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Book Your Holiday Parties in Manhattan Beach

Nov 21, 2021 10:10AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Photo via Belamar Hotel

It's time for holiday parties and special events, and there's no better place than Manhattan Beach to entertain your group. From small, intimate spaces, to large ballrooms, there's a place - and a menu - to suit just about any gathering. Here's a guide to get you started:

Belamar Hotel: The Belamar has a variety of rooms and configurations available, to seat anywhere from 6 to 120 people. Customizable packages include fully-wired A/V technology and complimentary valet parking for daytime guests. For more information, fill out an RFP form here.

BLVD: This one's a little different, but a fun idea: BLVD is offering private "Sip and Shop" parties for up to 15, where they will close the store for you and your group, provide food from Un Caffe Altamura, style you from head to toe, wrap up your gifts, and hand deliver them if needed. Contact BLVD by DM on Instagram at

Culture Brewing: Culture Brewing has a wide-open gallery-style space that is perfect for parties, plus a large outdoor patio. Fill out an event request form to inquire about availability.

Esperanza Cocina de la Playa: Esperanza will host holiday events ranging from intimate gatherings to a full venue buyout (in an international award-winning space). Contact [email protected] or call Kyla at 424-422-0057.

Love & Salt: Love & Salt hosts private events in its wine cellar, which seats up to 16 guests. The restaurant offers family-style service, along with an extensive wine list and craft cocktails. See the events menu and fill out an inquiry form to reserve.

Manhattan House: Manhattan House has private dining options including the main room (100 standing; 85 seated) or the chef's table and bar (30 standing, 18 seated). The team can arrange anything from an elegant cocktail party with passed food, to a formal sit down dinner, to a more casual buffet or family style event. Complete a Private Event Request form online or email [email protected]

Mercado: Mercado has a private dining room with set menus for parties of 20 or more (54 people max). For more information, call Liwelee at 310-545-0388 or 562-739-0634.

Shade Hotel: Shade offers holiday parties of all sizes. When booking your party, choose from one of the following amenities: Welcoming sparkling wine upon arrival, holiday cookie display, $150 [email protected] gift certificate, a gift certificate for a Sunday night stay, or $1,000 off the minimum spend amount for food and drink. Contact Hannah Dittrich, event sales manager, at 310-698-5556 or [email protected]

Slay Steak & Fish House: Slay is booking for the holidays now, whether you are planning an intimate lunch, dinner, or private company event. Holiday reservations and requests for private events are available online. Email [email protected] for any questions.

The Strand House: The Strand House and StrandBar, with unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, can host anything from a business dinner for 12, to a wedding reception for 150, and everything in between. Create a Request for Proposal for your inquiry or call the events department at 310-545-7470 x3.

Tacolicious: Tacolicious offers drop-off party packages (including DIY taco bars, or individually packaged taco combos), full-service or "Whole Shebang" catering where they do it all, or private dining. For more information, email [email protected]

Tin Roof Bistro: Tin Roof Bistro offers private events in its private cellar, on the courtyard patio, or on its front "porch." The private dining and large group menu is available here. Call 310-944-2158 or email [email protected]

Westdrift Hotel: Westdrift has a wide variety of event spaces, ranging from intimate (14 people) to grand (1000 people). Learn more about the possible spaces and request more information here.

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