Located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort is the ultimate Southern California destination for luxury oceanfront weddings. Terranea Resort is far from the average wedding destination – it’s an all-encompassing weekend experience where couples and their guests can celebrate love amid 102 acres of panoramic Pacific Ocean views. It’s the perfect setting for couples who want to enjoy the feeling of a true destination wedding weekend, but without having to travel to a remote location. Upon arrival, visitors are welcomed with an ambiance of relaxation and extravagance; and they will feel as if they have a lavish world all to themselves, right up until their departure.

“Terranea is truly a luxury resort like no other,” says Nicole Lazo, Catering Sales Manager at Terranea Resort. “Surrounded by the tranquil waves of the Pacific with Catalina Island on the horizon, our unique setting embodies an authentic and elevated connection to the beautiful and coastal Palos Verdes Peninsula.”

With such an idyllic and grand setting, it’s easy to see how the quintessential “Terranea couple” is one who wants more than just a wedding celebration – they’re looking for an unforgettable luxury experience for them and their guests. As experts in the wedding and event industry, the Terranea team is well-versed in tailoring each event to their clients’ individual vision and requests. Each wedding is a bespoke celebration unlike any other, and there’s no limits when it comes to bringing even the most elaborate wedding plan to fruition.

“A most notable Terranea bride and groom are Valentin and Jenna Chmerkovskiy,” Nicole shares, “professional dancers and personalities from Dancing with the Stars. In 2019, the couple decided upon Terranea for their special, star-studded celebration. Both Val and Jenna specifically wanted to be surrounded by the ocean for their ‘I dos,’ and our scenic resort reminded them of the coast of Italy, where they became engaged. The couple also had a large, extravagant ballroom perfect for dancing – which was at the top of their must-have list, naturally – and Terranea was the perfect fit.”

The accommodations at Terranea Resort consist of spacious and comfortable suites, bungalows, casitas, and villas, making it easy to cater to wedding parties and guest lists of all sizes. There’s also a variety of activities to fill a wedding itinerary, whether it’s an intimate weekend getaway or weeklong destination celebration. Think delectable and inventive dining; adventures at sea; a nine-hole, par-3 golf course; an award-winning 50,000 square-foot oceanfront spa; and four swimming pools to relax the time away.

For weddings in particular, Terranea has recently debuted a stunning Bridal Suite featuring designer furnishings, custom-made fixtures, glam stations with professional makeup lighting, and a private terrace that serves as a gorgeous backdrop for bridal party photos.

“Brunch at Terranea is the perfect post-wedding dining experience,” Nicole adds. “Both Catalina Kitchen and Mar’sel offer delicious menus (including Bloody Marys and Mimosas) that make an excellent bookend to your celebrations.”

Wedding menus at Terranea are a treat in and of themselves, as the resort’s “Farm-to-Terranea” culinary program continues to expand and evolve with fresh, locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. A bounty of herbs and vegetables are grown right in the Mar’sel restaurant garden, as well as the nearby Catalina View Garden. The resort’s award-winning culinary team also gathers their own sea water and kelp from the Pacific Ocean to create signature sea salt in their Sea Salt Conservatory. This is but one of the ways in which Terranea upholds its commitment to epicurean and sustainable excellence.

More than anything, Nicole credits the team’s communication, attention to detail, and energetic passion for the successful legacy Terranea has created within the wedding world. Even with its picture-perfect views and luxury surroundings, the best part about Terranea Resort is its people.

“Terranea’s value is rooted in service, provided by the amazing associates at the resort,” says Nicole. “From our professional and passionate sales team to the amazing team of associates servicing the day-to-day guest experience, Terranea welcomes guests into our home to experience a luxury oceanfront resort like no other. Our team is gifted with passionate and knowledgeable professionals. With unmatched dedication, our team can successfully service lavish events, while connecting and serving guests from the heart.”

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>Written By: Lauren Malamala