a smaller more intimate cocktail affair. What makes us different is that we make sure that every client has an event that is tailored to them. We can truly do almost anything here at Shade, including unique menus created specially for you. Our professional and experienced staff is committed to your every need before, during and after. We know how to turn your vision into a reality. You dictate, we facilitate. The sky’s the limit. You’re made in Shade.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Los Angeles

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Kaitlin and Jenny: the two amazing people in our lives. You guys made our day so special by helping with details and organization. I couldn't have done it without your help! You made planning easy, from hotel reservations to catering to decorations and most importantly you guys made us feel at home at Shade. You two are the best! We always say that Shade has been our home away from home since we first stayed there. Now it is truly our home in Manhattan Beach. The staff is so friendly and happy (thanks Chelsea and Jennifer too), always ready to help out with anything. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food in Zinc Lounge is incredible! Our social hour appetizers, the wedding buffet and desserts are all on our favorites list. I would not change anything. Thank you again for the hospitality! We'll be back soon.

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Profile Picture Trina, 9/9/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

My husband and I chose this venue for our wedding because we met in Manhattan Beach and we absolutely loved the beach views from the Shade Hotel Skydeck. We also liked the clean lines and modern vibe of the venue. We had a smaller wedding for about 40 ppl, and on a moderate budget, so we chose to do a brief ceremony and primarily a cocktail/dinner reception on the Skydeck. First off, the food is absolutely phenomenal! I don't know how many of our guests said this was the best food they've ever had, let alone at a wedding. Second, the entire team at Shade is very responsive and friendly, and got back to my planner and myself ASAP on all questions we had. Thanks to Jenny Cooper and Kaitlin Tunney, and their entire team, who went above and beyond to meet our needs and desires for our wedding. They provide venue with equipment (chairs, tables, some basic decorations), catering, and bar services. You will need to scout a florist and additional decorations if you like (definitely keep this in mind for your budget), DJ, and a bakery (if you opt for a cake), but they provide great local suggestions. The venue and food can be a bit pricey but well-worth it, be sure to clarify all costs for any additionals and the Shade team is transparent and happy to help navigate options. (Their succulent wall is amazing for portraits as well!) Thank you to the entire Shade team for helping us create such an incredible experience!

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Profile Picture Sam, 7/1/17, 1 Review
Category: Catering, Ceremony & Reception Venue, Lighting & Decor

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach Pricing

Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach Price Rates

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Bar Service Price Includes:
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Signature Drink

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Beach, Hotel, Restaurant
Coastal, Luxury, Modern
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
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Liability Insurance
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Pet Friendly
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Preferred Vendors Only
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Hors d'Oeuvres
Outside Cake
French Service
Cash Bar
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Complimentary Wine & Custom Dessert Display

$1,800.00 Value | Redeem In-Store
Book your 2018 wedding and receive complimentary wine with dinner AND complimentary cake pop dessert display with custom back drop. *Wedding must take place in 2018. * minimum of $12,500.00 spend on wedding reception * Choice of three different cake pop flavors
Offer Expires: 12/31/2018

Professional Network & Endorsements

We have had the pleasure of documenting weddings and events at Shade Hotel since they opened. Our clients and our personal experience with the staff and location has always been exceptional. The space is a unique high end beach venue with a boutique intimate feeling unlike anywhere else in the area. Aesthetically it is designed with a timeless modern vibe and there are gorgeous places all over the property to take photographs. Also the food and rooms are top notch which always get extra points from us :-).

A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Jolise and her team at Shade on several weddings and occasions. In addition to their gorgeous venue, their team does incredible work. Each wedding is more fabulous than the next, and we are so excited about continuing to partner with them for future weddings and events!

What a cool place to get married!. I love doing wedding here.


1221 N.Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266   See On Map
310-698-5560 (phone)
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach is a wedding venue from Los Angeles servicing weddings throughout the local area, including South Bay , Beach Cities, and Westside. Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach is a professional venue that has been part of the Los Angeles wedding industry since 2006 specializing in ceremonies and receptions.