Perched along a scenic coastline with spectacular sunsets, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay appeals to couples from the Bay Area and beyond. Those seeking a wedding destination that combines nature and luxury will find them beautifully balanced in our venues. Exchange vows overlooking the beach in outdoor venues or host a themed dinner beneath the stars. Ideal for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wine tastings and other events, our venues are intimate and elegant. An expert wedding advisor will help guide venue selection, catering, and other details to ensure the celebration reflects their unique love story.
Couples can select from three distinct ceremony settings. The Ocean Lawn, set atop an ocean bluff, overlooking 15 miles of sweeping coastline, provides an unforgettable atmosphere for your ceremony. The North Bluff is a scenic area that offers breathtaking ocean views, fresh sea air and tranquil sounds of the crashing waves of the Pacific. Afterwards, Ocean Lawn and North Bluff ceremonies can celebrate with a reception in one of our many beautifully appointed function rooms. The Mar Vista Lawn features 7,500 square feet of alfresco space for cocktail receptions, themed dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions. It is highlighted by a large grassy space and an intimate seating area with Adirondack chairs and gas burning fire pits.
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay offers two distinct reception spaces. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is the ultimate choice for those seeking an atmosphere of grand elegance. This 7,100-square-foot ballroom is the largest on the Northern California coast and seats up to 300 guests for dinner with dancing. The opulent room is adorned with 17-feet high vaulted ceilings and includes chandelier lighting and luxurious carpeting. Additionally, the Miramontes Room, Terrace, and Observatory offers exquisite views of the majestic Pacific coastline. The natural light and vaulted ceilings perfectly complement the dynamic presentation, creating the ideal venue for a personal reception of up to 75 guests.
Conveniently located near the San Francisco Bay area, Half Moon Bay has access to a wealth of stylists, makeup artists, photographers, florists, designers, and officiants. The Forbes Five-Star resort is home to culinary experts highlighting California’s freshest ingredients and expert planners to tie it all together.