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The Cliffs Hotel & Spa

Pismo Beach, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
32 reviews

About

Local to Pismo Beach, California, award-winning resort and wedding venue The Cliffs Hotel & Spa specializes in hosting quintessential coastal wedding ceremonies, receptions, and other related events. With a professional wedding team, sweeping scenery, and flexible space, this venue is dedicated to making your wedding day a sophisticated, lavish, and utterly unforgettable affair.

Facilities and Capacity
The Cliffs Hotel & Spa can comfortably accommodate elopements as well as weddings with up to 300 guests. Ceremonies are generally held on the beautiful Oceanfront Lawn for incredible wedding photos. During your cocktail hour, your guests can enjoy a champagne celebration on the Waterfall Terrace. Receptions can be held indoors or out. Indoors, The Cliffs Hotel & Spa features a 3,000-square-foot grand ballroom with romantic lighting and endless space to customize. Outdoors, couples may enjoy the Oceanview Tent, which offers breathtaking sunset views of the Pacific Ocean. Custom-ordered, your tent will feature draped ceilings and French doors. After your wedding, your guests can enjoy the hotel’s premier spa and the nearby championship golf courses and wineries.

Services Offered
Interested couples can schedule a complimentary private tour of the property, The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offers a variety of standard ceremony and reception packages that can each be custom-tailored to meet your specific needs and tastes. All packages include access to a full bridal suite as well as any necessary chairs, tables, chinaware, glassware, flatware, and linens for your special day. Various dance floors, chandeliers, upgraded dishware and linens, projectors, staging, and more can be added to your package if desired. The hotel’s professional wedding team is happy to work with you in the planning and design of all aspects of your wedding. They can offer a list of vendor referrals and recommendations. The team will handle all day-of setup and cleanup needs, and is happy to provide planning advice regarding your rehearsal dinner and honeymoon.

Cuisine
The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offers both buffet and plated dinner options for weddings. Most packages include a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and various stations. A custom designed wedding cake or cupcake service can also be provided. For couples who desire an open bar, The Cliffs Hotel & Spa provides a variety of unlimited bar packages for up to five hours of service.

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?

$10,000

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

$10,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

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

$8,500

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

$8,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
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)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Hotel
Resort
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

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?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December

32 Reviews

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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Amber Getting married on 10/30/2022
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    Starting wedding planning

    Spoke with Ana and was a big help!! Responded back quickly and was able to handle my multiple questions!!! Great experience so far!
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    Kiki Married on 12/18/2021
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    Dream Wedding

    The Cliffs is such a gorgeous venue and our wedding felt like a dream come true! Anna Fergus, the event coordinator, is truly the best! She is so sweet and makes everything perfect. She helps you organize and schedule the reception from start to finish leaving no detail unturned. We did not hire a wedding planner and I didn't feel like we needed one since Anna did such a fantastic job with the reception. In addition to the beautiful reception venue, the Cliffs includes 2 nights in an ocean front suite (or did in our package - not sure if that varies), so we got to relax after all the festivities. My husband and I have already decided that we want to go back every year on our anniversary. Highly recommend this venue and working with Anna F!!!
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    Robert Married on 10/14/2017
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    After looking around pretty extensively, we chose the Cliff’s for our October wedding and now that it is all finally said and done I can say that was one of the best things we did. Anna Fergus, their in-house wedding manager, is simply amazing. I cannot imagine a more kind, upbeat, professional, competent and understanding person who helped us every step of the way and knew just how to pull of the perfect event. We initially steered away from the Cliffs as we thought it would be out of budget, but after adding up the costs of other venues I reached out to Anna to put together a budget, and it wound up being great value. The venue is stunning; getting married on the water is pretty hard to beat. I cannot recommend Anna and her team at the Cliffs enough, she is wonderful!

Awards

  • 32
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements
A. Blake Photography A. Blake Photography Wedding Photographers

The Cliffs Resort ALWAYS provide the best weddings with the best beach ceremony view and access. Love this place and the staff!

Colleen Rosenthal Photography Colleen Rosenthal Photography Wedding Photographers

The Cliffs Resort is magical. Somehow their slabs of beautiful marble and polished brass railings seem understated by their location on top of a bluff overlooking the Giant Blue Pacific Ocean. They have an absolutely incredible staff; each person more competent , kind, and professional than the last. They do everything well. You will remember the food, the wine, the service and the extra efforts put into each event. Trust The Cliffs Resort with all the details of your most important day, and allow yourselves and your families to enjoy the magic. Best Wishes! Colleen Rosenthal

Flowers by Denise Flowers by Denise Wedding Florists

We have been fortunate to work with Anna and her team on several weddings - always hard at work making the day a smooth one for their clients!

Map

2757 Shell Beach Road Pismo Beach, CA, 93449
8057735000

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The Cliffs Hotel & Spa frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa?

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Cliffs Hotel & Spa, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At The Cliffs Hotel & Spa, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Cliffs Hotel & Spa in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Cliffs Hotel & Spa for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Resort
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Cliffs Hotel & Spa for wedding events?

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offer?

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offer for wedding events?

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Cliffs Hotel & Spa have available for wedding events?

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend The Cliffs Hotel & Spa and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Cliffs Hotel & Spa is recommended by 93% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism and 4.9 in value.

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