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Surf & Sand Resort is a waterfront wedding located in Laguna Beach, California. Boasting scenic oceanfront views, tranquil fountains, and a pampering spa, this venue offers a breathtaking backdrop for your special occasion. Situated directly on 500 feet of the famed Laguna Beach, the hotel is the perfect place to host your fairy tale Southern California wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

From ceremonies on the beach to receptions in grand ballrooms, Surf & Sand Resort has everything you need for your once-in-a-lifetime event. Ceremony spots include the Catalina Terrace, where 180 guests can gather just before sunset to watch you and your partner exchange vows. This seaside location provides spectacular views of the ocean and comes with eight overnight accommodations for you and your guests. The Ocean Terrace is also available for ceremonies, as is the beach below the hotel, where you can dip your toes in the warm, white sand. Receptions are held in the 180-person-capacity Pelican Ballroom, which features vaulted ceilings, an elegant foyer, and large windows that let in plenty of natural light.

Services Offered

Surf & Sand Resort offers a number of packages that can be customized to your needs and desires. These can include tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, a delicious dinner in multiple service styles, and dessert or cake cutting. Natural wooden chairs, a white aisle runner, a sound system, gift and guest book tables, and dressing rooms are also provided with some packages. You can then complete your luxurious experience with a stay in one of the Laguna Beach Suites, where you will enjoy stunning views and a private balcony.

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4.8 out of 5 rating
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96% Recommended by couples

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Nicole F. Married on 03/14/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue

This was the first and the only wedding venue I looked at. I knew I wanted my special day here after I saw the spectacular view. Lav was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely amazing!!! The staff at the Surf and Sand Resort were absolutely amazing! It rained on the morning of our wedding day and i was super worried about it but they were on top of the back up plan and everything worked out perfectly! It felt really good to be in such good hands! It even stopped raining later in the day just in time for our wedding! The day couldn’t have been more perfect!
Philip Married on 11/20/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely stunning wedding!

My husband and I just got married at Surf a few weeks ago and I can’t even begin to express how perfect the event was. From Alana being the most perfect and detail oriented coordinator, to Emily being amazing for the room block, I couldn’t have dreamt for a more perfect day. The out of town guests (and even in town guests) were floored by how amazing it was and I highly highly recommend this event space for your big day!!!
Lindsay C. Married on 07/24/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Hosting our wedding at Surf & Sand Resort was easily the single best decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process.

In January 2019, we visited Surf & Sand and met with Alana for a tour. She showcased the beautiful property and explained all of the costs and minimums associated hosting our wedding. It was stunning and within our budget and quickly became an instant "yes" for our original date in April 2020. Trust me, you cannot beat the magic that exists at Surf & Sand, especially for the price (compared to other resort weddings in the area). As you may remember, a global pandemic came through and ruined our plans. Immediately, Alana helped us pivot and reschedule our wedding for later that summer. This was during March 2020, the beginning phase of the pandemic, when nobody knew anything about how long it would last or what rules would dictate and all I was reading were horror stories from other brides online. This whole process with Surf & Sand was absolutely seamless. We originally booked an off-peak date and were given a peak date to accommodate without extra fees. As the late summer date loomed closer without any end in sight for the pandemic, we opted to postpone a second time, to July 2021. This, again, was absolutely seamless. Alana was always quick to answer my questions via email and was immensely helpful throughout the entire TWO AND A HALF YEARS I worked with her. Major kudos to her for her professionalism and quick response times when I was a little panicked. The day of the wedding was also as seamless as the entire experience thus far had been. I can honestly say I don't have a single regret about my wedding day. Everyone at the resort was friendly and accommodating and SO professional. We ended up hiring several of the vendors listed in the packet provided by Surf & Sand and were so glad we did! Everyone around really knew their stuff and provided the best service imaginable. The dining room host constantly checked in on us and even provided cake cutting for free the night of. The food was INCREDIBLE and my only wish was that I got to try any of the appetizers because I heard from guests that they were so delicious! All of our guests were beaming that the food and accommodations were absolutely spectacular. We were truly spoiled on our wedding day and I can safely say that Surf & Sand Resort (and Alana!) played major roles in that.
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Alana Zee
Alana Zee
Catering Sales Manager

Meet Alana Zee! Alana has worked in the event industry for 6 years. She truly loves getting to know each couple she works with and helping them create the wedding of their dreams.

Lav Seastres
Lav Seastres
Catering Sales Manager

Meet Lav Seastres! Lav was introduced to the event industry in 2012 while interning for a Wedding Planner in Orange County. She enjoys getting to know each couple through the planning process and ensuring that their special day flows seamlessly.

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Gilmore Studios Gilmore Studios Wedding Photographers

After photographing countless weddings at this venue, we can honestly say that you will get a top notch experience here! The planners are amazing, staff is friendly, and the ocean view ceremony location is next to none. We love Surf and Sand! :)

Agape Planning and Design Agape Planning and Design Wedding Planners

The Surf and Sand is a hidden gem in Laguna Beach. With it's stellar ocean view, gorgeous ballrooms, and perfect photo spots, it is definitely a venue you can't miss if you are looking for a beach wedding! We highly recommend the Surf and Sand!


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Surf and Sand Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Set Up
Surf and Sand Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Surf and Sand Resort includes:
  • Bartender(s)
The space offered by Surf and Sand Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Hotel
Surf and Sand Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Surf and Sand Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
Surf and Sand Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
Surf and Sand Resort is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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