Your wedding is a once-in-a lifetime event, and your exchange of ‘I do’ marks the start of your amazing journey as a couple that will be imparted to your loved ones for a long time to come. Thus, where you held your wedding should also be remarkable.

Timeless wedding ceremony at Pelican Hill

Pelican Hill is a deluxe and splendid wedding setting located on the Newport Coast. It is directly off the Pacific Coast Highway, which holds the record as one of the most noteworthy worldwide hospitality ratings by winning five stars in the 55th yearly ratings by Forbes Travel Guide.

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Beautiful wedding ceremony design

You can enjoy the oceanfront wedding venue from the great classical Italian rotunda that showcases the magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. Not only that, the impeccably designed Mediterranean landscapes, beautified by the rolling hills of the golf course, emanate the glorious beauty of nature.

Unlike any other resort, Pelican Hill Resort provides privacy for you and your guests on your wedding day. You can embrace the solemnity of your wedding celebration as it will be held in the Mar Vista part of the resort, separating you from other visitors, restaurants, and pools. Thus, you can ensure that there will be no tourists or unknown guests captured in your photos and videos.


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Dreamy outdoor wedding dinner reception overlooking the ocean view and the iconic Rotunda

This iconic place is filled with natural beauty and luxury. It offers beautiful oceanfront scenery and lush greenery on its well-manicured lawns. Their services are also exceptional, providing memorable experiences.

Pelican Hill Resort is truly a venue for all celebrations. Certainly, its breathtaking landscapes and the Italian-styled rotunda can elevate any celebration with family and friends.

The venue offers a variety of exquisite photography backdrops. You can freely choose from the wonderful architecture background, the sweeping ocean views, or the amazing portraits that you can witness along the way.

Wedding Preparation at Pelican Hill 

When arriving at Pelican Hill, you can rest assured that our wedding coordinators, together with the Pelican Hill wedding butler, are ready to guide you to your bridal suite onsite. The bridal suite is separated from the wedding ceremony site. There is a vast room for the bride, bridesmaids, and family. In this case, while your makeup artists do your hair and makeup, you can unwind and make the most of your pre-wedding moments with utmost convenience.

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Wedding preparation at Pelican Hill Resort
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Lovely bride preparing for her wedding with the bridal party

The full-length mirror in the wedding suite creates excellent, symmetrical effects for the bridal photos taken before the first look or the ceremony. In the meantime, the groom can prepare in a standard room or in one of the rooms reserved around the hotel. Besides, each room, passage, and even bathroom in the hotel is always well prepared for picture-taking.

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The groom preparing for his wedding
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Timeless moments before the wedding

Couple’s Session 

The resort’s Italian rotunda nestles 300 feet above ocean level, giving you a panoramic view of the ocean.

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Romantic wedding photography at the wedding ceremony venue
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Romantic couple’s session at Pelican Hill Resort

Taking photos on the resort’s lawn and rotunda is an absolute necessity for your wedding here at Pelican Hill. Some wedding couples love to enrich the rotunda with hanging ceiling fixtures as well as decorative designs for the wedding.

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Dreamy golden hour moments with the bride and groom

As part of Pelican Hill wedding planning, the resort’s gardens and pathways are prepared for first looks and romantic couple sessions. In addition to the wonderful rotunda view, the resort’s pathways are perfect for various natural scenes.

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Exquisite sunset photo at the Rotunda

Wedding Party Shots at Pelican Hill

The iconic Rotunda and the surrounding landscapes are also perfect for wedding party photographs.

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Joyous moment with the wedding party at Pelican Hill Resort

Ceremony Site at the Pelican Hill Resort

To fully admire the California oceanfront ceremony, here is some inspiration showing a portion of our preferred wedding ceremony decoration theme arrangements for the rotunda. The design possibilities of the rotunda are endless, depending on your wedding colors and floral designs.

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Enchanting fairytale-inspired wedding ceremony at Pelican Hill
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Stunning wedding ceremony by the sea
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Tuscany-inspired wedding ceremony at Pelican Hill Resort
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Beautiful wedding ceremony by the sea in lavender and pastel tones
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Outdoor wedding ceremony in ivory & pastel glam

Reception Site at the Pelican Hill Resort

Above the ceremony site is the wedding reception ballroom. The interior design of the reception ballroom embodied the coziness of an actual home, especially the wooden ceiling.

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Grand wedding reception dinner at Pelican Hill Ballroom

Your wedding guests can also enjoy the perfect view of the sunset from the room’s huge windows.

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Romantic wedding dinner at Pelican Hill
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Tuscany-style wedding reception in lavender hues
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Fairytale-inspired wedding reception at Pelican Hill

Night Photography Sessions 

The wonders of Pelican Hill Resort are never-ending. Even the parking lot rooftop makes a picture-perfect backdrop for your nighttime photos. Hence, this venue is ideal for wedding party photographs, couple’s session photographs, or evening photographs.

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Sweet nighttime photoshoot at the Rotunda
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Panoramic night fall shot at the Pelican Hill Resort

Additionally, to learn more about planning your wedding at Pelican Hill Resort, click here to schedule a complimentary consultation with our wedding planner team.

Lastly, if you are interested in oceanfront weddings, you might love these other popular beachfront venues:

Montage Laguna Beach | Hyatt Huntington Beach | Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel | Terranea Resort | Bel Air Bay Club | Trump National Golf Club

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