We are pleased you are considering the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel for your upcoming wedding. It would be our pleasure to welcome you and your guests to Ventura’s only beachfront hotel. The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel is available for wedding ceremonies and private dining events, including wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, brunches and other social galas. Located in the heart of Ventura, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel is situated directly on the beach next to world class surfing, within walking distance of Historic Downtown Ventura and AMTRAK. Our amenities include 258 ocean view guest rooms, including 18 luxurious suites, a heated oceanfront pool, full-service restaurant, oceanfront bar and more than 19,000 square feet of well appointed meeting space, including our penthouse ballroom with panoramic views of the Channel Islands and surrounding city. Join us for year-round sunshine, extraordinary cuisine, miles of uncrowded beaches and a staff ready to pamper. The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach IS “The Place to Wed.”
Wedding ceremonies on the beach with waves softly crashing in the background. Let your photographer whisk you away for pictures by the Historic Ventura Pier, while guests enjoy cocktails on the Lanai patio. Then catch the sunset overlooking the ocean from the penthouse Ballroom Room. The culinary experts will create custom menus for your special day, while our catering team attends to all your wedding details. Sit back, relax & enjoy your destination wedding at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel.
A look at holding a wedding here at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach written by Here Comes the Guide (www.herecomestheguide.com):
“Living is easy in Ventura, California, a laid-back coastal town midway between the hectic L.A. scene and pricey Santa Barbara resorts. Ventura’s uncrowded beaches are picturesque even when the morning fog swirls above the breakers; on its many sunny days, beachcombers can spy the Channel Islands—a necklace of atolls—etched on the horizon.
As the only beachfront hotel in Ventura, the Crowne Plaza provides everything you need for a beach wedding ceremony right on the powdery sand. Their event team will arrange white or natural wood chairs beside the aisle, and set a ceremonial arch in front of the surf so that you can exchange vows just steps from the shore—a microphone and speaker are included, too. Afterwards, your photographer captures shots of the two of you walking off into a glorious sunset, while friends and family begin the party on one of two outdoor terraces that face the sea. Then for your reception, everyone moves indoors to the most spectacular ballroom in the county.
Twelve stories up, the circular Top of the Harbor Ballroom looks out on a captivating panorama through floor-to-ceiling glass: the Ventura hills in one direction and the sinuous shoreline in the other. At twilight, wisps of mist play along the crashing waves; as night descends, the city lights and the illuminated Ventura pier vie with a star-filled indigo sky in a contest of sparkle. The ballroom’s contemporary styling, like the rest of the hotel, is both relaxed and confident and suits the soothing surroundings. Abstract splashes of color in the carpeting add a festive touch.
Cost-conscious hosts will be pleased with the complimentary amenities—like wine with dinner, cake cutting and a two-night oceanview bridal suite—that make the Crowne’s catering packages a very good value. If you want to pamper your guests, think about adding hand-rolled cigars, an espresso cart or a decadent chocolate fountain—or save these treats for your rehearsal dinner or after-party.
The executive chef of their on-site restaurant, C-Street, also handles the event catering, and that’s a plus for bridal couples. His California-inspired cuisine showcases fresh, local ingredients complemented by an outstanding wine list. We were delighted with the meal we sampled, and bet your guests will be, too. (And yes, the chef is happy to customize your menu!)
At evening’s end, overnight guests retire to their oceanview accommodations, which include the Crowne’s “Seven Layers of Comfort” bed. As the newlyweds, you get to sleep in and then enjoy room service delivery of your complimentary breakfast. Eventually, though, you’ll want to venture forth and explore the area’s attractions. The hotel is walking distance to downtown, and you can also take an easy stroll along the promenade and watch the surfers ply the waves. Other diversions include renting a kayak (adventurous), visiting the hotel’s art gallery (cultured) or simply lounging by the oceanfront swimming pool (sublime!).
Every step along the way, the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach will contribute to a scenic and low-stress wedding weekend.”