The Douglas Beach House is an oceanfront wedding venue located in Half Moon Bay, California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this truly unique property on Miramar Beach has provided a warm, traditional, intimate and soulful events venue for over 50 years. Whether your wedding is elegant, casual or anything in between, the fabulous views and coastal ambience of The Douglas Beach House will create an unforgettable setting for your upcoming nuptials.
Facilities and Capacity
Just steps from the beach, The Douglas Beach House provides ocean views from their large deck and solarium areas. Rental space includes the concert room with dance floor, stage, prep kitchen and bar, as well as the adjacent solarium area and upper level deck. The north area includes a lounge, kitchen, bar and bonus room and is available for an additional fee. Their intimate banquet hall with cedar paneling and large windows seats up to 120 dinner guests.
The Douglas Beach House offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Wedding packages can be customized based on your specific event needs, and overnight accommodations at this location can also be arranged. Event services offered include the following:
Event Savvy is The Douglas Beach House’s preferred caterer and event planner. Joy and her talented culinary team will attend to your wedding details and customize the food, decorations and rentals for the perfect wedding celebration.
The Douglass Beach House is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.
This venue is located on the beautiful Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay. Couples and their guests will find this venue convenient, as it is located minutes from Half Moon Bay Airport and a short drive to San Francisco and other Bay Area attractions.
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Recommended by 97% of couples
Claudia · Married on 10/12/2008
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in 2008 and it was a fantastic experience. We could have everything how we wanted it. We brought in a band recommended by Pete Douglas and they were so great. Our caterer and bartender were very happy working with the staff. The location is gorgeous alongside the beach. My guests enjoyed having the flexibilty of being inside or outside.
Joanne · Married on 10/07/2017
What a wonderful team to work with! I couldn't have asked for a better venue and caterer to work with for the big day. Joy is absolutely wonderful to work with, and she and her team were very accommodating of our friend's homemade cake, us coming in the day before to decorate and even helping out, and our budget restraints. The food was so amazing I'm still craving the dishes; guests said this was the best wedding food they've ever had before. While it was a little pricier than other caterers, the service and quality of food and the team made it worth it in the end.
Our only slight concern before the day was the size and layout of the venue, as some family members thought it was a little small and dark for a wedding reception. Turns out these were no concerns in the end as it was plenty bright for our afternoon reception and had plenty of room to accommodate 90 people. It turned out beautifully in photos too.
Overall an incredible team to work with, and the view of the ocean will make your day a beautiful one. Can't recommend highly enough.
Even if the Bach weren't a longtime institution in Half Moon Bay and the coastside, it would be an ideal venue for weddings and events. The beachfront property provides magnificent scenery for photography. Viewed from below or the upper deck of the Bach, the stunning views include romantic sunsets, and even occasional whale watching, a visual treat for attendees, adding that "something special" to an event. The Bach Dynamite and Dancing Society's rich tradition of world renowned jazz has proven a perfect place for live music and entertainment, as well. What is best of all is that everything is in one place- you have the ocean for backdrops, a balcony and tables for guests, a bar, and a stage for speeches, music, etc.