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One word AMAZING. We had our wedding reception at Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach and could not have been happier with everything; venue, service, food, location. We had an intimate reception for 30, we started on the Zinc terrace for cocktails, then moved to the roof for dinner and some dancing and when we wrapped up everyone went downstairs to the bar for "one more drink". Really, we could not be happier, the Shade team (especially Jenny!) made sure everything went without a mistake - great care was taken and any 'problems' were immediately resolved.Thanks guys - we'll be back to celebrate our anniversary!!

5.0/5.0
Mark, Wedding Date: 04/07/2017

About

Manhattan Beach is synonymous with casual California beach culture. With a rich history of surfing, beach volleyball, Strand bicycle cruising and plain old sun-worshipping, it has always been an exclusive spot to relax and unwind. In the last decade, development has inspired a coastal renaissance. Manhattan Beach has become the place to dine, shop, and now sleep in style. Presenting Shade - your coastal oasis at one of California's premier beach communities. Whether you're staying in Manhattan Beach for work or play, whether you choose to absorb the energy of the beach or lounge by our dipping pool, enjoy a cocktail in the Zinc Lounge or luxuriate in your private Sanijet™ spa tub, Shade is your place. 

Shade is the perfect place to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Manhattan Beach’s first luxury boutique hotel, nestled downtown, provides an exquisite backdrop for the quintessential Southern California wedding.

Picture your event in a unique space that transcends the traditional concept of indoors and outdoors. Our signature space, the Courtyard, is the heart of the hotel. This extraordinary open air venue offers the flexibility to plan the wedding of your dreams. An abundance of natural light provides a lively yet gentle environment in which to celebrate.

Please keep in mind that Shade is capable of anything from a big traditional wedding to a smaller more intimate cocktail affair. What makes us different is that we make sure that every client has an event that is tailored to them. We can truly do almost anything here at Shade, including unique menus created specially for you. Our professional and experienced staff is committed to your every need before, during and after. We know how to turn your vision into a reality. You dictate, we facilitate. The sky’s the limit. You’re made in Shade.

Details

Venue Type
Beach, Hotel, Restaurant
Capacity
150
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Beach, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Sweet 16s

16 Reviews

4.9/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Trina, Wedding Date: 09/09/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Kaitlin and Jenny: the two amazing people in our lives. You guys made our day so special by helping with details and organization. I couldn't have done it without your help! You made planning easy, from hotel reservations to catering to decorations and most importantly you guys made us feel at home at Shade. You two are the best! We always say that Shade has been our home away from home since we first stayed there. Now it is truly our home in Manhattan Beach. The staff is so friendly and happy (thanks Chelsea and Jennifer too), always ready to help out with anything. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The food in Zinc Lounge is incredible! Our social hour appetizers, the wedding buffet and desserts are all on our favorites list. I would not change anything. Thank you again for the hospitality! We'll be back soon.

Services Used: Event Venue
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach responded with the following comments:
Hi Trina and Bobby!
It was such a pleasure being a part of your big day. Getting to know you both in the months before your wedding was a highlight for Kaitlin and I! The two of you truly made wedding planning a joy and your big day turned out to be (nearly) as beautiful as the love you have for each other. See you back at Shade soon!

5.0/5.0
Sam, Wedding Date: 07/01/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

My husband and I chose this venue for our wedding because we met in Manhattan Beach and we absolutely loved the beach views from the Shade Hotel Skydeck. We also liked the clean lines and modern vibe of the venue. We had a smaller wedding for about 40 ppl, and on a moderate budget, so we chose to do a brief ceremony and primarily a cocktail/dinner reception on the Skydeck. First off, the food is absolutely phenomenal! I don't know how many of our guests said this was the best food they've ever had, let alone at a wedding. Second, the entire team at Shade is very responsive and friendly, and got back to my planner and myself ASAP on all questions we had. Thanks to Jenny Cooper and Kaitlin Tunney, and their entire team, who went above and beyond to meet our needs and desires for our wedding. They provide venue with equipment (chairs, tables, some basic decorations), catering, and bar services. You will need to scout a florist and additional decorations if you like (definitely keep this in mind for your budget), DJ, and a bakery (if you opt for a cake), but they provide great local suggestions. The venue and food can be a bit pricey but well-worth it, be sure to clarify all costs for any additionals and the Shade team is transparent and happy to help navigate options. (Their succulent wall is amazing for portraits as well!) Thank you to the entire Shade team for helping us create such an incredible experience!

Services Used: Catering, Event Production, Event Venue
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach responded with the following comments:
Thank you Sam and Rafael,
It was such a pleasure working with you both and so exciting to turn our Skydeck into your beautiful ceremony and reception area. We love the opportunity to get creative and explore new ideas in our event spaces. Your intimate wedding was filled with such love, it was truly an honor to have been a part of your big day!

5.0/5.0
Linda, Wedding Date: 04/22/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

My husband and I held our son's Rehearsal Dinner on the Skydeck of this amazing location on April 21, 2017. From our first contact with Jenny Cooper, Catering Sales Manager, to our interaction with Kaitlin Tunney, Catering Services Coordinator, before, during and after, our evening was flawless and all involved were unbelievably professional. The decorations, provided by Shade were perfect for our beach themed event, and this was included in the price. We are able to choose all our food items, and they even accommodated requests not available on their catering menu. We were really able to make the evening about (and for) the future Bride and Groom. Everyone loved the amazing food that was served throughout the evening, and the Signature Cake Pops are to die for! If you are able to reserve this location for your rehearsal, or wedding, you will not be disappointed. Thank you to Jenny, Kaitlin and the entire Shade staff for a wonderful evening! We look forward to future fun at Shade!

Services Used: Event Venue
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your kind words Linda!
We are so glad you enjoyed your evening and our food, I can certainly agree with you about the cake pops, they are heavenly. It was a pleasure hosting your event here at Shade and we hope to see you and your family here again soon!

5.0/5.0
Mark, Wedding Date: 04/07/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

One word AMAZING. We had our wedding reception at Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach and could not have been happier with everything; venue, service, food, location.

We had an intimate reception for 30, we started on the Zinc terrace for cocktails, then moved to the roof for dinner and some dancing and when we wrapped up everyone went downstairs to the bar for "one more drink". Really, we could not be happier, the Shade team (especially Jenny!) made sure everything went without a mistake - great care was taken and any 'problems' were immediately resolved.

Thanks guys - we'll be back to celebrate our anniversary!!

Services Used: Event Venue

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