Friday, June 12, 2009

Terranea Resort is finally OPEN!

Terranea Resort is an $480-million hotel and spa just completed on the former site of Marineland of the Pacific in Rancho Palos Verdes. The resort finally opened this month after years of construction and the view is absolutely breathtaking! I actually didn't know about this place until Gloria & Matt contacted me couple months ago to coordinate their wedding in July. Their wedding will be one of the first weddings since the opening.

"Rancho Palos Verdes will again play host to people from far and near at Terranea which is comprised of a 360-room hotel, 20 bungalows, 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean-view villas. The resort’s amenities include The Links at Terranea, one of the world’s most dramatic 9-hole golf courses; The Spa at Terranea with 25 treatment rooms; three ocean-view pools; a secluded beach cove and a collection of eight distinctive restaurants, bars and lounges. A children’s center offers interactive nature programs. Making Terranea even more attractive to visitors are several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect to miles of off-property coastal trails.

Terranea expects to welcome many social and business gatherings in its 135,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This includes 60,000 square feet of indoor facilities with a stylish ballroom and 75,000 square feet of outdoor meeting space and gathering lawns, all designed to showcase the Pacific Ocean locale. "

Source: Lowe Enterprises

Watch out La Venta Inn & Trump National Golf Course, Terranea Resort is your new competition!

Here are some of the shots I took when I visited there to do a site walk through with Gloria & Matt.

They will be tying the knot in front of this beautiful back drop of the ocean. No decoration is needed on the ceremony lawn, just a simple chiffon fabric on the trellis is perfect!

It was one gorgeous day! Just spending an afteroon there was so relaxing!

This is where the cocktail hour will take place

Here are some engagement shots Gloria & Matt took with Studio Q
Aren't they soooo adorable??? :)