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Oceano Hotel and Spa

Half Moon Bay , CA
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LOCATION

280 Capistrano Road
Half Moon Bay, CA US 94019 (map)

PHONE

650-726-5400

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Just thirty minutes from San Francisco, with its spectacular location overlooking the picturesque Pillar Point Harbor, every wedding at the Oceano Hotel and Spa is one of a kind. The... Read more
Just thirty minutes from San Francisco, with its spectacular location overlooking the picturesque Pillar Point Harbor, every wedding at the Oceano Hotel and Spa is one of a kind. The wedding garden sets the stage for unforgettable outdoor ceremonies and receptions, and compliments the elegant 4,400 square foot Grand Ballroom and Atrium which offer a beautiful backdrop for an ideal indoor gathering.

The Oceano Hotel and Spa features all of the exquisite amenities essential for creating a grand wedding celebration. Wedding events, from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony and reception, can all be custom tailored to make each a unique and memorable success. Enhancing your special event are accommodations that include ninety five beautifully appointed guest suites, most overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

If you wish, the on-site wedding planners will be there each step of the way, assisting in every aspect desired, from coordinating the ceremony to choosing the perfect gourmet food selections. They will organize all of your event details, making certain that you leave with the fondest memories of your special day.

The Oceano Hotel and Spa is the ideal destination for any wedding event, come visit us in Half Moon Bay and find out how we can make your wedding a celebration to remember always. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2008
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
400
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
106
Number of suites
95
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
120
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Kimberly
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want a great experience, a great location and the friendliest and most wonderful staff call and ask for Nancy! She made sure everything went perfect, was told to "turn my brain off" when we arrived the night before and she took care of everything! Her staff took care of setting up our center pieces, escort table (we just told her what we wanted) and our timeline of events. We did a food tasting prior and every meal was just as delicious during the reception and cooked perfectly! The passed appetizers during cocktail hour were amazing. The rooms at the Hotel are comfortable and beautifully decorated. Nancy made our wedding day so special and can't Thank her enough!
If you want a great experience, a great location and the friendliest and most wonderful staff call and ask for Nancy! She Read more...
If you want a great experience, a great location and the friendliest and most wonderful staff call and ask for Nancy! She made sure everything went perfect, was told to "turn my brain off" when we arrived the night before and she took care of everything! Her staff took care of setting up our center pieces, escort table (we just told her what we wanted) and our timeline of events. We did a food tasting prior and every meal was just as delicious during the reception and cooked perfectly! The passed appetizers during cocktail hour were amazing. The rooms at the Hotel are comfortable and beautifully decorated. Nancy made our wedding day so special and can't Thank her enough! Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Would highly recommend this venue to anyone! We are from South Dakota and Nancy was awesome! From the minute we met her, we knew she would be a great wedding planner. The venue is beautiful and Nancy covers everything possible to make planning a destination wedding as easy as possible!
Would highly recommend this venue to anyone! We are from South Dakota and Nancy was awesome! From the minute we met her, Read more...
Would highly recommend this venue to anyone! We are from South Dakota and Nancy was awesome! From the minute we met her, we knew she would be a great wedding planner. The venue is beautiful and Nancy covers everything possible to make planning a destination wedding as easy as possible! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.6/5.0
I am so happy with how our reception turned out. It was a lot of work on my part but Nancy was always there for me to cry on her shoulder. Little things were over looked and I wish we could have had more time (we happily would have paid to keep the party going) but over all it was a dream! The food was delicious, but instead of my plate being brought to my room when I couldn't finish, it was thrown out and there was a sandwich waiting for me instead. I don't know what cocktail hour food was given but in our room there were some things I know we didn't request food wise...but ultimately those little touches really don't put a damper on the experience when I think about how beautiful our tables looked and how much fun everyone was having! The slide show didn't go as planned and it was a bit chaotic as far as when things were supposed to happen, our best man kept asking me which was annoying because I had given everyone a detailed itinerary...but maybe thats just him and Nancy didn't bother me because she already knew. I don't really know, I just didn't like when the lights went out for the slide show and basically stopped the party. I think everything else went so well though...if there were other hiccups, I didn't know about them which is the way it should be!
I am so happy with how our reception turned out. It was a lot of work on my part but Nancy was always there for me to cry Read more...
I am so happy with how our reception turned out. It was a lot of work on my part but Nancy was always there for me to cry on her shoulder. Little things were over looked and I wish we could have had more time (we happily would have paid to keep the party going) but over all it was a dream! The food was delicious, but instead of my plate being brought to my room when I couldn't finish, it was thrown out and there was a sandwich waiting for me instead. I don't know what cocktail hour food was given but in our room there were some things I know we didn't request food wise...but ultimately those little touches really don't put a damper on the experience when I think about how beautiful our tables looked and how much fun everyone was having! The slide show didn't go as planned and it was a bit chaotic as far as when things were supposed to happen, our best man kept asking me which was annoying because I had given everyone a detailed itinerary...but maybe thats just him and Nancy didn't bother me because she already knew. I don't really know, I just didn't like when the lights went out for the slide show and basically stopped the party. I think everything else went so well though...if there were other hiccups, I didn't know about them which is the way it should be! Read less
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VectorTony
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you're planning a wedding, you MUST check out the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA. Hands down the best venue to get married, the whole experience of our wedding was amazing, and it was all thanks to the awesome people at the Oceano, five stars!!
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you're planning a wedding, you MUST check out the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Read more...
If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area and you're planning a wedding, you MUST check out the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA. Hands down the best venue to get married, the whole experience of our wedding was amazing, and it was all thanks to the awesome people at the Oceano, five stars!! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/30/2014
4.9/5.0
The Oceana is such a beautiful location with such an awesome staff. Jenn was our coordinator and she was such a delight to work with. She made sure the day went smooth and kept me worry free. I can't say enough about how amazing everyone was to work with!
The Oceana is such a beautiful location with such an awesome staff. Jenn was our coordinator and she was such a delight to Read more...
The Oceana is such a beautiful location with such an awesome staff. Jenn was our coordinator and she was such a delight to work with. She made sure the day went smooth and kept me worry free. I can't say enough about how amazing everyone was to work with! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot RAVE enough about Oceano Hotel and Spa!!! I literally looked at 23 different venues until I found Oceano and they truly are the BEST wedding venue EVER!!! The hotel is absolutely gorgeous but what makes this place special is the people who work there! Jenn and Nancy are so wonderful and they genuinely care about each bride and making all of their wedding dreams come true.

Everything I asked for they said yes to and if they didn't know how they would do it they found a way :). I remember when I first met with Jenn I told her how I thought it would be so cool to have a s'mores pit outside during the reception and she informed me they hadn't done that before that they would buy a fire pit and set it up for me. They did this on practically everything I asked for, I wanted a cookie bar where all of my family members brought different cookies and they set up a bunch of different jars and platters and so all I needed to do was have my family drop off the cookies. Oceano was the best wedding venue and I couldn't be happier with my wedding and the venue I chose.
I cannot RAVE enough about Oceano Hotel and Spa!!! I literally looked at 23 different venues until I found Oceano and they Read more...
I cannot RAVE enough about Oceano Hotel and Spa!!! I literally looked at 23 different venues until I found Oceano and they truly are the BEST wedding venue EVER!!! The hotel is absolutely gorgeous but what makes this place special is the people who work there! Jenn and Nancy are so wonderful and they genuinely care about each bride and making all of their wedding dreams come true.

Everything I asked for they said yes to and if they didn't know how they would do it they found a way :). I remember when I first met with Jenn I told her how I thought it would be so cool to have a s'mores pit outside during the reception and she informed me they hadn't done that before that they would buy a fire pit and set it up for me. They did this on practically everything I asked for, I wanted a cookie bar where all of my family members brought different cookies and they set up a bunch of different jars and platters and so all I needed to do was have my family drop off the cookies. Oceano was the best wedding venue and I couldn't be happier with my wedding and the venue I chose. Read less
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Charles Kang
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say how much my wife and I loved having our wedding here. The venue, service, and atmosphere were all so perfect. Nancy (wedding coordinator) was absolutely the friendliest and most helpful person and she just made everything work. Anything and everything we wanted, she was able to do and deliver. We had the best experience here and can't wait to come back to celebrate future anniversaries and events here whenever we can. Highly, HIGHLY recommend Oceano!
I cannot say how much my wife and I loved having our wedding here. The venue, service, and atmosphere were all so perfect. Read more...
I cannot say how much my wife and I loved having our wedding here. The venue, service, and atmosphere were all so perfect. Nancy (wedding coordinator) was absolutely the friendliest and most helpful person and she just made everything work. Anything and everything we wanted, she was able to do and deliver. We had the best experience here and can't wait to come back to celebrate future anniversaries and events here whenever we can. Highly, HIGHLY recommend Oceano! Read less
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Kannika
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.8/5.0
We chose to have our wedding at Oceano Hotel & Spa in Half Moon Bay. We chose this venue because the beautiful location, the grand ballroom reception, and the garden ceremony was everything we had envisioned for our special day. The only risk for any outdoor wedding is the weather, and being in Half Moon Bay the odds are not always in your favor. We chose a weekend in September to increase our chances of nice weather. We weren't disappointed when the day actually came as it was a bit of an overcast and chilly for our guests, but at least it wasn't heavy fog and this type of weather is actually flattering for pictures. I also really liked how they didn't have a strict minimum guest count like other venues in the Bay Area. We simply didn't have that many guests (approximately 80) and most places require a least 100-150 to reserve a spot. The hotel itself was very romantic and had a nice beach theme that was not at all cheesy. Jenn coordinated my wedding details and she was very prompt in e-mail responses and made planning very easy.
We chose to have our wedding at Oceano Hotel & Spa in Half Moon Bay. We chose this venue because the beautiful location, Read more...
We chose to have our wedding at Oceano Hotel & Spa in Half Moon Bay. We chose this venue because the beautiful location, the grand ballroom reception, and the garden ceremony was everything we had envisioned for our special day. The only risk for any outdoor wedding is the weather, and being in Half Moon Bay the odds are not always in your favor. We chose a weekend in September to increase our chances of nice weather. We weren't disappointed when the day actually came as it was a bit of an overcast and chilly for our guests, but at least it wasn't heavy fog and this type of weather is actually flattering for pictures. I also really liked how they didn't have a strict minimum guest count like other venues in the Bay Area. We simply didn't have that many guests (approximately 80) and most places require a least 100-150 to reserve a spot. The hotel itself was very romantic and had a nice beach theme that was not at all cheesy. Jenn coordinated my wedding details and she was very prompt in e-mail responses and made planning very easy. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I recently got married at Oceano Half Moon Bay Sunday September 8th, 2013. I have loved this hotel since the year it opened! I used to be in the special events industry, and worked a few weddings at Oceano in years past. Nancy, the Special Events Manager is AMAZING! She has always made my Husband and I feel like Oceano is a home away from home. Her assistant Jen is also so sweet and amazing! From the front of the house, to the lounge staff, house keeping, and banquet staff, Oceano has impeccable service! Nancy told me she was surprised that out of all of the places I had done weddings and events before, that I chose Oceano for our own wedding. Really, there was not a second thought to this, Nancy and the Oceano staff, not to mention the sites natural beauty, made it our first and only acceptable choice for our big day! Knowing all that could go wrong on a wedding day from personal experience of planning over 200 weddings in my career, it says a lot that I was comfortable and confident in Nancy and the Oceano team taking care of our big day. Our wedding was a platinum wedding, chalked full of wedding professionals and tiny details, but everything went perfectly. They worked hand in hand with us and our wedding consultant to make sure that everything was planned to perfection, and executed with ease. The rooms at the hotel are beautifully appointed and have the most comfortable beds! We were so proud to have our families stay here, it made us feel like we were hosting them in our own beautiful home. We had our ceremony in the wedding garden overlooking the pier, cocktails on the lawn, and dinner in their huge tent! The food was out of control good! The bartenders were fast. The service staff attentive. We couldn't ask for more! What a dream wedding!!!! Oceano will always be our special place, we can't wait to visit again! We love you Nancy and Oceano team!
My Husband and I recently got married at Oceano Half Moon Bay Sunday September 8th, 2013. I have loved this hotel since Read more...
My Husband and I recently got married at Oceano Half Moon Bay Sunday September 8th, 2013. I have loved this hotel since the year it opened! I used to be in the special events industry, and worked a few weddings at Oceano in years past. Nancy, the Special Events Manager is AMAZING! She has always made my Husband and I feel like Oceano is a home away from home. Her assistant Jen is also so sweet and amazing! From the front of the house, to the lounge staff, house keeping, and banquet staff, Oceano has impeccable service! Nancy told me she was surprised that out of all of the places I had done weddings and events before, that I chose Oceano for our own wedding. Really, there was not a second thought to this, Nancy and the Oceano staff, not to mention the sites natural beauty, made it our first and only acceptable choice for our big day! Knowing all that could go wrong on a wedding day from personal experience of planning over 200 weddings in my career, it says a lot that I was comfortable and confident in Nancy and the Oceano team taking care of our big day. Our wedding was a platinum wedding, chalked full of wedding professionals and tiny details, but everything went perfectly. They worked hand in hand with us and our wedding consultant to make sure that everything was planned to perfection, and executed with ease. The rooms at the hotel are beautifully appointed and have the most comfortable beds! We were so proud to have our families stay here, it made us feel like we were hosting them in our own beautiful home. We had our ceremony in the wedding garden overlooking the pier, cocktails on the lawn, and dinner in their huge tent! The food was out of control good! The bartenders were fast. The service staff attentive. We couldn't ask for more! What a dream wedding!!!! Oceano will always be our special place, we can't wait to visit again! We love you Nancy and Oceano team! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Nancy was amazing, my guests are still raving about the job that she did! She made the day go by so smoothly and made it seem like it was the easiest thing in the world. She kept it together and did everything in her power to make everything the best it possibly could. My husband and I fell in love with the venue and couldn't have picked a better wedding coordinator. We are planning on visiting on our first year anniversary and cannot wait to go back!
Nancy was amazing, my guests are still raving about the job that she did! She made the day go by so smoothly and made it Read more...
Nancy was amazing, my guests are still raving about the job that she did! She made the day go by so smoothly and made it seem like it was the easiest thing in the world. She kept it together and did everything in her power to make everything the best it possibly could. My husband and I fell in love with the venue and couldn't have picked a better wedding coordinator. We are planning on visiting on our first year anniversary and cannot wait to go back! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.0/5.0
Overall, we were happy with selecting the Oceano for our wedding reception and ceremony. I'd like to outline the good and the bad for all potential couples to consider:

THE GOOD:
Flexibility - The event team is very flexible and accommodating. They were responsive to our requests for menu/alcohol changes and requests for special configurations in the reception area.

Value - I researched a lot of venues and I found the Oceano to be a great value for everything they offered. I wanted a spot where everything was in one place and all the furniture, food and alcohol was taken care of. All we had to worry about was the officiant, music, flowers and cake. Plus, the dinner was delicious!

Guest Experience - Our guests really enjoyed the Pillar Point area and had a great hotel experience.

THE MINUS:
Day-of coordination service - In my communication with the event planner, I was assured multiple times that it was completely unnecessary to hire a day-of coordinator. That was a huge mistake.

The event staff was great with setting up the venue decorations and cuing the main events, like the start of the reception, photographs and ceremony. However, there were a lot of holes and a lack of attention to detail. The event planner didn't print out the reception schedule that I sent to her the week prior, so my husband and I had to cue the various reception events through the night (speeches, first dance, etc). I also sent a table diagram with specific table arrangements, but somehow my parents tables were seated all the way in the outside corners of the reception area, rather than next to our table. There were several other minor issues that, in total, caused me to worry about all the little details rather than focus on just relaxing and having fun....which is the point of hiring a coordinator.

In total, we are still happy that we selected the Oceano. However, I would strongly advise hiring a day-of coordinator to make it a stress free day.
Overall, we were happy with selecting the Oceano for our wedding reception and ceremony. I'd like to outline the good and Read more...
Overall, we were happy with selecting the Oceano for our wedding reception and ceremony. I'd like to outline the good and the bad for all potential couples to consider:

THE GOOD:
Flexibility - The event team is very flexible and accommodating. They were responsive to our requests for menu/alcohol changes and requests for special configurations in the reception area.

Value - I researched a lot of venues and I found the Oceano to be a great value for everything they offered. I wanted a spot where everything was in one place and all the furniture, food and alcohol was taken care of. All we had to worry about was the officiant, music, flowers and cake. Plus, the dinner was delicious!

Guest Experience - Our guests really enjoyed the Pillar Point area and had a great hotel experience.

THE MINUS:
Day-of coordination service - In my communication with the event planner, I was assured multiple times that it was completely unnecessary to hire a day-of coordinator. That was a huge mistake.

The event staff was great with setting up the venue decorations and cuing the main events, like the start of the reception, photographs and ceremony. However, there were a lot of holes and a lack of attention to detail. The event planner didn't print out the reception schedule that I sent to her the week prior, so my husband and I had to cue the various reception events through the night (speeches, first dance, etc). I also sent a table diagram with specific table arrangements, but somehow my parents tables were seated all the way in the outside corners of the reception area, rather than next to our table. There were several other minor issues that, in total, caused me to worry about all the little details rather than focus on just relaxing and having fun....which is the point of hiring a coordinator.

In total, we are still happy that we selected the Oceano. However, I would strongly advise hiring a day-of coordinator to make it a stress free day. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Love! The Oceano, I believe, is the best location to get married at in and around Half Moon Bay. They are reasonably priced, especially since their cost includes food, tables, chairs, and linens (if you selected theirs). They also have other items that you can use like cocktail tables and wedding design details. You also have the option of getting married at their beach location, in their ballroom, or in their garden. You also can pick to have your reception in their ballroom or in their outside tent (it has heaters if it is cold!) We chose to have our wedding in the garden and then our reception in the tent. We had our wedding in early October and the weather was absolutely beautiful!
At the Oceano, we had the joy of working with Nancy. She is phenomenal! We met a few times months in advance and stayed in contact via email. During the last month or so we contacted her weekly and she was easy to reach, extremely helpful in meeting all our last minute requests, and made sure our stay was calm and relaxing.
As for the hotel, the rooms might be a little pricey, but well worth it. Each space has a spa like atmosphere. Per the food at the wedding, some of the best I have eaten. We chose a sit down meal and they served each table quickly and at the same time. I still have guests telling me how much they loved their food.
If you are looking for a beach wedding, at a good price, with helpful people, great food and space then the Oceano is perfect. I cannot express how much I loved our venue and Nancy. You will not be sorry if you pick the Oceano, we are not!
Love! The Oceano, I believe, is the best location to get married at in and around Half Moon Bay. They are reasonably Read more...
Love! The Oceano, I believe, is the best location to get married at in and around Half Moon Bay. They are reasonably priced, especially since their cost includes food, tables, chairs, and linens (if you selected theirs). They also have other items that you can use like cocktail tables and wedding design details. You also have the option of getting married at their beach location, in their ballroom, or in their garden. You also can pick to have your reception in their ballroom or in their outside tent (it has heaters if it is cold!) We chose to have our wedding in the garden and then our reception in the tent. We had our wedding in early October and the weather was absolutely beautiful!
At the Oceano, we had the joy of working with Nancy. She is phenomenal! We met a few times months in advance and stayed in contact via email. During the last month or so we contacted her weekly and she was easy to reach, extremely helpful in meeting all our last minute requests, and made sure our stay was calm and relaxing.
As for the hotel, the rooms might be a little pricey, but well worth it. Each space has a spa like atmosphere. Per the food at the wedding, some of the best I have eaten. We chose a sit down meal and they served each table quickly and at the same time. I still have guests telling me how much they loved their food.
If you are looking for a beach wedding, at a good price, with helpful people, great food and space then the Oceano is perfect. I cannot express how much I loved our venue and Nancy. You will not be sorry if you pick the Oceano, we are not! Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The Oceano hotel is the best place to have a wedding! We got to have the ceremony in the garden, cocktails in an already set up tent, reception in the ballroom, and dancing in the atrium! The wedding coordinators there are the best! Nancy was always easy to get a hold of & more than happy to work with us on anything we wanted. She made our wedding day dreams come true! Being a beach town you have to get used to a bit of a slower pace, but don't let it stress you out if you are more of a fast paced bide like me. Just enjoy the relaxing vibe, everything gets done perfectly in the end.

|Also if you are going to have an event that needs flowers go right next door to Half Moon Flowers! They work flawlessly together with the Oceano!
The Oceano hotel is the best place to have a wedding! We got to have the ceremony in the garden, cocktails in an already Read more...
The Oceano hotel is the best place to have a wedding! We got to have the ceremony in the garden, cocktails in an already set up tent, reception in the ballroom, and dancing in the atrium! The wedding coordinators there are the best! Nancy was always easy to get a hold of & more than happy to work with us on anything we wanted. She made our wedding day dreams come true! Being a beach town you have to get used to a bit of a slower pace, but don't let it stress you out if you are more of a fast paced bide like me. Just enjoy the relaxing vibe, everything gets done perfectly in the end.

|Also if you are going to have an event that needs flowers go right next door to Half Moon Flowers! They work flawlessly together with the Oceano! Read less
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Oliveshadow
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
The Oceano was a totally amazing place to get married. Nancy, their event planner, made the entire process easy and painless for us. She was welcoming and reassuring every step of the way. They even let us do a food tasting before we made a deposit! The event was flawless. The food was amazing. Nancy managed everything - down to ensuring that we had food and cake when we got back to our room! - and everyone had a ball. The staff was welcoming and took great care of us and of all of our guests. The rooms are gorgeous, the location is ideal... I wish I could give them 5+ stars!
The Oceano was a totally amazing place to get married. Nancy, their event planner, made the entire process easy and Read more...
The Oceano was a totally amazing place to get married. Nancy, their event planner, made the entire process easy and painless for us. She was welcoming and reassuring every step of the way. They even let us do a food tasting before we made a deposit! The event was flawless. The food was amazing. Nancy managed everything - down to ensuring that we had food and cake when we got back to our room! - and everyone had a ball. The staff was welcoming and took great care of us and of all of our guests. The rooms are gorgeous, the location is ideal... I wish I could give them 5+ stars! Read less
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Christal
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
All I can say is wonderful!!! Jennifer was awesome from day one! We had the most beautiful setting, weather and could have not asked for more. Jenn was very flexible with allowing us to change the menu and accomodating our other vendors. The staff was awesome and my husband and I were so impressed with the quality of service. As a bride you panic about everything but Jenn made it is easy, even when I asked her questions over and over again or changed my mind 10 times. We had our wedding in the garden along with the reception outside under the tents.
All I can say is wonderful!!! Jennifer was awesome from day one! We had the most beautiful setting, weather and could have Read more...
All I can say is wonderful!!! Jennifer was awesome from day one! We had the most beautiful setting, weather and could have not asked for more. Jenn was very flexible with allowing us to change the menu and accomodating our other vendors. The staff was awesome and my husband and I were so impressed with the quality of service. As a bride you panic about everything but Jenn made it is easy, even when I asked her questions over and over again or changed my mind 10 times. We had our wedding in the garden along with the reception outside under the tents. Read less
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Slim
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.8/5.0
My fiance and I can't say enough about how beautiful this hotel is. Nancy is really sweet and really knows how to make you feel like the most beautiful bride. She's really easy to work with. I was really happy with how accommodating she was and is. But I have to say on the day of my wedding I was stressed at times because of little mishaps. There were some miscommunications, but in the end it all worked out and everyone had a lot of fun.
My fiance and I can't say enough about how beautiful this hotel is. Nancy is really sweet and really knows how to make you Read more...
My fiance and I can't say enough about how beautiful this hotel is. Nancy is really sweet and really knows how to make you feel like the most beautiful bride. She's really easy to work with. I was really happy with how accommodating she was and is. But I have to say on the day of my wedding I was stressed at times because of little mishaps. There were some miscommunications, but in the end it all worked out and everyone had a lot of fun. Read less
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Stacie
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about my experience at Oceano. From the time I met Nancy and walked through the hotel (in late 2008), I knew I would have my wedding there. We looked at many different venues, but I couldn't stop thinking about how comfortable I was at Oceano (and with Nancy). By the end of my experience, Nancy felt like extended family to us. She was there all the way through to answer all of my silly questions and to ensure that everything was executed perfectly. Her staff is amazing and extremely competent as well. Many guests and bridal party members commented on how fabulous everyone was at the hotel and all had a great experience. Our wedding (and the entire weekend at Oceano) was an amazing experience and we are so happy with our decision. I would highly recommend Oceano as a ceremony and reception venue for your wedding.
I can't say enough great things about my experience at Oceano. From the time I met Nancy and walked through the hotel (in Read more...
I can't say enough great things about my experience at Oceano. From the time I met Nancy and walked through the hotel (in late 2008), I knew I would have my wedding there. We looked at many different venues, but I couldn't stop thinking about how comfortable I was at Oceano (and with Nancy). By the end of my experience, Nancy felt like extended family to us. She was there all the way through to answer all of my silly questions and to ensure that everything was executed perfectly. Her staff is amazing and extremely competent as well. Many guests and bridal party members commented on how fabulous everyone was at the hotel and all had a great experience. Our wedding (and the entire weekend at Oceano) was an amazing experience and we are so happy with our decision. I would highly recommend Oceano as a ceremony and reception venue for your wedding. Read less
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ksantos0187
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Brides...this is 100% the best venue to have your ceremony and reception. I personally did not have my ceremony here as I had a tradition Catholic wedding, but with all the grief I endured from the church, I kind of wished I had my ceremony here as well. Oceano is the best place. It is right across the street from Pillar Point Harbor or is in the harbor at Half Moon Bay. So your also getting the beautiful scenery from Half Moon Bay; a nice elegant and peaceful town. Plus Oceano Hotel & Spa is a new facility that just opened in 2008. From the decor, to the food(food is excellent), to the exceptional customer service is what every bride dreams of. Another interesting thing about the hotel is that if you go outside the lobby they have a little indoor type of mall with shops and restaurants, plus their opening a new spa.A great place for your friends and family to enjoy as well.The Wedding coordinator Nancy is the nicest and wamest person you will ever meet. She completely understands you and just truly wants to make your day as special as possible. She is truly amazing. I cannot emphasize that enough. They are flexible and are willing to work with you to make sure your day is everything you wanted. I guarantee if you book an appointment with Nancy and tour the facility you will not be disappointed. Oceano is a fun, new and exciting place to have your event. I would reccommend this place to anyone!
Brides...this is 100% the best venue to have your ceremony and reception. I personally did not have my ceremony here as I Read more...
Brides...this is 100% the best venue to have your ceremony and reception. I personally did not have my ceremony here as I had a tradition Catholic wedding, but with all the grief I endured from the church, I kind of wished I had my ceremony here as well. Oceano is the best place. It is right across the street from Pillar Point Harbor or is in the harbor at Half Moon Bay. So your also getting the beautiful scenery from Half Moon Bay; a nice elegant and peaceful town. Plus Oceano Hotel & Spa is a new facility that just opened in 2008. From the decor, to the food(food is excellent), to the exceptional customer service is what every bride dreams of. Another interesting thing about the hotel is that if you go outside the lobby they have a little indoor type of mall with shops and restaurants, plus their opening a new spa.A great place for your friends and family to enjoy as well.The Wedding coordinator Nancy is the nicest and wamest person you will ever meet. She completely understands you and just truly wants to make your day as special as possible. She is truly amazing. I cannot emphasize that enough. They are flexible and are willing to work with you to make sure your day is everything you wanted. I guarantee if you book an appointment with Nancy and tour the facility you will not be disappointed. Oceano is a fun, new and exciting place to have your event. I would reccommend this place to anyone! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was a dream come true. We had the ceremony outside in the wedding garden and then reception was inside the ballroom of the hotel. Every person at the Oceano who played a part in our wedding and helped out was truly amazing. I have never been to a wedding or a hotel where they were so accommodating. The weekend was perfect from the rehearsal til the day after the wedding and the last guest left. It was perfect for us. I couldn't think of a better place to be married than the Oceano.
Our wedding was a dream come true. We had the ceremony outside in the wedding garden and then reception was inside the Read more...
Our wedding was a dream come true. We had the ceremony outside in the wedding garden and then reception was inside the ballroom of the hotel. Every person at the Oceano who played a part in our wedding and helped out was truly amazing. I have never been to a wedding or a hotel where they were so accommodating. The weekend was perfect from the rehearsal til the day after the wedding and the last guest left. It was perfect for us. I couldn't think of a better place to be married than the Oceano. Read less
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Serena
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Nancy is the sweetest thing ever! She worked wit us the entire time and greatly reduced my stress about planning a wedding. The venue itself is beautiful! All new and ocean themed...perfect for a coastside event. We had the choice of being outside or inside for the ceremony. Even though I preferred the outside and it rained on my wedding day...Nancy and her staff set everything up inside, worked with my vendors, and the ceremony was perfect! During my wedding I felt relaxed and had a great time...because I felt so comfortable with Nancy and the staff. Check out the Oceano for your coastside events!
Nancy is the sweetest thing ever! She worked wit us the entire time and greatly reduced my stress about planning a Read more...
Nancy is the sweetest thing ever! She worked wit us the entire time and greatly reduced my stress about planning a wedding. The venue itself is beautiful! All new and ocean themed...perfect for a coastside event. We had the choice of being outside or inside for the ceremony. Even though I preferred the outside and it rained on my wedding day...Nancy and her staff set everything up inside, worked with my vendors, and the ceremony was perfect! During my wedding I felt relaxed and had a great time...because I felt so comfortable with Nancy and the staff. Check out the Oceano for your coastside events! Read less
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jenlynf
Wedding:
11/29/2008
4.6/5.0
Nancy was super nice and patient with us. We searched for the longest time for a ceremony venue that was nice and scenic, but wouldn't break the bank. Since we were doing a split location wedding, it was extremely difficult to find locations that we could book for just the ceremony. Fortunately, Oceano accomodated us. They offered an indoor venue or outdoor venue. Both are very nice (also the hotel is very new so everything is very nice). As our wedding was in the end of November, we didn't have high hopes about it being an outdoor ceremony, but it was nice that Oceano offered this choice. On the actual day of the wedding, they were super flexible and waited until just a couple hours before the ceremony for the decision of outside or inside based on the weather.
Nancy was super nice and patient with us. We searched for the longest time for a ceremony venue that was nice and scenic, Read more...
Nancy was super nice and patient with us. We searched for the longest time for a ceremony venue that was nice and scenic, but wouldn't break the bank. Since we were doing a split location wedding, it was extremely difficult to find locations that we could book for just the ceremony. Fortunately, Oceano accomodated us. They offered an indoor venue or outdoor venue. Both are very nice (also the hotel is very new so everything is very nice). As our wedding was in the end of November, we didn't have high hopes about it being an outdoor ceremony, but it was nice that Oceano offered this choice. On the actual day of the wedding, they were super flexible and waited until just a couple hours before the ceremony for the decision of outside or inside based on the weather. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Oceano Hotel and Spa is absolutely amazing. It was the perfect location to host our wedding. The hotel dones a casual but elegant vibe and just makes everyone feel so at home with the relaxing decor. A nice hotel alone would not have been enough for me to decide to host my wedding here. The main thing that drove my husband and I to the Oceano Hotel was the people. The staff at the hotel are fabulous. They are professional, customer service oriented, and just all around good people. In particular, Nancy is the most fantastic wedding coordinator any bride can ever ask for. Nancy made sure that it was my day and that there would be no stress involved because she would take care of everything! She takes care of every single detail from making sure there was food in our suite for after the wedding reception to spending 30 minutes trying to help me bustle my dress. Nancy was there every step of the way. We truly loved this place and will definitely be back to visit!
The Oceano Hotel and Spa is absolutely amazing. It was the perfect location to host our wedding. The hotel dones a casual Read more...
The Oceano Hotel and Spa is absolutely amazing. It was the perfect location to host our wedding. The hotel dones a casual but elegant vibe and just makes everyone feel so at home with the relaxing decor. A nice hotel alone would not have been enough for me to decide to host my wedding here. The main thing that drove my husband and I to the Oceano Hotel was the people. The staff at the hotel are fabulous. They are professional, customer service oriented, and just all around good people. In particular, Nancy is the most fantastic wedding coordinator any bride can ever ask for. Nancy made sure that it was my day and that there would be no stress involved because she would take care of everything! She takes care of every single detail from making sure there was food in our suite for after the wedding reception to spending 30 minutes trying to help me bustle my dress. Nancy was there every step of the way. We truly loved this place and will definitely be back to visit! Read less
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