Hotel Wedding Venue in Manhattan Beach

At Shade Hotel, our mission is to create experiences that our guests never forget. As a premium luxury resort located in the iconic Manhattan Beach community, we're proud to offer a beach wedding venue that fuses the beauty of a traditional venue with the luxury of a full resort and spa. Our hospitality professionals are committed to helping you create an elegant, unforgettable wedding, and if you have any questions about our hotel wedding venue or policies, this FAQ page can help.

Our Beach Wedding Venue FAQ

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CEREMONY FEE?

The ceremony fee includes a complimentary Deluxe Spa Room for the night of your wedding, ivory leather and wood chairs, microphone speaker system and stand, gift and guest book table, easel for framed photo, ivory floor-length linens, LED tea light candles and mercury glass votives, 60 minute wedding rehearsal location (based on availability) set-up and break-down service.

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 can make that happen. Our kitchen can offer a predetermined choice of entrées including up to two protein dishes and a vegetarian option. We require utilizing response cards. If you choose to offer a choice of entree, your guaranteed number of each entree should be submitted twelve (12) days prior to your event.

DOES SHADE HOTEL HAVE SECURITY?

We ask that a minimum of two security guards are hired through Shade. 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® daybed 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 150 comfortably, but we can get creative when it comes to group sizes—just ask us and we'll see what's possible.

ARE THERE ANY SMOKING HOTEL ROOMS AT SHADE?

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

CAN WE USE AN OUTSIDE CATERER?

Shade has its own kitchen and catering department. We take great pride in crafting high-quality dishes for our events. We do allow outside catering for Kosher events. We require you chose from our list of preferred caterers.

DOES SHADE OFFER KOSHER CATERING?

Absolutely. We can make our kitchen 100% kosher 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, and if you're looking for a high-quality wedding cake, simply check our preferred vendors list for referrals.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

If rain looks like a possibility, Shade will do its very best to accommodate the same event indoor based upon availability. We will determine the space dependent of hotel commitments and volume of business. If you prefer to take your chances outdoors, canopy rentals are available at current rental costs. Either way, our hotel wedding venue offers a unique indoor/outdoor fusion that makes it easy to play by ear if the weather takes a turn.

HOW DO YOU CHARGE THE BAR?

Shade can charge for drinks upon consumption or you may choose from one of our hosted unlimited bar packages. We are happy to help you estimate this price for proposal purposes.

DO YOU OFFER VALET SERVICES?

Yes, we offer valet services at $16/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!

WHAT ARE THE SKYDECK LIMITATIONS?

We require 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.

Plan Your Manhattan Beach Hotel Wedding Today

No matter how big, small, glamorous, or subtle you want your wedding to be, the hospitality professionals at Shade Hotel are here to execute your vision down to the last detail. If you're ready to start discussing planning your wedding at our hotel wedding venue, we'd love to hear from you: simply reach out to us at our contact page today. We can't wait to help you create a wedding experience that every guest remembers for a lifetime.