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Michael's Santa Monica

Venue highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
Rentals included
Valet parking

Venue details

Style:

Banquet Hall/Restaurant, Historic/Landmark Building, Private Club, Museum/Gallery, Park/Garden, Outdoor

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 150 guests

Style - Build Copy 5Created with Sketch.

Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Indoor / Outdoor

Location:

1147 3rd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Description:

Michael's Santa Monica is known in the hospitality industry as the home and founding location of what we all know today to be California Cuisine. Owner Michael McCarty opened his namesake spot in 1979 with the idea to serve only the freshest local ingredients from farmers in California. He even started the now world-famous Santa Monica Farmer's Market in downtown Santa Monica, where we still shop for our menu ingredients today!

 

Not only does Michael's hold a dear place in culinary history, but it has also been named one of the most romantic dining locations, with one of the best outdoor patios in Los Angeles. With a fully retractable roof, that same outdoor patio (aka the Garden) can quickly flip to a warm and inviting indoor space, in case of inclement or chilly weather.

 

The downstairs portion of the restaurant is made up of our Bar, Lounge, Terrace, and Garden rooms. All of these spaces are available together for a wedding of up to 150 guests for a seated dinner reception, and up to 350 guests for a standing cocktail reception.

 

The two private rooms on the restaurant’s second floor (the Santa Monica room and the Palisades room) can accommodate 6 to 40 guests, ideal for smaller cocktail parties. These spaces are also available as part of a full buyout wedding, and can be used as additional spaces for the reception or as a bridal suite before the festivities begin.

 

Our typical wedding ceremonies are located in the Garden. Once the ceremony ends, the guests enter the interior rooms downstairs (Bar, Lounge, Terrace) for cocktail hour, while we flip the Garden into a gorgeous dinner reception space. Once the guests are seated for dinner, we make small adjustments to the interior rooms for post-dinner dancing. All of these floor arrangements are determined upon in advance, and executed quickly, without guest disruption.

 

Additional details

Service Options

Venue notes

The venue fee is $1,500 for a reception and includes 5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee. Please inquire with the venue for exact food and beverage minimum applied to all events. Additional planning services are available with the venue for a fee.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Wedding planning services

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Tables and chairs provided

- Linens, silverware, glassware provided

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Votive candles

- Day-of coordinator

- Champagne toast

- Full kitchen facilities

- Valet or public parking for a fee

- Dance area

Restrictions

- All food and beverage handled by venue

- Venue must approve all decorations

- Wheelchair access limited

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Catering provided by venue

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be provided by venue

- Music must end by midnight

- Valet is optional for a fee

Amenities

- Wedding planning services

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Tables and chairs provided

- Linens, silverware, glassware provided

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Votive candles

- Day-of coordinator

- Champagne toast

- Full kitchen facilities

- Valet or public parking for a fee

- Dance area

Restrictions

- All food and beverage handled by venue

- Venue must approve all decorations

- Wheelchair access limited

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- Catering provided by venue

- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors

- Smoking outside only

- Alcohol must be provided by venue

- Music must end by midnight

- Valet is optional for a fee

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Michael's Santa Monica

Venue Highlights

Indoor and outdoor spaces
Rentals included
Valet parking

STARTING AT $12,870 FOR 50 GUESTS

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