Shade Hotel Est. 2005

Location: 1221 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, California

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We’re in awe of this classic modern beauty, and can’t wait to fill the courtyard with all of our beautiful friends and family.
Let your love be the center of attention as the Shade hotel sets the perfect stage for your special day. Full of classic lines, natural light, and subtle modern touches the Shade Hotel leaves no detail to chance for the most important day of your life.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bar / Club / Lounge
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Coastline
Courtyard
Ocean
Water Feature
Style
Coastal
Contemporary
Elegant
Modern
Zen
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach’s only luxury boutique hotel, located 15 minutes south of LAX and two blocks from the beach. It’s the perfect destination to enjoy a sunny beachside vacation, treat your hardworking staff to a functional business meeting, throw the wedding or event of your dreams, and experience the culinary epicenter of the South Bay. Condé Nast Traveler listed Shade as the #6 reason to visit LA, and Manhattan Beach as LA’s newest hip corner. With its ideal Southern California location, guests can enjoy scenic drives to The Staples Center and downtown LA Live, partake in movie magic back lot tours at Paramount Studios, and see the beautifully expansive Pacific Ocean by walking down to the Manhattan Beach Pier or The Strand. Stemming from owner and restaurateur Michael Zislis’ visionary take on personal service, allow our staff to ensure your experience is nothing less than stellar. With upscale dining, shopping, and sightseeing all within a close distance, Shade guarantees you an unforgettable stay.

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

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Additional Charges

Shade's required minimum spend is before state tax and a 22% service fee. Shade will require a separate room block contract of 8-12 sleeping rooms dependent upon day and location booked. Optional additional fees include: Additional hours over a 5 hour block can be booked for additional fees. Shade can assist with outsourcing specialty orders which do not apply towards shade's min spend.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
250
Buffet
250
Standing
350
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2005
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
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
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Accommodations
38 rooms, including 33 Deluxe Spa Rooms, 2 Spa Suites and 3 unique luxury suites
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Live Acoustic music every Thursday in the lounge with discounted delicious small plates. Every 3rd Thursday of the month we offer Wine Academy on our roof top Skydeck where you can mix and mingle with wine makers while you expand your viticulture knowledge. Finally, complimentary yoga is offered twice weekly, Saturdays and Mondays at 10am!

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Picture your event in a unique space that transcends the traditional concept of indoors and outdoors. Our signature space, the Courtyard, is the heart of the hotel. This extraordinary open air venue offers the flexibility to plan the event of your dreams. An abundance of natural light provides a lively yet gentle environment in which to celebrate. Extending from our restaurant and lounge, Zinc, our breezy, open-air Terrace is perfect for an intimate party. To insure your privacy, our luxuriously oversized curtains can be drawn, creating quiet and serenity. Finally, ascend the stairs and discover 365 days of sunlight at our open air rooftop Skydeck which provides guests with a place to soak in the sun, entertain friends, and to appreciate the ocean air and our very own breathtaking Manhattan Beach sunsets. For an unforgettable evening, host a private party. We will provide you and your guests a memorable experience under the stars.
Design:
Shade Hotel boasts a variety of indoor/outdoor spaces. Our beautiful open-air courtyard includes an incredible 2-story vertical garden for the perfect photo backdrop while our roof-top Skydeck is the perfect place to celebrate while you watch the sunset. Modern design incorporated with organic oceanic elements create the sense of casual luxury at Shade Hotel.
Standout Venue Features:
Take a cruise on The Strand with our complimentary beach bicycles, enjoy complimentary beach breakfast buffet 7-days a week and wireless internet throughout the hotel. We also have everything you need for a beach adventure, from chairs to umbrellas, and house-made cake pops and fiji water when you return after a long day. All of these amenities are included in the price of your room!
Extra Perks:
Shade Hotel will provide tables, chairs, ivory linen and all serving ware for your events.
Awards & Notables Condé Nast Traveler listed Shade as the #6 reason to visit LA Cool off at zinc@shade in Manhattan Beach’s Shade Hotel Washington Times 6/19/13 zinc@shade is the place to be all day, every day The Beach Reporter 4/11/13 Weddings & Events by Shade Hotel + A GIVEAWAY! Style Me Pretty California 1/24/13 Shade Hotel + A Discount! Style Me Pretty California 6/28/12 It’s Cooler in Shade | Manhattan Beach’s Only Luxury Boutique Hotel justluxe.com 4/12/12 Shade Hotel Review “ Where Your Manhattan Beach Adventure Begins lasplash.com 1/26/12 An Engagement Party Inspired by Chocolate greenweddingshoes.com 5/11/11 Real wedding: Rachel + Ryan bklynbrideonline.com 3/25/11 Special Metallic Series: “California Luxe” thebridesguide.marthastewartweddings.com 11/4/10 City Guide Boutique Hotels SheKnows.com 3/18/11 A romantic getaway to Manhattan Beach and Shade Hotel Business Review USA 2/1/11 Relax at the Shade LAX Magazine.com 1/25/11 Hidden Getaways 944 Magazine 1/13/11 Made in the Shade: Hospitality, South Bay Style South Bay Digs 12/17/10 Modern Beach Wedding by Marianne Wilson Style Me Pretty 10/7/10
Celebration Locations
The Courtyard:
Picture your event in a unique space that transcends the traditional concept of indoors and outdoors. Our signature space, the Courtyard, is the heart of the hotel. This extraordinary and unique environment offers the flexibility to accommodate any type of occasion, celebration or special event. Tables and seating arrangements can be configured in a number of different ways. An abundance of natural light provides a lively yet gentle environment in which to celebrate, impress, work and entertain, day or nigh
- View: The heart of the hotel. Vertical garden, surrounded by rooms
- Max Capacity: The Courtyard can hold a maximum of 120 for a sit down dinner or luncheon. 150 for cocktails or a wedding.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Zinc Lounge:
In the lounge you can enjoy our menu of unusual small plates, both sweet and savory. The food, the drink, the environment, the service. Zinc is an indulgence — a sensory experience. For the ultimate entertaining experience, reserve the entire Zinc Bar and lounge. Treat your guests to a night of delicious, tray passed hors d’oeuvre and tantalizing cocktails Your event will be the one to remember.
- View: The Courtyard to the north and the Zinc Terrace and Metlox Plaza to the south.
- Max Capacity: Zinc accommodates up to 150 people for cocktails and can open up to the Courtyard and Terrace to accommodate a maximum of 300 for cocktails or 160 for a sit down dinner.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Zinc Terrace:
Extending from the wine bar, this breezy, open-air space is perfect for an intimate party. To insure your privacy, our luxuriously oversized curtains can be drawn, creating an air of stillness and serenity. The terrace is the perfect venue for a casual lunch, baby shower, or even a black tie anniversary party.
- View: The Metlox Plaza
- Max Capacity: The Zinc Terrace can hold up to 47 people for cocktails or a more formal sit down event.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Skydeck:
Ascend the stairs and discover 365 days of sunlight at our open air poolside retreat. Our intimate rooftop deck provides guests with a place to soak in the sun, entertain friends, and to appreciate the ocean air and our very own breathtaking Manhattan Beach sunsets. For an unforgettable evening, host a private party. We will serve you and your guests a memorable meal under the stars.
- View: 360 degrees of Manhattan Beach skyline with breathtaking sunsets and partial ocean views.
- Max Capacity: The Sky Deck can hold up to 92 people for cocktails or 48 for a more formal sit down event.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Green Room:
Perched above the Courtyard, The Green Room is the perfect place for private events. This secluded space has multiple personalities, and can tastefully accommodate a wide variety of uses.
- View: The Courtyard
- Max Capacity: The Green room can accommodate 40 people for meetings classroom style or theater style. The Green room can accommodate 22 people for meetings boardroom style or in a U-shape setting. For entertaining we can seat up to 44 people for dinner and cocktails.
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
A true fusion of coastal living with LA nightlife. Zinc is cool, hip, comfortable and inviting. In the lounge or on the terrace, you can enjoy our menu of unusual small plates, both sweet and savory. Through a unique European wine preservation system, we offer a large selection of fine wines by the glass. The food, the drink, the environment, the service. Zinc is an indulgence – a sensory experience.
Bars & Lounges:
We turn the lights down low, mix a sultry martini, pour a glass of cab, and serve you a delicious selection from our small plates menu. Cool, hip, comfortable and inviting, relax in our neomodular designed Zinc Lounge. With perhaps the longest bar in the South Bay, we offer a large selection of fine international wines by the glass. The food, the drink, the environment, the service – Zinc is an indulgence, a sensory experience.
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