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The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Dana Point , CA
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LOCATION

One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629 US (map)

PHONE

949-289-3060
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Glamorous
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
550
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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janet
Wedding:
8/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Dont look anywhere else for an ocean venue!!!! Simply outstanding - staff, food, service just exceptional!!! I wish I could chose 6 stars!!!
Dont look anywhere else for an ocean venue!!!! Simply outstanding - staff, food, service just exceptional!!! I wish I Read more...
Dont look anywhere else for an ocean venue!!!! Simply outstanding - staff, food, service just exceptional!!! I wish I could chose 6 stars!!! Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
3/19/2016
4.9/5.0
Okay it's expensive.. but it's SOOOO worth it! We absolutely loved our stay here. So magical. Don't doubt yourself, just do it!
Okay it's expensive.. but it's SOOOO worth it! We absolutely loved our stay here. So magical. Don't doubt yourself, just Read more...
Okay it's expensive.. but it's SOOOO worth it! We absolutely loved our stay here. So magical. Don't doubt yourself, just do it! Read less
Services Used: Travel, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Ritz Carlton did an absolutely perfect, wonderfully gracious, scenically beautiful wedding. I LOVE Hailey the wedding coordinator. Trust her judgment and recommendations. The Ritz has a special place in my family's heart because of how they attend to details and make things right. I highly recommend them and think there is no place better here in Orange County than the Ritz Carlton.
The Ritz Carlton did an absolutely perfect, wonderfully gracious, scenically beautiful wedding. I LOVE Hailey the wedding Read more...
The Ritz Carlton did an absolutely perfect, wonderfully gracious, scenically beautiful wedding. I LOVE Hailey the wedding coordinator. Trust her judgment and recommendations. The Ritz has a special place in my family's heart because of how they attend to details and make things right. I highly recommend them and think there is no place better here in Orange County than the Ritz Carlton. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/22/2015
1.9/5.0
We had our wedding at the Ritz a couple weeks ago. When looking back we remember our wedding with only happy memories but there were things that could have been done better. ALL of those fall on Ritz. With the amount of money they charge to have a wedding there and all of the restrictions we expected 5 star service. They lacked in some areas. During my Dad's toast at the wedding, the servers were going around asking guests to verify their dinner order...even though I had their orders clearly marked on their escort cards. If it is there policy to verify orders you would think a resort of this quality would be aware enough to not do it during one of the most important toasts of the night. My now husband's steak was well done when he asked for it to be med rare. I was having truffle potatoes with my meal and they were regular. We also asked for them to not come out yet because we were greeting guests and they brought them anyway. The guests seemed to enjoy their meals but we do wonder what else as far as catering went wrong. We reserved the golf cart "shuttle" FOR $250 to take us down to the beach for pictures after our ceremony. It was not there on time and in fact another bride went by on the shuttle while watched our beautiful sunset not on the beach. One of our biggest concerns was that there was another wedding going on next to ours. The Ritz assured us that you can't hear the wedding next door and also assured me that I would not see the other bride on my day. I in fact saw the bride numerous times...on our reserved shuttle, during our pictures, and throughout our reception. We also heard her 5 piece band throughout our entire reception, including heartfelt toasts that family was giving, and her vocalist throughout our ceremony. We also paid a lot to have an open bar all night. They had the door closed to the bar, the wrong alcohol, and it wasn't manned at all times. People didn't know they cld have had alcohol until we made an announcement. Not worth the money.
We had our wedding at the Ritz a couple weeks ago. When looking back we remember our wedding with only happy memories but Read more...
We had our wedding at the Ritz a couple weeks ago. When looking back we remember our wedding with only happy memories but there were things that could have been done better. ALL of those fall on Ritz. With the amount of money they charge to have a wedding there and all of the restrictions we expected 5 star service. They lacked in some areas. During my Dad's toast at the wedding, the servers were going around asking guests to verify their dinner order...even though I had their orders clearly marked on their escort cards. If it is there policy to verify orders you would think a resort of this quality would be aware enough to not do it during one of the most important toasts of the night. My now husband's steak was well done when he asked for it to be med rare. I was having truffle potatoes with my meal and they were regular. We also asked for them to not come out yet because we were greeting guests and they brought them anyway. The guests seemed to enjoy their meals but we do wonder what else as far as catering went wrong. We reserved the golf cart "shuttle" FOR $250 to take us down to the beach for pictures after our ceremony. It was not there on time and in fact another bride went by on the shuttle while watched our beautiful sunset not on the beach. One of our biggest concerns was that there was another wedding going on next to ours. The Ritz assured us that you can't hear the wedding next door and also assured me that I would not see the other bride on my day. I in fact saw the bride numerous times...on our reserved shuttle, during our pictures, and throughout our reception. We also heard her 5 piece band throughout our entire reception, including heartfelt toasts that family was giving, and her vocalist throughout our ceremony. We also paid a lot to have an open bar all night. They had the door closed to the bar, the wrong alcohol, and it wasn't manned at all times. People didn't know they cld have had alcohol until we made an announcement. Not worth the money. Read less
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Kellee
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was amazing and Haley did everything in her power to insure the day went smoothly and was special. Wedding planning is very difficult and there are a lot of emotions and personalities to deal with during the entire time...she helped me focus on what was important and it turned out to be the best day of my life
My wedding was amazing and Haley did everything in her power to insure the day went smoothly and was special. Wedding Read more...
My wedding was amazing and Haley did everything in her power to insure the day went smoothly and was special. Wedding planning is very difficult and there are a lot of emotions and personalities to deal with during the entire time...she helped me focus on what was important and it turned out to be the best day of my life Read less
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jayme
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best wedding I've ever been to, thankful it was ours!!!!

Excellent venue, service, food, etc.

Thankful for their attention to deal and great communication, especially Robert Armstrong and Lisa Lucas!!
Hands down the best wedding I've ever been to, thankful it was ours!!!!

Excellent venue, service, food, etc. Read more...
Hands down the best wedding I've ever been to, thankful it was ours!!!!

Excellent venue, service, food, etc.

Thankful for their attention to deal and great communication, especially Robert Armstrong and Lisa Lucas!! Read less
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Kinsey
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.9/5.0
An incredible venue..from ceremony to reception spaces. Absolutely stunning and elegant. Great service from beginning to end..professional and very helpful staff. Could not have asked for a better venue. The ocean views are also amazing. Absolutely recommend!
An incredible venue..from ceremony to reception spaces. Absolutely stunning and elegant. Great service from beginning to Read more...
An incredible venue..from ceremony to reception spaces. Absolutely stunning and elegant. Great service from beginning to end..professional and very helpful staff. Could not have asked for a better venue. The ocean views are also amazing. Absolutely recommend! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is really an Orange County hidden secret. The view and the service there are unbeatable. My wedding pictures and video with the gorgeous sunset in the background are to die for. The Ritz Carlton really was accommodating for our huge group of 400+. We held our dinner reception and after wedding brunch at the hotel. The food was mouthwatering and delicious--the cake was beautiful, and the service of the staff was the best we have had. Fernanda Jaime at the Ritz was so helpful and worked with all of our vendors to make sure the event on the hotels end ran perfectly. Every person commented on how much food and how delicious it was. We wanted specialty dishes and the catering department was able to get everything that we wanted. Our bridal party was well taken care of with their own servers during the cocktail hour that was separate from our guests. The night was so flawless and the staff so wonderful that the party kept going until 3 in the morning! Every time we go down to the Ritz, the staff still remembers our names and mentions the wedding-great service! :-)
The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is really an Orange County hidden secret. The view and the service there are unbeatable. My Read more...
The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel is really an Orange County hidden secret. The view and the service there are unbeatable. My wedding pictures and video with the gorgeous sunset in the background are to die for. The Ritz Carlton really was accommodating for our huge group of 400+. We held our dinner reception and after wedding brunch at the hotel. The food was mouthwatering and delicious--the cake was beautiful, and the service of the staff was the best we have had. Fernanda Jaime at the Ritz was so helpful and worked with all of our vendors to make sure the event on the hotels end ran perfectly. Every person commented on how much food and how delicious it was. We wanted specialty dishes and the catering department was able to get everything that we wanted. Our bridal party was well taken care of with their own servers during the cocktail hour that was separate from our guests. The night was so flawless and the staff so wonderful that the party kept going until 3 in the morning! Every time we go down to the Ritz, the staff still remembers our names and mentions the wedding-great service! :-) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Bryce
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.8/5.0
The Ritz worked with us from beginning to end to help make our wedding work to what we wanted. As soon as they found we hired a well known wedding planner to work with them, it made the process even more seamless. Beautiful venue and gorgeous location. We were told the Ritz staff that day even helped out during our reception set-up due to the abnormally hot September weather, which made everything flow nicely without a hitch. Thanks to the Ritz!
The Ritz worked with us from beginning to end to help make our wedding work to what we wanted. As soon as they found we Read more...
The Ritz worked with us from beginning to end to help make our wedding work to what we wanted. As soon as they found we hired a well known wedding planner to work with them, it made the process even more seamless. Beautiful venue and gorgeous location. We were told the Ritz staff that day even helped out during our reception set-up due to the abnormally hot September weather, which made everything flow nicely without a hitch. Thanks to the Ritz! Read less
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atosa
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I recently got married at the Ritz Carlton, Dana Point and had an amazing experience. Everything from site visit, to negotiations to day of hick-ups was managed with class. My MIL dress zipper broke 15 minutes before the wedding and within minutes the hotel seamstress was up and had her dress fixed. Our hotel sales manager Michelle and event coordinator Holly Ingoldsby did an amazing job throughout the planning process and especially the day of. I can't recommend this location enough!
I recently got married at the Ritz Carlton, Dana Point and had an amazing experience. Everything from site visit, to Read more...
I recently got married at the Ritz Carlton, Dana Point and had an amazing experience. Everything from site visit, to negotiations to day of hick-ups was managed with class. My MIL dress zipper broke 15 minutes before the wedding and within minutes the hotel seamstress was up and had her dress fixed. Our hotel sales manager Michelle and event coordinator Holly Ingoldsby did an amazing job throughout the planning process and especially the day of. I can't recommend this location enough! Read less
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