Half Moon Bay Travel Guide


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Half Moon Bay Wedding Venues

A wedding location should reflect the unique beauty and love of your relationship.

Whether you're looking for an elegant wedding with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop or a traditional church ceremony, Half Moon Bay has a wedding location and the service providers that can fulfill all of your dreams.   

We have put together a list of some of the top wedding venues in Half Moon Bay. They range from simple to extravagant to whimsical, so please use our list as a starting point on your quest for the perfect wedding venue. 

To refine your search and focus exclusively on a specific travel destination, e.g., Santa Cruz (60 miles south) and Monterey (100 miles south). Half Moon Bay, please select the desired vacation location from our Destination Explorer and search away!

Coastside Lutheran Church

900 N. Cabrillo Hwy.,  Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-9293
Type – Ceremonies
View –   ?
Catering –  ?
Capacity –  ?

Community United Methodist Church

777 Miramontes St., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-4621
Type – Ceremonies
View –   ?
Catering –  ?
Capacity – The church can seat up to 100

Cypress Meadows

343 Cypress Ave., Moss Beach, CA   (650) 728-8045
Type – Ceremonies / Receptions
View – Patio / Garden
Catering – Provided
Capacity – Main Room can seat 80 to 90

Half Moon Bay Golf Links

2 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-4438
Type – Ceremonies / Receptions
View – Ocean / Sunset / Golf Course
Catering – Provided
Capacity – Main Room can seat up to 150 guests

Hastings House

347 Mirada Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-2513
The garden provides an intimate backdrop for your guests. The garden is available for ceremonies and receptions. You can create the wedding you wish. 

Type – Ceremonies / Receptions
View – Garden
Catering – Not provided
Capacity – Call


735 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-2729
Type – Banquet facility / Hall
View –   ?
Catering –  ?
Capacity –  ?

Mavericks Event Center

346 Princeton Ave., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 728-1572
Type – Ceremonies / Receptions
View – Harbor
Catering – Provided
Capacity – Facility can seat up to 120

Mill Rose Inn and Gardens

615 Mill St., Half Moon Bay, CA 9  (650) 726-8750
Type – Ceremonies / Receptions / Bed and Breakfast
View – Garden
Catering – Not provided
Capacity – Facility can seat up to 20 to 150

Miramar Beach Restaurant & Bar

131 Mirada Rd.,  Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-9053
Type – Ceremonies / Receptions / Restaurant
View – Ocean views
Catering – Provided
Capacity – 150

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

1 Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 712-7000
Type – Ceremonies / Receptions / Restaurant / Hotel
View –   Ocean / Gardens / Patio
Catering –  Provided
Capacity – Up to 350 guests

San Benito House

356 Main St., Half Moon Bay, CA   (650) 726-3425
Type – Ceremonies / Receptions / Restaurant / Bed & Breakfast
View –   Garden / Patio
Catering –  Provided
Capacity – Garden wedding up to 150. Indoor wedding up to 80 guests

What’s on Tap


Half Moon Bay Festivals & Events:

Coastside Summer Camp Fair at New Leaf Community Market

A perfect opportunity for families to learn about different local summer camp options for children of all ages. 

The HEAL Project Presents 7th Annual Spring Ahead

March 29th, 2017— This fabulous strolling supper created by the finest chefs on the San Mateo County Coast.

Discover the Secrets of Pescadero Marsh with guided walks

Highway 1, 1/4 mile north of Pescadero Road.  Pescadero Marsh docents lead nature walks in the marsh twice a month: First Sunday of the month at 10 a.m., and Third Sunday of the month at 1 p.m.

4th Annual Coastal Wildflower Day

A day-long festival celebrating the return of spring wildflowers and the start of California Native Plant Week.

Pacific Coast Dream MachinesApril 30, 2017 – 10am to 4pm

Rare and custom cars, motorcycles, military aircraft, and tractors at Pacific Coast Dream Machines in Half Moon Bay, California.

For more event information, click on our Festivals & Events page for Half Moon Bay.



Top Attractions:

Christmas Tree Farm Locations

Getting Your Family’s Christmas Tree Can Become a Cherished Family Memory and the Beginning of a New Family Tradition!

Winter is a Great Time to Visit the Coast!

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay and Mendocino—Early Fall is generally some of the best weather on the coast. Plan a visit with your family or an escape for a romantic weekend.

Whale WatchingWhale Watching December through May

Half Moon Bay 415 474-3385

Oceanic Society provides boat tours to view the gray whales as they swim north along the California coast on their way to summer feeding grounds.


For more information on local attractions, click on the Half Moon Bay Attractions or Recreational Activities.




The Region’s Fall Advisories:

Traffic Conditions. During the pumpkin season, traffic in to and out of Half Moon Bay can be extremely challenging—especially during the Art & Pumpkin Festival weekend. It’s a good idea to plan ahead and arrive early and leave late. Go to www.caltrans.com to learn more about road conditions.

Yes, it’s still water, water, water! California is undergoing an extreme drought. If you are planning a lake vacation be sure to check about water levels. That rafting trip, fishing, or skiing can be impacted.

EXTREME fire danger. The drought has created a very dangerous combination of dry vegetation and no moisture in the air to help contain any fire. Please use extreme caution during your trip.