The St. Regis Monarch Beach opened its doors on July 30, 2001, featuring Tuscan-inspired architecture designed by Holmes & Narver, as well as the internationally renowned Spa Gaucin. The grand yet inviting Mediterranean retreat earned consecutive AAA Five Diamond Awards beginning in 2003 and consecutive Mobil/Forbes Five Star Awards beginning in 2007. In 2006, the award-winning Stonehill Tavern, A Michael Mina Restaurant, opened within the resort to critical and local acclaim. In 2015, The St. Regis Monarch Beach turned to Los Angeles-based Rodrigo Vargas Design to begin a $40 million renovation that would reflect the resort’s pristine coastal setting. The reimagined luxury resort debuted on June 1, 2016 as the Monarch Beach Resort, showcasing a sea-inspired palette of cool blues, greens and crisp whites as well as the first Miraval Life in Balance Spa in California.
Monarch Beach Resort is located within Orange County’s upscale Dana Point area, where warm weather graces our coastal destination year-round. Visitors and locals alike can embrace the beauty of our natural setting with easy access to water sports, hiking trails, and championship golf links. Dana Point is also home to the eclectic specialty shops at Dana Point Harbor, a weekly farmers market, and unique attractions including the Ocean Institute as well as whale watching tours.
During the summer months, visitors can enjoy convenient and complimentary transportation throughout the Dana Point area on the charming PCH Trolley, which offers daily service. Stops include Strands Beach, Doheny State Park, Dana Point Harbor, Laguna Beach and many more.
There are a number of amazing locations on the St, Regis property:
The Grand Lawn:
Our magnificent Grand Lawn sprawls across 12,600 square feet of perfectly manicured greens and features stunning views. The Pacific blue horizon creates a romantic backdrop for vows of everlasting love. This elegant space offers access via two sweeping staircases descending from the Sunset Terrace. An excellent choice for large celebrations, this wedding venue pairs perfectly with the Monarch Ballroom.
The Pacific Lawn:
This private, oval-shaped setting features a trellised gazebo, delicate rose bushes and flowering jacaranda to enhance your nuptials. Access this lawn via two semi-circular staircases from the Pacific Rotunda featuring a wrought iron Juliet-style balcony. The Pacific Lawn conveniently neighbors the Pacific Ballroom, allowing guests to easily process to the reception.
The Botanical Garden:
This Mediterranean-style garden boasts sweeping ocean and golf course views with a romantic Roman white marble gazebo as its centerpiece. Your Southern California wedding ceremony will take place amidst beautiful flowers and blooming trees. This ceremony venue sits in close proximity to Club 19, the Mediterranean Ballroom and the Wine Cellar.
The Botanical Lawn:
Adjacent to the Botanical Garden and overlooking Monarch Beach Golf Links, the Botanical Lawn can easily be transformed into your ideal ceremony or reception location. One of Orange County’s finest wedding venues, this space seats up to 120 guests.
To celebrate one of the most important days of your life, there is no place more romantic than the Southern California coast. Whether you desire to exchange your vows in an intimate outdoor ceremony or plan to host 700 of your closest friends in one of our grand ballrooms, we offer captivating oceanfront wedding venues for your special day.
Our signature ceremony setting, the Grand Lawn, overlooks our Quiet Pool and presents stunning views of the glittering Pacific Ocean. The 12,000-square-foot Pacific Ballroom enchants with its coffered ceilings, dazzling chandeliers, and natural lighting. For a more intimate setting, Club 19 seamlessly blends a breezy outdoor terrace wrapped in fuchsia bougainvillea overlooking views of the ocean and Monarch Beach Golf Links, with a welcoming indoor area warmed by a fireplace.
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