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The Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove

Newport Coast , CA
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LOCATION

15 Crystal Cove
Newport Coast, CA US 92657 (map)

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949-644-8759

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ABOUT US

Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean…

Crashing surf and breathtaking sunsets are the back drops to your Southern California dream wedding. The Beachcomber Cafe offers... Read more
Panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean…

Crashing surf and breathtaking sunsets are the back drops to your Southern California dream wedding. The Beachcomber Cafe offers exquisite menu options paired with ocean stunning views. The perfect location for any wedding and reception event.

With 4 unique locations to host ceremonies and receptions all with gorgeous ocean backdrops. The beach itself is also an option from September through May.

Coming soon..... The Beaches Cottage. Yes, the remodel is almost complete. A stunning location for any event located on the South Beach of Crystal Cove infront of the quaint cottage as featured in the movie, "Beaches". Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1920
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
500
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?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
90
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Bokyeong
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow!!! I can't believe how amazing our wedding was. Michelle Jenkins and Kristina Howard from The BeachComber Cafe are so helpful, they made planning our event so smooth and effortless. They made sure we had all the information we needed and covered all our bases for us. They were super flexible and easy to work with and their staff is super friendly and professional. The Beachcomber food is to die for and their pricing is amazing for the best experience you can ever ask for.

Thank you so much Beachcomber. You've made our special day a moment we'll never forget!
Wow!!! I can't believe how amazing our wedding was. Michelle Jenkins and Kristina Howard from The BeachComber Cafe are so Read more...
Wow!!! I can't believe how amazing our wedding was. Michelle Jenkins and Kristina Howard from The BeachComber Cafe are so helpful, they made planning our event so smooth and effortless. They made sure we had all the information we needed and covered all our bases for us. They were super flexible and easy to work with and their staff is super friendly and professional. The Beachcomber food is to die for and their pricing is amazing for the best experience you can ever ask for.

Thank you so much Beachcomber. You've made our special day a moment we'll never forget! Read less
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laura
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
this is one of the most beautiful venues in california
this is one of the most beautiful venues in california
this is one of the most beautiful venues in california Read less
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Rashad
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Michele Jenkins of the Beachcomber Cafe is a model of professionalism, efficiency and flexibility balanced with artistry, discretion and class. Would that all wedding coordinators look to her for inspiration.
The food at the Beachcomber is AMAZING, the menu had compliments from many of our guests who discern gastronomy from merely good food.
Michele Jenkins of the Beachcomber Cafe is a model of professionalism, efficiency and flexibility balanced with artistry, Read more...
Michele Jenkins of the Beachcomber Cafe is a model of professionalism, efficiency and flexibility balanced with artistry, discretion and class. Would that all wedding coordinators look to her for inspiration.
The food at the Beachcomber is AMAZING, the menu had compliments from many of our guests who discern gastronomy from merely good food. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
4/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a truly amazing wedding at Crystal Cove! Our wedding was on South Beach and our reception was at the Beaches Cottage. Michele Jenkins from The Beachcomber Cafe was incredible to work with! She was very responsive and helpful throughout the process and made planning from a distance with a short time frame much easier. I also really appreciate the help from Kristina the week of the wedding and all of the staff support the day of the wedding. I was very focused on the details and everything went perfectly the day of the wedding. I couldn't have asked for it to go any smoother. I would highly recommend having a wedding and reception with The Beachcomber Cafe.
We had a truly amazing wedding at Crystal Cove! Our wedding was on South Beach and our reception was at the Beaches Read more...
We had a truly amazing wedding at Crystal Cove! Our wedding was on South Beach and our reception was at the Beaches Cottage. Michele Jenkins from The Beachcomber Cafe was incredible to work with! She was very responsive and helpful throughout the process and made planning from a distance with a short time frame much easier. I also really appreciate the help from Kristina the week of the wedding and all of the staff support the day of the wedding. I was very focused on the details and everything went perfectly the day of the wedding. I couldn't have asked for it to go any smoother. I would highly recommend having a wedding and reception with The Beachcomber Cafe. Read less
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angelabaccarella
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We had an incredible experience with the Beachcomber and would highly recommend them and use them again as a wedding venue suggestion for others. Very friendly, very helpful, very accomodating and easy to work with. Most beautifuly venue in Orange County if you are looking for a romantic beach wedding in my opinion. I've had many friends ask about the site since seeing photos and hearing aobut our experience. I had never been to the Beachcomber prior to our engagement and it is now a regular restaraunt we visit.
We had an incredible experience with the Beachcomber and would highly recommend them and use them again as a wedding venue Read more...
We had an incredible experience with the Beachcomber and would highly recommend them and use them again as a wedding venue suggestion for others. Very friendly, very helpful, very accomodating and easy to work with. Most beautifuly venue in Orange County if you are looking for a romantic beach wedding in my opinion. I've had many friends ask about the site since seeing photos and hearing aobut our experience. I had never been to the Beachcomber prior to our engagement and it is now a regular restaraunt we visit. Read less
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September Crystal Cove Wedding
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience planning our wedding with the Beachcomber team at Crystal Cove!

My husband and I would like to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to Michele and her team for making our wedding day absolutely perfect. Every single detail was exactly how we envisioned (if not better!), and Michele and her team did a truly phenomenal job to ensure that everything went smoothly and no one missed a beat.

Michele made the process easy and enjoyable! She was on top of every detail, and full of good ideas and vendor recommendations! The set-up the day of the wedding was incredibly organized and flawless, the food was delicious (the Chef was so fun to work with), and best of all -- it was all stress-free. Michele was flexible and adapted to last minute changes we needed to make, and made the entire wedding planning process easy and fun.

We are forever grateful to Michele and the Beachcomber team for orchestrating such a perfect day on our behalf. Michele was not only super organized, but calm, sweet, caring, and thoughtful throughout the entire process.

So many of our guests said that this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and some of the best wedding food they had ever had.

Thank you Beachcomber for making our day so special!!
We had an amazing experience planning our wedding with the Beachcomber team at Crystal Cove!

My husband and I Read more...
We had an amazing experience planning our wedding with the Beachcomber team at Crystal Cove!

My husband and I would like to extend a huge, heartfelt thank you to Michele and her team for making our wedding day absolutely perfect. Every single detail was exactly how we envisioned (if not better!), and Michele and her team did a truly phenomenal job to ensure that everything went smoothly and no one missed a beat.

Michele made the process easy and enjoyable! She was on top of every detail, and full of good ideas and vendor recommendations! The set-up the day of the wedding was incredibly organized and flawless, the food was delicious (the Chef was so fun to work with), and best of all -- it was all stress-free. Michele was flexible and adapted to last minute changes we needed to make, and made the entire wedding planning process easy and fun.

We are forever grateful to Michele and the Beachcomber team for orchestrating such a perfect day on our behalf. Michele was not only super organized, but calm, sweet, caring, and thoughtful throughout the entire process.

So many of our guests said that this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and some of the best wedding food they had ever had.

Thank you Beachcomber for making our day so special!! Read less
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Mrs. Gavin
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
A beautiful location for a vintage beach style wedding! We decided to rent the beach promenade and it was gorgeous. Everyone on the beachcomber catering team was so professional, helpful, and on top of our requests throughout the day and through out the planning process. The taste and quality of the food was excellent. The catering manager Michele in particular provided spectacular service. She was able to be extremely responsive, flexible, make the little and big details that we wanted happen so seamlessly! It was a positive experience working with Michele and her team and we would highly recommend this venue and caterer to all future brides and grooms.
A beautiful location for a vintage beach style wedding! We decided to rent the beach promenade and it was gorgeous. Read more...
A beautiful location for a vintage beach style wedding! We decided to rent the beach promenade and it was gorgeous. Everyone on the beachcomber catering team was so professional, helpful, and on top of our requests throughout the day and through out the planning process. The taste and quality of the food was excellent. The catering manager Michele in particular provided spectacular service. She was able to be extremely responsive, flexible, make the little and big details that we wanted happen so seamlessly! It was a positive experience working with Michele and her team and we would highly recommend this venue and caterer to all future brides and grooms. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
Michele was really great to work with! She was very knowledgeable about the state's policies, etc. I will miss working with her :(
Michele was really great to work with! She was very knowledgeable about the state's policies, etc. I will miss working Read more...
Michele was really great to work with! She was very knowledgeable about the state's policies, etc. I will miss working with her :( Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
I recently had my ceremony and reception here and it was amazing! The spot is beyond beautiful and my guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was great; crab cakes were a HUGE hit! I would highly recommend this spot especially if you want a Cali beach wedding, although keep in mind that music can be a little difficult to coordinate since it's all outside and you have to compete with the waves.
I recently had my ceremony and reception here and it was amazing! The spot is beyond beautiful and my guests said it was Read more...
I recently had my ceremony and reception here and it was amazing! The spot is beyond beautiful and my guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The food was great; crab cakes were a HUGE hit! I would highly recommend this spot especially if you want a Cali beach wedding, although keep in mind that music can be a little difficult to coordinate since it's all outside and you have to compete with the waves. Read less
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Schiffern
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.6/5.0
The event was flawless thanks to Michelle from the Beachcomber. Last minute changes and requirements were handled quickly and with professionalism and she was by our side through it all to help make it a truly wonderful experience.
There was not enough food for everyone, thus the lower score in value.
The event was flawless thanks to Michelle from the Beachcomber. Last minute changes and requirements were handled quickly Read more...
The event was flawless thanks to Michelle from the Beachcomber. Last minute changes and requirements were handled quickly and with professionalism and she was by our side through it all to help make it a truly wonderful experience.
There was not enough food for everyone, thus the lower score in value. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Mrs H in the Making
Wedding:
9/27/2013
4.3/5.0
We toured The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove for our venue in November of 2012. We received a packet listing the different types of menues and options from the catering manager, Jennifer. We went back home, and decided we wanted to procede with them as far as venue/catering went. Jennifer was very hard to get in contact with all throughout the process. Once we signed the contract with her, we didn't hear from her again until the very end when she was ready to collect the final balance. I spoke to her assistant many times, and the things that I needed or asked of her, I never got. I put in multiple emails and phone calls to Jennifer and they were never once returned. I was very worried about this, but everything that the planner needed her there for, and as far as the day of, she pulled through. On the day of, my family and I arrived a little early. The crew was still in the process of set-up, but everything was coming together very nicely. The guys even helped me get into the bathroom without being seen last minute. I think one even helped brush off my train. My only complaint would be that there was some kelp or seaweed on the beach directly behind where the chairs were facing, it was rather unattractive. Oh, and how could I forget....the trolley driver....if I remember correctly, his name was Geoff, very rude! I remembered him being rude when we toured the property, and on the day of, he was raising his voice very loudly and being very rude and sarcastic to my family, especially my grandmother. That was just one bad thing, out of so many greath things that day! Everyone couldn't get over how great the food was, and how great the staff was. They really did an outstanding job. I will say, the week before when submitting our final payment, what was sent to us, was different than our originaly contract. It made a difference of about $300.00. I refused to send in a final payment until I got an updated statement. All in all, despite the few hiccups, it was amazing!
We toured The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove for our venue in November of 2012. We received a packet listing the different Read more...
We toured The Beachcomber at Crystal Cove for our venue in November of 2012. We received a packet listing the different types of menues and options from the catering manager, Jennifer. We went back home, and decided we wanted to procede with them as far as venue/catering went. Jennifer was very hard to get in contact with all throughout the process. Once we signed the contract with her, we didn't hear from her again until the very end when she was ready to collect the final balance. I spoke to her assistant many times, and the things that I needed or asked of her, I never got. I put in multiple emails and phone calls to Jennifer and they were never once returned. I was very worried about this, but everything that the planner needed her there for, and as far as the day of, she pulled through. On the day of, my family and I arrived a little early. The crew was still in the process of set-up, but everything was coming together very nicely. The guys even helped me get into the bathroom without being seen last minute. I think one even helped brush off my train. My only complaint would be that there was some kelp or seaweed on the beach directly behind where the chairs were facing, it was rather unattractive. Oh, and how could I forget....the trolley driver....if I remember correctly, his name was Geoff, very rude! I remembered him being rude when we toured the property, and on the day of, he was raising his voice very loudly and being very rude and sarcastic to my family, especially my grandmother. That was just one bad thing, out of so many greath things that day! Everyone couldn't get over how great the food was, and how great the staff was. They really did an outstanding job. I will say, the week before when submitting our final payment, what was sent to us, was different than our originaly contract. It made a difference of about $300.00. I refused to send in a final payment until I got an updated statement. All in all, despite the few hiccups, it was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Erica
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.3/5.0
It was perfect!!! It was just the way I envisioned it... ALthough there are a fees from the state dept that began to add up that I wasnt aware of when booking the venu! But, overall a great value!
It was perfect!!! It was just the way I envisioned it... ALthough there are a fees from the state dept that began to add Read more...
It was perfect!!! It was just the way I envisioned it... ALthough there are a fees from the state dept that began to add up that I wasnt aware of when booking the venu! But, overall a great value! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.3/5.0
We wanted an outdoor wedding and Michelle Jenkins and the beachcomber came through. Our wedding was on the beach which was gorgeous and the reception was in the commons area. It was truly the wedding of our dreams. If you read this thank you so much Michelle.
We wanted an outdoor wedding and Michelle Jenkins and the beachcomber came through. Our wedding was on the beach which was Read more...
We wanted an outdoor wedding and Michelle Jenkins and the beachcomber came through. Our wedding was on the beach which was gorgeous and the reception was in the commons area. It was truly the wedding of our dreams. If you read this thank you so much Michelle. Read less
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TheMolioos
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.2/5.0
Crystal Cove Historic District is a beautiful and unique ocean front venue! We knew from the minute we emerged from the tunnel under PCH that we had truly found our dream venue. From the rustic and charming historic cottages, to the one of a kind 360 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, Crystal Cove is undoubtedly the most romantic place I can think of to be married. The catering services provided by The Beachcomber were first class. Michelle (the catering coordinator) was always available to answer our questions; usually responding within 24 hours. She was able to accommodate every suggestion and request that we had, and the finished product was better than I could have ever imagined. The catering staff at our event was polite, helpful and worked hard to make sure our guests felt welcome and taken care of. Many of our guests (even though they are OC “locals”) had never been to Crystal Cove before and were blown away when they arrived. Our out of town guests commented that they truly got the full “California” experience, and many plan to visit Crystal cove again in the future. All in all, it was absolutely the wedding of our dreams!
Crystal Cove Historic District is a beautiful and unique ocean front venue! We knew from the minute we emerged from the Read more...
Crystal Cove Historic District is a beautiful and unique ocean front venue! We knew from the minute we emerged from the tunnel under PCH that we had truly found our dream venue. From the rustic and charming historic cottages, to the one of a kind 360 degree view of the Pacific Ocean, Crystal Cove is undoubtedly the most romantic place I can think of to be married. The catering services provided by The Beachcomber were first class. Michelle (the catering coordinator) was always available to answer our questions; usually responding within 24 hours. She was able to accommodate every suggestion and request that we had, and the finished product was better than I could have ever imagined. The catering staff at our event was polite, helpful and worked hard to make sure our guests felt welcome and taken care of. Many of our guests (even though they are OC “locals”) had never been to Crystal Cove before and were blown away when they arrived. Our out of town guests commented that they truly got the full “California” experience, and many plan to visit Crystal cove again in the future. All in all, it was absolutely the wedding of our dreams! Read less
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mlkb
Wedding:
8/6/2011
2.4/5.0
We got married and had our reception up on the deck which was beautiful, but working with the State Park was a bit a nightmare. To begin with we had trouble just getting in contact with someone and over the course of a year while we were planning our wedding we worked with three different event planners for the site and they never told us we would be working with a new one, so it seems like they cycle through them. We were promised access to the room where the food would be served the night before the wedding and then the person at the front desk refused to let us in to decorate. They also threw away the top layer of our cake with the cake topper my Mom handmade which was very upsetting. They did compensate us, but that certainly doesn't replace it. You have to use their vendors and the sound system we rented through them was terrible, so barely anyone was able to hear the ceremony or the toasts. The food was great and the chef was flexible. I had my heart set on this location, but there is a lot to contend with when working with this venue.
We got married and had our reception up on the deck which was beautiful, but working with the State Park was a bit a Read more...
We got married and had our reception up on the deck which was beautiful, but working with the State Park was a bit a nightmare. To begin with we had trouble just getting in contact with someone and over the course of a year while we were planning our wedding we worked with three different event planners for the site and they never told us we would be working with a new one, so it seems like they cycle through them. We were promised access to the room where the food would be served the night before the wedding and then the person at the front desk refused to let us in to decorate. They also threw away the top layer of our cake with the cake topper my Mom handmade which was very upsetting. They did compensate us, but that certainly doesn't replace it. You have to use their vendors and the sound system we rented through them was terrible, so barely anyone was able to hear the ceremony or the toasts. The food was great and the chef was flexible. I had my heart set on this location, but there is a lot to contend with when working with this venue. Read less
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