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!
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!
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.