Westin South Coast Plaza
Costa Mesa, CA
The Venue

This luxury hotel hosts a number of South Asian weddings every year. With multiple indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the property, guests will enjoy a unique feel at each wedding event. Couples and their guests will love staying here too. Westin's signature Heavenly Beds are perfect for a bride to get her beauty sleep!

Events

ShaadiShop recommends the Westin South Coast Plaza for any and all wedding events - engagement parties, mehndi, sangeet, garba, dholki, ceremonies, and receptions.

Location

In the heart of beautiful Costa Mesa, the Westin South Coast Plaza is across the street from the world famous South Coast Plaza mall, adjacent to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, conveniently located right off the 405 freeway and minutes from Orange County's John Wayne Airport. Not to mention world class beaches and Disneyland, are within 15 miles from the hotel.

Airports
John Wayne (SNA) 3 mi.; approx. 8 min. without traffic
Long Beach (LGB) 20 mi.; approx. 23 min. without traffic
Los Angeles (LAX) 40 mi.; approx. 43 min. without traffic
Airport Shuttle

The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to/from Orange County, John Wayne Airport.

Spaces

Venues Ceremony Capacity Reception Capacity Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Height Gazebo
Terrace Gazebo 450 N/A Outdoor N/A Yes
Terrace Pavilion 500 240 Indoor 14' No
Waterfall Terrace 225 N/A Outdoor N/A No
Plaza Ballroom 750 450 Indoor 12.5' No

Use capacities to plan invitations. 

The Terrace Gazebo is the most popular venue for ceremonies (see photo above). The Terrace is adjacent to the hotel's pool; and they are able to shut down the pool for private events. The Waterfall Terrace is behind the lobby bar and is attached to the Lido Room, which is perfect for serving lunch/snacks during or after the ceremony.

Cocktail Hour Space

The Terrace Gazebo is the most popular venue for ceremonies due to its guest capacity. The Terrace is adjacent to the hotel's pool; and they are able to shut down the pool for private events. The Waterfall Terrace is behind the lobby bar and is attached to the Lido Room, which is perfect for serving lunch/snacks during or after the ceremony.

Common Space Combos

Ceremony: Gazebo Terrace + Lunch: Terrace Pavilion or Plaza Ballroom + Reception: Plaza Ballroom
Smaller ceremonies: Ceremony: Waterfall Terrace + Lunch in Lido Room (connects to the Terrace) + Reception: Plaza Ballroom.
If it's raining: Ceremony: Terrace Pavilion + Lunch and Reception: Plaza Ballroom. More options are available, request a quote for more info.

Banquet Tables

The Westin offers round and rectangular (king's) tables. Round tables seat up to 10 and king's tables can be laid out in a variety of ways. Interested in this venue? Request a quote for more details.

Guests per Table

Up to 10 guests can be seated at the round banquet tables. Seating capacity at the king and square tables varies based on layout. Capacities include high chairs. Booster seats and high chairs can be provided in limited quantities. Having a kid-friendly wedding? Here are some Ideas for keeping kids entertained.
 

Bar Set Up

During Cocktail Hour:

Bars are setup in the Plaza Ballroom foyer.

During Reception:

Bars can be setup inside the ballroom or in the foyer. With such a large ballroom, most people opt for bars inside the ballroom so guests aren’t split up during the reception.

Keep in Mind

This is primarily a business hotel which means they may have more date availability and flexibility. Request a quote to learn more about ShaadiShop's exclusive packages with Westin South Coast Plaza.

Tools
Visit, Wedding Planning, on our blog.

Venue + closest airport(s)

photos: Lin and Jirsa

General Pricing

Ceremony:

pricing varies by venue from approx. $2700 to $3300. (including service charge + tax)

Lunch:

approx. $46/person (including service charge + tax)

Reception:

Saturday: approx. $72.50/person
Friday/Sunday: approx. $60/person
(above includes service charge + tax)

Venue Rental:

Request a quote for more details.

Contact us for exclusive ShaadiShop deals at the Westin South Coast Plaza!
Prices are based on buffet style meals. Plated and family style meals are available. Request a quote for more details. Learn more about wedding meal styles and costs.

Listed prices are approximations and provided to help you narrow down venues within your budget. Actual quotes may vary. Prices subject to change without notice. 
Listed prices do not supercede nor replace actual quotes.

Holiday Weekends:

Since this is primarily a business hotel, holiday weekends are typically pretty quiet here - perfect for South Asians!

Package Inclusions

Ceremony Package Includes:

Chairs, custom layout, guestbook and gift tables draped with white linen, easel, mic, speaker, water station draped in white linen, 2 changing rooms.

Reception Package Includes:

Round and king's tables, standard banquet chairs, white or black floor length linen with overlay and matching napkins, silver or white charger plates, table stands and table numbers, 3-5 votives per table, standard wood parquet dance floor, sweetheart stage and table, cake table, buffet tables, event staff and banquet captain, 2 changing rooms, unlimited coffee, tea, soft drinks, champagne and sparkling cider toast, 2 changing rooms (upon request), 1 suite and valet parking for the couple on the wedding night.

 

Parking

Self parking for an event: $5/car/entry (discounted wedding rate).
Valet parking for an event: $12/car/entry (discounted wedding rate).
Overnight parking: $27/car/night

Let us know if you're having a time gap day, where guests will leave the hotel after the ceremony and come back for the evening events - we can try to work it out so parking isn't charged twice.

 

Hotel Rooms

Courtesy room blocks and contracts are available. Learn more about hotel room blocks.

Outside Catering

Ceremony Flame Indoors

Ceremony Flame Outdoors

Horse Baraat

Elephant Baraat

Day-of Coordinator Required?

Rain Back up?

Gazebo For Ceremony?

750

Indoor Ceremony Capacity

450

Outdoor Ceremony Capacity

450

Reception Capacity

Gazebo Spaces

The Gazebo Terrace has a tall, beautiful gazebo that can be used for a mandap or altar for a ceremony.
Visit our Gazebo Mandaps board on Pinterest for inspiration.
 

Outside Catering

Outside caterers are welcome. The caterer must provide a copy of their business license and proof of at least $5mm in liability insurance. This applies for any companies providing any type of food - appetizers, desserts, etc. Please don't take these requirements lightly. Caterers that don't meet the requirements will not be allowed to work your events.

Kitchen Access

The caterer will not have kitchen access to prepare, nor warm/refrigerate food. All food must be prepared beforehand and brought to the hotel.

Alcohol Options

The Westin is happy to offer consumption and per person packages. No outside alcohol permitted.
Recommended Reading: Understanding Beverage Packages for my South Asian Wedding.

 

Ceremony & Baraat Info

Outdoor Ceremony Flame:

allowed, no worries.

Indoor Ceremony Flame:

allowed indoors, however a fire permit and fire watch are required. Fire permits can be obtained from the city. We recommend going through the permit process early on - don't delay. You never know how long the city might take to get back to you. Obtaining necessary permits is your responsibility - the venue does not take care of this.

Recommended Reading: Ceremony Flames for My South Asian Wedding. 

Anand Karaj:

An Anand Karaj ceremony can be arranged here. ShaadiShop recognizes an Anand Karaj ceremony is traditionally performed in a Gurdwara. Since we’ve had requests for ceremonies in other venues, as a courtesy, we’ve included this information. You might like our Sikh Wedding and Chura-Kalire Pinterest boards.

Baraat:

this venue welcomes baraats. Horse and car baraats are no worries. Ele's require approval from the venue and may require a city permit.

Permits:

Contact the City of Costa Mesa to acquire necessary permits. Please note, you're responsible for acquiring permits - not the hotel. Please remember to bring necessary paperwork with you the day of the wedding in case any authorities request to see it!

Rain Back Up

The hotel keeps a back-up space (not a specific space) open in case of inclement weather. The morning of the wedding, contact the hotel if you'd like to move any of the events indoors. Keep-in-mind, the venue needs a few hours to make necessary arrangements, so make that call ASAP. And plan ahead with vendors - esp. your decorator/florist. The Gazebo Terrace Pavilion has a gazebo that can be used for a mandap/altar. But if the ceremony has to be moved indoors, there's no gazebo, which means the decorator will hve ro construct a mandap/altar. Recommended Reading: Wedding Day Rain; What Could Go Wrong?

Nearby Temples/Mosques

Visit our list. ShaadiShop has no affiliation with any of these organizations. The list is provided as a convenience since many South Asian weddings involve religious ceremonies. Let us know if you found this helpful or if we're missing any!

Vendors

You're welcome to work with any vendors you wish. A day-of coordinator is required and must be in place within 90 days of signing a contract with the hotel. The coordinator must provide the hotel with a copy of their business license and proof of liability insurance. Inquire with us for more details.

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