One of the best places to celebrate the most important day of your life, your wedding, is the Resort at Pelican Hill. It is located in the South of Newport Beach, California, and offers a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean, making it a romantic and luxurious place.
The 16th-century architecture and the Mediterranean landscaping will allow you and your guests to experience a place from the old times.
How much does the Resort at Pelican Hill wedding cost?
The cost of a wedding venue is greatly influenced by the time of the day and the time of the year. If you want to celebrate your wedding at the Pelican Hill Resort, you should plan on spending anywhere between $6,000 and $11,000 for the rental fee. This cost will include seven hours of event time and will not include the setup and cleanup period. According to the Wedding-Spot website, you should budget another minimum of $81,000 for food and beverages. This means that you should expect to spend more than $86,000 for the whole wedding party. However, this cost can be negotiated for the weddings organized on Monday through Thursday.
According to the members of the Wedding Wire online forum, the costs of a wedding celebration at Pelican Hill are pretty different. For instance, one member said that he spent around $110,000 for the venue and the reception of 200 guests, while another member had to pay around $32,000 for 60 guests.
An article from Time magazine noted that the cost of a wedding celebration at Pelican Hill on a Saturday night starts at around $127,000 for 100 guests.
Resort at Pelican Hill wedding details
The price estimates we presented above will include the rental fee, a wedding coordinator, a coffee station and any extra desserts, a four-course menu, the wedding cake, a hosted bar, the reception with the dance floor, the ceremony, and a cocktail hour.
The Pelican Hill Resort offers 400 guest rooms and is available to accommodate up to 1,000 people on a given day. Though, they try to limit the number of guests to 270 people per wedding. You can see the space capacities on their official website.
The Mar Vista is the main reception venue. This is a flexible and large space, characterized by floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the ocean and a limestone fireplace.
The Rotunda Event Lawn is the most popular and favorite wedding spot. This is an oval lawn, well-manicured which spills out to the ridge’s end, where an Italian rotunda is placed at 300 feet above the ocean. The view and the surroundings are breathtaking.
This resort offers multiple terraces throughout the ground which will give your event that “alfresco” breath of fresh air. These spaces are flexible and can be customized to your needs, to accommodate a small or large group of guests.
What are the extra costs?
You should plan on spending another $550 for the setup, a fee that is applied to the total cost. This cost will include an extra hour of time.
Each extra hour outside of the seven-hour timeframe will be charged around $950 per hour.
Pelican Hill Resort offers its customers dining and spa services at an extra cost. Also, you can benefit from wedding day salon services that include hairstyling consultation and trial sessions at a cost that starts at around $120. The price of make-up consultation and trial sessions starts at $120 as well, and the wedding day make-up session with lashes starts at $140, while for the wedding day hairstyling session you will have to pay more than $160.
Important things to consider
You will have to hire a professional wedding planner who has to be approved by the venue for your wedding.
Your wedding party must finish at 2 a.m.
There will only be one wedding celebrated per day at this venue.
How can I save money?
If you have a tight budget for your wedding, you should hire a wedding planner who is able to work with small sums of money. One simple way to save money is to book the venue outside of the important dates or an off-season date for a lower price.