Beachside Beauties: 5 Incredible Seaside Wedding Venues & Inspiration For Your Big Day

Written by
Lainey Dow

Let's go to the beach! Whether you dream of a chic celebration with beachy decor or a ceremony inches from the sand, California boasts some of the most beautiful beach venues in the country. We've gathered five incredible beach venues along with a little inspiration for your big day by the sea.

The Cliffs Resort offers impeccable cuisine and exquisite style in Pismo Beach all amid the beauty of the Pacific. Cassandra and Scott's reception showcased classic romance beneath a towering white tent on the lawn of the resort. White and blush florals paired with gold details added to the design and lit up the venue. Everlasting views of the ocean served as the prettiest backdrop for the evening, where blush beauty and sophistication reigned.

Photography by Open Door Photography

Let the beachy vibes and elegance of Shutters on The Beach in Santa Monica serve as the inspiration for your wedding day. This venue screams California, and is just steps from the sand and Santa Monica pier. We're loving this "Something Blue" inspired bridal shower that showcased a lovely palette of blues and creams paired with beachy acccents. The airy and sophisticated vibe of the venue offered the ideal space to create a one-of-a-kind design.

Photography by Brian Tropiano Weddings

Leah and Ryan's day at Terranea Resort has our hearts fluttering. The couple wished for a wine-themed wedding to honor Leah's father, who works in the wine industry. The desire for a classic, elegant setting led Leah and Ryan to choose Terranea as their ceremony and reception venue. The gorgeous wooden arbor donned in florals and greenery stunned in front of the beach backdrop. Both the ceremony and reception styles blended flawlessly to create a seamless continuation between the spaces, making Terranea a truly perfect venue for the couple wanting the best of both worlds.

Photography by Chard Photographer

Lindsey and Brian tied the knot during an oceanside ceremony at the beautiful Bacara Resort & Spa. Crisp ivory and blush made for the perfect color palette, while the unbelievably stunning coast served as an unparalleled backdrop for the day. Soft linens and elegant decor complemented the beachy venue, which flaunts stunning spaces for the wedding of your dreams.

Photography by Burgundy Blue Photography

Dimay and Austin's beachside affair at Hotel Casa del Mar was everything a couple could want, with stunning ocean views and the sheer grandeur of the venue providing the perfect spot to celebrate the newlyweds. The dainty blush-hued palette was perfect for the beach, while pops of light blue paid homage to the venue. Guests danced in the grand ballroom with Dimay and Austin, which felt elegant and sophisticated while still remaining true to the beachy style of the hotel.

Photography by Marvin Tsai Photography