The California coastline is a unique wedding destination in that it boasts miles of oceanfront luxury without sacrificing the element of relaxation. At the 5-star Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, couples and their guests can celebrate and entire week or weekend together right next to the majestic Pacific Ocean. The sprawling resort not only offers an endless stream of activities and experiences for visitors – it feels like an exclusive hideaway as well.

The Wedding Venue: Terranea Resort

Terranea is made up of 102 acres of Pacific coastline, making it the ultimate in oceanfront luxury. Ceremonies may be held outdoors on bluffs overlooking the water, followed by a sunset cocktail hour and an all-night reception under the stars. Alternatively, during the hottest summer days, the celebration can transition inside for a lavish reception in the 18,000-square-foot Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom, or the “smaller” 6,000-square-foot Marineland Ballroom.

In past weddings and events, world-renowned event designers like Ed Libby have transformed Terranea’s interiors into the most spectacular celebration space complete with draping, large-scale furniture installations, mood lighting, and lounge areas – all the details necessary for creating an unforgettable experience for friends and family.

For Renu and Ajay’s wedding, featured in the Fall/Winter 2016 print edition of Wedding Style, Terranea Resort provided the perfect location for their blowout Hindu wedding. The wedding spanned an entire week, and they chose Terranea to host their ceremony and reception; its oceanfront setting was spectacular, and it was one of the only wedding venues in Southern California that could accommodate a massive 700-person guest list.

Visit to explore the property and start brainstorming ideas for your own oceanfront wedding!

The Dress: Anne Barge

Anne Barge celebrated their 20th anniversary with a Fall 2020 bridal collection honoring the brand’s history and reinterpreting their signature aesthetics for the modern bride. The result? A collection of wedding gowns glamorous enough for a celebration at Terranea Resort, yet timeless and effortlessly elegant enough for an oceanfront ambiance.

The Shoes: Freya Rose

A classic pair of jeweled bridal pumps are the perfect finishing touch!