Atop the cliffs of Dana Point sits the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. This grand resort offers some of the best scenery in Southern California. There’s not a place on the property where you’re not exposed to ocean views and the sea breeze. From ceremony locations to the various ballrooms, the Ritz shouts luxury wedding. A venue like this would make your wedding effortlessly magical and memorable.


 With three stunning ceremony sites, each with a vast ocean view, you can’t go wrong! The Monarch Bay Sunset Terrace, The Bluff, and The Pacific Promenade Lawn uniquely offer seaside ceremonies while maintaining the intimate feel for your private event. The opportunities for creativity and innovation are seemingly endless with all of the options this resort provides.  


The Dana Lawn presents a spacious layout for any part of your wedding day. Utilizing this space for cocktail hour is one of our favorites! Guests are ushered from the ceremony to the lawn where they can sip, snack and socialize on your lush furniture rentals while still enjoying that ocean view. Just dreamy, right??


Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor reception, The Ritz has got you covered. With five fabulous ballrooms and the option to use any of the three lawns for an outdoor reception, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one! The Plaza, The Terrace Salon, and The Pavilion ballrooms each include an outdoor balcony perfect for additional outdoor seating and some fresh sea air. The various ballrooms are individually and uniquely designed, from modern and sleek looks to vintage and timeless atmospheres. Guaranteed, you will find just what you’re looking for at this dreamy venue. 

Venue Specifics:

Three Ceremony Sites & Seven Reception Sites

Capacity 900

Catering Onsite


The photoshoot locations are truly endless at this cliffside resort, especially with the collection of palm trees throughout the property and quick access to Salt Creek Beach for your bridal party and family photos.

For venue related inquiries, please contact Michèle F. Knudtson | 949-240-5091 | |