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Chart House - Dana Point

Dana Point , CA
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Dana Point, CA 92692 US (map)

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949-493-1183

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ABOUT US

Marisa McQuillan

Catering Sales Manager

# 949-493-1183 or mmcquillan@ldry.com
Marisa McQuillan

Catering Sales Manager

# 949-493-1183 or mmcquillan@ldry.com Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
50
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Waterfront, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
220
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
30
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events
What transportation and access is available?
Valet

REVIEWS

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Janice
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Omg!!! If you are planning a wedding out doors. Check out the Chart House in Dana Point (I promise you will not be disappointed and it was very price reasonable). Not only is the place beautiful, but Marisa McQuillan the Catering Sales Manager is awesome! Not only did she make us feel comfortable but also she did what very few people know how to do, she listened.

Her staff is very professional they made our day better than we could have ever imagined! Marisa is on it. Anything you need she will know where to get or how to find it. Our wedding was so amazing. I can't say enough about the venue, Marisa, and her team. You go girl!!!!
Omg!!! If you are planning a wedding out doors. Check out the Chart House in Dana Point (I promise you will not be Read more...
Omg!!! If you are planning a wedding out doors. Check out the Chart House in Dana Point (I promise you will not be disappointed and it was very price reasonable). Not only is the place beautiful, but Marisa McQuillan the Catering Sales Manager is awesome! Not only did she make us feel comfortable but also she did what very few people know how to do, she listened.

Her staff is very professional they made our day better than we could have ever imagined! Marisa is on it. Anything you need she will know where to get or how to find it. Our wedding was so amazing. I can't say enough about the venue, Marisa, and her team. You go girl!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
An Absolutely Drop Dead Gorgeous Wedding Venue & Restaurant ....

This must be one of the best kept secrets in Orange County as it was FABULOUS and an incredible Price/Performer.

The first thing is that you can book the entire restaurant ALL for yourself between 11AM and 4PM. It's architecture (I understand it was designed by a student of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright) is beautiful. The views are stunning. I would defy any location in Orange County, let alone Dana Point, to have a more incredibly beautiful setting. Among other things, what this meant for us were visual backdrops for wedding pictures that were beyond comparison: beautiful blue skies, a few puffy clouds, and a backdrop of the Dana Point Harbor, Pacific Ocean and sailboats.

It is situated on a point high above the crowds below, it is like you are in a cloud-like setting. While there is all sorts of scenery and potential activity around you, you are above it all ... really in a very private setting. The food is both exceptional and reasonably priced.

Marisa McQuillan was wonderful, essentially serving as both the Event Coordinator AND Wedding Planner. You can't buy service like she provided ... but she GIVES it to you!

This site does not allow enough room for me to properly review all of the Chart House's pluses. I put a full review on TripAdvisor. Link to it for more information as well as my pictures that, unfortunately, do not do it justice. If you can be flexible on the time of day (11AAM to 4PM) for your Wedding, you will be incredibly pleased with the Dana Point Chart House.

This is a great place for your Wedding as well as many other large, fun gatherings.
An Absolutely Drop Dead Gorgeous Wedding Venue & Restaurant ....

This must be one of the best kept secrets in Read more...
An Absolutely Drop Dead Gorgeous Wedding Venue & Restaurant ....

This must be one of the best kept secrets in Orange County as it was FABULOUS and an incredible Price/Performer.

The first thing is that you can book the entire restaurant ALL for yourself between 11AM and 4PM. It's architecture (I understand it was designed by a student of the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright) is beautiful. The views are stunning. I would defy any location in Orange County, let alone Dana Point, to have a more incredibly beautiful setting. Among other things, what this meant for us were visual backdrops for wedding pictures that were beyond comparison: beautiful blue skies, a few puffy clouds, and a backdrop of the Dana Point Harbor, Pacific Ocean and sailboats.

It is situated on a point high above the crowds below, it is like you are in a cloud-like setting. While there is all sorts of scenery and potential activity around you, you are above it all ... really in a very private setting. The food is both exceptional and reasonably priced.

Marisa McQuillan was wonderful, essentially serving as both the Event Coordinator AND Wedding Planner. You can't buy service like she provided ... but she GIVES it to you!

This site does not allow enough room for me to properly review all of the Chart House's pluses. I put a full review on TripAdvisor. Link to it for more information as well as my pictures that, unfortunately, do not do it justice. If you can be flexible on the time of day (11AAM to 4PM) for your Wedding, you will be incredibly pleased with the Dana Point Chart House.

This is a great place for your Wedding as well as many other large, fun gatherings. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding coordinator, marissa, was fabulous to work with! Chart house has a fantastic outdoor area for the ceremony as well as beautiful decor on the inside, but it's really all about the view!!! The food was outstanding! The whole wedding went so smoothly. It was absolutely perfect!!
The wedding coordinator, marissa, was fabulous to work with! Chart house has a fantastic outdoor area for the ceremony as Read more...
The wedding coordinator, marissa, was fabulous to work with! Chart house has a fantastic outdoor area for the ceremony as well as beautiful decor on the inside, but it's really all about the view!!! The food was outstanding! The whole wedding went so smoothly. It was absolutely perfect!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the Chart House restaurant and it was gorgeous!! The day was lovely and the view of the ocean and harbor was a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception. Marisa, the event manager was great to work with and always answered emails in a prompt manner. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful location that offers a pretty comprehensive package. The food was delicious. We got a lot of compliments.
We had our wedding at the Chart House restaurant and it was gorgeous!! The day was lovely and the view of the ocean and Read more...
We had our wedding at the Chart House restaurant and it was gorgeous!! The day was lovely and the view of the ocean and harbor was a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and reception. Marisa, the event manager was great to work with and always answered emails in a prompt manner. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a beautiful location that offers a pretty comprehensive package. The food was delicious. We got a lot of compliments. Read less
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Joel
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Marissa and her staff at the Chart House were great. The view was amazing, the food was fantastic and I would highly recommend this site for your event....
Marissa and her staff at the Chart House were great. The view was amazing, the food was fantastic and I would highly Read more...
Marissa and her staff at the Chart House were great. The view was amazing, the food was fantastic and I would highly recommend this site for your event.... Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Marisa was AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful day!
Marisa was AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful day!
Marisa was AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful day! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here a couple weeks ago and it was breathtaking! We booked back in January and by that time all of August was filled already. We wanted September anyway though, and since it was an unusually warm year it was plenty warm (even a little too warm, surprisingly, for the beach!) But we had bright sunny skies and a beautiful view.

The planning process was organized with Ken, who is the catering manager and coordinator. He is very experienced and knows how to run the wedding smoothly. He was prompt with email replies. The price point is very fair, especially considering the normal caliber of food. Ever since discovering this as our wedding venue, we have been a few times for happy hour and have tried every food and drink on the menu. It's all delicious! We especially loved our trial tasting when we got full sized portions of every item and took home the leftovers! The mahi mahi is scrumptious, as my guest at the wedding Bridget (Yelp elite) also agrees on.

Ken has a usual schedule he follows which is included in the wedding packet, so if you do plan on changing anything, do let him know. If you want fondant from your cake, do let the servers know as they usually pull it off. Also specify if you want smaller slices, as we did run clean out of cake.

The staff was great and very friendly but they were a little too quick in cleaning tables when people left. There was uneaten food and favors that would have been taken along if they had waited.

The size of the place lends itself better to a smaller/medium sized weddings, whereas ours was more average (125) so it was a little tight and you can only fit 116 in the main room, so we had a little spillover into the other room.

Can't beat the view of the ocean and the harbor, and in my opinion, the place is much nicer than Cannons next door. Cannons is also more expensive.

I will always treasure my wedding =)
We had our wedding here a couple weeks ago and it was breathtaking! We booked back in January and by that time all of Read more...
We had our wedding here a couple weeks ago and it was breathtaking! We booked back in January and by that time all of August was filled already. We wanted September anyway though, and since it was an unusually warm year it was plenty warm (even a little too warm, surprisingly, for the beach!) But we had bright sunny skies and a beautiful view.

The planning process was organized with Ken, who is the catering manager and coordinator. He is very experienced and knows how to run the wedding smoothly. He was prompt with email replies. The price point is very fair, especially considering the normal caliber of food. Ever since discovering this as our wedding venue, we have been a few times for happy hour and have tried every food and drink on the menu. It's all delicious! We especially loved our trial tasting when we got full sized portions of every item and took home the leftovers! The mahi mahi is scrumptious, as my guest at the wedding Bridget (Yelp elite) also agrees on.

Ken has a usual schedule he follows which is included in the wedding packet, so if you do plan on changing anything, do let him know. If you want fondant from your cake, do let the servers know as they usually pull it off. Also specify if you want smaller slices, as we did run clean out of cake.

The staff was great and very friendly but they were a little too quick in cleaning tables when people left. There was uneaten food and favors that would have been taken along if they had waited.

The size of the place lends itself better to a smaller/medium sized weddings, whereas ours was more average (125) so it was a little tight and you can only fit 116 in the main room, so we had a little spillover into the other room.

Can't beat the view of the ocean and the harbor, and in my opinion, the place is much nicer than Cannons next door. Cannons is also more expensive.

I will always treasure my wedding =) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Chart House is gorgeous and reasonably priced. The restaurant comes with a coordinator, so it's great for people who do not have a wedding planner. He is on top of it!! If you already have a wedding planner, Ken, their coordinator works well with them as well. They have had so many weddings there and are really efficient at setting up, breaking down, cake cutting, food serving, etc. They come with everything, chairs, trellis arch if you want it (i did not), staff, guest book attendant, silverware, table cloths, napkins, everything you need! They even polish the wine glasses before your wedding for crying out loud! The food is delicious. It is NOT your typical wedding food. We did prime rib and teriyaki chicken which doesn't sound that exciting but I can assure you it was the best food I have ever tasted at a wedding. The chef there is so kind and they work well with people who have dietary restrictions, they don't charge extra or give you a hassle if you need a special meal made. The only complaint I had is that they put the cake in a spot that wasn't accessible to guests so a whole lot of our guests couldn't find it and were asking me for it! I had to track down someone (in my wedding dress...) to ask them to please get my friend a piece of cake. That's not really a huge deal, just specify ahead of time that the cake needs to be visible to all.

If I was getting married again, I'd do it here.. AGAIN! I loved it, and wish I had a reason to throw a gigantic party so I could use this service again.
The Chart House is gorgeous and reasonably priced. The restaurant comes with a coordinator, so it's great for people who Read more...
The Chart House is gorgeous and reasonably priced. The restaurant comes with a coordinator, so it's great for people who do not have a wedding planner. He is on top of it!! If you already have a wedding planner, Ken, their coordinator works well with them as well. They have had so many weddings there and are really efficient at setting up, breaking down, cake cutting, food serving, etc. They come with everything, chairs, trellis arch if you want it (i did not), staff, guest book attendant, silverware, table cloths, napkins, everything you need! They even polish the wine glasses before your wedding for crying out loud! The food is delicious. It is NOT your typical wedding food. We did prime rib and teriyaki chicken which doesn't sound that exciting but I can assure you it was the best food I have ever tasted at a wedding. The chef there is so kind and they work well with people who have dietary restrictions, they don't charge extra or give you a hassle if you need a special meal made. The only complaint I had is that they put the cake in a spot that wasn't accessible to guests so a whole lot of our guests couldn't find it and were asking me for it! I had to track down someone (in my wedding dress...) to ask them to please get my friend a piece of cake. That's not really a huge deal, just specify ahead of time that the cake needs to be visible to all.

If I was getting married again, I'd do it here.. AGAIN! I loved it, and wish I had a reason to throw a gigantic party so I could use this service again. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sheila
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
My daughters wedding was perfect thanks to Ken and his staff at the Chart House. Food was excellent, venue was beautiful, service was exceptional. Thanks so much Ken!
My daughters wedding was perfect thanks to Ken and his staff at the Chart House. Food was excellent, venue was beautiful, Read more...
My daughters wedding was perfect thanks to Ken and his staff at the Chart House. Food was excellent, venue was beautiful, service was exceptional. Thanks so much Ken! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so happy with our venue choice of Chart House. They were so accomodating- making suggestions on what might be enjoyed the most and also setting up for our cocktail hour outside per our request. The service was great- effortlessly helping everyone out, while never being a distraction or getting in the way. The food speaks for itself, but when combined with the location-- your guests will continue to talk about your perfect wedding months later. Ken was great to work with and always super easy to get a hold of. Overall a wonderful experience :)
We are so happy with our venue choice of Chart House. They were so accomodating- making suggestions on what might be Read more...
We are so happy with our venue choice of Chart House. They were so accomodating- making suggestions on what might be enjoyed the most and also setting up for our cocktail hour outside per our request. The service was great- effortlessly helping everyone out, while never being a distraction or getting in the way. The food speaks for itself, but when combined with the location-- your guests will continue to talk about your perfect wedding months later. Ken was great to work with and always super easy to get a hold of. Overall a wonderful experience :) Read less
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