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The Dream Inn Santa Cruz is an iconic beachfront hotel perfect for your socially-distanced rehearsal dinner, wedding day and post-wedding brunch. Our venue is where modern meets coastal chic, with well ventilated and air purified spaces that boast panoramic views of Santa Cruz’s adored Boardwalk, 100-year-old Wharf, picturesque West Cliff Drive and Monterey Bay. Treat your guests to open-air ocean views while enjoying local and sustainable chef-inspired cuisine served by our well-trained, professional catering team.

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Dream Inn is available for several different ceremony options either on or offsite. Host your outdoor ceremony just minutes away at a historic cathedral, an enchanting redwood grove, or open-air expansive field. Our onsite offerings include Cowell Beach or our ballroom space with stunning ocean views. Make your wedding day unique with unlimited ceremony options and layouts available!

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Spanning a combined 3,500 square feet, the Dream Ballroom offers floor to ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Santa Cruz Wharf, West Cliff Drive and Monterey Bay. Our ballroom can hold up to 200 guests (75 in a social-distanced setting) and allows amplified music until 11pm. Work with experienced coordinators to plan the perfect day. Treat your guests to ocean views while enjoying local and sustainable chef-inspired cuisine served by our dedicated catering team. Set up a site tour to learn more information.

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Catering Services

The Dream Inn provides a full catering services staff as well as bar-tending services. We offer plated, service buffet or family style menus and have several vegan and vegetarian options available, as well as the ability to accommodate any other dietary restrictions. It’s not just about using fresh, organic products from local farms. It’s about supporting your local farmers and sourcing the best quality food you can find right here in the Monterey Bay. Our Executive Chef Gus Trejo not only works with over 20 farms, but also sources his eggs, chicken, duck, seafood and salt right HERE. We are proud members of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, and providing the best, freshest ingredients you can find “locally” that i.

My Beach Dream Wedding Come True

We had our wedding ceremony down on Cowell’s beach and the reception in the ballroom at the Dream Inn. Katie & Chelsea did an awesome job coordinating everything. Totally my beach dream wedding come true. Everything was phenomenal! The food was amazing, the views from the ballroom were spectacular, the staff was very friendly, courteous, and completely accommodating. Our guests said that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended.

Tiffany S. 



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175 W Cliff Dr,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 740-8069