Recently we featured three wedding venues in Long Beach; The Reef by the Water, the Queen Mary, and the Hotel Maya, we briefly described them from a wedding photography perspective. Because of the uniqueness of each, we have decided to expound on that article by writing a three part article with each part focusing on each venue.
The Reef by the Water is a beautiful restaurant with a variety of rooms available for ANY occasion. As its name implies, the restaurant is across a tiny street from the Long Beach Harbor and flanked by the iconic Queen Mary on one side and the chic Hotel Maya on the other. The Reef has a great relationship with both of those venues which can host their guests overnight since the Reef does not have sleeping rooms.
Caught in the Moment Photography has had the privilege to photograph many different events at The Reef. And in saying that there are a variety of rooms available for any occasion, we mean ANY occasion. There are rooms that will accommodate an intimate gathering of a handful of people, to rooms that will host five hundred people. Of all of the rooms available there may be only one that does not have a commanding view of the beautiful Long Beach skyline, and even that room has a patio available that does have the view.
In addition to the many stunning spots from which to capture the view, we have “secret” places that produce intimate portraits all while putting the subjects in the pictures front and center and letting the background become just that and not detract from them.
The parking lot is expansive and, as of the writing of this article, when there are multiple events taking place at the same time, The Reef offers hosted valet parking.