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Bel-Air Bay Club

Pacific Palisades , CA
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16801 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 US (map)

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310-230-4705
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Setting: The Very Best of Malibu Wedding Venues With a Breathtaking Ocean View

Imagine exchanging your vows in a lush, romantic garden framed by flowers and with the backdrop... Read more
Setting: The Very Best of Malibu Wedding Venues With a Breathtaking Ocean View

Imagine exchanging your vows in a lush, romantic garden framed by flowers and with the backdrop of warm Pacific waves sparkling in the light of a red-gold sun behind you. This is the experience of the Bel-Air Bay Club, an exclusive Malibu wedding venue with a beautiful ocean view and private estate on the bluffs overlooking Los Angeles bay where all your wedding dreams will come true.

House your wedding party in our nine well-appointed Guest Rooms and get ready for your big day on-site. Exchange vows on the Lawn overlooking the Santa Monica Bay as the sun sets over the Pacific. Enjoy cocktails and congratulations in the Living Room, or wander to the outdoor Patio with its lighted fountain and roaring fireplace. Dine and dance the night away in the Dining Room – where vaulted ceilings, wrought iron chandeliers and a grand fireplace are just steps away from the ocean breezes on the balcony. Every room features grand windows with an endless view of the coastline.

The entire building and grounds is yours for the day, and the Spanish style architecture of the building is a romantic backdrop which will be tailored to your particular needs by our helpful on-site catering team. Contact us today!

*Bel-Air Bay Club is exclusively reserved for one event at a time, with a food and beverage minimum guarantee and site fee required. As the Club is primarily reserved with the food and beverage minimum guarantee requirement, we do not work with any outside catering. **As you are reserving the entire estate exclusively for you and your guests to enjoy, our location is meant for events with a minimum of 75 guests. ***Please note that rates do vary by day of the week and time of year. Bel-Air Bay Club offers prime and off-season rates. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
75
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Set Up
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Cherise
Wedding:
3/5/2017
5.0/5.0
We looked at about 30 venues before deciding on the Bel Air Bay Club, and we're so glad that this was the one we went with! On top of being a beautiful location with an unbeatable view, the staff was so helpful and wonderful every step of the way. We didn't even need a wedding coordinator! They really worked with us to make sure our day was perfect, and the food at this location (as well as their ability to accommodate allergies) was truly delicious. There were many additional things that helped make it great that we didn't think of ahead of time as well, like the variety of easels they let us borrow to prop up our homemade wedding signs, and an absolutely lovely attendant who followed me around (Sonia rocks!) the day-of and made sure I was all set with everything I needed. They were very flexible/helpful, and their audio/technology capabilities were on point as well. Would highly recommend this venue for anyone considering--the Bel Air Bay Club truly made our day special and magical for everyone involved!
We looked at about 30 venues before deciding on the Bel Air Bay Club, and we're so glad that this was the one we went Read more...
We looked at about 30 venues before deciding on the Bel Air Bay Club, and we're so glad that this was the one we went with! On top of being a beautiful location with an unbeatable view, the staff was so helpful and wonderful every step of the way. We didn't even need a wedding coordinator! They really worked with us to make sure our day was perfect, and the food at this location (as well as their ability to accommodate allergies) was truly delicious. There were many additional things that helped make it great that we didn't think of ahead of time as well, like the variety of easels they let us borrow to prop up our homemade wedding signs, and an absolutely lovely attendant who followed me around (Sonia rocks!) the day-of and made sure I was all set with everything I needed. They were very flexible/helpful, and their audio/technology capabilities were on point as well. Would highly recommend this venue for anyone considering--the Bel Air Bay Club truly made our day special and magical for everyone involved! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Liz
Wedding:
6/12/2016
4.9/5.0
Every guest I saw the evening of our wedding started with "this venue is AMAZING!" Yes, yes it is...and not just the drop-dead beautiful buildings, vista of the Pacific, or amazing food and drinks. The entire wedding process at BABC was...AMAZING. In starting to look at venues we were all over the place...Palm Springs, LA, Santa Barbara. We ruled out all ballrooms, and wanted a venue that was truly unique. After our first tour of BABC, we were 100% ready to book it. The opportunity to use all of their space however you wanted (obviously space allowing) was a huge plus, and the fact that it was a private club and not a building that had a lot of foot traffic made it feel truly exclusive. The entire crew (Carrie, Cuckie, Josefin, Ashley and Ashley) made our entire planning + execution seamless. These guys have it DOWN. The hardest part was getting a date (we opted to get married on a Sunday to avoid waiting 11 months...plus the minimum is lower, which is nice). Once we were locked in, Cuckie was an absolute pleasure to work with - I felt like she was 100% focused on my wedding (while I know she was probably planning at least 50 others at the same time). I did all the planning before day of myself, and even then, hired a day-of assistant only for the little things that the BABC didn't cover (cake transport, shuttle coordination, etc). The food cannot go overlooked - the BABC chef knows how to make a mean short rib....while I didn't eat (photos! Guests! photos!) I had guests raving about everything. The *only* ding I gave them was on flexibility - because they are so highly popular, you can't book a rehearsal time more than 30 days in advance, which was a little tough given that we had East Coasters planning airfare. All in all - for the value and the sheer beauty of the venue, you cannot find better value and a better team to work with. BABC is just the best. BEST. You should 100% get married here.
Every guest I saw the evening of our wedding started with "this venue is AMAZING!" Yes, yes it is...and not just the Read more...
Every guest I saw the evening of our wedding started with "this venue is AMAZING!" Yes, yes it is...and not just the drop-dead beautiful buildings, vista of the Pacific, or amazing food and drinks. The entire wedding process at BABC was...AMAZING. In starting to look at venues we were all over the place...Palm Springs, LA, Santa Barbara. We ruled out all ballrooms, and wanted a venue that was truly unique. After our first tour of BABC, we were 100% ready to book it. The opportunity to use all of their space however you wanted (obviously space allowing) was a huge plus, and the fact that it was a private club and not a building that had a lot of foot traffic made it feel truly exclusive. The entire crew (Carrie, Cuckie, Josefin, Ashley and Ashley) made our entire planning + execution seamless. These guys have it DOWN. The hardest part was getting a date (we opted to get married on a Sunday to avoid waiting 11 months...plus the minimum is lower, which is nice). Once we were locked in, Cuckie was an absolute pleasure to work with - I felt like she was 100% focused on my wedding (while I know she was probably planning at least 50 others at the same time). I did all the planning before day of myself, and even then, hired a day-of assistant only for the little things that the BABC didn't cover (cake transport, shuttle coordination, etc). The food cannot go overlooked - the BABC chef knows how to make a mean short rib....while I didn't eat (photos! Guests! photos!) I had guests raving about everything. The *only* ding I gave them was on flexibility - because they are so highly popular, you can't book a rehearsal time more than 30 days in advance, which was a little tough given that we had East Coasters planning airfare. All in all - for the value and the sheer beauty of the venue, you cannot find better value and a better team to work with. BABC is just the best. BEST. You should 100% get married here. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
3/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Let’s start with the venue itself. It is a spectacular setting. The physical grounds are gorgeous and perfectly maintained. The building – the old clubhouse, cliff-side – is huge and elegant – elegant being the key word, not pretentious. Every detail is accounted for; the rooms are wonderfully decorated. My husband and I just found the clubhouse to be like a giant home for our wedding, which is exactly what we wanted. We had many out-of-towners and wanted to show them seaside part LA. Bel-Air Bay Club was just ideal to accomplish that.

The service: spectacular. Not only was Cuckie Zatti a pleasure to work with, she anticipated our needs before we knew them. She had everything taken care of – checklists, workbooks – it’s an incredibly through affair. Our day-of coordinator, Ashley, was also a delight. She obviously knew what was going on and how to shepherd things along gently. A couple of cousins had infants with them and were able to use rooms at the facility for child-care purposes; again, the venue was flexible and helpful in getting these needs met. Sonia was our bridal attendant on the day and she was outstanding. From helping with my dress during photos to finding an item left in our dressing room, she was on top of it.

My husband and I kept being told that wedding food wasn’t that important, that nobody remembered it, but, for us, that just wasn’t true. We love good eating and drinking, and it mattered to us that it be good – and BABC delivered. We had dozens of people come up to us after the wedding and say, “That was the best wedding food we’d ever had.” Instead of traditional deserts, we wanted a custom “wedding cake” – a tower of cheese wheels – and a gelato station. Chef Peter and his staff were open to the idea and executed it perfectly. Again, people loved it. All the elements came together at BABC to create an unforgettable event.
Let’s start with the venue itself. It is a spectacular setting. The physical grounds are gorgeous and perfectly Read more...
Let’s start with the venue itself. It is a spectacular setting. The physical grounds are gorgeous and perfectly maintained. The building – the old clubhouse, cliff-side – is huge and elegant – elegant being the key word, not pretentious. Every detail is accounted for; the rooms are wonderfully decorated. My husband and I just found the clubhouse to be like a giant home for our wedding, which is exactly what we wanted. We had many out-of-towners and wanted to show them seaside part LA. Bel-Air Bay Club was just ideal to accomplish that.

The service: spectacular. Not only was Cuckie Zatti a pleasure to work with, she anticipated our needs before we knew them. She had everything taken care of – checklists, workbooks – it’s an incredibly through affair. Our day-of coordinator, Ashley, was also a delight. She obviously knew what was going on and how to shepherd things along gently. A couple of cousins had infants with them and were able to use rooms at the facility for child-care purposes; again, the venue was flexible and helpful in getting these needs met. Sonia was our bridal attendant on the day and she was outstanding. From helping with my dress during photos to finding an item left in our dressing room, she was on top of it.

My husband and I kept being told that wedding food wasn’t that important, that nobody remembered it, but, for us, that just wasn’t true. We love good eating and drinking, and it mattered to us that it be good – and BABC delivered. We had dozens of people come up to us after the wedding and say, “That was the best wedding food we’d ever had.” Instead of traditional deserts, we wanted a custom “wedding cake” – a tower of cheese wheels – and a gelato station. Chef Peter and his staff were open to the idea and executed it perfectly. Again, people loved it. All the elements came together at BABC to create an unforgettable event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Julia N.
Wedding:
10/17/2015
4.9/5.0
We were blown away by BABC in every way! They are so organized & professional, and the venue itself absolutely GORGEOUS, that it made for a very seamless & turnkey wedding planning experience. With both of our families plus my husband were in NorCal up until our wedding, I was nervous about figuring out all of the details on my own in the little spare time I had. However, BABC doesn't even give you the chance to trifle with such things - they simply have you answer a few questions in the planning phase/walk thru and they handle from there. They know their stuff and ran our wedding seamlessly like a well-oiled machine. Having a fully equipped venue that can take little (but important) things off of our plates was worth every penny! Getting into a few specifics: the food was also delicious! I rarely remember food from weddings, but we had so many guests tell us how fantastic their meals were (an impressive feat with the staff cooking for ~300 guests). They also worked with us on slight menu adjustments & a few allergies. The staff... THE STAFF! All were very informative and helpful, with special kudos going to Carrie, Ilana & Cuckie. They helped us & our planners channel our vision for our big day into a gorgeous evening we felt was uniquely ours. Also, BABC staffs a day-of "butler" whose job is to assist the couple with anything - i.e. train fixing, making sure you actually eat and slipping you water/food, getting refills, etc. Though we'd been told about her, we couldn't have imagined how lovely & helpful Maria would be. She anticipated things before we would and couldn't have been sweeter. Also, the space - we had a big group to work with, but it always felt intimate. The lower lawn made for a picture perfect ceremony location, the patio gave an awesome Mediterranean vibe for cocktails, and the reception space was positively stunning. Nothing but love for BABC!
We were blown away by BABC in every way! They are so organized & professional, and the venue itself absolutely GORGEOUS, Read more...
We were blown away by BABC in every way! They are so organized & professional, and the venue itself absolutely GORGEOUS, that it made for a very seamless & turnkey wedding planning experience. With both of our families plus my husband were in NorCal up until our wedding, I was nervous about figuring out all of the details on my own in the little spare time I had. However, BABC doesn't even give you the chance to trifle with such things - they simply have you answer a few questions in the planning phase/walk thru and they handle from there. They know their stuff and ran our wedding seamlessly like a well-oiled machine. Having a fully equipped venue that can take little (but important) things off of our plates was worth every penny! Getting into a few specifics: the food was also delicious! I rarely remember food from weddings, but we had so many guests tell us how fantastic their meals were (an impressive feat with the staff cooking for ~300 guests). They also worked with us on slight menu adjustments & a few allergies. The staff... THE STAFF! All were very informative and helpful, with special kudos going to Carrie, Ilana & Cuckie. They helped us & our planners channel our vision for our big day into a gorgeous evening we felt was uniquely ours. Also, BABC staffs a day-of "butler" whose job is to assist the couple with anything - i.e. train fixing, making sure you actually eat and slipping you water/food, getting refills, etc. Though we'd been told about her, we couldn't have imagined how lovely & helpful Maria would be. She anticipated things before we would and couldn't have been sweeter. Also, the space - we had a big group to work with, but it always felt intimate. The lower lawn made for a picture perfect ceremony location, the patio gave an awesome Mediterranean vibe for cocktails, and the reception space was positively stunning. Nothing but love for BABC! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We are getting married at BABC next summer and I can't wait! We have just begun our process, but I truly can't begin to imagine how perfect the day will be. We spoke with Carrie about a million times before we signed our contract. Every conversation we had with her was beyond pleasant. She is so lovely to deal with and truly cares about answering all of your questions. Our tour of the property was amazing, and so far the rest of the planning staff has been incredible. We are very much looking forward to the next 8 months of planning and would recommend this venue to anyone who loves a view of the ocean and great service.
We are getting married at BABC next summer and I can't wait! We have just begun our process, but I truly can't begin to Read more...
We are getting married at BABC next summer and I can't wait! We have just begun our process, but I truly can't begin to imagine how perfect the day will be. We spoke with Carrie about a million times before we signed our contract. Every conversation we had with her was beyond pleasant. She is so lovely to deal with and truly cares about answering all of your questions. Our tour of the property was amazing, and so far the rest of the planning staff has been incredible. We are very much looking forward to the next 8 months of planning and would recommend this venue to anyone who loves a view of the ocean and great service. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
6/27/2015
4.7/5.0
Bel-Air Bay Club made our dream wedding come true from the stunning facilities, to the delicious food and the amazing and friendly staff.

It can be expensive but it is worth every penny. I would highly recommend the Bel-Air Bay Club to anyone getting married that can afford it. We had the entire upper club to ourselves for our wedding which we really loved.

The staff, especially Carrie, Mandy, Nash and Maria are a delight to work with. They go the extra mile to make you feel like you are their only event/wedding and are flexible with the details and layout to fit your preference. Maria was with us throughout the wedding and reception to help get us food, hold my lipstick and any other task. Maria was awesome! Mandy and Carrie are so fun and friendly to work with and pay attention to every single detail, ones we didn't even think of, but they made our wedding absolutely perfect.

We still have guests talking about how much fun they had and how amazing the food was. I just wish that my Husband and I could go back every year on our anniversary to say hi to the staff and eat some of the yummy food. Since it is a private club we will probably have to wait until we or a friend have another event there.
Bel-Air Bay Club made our dream wedding come true from the stunning facilities, to the delicious food and the amazing and Read more...
Bel-Air Bay Club made our dream wedding come true from the stunning facilities, to the delicious food and the amazing and friendly staff.

It can be expensive but it is worth every penny. I would highly recommend the Bel-Air Bay Club to anyone getting married that can afford it. We had the entire upper club to ourselves for our wedding which we really loved.

The staff, especially Carrie, Mandy, Nash and Maria are a delight to work with. They go the extra mile to make you feel like you are their only event/wedding and are flexible with the details and layout to fit your preference. Maria was with us throughout the wedding and reception to help get us food, hold my lipstick and any other task. Maria was awesome! Mandy and Carrie are so fun and friendly to work with and pay attention to every single detail, ones we didn't even think of, but they made our wedding absolutely perfect.

We still have guests talking about how much fun they had and how amazing the food was. I just wish that my Husband and I could go back every year on our anniversary to say hi to the staff and eat some of the yummy food. Since it is a private club we will probably have to wait until we or a friend have another event there. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/14/2015
4.6/5.0
The Bel-Air Bay Club was a beautiful wedding venue. The food was great and the staff were really wonderful, especially Maria, who was by my side throughout the wedding, making sure my bouquet was in water, making sure we were hydrated and that we had everything we needed. They were very professional and everything ran smoothly from start to finish.
The Bel-Air Bay Club was a beautiful wedding venue. The food was great and the staff were really wonderful, especially Read more...
The Bel-Air Bay Club was a beautiful wedding venue. The food was great and the staff were really wonderful, especially Maria, who was by my side throughout the wedding, making sure my bouquet was in water, making sure we were hydrated and that we had everything we needed. They were very professional and everything ran smoothly from start to finish. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I were so stressed out looking for a wedding venue, until we found the Bel-Air Bay Club and fell in love. The setting is stunning and the staff, especially Sofia, Ilana and Carrie, are unparalleled. As all of the details and minutia added up during the process, the care and attention of the Club's staff was truly incredible. My husband and our families still remark of all the little things we noticed, the details they handled and navigated, and the smaller pieces of TLC that made the day so perfectly special. We were consistently so impressed, and thankful, to have them there.
My Husband and I were so stressed out looking for a wedding venue, until we found the Bel-Air Bay Club and fell in love. Read more...
My Husband and I were so stressed out looking for a wedding venue, until we found the Bel-Air Bay Club and fell in love. The setting is stunning and the staff, especially Sofia, Ilana and Carrie, are unparalleled. As all of the details and minutia added up during the process, the care and attention of the Club's staff was truly incredible. My husband and our families still remark of all the little things we noticed, the details they handled and navigated, and the smaller pieces of TLC that made the day so perfectly special. We were consistently so impressed, and thankful, to have them there. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
2/7/2015
5.0/5.0
When I first stepped onto the BABC, I knew it was where I wanted to say I do. The classy feel of the high beamed ceilings, the romantic Xmas lighted patio, the great lawn overlooking the ocean... What more could a girl dream of? My fiancé & I knew that this was it! On the day of our wedding, Ilana was our day-of coordinator... And literally an absolute ANGEL!!! I had NO worries... She is so sweet, smart, professional, and totally just gets it!!! It's not easy for me to let go and trust someone, especially on the most important day of my life thus far, but she really knew exactly what she was doing and knew exactly what I needed! Despite the fact that it actually RAINED literally 15 minutes before my ceremony outside... I STILL had NO worries because Ilana took care of EVERYTHING, including my stress. I couldn't be more relaxed! I had some champagne in my hands and Ilana and the entire BABC staff took care of EVERYTHING. All of our guests were soooo impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the BABC staff and they did an AMAZING job to move everything inside (which was even MORE amazing due to the intimacy and backdrop of the rain on the windows!) The BABC could not have made it a better day for my husband and I! I was thrilled with EVERYTHING the entire night! Maria was also soooooo sweet and amazing!!! She helped me throughout my ceremony for anything I needed and was like a mind reader! Always there when I needed her! Both Ilana and Maria were my sweet angels and
right hands! I truly feel blessed to have gotten married at the BABC & we had all of our guests just rave about how it was the most beautiful, classy wedding of 100s they've been to, some even called it the "perfect" wedding... I couldn't agree more. Thank you BABC for the best day ever!
When I first stepped onto the BABC, I knew it was where I wanted to say I do. The classy feel of the high beamed ceilings, Read more...
When I first stepped onto the BABC, I knew it was where I wanted to say I do. The classy feel of the high beamed ceilings, the romantic Xmas lighted patio, the great lawn overlooking the ocean... What more could a girl dream of? My fiancé & I knew that this was it! On the day of our wedding, Ilana was our day-of coordinator... And literally an absolute ANGEL!!! I had NO worries... She is so sweet, smart, professional, and totally just gets it!!! It's not easy for me to let go and trust someone, especially on the most important day of my life thus far, but she really knew exactly what she was doing and knew exactly what I needed! Despite the fact that it actually RAINED literally 15 minutes before my ceremony outside... I STILL had NO worries because Ilana took care of EVERYTHING, including my stress. I couldn't be more relaxed! I had some champagne in my hands and Ilana and the entire BABC staff took care of EVERYTHING. All of our guests were soooo impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the BABC staff and they did an AMAZING job to move everything inside (which was even MORE amazing due to the intimacy and backdrop of the rain on the windows!) The BABC could not have made it a better day for my husband and I! I was thrilled with EVERYTHING the entire night! Maria was also soooooo sweet and amazing!!! She helped me throughout my ceremony for anything I needed and was like a mind reader! Always there when I needed her! Both Ilana and Maria were my sweet angels and
right hands! I truly feel blessed to have gotten married at the BABC & we had all of our guests just rave about how it was the most beautiful, classy wedding of 100s they've been to, some even called it the "perfect" wedding... I couldn't agree more. Thank you BABC for the best day ever! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful location. Spectacular views. Professional and friendly service. The food was delicious. Very classy and elegant location.
The most beautiful location. Spectacular views. Professional and friendly service. The food was delicious. Very classy and Read more...
The most beautiful location. Spectacular views. Professional and friendly service. The food was delicious. Very classy and elegant location. Read less
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