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Nearly every engaged couple has entertained the idea of getting married on the beach. And if you can find a beautiful California beach hotel that will handle most of the details for you, why not make your big day a destination event? Plenty of our coastal hotels offer wedding packages, and if you choose one of these nine, you say say your vows in the sand by the sea.

Surf & Sand Laguna Beach

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Imagine walking down the aisle on a sunny terrace overlooking the ocean or saying “I Do” right on the sand. Surf & Sand Laguna Beach is a beautiful place to have a wedding, and their coordinators will help you take care of everything from the officiant to the reception menu. Call them at 855-545-5885 to hear more details.

Dream Inn, Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz only has one true beachfront hotel, but luckily, it’s a space perfect for a wedding. Their event spaces have floor-to-ceiling windows, giving your wedding guests panoramic views of the beach. Their wedding packages include a wedding planner and coordinator, a cocktail hour with appetizers, a buffet-style dinner, coffee and tea service, and cake-cutting. They’ll also be happy to help you plan out your beach ceremony details. Just call 831-200-4466.

Shade Hotel, Redondo Beach

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Affectionately known as the “Hollywood Riviera,” Redondo Beach is known for its laid back vibe. This hotel has a prime spot on King Harbor Marina, making it an ideal place for photos. Their unique venue blurs the traditional concept of indoors and outdoors, and their professional staff will work hard to make sure you have the special day of your dreams. Take the plunge and call 310-921-8940.

Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica

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As the top luxury hotel in Santa Monica (related: Best Beach Resorts in Southern California), the team at Shutters on the Beach is all about providing unparalleled experiences. Needless to say, they go above and beyond for their wedding guests. In fact, on their website it simply says you can get “whatever you want” when it comes to your special day. Sounds great, right? They can be reached at 310-587-1705.

Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego

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Why not get married in sunny San Diego? This property sits on a private 15-acre peninsula, so you and your guests will have plenty of peaceful time together. They have several options for ceremony sites and receptions to make sure you have the wedding day of your dream. Call them at 619-424-4000 to learn more.

Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

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This beautiful Avila Beach hotel has several options for wedding and ceremony packages that start at around $5,800. The hotel itself is beautiful, and it also happens to be near plenty of other Avila Beach attractions, so you and your new spouse can enjoy your honeymoon without going anywhere. They can be reached at  805-627-1900.

Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach

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At the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, guests tie the knot on the Deck Courtyard before heading into a ballroom adorned with chandeliers and flowers for the reception. Reception details and catering menus are completely customizable. Call 714-861-4470 for details.

Sea Venture Beach Hotel, Pismo Beach

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Pismo Beach is one of the most sought after beach wedding ceremony sites on the Central Coast, and SeaVenture happens to be the only full service beachfront hotel in the area offering direct beach access from the hotel. They offer an all-inclusive wedding package for up to 50 guests. For a quote, call 805-773-4994.

If you have some questions about California beach weddings, check out our California beach wedding guide.