Spectacular views, a calm setting and a variety of venues to choose from ensure that couples and their guests have an experience to remember. Santa Catalina Island Company’s team of skilled wedding planners make it their priority to plan dream weddings and guide each step of the planning process from choosing the perfect location to planning an exciting weekend for wedding guests.
Brides and grooms can choose between Avalon and Two Harbors for their island nuptials. Avalon offers iconic wedding venues such as the Catalina Casino, the Catalina Country Club and the Descanso Beach Club. Two Harbors boasts a more intimate setting at the Banning House Lodge. Small or large, formal or casual, the island of romance has a location to accommodate every kind of wedding.
The majestic Catalina Casino is the ideal location for a black tie affair.
The stately Spanish Colonial Revival building, with California flair is a gorgeous reminder of Avalon’s past and sets the bar for a one- of- a- kind event. Tiffany like chandeliers, 50-foot ceilings, raised seating around a wooden dance floor and a vintage full service bar exemplify the Big Band era. Best of all, guests will enjoy the stunning 360 degree view of Avalon Bay.
Just a five minute walk from town sits the Catalina Country Club - a landmark location on the island. Overlooking Avalon, the country club is a beautiful example of early California Revival architecture. Distressed cream colored walls, balconies, floor to ceiling windows and doors and the hand tiled Mediterranean rooftop provide an elegant and private setting for both indoor and outdoor weddings. In 2015, the Country Club will receive a refreshed look which will include new resort-style swimming pools, a 4000-square foot fitness facility, an event lawn and a $5 million update to the Catalina Golf Course.
Descanso Beach Club is the ultimate setting for informal outdoor weddings. The private beach allows guests to put their feet in the sand with a drink in hand! A new look for Descanso Beach will debut in September 2014 as a part of the ongoing $8 million renovation project. The centerpiece of this huge renovation is the newly established 13,000-square foot Clubhouse that will feature multiple event spaces with spectacular ocean views that take advantage of the island’s coastal location. With upgraded facilities and a gracious staff, the Descanso Beach Club will make your wedding feel worlds away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
On the west end of the island, The Banning House Lodge offers sweeping views of Catalina Harbor. Built in 1910, the charming craftsman style bed and breakfast provides an idyllic setting for the most intimate of weddings.
Avalon Catering is available to provide food for any size wedding and offers fresh, seasonal fare. Don’t worry if you want to go off-site to say “I do,” the catering team will go right along with you and are happy to accommodate receptions at campgrounds, beaches, parks and even remote seaside coves.
Opening this June 2014, the islands first-ever resort spa will offer the ultimate in relaxation for wedding parties. Featuring nine treatment rooms with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, an Island Spa Café, a spa marketplace, a salon, an ocean view relaxation deck and a spa courtyard, the whole wedding party will rejoice in relaxation before or after the big day.
Don’t forget that a wedding on Catalina can be a weekend-long affair and the Santa Catalina Island Company offers a variety of land and sea activities to keep guests of all ages entertained. From zip lining to ocean view golfing, a wedding on Catalina Island is a vacation for all to enjoy.
For more information on weddings in Catalina please visit: Catalina Island Weddings.