About the club
Standing at the edge of the ocean between Zuma State Beach and Broad Beach, the Malibu West Beach Club occupies one of the most desirable chunks of real estate in Southern California. Glorious white sand stretches to the breaking surf, and from the facility’s deck, there’s a 180-degree panorama of the vast Pacific and miles of Malibu coastline. When it’s clear, you can see Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, and almost daily you’ll spot dolphins leaping out of the water as they swim by.
This private club built in 1962 is an unassuming two-story structure partially screened from the street behind evergreen trees; you’d never know it was there if you did not go looking for it. The event space, which is on the top floor, is a beautiful large room with a high, vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling glass walls facing the ocean and an adjacent deck. There is also a private room off to the side of the entry for use as a bride’s room, kid’s room or whatever your event might require. Our walls are covered with Georgette Chiffon and little white sparkle lights. The rafters are also adorned in Georgette Chiffon with little white sparkle lights. There are 3 crystal chandeliers. All you really need is to add your table decor.
Ceremonies take place on the partially covered deck over looking the coast. Guests are seated facing the ocean on the tiled 50-foot-wide deck, while bride and groom can tie the knot under a rented flower-covered arch, canopy or chuppah. Afterwards, the newlyweds and attendants are invited to go down to the beach for wedding photos. All the elements are there for fabulous pictures: sun, sand, ocean—there’s even a Baywatch-style lifeguard tower on which everyone can pose for a group shot.
Dinner and dancing are indoor activities, while sipping champagne, sampling hors d’oeuvres and lingering over a setting sun all take place on the deck. From your oceanfront perch, you’ll feel the cool breezes and taste the tang of sea salt in the air. At night, you can look up and see millions of stars being born.
Given its beachfront location, genial ambiance and affordable prices, the Club is understandably in demand. Click here to see a selection of weddings at the club on Facebook.Recommended Vendors
Off-site meetings at the Malibu West Beach Club not only get your people away from the office, they also allow your team to learn new skills, to think about the future without distraction, and bond together to solve critical problems.
The Beach Club provides an expansive environment that encourages creative resolutions to complex issues. The shared use of our private beach is available for a limited number of corporate events. Please contact us for details.
Consider our Club House when you plan your next get-together for:
- Off-site business meetings
- New and current product trainings
- Team building exercises
- Recognition of special contributions and accomplishments
- "Wrap parties"
- Product planning events
- Annual budget forecasting events
- New product announcements
Our Private Beach Club, with our location directly on the beach has provided a terrific site for the filming of a popular television series. Oceanfront and beachfront scenes from numerous commercials and "paint works" have been produced at our facility. Please talk to us about using our location to fulfill the needs of your next media venture.
“Thank you Malibu West for the most beautiful wedding that I could ever have imagined. Every aspect of this venue helped to create my dream wedding. The airy open feel, beautiful draping lights and chandeliers, and breathtaking deck overlooking the water were just a few of the details we fell in love with. Jacqui was so helpful from our initial meeting up until the day of our wedding." Christina N.
”I had my wedding at MWBC on a Thursday on August 20, 2015 and it was the most perfect day ever! I booked my venue from overseas and didn't see it until 3 months before the wedding. I was absolutely overjoyed when I saw it - it was perfect." Alex J.
“We loved having our wedding at Malibu West Beach Club! The venue provides such beautiful views of the pacific, and the venue itself is so beautiful. It comes ready with chandeliers, drapes and lighting all around and all we really did was bring a little bit of pops of color. Jacqui was great to work with and very responsive to our emails. I'm so glad we found this gem! " Ani L.
”I had my wedding here at Malibu West. Jacqui was amazing. I can't say enough good things about this place from the time I had my walk-thru til we exited to our honeymoon at the end of the night. I have so many wonderful memories to think about.." Gina B.
“Our wedding has come and gone and everything went off without a hitch! People are still raving about the venue and the gorgeous views. We saw dolphins on the day of our wedding thanks to the beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the ocean! Our site rep on the day of was super helpful. We are super grateful to Jacqui and her continuous pursuit of improving the venue and making it easier and more affordable for her couples. We would get married here again and again if we could! " Ami T.
We had our wedding reception for ~130 guests in late August and we're still buzzing from the excitement of how perfectly Malibu West Beach Club fit the bill for our special day. Jacqui and her team bent over backwards to make sure our needs were met and exceeded! " Heather L.
"I loved working with the team at Malibu West Beach Club. My husband and I were told by so many of our guests how beautiful and inviting our venue was for our wedding! Jacqui was very responsive and so helpful in helping to plan and gave us a great list of preferred vendors to work with for our wedding. I would recommend Malibu West Beach Club to anyone for their upcoming event! Great job!!!" Jill D.
Rates Please see Malibu West Special Events Rental Fees What if it rains? Our weather is beautiful and we have outdoor weddings year-round in Malibu. However, in the event of rain, we have a "rain plan" that moves the ceremony inside as well as cocktail hour while still having a full view of the ocean. What are the rules regarding music? Amplified music must be kept inside the clubhouse. Because of the sound ordinances in Malibu, amplified music will be monitored and if necessary turned down to a reasonable level at 10:00 PM. Music must be turned off, and parties must end by midnight. Acoustic ceremony music and soft background music for your ceremony and cocktail hour are allowed on the clubhouse deck up until about dusk. How early can a party start? How late can a party go? Parties can start as early as 9:00AM and must end no later than 1:00AM. On weekends in summer months, parties must start at 5:00PM or later. Where do guests park? At Malibu West, we give you 7 parking spaces for you and your family in our gated lot. Your guests will need to either hire valet service (Our valet is found on our preferred vendor list), park off-site (the on-street parking is across the street with a lighted crosswalk) or we have a couple local hotels that offer shuttle service when you book and block enough rooms for your guests. What is your policy with alcohol? At Malibu West, you may bring in your own alcohol, provided the person who serves it is a licensed and bonded bartender. You cannot sell it (no cash bar), and cannot serve to minors or overly intoxicated people. Can you suggest vendors? Can I bring my own? We provide a list of vendors who have provided excellent service and great pricing and have demonstrated their ability to produce excellent events. For your catering needs, choose from one of our many preferred vendors. You are welcome to select your other vendors from our Preferred Vendor List or pick your own. What is included in the rental fee? The rental fee covers a 12 - hour rental period with exclusive use of the upstairs level of our beachfront clubhouse, banquet room, deck, kitchen, private bride’s parlor, tables and chairs and required cleaning. We also have a site rep that will be on duty for the full time of your event. She or he is here as an employee of Malibu West Beach Club, but can allow vendors access during your 12 hour rental if you not here and address any issues that may arise.
How to get there
We are located just past the very west end of Zuma Beach, which is the largest public beach in Malibu.
As you past Zuma Beach you will come to Trancas Canyon/Broad Beach Rd. Trancas Canyon is the land side of the street and Broad Beach Rd. is the ocean side of the street.
There will be a large driftwood colored shopping center along the land side of the street.
Plan on making a left at Broad Beach Rd.
When you get into your left hand turn lane, look over your left shoulder to see our light grey colored building with multiple arched roof line and blue trim.
Cross completely over Pacific Coast Highway and make an immediate left into our driveway.
Park in one of the two parking spaces outside the gate.
Come through the walk through gate and I will be waiting for you inside.
Some iconic things to look for when driving SE on Pacific Coast Highway to the beach club.
After a long drive of mostly just open views and some homes you will come to the corner of Trancas Canyon/Broad Beach Rd. There will be a Chevron gas station to your left and a shopping center across the street on your left. Get into the right turn lane and proceed through the intersection and make an immediate left into our driveway. Park in one of the two parking spaces outside the gate. Come through the walk through gate and I will be waiting for you inside.