Inside Scoop on Planning a Wedding at Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA
Surf, Sun and Weddings! Montage Laguna Beach overlooks the bluff of the Pacific Ocean and the views of sunset are amazing. Montage Laguna Beach opened its doors in February of 2003 and has hosted destination weddings ever since. Jamie Puffer, Director of Catering at the Montage Laguna Beach takes pride in hosting just one wedding per day. An expert in the wedding business she can turn any dream into reality. She and her dedicated staff have turned dreams into reality for nearly 250 couples since the Montage flagship opened in 2003. It was an absolute pleasure to have Jamie answer questions on what it’s like having a wedding at Montage Laguna Beach.
GO: What is your unique role when it comes to a couple’s wedding day and how does your property distinguish a couple’s experience as opposed to getting married somewhere else?
JP: My team and I work with the couple from the day they book to the day of their wedding. Montage Laguna Beach offers the highest level of service with the most stunning setting that any engaged couple could dream of for their wedding day.
Our team of professionals work one-on-one with each couple during the entire process to ensure they are taken care of every step of the way. On wedding day, we are with you the whole day to ensure everything is perfect! Day of, we also have a dedicated Wedding Concierge to assist in catering to your every whim (ie: should you need a safety pin, or any last minute steaming, or even an In-n Out Burger or Starbucks Frappachino) from the moment you wake until you head back to your Honeymoon Suite.
GO: From start to finish, what can a couple expect if they choose to get married at your property?
JP: Couples can expect the best service, personalized details and amazing food at Montage Laguna Beach. Each couple will meet with one of our talented Catering Managers who will walk them through our wedding experience. We assist in securing vendors and ensure that each couples’ wedding vision is executed to a tee.
We give couples the freedom to customize every single aspect of their wedding so it truly is a one of a kind event. We are constantly praised for our exquisite food quality, impeccable service and warm and caring associates. Another special touch is that our couples are guaranteed to be the only wedding at the resort on their special day. We commit to hosting one wedding a day, so our entire resort is dedicated, and prepared to each specific couple.
GO: If you had to describe your property in three words, what would they be?
JP: Comfortable, Oceanfront, Unprecedented Service.
GO: What are the unique locations that a couple can host their ceremony and reception at in your venue?
JP: Our oceanfront lawns – Pacific and Ocean lawns, and Studio Restaurant. (our signature, fine dining restaurant)
GO: Do you have areas where a couple can elect to take their wedding pictures at your property?
JP: Yes, as we only ever allow one wedding per day, the couple has exclusive access to our entire resort on their wedding day. They can take their wedding photos on the beach with the waves crashing behind them, up on our coastal bluff with the 180 degrees of ocean, or by any of our stunning art pieces throughout the resort.
GO: Do you have customizable packages? Tell me a little bit about them?
JP: Everything at Montage is customized. We want to ensure that each couples’ vision comes to life and is everything that had hoped for and more.
GO: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menus/culinary team?
JP: Our Executive Chef Rob Wilson is truly amazing. He delights in sitting with each one of our couples to customize a menu that is perfect for them! We love to incorporate each couple’s favorite food and their particular style into the menu to make it personal for their wedding day.
GO: What is the first thing a couple should do if they are interested in getting married at your property?
JP: Contact me, Jaime Puffer, Director of Catering, so we may set up an appointment to show them our stunning grounds and create their custom experience.