Places to Get Married in Pismo Beach, California

by Ted Marten, Demand Media

    Getting married in a church is one option for those who want a traditional, religious ceremony, but couples in Pismo Beach, California, have opportunities to tie the knot in style in all sorts of ways. Pismo Beach sits in the central part of the state along the coast, and beachfront locations offer you a chance to exchange vows overlooking the ocean waves.

    Church

    Numerous churches in the Pismo Beach area are available for weddings. Choose a church based on its denomination or your religious background. Some of the churches in the Pismo Beach area include Community Presbyterian Church (nipomopresbyterian.org), St. Paul the Apostle (stpaulspismobeach.com) and New Life Community Church (newlifepismo.com). Services provided by the churches typically include a minister, wedding coordinator, reception venue and entertainment options.

    Resorts

    The Cliffs Resort (cliffsresort.com) has a wedding package that includes an oceanfront ceremony site, an on-site wedding coordinator, entertainment system, complimentary valet service and a two-night stay in an oceanfront king suite. The Sea Venture Resort (seaventure.com) offers a wedding ceremony directly on the beach along with an on-site wedding coordinator, disc jockey and non-denominational officiant. Up to 50 guests can stay overnight at the resort and enjoy the amenities the location has to offer. The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa (thedolphinbay.com) features a wedding ceremony overlooking the Pacific Ocean; design your special day, such as by customizing your wedding cake. Take advantage of the resort's spa and massage services to relax before walking down the aisle.

    Cruises

    Look into getting married on a cruise ship. On the Scarlett Belle (scarlettbelle.com), get married and hold a reception while sailing through the ocean. Weddings and receptions are four hours and include a ceremony, buffet, wedding entertainment and cake. A videographer also is available to capture moments and create a keepsake of the event.

    Golf Courses

    The Pismo Beach Golf Course (pismogolf.com) can accommodate 225 people; guests can party after the wedding in a 4,000-square-foot tent. The location also offers a full service bar, private bartenders and heaters for chilly nights. The Cypress Ridge Golf Club (cypressridge.com) is about four miles from Pismo Beach and features the Cypress Ridge Pavilion, which is available for weddings. The Pavilion overlooks a lake; you can get married at the cathedral on the property. An extensive menu is available that include appetizers, entrees and desserts. The Avila Beach Golf Resort (avilabeachresort.com) sits about seven miles from Pismo Beach and offers views of the Pacific Ocean and mountains. The resort can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for a wedding and includes a tent structure and banquet facility for the reception.

    About the Author

    Ted Marten lives in New York City and began writing professionally in 2007, with articles appearing on various websites. Marten has a bachelor's degree in English and has also received a certificate in filmmaking from the Digital Film Academy.

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