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For an extravagant affair that is seamless in execution and flawlessly produced, we are in love with the St. Regis Monarch Beach. When it comes to planning your nuptials, securing an absolutely perfect location is the one component of the process that cannot be compromised. Selecting a sublime venue determines every other aspect of the celebration from the style of your gown to the size of the guest list to the colors, textures and design elements incorporated into the overall aesthetic of your event. Beginning with a venue as exclusive and celebrated as St. Regis’ Monarch Beach can only mean a wedding that will surpass even your dreams.
There is so much to love about this southern Californian resort that we can hardly summarize its most enthralling aspects. With signature ceremony settings, one of the world’s top 25 spas, Spa Gaucin, premier golfing opportunities and a private beach, St. Regis Monarch Beach has every component for which you could wish. Of course, in addition to these stellar features, Monarch Beach has all of the original St. Regis aspects that you’ve come to appreciate including their signature St. Regis butler service, private pools and unparalleled dining experiences.
Below, we’ve honed in on the Top 5 Reasons we think you’ll be treated like royalty when you plan your nuptials at The St. Regis Monarch Beach in 2014. We dare you to check them out- but be forewarned! There’s a good chance you’ll want to hop on a jet and go relax beachside posthaste.
1. Luxurious Laguna Beach Wedding Venues
Beautifully realized in an eloquent Tuscan-style, St. Regis Monarch Beach’s venues are truly captivating. From dreamy, opulent ballrooms to flower-bestrewn courtyards, couples can choose the location of their fantasies. Outdoor locations include a magnificent Grand Lawn, replete with a pool and expansive ocean views, The Pacific Lawn, a picturesque setting with trellised gazebo, the elegant and intimately romantic Botanical Garden or the supple green expanse of the Botanical Lawn.
Options are varied and spectacularly developed to deliver the most inspired of venues for couples who desire uncompromising quality and a definitive attention to detail.
2. Exquisite Reception Opportunities
Not only are St. Regis Monarch Beach’s ceremony venues incomparably picturesque, gorgeously appointed reception locations are available but moments away. Couples can select from a variety of spaces including the sweepingly grand Pacific Ballroom, the quietly sophisticated Monarch Ballroom or Club 19, which is gracefully perched along an exquisite outdoor terrace. Additionally, the Mediterranean Ballroom offers opportunity for a more intimate soirée while the Wine Cellar and Terrace creates an old world ambience, suitable to smaller wedding parties.
3. The Sensational Spa Gaucin
Let the St. Regis Monarch Beach sweep all your stresses away at the celebrated Spa Gaucin. An award-winning Orange County spa, Spa Gaucin offers a delightful menu of wellness massages, personalized fitness and beauty regimen and a couture offering of Bridal Treatments. Oxygen facials, Coastal Stone Manis and Pedis as well as tranquil baths, sugar scrubs, Swedish massages and more are available to leave you feeling gloriously rejuvenated and restored before your big day. Services are available for him as well, or you can choose to indulge in a Love Retreat with your soon-to-be-spouse, featuring a couple’s massage and tranquil bath.
4. The Royal Treatment: Partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue
As if St. Regis didn’t pamper its bridal couples enough, the resort has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to indulge couples with The Royal Treatment before the Wedding Day. Couples who plan to wed at the St. Regis Monarch Beach before December 31st of this year receive a $1000 Saks Fifth Avenue gift card. The gift card is to be used during an exclusive VIP shopping experience which is comprised of an afternoon full of personalized attention. This will include personal shopping and styling, a beauty consultation, makeover, and an in-suite catered lunch. Perfectly luxurious.
5. Decadent Dana Point Restaurants
Myriad dining options of the finest quality are available at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. From classic fare with a twist to carefully-crafted culinary delights, you can indulge in creative cocktails, enticingly fresh entrées, decadent after-dinner fare and more. From Stonehill Tavern which boasts a selection of over 500 locally grown wines to Motif where executive chef Frederic Castan whips up mouth-watering European-style selections, dining at Dana Point is sure to be an extraordinary experience.