Please contact your wedding Catering Manager with any questions you may have regarding these resort wedding and event policies.

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Hours of Scheduled Functions

The Food and Beverage Minimum is based off of a six hour time period. If a client required the use of the space outside of this time frame, the resort must pre-approve the request. A $750 overtime hourly labor charge will be charged, or a portion thereof, until 1:00 A.M.

Deposit Schedule

To confirm your Montage event, a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the minimum estimated charges is due within 7 days of contract. Another payment of 50% of the minimum estimated charges is due 90 days prior to the event. Full payment of the estimated charges is due 30 days prior to the event if paid by personal check. The final payment is due 14 business days before the function if paid by a cashier’s check or credit card. This deposit will not be refunded if all or part of the event is cancelled.

Deposit Schedule Payment Due
Signed Contract 25% of Food & Beverage Minimum Fees
90 Days Prior to Event 50% of Food & Beverage Minimum Fees
30 Days Prior to Event 100% of Food and Beverage Fees
3 Business Days Prior to Event Final Guarantee Due

Food and Beverage Estimate

Based on your menu selections, the total food and beverage cost will vary. We recommend that you allow $250-$350 per person for your event. Please note that our food and beverage minimums vary from day to day as well as throughout the year. Please call our wedding specialists to receive a custom quote for your wedding day.

Food and Beverage Provisions

Montage Laguna Beach is the sole purveyor of all food and beverages for on-site events. The State of California Liquor Commission regulates the sale and service of alcoholic beverages, and Montage must adhere to these regulations. It is Montage’s policy that all alcoholic beverages are provided by the resort only. California law mandates that there is no smoking in any area of service, but an outdoor smoking area can be provided. Dietary substitutions are available upon request.

Special Occasion Cakes

Montage’s pastry team will custom-design and prepare a cake just for you. Determined by your cake’s design, pricing ranges from $9 to $18 per person. If you choose to supply your own cake, a $6 per person cake cutting fee will be incurred.

Miscellaneous Fees

Bartender $100 per bartender
Chef Attendant/Carver $150 per chef
  Heaters $95 each

Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions

Montage features a distinctive oceanfront setting, which is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions in Southern California. Two lush rolling green lawns with sweeping views of the Pacific, the Pacific and Ocean Lawns, are perched 50 feet above the ocean and can seat up to 450 guests. The lawn venue rental fee ranges from $8,500 – $10,000 and includes white garden chairs, a standing microphone for the Officiant, two speakers for your musicians and high and low cocktail tables.

Décor

Two ballrooms are equipped with beautifully upholstered chairs and a combination of 66-inch round, 72-inch round or 5-foot square tables. Tables are dressed with antique gold or white parchment brocade linen and white Frette linen napkins. Each setting consists of a gold beaded charger, fine Baucher china, crystal Spiegelau stemware, Christofle silverware, and three votive candles per table. Also provided is a teak wood dance floor, risers for the band and a 48-inch round cake table. Please contact your wedding Catering Manager for more information on décor, pricing and upgrades.

Audio Visual

A comprehensive selection of state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment is offered through our in-house partner, Five-Star Audio-Visual. From pin spot lighting on the floral centerpieces to color washes for depth and drama to full-scale video presentations, Five-Star Audio-Visual has the expertise and necessary equipment to meet your every need.

Entertainment

At Montage Laguna Beach, we hope that your wedding is a truly joyous and memorable occasion. So that we may provide this courtesy to all of our guests, we ask that all outdoor entertainment be non-amplified. In addition, hotel staff may need to lower the volume of indoor amplified music if it adversely affects other guests or functions. All outside entertainment must end at 10:00 p.m., and indoor entertainment by 1:00 a.m.

Wedding Coordinator

Montage requires that you employ an outside professional/certified wedding coordinator for a minimum of two months to assist with your wedding arrangements, ceremony, rehearsal and reception; the resort must pre-approve your coordinator and their qualifications. The wedding coordinator will work with you to coordinate all aspects of your rehearsal and ceremony, and may assist with your vendors, as appropriate. Your Montage wedding Catering Manager can provide you with names of our recommended coordinators.

Parking

A private valet entrance at the Courtyard Porte Cochere will be provided for you and your guests at $11 per car. Valet parking is suggested, as the alternative is metered parking which is available until 12 midnight, after which The City of Laguna will ticket. Overnight valet parking is $36 per car.