11 total reviews
Wedding Date: 10/5/2013
I recently got married at Shutters and I couldnt be happier with my experience. From the day we signed the initial contract all the way through until the DJ going home on our wedding night, things were perfect. Bruce was the BEST. He was so helpful and answered questions at all hours and very rapidly. He had great suggestions for me for ideas and vendors and was receptive to feedback. The staff the day of was incredible. Every guest felt so special and well taken care of. They didnt miss a beat the entire night. The speed of service for food and drinks was perfect, everything was very clean, and they were so friendly and helpful. This was a great venue choice! And the amazing view doesnt hurt.
Wedding Date: 4/6/2013
We loved it here! Bruce was a huge help and the awesome thing about Shutters is that the pricing is all in. Ceremony site, dinner, etc. No weird added charges for a cake or a dance floor.
Wedding Date: 6/2/2012
Shutters on the Beach was an amazing and beautiful place for our beach wedding and reception. We had our ceremony on the beach and then had our reception in the Oceanside/Beachside rooms. The rooms are beautiful with beach front views. We looked at a lot of places and this was by far the best location for an intimate wedding like ours (we had about 30 guests). It may seem pricey per person, but keep in mind that the price includes the ceremony on the beach with chairs, the reception rooms (1 for cocktail hour, adjoining room for the reception), dinner service with 2 entree choices (the food was amazing- especially the halibut), choice of 6 passed hors d'oeuvres, 5 hour premium open bar, cake from a choice of 4 vendors (we went with Vanilla Bake Shop- so amazing!), valet, and an oceanfront suite for the bride and groom the night of the wedding. Simply amazing! Oh, and Toby Lent is awesome! I would highly recommend Shutters on the Beach for any bride who wants an elegant and beautiful beach wedding.
Wedding Date: 6/13/2014
The hotel was very difficult to deal with for my guests to get reservations. The service at the hotel leaves a lot to be desired. We had our rehersal dinner at Hotel Bel-Air and their service was impeccable. If I could go back, I would have my wedding at the Hotel Bel-Air and not at Shutters. Shutters was a complete waste of money. I was very unhappy with my weddding there and would not recommend it to anyone.
Wedding Date: 7/5/2013
The venue was breathtaking, the food delicious. Before the wedding, staff did a pretty good job getting back to us in a reasonable amount of time (a day or two if the longest). However, we were not notified when the catering manger we were working with left to work in San Diego, not even an email, until we called the office about another matter. Also, the waitstaff was very minimal, less than expected. On the day of, when I needed to speak to someone in charge while dinner was being served, besides my day of coordinator, there was no such person around, only two waitstaff people. We also asked to have my meal & my groom's meal wrapped up & brought to our room (so we would have it later on) and it wasn't there. As the bride, I had to go up to the bar myself to get drinks. Also, no one told us that we needed to get the top tier of our cake from their kitchen's fridge before we checked out the next day so we needed to make an extra trip to the venue the next day to pick it up (which was headed to us on a plate until we asked for a box for it)
Wedding Date: 5/1/2011
Stunning location on the terrace for the ceremony, followed by cocktails. We then had our reception in One Pico Retaurant. All together the organisation was great, a few disappointing hitches on the day regarding the layout of the main table though. Also the size of the main courses were considerably smaller than the trial. The passed apps during cocktail hour were excellent. Otherwise, fantastic venue, made for an extremely elegant wedding. Would reccommend
Wedding Date: 4/21/2012
I had my ceremony on the pool terrace and reception in the ballroom and both were to die for! Looking back at photos I can't believe how beautiful it all was. The only downside is the lack of personal service. This is a large hotel that churns out events every weekend, so don't expect and personal attention!
Wedding Date: 9/3/2011
Shutters is a gorgeous venue to get married. The ceremony was outside on the terrace looking over the ocean as the sunset. 'Cocktail hour' was a bit rushed and they didn't have any appetizers set aside for the bride and groom. There was a drop in communication between the day of coordinator and banquet captain/servers. Shutters did make good in the long run. The ballroom was gorgeous and there are no words for how gorgeous the bridal suite was!
Wedding Date: 8/20/2011
Amazing setting. Impressive, romantic, and unique! Michael is the best! He put up with a lot of horrid behavior from someone in the wedding party, and I salute him and his professionalism!
Wedding Date: 10/15/2010
I had always wanted a beach wedding. When I started looking at locations that were on the beach or had a view of the ocean, there were only a few that had great food, great service AND the view. I never wanted to have my wedding at a hotel but after meeting Bruce Hochberger, Associate Director of Catering, I was 110% confident that this was going to be the right place. We actually had our ceremony on the terrace overlooking the beach and it could not have been more beautiful. The staff was beyond friendly and we got rave reviews from our guests who loved the hors'dourves! We could not have been happier. We will definitely host another event there, maybe for our first wedding anniversary.
Wedding Date: 4/7/2007
Santa Monica's Premiere Beach Wedding Venue
Say 'I do' on the brick-lined terrace against a backdrop of sea and sky followed by a reception in one of our stunning venues. From the reception to the honeymoon, our professional catering and event staff bring imagination, thoughtfulness and expertise to make each wedding extraordinary.
- Price Range: $$$$
- Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Kosher Available, Liquor License, On the Water, Onsite Catering, Onsite Overnight Accommodations, Onsite Parking, Outdoor Ceremony Area, Outdoor Reception Area, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
- Capacity: Up to 250
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Hotel/Resort
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