Bel-Air Bay Club

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Average Base Cost: $51,000

Our average base cost for a Bel-Air Bay Club wedding is calculated by figuring a 150-person guest list on a Saturday evening in their standard season with a Food & Beverage Minimum of $35,000. Additional  (approximate) fees for valet have also been added. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: Bel-Air Bay Club pricing is based on a food and beverage minimum guarantee and site fee (The Food and Beverage minimum Guarantee is the least amount of money that you are required to spend on a combination of Food and Beverage, excluding Service Charge and Tax, but it is not all that you could spend. The Food and Beverage minimum is reached by selecting individually priced, a la carte menu items to equal or exceed the required dollar figure).

STANDARD SEASON RATES

*Standard Season runs March through November*

A TBD (non-holiday weekend) PRIME SEASON Friday OR Sunday evening (based on availability) is a food and beverage minimum guarantee of $25,000++ (plus 9% tax and 22% service charge) vs. $125++ per person, whichever is the greater number and a $3,000 site fee. For any guest count 200 or less (and when selecting individually priced a la carte F&B items that stay within the required minimum guarantee) you will be looking at an approximate overall total of  $36,681 (which totals the F&B minimum guarantee, service charge, tax, and site fee). **Please note this total does not include the valet services charge which is required (expect approx $12 per car).

  • Based on 100 Guests $25,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 150 Guests $25,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 175 Guests $25,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 200 Guests $25,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 210 Guests $26,250++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 225 Guests $28,125++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 250 Guests $31,250++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number

 

A TBD (non-holiday weekend) PRIME SEASON Saturday evening (based on availability) is a food and beverage minimum guarantee of $35,000++ (plus 9% tax and 22% service charge) vs. $175++ per person, whichever is the greater number and a $3,000 site fee. For any guest count 200 or less (and when selecting individually priced a la carte F&B items that stay within the required minimum guarantee) you will be looking at an approximate overall total of $49,979 (which totals the F&B minimum guarantee, service charge, tax, and site fee). Please note this total does not include the valet services charge which is required (expect approx $12 per car).

  • Based on 150 Guests $35,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 175 Guests $35,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 200 Guests $35,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 210 Guests $36,750++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 225 Guests $39,375++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 250 Guests $43,750++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number

SPECIAL OFF-SEASON RATES

*Off-Season runs December through January

A TBD (non-holiday weekend) OFF-SEASON Friday evening (based on availability) is a food and beverage minimum guarantee of $15,000++ (plus 9% tax and 22% service charge) vs. $100++ per person, whichever is the greater number and a $2,500 site fee. For any guest count 150 or less (and when selecting individually priced a la carte F&B items that stay within the required minimum guarantee) you will be looking at an approximate overall total of $22,447 (which totals the F&B minimum guarantee, service charge, tax, and site fee). **Please note this total does not include the valet services charge which is required (expect approx $12 per car).

  • Based on 100 Guests $15,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 150 Guests $15,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 175 Guests $17,500++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 200 Guests $20,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 210 Guests $21,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 225 Guests $22,500++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 250 Guests $25,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number

A TBD (non-holiday weekend) OFF-SEASON Saturday evening (based on availability) is a food and beverage minimum guarantee of $30,000++ (plus 9% tax and 22% service charge) vs. $150++ per person, whichever is the greater number and a $2,500 site fee. For any guest count 200 or less (and when selecting individually priced a la carte F&B items that stay within the required minimum guarantee) you will be looking at an approximate overall total of $42,394 (which totals the F&B minimum guarantee, service charge, tax, and site fee). **Please note this total does not include the valet services charge which is required (expect approx $12 per car).

  • Based on 100 guests – $30,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 150 guests – $30,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 175 guests – $30,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 200 guests – $30,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 210 guests – $31,500++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 225 Guests $33,750++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 250 Guests $37,500++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number

A TBD (non-holiday weekend) OFF-SEASON Sunday evening (based on availability) is a food and beverage minimum guarantee of $20,000++ (plus 9% tax and 22% service charge) vs. $100++ per person, whichever is the greater number and a $2,500 site fee. For any guest count 200 or less (and when selecting individually priced a la carte F&B items that stay within the required minimum guarantee) you will be looking at an approximate overall total of $29,096 (which totals the F&B minimum guarantee, service charge, tax, and site fee). **Please note this total does not include the valet services charge which is required (expect approx $12 per car).

  • Based on 100 Guests $20,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 150 Guests $20,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 175 Guests $20,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 200 Guests $20,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 210 Guests $21,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 225 Guests $22,500++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 250 Guests $25,000++(plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number

 

WEEKDAY EVENING PRICING

*Available year-round

A TBD (non-holiday) weekday (Monday – Thursday) event (based on availability) is a food and beverage minimum guarantee of $10,000++ (plus 9% tax and 22% service charge) vs. $100++ per person, whichever is the greater number and a $1,500 site fee. For any guest count 100 or less (and when selecting individually priced a la carte F&B items that stay within the required minimum guarantee) you will be looking at an approximate overall total of $15,016 (which totals the F&B minimum guarantee, service charge, tax, and site fee). **Please note this total does not include the valet services charge which is required (expect approx $12 per car) or any optional upgrades/miscellaneous items**

  • Based on 75 guests – $10,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 100 guests – $10,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 110 guests – $11,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 150 guests – $15,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 175 guests – $17,500++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 200 guests – $20,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 225 guests – $22,500++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number
  • Based on 250 guests – $25,000++ (plus 22% service charge and 9% tax) is the greater number

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What’s Included:

  • Dining tables (round, banquet, high cocktail rounds)
  • Tan banquet chairs
  • 340 gold or 250 mahogany Chiavari chairs with ivory cushions for reception
  • China (white), silverware and glassware
  • Chargers: gold, silver or white china with gold BABC logo and detailing
  • Linen napkins (various colors available)
  • Ivory or white floor-length table linens
  • Small votive candles for dining tables
  • Nine stationary heaters placed around the outdoor Courtyard
  • White, wooden padded chairs for your ceremony
  • White aisle runner and wood planks for ceremony set-up on Lawn
  • White iron arch or wooden chuppah structure
  • Self-service water station for your guests during the ceremony
  • Sound system with wireless microphone for Officiant/Rabbi
  • Dark wood dance floor – accommodate as large as 24’ x 24’ (limited floor plan locations
  • accommodate this size). Dance floor can be customized for different sizing options
  • Grey Carpeted Stage for band / DJ (six 6’x 8’ risers)
  • Wood for fireplaces (Courtyard or Living Room), lighting of fireplaces.
  • Projector and screen for slideshow
  • Wedding rehearsal scheduled with BABC operations (based on availability)
  • One complimentary dressing area for the bride (supplied 4 hours before ceremony)
  • One complimentary dressing area for the groom (supplied 2 hours before ceremony)
  • Power (standard 14 – 20 amp dedicated circuits)

Optional Upgrades Include:

  • Furniture removal and storage for Living Room when used for a seated event. Please note that the Living Room furniture removal fee does not apply when the Living Room must be used as an alternate location due to inclement weather. The Living Room can seat 175 guests for a ceremony facing the ocean and 200-220 guests for a ceremony facing the fireplace.
  • Riedel glassware.
  • Portable standing heaters for outdoors.
  • Rental (includes tuning) of BABC’s Steinway grand piano
  • Full day buyout offering exclusive use of the Club on your event day (no other events booked)- arrival for getting ready, photos, load-in/set-up after 10am on your event day is $5,000++ additional food & beverage guarantee added to rate. Club visitors are still allowed on property up to 2 hours prior to an official event start time. If a complete day buyout, your choice of timeframe with a maximum of six hours for your event. Curfew for the Club is 11 pm Sunday – Thursday and 12 am on Friday and Saturday.
  • Overtime – additional time for your event (applies for any amount of time above and beyond the guaranteed time block for your event. Charged per hour. Based on availability. Must be pre-arranged and paid for in advance of your event). Overtime hours cannot exceed the noted curfew times.

Food/Beverage: You must use their in-house caterer. Please see their minimums, listed above.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Up to 325 guests

Bridal Suite: Yes (and groom’s)

Parking: Valet is required

How Will Grandma Get There? Bel-Air Bay Club is located on the Pacific Coast Highway between Sunset Boulevard and Temescal Canyon Road. It’s a 9-minute drive from hotels in Santa Monica, and 35 minutes from the airport. There are (9) sleeping rooms onsite available for reservation, which are $300.00 per night and are based on availability.

Party On! Events can run until midnight on Friday and Saturday (11 all other nights)

The Report: 

The Bel-Air Bay Club is not, in fact, in THAT Bel-Air (you know, the one that the Fresh Prince lived in). Instead the private estate (which was built in 1927 by one of Los Angeles’ most prominent developers, Alphonzo Bell) is in the Pacific Palisades overlooking the ocean. The club, which does not require you to be a member, was renovated in 2007 and features Spanish-style architecture with inside and outside space for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Woman Getting Married Says:

This venue kind of has it all: Location, space, and on-site accommodations make it a great choice for a destination wedding venue. Not only do you get your ocean view, but you have the ability to house immediate family on the property as well. It’s also a great location for out-of-town guests who can stay in nearby Santa Monica, which gives a true vacation experience for travelers. The staff here gets great reviews, and many brides have said they will work within your budget. I definitely feel like this is a hidden gem in LA in terms of a wedding venue with an ocean view!

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Our Rating

9 Amenities/What’s Included

10 Convenient for Grandma

9 Layout

10 Location

8 Overall Charm

8 Venue Value

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