Ole Hanson Beach Club

Ole Hanson Beach Club
105 W Avenida Pico
San Clemente, CA 92672
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Average Base Cost: $22,000

Average base cost for an Ole Hanson Beach Club wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday reception in Peak Season including food/beverage catering costs of $100/pp. Transportation to venue, entertainment, additional furniture rentals, decorations, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

How it Breaks Down

Facility Fee:

Peak Season (April-December):

  • Monday-Thursday: $3,000
  • Friday & Sunday: $5,000
  • Saturday: $6,000 (with a $10,000 catering minimum)

Off-Season (January- March):

  • Monday-Thursday: $2,000
  • Friday & Sunday: $4,000
  • Saturday: $5,000
Photo by Amanda Patrice
Photo by Amanda Patrice

What’s Included: 

  • (200) Fruitwood Chairs with Choice of Pad Color
  • (20) 60’’ Round Tables (seat 8-10 guests each)
  • (1) 60’’ ½ Round Sweetheart Table
  • (4) 30’’ Round Tables – High
  • (1) 48’’ Round Table – Low
  • (5) 6’ x 30’’ Rectangular Tables
  • (5) 8’ x 30’’ Rectangular Tables

Vendors: 24 Carrots is the exclusive caterer for the venue, but they welcome all other outside vendors.

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More Stats

Space Type: Inside/Outside. The space includes 2 outdoor decks and 1 interior main room.

Size: The space can accommodate 150 seated guests, 175 cocktail-style.

Bridal Suite: Yes.

Parking: Both metered and residential parking are available around the perimeter of the property.

Photo by Amanda Patrice
Photo by Amanda Patrice

Food Service Type: Your choice.

How Will Grandma Get There? San Clemente doesn’t have a lot of hotels to choose from, but there are options such as the Hampton Inn and Seahorse Resort nearby.

Party On! Events can go until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10 p.m Sunday-Thursdays.

Photo by Broccardo photography
Photo by Broccardo photography

The Report

The Ole Hanson Beach Club was built in 1928 and was named after….you guessed it, Ole Hanson, a politician who founded the city of San Clemente. The Ole Hanson Beach Club has two ocean-view patios, Olympic-sized swimming pool, manicured lawn, and event room. A typical wedding setup includes a ceremony on the Grand Lawn, cocktail hour on the East Deck, dinner on the West Deck and dancing in the Main Room.


Woman Getting Married Says

This venue was closed for renovations and was recently re-opened by the caterer 24 Carrots. And while it’s not BYOB anymore, we dried our tears pretty quickly when we found out it was 24 Carrots, who also added a bunch of furniture rentals to the list of items included in the facility fee which weren’t there before. They are one of our faves and are definitely great for working within your budget.

I still say if you’re looking for a budget beachfront wedding venue in Orange County with both inside/outside options, the Ole Hanson Beach Club should definitely be on your list. It’s rare to find a beachfront wedding venue that ALSO has a rain option, which is why we love this space. I think you would definitely want to do some fun DIY decorations to give the space a bit of personality, or splurge on an event designer or amazing florist who can take it to the next level. I would also not skimp on the photographer, who can make the venue look even more amazing than it is with the right shots/lighting.

Be sure to check out the Casa Romantica wedding venue for another San Clemente option.

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Amenities/What’s Included 9
Convenient for Grandma 8
Layout 9
Location 8
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8

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  1. says: Dougie

    I’m surprised to see you gave this such a high rating. My fiancee and I checked it out recently and were not impressed with the view of the parking lot (in front of the ocean) and the skaters that rolled by the grass area where ceremonies are hosted. Feels like a rec center more than a wedding venue.

    Casa Romantica, also in San Clemente, is much nicer!