Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina Est. 1958

1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA, USA

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Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is where coastal accommodations, world-class hospitality, and culinary perfection meets natural beauty.
Newport Dunes may just be Orange County’s best-kept secret for hosting meetings and events. This 110-acre resort nestled in the heart of Newport Beach offers both indoor and outdoor event space for as intimate as five to as grand as 5,000 attendees.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boat / Yacht / Yacht Club
Camping / Glamping
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Views
Bay
Cityscape
Coastline
Courtyard
Garden
Style
Coastal
Contemporary
Eclectic
Garden Party
Tropical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Elopement
Vow Renewal
Anniversary
Engagement Party

Venue Setting

Newport Dunes may just be Orange County’s best-kept secret for hosting meetings and events. This 110-acre resort nestled in the heart of Newport Beach offers both indoor and outdoor event space for as intimate as five to as grand as 5,000 attendees. We offer:

  • - Variety of Waterfront and Scenic Venues
    - Banquet Services and Catering
    - Event Planning & Management
    - Meeting Packages
    - Personalized Entertainment Experience
    - Flexible Venues for both indoor and outdoor needs


Newport Dunes Events will take the stress away from planning and executing your event. All you need to do is imagine it and let us bring it to life. Whether it’s a corporate meeting, an intimate VIP party or an award show, our dedicated and passionate team of event specialists will work with you to design the most entertaining and immersive events that will surprise and delight your guests.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $48 to $1,000

Additional Charges

We offer a variety of packages that include service charges and catering. We offer meeting packages including a private meeting venue, continental breakfast, basic A/V, parking and breakfast snacks from $48 per person. We offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering menus which include sales & service charges.

We offer Bayview Garden and room packages for up to 120 people from $1500. The Beach Pavilion with up to 160 seating capacity from $1800. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
2500
Buffet
3000
Standing
5000
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1958
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
We have 27 quaint cottages available for rent and 372 RV and camping sites. The 540 room Hyatt Regency is next door for additional accommodations and there are a variety of hotels within a 2-mile radius. 
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is where coastal accommodations, world-class hospitality, and culinary perfection meets natural beauty. Our 110-acre resort nestled on the Back Bay with beautiful, wave-less, sandy beach wrapping the shoreline and tropical landscaping throughout. Uncover Newport Beach’s hidden gem, home to Southern California’s premier beachfront special events venue. It is the perfect location to enjoy California’s coastal climate and a treasure trove of recreational activities, including exotic dining, upscale shopping, and exploring the Back Bay recreation area and Newport harbor.  

Feel the warmth of the sun on your face and the cool ocean breeze through your hair, Newport Dunes is an amazing adventure and paradise. From the moment you arrive to the moment you depart, you’ll experience our coastal vibe and beauty. Located in the heart of Newport Beach for over 60 years, we offer both indoor and outdoor venues to host a large variety of events.

Take your dog on a stroll around the Back Bay, challenge your friends on our inflatable obstacle course, watch the sunset while indulging on delicious cuisines at the waterfront Back Bay Bistro, there are endless activities just waiting for your arrival. Perhaps upgrade your adventure and explore by kayak or standup paddle-boarding through the Upper Newport Bay Reserve, transporting you into a world of endless wonder.

Design:
The architecture is coastal Italian inspired with red tile roofs and a Tuscan flair. Lush, tropical landscaping can be found throughout the resort.  Visitors enjoy the beach views with the walking bridge over the bay and the marina at the far end of the resort. Our venues are designed to take full advantage of the bay views and beach.
Standout Venue Features:
Our resort offers lovely sandy beaches and a secluded bay to tie the knot or host a special event. From small intimate weddings to grand occasions, we can host your wedding and reception. We offer a variety of beachfront venues, including toes in the sand beach venues, pavilions at the beach, and waterfront grassy area with a Gazebo at the beach.

Whatever style you’ve dreamed of, we have the beautiful sandy beach waiting for your arrival. From casual to elegant, we have all the resources to stage a picture-perfect wedding or special event. 
Extra Perks:
White or mahogany folding chairs, 66-inch banquet rounds, 6ft, and 8ft banquet tables are included in the site fee. Our wedding packages also include your choice of white lattice or black wrought iron ceremony arch.
Awards & Notables Times OC - Orange County Reader's Choice 2018 award for Best Brunch.
Celebration Locations
Gazebo & Lawn:
This waterfront location is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions as well as corporate events. The gazebo on a beautiful grassy lawn, perfect for hosting outdoor events on the waterfront.
- View: This location is right on the water affording beautiful views of the beach, bay and marina.
- Max Capacity: 350 people (180 guests for Weddings)
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Bayside Pavilion:
This venue offers 14,000 square feet of flexible space allowing limitless opportunities for unique events. It is a huge white tent and the sides can be taken up in the beautiful weather.
- View: This venue is along the water, overlooking the beautiful bay and beach.
- Max Capacity: 1200 with ability to extend structure for larger events
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Bayview Room & Garden:
This beautiful, large room and vibrant garden allows an event flow from the indoors to outdoors.
- View: Bay view windows allow natural light in and the venue overlooks the beach and Back Bay.
- Max Capacity: 120 (60 for indoor seating)
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Pavilion A - An Outdoor Venue:
Pavilion A is a waterfront wooden pavilion structure with a cement patio located directly on the sandy beach. It is close to a playground so great for family-friendly events. It is convenient to parking and can be combined with adjacent pavilions for larger events.
- View: Sandy beach overlooking the beautiful bay with beach surrounding the bay and a scenic walking bridge and marina to the East.
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Pavilion B - An Outdoor Venue:
Pavilion B is a waterfront wooden pavilion structure with a cement patio located directly on the sandy beach. It is convenient to parking and can be combined with adjacent pavilions for larger events.
- View: This location is on the beach with a wooden pavilion and patio area. The view of the Back Bay and resort are stunning.
- Max Capacity: 100
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Pavilions C & D - Outdoor Venue:
Pavilions C& D includes two waterfront wooden pavilion structures with a cement patio located directly on the sandy beach. It is convenient to parking and can be combined with adjacent pavilions for larger events.
- View: This site overlooks the bay and beach and is closest to a scenic walking bridge and the marina.
- Max Capacity: 400
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Wind & Sea Room:
Indoor meeting space with views of the water and adjacent restrooms.
- View: Views of the sand and bay with a private terrace.
- Max Capacity: 30
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Back Bay Bistro:
The beautiful Back Bay Bistro is a restaurant that can be reserved for private events. It features an array of windows overlooking the picturesque Back Bay. It has a retractable roof and offers 2,193 sq. ft.
- View: Overlooks the scenic Back Bay and the nearby marina
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Harborside Room:
This light and airy room has large windows overlooking the bay. It offers a garden patio with outdoor seating as well. It is adjacent to the Back Bay Bistro. (Can be used as breakout room for the Back Bay Bistro.)
- View: Overlooks the Bay and the boat launch.
- Max Capacity: 60
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
West Beach Pavilion:
This pavilion is located on a long stretch of sandy beach in the Back Bay with waveless, calm water. It is the perfect venue for concerts, fundraisers and festivals. In the evening, enjoy views the nearby city scape.
- View: Scan the Back Bay at this waterfront sandy beach location.
- Max Capacity: 900
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Known for our Signature Weekend Brunch, the Back Bay Bistro is nestled on the water with a large patio and dining room with a retractable roof. The Bistro specializes in fresh, local American cuisine. Try our award-winning clam chowder or our tasty salads, sandwiches, and entrees. This Bistro can be rented out for private events. It’s Where the Scene Meets Cuisine. Named by Times OC - Orange County Reader's Choice 2018 award for Best Brunch.
Bars & Lounges:
The Back Bay Bistro offers a long bar overlooking the bay, wonderful for watching sunsets.  

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