Plan the Most Romantic Wedding on the Beach | Catalina Island : Catalina Express

Plan the Most Romantic Wedding on the Beach | Catalina Island

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Plan the Most Romantic Wedding on the Beach | Catalina Island

Have you always dreamed about having your wedding on the beach? To feel the sand under your feet, the breeze upon your hair and the ocean sounds within your ear? It’s undeniable that an evening on the beach is a pretty romantic setting for a wedding. Of course, some of the most popular beach destinations are found in California. California beaches are gorgeous, full of sun and packed with welcoming warm weather most days of the year. Because of these desirable traits, it’s no wonder why California beaches attract couples from all over the world to have their wedding on the beach. One of the absolute best places in California to have a romantic beach wedding is Catalina Island. On the shores of Catalina Island, you not only get a beach wedding experience, you get an island wedding experience. The tranquil sounds of the ocean, exclusive beach getaway and unique island qualities provide an unforgettable wedding on the beach encounter that you and your mate will enjoy for the rest of your lives.

Enjoy the Island Wedding on the Beach Difference

The best aspect of getting married on Catalina Island is that it’s a destination wedding without the hassle of a destination wedding. So many couples spend thousands of dollars flying out of country to have a beach island wedding. Not only are these weddings expensive, but they are inconvenient to family and guests, and they are very difficult to plan. On the other hand, Catalina Island is right off the Southern California coast, and is a much easier and affordable place to plan an island wedding. The beauty of Catalina Island beaches is easily on par with many other island experiences. It’s the complete island package that resembles any experience you’d have on a remote island in the Bahamas. Catalina Island has great hotels, vacation rentals, amazing restaurants and breathtaking scenery to celebrate your love. Catalina Island is also unique in the fact that there are so many different venues you can choose from. Here are some key places you can get married on the Island.

Descanso Wedding on the Beach

Aligned with a path of palm trees past the renowned Catalina Casino lies the Descanso Beach Club, Avalon’s only privately-owned beach-facing property available for public use. The ceremony on the beach area seats up to 250 guests and you can choose to follow it with a reception on the lawn that holds up to 1,200 total guests. Couples that get married here have an unforgettable experience, making Descanso Beach Club a pristine location for a picture-perfect wedding on the beach.

Catherine’s Terrace Wedding on the Beach Experience

Catherine’s Terrace offers a breathtaking oceanfront location that’s ideal for anyone looking to have a wedding on the beach. As you enter the building, natural light surrounds you at every corner. It’s an indoor and outdoor location with lots of space. The banquet seating holds up to 150 people and the reception area holds up to 170 people.  You can also get married on the private beach right outside of  Catherine’s Terrace, because when you rent it, you’re renting out the entire space. It’s a gorgeous place to commit to your spouse for a lifetime of love and happiness.

Hotel Metropole Wedding on the Beach Experience

This hotel has many rooms and some very spacious accommodations for couples getting married. Their two locations include The Beach House and M Restaurant. The Beach House is a unique, luxurious atmosphere that includes eclectic furniture, cathedral ceilings, a full kitchen and dining room, a two-bedroom suite, and a large ocean-view deck. It’s ideal for both your ceremony and your reception.

The M Restaurant is a distinguished location to hold both your ceremony and reception. It includes personalized service and catering for up to 150 guests to make sure your wedding is a remarkable one. Hotel Metropole also has a special Honeymoon Package available for couples looking to enjoy themselves on the Island beyond their wedding event.

Two Harbors Banning House Lodge Wedding on the Beach Experience

This Craftsman-style Lodge provides sweeping views of the Isthmus of Catalina and Catalina Harbor from its romantic, hilltop perch above Two Harbors. It has a lush trellised courtyard, two-story library, sunroom, and stone patio that are warm and cozy. The entire lodge can be reserved for your wedding, and the breathtaking ocean view is perfect for small, intimate weddings. If you have a car you can also drive to Shark Harbor, a small beach on the southwest side of Catalina Island.

Overall, the beaches on Catalina are very special places to get married. Couples love the intimacy the Island brings.

The Best Time to Have Your Wedding on the Beach

Most of the beaches on Catalina Island are open to the public at all times. If your dream is to have a summer wedding, Catherine’s Terrace is an excellent location because you avoid the summer crowds by renting out the entire space. Catherine’s Terrace allows guests to rent their location all year long so you can have your private beach wedding during your desired season of the year. If you’d like to have your wedding on one of Catalina Island’s gorgeous public beaches, the best times of the year are fall and winter (September through April). This timing ensures that you will have a spacious wedding on the beach experience.

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