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Laguna Beach Magazine – Inspired Spaces

Inspired Spaces
By Vicki Hogue-Davies

August 16, 2012
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Surf & Sand Resort
The beachfront Surf and Sand Resort opened more than 60 years ago, and although it has been changed and remodeled since, it still remains “a staple in Laguna,” says Michelle Olewinski, catering and conference services manager.

Wedding ceremonies can be held on the Catalina or Ocean terraces, depending on size. The larger Catalina Terrace allows for up to 180 guests. Receptions take place in either the Pelican Room, which pairs with the Catalina Terrace, or the Sand Dollar or Sand Castle Rooms. The resort also holds romantic wedding ceremonies right on the sand. “We do quite a few beach weddings,” Michelle explains. Surf & Sand Resort is one of the few beachfront wedding venues in Laguna Beach that can accommodate ceremonies right on the sand, year-round. “These weddings are very casual. We can have acoustic music and lay down a couple of flowers.” (Structures, chairs and amplified music are not permitted on the beach.)

The resort focuses on seasonal cuisine in keeping with a local, organic aesthetic. It offers buffets and plated meals, including popular duet plates, which feature two dishes in one.