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Pismo Beach Weddings to Remember

We invite you to celebrate your wedding at Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa in Pismo Beach. The natural beauty of our oceanfront wedding venue combined with our attentive service, world-class dining and extensive wine selections create your picture-perfect wedding celebration. Contact our Special Events Department at (805) 556-3984 or email for additional information about our venue rates and availability.

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Pacific View Tent

Dine and dance by the sea with 25’ peaked ceilings, overhead lighting and clear sidewalls providing picture-perfect ocean views.

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Lido Dining Room & Lounge

Large windows line the walls of this stunning indoor dining room, offering views of the Pacific Ocean for a truly romantic ambiance. An F&B minimum shall apply. Not available on Fridays or Saturdays from June through August or on holidays.

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Lido Patios (Fireside & Cobblestone)

Feel the ocean breeze as you celebrate your special day with the ultimate beach reception on our oceanside patio. A food and beverage minimum shall apply.

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Coastal Room

Large windows, coastal colors, rich woodwork, and seaside views set the perfect stage for your intimate family gathering in this oceanside event space.

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Capacity Chart

Dimensions Sq. Ft. Rounds Rectangles Theater Reception Conference Double Wide
Lido 50 x 30 1,500  x 100  x 100  x  x
Coastal Room 28 x 18 500  x  x  x 30 22 22
Pacific View Tent 40 x 120 4,800 200  200 200 200  x  x
Cobblestone Circle  40 x50 2,000 80 60  x 100  x  x
Fireside Patio  x  x 50  x  x 50  x  x


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Wedding Specialist

Allow our team to plan your Wedding from start to finish. We will ensure that every detail is accounted for, giving you the time you need to relax and enjoy your special day.

  • Wedding Planner option
  • Personalized catering
  • Stylish oceanfront event space
  • World-class service
  • Luxurious guest accommodations
  • State-of-the-art A/V capabilities

Food & Beverage Details

All food and beverage arrangements are to be made through the Resort. Outside food and beverages are permitted only with Resort approval, and applicable fees will apply. Due to our liquor license, all alcoholic beverages must be served by Resort employees.

We would be delighted to custom design your menu and special order any food and beverage items not currently on our menus. You also have the option to supply your own wine, with a $20.00 corkage fee per bottle.

Menu Pricing

Menu pricing and fees in the Private Events menu are subject to change. Prices are guaranteed when a banquet event order is completed and signed by the client, indicating acceptance. If there are menu changes, the confirmed prices will apply to items of similar quality, caliber, and portion size.

Plated Menus

All plated lunches or dinners must include a minimum of three courses. For events with multiple entrée selections, the highest-priced entrée will determine the per-person dinner price, with a maximum of three entrée options. We require entrée selections and table cards or other designations of entrée choice two weeks prior to your event.

Buffet, Reception & Stations

A minimum of 20 guests is required for all buffets. Lunch receptions with food stations must include at least two stations, while dinner receptions require a minimum of three stations.


The Private Events department must be notified of the exact number of guests attending no later than 72 hours prior to the start of the event. This will be considered a guarantee, for which you will be charged, even if fewer guests attend the event. The Resort will prepare and set 5% above the guaranteed number, if requested. Your event manager must receive final menu selections for all food and beverage no later than 30 days prior to the event. Should more guests attend, the higher number will be charged.

Event Planner

Catering events with a guest count of over 30 people and/or a Food and Beverage minimum of $10,000 must contract the services of our onsite event coordinator. A licensed wedding coordinator is required for all ceremonies.

Preferred Professional Vendors

The Resort is pleased to recommend a variety of professionals who may assist you with providing services to enhance your event. The Resort must approve all contracted even professionals and require a signed vendor policies and procedures contract 7 days prior to your event. Should you select to have the Resort coordinate any outside services, an additional fee may be applied. This includes, but is not limited to: transportation, floral, decor, rental equipment, and off-site activities. 

Event Services and Equipment

The Resort will provide standard labor for the set-up, breakdown and cleaning of all event space. Each event space may include the Resort's tables, chairs, napkins, stemware, flatware, china, and votive candles. The Private Events team specializes in customizing and designing events to meet your needs and may assist in planning all aspects of your event. Special services such as document copying, shipping, signage, and audio/visual needs can be provided, for an additional charge.

Decorations & Decor

Any decorations or displays brought into the Resort must be approved prior to the event. The Resort does not permit any items to be attached to any wall, floor, window, or ceiling with nails, tape, staples or any other substance. Open flames, such as candles, are not permitted without a protective enclosure. Additionally, the resort does not permit any confetti, rice, paper, or fake petals to be used.

Weather & Tenting

Tenting is permitted in certain areas. All tenting must be approved in advance and is at the client's expense. Please contact your special event manager for additional details.

Complimentary Valet Parking

Our Resort offers Valet Parking complimentary for all guests. Self parking is also available.

Guest Room Accommodations

We are pleased to offer special contracted rates for your guest room needs. Minimum night stay requirements may apply on weekends and holidays. For more information please contact our Sales Manager Lisa Carnes at 805.556.3810

Noise Curfews

The Resort's curfew policy for outdoor venues (including amplification permitted events) start no earlier than 10:00am and are not permitted after 10:00pm. Before and after these times, patio doors must remain closed. All events including tent weddings, cocktail hours etc. must end by 10:00pm.

Contact A Wedding Specialist

Please fill out the form below and someone from our Special Events Team will contact you within 72 hours.