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Shutters on the Beach

Santa Monica , CA
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1 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405 US (map)

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310-899-8401

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Shutters on the Beach sits perfectly on the sand of Santa Monica Bay near the historic Santa Monica Pier and in the midst of one of Southern California’s most eclectic and desirable... Read more
Shutters on the Beach sits perfectly on the sand of Santa Monica Bay near the historic Santa Monica Pier and in the midst of one of Southern California’s most eclectic and desirable seaside resort communities. The hotel is mere minutes from many fashionable shopping districts, fine restaurants and art galleries, and only eight miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
If you are looking to just spend money, time and a lot effort and in return be charged for every single drop of soda and receive absolutely ZERO service then Shutters is the place for you. Even though we made the best of what we could Shutters was not responsible for any of it. They have the most unprofessional team of wedding catering sales staff to coordinators. They will forget your name, forget when your wedding is and give you information last minute. We were insulted over countless emails about our hiring a wedding coordinator of our choosing. We were given a rehearsal time option just two weeks before our wedding, which was a destination wedding. After flying 3000 miles for a tasting we were told we never made a reservation even though there are confirmed emails between Shutters representatives and myself. I can't express enough to go some place else if you are looking to work with real professionals. Having your wedding at Shutters would be a huge waist of money and in the end all you will remember is how unprofessional everyone was but how quickly they will charge your credit card without your authorization. We had 10 couples stay the weekend at Shutters who also left us envelops at the front desk that mysteriously disappeared. Worst experience of my life which should have been one of the best memories I should have had.
If you are looking to just spend money, time and a lot effort and in return be charged for every single drop of soda and Read more...
If you are looking to just spend money, time and a lot effort and in return be charged for every single drop of soda and receive absolutely ZERO service then Shutters is the place for you. Even though we made the best of what we could Shutters was not responsible for any of it. They have the most unprofessional team of wedding catering sales staff to coordinators. They will forget your name, forget when your wedding is and give you information last minute. We were insulted over countless emails about our hiring a wedding coordinator of our choosing. We were given a rehearsal time option just two weeks before our wedding, which was a destination wedding. After flying 3000 miles for a tasting we were told we never made a reservation even though there are confirmed emails between Shutters representatives and myself. I can't express enough to go some place else if you are looking to work with real professionals. Having your wedding at Shutters would be a huge waist of money and in the end all you will remember is how unprofessional everyone was but how quickly they will charge your credit card without your authorization. We had 10 couples stay the weekend at Shutters who also left us envelops at the front desk that mysteriously disappeared. Worst experience of my life which should have been one of the best memories I should have had. Read less
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Em WedW
Wedding:
7/26/2013
4.4/5.0
I can't say enough about the beauty of this venue for a wedding. The ceremony site overlooking the ocean was breathtaking and cocktails over looking the sea was so special. Everyone commented the food was some of the best they have ever eaten period, not just at a wedding. The catering staff exhibited the utmost professionalism and service levels throughout. It is a high price point but the value if definitely there.

My only complaint was with the hotel itself - and how they handled check in and lodging. Given this is what they do every day I was a little shocked that this was the achilles heel - but boy was it. Make sure your contract stipulates *what* type of suite you get (ocean view) and that you double check it when calling or arriving for check in. Front desk staff was totally unhelpful, room wasn't ready until 4PM even though I had requested early check in and the staff was just plain uninterested with the fact I was hosting a wedding there. They really couldn't have cared less which was a let down.
I can't say enough about the beauty of this venue for a wedding. The ceremony site overlooking the ocean was breathtaking Read more...
I can't say enough about the beauty of this venue for a wedding. The ceremony site overlooking the ocean was breathtaking and cocktails over looking the sea was so special. Everyone commented the food was some of the best they have ever eaten period, not just at a wedding. The catering staff exhibited the utmost professionalism and service levels throughout. It is a high price point but the value if definitely there.

My only complaint was with the hotel itself - and how they handled check in and lodging. Given this is what they do every day I was a little shocked that this was the achilles heel - but boy was it. Make sure your contract stipulates *what* type of suite you get (ocean view) and that you double check it when calling or arriving for check in. Front desk staff was totally unhelpful, room wasn't ready until 4PM even though I had requested early check in and the staff was just plain uninterested with the fact I was hosting a wedding there. They really couldn't have cared less which was a let down. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.8/5.0
Shutters on the Beach was an amazing and beautiful place for our beach wedding and reception. We had our ceremony on the beach and then had our reception in the Oceanside/Beachside rooms. The rooms are beautiful with beach front views. We looked at a lot of places and this was by far the best location for an intimate wedding like ours (we had about 30 guests). It may seem pricey per person, but keep in mind that the price includes the ceremony on the beach with chairs, the reception rooms (1 for cocktail hour, adjoining room for the reception), dinner service with 2 entree choices (the food was amazing- especially the halibut), choice of 6 passed hors d'oeuvres, 5 hour premium open bar, cake from a choice of 4 vendors (we went with Vanilla Bake Shop- so amazing!), valet, and an oceanfront suite for the bride and groom the night of the wedding. Simply amazing! Oh, and Toby Lent is awesome! I would highly recommend Shutters on the Beach for any bride who wants an elegant and beautiful beach wedding.
Shutters on the Beach was an amazing and beautiful place for our beach wedding and reception. We had our ceremony on the Read more...
Shutters on the Beach was an amazing and beautiful place for our beach wedding and reception. We had our ceremony on the beach and then had our reception in the Oceanside/Beachside rooms. The rooms are beautiful with beach front views. We looked at a lot of places and this was by far the best location for an intimate wedding like ours (we had about 30 guests). It may seem pricey per person, but keep in mind that the price includes the ceremony on the beach with chairs, the reception rooms (1 for cocktail hour, adjoining room for the reception), dinner service with 2 entree choices (the food was amazing- especially the halibut), choice of 6 passed hors d'oeuvres, 5 hour premium open bar, cake from a choice of 4 vendors (we went with Vanilla Bake Shop- so amazing!), valet, and an oceanfront suite for the bride and groom the night of the wedding. Simply amazing! Oh, and Toby Lent is awesome! I would highly recommend Shutters on the Beach for any bride who wants an elegant and beautiful beach wedding. Read less
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Sillyauntie
Wedding:
11/12/2011
3.3/5.0
Positives:
- lovely space for a wedding of 50 people (Oceanside and Beachside rooms) with a great view
- while overall expensive, actually not a bad lunch package price when you look at the other options in the area
- we eventually worked out a nice vegan entree which was important to me
- we had a great time and our guests seemed to as well, but we picked all our own vendors not on Shutters list

Negatives:
- planning process was stressful, they didn't give me much info up front and it was hard to get answers to even simple questions
- most of my requests, such as for a signature cocktail, were met with a lot of resistance so I had to be very insistent to get anything I wanted
- not much variety at the tasting, only 2 apps, 2 salads and 3 entrees even though we could choose 3 entrees so we just went with what we tasted. We never tasted any of the hor d'oeuvres
- they ended up getting much of the menu wrong on the big day
- they were very hands-off and require you to hire a coordinator
Positives:
- lovely space for a wedding of 50 people (Oceanside and Beachside rooms) with a great view
- while Read more...
Positives:
- lovely space for a wedding of 50 people (Oceanside and Beachside rooms) with a great view
- while overall expensive, actually not a bad lunch package price when you look at the other options in the area
- we eventually worked out a nice vegan entree which was important to me
- we had a great time and our guests seemed to as well, but we picked all our own vendors not on Shutters list

Negatives:
- planning process was stressful, they didn't give me much info up front and it was hard to get answers to even simple questions
- most of my requests, such as for a signature cocktail, were met with a lot of resistance so I had to be very insistent to get anything I wanted
- not much variety at the tasting, only 2 apps, 2 salads and 3 entrees even though we could choose 3 entrees so we just went with what we tasted. We never tasted any of the hor d'oeuvres
- they ended up getting much of the menu wrong on the big day
- they were very hands-off and require you to hire a coordinator Read less
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mlozovsky
Wedding:
3/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier to have had our wedding at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA.
This hotel is the perfect place for an intimate, warm, and beautiful wedding celebration!
The food and service deserves more than 5 stars!!!
I worked with one of the catering managers onsite and he was wonderful, easy, responsive, and efficient!
Our ceremony was on the beach and reception was in the grand ballroom.
They made our day beyond memorable, it was amazing!!!
We couldn't be happier to have had our wedding at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA.
This hotel is the perfect Read more...
We couldn't be happier to have had our wedding at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica, CA.
This hotel is the perfect place for an intimate, warm, and beautiful wedding celebration!
The food and service deserves more than 5 stars!!!
I worked with one of the catering managers onsite and he was wonderful, easy, responsive, and efficient!
Our ceremony was on the beach and reception was in the grand ballroom.
They made our day beyond memorable, it was amazing!!! Read less
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denise
Wedding:
1/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with the way our wedding turned out at Shutters, Toby Lent did a tremendous job. Our guests were thrilled with the great service and smoothness of the event. The food was delicious, the entire hotel staff was fantastic - they handled things before I even had to ask. We held two brunches at Coast and they were equally as accommodating. The suite is beautiful, staying before and after is a must.
Unlike most other hotels, it is nice having a per person cost so you are not surprised by the grand total. It is expensive, but worth it.
Only improvement would be offering Susie Cakes as an option (its served at the restaurant but not a package option). THANK YOU TOBY !!!
We could not be happier with the way our wedding turned out at Shutters, Toby Lent did a tremendous job. Our guests were Read more...
We could not be happier with the way our wedding turned out at Shutters, Toby Lent did a tremendous job. Our guests were thrilled with the great service and smoothness of the event. The food was delicious, the entire hotel staff was fantastic - they handled things before I even had to ask. We held two brunches at Coast and they were equally as accommodating. The suite is beautiful, staying before and after is a must.
Unlike most other hotels, it is nice having a per person cost so you are not surprised by the grand total. It is expensive, but worth it.
Only improvement would be offering Susie Cakes as an option (its served at the restaurant but not a package option). THANK YOU TOBY !!! Read less
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Heather Robertson
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Shutters on the Beach was extremely professional and attentive to everything I needed for my wedding. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and my wedding there was breath taking. The staff was kind and very courteous I was so pleased at all their hard work. Michael Kossart is one of the best!
Shutters on the Beach was extremely professional and attentive to everything I needed for my wedding. The hotel is Read more...
Shutters on the Beach was extremely professional and attentive to everything I needed for my wedding. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and my wedding there was breath taking. The staff was kind and very courteous I was so pleased at all their hard work. Michael Kossart is one of the best! Read less
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Billy Ray
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day went exactly as planned. Couldnt have asked for a better venue, better day, better location. Everything was perfect!
Our wedding day went exactly as planned. Couldnt have asked for a better venue, better day, better location. Everything Read more...
Our wedding day went exactly as planned. Couldnt have asked for a better venue, better day, better location. Everything was perfect! Read less
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robynnakagawa
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything was beautiful and Shutters on the Beach is extraordinarily perfect for a small wedding of 1-50 people. They recommended excellent vendors and provided true value at every turn. Michael Kossart, the catering manager is very fair, kind, professional and wonderful to work with. He made the entire event fun and effortless to plan.

Armando, the banquet manager, perfectly executed my every wish during the event and is also very kind and professional.

It was undoubtedly our dream wedding and many guests have commented that it was a flawless evening!
Everything was beautiful and Shutters on the Beach is extraordinarily perfect for a small wedding of 1-50 people. They Read more...
Everything was beautiful and Shutters on the Beach is extraordinarily perfect for a small wedding of 1-50 people. They recommended excellent vendors and provided true value at every turn. Michael Kossart, the catering manager is very fair, kind, professional and wonderful to work with. He made the entire event fun and effortless to plan.

Armando, the banquet manager, perfectly executed my every wish during the event and is also very kind and professional.

It was undoubtedly our dream wedding and many guests have commented that it was a flawless evening! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Shutters was the perfect venue to host my wedding last month. My husband and I live in Orange County and only checked this one venue in LA among the several others we scoped out in OC and it was love at first site when we saw the hotel, ceremony site, and ball room. Liz is the events manager that was working with us and she helped me every step of the way from the first meeting to the wedding day, and several dozen emails and phone calls in between. She and her team are extremely accomodating and went out of their way to make the ceremony and reception come to life just as I had imagined. The venue is gorgeous, the staff is amazing, and the day was perfect. I highly recommend Shutters to any bride!
Shutters was the perfect venue to host my wedding last month. My husband and I live in Orange County and only checked this Read more...
Shutters was the perfect venue to host my wedding last month. My husband and I live in Orange County and only checked this one venue in LA among the several others we scoped out in OC and it was love at first site when we saw the hotel, ceremony site, and ball room. Liz is the events manager that was working with us and she helped me every step of the way from the first meeting to the wedding day, and several dozen emails and phone calls in between. She and her team are extremely accomodating and went out of their way to make the ceremony and reception come to life just as I had imagined. The venue is gorgeous, the staff is amazing, and the day was perfect. I highly recommend Shutters to any bride! Read less
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