About The VictorianSanta Monica is famous for its trendy boutiques and bistros,oceanview resorts and powder-sand beaches...it's probably the last place you would expect to find a historic Victorian home and garden. Yet tucked inside Heritage Square on Santa Monica's Main Street, a pale yellow shingled mansion lends a turn of the century gentility to the lovely seaside town. This unexpected juxtaposition of old -fashioned glamour in a contemporary coastal setting makes The Victorian a delightfully intriguing venue for formal banquets, family get- togethers and all sorts of parties--bridal couples in particular are drawn to the home's heirloom look and storied elegance.
Originally built near the Hotel Miramar in 1892 as a residence of one of the neighborhood's founding families, the two story building was moved to it's current location in 1973. Heritage Square is a prime pocket of nostalgic architecture,with the California Heritage Museum and its sprawling lawn on one side and The Victorian on the other. Completely and carefully renovated,The Victorian has had its main rooms enlarged and added a wine cellar for a total of 15,000 square feet of event space including the landscaped grounds.
A brick path leading to the front door(and lined with twinkle lights and candles at night)curves among oak trees,blooming flowers and outdoor seating.As you enter,you're greeted by a polished oak bar,a congenial spot for cocktails,as are the the home's two patios. Throughout, the decor is characteristic of the late 19th century---a mixture of fine antique furnishings,classical artwork and candles.
Cuoples often exchange vows upstairs in a lovely room with a built in bar for champagne toasts and a veranda for pre-ceremony mingling.Open- air ceremonies are held on the museum lawn or even on the beach,a short walk from here.
There's plenty of room both indoors and out for a sit down reception or elegant buffet.The intimate main dining room features an octagonal enclave framed by tall windows,perfect for a bride a grooms table. A line of French doors opens to the terrace,where guests sit among trees that seem to growright up from the wooden floor and through the lattice work canopy. The terrace is enclosed for warmth and comfort,and guests are soothed by the sound of a nearby waterfall.
The Victorian biasts an experienced staff that will help you make the most of this unique property.They've even put together an all-iclusive package that covers: meal service by theirin-house caterer;beer wine champagne and soft bar;rental fee;on-site parking;a spacious dance floor;tables,linens,and chivari chairs;and setup and breakdown-in other words,an easy and stress free way to entertain.
The quaint home and it's tranquil garden are awash in vintage charm,yet the salty tang in the air reminds visitors that the rolling waves are just one block away. With plenty of lodging options close by your out-of-town guests will be thrilled with the opportunity to explore the local scene. Whether you fancy a cozy gathering or a lavish gala,the hospitality offered by The Victorian will lend your celebration the romantic sophistication of a bygone era.
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