Beach-loving brides swoon over Malibu Beach Inn, and it’s easy to see why. Perched on a private stretch of exclusive Carbon Beach, the 45-room inn is the perfect reception venue with easy beach access and ocean views from every room and restaurant. Even better, this relaxed coastal oasis is located just 45 minutes from Los Angeles.
Welcome guests to your wedding weekend at Carbon Beach Club’s outdoor terrace with signature drinks and a traditional seafood boil complete with sweet lobster, corn-on-the-cob and divine dipping sauces.
The next day, after a skin-smoothing facial, have brunch with your bridesmaids in your suite, which can be set up on the balcony overlooking the Pacific (don’t miss the brunch pizza), then relax on the beach, where beach butlers can deliver fish tacos, giant salads and Champagne. You can also stroll the beach—Malibu Pier is just a five minute walk—surf or rent stand-up paddleboards.
Wherever you choose to marry in Southern California, Malibu Beach Inn will make all of your pre-or post-wedding events deeply personal and wonderfully unforgettable. That’s because every event held at Malibu Beach Inn is completely bespoke—instead of giving couples choices from a pre-set menu, event planner Dina Nili sets up on-on-one meetings with chef Victor Morales to plan every meal, from the welcome party to the rehearsal dinner to the wedding reception. “We don’t even have a banquet menu,” she explains. “Whether its pasta with black truffles, fresh ceviche or huge dry-aged steaks, Chef is all about creating a menu that will reflect the tastes of the couple.” Cakes, too, are made to order and can be customized to fit the couple’s taste and style. One thing couples won’t have to worry about is the décor. “Beyond flowers on the tables, you won’t need to add a thing,” says Dina. “The ocean setting is gorgeous.”
The inn itself couldn’t be more romantic. Rooms have oversized terraces that open directly onto the ocean; at night, let the glow of the fireplace set the mood as you listen to the waves crash below. Book a corner king room, and you’ll have a bit more privacy.
WRITTEN BY KATIE MCELVEEN