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Venues in Santa Monica, CA,
(310) 620-9906

About Us

Santa Monica Proper introduces a looser kind of luxury to Santa Monica. Here, within walking distance to the beach, each of the 271 rooms, suites and spaces embraces the city’s abundant ocean breezes and natural light, while the interior design finds inspiration in the organic tones and textures of the local coastline. Santa Monica Proper beckons guests with the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside, complete with restaurant, bar, and cabanas, where guests are front-row for sunsets over the Pacific. With an emphasis on Eastern inspired wellness, the hotel’s Surya Spa (to open 2021), offers custom-designed Ayurvedic programs supporting physical, mental and spiritual health. Anything less just wouldn't be Proper.

Santa Monica Proper Hotel is a luxury-lifestyle wedding venue located in the heart of Santa Monica. This hotel has a distinct focus on iconic design, holistic wellness, truly local food and beverage, and authentic community engagement.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue features 16,000 square feet of dynamic indoor and outdoor space, purposely built with fiber optic technology and advanced AV functions. This simultaneously captures the feel of Santa Monica’s abundant sunlight and ocean breezes, providing a dreamlike backdrop for your event. Signature stylistic details include organic tones and textures juxtaposed against raw materials to create a calm sea-inspired palate, complementary to the ongoing wave motif throughout the property. Spaces are built without columns and sight impediments, maximizing the 16-foot ceilings and neutral colors, thereby allowing you to actualize your vision in conjunction with your design team.

Services Offered

Santa Monica Proper comes equipped with a multitude of amenities that are concurrently local as well as globally renowned. Specifically, due to the Proper's wellness focus, guests need not leave the property for pre-wedding activities such as facials, massages, yoga, or even ayurvedic treatments.


Santa Monica Proper beckons guests to indulge with three restaurant-bar destinations. The property’s landmark restaurant, Onda, offers friends and family a chance to relish culinary creations designed by award-winning chefs, Jessica Koslow and Gabriela Camara, whether at a welcome dinner, private reception, or post-wedding brunch. Calabra, the pool, lounge, and bar space offers guests a chance to enjoy Mediterranean-inspired cuisine while perched atop the roof, surrounded by 360-degree views of Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Additionally, the Lobby Lounge, Palma, serves beautiful small bites and the full Onda menu. All of the food and beverages are overseen by the renowned Chef Kaleo Adams and are available to be served at your special event.


Each and every level of accommodation is exquisitely designed, providing a detailed and residential home-away-from-home feel for your guests to abide in while they celebrate. The attention to detail translates through every aspect, delivering exceptional rooms and suites, perfect for pre- and post-nuptials. Details include custom Kelly Wearstler x Parachute bathrobes, Italian bed linens, Aesop amenities, and Vifa Blue Tooth speakers.


The hotel is purposefully positioned in heart of the city. This grants each and every guest access to everything within Santa Monica, while also providing solace from the chaos of the touristy areas. Hosting your event at Santa Monica Proper allows your day to feel truly exceptional and distinct.

Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$ 5,000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$ 5,000.00

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$ 5,000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$ 5,000.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting, Dessert, Server(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue

Ballroom, Hotel, Resort, Restaurant, Rooftop

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June, July, August

What months are included in your off-peak season?


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