The holidays bring people together. Whether for an extended family meal, office party, gift exchange, or cocktail hour with friends, there are many chances to celebrate this time of year. Make your holiday party unforgettable with the beautiful setting, intimate venues, and tasty food and beverage options of Morro Bay.
Conveniently located on the Central Coast, Morro Bay is accessible for everyone on your guest list. The beach, bay, and estuary afford incredible scenery and spectacular wildlife viewing. A perfect backdrop to whatever kind of holiday party you are hosting. And as an added bonus Hearst Castle (decorated for the holidays), wine country, and numerous outdoor recreation rentals and tours are all at your fingertips. Incorporate these additional activities into your event or leave it up to each guest to explore further once the planned festivities are over.
Office parities and hosting a holiday meal at home may be the norm, but they certainly don’t have to be. Spice things up at this year’s get-together by holding it at a new spot. Morro Bay has an assortment of venues available to rent from private rooms to entire buildings…you can even take things outdoors! To reserve a date, or for more information, give these locations a call – they’re happy to help with bringing your vision to life.
Coalesce Garden Wedding Chapel
845 Main Street // (805) 772-2880
A Morro Bay landmark since 1973, Coalesce Bookstore is the local store to find rare books and their back garden and chapel is a unique spot to host your event. Great artistic design and welcoming plants provide an excellent backdrop to your intimate party.
Morro Bay Golf Course
201 State Park Road // (805) 772-1923
Located in Morro Bay State Park, the Morro Bay Golf Course offers excellent views of the fairways and water beyond. Their banquet room is great for groups and there’s also a eucalyptus grove on site that makes for a beautiful party backdrop.
Inn at Morro Bay
60 State Park Road // (805) 772-5651
Inn at Morro Bay is located in Morro Bay State Park surrounded by thousands of acres of woodlands with bay front views. This venue is home to eight unique rental spaces and offers catering and customizable packages to make your event memorable.
1338 Atascadero Rd // (805) 772-7674
The Lodge is a dedicated event space with plenty of parking just outside of town. Call for more information.
The Packing Shed
Highway 41 // (805) 471-9004
A beautiful ranch venue, The Packing Shed is the perfect pick for those seeking out a rustic and secluded event. Two large lawns, a gazebo, private parking, and the Shed built from reclaimed barn wood create a peaceful location for your celebration.
885 Embarcadero // (805) 225-1428
Morro Bay’s newest waterfront restaurant affords beautiful views, delicious food, and craft cocktails with a modern lounge décor. Be one of the first to host your party at this soon to be popular private event location!
900 Main Street // (805) 225-1312
If you’re looking for a more relaxed environment to promote the ultimate socializing, The Siren on Main Street offers just that. With games, an outdoor patio, full bar, and kitchen they have all the ingredients necessary for your guests to have a great time.
STAX Wine Bar & Bistro
1099 Embarcadero // (805) 772-5055
STAX has a warmth that is perfect for your get together. Leather couches, mahogany, local and international wines, delicious food, and not to mention red walls to get you in the festive spirit. Located on the waterfront with a harbor view, this location is sure to impress.
Window’s on the Water
699 Embarcadero // (805) 772-0677
Years of experience hosting hundreds of private parties, Window’s offers an excellent private dining experience with dazzling views overlooking the bay and Morro Rock. If you are looking for a location to support your vision with an event coordinator, sommelier, and executive chef to help you through the planning process this is the venue for you.
Morro Bay Community Center
1001 Kennedy Way // (805) 772-6278
The Community Center is a venue that is easily accessed with plenty of parking, a large lobby, and two complete kitchen facilities. The building has four rooms of various sizes available, so you are sure to find the right fit for your group.
Morro Bay Parks & Outdoor Spaces
If you are envisioning lots of activities at your event, consider hosting it outdoors. There are a variety of parks throughout town totally approximately 75 acres within the city. To learn more about the specific parks and their amenities visit the link below.
Morro Bay Vets Hall
209 Surf Street // (805) 772-6278
The Veterans Memorial Building is centrally located and offers a large hall with a stage and complete sound system. This location also features a patio barbecue area to ensure a delicious event.
Food & Drink
Many of the venue rentals are restaurants with chefs and staff onsite to prepare delicious local delicacies and beverages. These locations offer menus of hors d’oeuvres, buffets, or coursed meals to fit your occasion. If the perfect venue doesn’t have this available you can also find local businesses to cater in the food. And lastly, some locations such as the Morro Bay Community Center, Vet’s Hall, and Green Lotus Center have kitchen access available so that you can prepare your own spread for your guests.
Yes, you are hosting a holiday party, but don’t let the date tie you down. Consider a date that is further away from the holidays. You may have better luck getting everyone to RSVP ‘yes’ when they have less obligatory holiday commitments and you’re likely to find greater date and time availability at your dream venue as well.
Alternative Party Ideas
Creativity can become stale when you host a party every year. Taking advantage of the change in location to try some new ideas out. For example, include some time for guests to shop Morro Bay’s boutiques and makers – then include a gift exchange of these items or a gift-wrapping station as part of the party!