Weddings and other Special Events at the Cardiff by the Sea Lodge:

Stop for a moment, and close your eyes. Raise your hands to the sunlit skies and breathe in the salty ocean air as you imagine yourself surrounded by lush gardens and waterfalls. All around you, fragrant shades of peony, rose, hibiscus, jasmine, and lily blossom in delicate beauty, while in the distance, you can hear the soft caress of waves crashing against the sand.

When you open your eyes, you’ll find yourself on the stunning Rooftop Garden of the Cardiff Lodge. Located just 800 feet from the shimmery Southern California sands, it is the perfect location for your small beachside wedding. Ideal for those who want the laid-back feel of sand between their toes but would prefer to avoid the flurries of wind and weather, the Cardiff Lodge offers a unique venue unparalleled in its beauty and location.

Our second-story Rooftop Garden is beautifully designed to ensure that each aspect of your wedding is polished and planned, with several oceanfront decks connected by flower-lined walkways. A winding staircase provides a perfect entrance for the bride, while a raised deck and lowered walls showcase an incredible panoramic ocean view for the most romantic of backgrounds and photographs.

Stations for buffets, cakes, guest book, and other favors make mingling a breeze, with plenty of room for a band or dancing the day away! With a maximum capacity of 100 guests, the rooftop comfortably holds 50 to 60 people, the ideal size for all your closest friends and family. Caterers, DJs, florists, and other vendors are completely at your discretion, so feel free to create your special day exactly as you’ve always dreamed it.

Guests continuing their stay at the Lodge will enjoy each of our seventeen themed rooms, while the bride and groom can enjoy their night in the incredible Sweetheart Room. Romance is carved into every inch of this breathtaking circular room, from the scrolled-beam ceiling to the hand-carved bed and heart-shaped whirlpool tub. This tower-like hideaway occupies its own ocean-facing area of the second floor and offers a double-sided fireplace and heart-shaped skylights for extra amorous ambiance!

If you are looking for that someplace special on your wedding day, or if you have been searching for that unique reception location with a view, then look no further. Cardiff Lodge’s Rooftop Garden is the perfect combination of beachfront beauty and elevated elegance, a place where romance blooms and memories are made.

Fees & Deposits:

Rental fee is $750 for a 5 hour block of time (within 10am to 6pm).
50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date, non-refundable after 30 days.
The balance is due 30 days prior to the event.
Additional rental time can be added for $100/hour.

Alcohol: BYO, licensed server
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK outdoors with restrictions

* Evening events may be arranged with management approval. Such events require a minimum 2-night lodge buyout fee of $7,750 to ensure exclusivity and must be over by 10pm. July, August, Holiday weekends may require a minumum 4-night lodge buyout fee of $15,500.

It should be noted that daytime offers the best view.

Click on our Photo Gallery page and look at the Weddings album for pictures from past weddings....


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