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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is the maximum occupancy? Ceremony Capacity: 100 guests; Event/Reception Capacity: 120 seated / 250 guest’s small plate w/ stations.

  • Is a deposit required to reserve my selected date? The Venue fee is required to hold your date; 50% of your food and beverage estimate is due upon signing with the balance due 90 days before your event.

  • How much does an event cost? Reception packages range from $32-$89/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.

 

  • Are there any blackout dates or times? Availability: Year-round. Ceremonies take place on our al fresco patios. Receptions take place from 10am – 12am and can be held in any 5-hour time block.

  • What services & amenities do you provide?

    • Catering: Provided

    • Tables & Chairs:  Provided (Black Chiavari chairs)

    • Linens, Silver Etc: Provided; $200 cleaning fee applies

    • Restrooms: Wheelchair accessible

    • Dance Floor: Wood Floor Ballroom

    • Bride & Groom Dressing Area: Marina Inn

    • Meeting Equipment: Podium w/ microphone, Wireless System w/ 4 flat screen monitors

    • Event Coordination: Available

    • Venue Decoration Director: Provided

    • Telephone: House phone

    • Outdoor Lighting: Provided

    • Outdoor Cooking: BBQ available

    • View: 360 degree water views, 180 degree Pacific Ocean Views, Surrounding Harbor, San Juan Cliffs, Majestic Dana Point, Santa Catalina Mountains & San Clemente Coastline

    • Wheelchair Access: Provided (Elevator access available on request)

    • Insurance:  Liability required

    • Other: No birdseed, rice or confetti, open flames restricted

    • Sailboat arrival for Grand Entrance available

    • Regattas and paddle-boards available for guests for a fee

 

        Restrictions:

  •         Alcohol: Provided, or $20.00 Corkage Fee applies to wine only

  •         Smoking: In designated outdoor area w/ liability insurance

  •         Music: Amplified OK, with volume limits

 

Important Details:

  • Initial Deposit: To reserve and secure event space for your event an initial deposit of the room rental fee will be required and a contract must be signed. Until the amount of the room rental is received, any booking is regarded as tentative and may be canceled by Breakwater Events in lieu of a confirmed event.

  • Payments: In addition to the venue fee in its entirety, a 50% deposit of the estimated food and beverage is required. 90 days before the event, the estimated balance will be due.

 

  • Final Guarantee: A final guest count of the persons attending the event is due 2 weeks prior to your event. This number is considered a guarantee and not subject to reduction but may be increased up until 3 days prior to your event. If the guarantee is not given to Cynthia Sieloff two weeks in advance, then the last estimated number will be considered the guarantee.

  • Refunds:  If the client cancels the event in writing 120 days or more prior to the scheduled date, 50% of the event deposit will be refunded. If the event is canceled less than 120 days from the scheduled date then no portion of the event deposit will be refunded.

  • Right to Terminate: Breakwater Events reserves the right to terminate an agreement for the following reasons:  failure to pay fees or security deposits and fees in a timeline manner, failure to provide insurance certificates requested for outside vendors, or the actual Event is not consistent with event description.

  • Catering: Catering is provided by Breakwater events only unless other arrangements are made in writing and approved by Breakwater Events. BEC requires a buyout minimum of $2,500 for outside caterers.

  • Alcoholic Beverages: Only Breakwater Events staff is permitted to serve alcohol on the property. Breakwater Events, in accordance with law, forbids the service of alcohol to minors.  Any violation of applicable liquor laws, not the result of Breakwater Event action, will result in immediate termination of the event and no fees or deposits will be refunded to the client. We reserve the right to refuse alcohol service if a person cannot provide proper identification. No outside alcohol is allowed. No open alcohol containers may be taken off the event facilities.

  • Smoking: Breakwater Events is a non-smoking and drug free facility. Smoking may be allowed in designated areas as identified by Breakwater Events providing liability insurance has been issued naming Breakwater Events as additionally insured.

  • Parking and Valet:  All parking is complimentary. Breakwater Events is not responsible for any damages to vehicles in the parking area.  For all events involving 75 guests or more, valet service is required. Streamline Valet (949 235-2650) is the preferred Valet Company and the only Valet Company approved by Breakwater Events.

  • Accommodations:  Guestrooms: Marina Inn, Double Tree Hilton, Blue Lantern Inn, Marriott Laguna Cliffs in the Harbor.