Of all of the coastal locations in Orange County, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is one of our favorites. You are literally right on top of the ocean. All of the outdoor ceremony locations offer unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. Each of the ballrooms is elegantly designed to make your guests experience the luxury this location has to offer!
What your guests will love:
Everything is about creating an experience at The Ritz-Carlton. From the moment they are greeted at the porte-cochere, to the gorgeous views at the ceremony, the delicious culinary creations and the extraordinary service. They will feel attended to throughout the celebration.
What you will love:
There are spaces for each size of wedding. From the intimate affairs on the Plaza Ballroom to the grand soirees in the Grand Ballroom. The Ritz-Carlton even has a more private ceremony lawn and ballroom that does not share any walls with guest rooms. And you will love the experience you have with the staff. Their catering team is outstanding.
What I love:
I love watching people experience luxury in a gorgeous setting. I also like that all of the ceremony locations have an amazing view and three out of the four reception locations also have an ocean view. There is an in-house pastry chef that makes amazing cakes and I’ve seen some innovative dishes from their Executive Chef. Their team is also very responsive and goes that extra mile to make sure each wedding is special for every client.
Things you will need to take into consideration:
The sun can be very bright coming off of the ocean around sunset, so it might be good to have a basket of sunglasses available to your guests. It gets very breezy in the afternoons as well. (Think pashminas for your guests during the ceremony!) You will need to allow a little extra time during the summer months for valet. It can take a few extra moments for your guests to arrive and get to your ceremony location.
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel recommends using a wedding planner to ensure get the attention you need during the planning process and that your day runs smoothly. We’ve worked at every ceremony and reception location at The Ritz (even back in the days when everything was burgundy and gold!) It would be our pleasure to ensure your wedding dreams come to life at this exquisite location!
Wendy Dahl is Chief Inspiration Officer at Chic Productions, an exclusive wedding planning firm based in Southern California. If you are planning a wedding rich with luxurious details, timeless traditions, and captivating culture, contact us today partner with you bring to life your unique style! We connect with clients from all over the world at www.ChicProductions.com.
Photo Credit: Jim Kennedy Photographers