Frequently Asked Questions
Manhattan Beach
What is included in the ceremony fee?

The ceremony includes soft drinks, a coffee station, cake cutting service, tables, chairs, ivory linens, a coordinator on the day of your wedding to help you down the aisle, and a Deluxe Spa Room for you and your fiancé to enjoy on your wedding night.

Do you charge extra for vegetarian dishes?

No, we can offer any vegetarian dish of your choice.

What if we want more than one dish option for our guests?

We are willing to offer a predetermined choice of entrée including up to two protein dishes and a vegetarian option. Your selections are due 10 days in advance of your event along with your final count. This count must include the number of each entrée. You will be required to provide an escort card for each individual with an insignia that signifies the dish the guest has selected.

Does Shade hotel have security?

We ask that a minimum of two security guards are hired through Shade at approximately $200 per guard for weddings and events using multiple spaces. One guard is required for Skydeck events (rates depend on event hours).

What about children?

Children age 12 and under are half price plus an additional $10 beverage charge. We would be happy to create a favorite dish for the kids to enjoy.

Do any of your hotel rooms accommodate families?

We have five suites which each feature a king size bed, as well as a queen size sofa bed in a separate living space. Also, each of our first floor rooms have a twin size Tempur-Pedic® day bed which can be made up for an extra guest upon request. Roll-away beds are available, as well.

What is the maximum number you can accommodate for a sit down dinner?

We can seat 168 comfortably, but we can get creative when it comes to group sizes—please ask us.

Are there any smoking hotel rooms at Shade?

No, Shade is a non-smoking property, but guests are welcome to smoke on their balconies. Smoking is also permitted on the Skydeck during events.

Can we use an outside caterer?

Shade has it’s own kitchen and catering department. We take great pride in crafting high quality dishes for our events. We do not allow outside catering, but would be happy to create any special dish you have in mind.

Does Shade offer kosher catering?

Absolutely. We can kasher our kitchen for any event.

Can Shade make our wedding cake?

Unfortunately, we do not make wedding cakes nor cupcakes. We do, however, offer many amazing desserts. Please feel free to look at our preferred vendors list for referrals.

What happens if it rains?

If rain looks like a possibility, we will be happy to move your event inside. If you prefer to take your chances outdoors, canopy rentals are available at current rental costs.

How do you charge the bar?

Shade only charges for drinks upon consumption and wine by the bottle for events. We are happy to help you estimate this price for proposal purposes.

Do you offer valet services?

Yes, we offer valet services at $15/per car for events. You may host valet services for your group or you can have your guests be individually responsible.

Does a Shade event include decor?

We will gladly hang fabric, lanterns, or twinkle lights in the Courtyard for a fee, just ask your event planner!

Can you clarify room requirements?

Courtyard early evening and evening events require eight rooms overlooking the Courtyard are booked. Events using a combination of the Courtyard and zinc@shade Lounge in the evening require twelve rooms surrounding the Courtyard are booked. Shade offers a group rate that is contingent on the time of year.

What are the Skydeck limitations?

We require Shade approved DJs and the music cannot be louder than 85 decibels. No glass or confetti are permitted. However, wax, wood, and ceramic vases are approved and we will supply heavy acrylic in place of glassware.

Every bride and groom is looking for the wedding of their dreams. Make your wedding wishes a dream come true. Contact Shade today to start planning your perfect day.


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