Terranea Resort

Los angeles Wedding Venue

Perched on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Terranea Resort offers breathtaking oceanfront views for couples seeking a distinguished Southern California wedding venue. The sprawling resort also offers luxurious accommodations, making it a premier destination for a wedding near Los Angeles.

I love that Terranea offers the feeling of a destination wedding, without leaving the LA area. Located only 20 miles from LAX, guests can experience panoramic ocean views and enjoy top notch dining options from this cliff top luxury resort. Whether your guests are locals or coming in from out of state, they will want to stay for a weekend getaway. 

As a wedding photographer, I’ve seen so many cramped and dark hotel rooms. Terranea, however, offers incredible spaces for getting ready. The casitas and villas boast more than 2,000 sq. feet of natural-light drenched space for getting ready on your wedding day, and offer the comfort of a private residence.

A short downhill walk from the main resort, you’ll find yourself at Terranea Beach Cove, a secluded cliff-lined beach. The cove at Terranea, and the beautiful nature trails throughout the resort, are an excellent place for bride and groom portraits without having to leave hotel grounds.


Couples planning a luxury Palos Verdes wedding can choose from gorgeous lawns and distinguished ballrooms at Terranea Resort 

Terranea Resort, a luxury destination in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, has a history that spans several decades. Before it became a resort, the land was home to the Marineland of the Pacific, a popular oceanarium and tourist attraction that was open from 1954 to 1987. After Marineland closed, the land was purchased and extensive development of the resort began. 

Designed to blend into the natural coastal landscape, sustainability has always been at the forefront for the resort’s initiatives. During its construction, no land was removed and many materials used were recycled from pre-existing structures. Today the resort has more than 14 acres of restored native habitat, with hiking and walking trails prevalent throughout the grounds. 

Terranea spans over 102 acres and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Since officially opening its doors in June 2009, it has become a SoCal landmark for both locals and world-travelers alike, and has become a highly acclaimed venue for luxury weddings in Southern California. 


MAX CAPACITY: 400 seated
Terrenea has nine different outdoor areas for hosting social gatherings and celebrations. Choose from lush green lawns overlooking the Pacific Ocean, or sunkissed terraces that share the resort’s Mediterranean charm. 

The Palos Verdes Meadows has 16,000 feet of event space, and the Palos Verdes Terrace connects with the Palos Verdes Ballroom. The most popular ceremony option is the Catalina Point ceremony lawn with stylish pergola that overlooks the ocean. 


MAX CAPACITY: 1,000 seated
The largest of Terranea’s ballrooms, the Grand Ballroom can host a lavish wedding reception and is well suited to accommodate large events like awards dinners and banquets. This elegant ballroom incorporates modern elements and high ceilings, and flows into the adjoining foyer and Palos Verdes Terrace for an indoor/outdoor experience. 


MAX CAPACITY: 330 seated
Large bay windows in the Marineland Ballroom offer ocean views. Guests can make use of the spacious foyer as they enjoy food from Terranea’s acclaimed culinary team. 


MAX CAPACITY: 225 seated
Floor to ceiling windows bring in lots of natural light and views of Catalina Island on a clear day. The ballroom opens up to an outdoor terrace and lawn, allowing added flexibility for lounge seating or a cocktail reception where your guests can feel the ocean breeze.

Additional Information



Getting ready

all fees are an estimate, please contact the venue directly for more information

$$$$ (F&B minimum ranges $55k-$80k+, plus $7k-$15k rental fees )

provided by venue

Bungalows, Casitas, and Villas can be rented on-site; ocean view suite provided for couple for 2 nights

Guests can also enjoy the resort’s spa, golf course, and pool 


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