The Inside Scoop
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The First Look
Located in Pacifica, California, Moonraker Restaurant offers couples the chance to have an outdoor ceremony right next to the beach before enjoying some of the excellent seafood-focused cuisine. The venue's location on the ocean side of the Bay Area allows couples and their guests the chance to enjoy the wild, rocky California coast along the Pacific Ocean, a nice contrast to the calmer waters of the San Francisco Bay. Moonraker Restaurant affords couples some of the best natural scenery for wedding photographs, from stunning views of the ocean to romantic sunsets over the horizon.
Offering multiple private and semi-private spaces to host guests for seated dining and standing receptions, to-be-weds can work with Moonraker Restaurant's event coordination staff to come up with an ideal arrangement. Couples are able to choose from the following areas within the restaurant for hosting receptions:
The Private Dining Room can accommodate 30 standing or 20 seated guests. It is a good option for seated dinners or standing cocktail receptions for smaller groups. This quiet, intimate space accommodates a single long dining table for a cozy atmosphere.
The Upper Landing is a small indoor dining space with room for 25 seated and 30 standing guests. This semi-private dining area is on the upper floor of the restaurant, giving an even better view of the ocean. Thanks to the mirrored walls in the Upper Landing, guests will be able to see the water no matter where they're seated.
The Portola Room offers a private dining space for as many as 120 seated dinner guests. This beautiful room has large windows that let in plenty of natural light and offers a stunning ocean view that affords guests the opportunity to watch the sunset paint the evening sky. With a private bar and elegant decor, this first floor banquet room has everything necessary to host a memorable reception.
The Farallon Room is large private banquet room that is able to accommodate as many as 160 seated guests. This space offers beach and partial water views and is located on the second floor of the building. As the largest private room at the restaurant, the Farallon Room makes a good option for a seated reception that includes a dance floor.
What You Should Know
The restaurant will remain in operation during the wedding unless couples choose to rent out the entire restaurant to have exclusive use of the facility. Additionally, because the facility is a working restaurant, no outside catering is permitted. The culinary team will work the couple to customize a wedding day menu and bar program that's sure to satisfy guests.
The restaurant does not allow rice, confetti or birdseed to be thrown, but does provide votive candles to help couples decorate the tables.
Moonraker Restaurant's best feature may be its view, but it offers a number of other excellent perks for wedding groups.
- Ceremony arch
- Complimentary bridal suite
- Day of wedding on-site manager
- Table linens, glassware and silverware
- Tables and chairs
- Setup and cleanup
- Champagne toast
From the Vendor
Celebrate by the Sea!
Make your wedding magical in our unique beachfront location! Moonraker has two large event facilities, a spot for outdoor ceremonies overlooking the Pacific and access to hotel room options right on property. Also perfect for smaller weddings looking for an intimate celebration with loved ones.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel, Restaurant
Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering
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