Book Your Wedding with Bel-Air Bay Club
A BEACH IN MALIBU, CA
The Bel-Air Bay Club was built in 1927 in the beautiful surroundings of the Pacific Palisades in California. It is situated on 31 acres of land and split into two facilities that are divided by the Pacific Coast Highway. The Upper Clubhouse has views across Catalina Island and Santa Monica Bay, while the Lower Club grounds include 14 acres land including bluffs and a quarter-mile beachfront.
The Lawn has spectacular views across the bay and provides a romantic backdrop to exchange vows during the ceremony.
The entire Clubhouse is utilized for the wedding event for complete privacy for guests to enjoy the special occasion.
The Living Room is a spacious area to enjoy cocktails after the ceremony, while the Courtyard is an outdoor area with a crackling fireplace and lighted fountain as an intimate alternative. The living room is also the back-up ceremony room in case bad weather doesn’t permit use of the Lawn.
The Dining Room boasts spectacular views over the coastline and features a grand fireplace, vaulted ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers.
The Ravello Lounge is an intimate setting that has stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.
What You Should Know
Guests can stay in the comfortable rooms in the Upper Clubhouse. These rooms have breathtaking views across the ocean. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and checkout is at 11 a.m. A minimum of 75 guests is required for a booking at Bel-Air Bay Club. The venue can be reserved with payment of the site fee plus the food and beverage minimum. No outside catering is used. Bel-Air Bay Club provides innovative cuisine created by Chef Peter Edwards. World flavors are offered in homemade dishes given in generous sizes. There are diverse options to choose from, ranging from traditional to exotic foods.
Along with the dinner menus, there are numerous display selections to choose from, such as antipasto, fresh oysters, smoked salmon, fresh fruit and sushi. A custom reception menu is available with a choice between three and eight stations. The station choices include:
- California Grill
Hors d’oeuvres, plated appetizers, plated dinner options, dinner entrées and dessert are also available. A vast selection of wine is available and bar packages are available containing domestic and imported beers, red and white wine and sparkling wine. Specialty bar options include cocktails.
The Bel-Air Bay Club can recommend local vendors for photography, videography, invitations and stationary, as well as florists, audio/visual and music for the ceremony. Other recommendations, such as local makeup artists, are also offered by the venue.
Some of the extra perks and amenities offered to wedding parties booking with the Bel-Air Bay Club include:
- Exclusive reservation of Bel-Air Bay Club for the entire event
- Use of an onsite coordinator to plans and manage the event
- Wine recommendation from the venue wine cellar to pair with the meal
From the Vendor
#1 of all Malibu Wedding Venues
Setting: The Very Best of Malibu Wedding Venues With a Breathtaking Ocean View... Imagine exchanging your vows in a lush, romantic garden framed by flowers and with the backdrop of warm Pacific waves sparkling in the light of a red-gold sun behind you. This is the experience of the Bel-Air Bay Club, an exclusive Malibu wedding venue with a beautiful ocean view and private estate on the bluffs overlooking Los Angeles bay where all your wedding dreams will come true.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Waterfront, Country Club, Estate, Historic Venue
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning
The Bel-Air Bay Club was my perfect venue and did not disappoint. We got married with a beautiful view of the pacific in the background and then had the most magical party to follow. The site speaks for itself but what I truly appreciated was how amazing the staff was. From my initial booking up until the end of our wedding, everyone was amazing and so easy to work with. The pricing was very straightforward and they were great and accommodating when it came to all of the details that go into the day. On our actual wedding day, I felt like I didn't have to worry about anything and our friends and family were treated so well. The food and drinks were fantastic and everything was flawless. The small details were all beautiful and we even got to use the fireplaces. We had someone from catering focus her attention entirely on me and my husband for the entire day and she was fabulous. She even had safety pins on hand and saved the day after my husband accidentally ripped my bustle during our grand entrance. I was so happy with this venue, loved working with their staff, and wish I could just keep re-living our entire wedding celebration at the Bel-Air Bay Club.
I am a wedding coordinator and I am always so pleased to hear that a Bride & Groom are getting married at the Bel Air Bay Club. I love working with this venue. Not only is the view of the Pacific ocean incredible, but the event staff is top notch, the catering staff is amazing, & the food never disappoints. They always makes sure our clients and their guest are taken care of, and they make our job easy! We suggest this location to anyone who is looking to have a "beach front" wedding without the sand! You will not be disappointed!
As a wedding planner, we always get really excited when an inquiry comes in from a client getting married at the Bel Air Bay Club. We know that they have picked not only a stunning venue, but one where the service is top notch and no detail is over looked. It’s a joy and a pleasure to work at this venue and we hope to continue to for many years to come!
This venue was beyond amazing! Not just for it's prime location but the level of service was above and beyond! My husband and I had looked and researched so many venues and were close to just calling it a day and going with a location that we were feeling so-so about but when a colleague mentioned this place, we thought "why not?" From the very moment we stepped into BABC, we were blown away with the ceiling to floor window view of the ocean! After our tour, my husband and I looked at each other and said "YES". Cuckie, the Special Events coordinator, is SO awesome!!! She' was quick to respond to all emails and was so patient and unbelievably nice! When I had custom requests on certain wedding detail decors I wanted to do and planned on doing myself, she took it off my plate so that I didn't have to lift a finger! She truly made us feel comfortable and confident in that our wedding was going to go off without a hitch. Everyone always says to expect 1 or 2 things to go wrong on your wedding day but everything about our day was PERFECT! Amazing, venue and an even more amazing team at BABC!!! Could not recommend this place more!
I can't express enough how amazing this venue is! Not only is it absolutely gorgeous but the staff are some of the nicest people I have ever worked with. They always go above and beyond to make sure their clients are happy and are getting the wedding of their dreams! As a wedding planner it is a breath of fresh air to work with a venue who appreciates what I do and who makes me feel at home the second I step foot on the premises. I love working there and I will continue to recommend Bel-Air Bay Club to all my clients! If you are hunting for the perfect venue be sure to check it out.. you won't be sorry!
I am a wedding planner and have worked at BABC many times. The staff is amazing, the food is incredible and you cannot beat the view. I love working there!
I recently attended my 2nd wedding at Bel Air Bay Club. Obviously the ocean view will blow your mind, but the service and staff are 5-star quality. The food is outstanding. We had a delicious salad followed by duo of steak and shrimp and it was cooked to perfection. My friend (the bride) said that planning was a pleasant experience from start to finish and that she would recommend it to anyone. Hoping I get to attend another wedding there!
I was a guest this past weekend at a wedding. The best part was the ceremony. Held outside near the water. Was very beautiful. However the food was awful. There was little food during the cocktail hour. Some shrimp that was gone in 10 minutes. And the sushi line was 40 people long until he ran out, they only had one man making sushi from scratch. They should have had several trays prepared ahead of time. There was a warm soup that was tasteless and crab balls. For dinner there was a choice of scallops which were spicy and undercooked or some sort of beef which was mushy and overlooked.i would not plan my wedding there due to poor food quality.
The Bel-Air Bay Club was a beautiful venue for the one of the best days of our lives. We are thankful for the event coordinators, staff, and helpers that made the day go so smoothly. We received great feedback from our friends and family on how lovely the service was and especially (and this is important to us as foodies), how good the food was! We would recommend the Bel Air Bay Club to any bride and groom who are looking for an elegant, classy venue with a great view and solid service. We thought their prices were very reasonable for what they offered compared to other venues we looked at - and they were the last of 10 venues we had looked at. Go check it out!
Best Day Ever -- Thanks Bel Air Bay Club!Reviewed on 10/16/2014 Susan K
We just got married at the Bel-Air Bay Club last Sunday!!! It was heaven!! The day was warm and sunny and we exchanged our vows at Sunset. The skies were clear and the ocean view from the Club was spectacular. We had the Club all to ourselves!! Not only is the Bel-Air Bay Club a spectacular location with stunning ocean views, but the staff there is simply best. Lisa and Christine were fabulous to work with -- they were always willing to answer my many questions and they helped me plan out the wedding of my dreams. The staff there anticipated all of our needs and made sure that we stayed hydrated (you might laugh at that, but it is important), got a chance to eat, and Sonia kept me from stepping on my train all through the night!!! They know how to run a wedding so that you do not have to worry about a thing! Thank you Bel-Air Bay Club, you are the BEST. Susan K.
The Perfect VenueReviewed on 9/19/2014 Ashley W
The Bel Air Bay Club is a beautiful spanish-style venue with gorgeous ocean views. It is exactly what we were looking for in a venue and we absolutely fell in love with it. We got married on August 30, 2014. Lisa was so amazing to work with. She was always available to answer questions and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was outstanding. Chef is truly incredible as the food came out just as delicious as the tasting and was served hot (even when our speeches went a little over). All the staff at BABC are just terrific people to work with. If you are interested in this venue we highly recommend it! Thank you BABC for making our day absolutely perfect!
BrideReviewed on 7/20/2014 Jennifer S
The Bel-Air Bay Club was an amazing venue in so many ways. Of course the venue is beautiful - the grounds, the club room, courtyard, sites of the ocean, etc, which led to amazing wedding photos. However, the food and staff were just as amazing. They were so friendly and helpful throughout the entire planning process through the completion of the wedding event. They were never pushy and truly worked with you to stay within your budget. Never once did they try to persuade me to purchase something additional. During the course of the wedding day, they were so attentive to the bride and the entire bridal party and guests. They were always close by and made the day go seamlessly. The food was impeccable. Overall, I have received nothing but raving reviews and compliments from everyone on how great the food and overall venue was. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this site.
Bel Air Bay ClubReviewed on 9/19/2013 Karen S
The Bel Air Bay Club was phenomenal! The venue, food and staff were amazing!!! We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding!!!
Incredibly gorgeous venueReviewed on 8/26/2013 Sharone S
This venue is like a vintage spanish home overlooking the pacific ocean. The views are breathtaking. We had our ceremony on the lawn outside overlooking the ocean and then the reception inside the dinning room. They can accommodate around 225. Everyone who worked there was so helpful and pleasant to work with. A true hidden gem in LA!
The best venue I could have imagined...Reviewed on 7/26/2013 Julia S
This was the first venue me and my now husband visited about a year before the wedding and immediately fell in love. The other venues we saw after that just didn't compare. We had a whole team of people form BABC working with us and everyone was extremely professional, friendly, helpful, sweet and encouraging. I could not have had a better experience. From the food tasting, to the planning, to contracts, to final details - everything was taking care of from A to Z. It was so easy to work with the team. On the day of the wedding, everything went perfect. There were no issues at all. If you are looking to host an event with an ocean view, this one is definitely perfect.
Beautiful venue!Reviewed on 7/11/2013 Carly A
I love the Bel Air Bay Club! This venue is absolutely beautiful overlooking the ocean. It is perfect for someone looking to have a beach wedding with out dealing with all of the sand and wind. The staff was a pleasure to work with from the beginning and very accommodating. They even provided me with a personal assistant to carry my train/bouquet and provide my husband and I with whatever we needed throughout the day. They also sent us home with a box full of cake slices since we didn't really get to eat any at the reception! The place is a little pricey with a lot of extra fees but worth it for the wonderful experience!
Breathtaking VenueReviewed on 3/28/2013 Denise S
Before I even visited this venue I had seen photographs of other events here and feel in love. This venue has breathtaking views of the ocean. Our ceremony was on the lawn with our guests facing the ocean, it could not have been any prettier. The staff was wonderful to work with, especially the catering manager, Lisa. She is a doll. So pleasant and knows exactly what she is talking about. I know that we made the right decision with this venue, the day was perfect and beautiful!
Breathtaking views and beautiful venueReviewed on 12/05/2012 Lara D
We never imagined we would get married at a country club as we're not members and surely it was out of our price range. Christine, Lisa and staff made our dream a reality by assisting us in hosting an amazingly beautiful and FUN wedding that fit into our budget. It helped that we got married on a Friday in November (still gorgeous weather!) but the staff also worked hard to accomodate us and make sure that we had everything we wanted. Our guests were impressed by the ocean view during the ceremony (outdoors) and the sunset during the cocktail hour (visible from large windows that overlook the ocean.) My only "complaint" is that the parking is limited. But our guests were able to take advantage of the open bar and ride home safely in the busses we provided. Overall an amazing experience and one we feel so fortunate to have enjoyed.
Beautiful venue with wonderful staff!Reviewed on 11/27/2012 e c
We visited over 10 venues in the Los Angeles area and decided to go with the Bel Air Bay Club after much deliberation. Price-wise, it was comparable with many other venues (i.e. Calamigos), but I liked how gorgeous the views of the ocean were and how private it was, especially in comparison to a hotel. In the end, we were extremely satisfied with our decision to go with this venue. The venue comes with their own catering service and on-site coordinator. Parties of > 50 guests require an attendant and valet services. We had about 110 guests, and the venue was a perfect size, though it can accommodate much larger and smaller parties. Throughout the process, the staff was very accommodating and flexible, even with last-minute changes. They are so on top of little details. They just made the whole wedding planning so much easier. We had also hired a wedding coordinator just in case anything went wrong, but I think the venue is capable that you may not need a hire a coordinator, particularly if your party is on the smaller side. My only complaint about the staff was that the gift attendant was not always at the gift table, so our guests did not feel safe leaving their gifts unattended. On the day of the wedding, it actually rained! But all of the guests still thought the venue was so beautiful. The staff quickly converted the whole indoor space into for an indoor ceremony and indoor cocktail hour. Our photographers also found many beautiful indoor areas for us to take group photographs. The venue is that amazing! We also received compliments on the abundant food. Thanks to the tasting session, we selected some delicious food (onaga, shortribs, butternut squash soup). Guests also thought the food was plated beautifully. Overall, I am so glad that we went with this venue. The staff made wedding planning so much less painful and were wonderful to work with. The views of the Pacific Ocean are gorgeous, whether sunny or rainy. We had a beautiful wedding, and our money spent here was well worth it!
Best Wedding Venue EverReviewed on 8/19/2012 Carrie K
The venue itself was absolutely gorgeous! We got married outside and had an extraordinary view of the Pacific. The Bel Air Bay Club staff were wonderful. They were so attentive, kind, and provided everything you could possibly ask for.
StunningReviewed on 11/22/2011 Page B
First of all, the venue is absolutely gorgeous. It has an old spanish feel to it, but with an amazing view of the ocean. The courtyard and ballroom were great. The location seems more like someone's fabulous house, than just another hotel ballroom. The grand fireplaces really help to add that little extra to the ambiance as well. The staff was also wonderful to work with here. Very helpful and very nice. I received compliments from many of my guests on how beautiful the ceremony on the lawn was. If I could do it all over, I would go right back to the same place!
Dream weddingReviewed on 10/10/2011 shima b
This location is hands-down one of the most beautiful venues you will ever see. Ocean views, old world class and elegance, and a great staff. The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 was because of a few things that were overlooked...but as a whole, our experience there was amazing and I highly recommend this venue.
Best venue!Reviewed on 7/06/2011 Amber H
The most beautiful and picturesque yet intimate place to have your wedding! The view of the ocean was amazing and all the grounds are so well manicured! But mostly, the service was impeccable! Our guests have raved about the food, the drinks, the location, the service etc. I would 100% recommend the Bel Air Bay Club to anyone!
Review for Bel Air Bay ClubReviewed on 5/10/2010 Jessica M
I just had someone there for the day off oversight of my wedding. It was something I paid extra for that my venue does. They were very good and organized because they work for the venue and know it and the weddings well.
Review for Bel-Air Bay ClubReviewed on 5/10/2010 Lauren H
The maintenance staff.;Do not choose this venue if you want to have anything other than a cookie cutter wedding. They will tell you that they will work with you but in the end when it is too late they will not work with you.