Terranea Resort 100 Terranea Way • Rancho Palos Verdes • California 90275

Terranea Resort

100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, California 90275

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Why You'll Love This Place

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Prepare to fall in love … with this magnificent 102-acre coastal resort, situated on a bluff overlooking the sea at the very tip of the stunning Palos Verdes Peninsula. If you're searching for an earthly paradise, you're bound to find it here, where every meandering path transports you to new and varied delights. Built on land that once served as the exotic setting for numerous films and TV shows, this vast oceanside sanctuary is designed to capture hearts and instill indelible memories. In fact, just checking this venue out is a treat you won't want to miss.

Terranea Resort is definitely the location for postcard-perfect celebrations. Promontories with jaw-dropping vistas abound on grounds landscaped to showcase native vegetation and ecology. Catalina Point, with its hilltop trellis, broad lawn, and sightlines all the way to its namesake island, is ideal for open-air vows. The nearby Ocean Lawn also boasts views that will set your heart racing. If your guest list numbers in the high hundreds, scenic Palos Verdes Meadows offers a vast expanse for a ceremony or an affair en plein air with a backdrop that features the Point Vicente lighthouse, the sky-blue-meets-sea-blue horizon and a glorious sunset.

Inside Terranea's seven-story central complex, the choices are similarly compelling. You can't help but be dazzled by this wonderland of possibilities! There are multiple ballrooms of varying dimensions, all grand, impressive, and splendidly appointed. Whether your choice is the casual grace of the Catalina Ballroom, the warmth and sophistication of the Marineland Ballroom, or the elegance and scale of the Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom, your selection can be personalized to create just the right frame for your special occasion. All are teamed with Terranea's lovely terraces, allowing seamless transitions from indoor pleasures to al fresco cocktails and dining. Up on the sixth floor, the same refined sensibility and service can be yours in a series of suites with oceanview balconies—some ample enough to accommodate a small ceremony—that work well for welcome receptions, rehearsal dinners, post-wedding brunches and countless other social or business events. A legion of handsome Point Rooms on the second floor may also be combined with the Mediterranean-inspired Point Terrace and Lawn for a sun-splashed or star-lit gathering with a garden and seascape surround.

Once the festivities are over, let the leisure begin. Indulge in soothing treatments at their signature spa mere steps from the ocean's edge … sample the fabulous fare at any of the six restaurants—including several with celebrity status … savor unhurried walks along the shoreline … play a round of golf on their award-winning 9-hole, par-3 course, The Links. A host of gorgeous accommodations, ranging from luxurious guest rooms and suites to beautifully outfitted freestanding casitas and villas, will entice you to extend your stay. And with so many divine opportunities for pampering, relaxing, and alone time, Terranea is the place for a romantic honeymoon. But we warn you: Book early. This resort made Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List as one of the Best Places on Earth for a reason. Once you see it, you'll know why.


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Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $250–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Space reserved
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $70–200/person
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 24%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 1500 900
Cocktails, etc. Standing 850 600
Reception Seated 900 700
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 900.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The resort seats 900 theater-style outdoors and over 1,500 indoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The resort can accommodate 700 for an outdoor dinner buffet and over 850 for an indoor plated or buffet dinner.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


$ • $$ • $$$





Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Resort / Spa
  • Retreat
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Ballroom
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: valet required
Accommodations: 582 guest rooms, suites, bungalows, casitas, and villas
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: renter
View: panorama of Pacific Ocean, coastline, beach cove, bluffs, and Catalina Islands
Other: grand piano


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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