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Shutters on the Beach

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About Shutters on the Beach

A wedding venue in Santa Monica, California, Shutters on the Beach offers couples the perfect oasis in which to exchange their vows. Boasting breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific Ocean at every turn, the hotel venue features Cape Cod-style shuttered doors that lead to white sand beaches and gentle ocean breezes. Serving as the quintessential coastal getaway for sharing enchanting love stories, Shutters on the Beach is sure to turn your wedding day fantasy into a reality!

Facilities and Capacity
Situated in one of Southern California’s most eclectic and desirable seaside resort communities, the oceanside venue comfortably accommodates a maximum of 400 of your guests. Comfortable and luxurious, the venue offers couples the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception in either of the following spaces: the Grand Salon, the Beachside or the Pacific Terrace. Featuring a stylish fireplace and immaculate lighting, the Grand Salon seats a maximum of 400, while the Beachside—with its sun-kissed ambience and beach views—hosts up to 100 and the Pacific Terrace—with its floral-draped arbor and sweeping views—accommodates up to 250.

Services Offered
Couples who book Shutters on the Beach benefit from an array of wedding-related services. For a truly enjoyable wedding experience, said services include the following:

  • Liability insurance
  • Consultation
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Pet-friendly grounds
  • Wireless internet

The talented Shutters on the Beach culinary team pride themselves on providing refined food in a relaxed setting. For a truly delectable dining experience, couples benefit from the following culinary services:

  • Consultation
  • Tastings
  • Server(s)
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Breaks

A hotel at heart, Shutters on the Beach offers overnight accommodations in the form of 186 guestrooms and 12 suites. Showcasing the residential-style designs of interior designer Michael S. Smith, each well-appointed room features the following amenities:

  • Built-in entertainment cabinets
  • Hydrothermal massage tubs
  • Separate showers
  • LCD flat screens
  • Bluetooth speaker systems
  • In-room coffee makers

Other Facilities
Couples who choose Shutters on the Beach to host their ceremony and/or reception benefit from the option of hosting a variety of other wedding-related events in the following spaces: the Promenade, the Oceanside and the Private Dining Room. Perfect for engagement celebrations, bridal showers and rehearsal dinners, the versatile Promenade seats up to 15, while the state-of-the-art Oceanside hosts up to 30 and the intimate Private Dining Room approximately 14.

Other Services
Interested couples are more than welcome to include bar services with their celebration. Said services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash bar
  • Premium liquor
  • Platinum liquor
  • Cordials and liqueurs
  • Domestic beers
  • Imported and specialty beers
  • Premium wine
  • Specialty wine
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36 Reviews for Shutters on the Beach

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36 Shutters on the Beach Reviews


Married on 08/12/2016

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

BALLROOM ON THE BEACH! Dream Come True! My then-fiancé and I were getting desperate to find a reasonable yet classy venue near a beach in LA area. It had been months of researching venues online, ... Read more scheduling walkthroughs, and then coming home disappointed and looking for more leads. Finally one night, I gave my now-husband my ideal venue description (thinking it would never happen anyway): I told him I had always dreamed of getting married with a perfect ocean view as the sun goes down (obviously without random beach-goers in the viewable background or god forbid walking through our wedding with their dogs, volleyballs or frisbees, because most beaches are public and they can do all that freely) AND I wanted a terrace overlooking the ocean AND a ballroom all in the same venue. If this is your dream too, look no further!!! Shutters is simply the best. I know a lot of reviewers say that because they remember their wedding fondly, but we HUNTED for this venue and we knocked down a lot of similar venues along the way. For the price, location, service, and the amazing catering, you will get no better! The catering was exquisite, the service was attentive and friendly (not stuck-up at all). There were no ridiculous hidden charges like so many other venues bill after the wedding. THEY LET ME DECORATE MY OWN WEDDING!! For those who don't know, most upscale venues will make a fuss about hiring vendors for EVERYTHING. Shutters understands that not every couple wants fresh flowers or rented decor. Being the picky bride that I am, I custom-made all my own elaborate and fragile centerpieces and decor and the Shutters staff happily set it all up with a little written direction! AMAZING!!! The cherry on top: They pampered us by leaving chilled Champagne, sweets, and other goodies in the bridal suite when we retreated after the reception. And the night was on them. Bliss! GET MARRIED AT SHUTTERS! And tell Bruce and Kristie Sam and Rachel Schaffel say "hi!"


Married on 10/22/2016

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

We did both our ceremony and reception at Shutters and it was perfect! We wanted to do our wedding at the beach, and Shutters provided the perfect backdrop. Liz and her team are so easy to work with ... Read more and very accommodating! From the initial meeting, to the walk throughs to the tasting to the big day and so much more, they made all of our guests feel welcome. I have always loved Shutters and now it holds a special place in my husband and my hearts and we know it is a place we can always visit to reminisce about the best day of our life! The team at Shutters is genuine and kind and work with you to make sure your dream day comes true, and they did just that. The event spaces are exceptionally beautiful and they worked efficiently with our vendors to transform the spaces into the perfect wedding backdrops. Thank you Shutters team!


Married on 08/05/2016

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

FANTASTIC and magical place. We were married at Shutters on August 5, 2016. Everything was PERFECT! We had the BEST coordinators, Lee-Andra and Bruce are truly phenomenal to work with. They seriously ... Read more went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was spectacular in every way!! The food is AMAZING and the setting can not be beat. Shutters is the most romantic and beautiful place for a beach wedding.

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