The Resort At Pelican Hill Introduces Casually Chic Italianate Weddings At Signature Restaurant Andrea

Expanding its celebrated portfolio of ocean-view wedding settings, The Resort at Pelican Hill® adds signature restaurant Andrea as a venue for sophisticated couples seeking a casually chic ambiance, the very finest in service, and acclaimed Northern Italian cuisine and wines. Led by Chef Luca Cesarini, Andrea masterfully recreates storied culinary traditions in classic dishes bursting with the true flavors of Italy.

“Wedding guests are treated to Andrea specialties, including fresh hand-made pastas from our temperature-controlled Cucina della Pasta, and artisan-style gelato from our Laboratorio del Gelato,” said Pelican Hill Director of Special Events Douglas Hoagland. “Whether it’s an intimate celebration, vow renewal or less traditional wedding, Andrea is the perfect setting to create a memorable day – and an unforgettable dining experience – for the happy couple, their friends and family.”

For a Sunday Brunch or afternoon soirée for 80 guests or less, Andrea weddings feature customized menus, table settings, décor, and entertainment to reflect the style and taste of the couple. Celebrations may be designed throughout a variety of spaces within Andrea, including an ocean-view veranda, elegant main dining room, private dining room and the Andrea Bar.

Additional information is available online at or by phone at 800-820-6800 or 949-467-6800.

About Pelican Hill®
Set on 504 acres by the Pacific Ocean in Newport Beach, Pelican Hill features: 128 two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with magnificent coastal views and an unparalleled array of appointments, immersing guests in the absolute finest of everything; 204 luxuriously appointed bungalow guest rooms and suites with private terraces; a rejuvenating Five-Star spa with a menu of the world’s most celebrated therapies; world-class restaurants, including Andrea serving authentic Northern Italian cuisine; an iconic “Coliseum Pool,” one of the largest circular pools anywhere with tiered decks and luxurious cabanas; and Pelican Hill Golf Club with 36 dramatic holes by Tom Fazio, nearly all with ocean panoramas. A Five-Diamond destination, Pelican Hill has earned acclaim as the 2012 Grand Resort selected by Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, as Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 U.S. Resort and Top-Rated Golf Resort Worldwide (2012 Readers’ Choice Awards), in Travel + Leisure’s “Top 100” World’s Best Hotels (2011 Readers’ Poll), and with two courses ranked among Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses (2011).

The Irvine Company Resort Properties owns and manages the finest resort and leisure destinations in Newport Coast and the City of Irvine. In addition to Pelican Hill, the portfolio includes the Island Hotel Newport Beach, the city’s landmark property and only AAA Five Diamond hotel; Hyatt Regency Irvine, the city’s only Four Diamond hotel; Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, featuring a challenging, Tom Fazio-designed public golf course; and several of the finest marinas in Newport Harbor and Northern California.

About the Irvine Company
The Irvine Company is an internationally renowned real estate development company known for its award-winning master-planned communities, its vast portfolio of high-quality investment properties and its leadership in conservation and natural resource management. The growing real estate portfolio encompasses office, apartment, retail and resort holdings located throughout California’s premier markets, including assets in San Diego, Orange and Los Angeles Counties, and holdings in Northern California. As a steward of some of America’s most beautiful and scientifically important open space and parklands, the company has donated more than half of the historic 93,000-acre Irvine Ranch in Orange County — 50,000 acres — to permanently preserve these lands. The U.S. Department of Interior and the State of California have designated these parklands as “Natural Landmarks,” one of the most prestigious land preservation designations. The privately held, diversified company traces its roots to the 1860s with the formation of The Irvine Ranch® from Mexican and Spanish land grants.