There are several reasons why one of my favorite wedding venues on Monterey Bay is the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz.
Reason No. 1 is that really laid-back and playful couples seem to get married here. Matt and Erica definitely fit that description! I wasn’t at all surprised to learn that these two have been together since high school. They are such an easygoing and fun couple to be around. It’s so cool to grow up with your spouse when you have that kind of relationship!
Another thing I like about Cocoanut Grove is that there are so many fun places to take couples during the portrait walk—which is perfectly fitting for a historic amusement park! Here the newlyweds sit in a pedicab across the street from a rustic hotel. Check out this past wedding for more portrait spots.
I also like the personalized marquee at the Cocoanut Grove. All couples get to see their names on display on this lovely bright sign with the elegant lettering. It just adds to the special excitement of having a wedding at such a beloved historical venue.
If you are thinking of getting married at Cocoanut Grove, give me a call at 831-325-4183! I have photographed many weddings and portraits at the Boardwalk and have many more samples to share.
Click here to see a slideshow from this wedding.