Costanoa Lodge and Resort

Pescadero , CA


2001 Rossi Road
Pescadero, CA US 94060 (map)




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Nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Costanoa offers the perfect setting to celebrate your marriage with family and friends. Surrounded by... Read more
Nestled at the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Costanoa offers the perfect setting to celebrate your marriage with family and friends. Surrounded by endless acres of undisturbed wilderness, rolling coastal hills, rugged bluffs and secluded beaches, Costanoa invites you and your guest to explore the extraordinary beauty of California's scenic coast and experience nature in its purest form.

At Costana, we offer a variety of picturesque views of coastal mountain ranges and stunning ocean bluffs as your backdrop. Whether you choose to hold a reception on the Lodge Terrance and Lawn, or in the Ranch Room, we will work with you to create an atmosphere of natural sophistication, Inspired by nature, Costanoa's palette is the perfect canvas for a variety of styles: from the small and intimate, to large and sophisticated. When it comes to weddings at Costanoa the difference is in the details. Read less
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the most beautiful place I could have ever imagined getting married. The service the weekend of the wedding was outstanding in every way possible. I cannot recommend this place enough. The key thing is you have to be able to fill the space with guests(depending on size of wedding. For 150 people we had to reserve 51 rooms). I splurged on a tent(best money spent)
If you are ok handling the stress of that, then you will be rewarded with the most amazing retreat style wedding imaginable

3 catered meals, best wedding food I have ever had, extremeley reasonable pricing, flexibility for special requests. Cannot recommend enough
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
I had a tough time rating within each category. My review of Costanoa is simple. When my husband and I drove up the first time, the place took our breath away. It is a jewel nestled on Highway 1 near Pescadero - the perfect spot for our semi-destination wedding. The majority of our family and guests flew great distances to attend our special day, and we wanted our local friends to also have a chance to make a weekend of it and not have to drive home at the end of the night. Costanoa provided that for us. It's a spectacular place - you can be comfortable in nature here.

The simplicity here is that the place is naturally beautiful and works as a "naked" space when it comes to event decoration - and, what was important to us, was to have on site overnight accommodations for our guests.

I was disappointed with the quality of service and lack of organization. Example: something as simple as checking numbers in spreadsheets. A wedding is a huge financial investment. That is not to be taken lightly, and I wish I had been working with a team that I truly felt was on my side, taking care of me, looking out for us, and doing high quality work. Instead, we had to do so much more work than we would have thought (considering how much we were paying them), and we had to double check everything. It gave us endless headaches throughout the wedding planning process.

But, of course, it was worth it in the end because our day couldn't be ruined by errors or shortcomings of others. We got married under the bright sun, on the hillside, on the beautiful green grass, with the ocean to one side, gorgeous mountains to the other, and after dinner, the full moon came out and greeted us among billions of beautiful shining stars on the clearest night I've ever seen on the coast.

To sum it up: gorgeous place - if that is worth it to you, then be prepared to work with a staff that needs better management.
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
My wedding at Costanoa turned out perfect and that is entirely because of Tricia Rhoades who held our hands through the whole process. Tricia is amazing. If you are interested in getting married at Costanoa and Tricia can run your wedding, do it. It's a stunning location, the lodge is beautiful and comfortable for guests, and the food is fantastic (the salmon was amazing). We wanted our wedding to feel like it was in nature and not some where manicured or overly "wedding-y". Costanoa felt special and unique because of the gorgeous setting and the feeling that we were set apart from the rest of the world. We also loved that it was a fun, relaxing place for all the special people in our lives to spend a weekend together. The down side of Costanoa is that they are not well organized. Tricia was amazing but when I spoke with any of the other wedding staff I would be given different answers depending on the person. Only wedding staff could book our guests lodgings but often they wouldn't return guest calls or emails for several days, or more. We got numerous complaints from our guests which was stressful. Ultimately it all worked out and the wedding was completely perfect but I think all the credit goes to Tricia for watching over every detail, being available for any question big or small, and being incredibly patient. 5 stars for Tricia, but maybe only 3 for Costanoa even though it is stunning. If you can handle a little uncertainty then you'll do fine with the place and the end result will make it all worth it.
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We were the out of town parents of the groom...We had never been to Costanoa and wanted to help the bride and groom with the planning and vision. We were very dependent on the staff there...we could not have been more pleased. Terri and her resources like tent rental vendor worked so closely with us over many months...we even send packages out before the wedding filled with supplies for our 4 grandchildren under 3... Terri had them in our rooms upon arrival....We made numerous calls to the stff and they were responsive at every turn....We did fly out 6 months before the wedding to stay overnight at the venue as we did want a real feel of the space and area....Note in the Sept. 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine there was a lovely review of Pescadero, California and we did all the things in this article well before the article was out because of the guidance of the Costanoa staff and the bride and groom who knew the area well ( They live in San Francisco ) ....we did rent out the entire lodge for our wedding guests and this ended up working out very well....We did rent a tent because the evenings in June can be cool and we needed the lighting... we also rented larger tables and linens.....this was an additional expense of course but well worth it for our group of 120 as there was no inside space that could have easily accommodated us....Carla from Classic Party Rentals knew what we were going for and exceeded our expectations....we had the rehearsal dinner at the Davenport Roadhouse 15 minutes away and had a goodbye breakfast in the tent that was still up from the wedding the night before.......Everyone had a great time and we received many compliments- .....note there are no TV's on the property..at first we were concerned but the guests mingled more and this was a good thing as it served to bring people together. The only downside was the fabulous chef we had worked with left about 3 weeks before our event so the food interpretation slightly different from what we expected- we knew this in advance and there was really nothing we could do about it...the food was fine and fortunately the setting was a real plus........
Hopefully they will keep up the standards........you do need to consider a tent esp for a late afternoon or evening wedding........however they will help you with any and all vendors.......we used some vendors ( flowers/pies ) from San Francisco and they worked well with the Costanoa staff....A bakery in Santa Cruz did a great cake for the rehearsal dinner......
Loralee Arcuni
Services Used: Wedding Venue
If you are looking for a location to hold your ceremony and reception near the Northern California coast, you should consider Costanoa Lodge and Resort. We were incredibly happy with the beauty of the location, the convenience of hosting our friends and family in a single location for the event, reception, lodging and activities, and the wonderful skill of the staff who made our event so easy to enjoy.

The staff at Costanoa were responsive and flexible and they were able to meet every request that we made, including expanding our original request from 50 attendees to 105! The food is excellent and the wine list is superb. The chef was able to accommodate an elegant meal, outdoor reception and an outdoor breakfast gathering the next morning. All of our guests were thrilled with the peacefulness of the location and the comfort of the lodge.

We highly recommend Costanoa if you are considering a venue that combines high quality services with a natural and beautiful outdoor environment.

Debra & John Godon
Services Used: Wedding Venue


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